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See below for a selection of the latest books from Social interaction category. Presented with a red border are the Social interaction books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social interaction books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Cultural Borders of Europe Narratives, Concepts and Practices in the Present and the Past

Cultural Borders of Europe Narratives, Concepts and Practices in the Present and the Past

Author: Mats Andren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2019

The cultural borders of Europe are today more visible than ever, and with them comes a sense of uncertainty with respect to liberal democratic traditions: whether treated as abstractions or concrete realities, cultural divisions challenge concepts of legitimacy and political representation as well as the legal bases for citizenship. Thus, an understanding of such borders and their consequences is of utmost importance for promoting the evolution of democracy. Cultural Borders of Europe provides a wide-ranging exploration of these lines of demarcation in a variety of regions and historical eras, providing essential insights into the state of European intercultural relations today.

Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Co-Operative Action

Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Co-Operative Action

Author: Charles Goodwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Co-Operative Action proposes a new framework for the study of how human beings create action and shared knowledge in concert with others by re-using transformation resources inherited from earlier actors: we inhabit each other's actions. Goodwin uses videotape to examine in detail the speech and embodied actions of children arguing and playing hopscotch, interactions in the home of a man with severe aphasia, the fieldwork of archaeologists and geologists, chemists and oceanographers, and legal argument in the Rodney King trial. Through ethnographically rich, rigorous qualitative analysis of human action, sociality and meaning-making that incorporates the interdependent use of language, the body, and historically shaped settings, the analysis cuts across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. It investigates language-in-interaction, human tools and their use, the progressive accumulation of human cultural, linguistic and social diversity, and multimodality as different outcomes of common shared practices for building human action in concert with others.

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come An Introvert's Year of Living Dangerously

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come An Introvert's Year of Living Dangerously

Author: Jessica Pan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2019

`Funny, emotional and deeply inspiring, this is perfect for anyone wanting to break out of their comfort zone' Heat What would happen if a shy introvert lived as an out-and-out extrovert for one year? Jessica Pan is about to find out... * When she found herself jobless and friendless, sitting in the familiar Jess-shaped crease on her sofa, she couldn't help but wonder what life might have looked like if she had been a little more open to new experiences and new people, a little less attached to going home instead of going to the pub. So, she made a vow: to push herself to live the life of an extrovert for a year. She wrote a list: improv, a solo holiday and... talking to strangers on the tube. She regretted it instantly. Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come follows Jess's hilarious and painful year of misadventures in extroverting, reporting back from the frontlines for all the introverts out there. But is life actually better or easier for the extroverts? Or is it the nightmare Jess always thought it would be? * `In a world of self-care and nights in, this book will inspire and remind you to do some things that scare you every so often.' Emma Gannon `Tender, courageous and extremely funny, this book will make us all braver.' Daisy Buchanan `A chronicle of Pan's hilarious and painful year of being an extrovert.' Stylist

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come An Introvert's Year of Living Dangerously

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come An Introvert's Year of Living Dangerously

Author: Jessica Pan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she'd normally avoid at all costs? Jessica Pan is going to find out. When she found herself jobless and friendless, sitting in the familiar Jess-shaped crease on her sofa, she couldn't help but wonder what life might have looked like if she had been a little more open to new experiences and new people, a little less attached to going home instead of going to the pub. So, she made a vow: to push herself to live the life of an extrovert for a year. She wrote a list: improv, a solo holiday and... talking to strangers on the tube. She regretted it instantly. Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come follows Jess's hilarious and painful year of misadventures in extroverting, reporting back from the frontlines for all the introverts out there. But is life actually better or easier for the extroverts? Or is it the nightmare Jess always thought it would be?

Embodied Difference Divergent Bodies in Public Discourse

Embodied Difference Divergent Bodies in Public Discourse

Author: Jamie A. Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2019

Focusing on the body as a visual and discursive platform across public space, this book explores marginalization as a sociocultural practice and hegemonic schema. The chapters center upon physical contexts, discursive spaces, and philosophical arenas to deconstruct seemingly intrinsic connections between body and behavior, whiteness, and normativity.

Stigma 2.0 Abuse, Insults and Mocking on the Internet

Stigma 2.0 Abuse, Insults and Mocking on the Internet

Author: David Shulman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2019

Trolls, ranters, critics and teasers: the Internet teems with people who insult others. As the Internet has brought about a technological capacity for people to archive discrediting characteristics as though they are collectibles, to mock people with more representative power than has ever been historically possible, and to enable mass participation in spreading insults and verbal abuse that were once more limited to school hallways and office cubicles, this book examines the mocking on the Internet that comprises a significant part of the new data cultures in which we all live. What different types of online mocking exist? What consequences do all the insulting emails, tweets, status updates and links to disparaging images and videos have for society? Through analyzing the content of web sites, message boards and other individual posts, Stigma 2.0 examines the different types of mocking that pervade the Internet, the impression management people use in the stigmatizing process, and the pleasures people take in abusing others. Engaging with the thought of Goffman and developing the notion of stigma to examine the insults and mocking that now flow on the Internet, this book reveals that stigmatizing and suffering are now forms of public entertainment and constitute a dangerous means of social control. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in cultural and media studies, new technologies, interactionism, cyber bullying and research methods.

Elementary Forms of Social Relations Status, power and reference groups

Elementary Forms of Social Relations Status, power and reference groups

Author: Theodore D. (St John's University, USA) Kemper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2019

Elementary Forms of Social Relations introduces the reader to social life as a perpetual quest by individuals to gain attention, respect and regard (status) accompanied by an effort to marshal defensive and offensive means (power) to overcome the reluctance of others to grant status. This work is based on empirical evidence from many research settings showing that status and power are the main relational modes and that to understand our own and others' social behaviour, we need to understand how status and power operate in relational conduct. The status-power and reference group approach is applied to enumerate the relatively few ways in which social interaction can occur. Chapters compare the analytic value of the concept of the self with the value of reference groups that create the self. Threads of investigation include: considering the fallacy of abandoning reference groups as sources of cultural information in favour of approaches derived from cognitive neuroscience; examining a multi-person conversation from a status-power-and-reference-group stance as against a view of the same conversation based on principles of Conversation Analysis; and asserting the universality of personal status-power interests even among national leaders to name a few. By applying the author's main theory to a range of specific cases, the author reaffirms the importance of the social to our understanding of a variety of phenomena, including the self, cultural transmission, the conduct of leaders and economic activity. This book provides readers with transparent instances of the theory in action and thus will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in theory and social interaction.

Social Skills Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication

Social Skills Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication

What can we do to help those who struggle to develop effective social skills? Social Skills: Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication is a definitive guide to understanding and meeting the needs of those who have difficulty with social skills. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book provides a theoretical framework to the teaching of social skills alongside a range of practical ideas for practitioners. The book offers a four-step plan that can be adapted for use with young people or adults who are struggling with any aspect of their social skills. A simple model for assessing social skills is provided, as well as ways to measure the impact of intervention. Full of interesting examples and case studies, it includes discussion of how to teach social skills, how social skills develop through childhood, why they sometimes might not, and why social skills difficulties can have an impact on self-esteem and friendships. It includes a breakdown of social skills into the following areas: * body language * eye contact * listening and paralanguage * starting and ending conversations * maintaining conversations * assertiveness Written by one of the most well-known speech and language therapists in this field and the creator of the internationally successful Talkabout resources, this book provides a key reference for the study of social skills. It will be essential reading for educators, therapists, parents and anyone supporting others in developing communication and social skills.

Social Skills Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication

Social Skills Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication

What can we do to help those who struggle to develop effective social skills? Social Skills: Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication is a definitive guide to understanding and meeting the needs of those who have difficulty with social skills. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book provides a theoretical framework to the teaching of social skills alongside a range of practical ideas for practitioners. The book offers a four-step plan that can be adapted for use with young people or adults who are struggling with any aspect of their social skills. A simple model for assessing social skills is provided, as well as ways to measure the impact of intervention. Full of interesting examples and case studies, it includes discussion of how to teach social skills, how social skills develop through childhood, why they sometimes might not, and why social skills difficulties can have an impact on self-esteem and friendships. It includes a breakdown of social skills into the following areas: * body language * eye contact * listening and paralanguage * starting and ending conversations * maintaining conversations * assertiveness Written by one of the most well-known speech and language therapists in this field and the creator of the internationally successful Talkabout resources, this book provides a key reference for the study of social skills. It will be essential reading for educators, therapists, parents and anyone supporting others in developing communication and social skills.

Getting Through The Pleasures and Perils of Cross-Cultural Communication

Getting Through The Pleasures and Perils of Cross-Cultural Communication

Understanding how culture affects the ways we communicate-how we tell jokes, greet, ask questions, hedge, apologize, compliment, and so much more. We can learn to speak other languages, but do we truly understand what we are saying? How much detail should we offer when someone asks how we are? How close should we stand to our conversational partners? Is an invitation genuine or just pro forma? So much of communication depends on culture and context. In Getting Through, Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts offer a guide to understanding and being understood in different cultures. Drawing on research from psychology, linguistics, sociology, and other fields, as well as personal experience, anecdotes, and popular culture, Kreuz and Roberts describe cross-cultural communication in terms of pragmatics-exploring how language is used and not just what words mean. Sometimes this is easy to figure out. If someone hisses I'm fine! though clenched teeth, we can assume that she's not really fine. But sometimes the context, cultural or otherwise, is more nuanced. For example, a visitor from another country might be taken aback when an American offers a complaint ( Cold out today! ) as a greeting. And should you apologize the same way in Tokyo as you would in Toledo? Kreuz and Roberts help us navigate such subtleties. It's a fascinating way to think about human interaction, but it's not purely academic: The more we understand one another, the better we can communicate, and the better we can communicate, the more we can avoid conflict.

Growing Your Library Career with Social Media

Growing Your Library Career with Social Media

Author: Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Growing Your Career with Social Media presents social media tools, current trends and professional development strategies to help busy librarians remain up-to-date. This title offers advice from librarians on how to use social media for career development and continuing education. Advice is based on accumulated experience from professionals who have incorporated social media into their professional lives. The book includes interviews and suggests ways librarians can use social media as a tool for self-promotion. It includes tables of social media tools and their potential uses, and also provides resources, lists, organizations and information on librarians currently active in social media.

The Radicalism of Ethnomethodology An Assessment of Sources and Principles

The Radicalism of Ethnomethodology An Assessment of Sources and Principles

Author: Martyn Hammersley Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

There have been relatively few well-informed, critical assessments of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. This book examines some of the background to these approaches, notably the influence of Schutz and phenomenology. It also compares Garfinkel's approach with those of Goffman and Simmel, and assesses the influence of Cicourel and conversation analysis on research methodology. The core of the book is an in-depth assessment of the rationale for ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, and of their relationship to mainstream social science. While the importance of the issues that these epistemologically and ontologically radical approaches raise is underlined, a number of fundamental problems are identified with the rationale underpinning them. -- .