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David Smith - Author

About the Author

David Smith was born in Warwickshire in 1961. He studied Economics at Cambridge and has worked in industry for over 30 years, including periods in Switzerland, the USA and Turkey. He is currently a Chief Financial Officer and lives in West Sussex with his wife and three teenage children. David published his first novel, Searching for Amber, in 2014, and his second, Death in Leamington, in 2015.

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Hinduism and Modernity

Hinduism and Modernity

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2002

This innovative book offers a dynamic analysis of Hinduism in the perspective of Western notions of modernity. After reviewing definitions of modernity and Hinduism and looking at modernity in India, the author considers Hinduism in relation to Islam and the West. The second half of the book presents key aspects of Hinduism, ancient and modern, in the light of their contrast with modernity. The scope of the book is extremely broad, covering topics such as Orientalism, women, goddesses, gods, and the central problem of contemporary Hinduism - the rise of Hindu nationalism. The book will be of interest not only to students of Hinduism but also to all those interested in the sociology of religion more broadly, and indeed everyone interested in the conjunction of modernity and tradition.

Hinduism and Modernity

Hinduism and Modernity

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2002

This innovative book offers a dynamic analysis of Hinduism in the perspective of Western notions of modernity. After reviewing definitions of modernity and Hinduism and looking at modernity in India, the author considers Hinduism in relation to Islam and the West. The second half of the book presents key aspects of Hinduism, ancient and modern, in the light of their contrast with modernity. The scope of the book is extremely broad, covering topics such as Orientalism, women, goddesses, gods, and the central problem of contemporary Hinduism - the rise of Hindu nationalism. The book will be of interest not only to students of Hinduism but also to all those interested in the sociology of religion more broadly, and indeed everyone interested in the conjunction of modernity and tradition.

In Five Seconds Mused Moments

In Five Seconds Mused Moments

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2002

Studies in the Land The Northeast Corner

Studies in the Land The Northeast Corner

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2002

Drawing on primary documents such as farmer's diaries, small rural papers of the 19th century, and the publications of state agricultural societies, this provocative study presents an intelligent overview into the driving forces of that shaped American history in the Northeast.

Estonia Independence and European Integration

Estonia Independence and European Integration

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/06/2001

In 1998, Estonia became the first of the former Soviet republics to enter membership negotiations with the European Union. Since then it has been hailed as 'the model pupil' amongst the current applicants. This study traces the remarkable reforms that have propelled Estonia from the USSR to the threshold of the EU in less than a decade. The work also explores the tensions inherent in the concept of a postcommunist 'return to Europe'. Since 1991, membership of western transnational organizations has been consistently portrayed as the best guarantee of Estonia's independence. Yet the membership criteria imposed by these organizations have frequently confllicted with the nationalist priority of restoring a sovereign Estonian nation-state. At the same time, Estonia's geopolitically-sensitive location poses a dilemma for the West, thereby ensuring that the country will remain the 'litmus test' - not just of Russia's intentions towards Europe, but of the 'New Europe' as a whole.

Clinician's Guide to Substance Abuse

Clinician's Guide to Substance Abuse

Author: David Smith, Richard Seymour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2001

It's time to bolster your understanding of substance abuse and treatment. This title provides a comprehensive basic introduction to substance abuse/treatment. It includes a discussion of the nature of addiction - which serves as a framework for the entire book. It offers detailed information on management and treatment. It outlines the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction. It delves into treatment issues specific to women, children, families, etc. It presents valuable information on placement criteria and resources for specialist referral, and covers medical complications.

The Black Bear Almanac

The Black Bear Almanac

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2001

Ursus americanus, the American black bear, can be found from Canada to Mexico and everywhere in between. More and more, bears are becoming a familiar sight, not only where human development encroaches on the wilderness, but in suburbs across the country. Ever more in the news, sometimes for its amusing behaviour, often for its appetite for garbage, and even, rarely, for its predation on people, this is an animal that requires greater understanding. Much is known about the black bear, and even more is rumoured. Isn't it time we had one resource to go to for the truth? David Smith knows bears from personal experience and research. In this fascinating book are included chock-full of beautiful photographs and the latest facts, incredible anecdotes and solid information, he covers: origins and natural history; the black bear's body; black bear behaviour; a bear's life; black bears and people; obstacles to understanding; the black bear in legend, literature, and mythology; black bears and Native Americans; white settlers and black bears; black bears and modern cultures; hunting black bears: controversy and conflict; black bear attacks; bears and garbage; the eternal conflict; comic adventures; life in a zoo; research reconsidered; and conservation issues. Whether you want to know how to avoid and/or survive a bear attack, or simply learn how a bear spends his days, this volume is essential for anyone interested in wildlife, professional or amateur naturalist alike. It is a comprehensive reference book for North America's most popular bear.

Natural Gain in the Grazing Lands of Southern Australia

Natural Gain in the Grazing Lands of Southern Australia

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2000

The central theme of this text is that the introduction of agricultural and pastoral systems in Australia's temperate grazing lands has often created dynamic and sustaining ecosystems. The author argues that while these ecosystems are not native, and while they are not problem-free, they have made an immense contribution to the building of the country - largely in terms of increased soil fertility. This has been done by adding trace elements, superphosphate and legumes, thereby developing a new ecosystem, probably just as self-sustaining as the one it replaced.

Knowledge, Groupware and the Internet

Knowledge, Groupware and the Internet

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2000

Knowledge, Groupware, and the Internet details the convergence of modern knowledge management theory and emerging computer technologies, and discusses how they collectively enable business change and enhance an organization's ability to create and share knowledge. This compendium of authoritative articles explains the relationship between knowledge management and two major technologies enabling it: Groupware and the Internet. These critical technologies help an organization evolve from individual to group knowledge, quickly make tacit knowledge explicit, and enable people to use and apply this knowledge. Knowledge, Groupware and the Internet helps readers understand how to unite the people and technologies that define effective knowledge management.

Wales A Question for History

Wales A Question for History

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/1999

Classical Social Theory Reader

Classical Social Theory Reader

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/1999

Nutrition in Britain Science, Scientists and Politics in the Twentieth Century

Nutrition in Britain Science, Scientists and Politics in the Twentieth Century

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/1996

This volume brings together for the first time a collection of essays, based on original research, which focus on the history of nutrition science in Britain. Each chapter considers a different episode in the development and application of nutritional knowledge during the twentieth century. The topics covered include: the chewing cult of Horace Fletcher, dietetic education, the popularization of milk, the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, and wartime involvement in policy making. The selection of essays in Nutrition in Britain provide valuable new insights into the social processes involved in the production and application of scientific knowledge of nutrition. This book will be fascinating reading to historians of science or medicine, as well as to medical sociologists, nutritionists, home economists, health educators, food activists and anyone with a professional or general interest in food and nutrition.

The Dance of Siva Religion, Art and Poetry in South India

The Dance of Siva Religion, Art and Poetry in South India

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/1996

This is a full account of Siva's Dance of Bliss, which has become a popular symbol in the West for Hinduism and Eastern Mysticism. Siva is one of the two main gods of Hinduism, and his worshippers comprise half of all Hindus. Siva's Dance of Bliss is based on a remarkable Sanskrit poem written by Umapati Sivacarya, Saiva theologian and temple priest in Cidambaram, South India, in the fourteenth century. Starting with the bronze image of Nataraja, King of Dancers, thereafter the Cidambaram temple, its myth and its priests are viewed in the light of the poem. Umapati's Saiva theology is discussed in relation to his life and also in relation to Vedanta and yoga. The iconography and mythology of the Goddess and of other forms of Siva provide necessary perspective. Art from Cidambaram and neighbouring sites illuminates the text.

Criminology for Social Work

Criminology for Social Work

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/1995

Criminology for Social Work critically reviews the major strands in criminological theory and research in terms of their implications for social workers in the criminal justice system. While acknowledging the complexity of the links to be made, it argues that they are able to enhance practice by making it more critical and realistic. Individual chapters discuss criminological psychology, the labelling perspective, the concentration of crime and victimisation in particular localities, the contributions of feminist criminology, and the evidence of racism in criminal justice. They also cover the connections between criminology and policy. The conclusion suggests how criminology could be enriched by feminist philosophy and psychology.

Criminology for Social Work

Criminology for Social Work

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/1995

Criminology for Social Work critically reviews the major strands in criminological theory and research in terms of their implications for social workers in the criminal justice system. While acknowledging the complexity of the links to be made, it argues that they are able to enhance practice by making it more critical and realistic. Individual chapters discuss criminological psychology, the labelling perspective, the concentration of crime and victimisation in particular localities, the contributions of feminist criminology, and the evidence of racism in criminal justice. They also cover the connections between criminology and policy. The conclusion suggests how criminology could be enriched by feminist philosophy and psychology.

Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1982

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