Max Weber

An Intellectual Portrait

Author: Reinhard Bendix

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520031944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

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The purpose of this book is to make Weber's sociological work more accessible and more thematically coherent than it is either in the original or in translation. This volume is used as an introduction to the study of orignal Weber texts and gives the reader a systematic presentation of Weber's sociological studies.
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Binan Goonj

Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health

Author: Anne-Katrin Eckermann,Toni Dowd,Ena Chong,Lynette Nixon,Roy Gray,Sally Margaret Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579360

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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A newly-updated edition of the definitive textbook on Aboriginal Health issues Binan Goonj, 3rd Edition: Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health is a comprehensive Indigenous health text which addresses key topics in a clear and accessible manner. Thoroughly updated and revised, the latest edition of Binan Goonj sheds light upon the many multidisciplinary topics within the complex field of Indigenous health. With chapter titles including Empowerment in Aboriginal Health and Aboriginal Communities Today, this authoritative health resource has been widely adopted as a teaching text across Australia. Despite years of research, policy changes and interventions, it is widely documented that the health status of many Aboriginal people remains the poorest in Australia. Binan Goonj, 3rd Edition: Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health explores the processes and practices underlying this situation, while providing practical strategies to work towards redressing it. This latest edition will engage a diverse readership and challenge students and health professionals alike to examine their own values and the use of power in Australian society. Elsevier’s Evolve website provides extensive support material for nursing and health professions faculty and students, including: • discussion questions • suggested reading on Aboriginal health and related topics • web links • an instructor’s manual featuring course delivery tips including topics such as adult learning, attitudinal change, colonisation, government policies, Indigenous media sites and cross-cultural education resources • video links specific to chapters in this latest edition of Binan Goonj • completely updated to reflect major Indigenous health policy changes since the second edition • an in-depth exploration of the collaboration between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people • the use of Aboriginal health case studies and critical incidences to bring academic discussion and analysis to life • processes that have been successfully incorporated into 18 years of cross-cultural workshops
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In My Father's House

Africa in the Philosophy of Culture

Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199874354

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone, images that show that for all our complacent beliefs in a melting-pot society, race is as much of a problem as ever in America. In this vastly important, widely-acclaimed volume, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian philosopher who now teaches at Harvard, explores, in his words, "the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." In the process he sheds new light on what it means to be an African-American, on the many preconceptions that have muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism since the end of the nineteenth century, and, in the end, to move beyond the idea of race. In My Father's House is especially wide-ranging, covering everything from Pan Africanism, to the works of early African-American intellectuals such as Alexander Crummell and W.E.B. Du Bois, to the ways in which African identity influences African literature. In his discussion of the latter subject, Appiah demonstrates how attempts to construct a uniquely African literature have ignored not only the inescapable influences that centuries of contact with the West have imposed, but also the multicultural nature of Africa itself. Emphasizing this last point is Appiah's eloquent title essay which offers a fitting finale to the volume. In a moving first-person account of his father's death and funeral in Ghana, Appiah offers a brilliant metaphor for the tension between Africa's aspirations to modernity and its desire to draw on its ancient cultural roots. During the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared on television to make his now famous plea: "People, can we all get along?" In this beautiful, elegantly written volume, Appiah steers us along a path toward answering a question of the utmost importance to us all.
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The Future of Christian Mission in India

Toward a New Paradigm for the Third Millennium

Author: Augustine Kanjamala

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087485X

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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Colonial missionaries, both Catholic and Protestant, arrived in India with the grandiose vision of converting the pagans because, like St. Peter (Acts 4:12) and most of the church fathers, they honestly believed that there is no salvation outside the church (extra ecclesiam nulla salus). At the end of the "great Protestant century," however, Christians made up less than 3 percent of the population in India, and the hope of the missionary was nearly shattered. But if one looks at mission in India qualitatively rather than quantitatively, one sees a number of positive outcomes. Missionaries in India, particularly Protestant missionaries espousing the social gospel, in collaboration with a few British evangelical administrators, dared to challenge numerous social evils and even began to eradicate them. The scientific and liberal English education began to enlighten and transform the Indian mindset. Converts belonging to the upper caste, although small in number, laid the foundation stone of Indian theology and an inculturated church using Indian genius. The end of colonialism in India coincided with the painful death of colonial mission theology. Now, the power of the Word of God, extricated from political power, is slowly and peacefully gaining ground, like the mustard seed of the parable. A paradigm shift from the ecclesio-centric mission to missio Dei offers reason for further optimism. In short, the future of mission in India is as bright as the kingdom of God. In today's new context, theologians, despite objections from some quarters, are struggling to discover the Asian face of Jesus, disfigured by the Greco-Roman Church. And the missionary is challenged to become a living Bible that, undoubtedly, everyone will read.
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Mateship in Local Organization : a Study of Egaliterlawson

Stratification, Leadership, and Amenities Projects in a Semi-industrial Community of Inland New South Wales

Author: H. G. Oxley

Publisher: [St. Lucia, Australia] : University of Queensland Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Community leadership

Page: 241

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Magnalia Dei, the Mighty Acts of God

Essays on the Bible and Archaeology in Memory of G. Ernest Wright

Author: George Ernest Wright,Frank Moore Cross,Werner E. Lemke,Patrick D. Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 611

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History of Biblical Israel

Major Problems and Minor Issues

Author: Abraham Malamat

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004120099

Category: History

Page: 476

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The book holds 26 chapters encompassing the history of Israel from its very beginnings up to the destruction of the First Temple of Jerusalem (586 BC). The successive parts are The Dawn of Israel, Forming a Nation, The Rise of the Davidic Dynasty, and King Amon and Josiah and their final fate. The last part is dedicated to historical episodes in the Former Prophets and in the Prophetical Books. Several excursi follow.This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
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Social control

Author: Cecil Kenneth Watkins

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582487130

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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The Use of English

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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Reading the Contemporary

African Art from Theory to the Marketplace

Author: Olu Oguibe,Okwui Enwezor

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 432

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In the past decade, contemporary African art has been featured in major exhibtions in museums, galleries, international biennials, and other forums. African cinema has established itself on the stage of world cinema, culminating in the Ouagadougou Film Festival. While African art and visual culture have become an integral part of the art history and cultural studies curricula in universities worldwide, critical readings and interpretations have remained difficult to obtain. This pioneering anthology collects twenty key essays in which major critical thinkers, scholars, and artists explore contemporary African visual culture, locating it within current cultural debates and within the context of the continent's history. The sections of the book are Theory and Cultural Transaction, History, Location and Practice, and Negotiated Identities. Copublished with the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA), London
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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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Max Weber and Modern Sociology

Author: Arun Sahay

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415174565

Category: Social Science

Page: 111

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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