Immaterial Facts

Immaterial Facts Author Robert Caper
ISBN-10 9781317797937
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 161
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Origin of Concepts

The Origin of Concepts Author Susan Carey
ISBN-10 9780199887910
Release 2009-05-06
Pages 608
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New in paperback-- A transformative book on the way we think about the nature of concepts and the relations between language and thought.

Fashionable Childhood

Fashionable Childhood Author Annamari Vänskä
ISBN-10 9781472568472
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 264
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Fashionable Childhood is the first book to critically examine representations of children and childhood through fashion media. Focussing on themes such as innocence, sexuality, class, and gender, this book provides a detailed and fascinating overview of the topic over the last 40 years. With case studies of advertising campaigns from international fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Dior, Ralph Lauren and in-depth research into Italy's special edition of Vogue dedicated to childrenswear, Vogue Bambini, Fashionable Childhood examines the ways children's fashion is presented globally. With the market for children's fashion witnessing rapid growth in recent years, this exciting book will be of particular interest and value to students of fashion marketing, promotion, journalism, history, and theory.

Premigration Legacies and Immigrant Social Mobility

Premigration Legacies and Immigrant Social Mobility Author Mies van Niekerk
ISBN-10 0739104314
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 293
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In Premigration Legacies and Immigrant Social Mobility, anthropologist Mies van Niekerk examines the social and economic trajectories of two groups that have immigrated from the Caribbean Basin to the Netherlands: the Afro-Surinamese and the Indo-Surinamese. Drawing on a wide variety of sources including family histories, participant observation, and surveys of educational and employment outcomes, Dr. van Niekerk compares the experiences of two groups who share a sending country, Surinam, and a receiving country, the Netherlands, but who are ethnically quite different. The work is both a focused case study of the Surinamese migration and a comparative work that contributes to the debate about the relevance of 'structural' and 'cultural' factors for the social mobility of immigrant groups.

The Steps of Man Towards Civilization

The Steps of Man Towards Civilization Author Georg Oesterdiekhoff
ISBN-10 9783842342880
Release 2011-01
Pages 236
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This book delivers an introduction to the theory programme called structure-genetic sociology. I developed this theory programme in the past 30 years. In the meantime, I have written ten books and numerous articles about the subject. The programme mainly bases on developmental psychology and has worked it out to a theory of the evolution of humankind. It encompasses a theory of social change and social evolution, a theory of the development of economy, society, culture, sciences, religion, morals, law, and manners. The fact of the anthropological evolution of humankind from lower, childlike anthropological stages to more elaborated stages is the most groundbreaking and fascinating fact in all social sciences and humanities. It is the only phenomenon within humanities and social sciences whose relevance and importance corresponds to the fact of biological evolution provided by Darwin?'s evolutionary theory. This fact forms the kernel of the entire theory programme.Structure-genetic sociology is the theoretical heir of the outstanding classical approaches such as the classical sociologies, the classical British anthropology, the ethnology of Lucien L vy-Bruhl, the developmental psychology of Jean Piaget, and the philosophy of symbolic forms of Ernst Cassirer. We can understand these classical achievements only against the background of the more elaborated empirical foundations and theoretical structures of my structure-genetic sociology. It helps to verify, to correct, to develop, and to improve the best traditions of social sciences and humanities. Structure-genetic sociology formulates the essence of three hundred years of social sciences and humanities.

Child Support

Child Support Author J. Thomas Oldham
ISBN-10 0472110578
Release 2000
Pages 231
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Explores the issues in reform of child support laws

Input and Interaction in Language Acquisition

Input and Interaction in Language Acquisition Author Clare Gallaway
ISBN-10 0521437253
Release 1994-04-14
Pages 319
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A collection on the nature and effects of language addressed to language learners ('Baby Talk').

Deleuze and Sex

Deleuze and Sex Author Frida Beckman
ISBN-10 9780748688999
Release 2011-07-07
Pages 256
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Applies Deleuze's philosophical ideas, such as the body-machine and becoming, to sex. These 12 new essays develop a fresh philosophical approach to the study of sex and sexuality as practice. The contributors pursue the restricting as well as the liberating force of sex in relation to a spread of themes and subjects including the limits of the human, bacteria, death, disability and animality.

Kinship in Bali

Kinship in Bali Author Hildred Geertz
ISBN-10 9780226285160
Release 1978-08-15
Pages 228
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This work constitutes the first book-length examination of Balinese kinship in English and an important theoretical analysis of the central ethnographic concept of "kinship system." Hildred and Clifford Geertz's findings challenge the prevailing anthropological notion of a kinship system as an autonomous set of institutionalized social relationships. Their research in Bali suggests that kinship cannot be studied in isolation but must be perceived as a symbolic subsystem governed by ideas and beliefs unique to each culture.

The Different Faces of Motherhood

The Different Faces of Motherhood Author Beverly Birns
ISBN-10 9781489921093
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 292
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The Different Faces of Motherhood began during a conversation between the two editors, developmental psychologists who have spent our professional careers working with infants and very young children. We are well aware of the impor tance of infants to their mothers and of mothers to their infants. However, we were particularly aware of the fact that, whereas our knowledge about infants increases exponentially . each decade, our assumptions about mothers change relatively little. We were concerned about the theories that underlie the advice given to mothers and also about the assumption that mothers appear to be generic. More and more we have learned about individual differences in babies, but not more and more about individual differences in mothers. Our second concern has been to expand our knowledge about mothers. Our assumptions were few and our questions were many. We believed that the experience of women would vary greatly, both in outlook and in behavior, depending on each woman's age, marital status, finan Cial status, ethnicity, health, education and work experience, as well as a wom an's own experience in her family origin and her relationship to her husband. If we are to understand child development and believe that the early years are important in a child's life, then it seems critical to examine our beliefs about mothers. If we are to understand human development, then being a mother is surely an important area of inquiry.

The Art of Computer Programming Volume 4A

The Art of Computer Programming  Volume 4A Author Donald E. Knuth
ISBN-10 9780133488852
Release 2014-09-12
Pages 912
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The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A: Combinatorial Algorithms, Part 1 Knuth’s multivolume analysis of algorithms is widely recognized as the definitive description of classical computer science. The first three volumes of this work have long comprised a unique and invaluable resource in programming theory and practice. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of Knuth’s analysis, while practicing programmers have successfully applied his “cookbook” solutions to their day-to-day problems. The level of these first three volumes has remained so high, and they have displayed so wide and deep a familiarity with the art of computer programming, that a sufficient “review” of future volumes could almost be: “Knuth, Volume n has been published.” —Data Processing Digest Knuth, Volume n has been published, where n = 4A. In this long-awaited new volume, the old master turns his attention to some of his favorite topics in broadword computation and combinatorial generation (exhaustively listing fundamental combinatorial objects, such as permutations, partitions, and trees), as well as his more recent interests, such as binary decision diagrams. The hallmark qualities that distinguish his previous volumes are manifest here anew: detailed coverage of the basics, illustrated with well-chosen examples; occasional forays into more esoteric topics and problems at the frontiers of research; impeccable writing peppered with occasional bits of humor; extensive collections of exercises, all with solutions or helpful hints; a careful attention to history; implementations of many of the algorithms in his classic step-by-step form. There is an amazing amount of information on each page. Knuth has obviously thought long and hard about which topics and results are most central and important, and then, what are the most intuitive and succinct ways of presenting that material. Since the areas that he covers in this volume have exploded since he first envisioned writing about them, it is wonderful how he has managed to provide such thorough treatment in so few pages. —Frank Ruskey, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria The book is Volume 4A, because Volume 4 has itself become a multivolume undertaking. Combinatorial searching is a rich and important topic, and Knuth has too much to say about it that is new, interesting, and useful to fit into a single volume, or two, or maybe even three. This book alone includes approximately 1500 exercises, with answers for self-study, plus hundreds of useful facts that cannot be found in any other publication. Volume 4A surely belongs beside the first three volumes of this classic work in every serious programmer’s library. Finally, after a wait of more than thirty-five years, the first part of Volume 4 is at last ready for publication. Check out the boxed set that brings together Volumes 1 - 4A in one elegant case, and offers the purchaser a $50 discount off the price of buying the four volumes individually. The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A Boxed Set, 3/e ISBN: 0321751043

Children as equals

Children as equals Author Kathleen Alaimo
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111799081
Release 2002-09-15
Pages 269
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Children as Equals explores the subject of children's rights. The twelve chapters are written by authors whose disciplines include history, law, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Keywords for Children s Literature

Keywords for Children s Literature Author Philip Nel
ISBN-10 9780814758892
Release 2011
Pages 282
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This text presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of children's literature.

Children s Agency Children s Welfare

Children s Agency  Children s Welfare Author Carolus Van Nijnatten
ISBN-10 9781447306290
Release 2013-01-10
Pages 168
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Children develop agency by interacting with their parents and families; if parental agency proves insufficient, child welfare workers must fill in the gaps. In this holistic study of the development of agency, Carolus van Nijnatten engages social, psychological, and developmental perspectives while maintaining a special focus on child welfare structures and the role of the social worker. A significant contribution to current debates about child welfare and protection, Children's Agency, Children's Welfare will be essential reading for specialists in social work, childhood studies, and social policy.

Making Minds

Making Minds Author Professor Henry M. Wellman
ISBN-10 9780199334933
Release 2014-10-09
Pages 336
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Developmental psychologists coined the term "theory of mind" to describe how we understand our shifting mental states in daily life. Over the past twenty years researchers have provided rich, provocative data showing that from an early age, children develop a sophisticated and consistent "theory of mind" by attributing their desires, beliefs, and emotions to themselves and to others. Remarkably, infants barely a few months old are able to attend closely to other humans; two-year-olds can articulate the desires and feelings of others and comfort those in distress; and three- and four-year-olds can talk about thoughts abstractly and engage in lies and trickery. This book provides a deeper examination of how "theory of mind" develops. Building on his pioneering research in The Child's Theory of Mind (1990), Henry M. Wellman reports on all that we have learned in the past twenty years with chapters on evolution and the brain bases of theory of mind, and updated explanations of theory theory and later theoretical developments, including how children conceive of extraordinary minds such as those belonging to superheroes or supernatural beings. Engaging and accessibly written, Wellman's work will appeal especially to scholars and students working in psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and social cognition.

Immaterial Architecture

Immaterial Architecture Author Jonathan Hill
ISBN-10 9781134228300
Release 2006-04-18
Pages 248
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This fascinating argument from Jonathan Hill presents the case for the significance and importance of the immaterial in architecture. Architecture is generally perceived as the solid, physical matter that it unarguably creates, but what of the spaces it creates? This issue drives Hill's explorative look at the immaterial aspects of architecture. The book discusses the pressures on architecture and the architectural profession to be respectively solid matter and solid practice and considers concepts that align architecture with the immaterial, such as the superiority of ideas over matter, command of drawing and design of spaces and surfaces. Focusing on immaterial architecture as the perceived absence of matter, Hill devises new means to explore the creativity of both the user and the architect, advocating an architecture that fuses the immaterial and the material and considers its consequences, challenging preconceptions about architecture, its practice, purpose, matter and use. This is a useful and innovative read that encourages architects and students to think beyond established theory and practice.

75 years of concerns for children

75 years of concerns for children Author Winifred Elma Bain
ISBN-10 WISC:89042027805
Release 1967
Pages 96
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75 years of concerns for children has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 75 years of concerns for children also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 75 years of concerns for children book for free.