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📒Sociology In Pictures ✍ Michael Haralambos
✏Sociology in Pictures Book Summary : Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods is a fresh and exciting publication based on styles from graphic novels and comics. It introduces research methods using entertaining and informative pictures drawn by a leading comic illustrator, offering an effective and novel learning experience. Much of the material is taken from actual research—classics like William F Whyte's Street Corner Society and more recent studies including Sudhir Venkatesh's Gang Leader for a Day. It covers research methods for Sociology at AS/A level and introductory courses at university. Contents 1. Participant observation 2. Gaining entry 3. Acting normally 4. Street corner society 5. Observations in context 6. Ethnography 7. Types of interviews 8. Interview effects 9. Social desirability effects 10. Interviews with context 11. Questionnaires 12. Answering questions 13. Sampling methods 14. Response rates 15. Types of data 16. Experiments 17. Correlation 18. Testing hypotheses 19. Multiple causes 20. Case studies 21. Longitudinal studies 22. Official statistics 23. Statistics are important 24. Documents 25. Exchanging notes 26. Reliability and validity 27. Social facts 28. Social construction 29. Positivism and interpretivism 30. Starting out 31. Choosing a topic 32. Mixed methods 33. Triangulation 34. Research ethics 35. References Also available is Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods Teacher's Guide.
📒A War That Can T Be Won ✍ Tony Payan
✏A War that Can t Be Won Book Summary : More than forty years have passed since President Richard Nixon described illegal drugs as “public enemy number one” and declared a “War on Drugs.” Recently the United Nations Global Commission on Drug Policy declared that “the global war on drugs has failed with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world.” Arguably, no other country has suffered as much from the War on Drugs as Mexico. From 2006 to 2012 alone, at least sixty thousand people have died. Some experts have said that the actual number is more than one hundred thousand. Because the war was conceived and structured by US policymakers and officials, many commentators believe that the United States is deeply implicated in the bloodshed. A War that Can’t Be Won is the first book to include contributions from scholars on both sides of the US–Mexico border. It provides a unique breadth of perspective on the many dimensions of the societal crisis that affects residents of both nations—particularly those who live and work in the borderlands. It also proposes practical steps toward solving a crisis that shows no signs of abating under current policies. Each chapter is based on well-documented data, including previously unavailable evidence that was obtained through freedom-of-information inquiries in Mexico. By bringing together views from both sides of the border, as well as from various academic disciplines, this volume offers a much wider view of a complex problem—and possible solutions.
📒Geek Heresy ✍ Kentaro Toyama
✏Geek Heresy Book Summary : In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world's persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced urban schools and developed digital platforms for remote agrarian communities. But after a decade of designing technologies for humanitarian causes, Toyama concluded that no technology, however dazzling, could cause social change on its own. Technologists and policy-makers love to boast about modern innovation, and in their excitement, they exuberantly tout technology's boon to society. But what have our gadgets actually accomplished? Over the last four decades, America saw an explosion of new technologies – from the Internet to the iPhone, from Google to Facebook – but in that same period, the rate of poverty stagnated at a stubborn 13%, only to rise in the recent recession. So, a golden age of innovation in the world's most advanced country did nothing for our most prominent social ill. Toyama's warning resounds: Don't believe the hype! Technology is never the main driver of social progress. Geek Heresy inoculates us against the glib rhetoric of tech utopians by revealing that technology is only an amplifier of human conditions. By telling the moving stories of extraordinary people like Patrick Awuah, a Microsoft millionaire who left his lucrative engineering job to open Ghana's first liberal arts university, and Tara Sreenivasa, a graduate of a remarkable South Indian school that takes children from dollar-a-day families into the high-tech offices of Goldman Sachs and Mercedes-Benz, Toyama shows that even in a world steeped in technology, social challenges are best met with deeply social solutions.
📒An Introduction To Crime And Crime Causation ✍ Robert C. Winters
✏An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation Book Summary : An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation is a student-friendly textbook that defines and explains the concepts of crime, criminal law, and criminology. Ideal for a one-semester course, the book compares and contrasts early criminal behavior and today‘s modern forms of crime. It also explores society‘s responses to criminal behavior in the past
📒Ocr Sociology For A Level Book 1 ✍ Sue Brisbane
✏OCR Sociology for A Level Book 1 Book Summary : Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Sociology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Build students' confidence to tackle the key themes of the 2015 OCR A-Level Sociology specification with this clear and accessible approach delivered by a team of leading subject authors. - Develop knowledge and understanding of key Year 1 concepts in a contemporary context, including globalisation and the digital social world - Strengthen essential sociological skills with engaging activities at every stage of the course - Reinforce learning and prepare for exams with practice and extension questions and exercises
📒Getting Ghost ✍ Luke Bergmann
✏Getting Ghost Book Summary : A window into the lives of two young urban drug dealers
📒The Shot Caller ✍ Casey Diaz
✏The Shot Caller Book Summary : “This is a story of a tough young man who lost his way, and of a loving God who never forgot him, no matter where he was.” — Nicky Cruz, bestselling author of Run Baby Run The son of El Salvadorian immigrants, Casey Diaz was brought to Los Angeles at the age of two. An abusive, impoverished family life propelled Casey at only eleven years of age into the Rockwood Street Locos gang. Casey was willing to do anything to be number one, but years of chasing rival gang members led to a dramatic ambush and arrest by the LAPD. At just sixteen, Casey was sentenced to more than twelve years in solitary confinement in California’s toughest prison as one of the state’s most violent offenders. He thought his life was over. Yet, when a determined elderly woman paid Casey a visit, a whole new world of possibilities began to unfold. Casey scoffed as she quietly insisted God was going to use him. As the days in solitary wore on, Casey realized Someone else was calling the shots. What happened next can only be described as a miracle. Perfect for: People who believe they’re too far gone Parents who want to keep their kids out of gangs – what are the warning signs Social workers who interact with at-risk youth Those looking for a gritty, informed perspective on LA street gangs and gang culture A visceral insider’s look at the violent world of gangs and prison life, The Shot Caller is a remarkable demonstration of God’s reckless, unending grace and His desire to reach even the worst of sinners—no matter where they are.
📒Against All Hope ✍ Armando Valladares
✏Against All Hope Book Summary : Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba’s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro’s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor and solitary confinement, and hazardous escape attempts. Valladares survived by prayer and poetry. His writing, smuggled out to Europe and the U.S., made him one of the world’s most celebrated prisoners of conscience. As a result of pressure from international human rights organizations, the Castro regime finally released him in 1982. When Against All Hope first appeared, it was immediately compared to Darkness at Noon and other classic prison narratives about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of totalitarianism. Now, with a new prologue by the author, which tells of his life since prison and brings the story of Cuban dissidence up to the case of Elian Gonzalez, this story of strength and survival is more relevant than ever.
📒In The Days Of The Taipings ✍ Hosea Ballou Morse
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