Understanding World Societies Volume 1

Understanding World Societies  Volume 1
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Author: John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Pages: 528
ISBN: 1457618737
Release: 2012-08-03
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Societies Volume 2

Understanding World Societies  Volume 2
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Author: John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Pages: 608
ISBN: 1457618745
Release: 2012-08-03
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Societies Combined Volume

Understanding World Societies  Combined Volume
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Author: John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry. E Weisner-Hanks,Jerry Davila
Pages: 1168
ISBN: 1457699923
Release: 2015-01-07
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Understanding World Societies, Second Edition, features a brief, question-driven narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and helps students understand what’s really important to know about world history. The second edition presents LaunchPad, a new intuitive ebook and course space with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and a wealth of activities and assessments that help students make progress toward learning outcomes. LaunchPad features primary source activities, map and visual activities, adaptive and summative quizzing, and a wealth of optional resources, including carefully developed Online Document Projects for each chapter with auto-graded exercises. LaunchPad is easy to use and can be integrated with your school’s course management system, giving you the tools for enhanced teaching and learning.

Loose leaf Version for Understanding World Societies Volume 1 To 1600

Loose leaf Version for Understanding World Societies  Volume 1  To 1600
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Author: John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Jerry Davila
Pages: 592
ISBN: 1319009034
Release: 2015-01-15
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Understanding World Societies, Second Edition, features a brief, question-driven narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and helps students understand what’s really important to know about world history. The second edition presents LaunchPad, a new intuitive ebook and course space with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and a wealth of activities and assessments that help students make progress toward learning outcomes. LaunchPad features primary source activities, map and visual activities, adaptive and summative quizzing, and a wealth of optional resources, including carefully developed Online Document Projects for each chapter with auto-graded exercises. LaunchPad is easy to use and can be integrated with your school’s course management system, giving you the tools for enhanced teaching and learning.

A History of Western Society

A History of Western Society
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Author: John McKay,John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0395904374
Release: 1998-08
Editor: Houghton Mifflin College Division

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A History of World Societies Volume 2 Since 1450

A History of World Societies  Volume 2  Since 1450
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Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Pages: 728
ISBN: 9780312666934
Release: 2011-10-05
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A History of World Societies introduces students to the global past through social history and the stories and voices of the people who lived it. Now published by Bedford/St. Martin's, and informed by the latest scholarship, the book has been thoroughly revised with students in mind to meet the needs of the evolving course. Proven to work in the classroom, the book’s regional and comparative approach helps students understand the connections of global history while providing a manageable organization. With more global connections and comparisons, more documents, special features and activities that teach historical analysis, and an entirely new look, the ninth edition is the most teachable and accessible edition yet. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how.

A History of World Societies Value Edition Volume 2

A History of World Societies  Value Edition  Volume 2
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Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Jerry Davila,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9781319070274
Release: 2017-09-22
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

A History of Western Society

A History of Western Society
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Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler
Pages: 1088
ISBN: UCSC:32106018577160
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown

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The Middle Class in World Society

The Middle Class in World Society
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Author: Christian Suter,S. Madheswaran,B.P. Vani
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781000076158
Release: 2020-05-21
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume delves into the study of the world’s emerging middle class. With essays on Europe, the United States, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, the book studies recent trends and developments in middle class evolution at the global, regional, national, and local levels. It reconsiders the conceptualization of the middle class, with a focus on the diversity of middle class formation in different regions and zones of world society. It also explores middle class lifestyles and everyday experiences, including experiences of social mobility, feelings of insecurity and anxiety, and even middle class engagement with social activism. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and in-depth interviews, the book provides a sophisticated analysis of this new and rapidly expanding socioeconomic group and puts forth some provocative ideas for intellectual and policy debates. It will be of importance to students and researchers of sociology, economics, development studies, political studies, Latin American studies, and Asian Studies.

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World
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Author: Wendy Griswold
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781452289403
Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Mathias Albert
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781107146532
Release: 2016-04-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Strong Societies and Weak States

Strong Societies and Weak States
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Author: Joel S. Migdal
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780691212852
Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Why do many Asian, African, and Latin American states have such difficulty in directing the behavior of their populations--in spite of the resources at their disposal? And why do a small number of other states succeed in such control? What effect do failing laws and social policies have on the state itself? In answering these questions, Joel Migdal takes a new look at the role of the state in the third world. Strong Societies and Weak States offers a fresh approach to the study of state-society relations and to the possibilities for economic and political reforms in the third world. In Asia, Africa, and Latin America, state institutions have established a permanent presence among the populations of even the most remote villages. A close look at the performance of these agencies, however, reveals that often they operate on principles radically different from those conceived by their founders and creators in the capital city. Migdal proposes an answer to this paradox: a model of state-society relations that highlights the state's struggle with other social organizations and a theory that explains the differing abilities of states to predominate in those struggles.

Understanding Global Politics

Understanding Global Politics
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Author: Klaus Larres,Ruth Wittlinger
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9781134818679
Release: 2019-08-07
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Contemporary international affairs are largely shaped by widely differing thematic issues and actors, such as nation states, international institutions, NGOs and multinational companies. Obtaining a deeper understanding of these multifaceted themes and actors is crucial for developing a genuine understanding of contemporary international affairs. This book provides undergraduate and postgraduate students of global politics and international relations with the necessary knowledge of the forces that shape and dominate our global political, economic and social/cultural environment. The book significantly enhances our understanding of the essentials of contemporary international affairs. Understanding Global Politics takes a pragmatic approach to international relations, with each chapter being written by an expert in their respective field: Part I provides the historical background that has led to the current state of world affairs. It also provides clear outlines of the major yet often complex theories of international relations. Part II is dedicated to the main actors in global politics. It discusses actors such as the most important nation states, the UN, EU, international organizations, NGOs and multinational companies. Part III considers important contemporary themes and challenges in global politics, including non-state centered challenges. Chapters focus on international terrorism, energy and climate change issues, religious fundamentalism and demographic changes. The comprehensive structure of this book makes it particularly viable to students who wish to pursue careers in international organizations, diplomacy, consultancy, the think tank world and the media.

Modern Subjectivities in World Society

Modern Subjectivities in World Society
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Author: Dietrich Jung,Stephan Stetter
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9783319907345
Release: 2018-07-20
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book brings together theories of world society with poststructuralist and postcolonial work on modern subjectivity to understand the universalising and particularising processes of globalisation. It addresses a theoretical void in global studies by attending to the co-constituted process through which modern subjectivities and global processes emerge and interact. The editors outline a key problem in global studies, which is a lack of engagement between the local/particular/individual and the ‘universalising’ processes in which they are situated. The volume deals with this concern with contributions from historical sociologists, poststructuralist and postcolonial scholars and by focusing in the Middle East, religion in global modernity and non-human subjectivities.

Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education

Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education
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Author: Ellen Hazelkorn
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781317574071
Release: 2016-11-18
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Global rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education is an examination of the impact and influence that university rankings have had on higher education, policy and public opinion in recent years. Bringing together some of the most informed authorities on this very complex issue, this edited collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the changes affecting higher education and the implications for society and the economy. Split into four interrelated sections, this book covers: The development of rankings in higher education, how they have impacted upon both the production of knowledge and its geography, and their influence in shaping policymaking. Overviews of the significance of rankings for higher education systems in Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia, South America, India and North America. An analysis of rankings in relation to key concerns that pervade contemporary higher education. Examination of the role rankings are likely to play in the future directions for higher education. This is a significant scholarly work that analyses in depth an important development in higher education systems, and which is likely to have an important influence upon how we understand the higher education policy-making process – past, present and future. It provides new analysis and conceptual understanding for researchers, and firm evidence for policy makers to use when addressing the value of rankings in measuring the quality of their institutions. Besides bringing together a powerful cast of academics, this book incorporates contributions from heads of important international higher education organisations – from both those involved in making and also in administering key decisions. This timely, reflective and accessible book forms crucial reading for those studying the subject of rankings, as well as the broader implications and unintended consequences of rankings on national higher education policies. Extending beyond academic researchers and students, this book will also be of significant interest to policymakers, higher education leaders and key stakeholders.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions
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Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780199767649
Release: 2011-08-25
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Original publication and copyright date: 2011.

Epidemics and Society

Epidemics and Society
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Author: Frank M. Snowden
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780300249149
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A wide-ranging study that illuminates the connection between epidemic diseases and societal change, from the Black Death to Ebola This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only influenced medical science and public health, but also transformed the arts, religion, intellectual history, and warfare. A multidisciplinary and comparative investigation of the medical and social history of the major epidemics, this volume touches on themes such as the evolution of medical therapy, plague literature, poverty, the environment, and mass hysteria. In addition to providing historical perspective on diseases such as smallpox, cholera, and tuberculosis, Snowden examines the fallout from recent epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola and the question of the world’s preparedness for the next generation of diseases.

Migration Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

Migration  Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies
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Author: Leopoldina Fortunati,Raul Pertierra,Jane Vincent
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781136513466
Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and keep connected with their communities of origin. Furthermore, the book analyses the different ways in which migrants contribute, along with natives, in co-constructing contemporary societies – a process in which the cultures of both groups are considered. Drawing on contributions from a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology and linguistics, it offers a more profound understanding of one of the most significant phenomena of contemporary international societies – the migration of nearly a billion people worldwide - and the relationship between technology and society.

A History of World Societies 11e Volume 1 Sources of World Societies 3e

A History of World Societies  11e  Volume 1   Sources of World Societies  3e
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Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Jerry Davila,John P. McKay
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1319193390
Release: 2017-09-08
Editor: Bedford Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Long praised by instructors and students for its accessible regional chapter structure, readability, and sustained attention to social history, the A History of World Societies, Value Edition, is a brief, affordable text that brings the past to life. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative of the comprehensive edition and select maps and images. Active learning and assessment options expand with use of the LaunchPad course space, which combines an e-book with a wealth of time-saving teaching and learning tools. LaunchPad comes with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that students enjoy; when assigned, LearningCurve ensures students come to class prepared. Easy to integrate into your campus LMS, and featuring additional primary sources, summative quizzing, a video assignment and annotation tool, new autograded source-based questions, and a new set of discovery-oriented primary source projects, LaunchPad provides an easy and fun way to help students learn about world history while helping them make progress toward learning outcomes.

Understanding Global Poverty

Understanding Global Poverty
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Author: Benjamin Curtis,Serena Cosgrove
Pages: 290
ISBN: 1138230766
Release: 2017-08-10
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Building a framework for understanding poverty -- Development and its debates -- Multidimensional poverty measurements -- Health and poverty -- Geographical and spatial poverty -- Gender and poverty -- State institutions, governance, and poverty -- Conflict and poverty -- Education as poverty reduction -- The environment and poverty reduction -- Financial services for the poor -- Conclusion: ethics and action: what should you do about global poverty?