The Lying Brain

Author: Melissa M. Littlefield
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472071487
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships

A cultural history of deception detection from science to science fiction

Individuals and Identity in Economics

Author: John B. Davis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139495462
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines the different conceptions of the individual that have emerged in recent new approaches in economics, including behavioral economics, experimental economics, social preferences approaches, game theory, neuroeconomics, evolutionary and complexity economics, and the capability approach. These conceptions are classified according to whether they seek to revise the traditional atomist individual conception, put new emphasis on interaction and relations between individuals, account for individuals as evolving and self-organizing, and explain individuals in terms of capabilities. The method of analysis uses two identity criteria for distinguishing and re-identifying individuals to determine whether these different individual conceptions successfully identify individuals. Successful individual conceptions account for sub-personal and supra-personal bounds on single individual explanations. The former concerns the fragmentation of individuals into multiple selves; the latter concerns the dissolution of individuals into the social. The book develops an understanding of bounded individuality, seen as central to the defense of human rights.

Bureaucrats and Bleeding Hearts

Author: Tess Lea
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1921410183
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

"This is an anthropological study of the culture of public health governance in the Northern Territory of Australia. It asks what it takes to become a helping white bureau-professional in Australias post-colonial frontier - someone who passionately cares about and resolutely strives toward improved health for Indigenous people and how their determination to help is sustained in the face of a self-declared history of failure."--Provided by publisher.

Beyond Habermas

Author: Christian Emden
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9780857457219
Release Date: 2012-01-15
Genre: History

During the 1960s the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas introduced the notion of a “bourgeois public sphere” in order to describe the symbolic arena of political life and conversation that originated with the cultural institutions of the early eighteenth-century; since then the “public sphere” itself has become perhaps one of the most debated concepts at the very heart of modernity. For Habermas, the tension between the administrative power of the state, with its understanding of sovereignty, and the emerging institutions of the bourgeoisie—coffee houses, periodicals, encyclopedias, literary culture, etc.—was seen as being mediated by the public sphere, making it a symbolic site of public reasoning. This volume examines whether the “public sphere” remains a central explanatory model in the social sciences, political theory, and the humanities.

Rewiring the Nation

Author: Carolyn de la Peña
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 0801886511
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Genre: Social Science

Discussing technologies of transcendence; the cultural work of technological systems; technology and knowledge systems; and technology, mobility, and the body; they consider the place of American technologies in an increasingly globalized, multi-polar, high-tech world and illuminate the relationship between technological positivism and the dynamics

Magill s Medical Guide Neuralgia neuritis and neuropathy Smallpox

Author: Anne Chang
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 1587653885
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.


Author: University of St. Thomas (Saint Paul, Minn.). School of Law
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063756568
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Das Argument

Author: Christine Lehmann
ISBN: 386754171X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Sociology

Globale Waren

Author: Angelika Epple
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133425087
Release Date: 2007

Book Forum

ISBN: UVA:X006169105
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Arts

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
ISBN: UOM:39015054037059
Release Date: 2003
Genre: American literature

E T culture

Author: Debbora Battaglia
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: 0822336324
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

Cultural readings of alien encounters.

Insurgent Citizenship

Author: James Holston
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: UOM:39076002887912
Release Date: 2009-07-26
Genre: Social Science

Insurgent citizenships have arisen in cities around the world. This book examines the insurgence of democratic citizenship in the urban peripheries of São Paulo, Brazil, its entanglement with entrenched systems of inequality, and its contradiction in violence. James Holston argues that for two centuries Brazilians have practiced a type of citizenship all too common among nation-states--one that is universally inclusive in national membership and massively inegalitarian in distributing rights and in its legalization of social differences. But since the 1970s, he shows, residents of Brazil's urban peripheries have formulated a new citizenship that is destabilizing the old. Their mobilizations have developed not primarily through struggles of labor but through those of the city--particularly illegal residence, house building, and land conflict. Yet precisely as Brazilians democratized urban space and achieved political democracy, violence, injustice, and impunity increased dramatically. Based on comparative, ethnographic, and historical research, Insurgent Citizenship reveals why the insurgent and the entrenched remain dangerously conjoined as new kinds of citizens expand democracy even as new forms of violence and exclusion erode it. Rather than view this paradox as evidence of democratic failure and urban chaos, Insurgent Citizenship argues that contradictory realizations of citizenship characterize all democracies--emerging and established. Focusing on processes of city- and citizen-making now prevalent globally, it develops new approaches for understanding the contemporary course of democratic citizenship in societies of vastly different cultures and histories.

The public life of the fetal sonogram

Author: Janelle S. Taylor
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
ISBN: UCSC:32106019811931
Release Date: 2008-09-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

In The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram, medical anthropologist Janelle S. Taylor analyzes the full sociocultural context of ultrasound technology and imagery. Drawing upon ethnographic research both within and beyond the medical setting, Taylor shows how ultrasound has entered into public consumer culture in the United States. The book documents and critically analyzes societal uses for ultrasound such as nondiagnostic Ã"keepsakeÃ" ultrasound businesses that foster a new consumer market for these blurry, monochromatic images of eagerly awaited babies, and anti-abortion clinics that use ultrasound in an attempt to make women bond with the fetuses they carry, inciting a pro-life state of mind.This book offers much-needed critical awareness of the less easily recognized ways in which ultrasound technology is profoundly social and political in the United States today.