A Class Against Itself

Power and the Nationalisation of the British Steel Industry

Author: Doug McEachern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521229855

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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This book is a study of the complicated disputes between 1945 and 1970 over the nationalisation of the British steel industry. It examines in detail the ways in which the views of different classes and pressure groups in society were reflected in the history of steel nationalisation.
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Political Theorists in Context

Author: Stuart Isaacs,Chris Sparks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113463501X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Focusing on the historical context in which political theorists have developed their thinking, this textbook provides an invaluable introduction to students of political thought. The authors address a series of canonical major thinkers in the context of three world-changing epochs: the English, French and Industrial revolutions. The theorists' ideas are assessed with reference to the politics of their time and show how they responded to, or interacted with, the political events and issues of their day.
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Java in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596002831

Category: Computers

Page: 969

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Aimed for programmers, offers an accelerated introduction to the 1.4 release of Java 2 Standard edition covering topics such as syntax, object-oriented features, and Java development tools.
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Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.
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A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader

Author: Antony Easthope,Kate McGowan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802038005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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When first published in 1992, "The Critical and Cultural Theory Reader" served the growing need for essays and extracts for the study of culture. Now, the second and expanded edition of this highly successful reader reflects the growing diversity of the field and includes thirteen new essays.
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Orbital Symmetry and Reaction Mechanism

The OCAMS View

Author: E.Amitai Halevi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642835686

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Criteria of orbital symmetry conservation had a profound influence on mechanistic thinking in organic chemistry and are still commonly applied today. The author presents a coherent set of operational rules for the analysis of scope and reliability. It is written from the viewpoint of Orbital Correspondence Analysis in Maximum Symmetry (OCAMS). Its advantage lies in its provision of a coherent overview of the relation between symmetry and mechanism. For reasons of consistency, the book remains within the framework of molecular orbital theory.
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The Theory of Science

Die Wissenschaftslehre oder Versuch einer Neuen Darstellung der Logik

Author: Bernard Bolzano

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520017870

Category: Logic

Page: 399

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Java Enterprise in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Jim Farley,William Crawford,David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596001520

Category: Computers

Page: 971

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A tutorial and reference to Java-based APIs for application software development covers RMI, IDL, JAXP, JNDI, Java Servlets, and J2EE 1.3.
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Boolean Algebra

Author: R. L. Goodstein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486154971

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

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This elementary treatment by a distinguished mathematician employs Boolean algebra as a simple medium for introducing important concepts of modern algebra. Numerous examples appear throughout the text, plus full solutions.
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Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

A Reader

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131970694

Category: Culture

Page: 657

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This reader in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture is a companion volume to An Introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, now in its 4th edition (2006). The Reader offers students the opportunity to experience at first hand the theorists and critics discussed in An Introduction. It can be used both in conjunction with and independently of the textbook. Taken as a whole, the reader provides a theoretical, analytical and historical introduction to the study of popular culture and provides key primary coverage of fundamental issues to cultural studies today.
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The Forging of the Modern State

Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870

Author: Eric J. Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131787370X

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 2014

In this hugely ambitious history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which the country was transformed into the world’s first industrial power. This was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain, yet one in which transformation was achieved without political revolution. The unique combination of transition and revolution is a major theme in the book, which ranges across the embryonic empire, the Church, education, health, finance, and rural and urban life. Evans gives particular attention to the Great Reform Act of 1832. The Third Edition includes an entirely new introductory chapter, and is illustrated for the first time.
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The Species Problem

Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology

Author: David N. Stamos

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739161180

Category: Philosophy

Page: 390

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Stamos squarely confronts the problem of determining what a biological species is, whether species are real, and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the major contemporary views of species and also offers his own solution to the species problem.
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Learning to Rival

A Literate Practice for Intercultural Inquiry

Author: Linda Flower,Elenore Long,Lorraine Higgins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135658293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Learning to Rival tells the inside story of college and high school writers learning to "rival"--to actively seek rival hypotheses and negotiate alternative perspectives on charged questions. It shows how this interdisciplinary literate practice alters with the context of use and how, in learning to rival in school and out, students must often negotiate conflicts not apparent to instructors. This study of the rival hypothesis stance--a powerful literate practice claimed by both humanities and science--initially posed two questions: * how does the rival hypothesis stance define itself as a literate practice as we move across the boundaries of disciplines and genres, of school and community? * how do learners crossing these boundaries interpret and use the family of literate practices, especially in situations that pose problems of intercultural understanding? Over the course of this project with urban teenagers and minority college students, the rival hypothesis stance emerged as a generative and powerful tool for intercultural inquiry, posing in turn a new question: how can the practice of rivaling support the difficult and essential art of intercultural interpretation in education? The authors present the story of a literate practice that moves across communities, as well as the stories of students who are learning to rival across the curriculum. Learning to Rival offers an active, strategic approach to multiculturalism, addressing how people negotiate and use difference to solve problems. In the spirit of John Dewey's experimental way of knowing, it presents a multifaceted approach to literacy research, combining contemporary research methods to show the complexity of rivaling as a literate practice and the way it is understood and used by a variety of writers. As a resource for scholars, teachers, and administrators in writing across the curriculum studies, writing program administration, service learning, and community based projects, as well as literacy, rhetoric, and composition, this volume reveals how learning a new literate practice can force students to encounter and negotiate conflicts. It also provides a model of an intercultural inquiry that uses difference to understand a shared problem.
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Juvenile Delinquency

Readings

Author: Joseph G. Weis,Robert D. Crutchfield,George Bridges

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761986782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 650

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Designed for undergraduate juvenile delinquency courses, this book actively involves students in the literature of the discipline, presents the field in a format that is accessible, understandable, and enjoyable, and is edited by well-known scholars who are experienced researchers and teachers. Over 150 questions have been put together for the readings so that instructors can easily test, even in large courses, whether or not their students are keeping up with the reading. A separate instructor’s manual (with more tests) is also available.
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Political Elites

Author: Geraint Parry

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 0954796608

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Elites have been described both as the bulwarks of democracy and its very antithesis. Political Elites, first published in 1969, reviews the literature on the role of elites in politics. It deals with both the 'classic' elite theorists - Mosca, Pareto, Michels, Burnham and C. Wright Mills - and with many of the empirical and theoretical works on elites by modern political scientists and sociologists. It seeks to clarify the central terms of elite discourse, some of which have entered the everyday political vocabulary - 'elitism', 'power elite', 'establishment', 'elite consensus', 'iron law of oligarchy' and 'mass'. It explores the ways in which the descriptions of power relationships can subtly be infiltrated by the values of the observers. For this ECPR Classics edition Professor Parry has added an introduction reviewing significant new developments in elite political science.
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The Philosophy of Logical Atomism

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135223173

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Logical Atomism is a philosophy that sought to account for the world in all its various aspects by relating it to the structure of the language in which we articulate information. In The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Bertrand Russell, with input from his young student Ludwig Wittgenstein, developed the concept and argues for a reformed language based on pure logic. Despite Russell’s own future doubts surrounding the concept, this founding and definitive work in analytical philosophy by one of the world’s most significant philosophers is a remarkable attempt to establish a novel way of thinking.
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