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📒A Mediterranean Society ✍ S. D. Goitein
✏A Mediterranean Society Book Summary : "One of the best comprehensive histories of a culture in this century."—Amos Funkenstein, Stanford University
📒Prostitution And Victorian Society ✍ Judith R. Walkowitz
✏Prostitution and Victorian Society Book Summary : A study of alliances between prostitutes and femminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police.
📒The Open Society And Its Enemies ✍ Karl Popper
✏The Open Society and Its Enemies Book Summary : ‘If in this book harsh words are spoken about some of the greatest among the intellectual leaders of mankind, my motive is not, I hope, to belittle them. It springs rather from my conviction that, if our civilization is to survive, we must break with the habit of deference to great men.’ - Karl Popper, from the Preface Written in political exile during the Second World War and first published in two volumes in 1945, Karl Popper’s The Open Society and Its Enemies is one of the most influential books of all time. Hailed by Bertrand Russell as a ‘vigorous and profound defence of democracy’, its now legendary attack on the philosophies of Plato, Hegel and Marx exposed the dangers inherent in centrally planned political systems and through underground editions become an inspiration to lovers of freedom living under communism in Eastern Europe. Popper’s highly accessible style, his erudite and lucid explanations of the thoughts of great philosophers and the recent resurgence of totalitarian regimes around the world are just three of the reasons for the enduring popularity of The Open Society and Its Enemies and why it demands to be read today and in years to come.
📒Risk Society ✍ Professor Ulrich Beck
✏Risk Society Book Summary : This panoramic analysis of the condition of Western societies has been hailed as a classic. This first English edition has taken its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern. Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the risk society'. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict.
📒Surveillance Society ✍ Lyon, David
✏Surveillance Society Book Summary : This book gives an overview of current research on and developments in surveillance, including closed circuit TV and biometrics, illustrated by empirical examples. Such proliferating surveillance is encountered especially in the modern city, with its watchful cameras and the demand for plastic card ID and eligibility checks. People depend on it for security, convenience, and efficiency.
✏The History of the Royal Society of London for the Improving of Natural Knowledge Book Summary :
📒Black Society In Spanish Florida ✍ Jane Landers
✏Black Society in Spanish Florida Book Summary : The first extensive study of the African American community under colonial Spanish rule, Black Society in Spanish Florida provides a vital counterweight to the better-known dynamics of the Anglo slave South. Jane Landers draws on a wealth of untapped primary sources, opening a new vista on the black experience in America and enriching our understanding of the powerful links between race relations and cultural custom. Blacks under Spanish rule in Florida lived not in cotton rows or tobacco patches, but in a more complex and international world that linked the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and a powerful and diverse Indian hinterland. Here the Spanish Crown afforded sanctuary to runaway slaves, making the territory a prime destination for blacks fleeing Anglo plantations, while Castilian law (grounded in Roman law) provided many avenues out of slavery, which it deemed an unnatural condition. European-African unions were common and accepted in Florida, with families of African descent developing important community connections through marriage, concubinage, and godparent choices. Assisted by the corporate nature of Spanish society, Spain's medieval tradition of integration and assimilati
📒Mind In Society ✍ L.S. Vygotsky
✏Mind in Society Book Summary : The great Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society corrects much of this misunderstanding. Carefully edited by a group of outstanding Vygotsky scholars, the book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky's important essays.
📒Religion In Chinese Society ✍ C. K. Yang
✏Religion in Chinese Society Book Summary : This book describes the religious behavior of all classes in China. It provides a functional study of the religious element in Chinese life to other aspects of society.
✏Caste Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age Book Summary : One of the most powerful statements ever written on the subject of caste in India.