Distinction A Social Critique of The Judgement of Taste

Pierre Bourdieu, "Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste"

Pierre Bourdieu, "Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste"
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr | 1984 | ISBN: 0674212770 | English | PDF | 640 pages | 44.83 Mb

No judgement of taste is innocent. In a word, we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu brilliantly illuminates this situation of the middle class in the modern world. France's leading sociologist focusses here on the French bourgeoisie, its tastes and preferences. Distinction is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. …
Alcohol and the Public Health: A study by a working party of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Phy

Alcohol and the Public Health: A study by a working party of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians on the … of Public Health Medicine Working Part) by John Kemm
English | Apr. 10, 1991 | ISBN: 0333547799 | 227 Pages | PDF | 19 MB

Alcohol consumption and alcohol-induced social and health problems are fast increasing, while 'safe' intake levels are revised downwards. Result, a resurgence of concern.
A Buddhist Doctrine of Experience: A New Translation and Interpretation of the Works of Vasubandhu the Yogacarin (Repost)

A Buddhist Doctrine of Experience: A New Translation and Interpretation of the Works of Vasubandhu the Yogacarin by Thomas A. Kochumuttom
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers of India | 2008 | ISBN: 812080662X | 287 pages | PDF | 15,3 MB

Giving a new translation and interpretation of the basic works of Vasubandhu the yogacarin, the author shows that Yogacara metaphysics is basically the same as that of the early Buddhism. He contends that the Yogacara writings are open to interpretation in terms of realistic pluralism, and thus challenges their traditional interpretation in terms of idealistic monism.
Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism

Sheila Jeffreys - Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism
Published: 2014-04-16 | ISBN: 0415539390, 0415539404 | EPUB + MOBI | 224 pages | 1 MB
Toward a Postcolonial Reading of the Epistle of James: James 2:1-13 in its Roman Imperial Context [Repost]

Ingeborg Mongstad-Kvammen - Toward a Postcolonial Reading of the Epistle of James: James 2:1-13 in its Roman Imperial Context
Published: 2013-05-30 | ISBN: 9004251863 | PDF | 270 pages | 4 MB
A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle

A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine) by Janet Golden
Cambridge University Press; First Edition | February 23, 1996 | English | ISBN: 052149544X | 232 pages | PDF | 7 MB

A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle examines the intersection of medical science, social theory, and cultural practices as they shaped relations among wet nurses, physicians, and families from the colonial period through the twentieth century. It explores how Americans used wet nursing to solve infant feeding problems, shows why wet nursing became controversial as motherhood slowly became medicalized, and elaborates how the development of scientific infant feeding eliminated wet nursing by the beginning of the twentieth century. Janet Golden's study contributes to our understanding of the cultural authority of medical science, the role of physicians in shaping child rearing practices, the social construction of motherhood, and the profound dilemmas of class and culture that played out in the private space of the nursery.

A Social History of the French Revolution  

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A Social History of the French Revolution

A Social History of the French Revolution by Norman Hampson
Routledge; 1 edition | March 31, 1963 | English | ISBN: 0415119529 | 288 pages | PDF | 1 MB

The revolutionary movement which began in 1787 disrupted every aspect of French society, rising to a pitch of such extreme violence that the effects are still felt in France today. The Revolution was the product of social tensions that developed throughout France in the second half of the eighteenth century. Norman Hampson analyses the nature of these social conflicts within their political framework.
With enough background information to satisfy the general reader with no previous knowledge of the subject, Norman Ha mpson's book devotes particular attention to provincial France. The result is both a picture of the supreme crisis in French society, and an examination of social attitudes and aspirations whose influence has been universal and enduring.

A Social History of the English Countryside  

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A Social History of the English Countryside

A Social History of the English Countryside by G. E. Mingay
Routledge | January 24, 1991 | English | ISBN: 0415034086 | 260 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Traces the rise and fall of rural England from the Middle Ages to the Second World War and the nature of the changes which have occurred.
A Social Theory of the Nation-State: The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism

Daniel Chernilo - A Social Theory of the Nation-State: The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism
Published: 2007-08-30 | ISBN: 0415399149, 0415439930 | PDF | 208 pages | 3 MB

Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery  

Posted by ChrisRedfield at April 24, 2013
Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Patricia Lim - Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery
Published: 2011-03-08 | ISBN: 9622099904 | PDF | 624 pages | 14 MB