A History of Western Society

A History of Western Society
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler
Release: 2002-07
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Pages: 1063
ISBN: 0312683790
Language: en
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A bestseller in its field, A History of Western Society examines the lives of both historical figures and ordinary people, using an engaging, lively writing style to capture students' interest. The authors pay careful attention to traditional political and cultural developments, providing a balanced, well-rounded view of Western history as a whole. Designed to appeal to a more visual student body, the Seventh Edition devotes increased attention to cultural history. The text's photo and map programs have been enhanced, with a stronger relationship between the narrative and illustrations. Scholarly updates throughout the text include new information on Egyptian religion; a revised discussion of the polis and Greek democracy; new material on the origins of Christian sacraments; an expanded discussion on the Peace of God; a new exploration of the cultural consequences of the Crusades; updated scholarship on the Atlantic slave trade; and a revised discussion of nationalism.

A History of World Societies Volume 1

A History of World Societies  Volume 1
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Jerry Davila,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay
Release: 2017-09-08
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 568
ISBN: 9781319069872
Language: en
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Long praised by instructors and students for its accessible regional chapter structure, readability, and sustained attention to social history, the Eleventh Edition of A History of World Societies includes even more features and tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. This edition includes more help with historical thinking skills, an expanded primary source program in print and online, and the best and latest scholarship throughout.

Understanding World Societies 2e Combined Version Launchpad for Understanding World Societies 2e Twelve Month Access

Understanding World Societies 2e Combined Version   Launchpad for Understanding World Societies 2e  Twelve Month Access
Author: John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Clare Haru Crowston
Release: 2015-05-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1319016405
Language: en
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Understanding World Societies 2e V2 Launchpad for Understanding World Societies 2e Six Month Access

Understanding World Societies 2e V2   Launchpad for Understanding World Societies 2e  Six Month Access
Author: John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck
Release: 2015-05-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1319016421
Language: en
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Understanding World Societies Volume I

Understanding World Societies  Volume I
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Clare Haru Crowston,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Release: 2012-11-16
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781457622694
Language: en
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Based on the highly successful A History of World Societies, Understanding World Societies: A Brief History combines innovative pedagogy with a manageable regional and comparative approach to capture students' interest in the everyday life of the past. Abridged by 25%, the narrative is paired with distinctive pedagogy, designed to help students focus on significant developments as they read and review. An innovative end-of-chapter study guide helps students master key facts and move towards synthesis.

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
Author: Irving Hexham
Release: 2011-03-22
Editor: Zondervan Academic
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780310314486
Language: en
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Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually, valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across the world’s many religions. Understanding World Religions presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. Hexham believes that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, and he guides readers in responsible ways of carrying this out. Of particular importance is Hexham’s decision to explore African religions, which have frequently been absent from major religion texts. He surveys these in addition to varieties of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Understanding World Societies Vol 2 First World War

Understanding World Societies  Vol  2   First World War
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Susan Grayzel
Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1457660806
Language: en
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Sources of World Societies Volume 1

Sources of World Societies  Volume 1
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Jerry Davila,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay
Release: 2020-08-26
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781319303594
Language: en
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Sources of World Societies is an expertly crafted collection of historical sources with a variety of global, cultural perspectives from around the world.

Expanding Empires

Expanding Empires
Author: Wendy F. Kasinec,Michael A. Polushin
Release: 2002
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 243
ISBN: 0842027319
Language: en
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This new volume examines the processes of cultural exchange as they occurred in 'empire building, ' looking at Early Mesopotamia, Africa, Greece, Japan, India, the Arab world, and empires in other parts of the globe. The articles draw upon a variety of disciplines from the social sciences and the humanities, a feature not often found in other readers. Unlike other books on world civilizations, this text strives to develop a consistent theme as it focuses on the manner in which imperial authority and cultural interaction worked through different bureaucracies in various empires. The articles also help students understand the cross-cultural interactions and historical events that have laid the foundation for our modern global society. This book also contains useful maps and supplements consisting of images to assist students in visualizing and understanding the textual material. This new text is ideal for courses in world history prior to 1650.

Understanding Human Society

Understanding Human Society
Author: Walter Goldschmidt
Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781135034856
Language: en
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Published in 1998, Understanding Human Society is a valuable contribution to the field of Social Science.

Understanding Digital Societies

Understanding Digital Societies
Author: Jessamy Perriam,Simon Carter
Release: 2021-03-24
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781529733877
Language: en
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Understanding Digital Societies provides a framework for understanding our changing, technologically shaped society and how sociology can help us make sense of it. You will be introduced to core sociological ideas and texts along with exciting global examples that shed light on how we can use sociology to understand the world around us. This innovative, new textbook: Provides unique insights into using theory to help explain the prevalence of digital objects in everyday interactions. Explores crucial relationships between humans, machines and emerging AI technologies. Discusses thought-provoking contemporary issues such as the uses and abuses of technologies in local and global communities. Understanding Digital Societies is a must-read for students of digital sociology, sociology of media, digital media and society, and other related fields.

Understanding World Societies Sources of World Societies 9e

Understanding World Societies   Sources of World Societies 9e
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,John Buckler,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Denis Gainty
Release: 2012-08-03
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1457633655
Language: en
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Positive Organizing in a Global Society

Positive Organizing in a Global Society
Author: Laura Morgan Roberts,Lynn Perry Wooten,Martin N. Davidson
Release: 2015-09-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781317745129
Language: en
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This book unites the latest research in diversity, inclusion, and positive organizational scholarship (POS), to investigate diversity and inclusion dynamics in social systems. Comprised of succinct chapters from thought leaders in the field, this book covers both micro- and macro-levels of analysis, covering topics such as authenticity, mentorship, intersectional identity work, positive deviance, resilience, resource cultivation and utilization, boundary-spanning leadership, strengths-based development, positive workplace interventions to promote well-being, inclusive strategic planning, and the role of diversity in innovation.

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World
Author: Wendy Griswold
Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: SAGE Publications
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781452289403
Language: en
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In the Fourth Edition of Cultures and Societies in a Changing World, author Wendy Griswold illuminates how culture shapes our social world and how society shapes culture. Through this book, students will gain an understanding of the sociology of culture and explore stories, beliefs, media, ideas, art, religious practices, fashions, and rituals from a sociological perspective. Cultural examples from multiple countries and time periods will broaden students' global understanding. Students will develop a deeper appreciation of culture and society from this text, gleaning insights that will help them overcome cultural misunderstandings, conflicts, and ignorance and that will help equip them to live their professional and personal lives as effective, wise citizens of the world.

A Theory of World Politics

A Theory of World Politics
Author: Mathias Albert
Release: 2016-04-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781107146532
Language: en
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In this book, Mathias Albert develops an ambitious theoretical framework that describes world politics as a specific social system set within the wider political system of world society. Albert's analysis of the historical evolution and contemporary form of world politics takes the theory of social differentiation as its starting point. World politics is a specific, relatively recent form of politics and Albert shows how the development of a distinct system of world politics first began during the long nineteenth century. The book goes on to identify the different forms of social differentiation that underlie the variety of contemporary forms of organizing political authority in world politics. Employing sociological and historical perspectives, A Theory of World Politics also reflects critically on its relation to accounts of world politics in the field of international relations and will appeal to a wide readership in a range of fields.

Understanding Global Security

Understanding Global Security
Author: Peter Hough
Release: 2018-03-22
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781351751254
Language: en
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Fully revised to incorporate recent developments, this fourth edition of Understanding Global Security analyses the variety of ways in which people's lives are threatened and/or secured in contemporary global politics. The traditional focus of Security Studies texts: war, deterrence and terrorism, are analysed alongside non-military security issues such as famine, crime, disease, disasters, environmental degradation and human rights abuses to provide a comprehensive survey of how and why people are killed in the contemporary world. This new edition features: Greater coverage of the evolving theoretical literature on security, including more analysis of critical theory perspectives and emerging schools of thought. Reflections on recent developments in the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. New data and cases on poverty, hunger and depression and greater analysis of the social and political implications of the prolonged period of stagnation the global economy has gone through. New content reflecting the recent resurgence in populist nationalism evident in the election of Trump in the USA, the UK’s exit from the EU and the authoritarian turn taken in many countries. Analysis of the 2015 Paris climate change treaty and the international responses to recent pandemics such as Ebola and Zika A new section has been included on suicide, plugging a gap evident in the earlier editions. User-friendly and easy to follow, this highly acclaimed and popular academic textbook is designed to make a complex subject accessible to all and will continue to be essential reading for everyone interested in security.

Understanding World Societies Combined Volume and Worlds of History 4e V1 Worlds of History 4e

Understanding World Societies  Combined Volume and Worlds of History 4e V1   Worlds of History 4e
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Clare Haru Crowston,Kevin Reilly
Release: 2012-08-03
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1457645645
Language: en
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Understanding World Societies Vol 1 Worlds of History 5th Ed

Understanding World Societies  Vol   1   Worlds of History  5th Ed
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Clare Haru Crowston,Kevin Reilly
Release: 2013-01-11
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1457645696
Language: en
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Understanding World Societies V1 Bedford Glossary for World History

Understanding World Societies  V1   Bedford Glossary for World History
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Clare Haru Crowston
Release: 2012-08-03
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1457645734
Language: en
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The Nonreligious

The Nonreligious
Author: Phil Zuckerman,Luke W. Galen,Frank L. Pasquale
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780199924943
Language: en
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The number of nonreligious people has increased dramatically over the past several decades, yet scholarship on the nonreligious is severely lacking. In response to this critical gap in knowledge, The Nonreligious provides a comprehensive summation and analysis of existing social scientific research on secular people and societies. The authors present a thorough overview of existing knowledge while also drawing upon ongoing research and suggesting ways to improve our understanding of this growing population. Offering a research- and data-based examination of the nonreligious, this book will be an invaluable source of information and a foundation for further scholarship. Written in clear, accessible language that will appeal to students and the increasingly interested general reader, The Nonreligious provides an unbiased and thorough account of relevant existing scholarship within the social sciences that bears on lived experiences of the nonreligious.