The Affluent Society. Pdf

The Affluent Society  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Sept. 29, 2015
The Affluent Society

The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
1998 | ISBN: 0395925002 | English | 288 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got From the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the... (Audiobook) (repost)

Dalton Conley, "Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got From the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms, and Economic Anxiety" (Audiobook)
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1423377621 | MP3 VBR V5 | 6 hrs 32 mins | 257 Mb

Over the past three decades, our daily lives have changed slowly but dramatically. Boundaries between leisure and work, public space and private space, and home and office have blurred and become permeable. How many of us now work from home, our wireless economy allowing and encouraging us to work 24/7? How many of us talk to our children while scrolling through e-mails on our BlackBerrys? How many of us feel overextended, as we are challenged to play multiple roles – worker, boss, parent, spouse, friend, and client – all in the same instant? Dalton Conley, social scientist and writer, provides us with an X-ray view of our new social reality.

The Art of Ethics in the Information Society: Mind You  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Aug. 15, 2017
The Art of Ethics in the Information Society: Mind You

The Art of Ethics in the Information Society: Mind You by Liisa Janssens
English | Mar. 15, 2017 | ISBN: 9462984492 | 148 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

New technologies are often implemented before their ethical consequences have been fully understood. In this volume, experts working in the sciences, arts, and philosophy of technology share novel perspectives on how we can best identify and navigate the new ethical crossroads emerging in our information society. With an eye toward the future, the contributors present an essential and unique view on the interplay between ethics and modern technology.
The Royal Society and the Discovery of the Two Sicilies: Southern Routes in the Grand Tour

The Royal Society and the Discovery of the Two Sicilies: Southern Routes in the Grand Tour By Manuela D’Amore
English | PDF | 2017 | 319 Pages | ISBN : 3319552902 | 4.46 MB

This book illuminates a lesser-known aspect of the British history of travel in the Enlightenment: that of the Royal Society’s special contribution to the “discovery” of the south of Italy in the age of the Grand Tour. By exploring primary source journal entries of philosophy and travel, the book provides evidence of how the Society helped raise the Fellows’ curiosity about the Mediterranean and encouraged travel to the region by promoting cultural events there and establishing fruitful relations with major Italian academic institutions.

The Datafied Society: Studying Culture Through Data  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Aug. 9, 2017
The Datafied Society: Studying Culture Through Data

The Datafied Society: Studying Culture Through Data by Mirko Tobias Schäfer
English | Apr. 15, 2017 | ISBN: 9462981361 | 269 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

As machine-readable data comes to play an increasingly important role in everyday life, researchers find themselves with rich resources for studying society. The novel methods and tools needed to work with such data require not only new knowledge and skills, but also a new way of thinking about best research practices.

Open Data and the Knowledge Society  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Aug. 9, 2017
Open Data and the Knowledge Society

Open Data and the Knowledge Society by Bridgette Wessels
English | June 15, 2017 | ISBN: 9462980187 | 205 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

While there is a lot of talk about how we now live in a knowledge society, the reality has been less impressive: we have yet to truly transition to a knowledge society—in part, this book argues, because discussion mostly focuses on a knowledge economy and information society rather than on ways to mobilize to create an actual knowledge society.
Quantitative Psychology Research: The 79th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Madison, Wisconsin, 2014

L. Andries van der Ark, Daniel M. Bolt, Wen-Chung Wang, Jeffrey A. Douglas, Sy-Miin Chow - Quantitative Psychology Research: The 79th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Madison, Wisconsin, 2014
Published: 2015-08-08 | ISBN: 3319199765, 3319365908 | PDF | 387 pages | 6.17 MB

The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at July 6, 2017
The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects

The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects by Hidemi Suganami, Madeline Carr, Adam Humphreys
2017 | ISBN: 0198805144, 0198779607 | English | 368 pages | PDF | 2 MB
The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It

The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It by Timothy Sandefur
English | September 13th, 2016 | ASIN: B01I8S2HBK, ISBN: 1594038392 | 296 pages | AZW3 | 0.69 MB

Throughout history, kings and emperors have promised “freedoms” to their people. Yet these freedoms were really only permissions handed down from on high. The American Revolution inaugurated a new vision: people have basic rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and government must ask permission from them.

The End of Welfare: Fighting Poverty in the Civil Society  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at July 4, 2017
The End of Welfare: Fighting Poverty in the Civil Society

The End of Welfare: Fighting Poverty in the Civil Society by Michael Tanner
English | Oct. 15, 1996 | ISBN: 1882577388 | 240 Pages | PDF | 28 MB

Provides a compelling case that the current system cannot be reformed and should be abolished.
Just a few minutes' drive from the White House and Capitol Hill, where welfare policies are made, lie the slums of Washington, D.C., where those policies are carried out. The policies launched by successive presidents and Congresses have had the best of intentions. Yet in the streets of Anacostia, the failure of the welfare state is starkly visible.