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Download Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil-Powered Car, and a by Greg Melville PDF

By Greg Melville

Is it attainable to force coast-to-coast with out preventing at a unmarried gasoline pump? Journalist Greg Melville is set to aim. together with his university blood brother Iggy driving shotgun, this green-thinking guy—who's in love with the belief of loose fuel—sets out on an enlightening street journey. the hunt: to be the 1st humans to force cross-country in a french-fry automobile. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil accumulated from eating place grease Dumpsters alongside the way in which? extra vital, can men live to tell the tale 192 consecutive hours together?

Their excursion off and on the line comprises visits to the solar-powered Google headquarters; the nationwide Ethanol Council; the wind generators of southwestern Minnesota; the nationwide Renewable strength Lab; a trip to at least one of the 1st homes to obtain platinum certification for management in power and Environmental layout (LEED); an "eco-friendly" Wal-Mart; and the world's greatest geothermal heating system.

Part event and half research of what we're doing (or no longer doing) to maintain the planet, Greasy Rider is upbeat, humorous, and whole of unusual information regarding sustainable measures which are inside our achieve.

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Download Explorations in the Sociology of Language and Religion by Tope Omoniyi (ed.), Joshua A. Fishman (ed.) PDF

By Tope Omoniyi (ed.), Joshua A. Fishman (ed.)

The Sociology of Language and faith (SLR) remains to be in its infancy as a sub-discipline within the macrosociolinguistic culture. it's accordingly no twist of fate that the editorial collaboration to provide its first definitive textual content Explorations within the Sociology of Language and faith has concerned Joshua A. Fishman, usually pointed out within the literature as one of many founders of the Sociology of Language. Tope Omoniyi brings to the collaboration an insightful and incisive severe eye for enticing with range within the remedy of language and faith. jointly as editors they've got effectively midwived the delivery of SLR. The stories and debates contained during this quantity revisit these topics that either one of the contributory disciplines of Sociology of Language and faith have universal curiosity in. The contributing authors discover new methodologies and paradigms of study that they deem applicable for this fascinating and complicated interface in an try and exhibit how the shared pursuits of those disciplines influence social practices in a number of groups around the globe. the last word target of the discussions is to model instruments for making a physique of recent wisdom that helps the emergence of a higher society. in the direction of this finish, the authors have harnessed assets from diverse geographical, cultural, linguistic and non secular constituencies with out compromising analytical intensity. within the approach, they've got unfolded new components of sociolinguistic inquiry. the amount is therefore offered as a hugely precious reference source either for undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship.

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Download Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal by Aviva Chomsky PDF

By Aviva Chomsky

Explores what it capability to be undocumented in a felony, social, fiscal and historic context

In this illuminating paintings, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky indicates how "illegality" and "undocumentedness" are techniques that have been created to exclude and make the most. With a spotlight on US coverage, she probes how humans, specially Mexican and significant american citizens, were assigned this status--and to what ends. mixing historical past with human drama, Chomsky explores what it potential to be undocumented in a felony, social, financial, and ancient context. the result's a robust testomony of the complicated, contradictory, and ever-shifting nature of prestige in the US.

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Download A Vision of Transdisciplinarity: Laying Foundations for a by Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis PDF

By Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis Waldvogel

Through a sequence of unique essays, this booklet unites a global crew of well known researchers and educators round the subject of information discussion. Spanning themes from ordinary complexity to neuroscience, from schooling concept to weather swap, from immunology to archaelogy and human migrations, it makes it possible for an environment of confident feedback and permits the ambition to construct a brand new beginning for the transdisciplinary strategy.

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Download Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism by Peter Marshall PDF

By Peter Marshall

Energetic and authoritative, this research of a generally misunderstood topic skillfully navigates the tough waters of anarchistic concepts—from Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers, individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. Exploring key anarchist principles of society and the kingdom, freedom and equality, authority and tool, the checklist investigates the successes and screw ups of anarchist routine during the international. proposing a balanced and important survey, the targeted rfile covers not just vintage anarchist thinkers—such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus, and Emma Goldman—but additionally different libertarian figures, reminiscent of Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault, and Chomsky. crucial examining for an individual wishing to appreciate what anarchists stand for and what they've got completed, this attention-grabbing account additionally contains an epilogue that examines the latest advancements, together with postanarchism and anarcho-primitivism in addition to the anarchist contributions to the peace, eco-friendly, and worldwide justice events of the twenty first century.

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Download The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks PDF

By Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks has consistently been fascinated with islands--their remoteness, their secret, primarily the original different types of lifestyles they harbor. For him, islands conjure up both the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the journey of Magellan and prepare dinner, and the medical ask yourself of Darwin and Wallace.

Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by way of fascinating studies of an remoted group of islanders born completely color-blind, Sacks unearths himself constructing a health center in a one-room island dispensary, the place he listens to those achromatopic islanders describe their colorless international in wealthy phrases of development and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, the place he is going to enquire the perplexing neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he turns into, for a short time, an island neurologist, making residence calls together with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the is still of a colonial culture.
The islands reawaken Sacks' lifelong ardour for botany--in specific, for the primitive cycad timber, whose lifestyles dates again to the Paleozoic--and the cycads are the start line for an intensely own mirrored image at the which means of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of sickness, and the character of deep geologic time. Out of an unforeseen trip, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us within the romance of island existence, and stocks his personal compelling imaginative and prescient of the complexities of being human.

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Download Class and Its Others by J.K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen A. Resnick, Richard D. Wolff PDF

By J.K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen A. Resnick, Richard D. Wolff

Social Theory/Cultural reviews a stunning and leading edge examine category that proposes new ways to this crucial subject. whereas references to gender, race, and sophistication are all over in social concept, category has now not got the type of theoretical and empirical consciousness accorded to gender and race. A welcome and much-needed corrective, this booklet bargains a unique theoretical method of type and an lively perform of sophistication research. The authors provide new and compelling how one can examine category via examinations of such issues as intercourse paintings, the reports of African American girls as family workers, and blue- and white-collar employees. Their paintings recognizes that folks may possibly perform quite a few classification family members at one second or through the years and that category identities are a number of and altering, interacting with different elements of identification in contingent and unpredictable methods. The essays within the booklet concentrate on type distinction, type transformation and alter, and at the intersection of sophistication, race, gender, sexuality, and different dimensions of id. They locate classification in probably not going places-in families, parent-child relationships, and self-employment-and find classification politics at the interpersonal point in addition to on the point of organizations, groups, and international locations. Taken jointly, they're going to instructed a rethinking of sophistication and sophistication subjectivity that would extend social thought. members: Enid Arvidson, U of Texas, Arlington; Jenny Cameron, Monash U, Australia; Harriet Fraad; Janet Hotch; Susan Jahoda, U of Massachusetts, Amherst; Amitava Kumar, U of Florida; Cecilia Marie Rio; Jacquelyn Southern; and Marjolein van der Veen. J. ok. Gibson-Graham is the pen identify of Katherine Gibson and Julie Graham, feminist financial geographers who paintings, respectively, on the Australian nationwide college in Canberra and the collage of Massachusetts, Amherst. Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff are professors of economics on the college of Massachusetts, Amherst. Translation Inquiries: college of Minnesota Press

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Download Die klassische Moderne: Moderne Gesellschaften Erster Band by Ditmar Brock PDF

By Ditmar Brock

Dieses Lehrbuch folgt der Unterscheidung zwischen klassischer und radikalisierter Moderne. In diesem Band zur klassischen Moderne werden soziologische Theorien behandelt, die die Herausbildung der modernen Gesellschaft zu erklären suchen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei Weber, Parsons und Luhmann. Diese Positionen werden in eine Darstellung des soziologischen Denkens zur modernen Gesellschaft von Saint Simon bis Durkheim und Simmel eingebettet. Weiterhin werden wichtige thematische Ergänzungen, aber auch Debatten und Kritik an der klassischen Modernisierungstheorie verfolgt. Diese Darstellung der Theorie wird durch einen sozialhistorischen Teil ergänzt, der wichtige institutionelle Entwicklungen vor der Industrialisierung sowie den Industrialisierungsprozess behandelt.

Dieser Band wird durch einen zweiten Band zur radikalisierten Moderne ergänzt werden. Der Aspekt der Globalisierung wurde bereits in dem Lehrbuch Globalisierung. Wirtschaft – Politik – Kultur – Gesellschaft (Brock 2008) ausführlich dargestellt.

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Download Folk Devils and Moral Panics (Routledge Classics) by Stanley Cohen PDF

By Stanley Cohen

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society

Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, fashion designer medicines, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. each period has its personal ethical panics. It was once Stanley Cohen’s vintage account, first released within the early Nineteen Seventies and often revised, that introduced the time period ‘moral panic’ into frequent dialogue. it really is an exceptional research of ways during which the media and infrequently these able of political energy outline a situation, or team, as a probability to societal values and pursuits. Fanned through screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this results in such teams being marginalised and vilified within the well known mind's eye, inhibiting rational debate approximately strategies to the social difficulties such teams characterize. additionally, he argues that ethical panics move even additional via making a choice on the very fault traces of strength in society.

Full of sharp perception and research, Folk Devils and ethical Panics is vital analyzing for an individual eager to comprehend this robust and enduring phenomenon.

Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology on the London tuition of Economics. He acquired the Sellin-Glueck Award of the yankee Society of Criminology (1985) and is at the Board of the overseas Council on Human Rights. he's a member of the British Academy.

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Download Max Weber: The Lawyer as Social Thinker by Stephen P. Turner PDF

By Stephen P. Turner

This booklet is the 1st account of how within which Weber appropriated and changed resources within the felony culture, during which he was once informed, to build his sociology. It leads on to a brand new figuring out of Weber's rationale and his kinfolk to the culture of social and political concept. the e-book takes the reader into the guts of Weber's conceptualizations of motion and social technology, with no ever giving the effect that those are rarefied and marginal concerns. this can be an incredible booklet for knowing the importance of 1 of the most important sociologist's of the 20th century.

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