Society without God, Second Edition

What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment

Author: Phil Zuckerman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479844799

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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An updated edition showcasing the social health of the least religious nations in the world Religious conservatives around the world often claim that a society without a strong foundation of faith would necessarily be an immoral one, bereft of ethics, values, and meaning. Indeed, the Christian Right in the United States has argued that a society without God would be hell on earth. In Society without God, Second Edition sociologist Phil Zuckerman challenges these claims. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews with more than 150 citizens of Denmark and Sweden, among the least religious countries in the world, he shows that, far from being inhumane, crime-infested, and dysfunctional, highly secular societies are healthier, safer, greener, less violent, and more democratic and egalitarian than highly religious ones. Society without God provides a rich portrait of life in a secular society, exploring how a culture without faith copes with death, grapples with the meaning of life, and remains content through everyday ups and downs. This updated edition incorporates new data from recent studies, updated statistics, and a revised Introduction, as well as framing around the now more highly developed field of secular studies. It addresses the dramatic surge of irreligion in the United States and the rise of the “nones,” and adds data on societal health in specific US states, along with fascinating context regarding which are the most religious and which the most secular.
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Political Economy: A Comparative Approach, 3rd Edition

A Comparative Approach

Author: Barry Clark Professor Emeritus

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440843260

Category: Political Science

Page: 377

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This nontechnical book provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary survey of political economy that can easily be understood by any reader with an introductory-level background in economics. • Provides in-depth historical analysis of the development of political/economic ideologies and their influence on contemporary debates among social scientists as well as the general public • Gathers ideas and policy proposals from many prominent social scientists representing divergent ideological perspectives into a single volume • Analyzes the roles of science and ideology in the development of political economy • Exposes students to the findings of advanced social science research in easily understood and accessible language
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The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders, Second Edition

Author: Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826123929

Category: Medical

Page: 292

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Benefit from the inspiring mentorship of an AAN-awarded Living Legend! "I have always recommended that nurses should read anything and everything ever written by Dr. Angela McBride. However, for this new book, I would go much further and tell the nurses that this book is a must for every nurse. I believe that any reader of this book will learn how to uncover and value their own experiences, affirm their capacity for leadership, and will look at leadership through a dynamic new lens. This is an inspiring book that will shake up current thinking about nursing leadership and will become a catalyst for developing more transformational leaders. This book transcends time, generations, and disciplines.” --Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, FAAN Dean Emerita, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Praise for the First Edition) The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders received the 2011 PROSE Award for the category “Nursing and Allied Health” from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars. Written by an acclaimed nurse leader, scholar, and author, this prizewinning book delivers an inspiring first-person narrative to help nurses at all career levels to embrace and hone their leadership potential. The second edition expands on the original with updated material and five completely new chapters that focus on the dynamics of today’s health care environment. It addresses the complexity of our evolving health care system, and aligns with new initiatives being championed by key nursing organizations. Brimming with insight and personal anecdotes--while grounded in scholarly literature--this comprehensive and practical book addresses the major contemporary arenas of leadership: Leadership as personal, leadership as achieving organizational goals, and leadership as transformational. It discusses the personal qualities required of a good leader, the value of attaining self-knowledge, sustaining career optimism in the face of failure, orchestrating a career, achieving organizational goals, effective communication, the importance of strategic vision, and more. New to the Second Edition: Updated to encompass nearly a decade of changes in health care since the first edition was published Sensitive to the Interface between Nursing Service and Nursing Education New: The Shadow Side: Neediness and Failure New: Building a Mentoring Network New: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion New: Aiming for Impact New: Letting Go Key Features: Helps nurses at all career levels to embrace and develop leadership potential Draws on the leadership expertise of an internationally recognized nurse scholar, pragmatist, and AAN-awarded Living Legend Addresses the major arenas of contemporary nursing leadership: personal, achieving organizational goals, and transformational Brims with insight and personal anecdotes
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The Work Ethic in Industrial America 1850-1920

Second Edition

Author: Daniel T. Rodgers

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022613637X

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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How the rise of machines changed the way we think about work—and about success. The phrase “a strong work ethic” conjures images of hard-driving employees working diligently for long hours. But where did this ideal come from, and how has it been buffeted by changes in work itself? While seemingly rooted in America’s Puritan heritage, perceptions of work ethic have actually undergone multiple transformations over the centuries. And few eras saw a more radical shift than the American industrial age. Daniel T. Rodgers masterfully explores the ways in which the eclipse of small-scale workshops by mechanized production and mass consumption triggered far-reaching shifts in perceptions of labor, leisure, and personal success. He also shows how the new work culture permeated society, including literature, politics, the emerging feminist movement, and the labor movement. A staple of courses in the history of American labor and industrial society, Rodgers’s sharp analysis is as relevant as ever as twenty-first-century workers face another shift brought about by technology. The Work Ethic in Industrial America 1850–1920 is a classic with critical relevance in today’s volatile economic times.
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Web 2.0 How-to for Educators, 2nd Edition

Author: Gwen Solomon,Lynne Schrum

Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education

ISBN: 1564844919

Category: Education

Page: 390

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Ignite creativity by weaving Web 2.0 tools into the classroom. In this expanded and fully updated edition, the authors of the best-selling Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools introduce you to more collaborative tools and expertly lead you through classroom and professional applications that help expand student and teacher learning.
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Legacies

The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation

Author: Alejandro Portes,Rubén G. Rumbaut

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520935792

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

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One out of five Americans, more than 55 million people, are first-or second-generation immigrants. This landmark study, the most comprehensive to date, probes all aspects of the new immigrant second generation's lives, exploring their immense potential to transform American society for better or worse. Whether this new generation reinvigorates the nation or deepens its social problems depends on the social and economic trajectories of this still young population. In Legacies, Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut—two of the leading figures in the field—provide a close look at this rising second generation, including their patterns of acculturation, family and school life, language, identity, experiences of discrimination, self-esteem, ambition, and achievement. Based on the largest research study of its kind, Legacies combines vivid vignettes with a wealth of survey and school data. Accessible, engaging, and indispensable for any consideration of the changing face of American society, this book presents a wide range of real-life stories of immigrant families—from Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, the Philippines, China, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam—now living in Miami and San Diego, two of the areas most heavily affected by the new immigration. The authors explore the world of second-generation youth, looking at patterns of parent-child conflict and cohesion within immigrant families, the role of peer groups and school subcultures, the factors that affect the children's academic achievement, and much more. A companion volume to Legacies, entitled Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America, was published by California in Fall 2001. Edited by the authors of Legacies, this book will bring together some of the country's leading scholars of immigration and ethnicity to provide a close look at this rising second generation. A Copublication with the Russell Sage Foundation
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Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386714

Category: History

Page: 1096

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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations
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Pharmacy

What It Is and How It Works, Second Edition

Author: William N. Kelly

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849372469

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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The health care and pharmacy environments have changed substantially since the first edition of this book. Developments include the new Medicare prescription benefit, a growing emphasis on medication safety, and the dynamic technology driving safety in organized health care settings. Exploring these recent modifications, Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works, Second Edition encompasses all aspects of pharmacy, from the various roles of pharmacists to particular health care-related events to career-planning information. The book first focuses on the core of pharmacy, providing an overview of the field and a chapter dedicated to pharmacists. After an examination of how drug products are developed, used, and priced, it discusses the important topics of pharmacy technicians, information technology, pharmacy automation, and pharmaceutical care. Subsequent chapters cover the various areas where pharmacists work, including in community, hospital, home health care, and government pharmacies. The book concludes with chapters on the pharmaceutical industry and career planning. Each chapter features learning objectives, summaries, discussion questions, exercises, Web sites of interest, and references. Pharmacies have evolved from the corner drugstores of old. To help navigate the modern field of pharmacy, this text provides a well-written, organized introduction for new pharmacy students, pharmacy technician trainees, and practitioners.
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