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Interdisciplinary studies

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Public Engagement in Space Science

Public Engagement in Space Science

Public Engagement with Space Science critically examines the many dimensions of public engagement with space science by exploring case studies that show a spectrum of public engagement formats, ranging from the space science community's efforts to communicate developments to the public, to citizenry attempting to engage with space science issues. It addresses why public engagement is important to space science experts, what approaches they take, how public engagement varies locally, nationally and internationally, and what roles non-experts have played in shaping space science. Space scientists, outreach specialists in various scientific disciplines, policymakers and citizens interested in space science will find great insights in this book that will help inform their future engagement strategies.

Seasonal Sociology

Seasonal Sociology

Author: Tonya Davidson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2020

Life in Canada is marked, celebrated, enjoyed, and dreaded in ways that respond very specifically to the seasons. Sociological thinking allows people to ask questions about things that are otherwise just taken-for-granted. Thinking about the seasons sociologically opens up a unique perspective for studying and understanding social life. Each chapter in this book approaches the seasons and the passage of time as a way in which to explore issues of sociological interest. The authors use seasonality as a device that can bridge, in fascinating ways, small-scale interpersonal interactions and large formal institutional structures. The contemporary, Canadian studies in this book are wide-ranging and include analyses of: pumpkin-spice lattes, policing in schools, law and colonialism, summer cottages, seasonal-affective disorder, new year's resolutions, and Vaisakhi celebrations, to name a few. Seasonal Sociology offers provocative, new ways for thinking about the nature our collective lives.

Media Effects

Media Effects

Author: James Shanahan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Does exposure to media violence make us more violent? Do stereotypes in the media affect the way we see different social groups? Do media institutions play any role in social change? Media Effects is a concise introduction which studies the ways in which media use affects society. James Shanahan explores how researchers and society became interested in media effects, outlines the important developments in the field, and looks at how research on narrative is playing a progressively important role in revealing what we know. The book also provides a timely interweaving of different perspectives, ranging from concerned and critical voices within media studies to quantitative psychological approaches which tend to be more sceptical about powerful media effects. Concise and authoritative, Media Effects is the go-to text for students and scholars getting to grips with this fascinating and important topic.

Media Effects

Media Effects

Author: James Shanahan Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Does exposure to media violence make us more violent? Do stereotypes in the media affect the way we see different social groups? Do media institutions play any role in social change? Media Effects is a concise introduction which studies the ways in which media use affects society. James Shanahan explores how researchers and society became interested in media effects, outlines the important developments in the field, and looks at how research on narrative is playing a progressively important role in revealing what we know. The book also provides a timely interweaving of different perspectives, ranging from concerned and critical voices within media studies to quantitative psychological approaches which tend to be more sceptical about powerful media effects. Concise and authoritative, Media Effects is the go-to text for students and scholars getting to grips with this fascinating and important topic.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

Author: Mark Pesce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Slated as 'the next big thing in tech', augmented reality promises to take the screen out of our hands and wrap it around the world via 'smart spectacles'. As a pervasive, invisible interface between the world and our senses, AR offers unparalleled capacity to reveal hidden digital depths, but it also comes at a cost to our privacy, our property, and our reality. In this crucial and provocative book, Mark Pesce draws on over thirty years' experience to offer the first mainstream exploration of augmented reality. He discusses the exciting and beneficial features of AR as well as the issues and risks raised by this still-emerging technology - a technology that moulds us by shaping what we see and hear. Augmented Reality is essential reading for anyone interested in the growing influence of this impressive but deeply concerning technology. As the book reveals, reality - once augmented - will never be the same.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

Author: Mark Pesce Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Slated as 'the next big thing in tech', augmented reality promises to take the screen out of our hands and wrap it around the world via 'smart spectacles'. As a pervasive, invisible interface between the world and our senses, AR offers unparalleled capacity to reveal hidden digital depths, but it also comes at a cost to our privacy, our property, and our reality. In this crucial and provocative book, Mark Pesce draws on over thirty years' experience to offer the first mainstream exploration of augmented reality. He discusses the exciting and beneficial features of AR as well as the issues and risks raised by this still-emerging technology - a technology that moulds us by shaping what we see and hear. Augmented Reality is essential reading for anyone interested in the growing influence of this impressive but deeply concerning technology. As the book reveals, reality - once augmented - will never be the same.

Seasonal Sociology

Seasonal Sociology

Author: Tonya Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Life in Canada is marked, celebrated, enjoyed, and dreaded in ways that respond very specifically to the seasons. Sociological thinking allows people to ask questions about things that are otherwise just taken-for-granted. Thinking about the seasons sociologically opens up a unique perspective for studying and understanding social life. Each chapter in this book approaches the seasons and the passage of time as a way in which to explore issues of sociological interest. The authors use seasonality as a device that can bridge, in fascinating ways, small-scale interpersonal interactions and large formal institutional structures. The contemporary, Canadian studies in this book are wide-ranging and include analyses of: pumpkin-spice lattes, policing in schools, law and colonialism, summer cottages, seasonal-affective disorder, new year's resolutions, and Vaisakhi celebrations, to name a few. Seasonal Sociology offers provocative, new ways for thinking about the nature our collective lives.

B R Ambedkar: The Quest for Justice

B R Ambedkar: The Quest for Justice

Author: Rathore, Aakash (Professor, Professor, JNU) Singh Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

B R Ambedkar: The Quest for Justice isa five-volume set of papers exploring the major themes of research surrounding the capacious oeuvre of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, primarily in terms of political, social, legal, economic, gender, racial, religious, and cultural justice. Volume 1 focuses specifically on the theme of political justice. With contributions from foremost political theorists, the volume begins with a piece on the intellectual and political legacy of Ambedkar by Bhikhu Parekh. Several chapters then focus on the centrality of democracy and of equality to Ambedkar's political philosophy as a whole (Anand Teltumbde and Pradeep Gokhale), and juxtapose Ambedkar's political thought to other important thinkers of his preceding or succeeding generations, including Antonio Gramsci (Cosimo Zene), John Dewey (Scott Stroud and J. Daniel Elam), M.K. Gandhi (Pushparaj Deshpande), and John Rawls (Shaunna Rodrigues). The volume also boasts of rich disciplinary interventions within political theory as such (Neera Chandhoke and Vidhu Verma). With a Foreword by Shashi Tharoor and an Introduction by the Editor (Aakash Singh Rathore), this collection on political justice is an essential contribution to the emerging international, multi-disciplinary field of Ambedkar Studies by many of its most distinguished representative scholars, policy makers, and activists alike.

Canadian Politics, Seventh Edition

Canadian Politics, Seventh Edition

Author: James Bickerton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

For this new edition, James Bickerton and Alain-G. Gagnon have organized the book into six parts. Part I covers the origins and foundations of Canada as a political entity while Part II focuses on Government, Parliament, and the Courts. Part III examines matters pertaining to federalism and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Part IV casts some new light on electoral politics and political communications and Part V examines citizenship, diversity, and social movements. Part VI, the final section of the book, concentrates on a number of political issues that merit special attention on the part of political actors and decision makers, namely the evolving relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples, immigration and refugees, environment and climate change, and relations between Canada and the United States. This seventh edition of Canadian Politics includes twelve new chapters, with ten new contributing authors and coverage of six new subjects. It is essential reading for students and specialists studying Canadian politics.

Canadian Politics, Seventh Edition

Canadian Politics, Seventh Edition

Author: James Bickerton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2020

For this new edition, James Bickerton and Alain-G. Gagnon have organized the book into six parts. Part I covers the origins and foundations of Canada as a political entity while Part II focuses on Government, Parliament, and the Courts. Part III examines matters pertaining to federalism and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Part IV casts some new light on electoral politics and political communications and Part V examines citizenship, diversity, and social movements. Part VI, the final section of the book, concentrates on a number of political issues that merit special attention on the part of political actors and decision makers, namely the evolving relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples, immigration and refugees, environment and climate change, and relations between Canada and the United States. This seventh edition of Canadian Politics includes twelve new chapters, with ten new contributing authors and coverage of six new subjects. It is essential reading for students and specialists studying Canadian politics.

Canadian Federalism

Canadian Federalism

Author: Herman Bakvis Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2020

Canadian Federalism is Canada's leading text on federal institutions and processes. The fourth edition provides extensive updates and covers all the significant developments of the past decade, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper's battles with the Supreme Court and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts at a more co-operative approach to intergovernmental relations. It also features two entirely new chapters - one on criminal justice and criminal law, the other on comparative federalism. Specific topics include the Supreme Court's renewed emphasis on co-operative federalism and a federal-provincial balance tilted more in favour of the provinces, the Trudeau government's efforts to broker a deal between provinces over pipelines and carbon taxes as part of its commitment under the Paris Agreement, the strains imposed on federal-provincial relations with the influx of refugees, and the changing role of Ottawa and the provinces towards cities and in accommodating Indigenous rights. Examination of these key issues includes discussion of the implications of the 2019 federal election and recent provincial elections.

Canadian Federalism

Canadian Federalism

Author: Herman Bakvis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2020

Canadian Federalism is Canada's leading text on federal institutions and processes. The fourth edition provides extensive updates and covers all the significant developments of the past decade, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper's battles with the Supreme Court and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts at a more co-operative approach to intergovernmental relations. It also features two entirely new chapters - one on criminal justice and criminal law, the other on comparative federalism. Specific topics include the Supreme Court's renewed emphasis on co-operative federalism and a federal-provincial balance tilted more in favour of the provinces, the Trudeau government's efforts to broker a deal between provinces over pipelines and carbon taxes as part of its commitment under the Paris Agreement, the strains imposed on federal-provincial relations with the influx of refugees, and the changing role of Ottawa and the provinces towards cities and in accommodating Indigenous rights. Examination of these key issues includes discussion of the implications of the 2019 federal election and recent provincial elections.