Download Studies in the Theory of Ideology by John B. Thompson PDF

By John B. Thompson

In this quantity John B. Thompson examines a number of the remarkable modern contributions to the examine of ideology. He focuses totally on ecu social theorists and philosophers, delivering concise and significant value determinations in their paintings. as well as assessing the contributions of the well known thinkers, equivalent to Habermas and Ricoeur, Thompson introduces the reader to a wealthy number of authors who've been overlooked within the English-speaking international: Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Pecheux, Jean Pierre Faye.

The paintings of those authors is analysed with a confident aim:? via a sympathetic evaluation in their views.  Thompson formulates the weather of a singular account of ideology. by way of addressing substantial and methodological concerns in addition to summary questions of justification and critique, this account seeks to combine sociological and philosophical issues in a unified framework for the research of ideology. Studies within the conception of Ideology might be crucial analyzing for someone attracted to an important advancements in ecu philosophy and smooth social thought.

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Download The Pulse of Humanitarian Assistance by Kevin M. Cahill (Editor) PDF

By Kevin M. Cahill (Editor)

Realizing the complicated nature of foreign humanitarian action-particularly following typical failures or armed conflicts-has been the challenge of this targeted sequence. This publication explores the state-of-the-art issues that may impact how help is provided within the future.Featuring twelve unique essays by means of best practitioners, policymakers, and students, the booklet is a nation of the sphere file on difficulties, threats, and possibilities dealing with aid efforts in cutting-edge world.With contributions from such specialists as Bernard Kouchner, founding father of medical professionals without boundary lines, Charles McCormick, CEO of shop the kids, and physicians, army leaders, box staff, and others, the essays confront the main serious concerns dealing with the supply of potent relief.The matters contain army and civilian cooperation in large-scale mess ups, with designated consciousness to the expansion of personal armies. How conventional nongovernmental enterprises and faith-based enterprises adapt to newchallenges can also be explored. how you can enhance safeguard for humanitarian employees, refugees, and internally displaced individuals and people in transition after wars also are considered.Bringing jointly diplomatic, army, clinical, felony, political, spiritual, and moral views from reviews in Darfur, West Africa, Iraq, Pakistan, and different components, the essays provide an authoritative stock of the place humanitarian aid has been, and the way it needs to swap to save lots of lives and groups at risk.

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Download Der männliche Habitus: Band 2: Männerforschung und by Holger Brandes PDF

By Holger Brandes

Der männliche Habitus als in den Körper eingeschriebene soziale Praxis ist der Schlüssel zum Verständnis männlicher Identität und Verhaltensweisen. Als Beitrag zur Männerforschung und Männerpolitik untersucht das Buch Männlichkeiten abhängig von Kultur, Milieu und iteration. Dieser zweite Band ergänzt Band I, der sich Männergruppen und männlicher Identität widmet, um die Themenfelder Männerforschung und Männerpolitik. Ausgehend vom Habituskonzept Pierre Bourdieus und neueren Diskussionen in der Männerforschung begründet der Autor eine theoretische Sicht von Männlichkeit als Produkt sozialer Praxis. Dabei eröffnet die Kategorie des "männlichen Habitus" eine Perspektive, die Körperlichkeit und Gesellschaftlichkeit sowie Individualität und Kollektivität verbindet. Kultur-, milieu- und generationsspezifische Formungen von Männlichkeit werden ausgeleuchtet und in den Kontext der Frage nach den Möglichkeiten der Veränderung männlichen Verhaltens gestellt. Damit eröffnet sich eine neue Sicht auf Männerpolitik als Teil von Gender-Mainstreaming und Geschlechterdemokratie.

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Download The Biblical Offense of Racism by Douglas Jones PDF

By Douglas Jones

From a non-Christian standpoint, the moral problems with racism are even more substantially determined than so much are prepared to confess. The non-Christian has no valid, nonarbitarary moral ordinary during which to sentence racist practices. as a result, he has no foundation to figure out the ideal factor, the incorrect factor, the matter, or the answer. The non-Christian worldview needs to logically (and horribly) embody racism. whereas unhinging drained secular arguments, Jones provides a deft, biblical apologetic opposed to racism.

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