Social Theory Re Wired

Author: Wesley Longhofer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317687183
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This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the ability to tailor the course via an extensive interactive website. Readings from important classical and contemporary theorists are placed in conversation with one another through core themes—the puzzle of social order, the dark side of modernity, identity, etc. The website includes videos, interactive commentaries, summaries of key concepts, exams and quizzes, annotated selections from key readings, classroom activities, and more. See the website at www.routledgesoc.com/theory New to the second edition: Expanded web content. Teacher/student feedback employed to clarify difficult concepts. Reframed contemporary section now offers readings by Robert Merton, Bruno Latour, David Harvey, Zygmut Bauman, and Anthony Giddens.

Clio Wired

Author: Roy Rosenzweig
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231150857
Size: 62.45 MB
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In these pathbreaking essays, Roy Rosenzweig charts the impact of new media on teaching, researching, preserving, presenting, and understanding history. Negotiating between the "cyberenthusiasts" who champion technological breakthroughs and the "digital skeptics" who fear the end of traditional humanistic scholarship, Rosenzweig re-envisions the practices and professional rites of academic historians while analyzing and advocating for the achievements of amateur historians. While he addresses the perils of "doing history" online, Rosenzweig eloquently identifies the promises of digital work, detailing innovative strategies for powerful searches in primary and secondary sources, the increased opportunities for dialogue and debate, and, most of all, the unprecedented access afforded by the Internet. Rosenzweig draws attention to the opening up of the historical record to new voices, the availability of documents and narratives to new audiences, and the attractions of digital technologies for new and diverse practitioners. Though he celebrates digital history's democratizing influences, Rosenzweig also argues that the future of the past in this digital age can only be ensured through the active resistance to efforts by corporations to control access and profit from the Web.

Wired Into Teaching Jewish Holidays

Author: Scott Mandel
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
ISBN: 9780867050820
Size: 65.51 MB
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A handbook for teachers in Jewish schools that provides Internet resources for the Jewiish holidays. Based on the manual "Teaching Jewish Holidays," published by A.R.E. Publishing, Inc.

Wired Style

Author: Constance Hale
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 9780767903721
Size: 15.67 MB
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Features a comprehensive, comprehensible A to Z list covering acronyms and when to use them, computer buzzwords and when to lose them, and playful additions to your literary lexicon. Softcover.

A Guide To English Grammar

Author: Bessie Brooks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469169630
Size: 16.89 MB
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There is elements of language that allow us to better understand the world. Abstractions in language help us classify ideas into groups so that we may generalize or specify parts within a label. For instance a car is made up of many parts, such as the engine, the wheels, the body,etc. We call it a car instead of of "an engine driving the wheels with a body attached to carry passengers", to make it easier for us not only to transfer the though within our mind, but also to others. Also, by calling it a car, we have differentiated the object from a train or a bike, both being other modes of transportation. Abstractions are part of our mental girds that help us by chopping reality into fragments so that we may organize it and put it into our grasp of understanding. Something such as the temperature cannot be measured because it is infinitely variable. It is just our enviroment reduced to numbers so that we can conceive it in our minds. Again, our world is divided into pieces so the human mind can understand it bit buy bit. From seeing a car to measuring the temperature, language offers an explanation to our experience and it is a powerful tool to help us think.

Der Elektrische M Nch

Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641184835
Size: 33.16 MB
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In Dirk Gently's Holistischer Detektei geht es drunter und drüber. Ein elektrischer Mönch, eine lebende Leiche, ein bettlägriger Odin oder ein Cola-Automat mit Eigenleben sind nur einige der Zutaten dieses «Geister-Horror-Zeitmaschinen-Romanzen-Komödien-Musical-Epos» vom bekannten Autor der "Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis"-Reihe.

Brief Edition Im Digitalen Zeitalter

Author: Anne Bohnenkamp
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110289350
Size: 61.17 MB
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The digital age presents the editors of academic editions of letters with new dilemmas and possibilities. This collection examines the opportunities and difficulties facing publishers of letters due to media change, and presents examples of publication projects. A focus is placed on the changes in editorial standards for the field of letter publishing necessitated by changes in research and presentation options, as well as on the management of large volumes and networks of text.