One dimensional Man

Author: Herbert Marcuse
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 0415289777
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Philosophy

Marcuse attempts to not only interpret the world but also to change it. He brings to the task equipment rarely found among professional philosophers and an idiom that is altogether his own.

Natural Symbols

Author: Professor Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134379514
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Genre: Social Science

One of the most important works of modern anthropology. Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late 1960s, the book took seriously the revolutionary fervour of the times, but instead of seeking to destroy the rituals and symbols that can govern and oppress, Mary Douglas saw instead that if transformation were needed, it could only be made possible through better understanding. Expressed with clarity and dynamism, the passionate analysis which follows remains one of the most insightful and rewarding studies of human behaviour ever written.

There Ain t No Black in the Union Jack

Author: Paul Gilroy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134438662
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Social Science

This classic book is a powerful indictment of contemporary attitudes to race. By accusing British intellectuals and politicians on both sides of the political divide of refusing to take race seriously, Paul Gilroy caused immediate uproar when this book was first published in 1987. A brilliant and explosive exploration of racial discourses, There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack provided a powerful new direction for race relations in Britain. Still dynamite today and as relevant as ever, this Routledge Classics edition includes a new introduction by the author.

The Accumulation of Capital

Author: Rosa Luxemburg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134408207
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Rosa Luxemburg was a revolutionary socialist who fought and died for her beliefs. In January 1919, after being arrested for her involvement in a workers' uprising in Berlin, she was brutally murdered by a group of right-wing soldiers. Her body was recovered days later from a canal. Six years earlier she had published what was undoubtedly her finest achievement, The Accumulation of Capital - a book which remains one of the masterpieces of socialist literature. Taking Marx as her starting point, she offers an independent and fiercely critical explanation of the economic and political consequences of capitalism in the context of the turbulent times in which she lived, reinterpreting events in the United States, Europe, China, Russia and the British Empire. Many today believe there is no alternative to global capitalism. This book is a timely and forceful statement of an opposing view.

DIY Style

Author: Brent Luvaas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780857850478
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Social Science

Armed with cheap digital technologies and a fiercely independent spirit, millions of young people from around the world have taken cultural production into their own hands, crafting their own clothing lines, launching their own record labels, and forging a vast, collaborative network of impassioned amateurs more interested in making than consuming. DIY Style tells the story of this international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of one of its biggest, but least known contingents: the "indie" music and fashion scene of the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia. Through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory, the book chronicles the rise of DIY culture in Indonesia, and also explores the phenomenon in Europe and the United States, painting an evocative portrait of vibrant communities who are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up. This exciting and original study is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, fashion, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Labour globalisation the new economy

Author: György Széll
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN: CORNELL:31924104793652
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

The dominant form of globalisation, i.e. financial globalisation, is the biggest challenge for employees and their representations of interest. If it remains largely unregulated, not only the natural resources will be destroyed, but also social sustainability will be prevented. The negative effects of this development are first of all to be felt on the local and regional level. It is here, therefore, where counter initiatives and strategies have to start. The quality of life and working-life has not necessarily increased through globalisation and the New Economy, though the possibilities of improved communication via email and Internet were positively acknowledged. The biggest challenge is the increasing inequality on a global scale, which is produced so far by the New Economy. As education contributes to enlarge this gap, it has to be adapted to the new social needs to overcome this polarisation. The ongoing development must be reversed: Real needs demand more spending for public than for private consumption. Intermediate organisations can play a positive role in this process.


Author: John Bokina
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: UOM:39015032442082
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Philosophy

Popular Culture and Entertainment Media in Adult Education

Author: Elizabeth J. Tisdell
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131736865
Release Date: 2007-10-19
Genre: Education

Popular culture and entertainment media create an environment that has an enormous influence on all of us. We are constantly bombarded with messages that affect how we think, consciously and unconsciously, about ourselves, others, and the wider world. This environment has far more power to educate--or miseducate--than all adult education programs combined, simply because virtually everyone is immersed in it. Scholars and practitioners have paid relatively little attention to the role of popular culture in the field of adult education, even though many educators of adults use it in their work to teach critical media literacy, to discuss diversity and equity issues, and to explore many aspects of adult development and learning. In this volume, several practitioners illustrate and explain the ways in which they use popular culture in various adult education settings. This is the 113th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.


Author: James F. Lea
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: UOM:39015008734058
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Soil and Soul

Author: Alastair McIntosh
ISBN: UOM:39015043705683
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Environmental protection

It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the torrent of information aboutnvironmental catastrophes taking place all over the world. In Soil and Soul,cottish activist and academic Alastair McIntosh shows how it is stillossible for individuals to take on the might of corporate power and emergeictorious. Alastair's beliefs are rooted in his upbringing on the Isle ofewis. In the first part of his book he explores the ways in which the olday of life in the Hebrides was threatened with extinction by globalapitalism; he does not advocate a return to some kind of preindustrialolden age, but balances the gains of modernity against what has been lost -n particular the disintegration of communities governed by a sense of mutualesponsibility. The second part of the book demonstrates how Alastair'srinciples of community empowerment can be successfully put into practice.orking closely with the inhabitants of the Isle of Eigg, Alastair was partlyesponsible for the first-known case in which Scottish tenants cleared aaird from his own estate.;The people of Eigg raised sufficient funds to

Readings in Social Theory

Author: James Farganis
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 0072825774
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

This highly regarded anthology of primary readings in sociological theory covers the major theorists and schools from classic to contemporary, modernist, and postmodernist, in a chronological organization. Its comprehensive coverage and excellent introductions make this book appealing as a main text for professors who want to encourage students to read and interpret original sources, or as a supplement for those who use a traditional main text.

The Culture of Recovery

Author: Elayne Rapping
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN: UOM:39015037867408
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Psychology

Discusses the positive effects of the recovery movement and its political dangers, arguing that it ignores social problems and owes its success to second-wave feminism