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Sociology & anthropology

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Death in Custody

Death in Custody

Author: Dr Jo Easton Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2020

Death in Custody considers the participation of bereaved families in an inquest following a death in custody. It looks at the legal frameworks governing participation, as well as relevant theories of justice, participation, procedural fairness and grief theory. Interviews were carried out with people with personal experience of complex inquests, including bereaved family members. Participation can provide families with redress and allow them to represent the deceased, as well as being an important part of their grief process. It also helps to ensure a fair process, which has a positive impact on accountability and legitimacy. Family participation improves accountability by maximising the chance of achieving the right outcome via scrutiny, therefore identifying failures. Families also brings balance to the process, provide vital information about the deceased as well as helping to ensure that lessons are learned that will prevent future deaths. Death in Custody shows that procedural justice theory is relevant for participation in processes investigating human rights violations. It includes key recommendations on how to ensure participation can be fair and effective.

News 2.0

News 2.0

Author: Ahmed Al-Rawi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2020

Offers fresh insights and empirical evidence on the producers, consumers, and content of News 2.0 The second generation of news--News 2.0--made, distributed, and consumed on the internet, particularly social media, has forever changed the news business. News 2.0: Journalists, Audiences and News on Social Media examines the ways in which news production is sometimes biased and how social networking sites (SNS) have become highly personalized news platforms that reflect users' preferences and worldviews. Drawing from empirical evidence, this book provides a critical and analytical assessment of recent developments, major debates, and contemporary research on news, social media, and news organizations worldwide. Author Ahmed Al-Rawi highlights how, despite the proliferation of news on social media, consumers are often confined within filter bubbles. Emphasizing non-Western media outlets, the text explores the content, audiences, and producers of News 2.0, and addresses direct impacts on democracy, politics, and institutions. Topics include viral news on SNS, celebrity journalists and branding, fake news discourse, and the emergence of mobile news apps as ethnic mediascapes. Integrating computational journalism methods and cross-national comparative research, this unique volume: Examines different aspects of news bias such as news content and production, emphasizing news values theory Assesses how international media organizations including CNN, BBC, and RT address non-Western news audiences Discusses concepts such as audience fragmentation on social media, viral news, networked flak, clickbait, and internet bots Employs novel techniques in text mining such as topic modeling to provide a holistic overview of news selection News 2.0: Journalists, Audiences and News on Social Media is an innovative and illuminating resource for undergraduate and graduate students of media, communication, and journalism studies as well as media and communication scholars, media practitioners, journalists, and general readers with interest in the subject.

5 Steps to a 5: AP Human Geography 2021

5 Steps to a 5: AP Human Geography 2021

Author: Carol Ann Gillespie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2020

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. MATCHES THE NEW EXAM! Get ready to ace your AP Human Geography Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide Teacher-recommended and expert-reviewed The immensely popular test prep guide has been updated and revised with new material and is now accessible in print, online and mobile formats. 5 Steps to a 5: AP Human Geography 2021 introduces an easy to follow, effective five-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to reach your full potential. The book includes hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations and sample responses. You'll learn how to master the multiple-choice questions and achieve a higher score on this demanding exam. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. This essential guide reflects the latest course syllabus and includes 3 full-length practice exams, plus proven strategies specific to each section of the test. 5 Steps to a 5: AP Human Geography 2021 features: * 3 Practice Exams (available both in the book and online) that match the latest exam requirements * Hundreds of exercises with thorough answer explanation * Comprehensive overview of the AP Human Geography exam format * Proven strategies specific to each section of the test * Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in AP Human Geography * Powerful analytics to assess test readiness * Flashcards, games, and more

5 Steps to a 5: AP Human Geography 2021 Elite Student Edition

5 Steps to a 5: AP Human Geography 2021 Elite Student Edition

Author: Carol Ann Gillespie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2020

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. MATCHES THE NEW EXAM! Get ready to ace your AP Human Geography Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide Teacher-recommended and expert-reviewed 5 Steps to a 5: AP Human Geography 2021 Elite Student Edition introduces an effective five-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and includes online help, three full-length practice exams, detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. With the 5 Minutes to a 5 section, you'll also get an extra AP curriculum activity for each school day to help reinforce the most important AP concepts. With only five minutes a day, you can dramatically increase your score on exam day! 5 Steps to a 5: AP Human Geography 2021 Elite Student Edition features: *3 Practice Exams (available both in the book and online) that match the latest exam requirements * 5 Minutes to a 5 section - an additional 180 questions and activities reinforcing the most important AP concepts and presented in a day-by-day format * Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in AP Human Geography 2021 * Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations * Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness * Flashcards, games, and more

Work

Work

Author: James Suzman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

A major book chronicling the history of work, and how our relationship with it has shaped our civilisation. The work we do brings us meaning, moulds our values, dictates who we spend our time with and determines our future prospects. But this wasn't always the case: for 95% of our species' history, work held a radically different importance. How, then, did work become the central organisational principle of our societies? How did it transform our bodies, our environments, our views on equality and our sense of time? And why, in a time of material abundance, are we working more than ever before? Charting three major milestones - the discovery of fire, which liberated our ancestors to develop skills unrelated to the food quest; our transition from foraging to farming; and our migration from fields to the factories of sprawling cities - James Suzman explores the ways work has changed us. Arguing that we stand at the cusp of a similarly transformative point in the history of our relationship with work, he compels us to see how automation and artificial intelligence could be the key to unlocking a more sustainable future. Work is a stunning appraisal of how humans have kept busy, from stone tools to the stock exchange and into the digital era.

Work

Work

Author: James Suzman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

A major book chronicling the history of work, and how our relationship with it has shaped our civilisation. The work we do brings us meaning, moulds our values, dictates who we spend our time with and determines our future prospects. But this wasn't always the case: for 95% of our species' history, work held a radically different importance. How, then, did work become the central organisational principle of our societies? How did it transform our bodies, our environments, our views on equality and our sense of time? And why, in a time of material abundance, are we working more than ever before? Charting three major milestones - the discovery of fire, which liberated our ancestors to develop skills unrelated to the food quest; our transition from foraging to farming; and our migration from fields to the factories of sprawling cities - James Suzman explores the ways work has changed us. Arguing that we stand at the cusp of a similarly transformative point in the history of our relationship with work, he compels us to see how automation and artificial intelligence could be the key to unlocking a more sustainable future. Work is a stunning appraisal of how humans have kept busy, from stone tools to the stock exchange and into the digital era.

Generative Social Science

Generative Social Science

Author: Joshua M. Epstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Agent-based computational modeling is changing the face of social science. In Generative Social Science, Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful, novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a fundamentally new standard of explanation, in which one grows the phenomenon of interest in an artificial society of interacting agents: heterogeneous, boundedly rational actors, represented as mathematical or software objects. After elaborating this notion of generative explanation in a pair of overarching foundational chapters, Epstein illustrates it with examples chosen from such far-flung fields as archaeology, civil conflict, the evolution of norms, epidemiology, retirement economics, spatial games, and organizational adaptation. In elegant chapter preludes, he explains how these widely diverse modeling studies support his sweeping case for generative explanation. This book represents a powerful consolidation of Epstein's interdisciplinary research activities in the decade since the publication of his and Robert Axtell's landmark volume, Growing Artificial Societies. Beautifully illustrated, Generative Social Science includes a CD that contains animated movies of core model runs, and programs allowing users to easily change assumptions and explore models, making it an invaluable text for courses in modeling at all levels.

Why I Am Not A Feminist

Why I Am Not A Feminist

Author: Jessa Crispin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

A Companion to American Women's History

A Companion to American Women's History

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2020

The Blackwell Companion to American Women's History consists of roughly twenty-eight original essays on critical themes and topics in American women's history. The work assesses the past thirty years of scholarship when Women's History first began to take shape within American History. Part One discusses women in colonial times from 1600-1760, and addresses Europeans coming in contact with Native American, Afriday, and colonial women for the first time; early family structures, religion and economy. Part Two (1760-1880) addresses women's participation in the American revolution, adjusting to social and political upheaval, agrarian work, participation in the new indsutrial/urban society and lives of slave women. Part Three (1880-present) looks at migration and immigration, women's movements at the turn of the 20th century, wage earning women, consumerism, education, women's liberation and the backlash towards feminism in the late 20th century conservative America.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

Author: John Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020

At a time of rising populist nationalism and heightened racial and religious tensions, together with hostilities towards immigrants and minorities, this volume seeks to analyse the fundamental forces underlying these global trends. It Includes contributions by leading authorities as well as a new generation of rising stars in the field. Patterns based on evidence from all five continents are included and a wide contrast in interpretations, models and perspectives provide the reader with a range of possible explanations for the challenges confronting the field of race, ethnicity and nationalism in the second decade of the twenty first century.

The Marriage and Family Experience

The Marriage and Family Experience

Author: Bryan (University of California at Santa Cruz) Strong, Theodore (Ohio Wesleyan University) Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2020

Updated with the latest data and research, Cohen/Strong's THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY offers a realistic look at modern relationships, helping you understand the underlying issues at work in marriages, families and other relationships. It explores adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the transgender experience, virginity, gender roles, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, working families and more. Thorough coverage reflects the diversity of families and relationships, illustrating how racial, cultural, economic and sexual differences shape relationships and families. Real-life examples and self-assessment features encourage you to reflect on your own life, while a straightforward overview of key topics helps you maximize your course success. Also available: MindTap.

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

Author: Diana (Baylor University) Kendall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2020

Kendall's SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 12th edition, introduces you to the study of sociology through captivating, real-life stories as well as timely topics such as the relationship between suicide, bullying and social media. The author humanizes sociology, showing you how it is at work in society and can be applied to everyday life and the pressing social issues we face. You'll learn how you can make a difference in your community -- and the world. You'll also examine issues making headlines, such as the war on gun control and policies to help prevent military suicides. Photos and videos complement the text's main themes of diversity, the application of sociology to everyday life, global comparisons, media and social change, particularly as it relates to social media and other forms of technology spurring new ways of interacting. Also available: MindTap.