A Good Book In Theory

A Good Book  In Theory

TROUBLED TIMES, IN THEORY TO REPEAT one of the central themes of this
book, theory is not something that exists only in the specialized and often distant
world of academic debate. On the contrary, theory is all around us. Whenever we
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Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442606685

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the process of social inquiry and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry, offering a strong foundation in critical thinking that is rooted in the social sciences but maintains relevance across the disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

A Good Book In Theory

A Good Book  In Theory

An interesting idea, in theory -- Theory matters -- But how do you know?

Author: James Cairns

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442600775

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 934

An interesting idea, in theory -- Theory matters -- But how do you know? -- You are here : mapping social relations -- The real world : making sense of perceptions -- Nature and culture : the social construction of distinctions -- Making time : clocking social relations -- Conclusion : the politics of social theory
Categories: Social Science

A Good Book in Theory

A Good Book  in Theory

This book is designed to introduce readers to the joys and challenges of theoretical thinking.

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551115360

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 271

This book is designed to introduce readers to the joys and challenges of theoretical thinking. It begins by encouraging reflection of informal everyday theorizing, showing that theoretical thinking is an important feature of human activity. A focus on key themes'the politics of the classroom, the notion of what is "real," what is "natural," and how time is measured'allows Sears to draw out important elements of social theory in a way that makes it relevant and interesting to students. Creative exercises bring the issues to life and help hone critical thinking and writing skills. In the process, Sears offers an engaging and accessible guide through the complex world of social theory and lays a solid foundation for further study. Special Combined Price: A Good Book, In Theory: A Guide to Theoretical Thinking may be ordered together with Social Theory: Continuity and Confrontation, second edition at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-55402-291-5. Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies. Restricted titles remain available to adopters and to academics very likely to adopt in the coming semester. When adoption possibilities are less strong and/or further in the future, academics are requested to purchase the title, with the proviso that UTP Higher Education will happily refund the purchase price if the book is indeed adopted.
Categories: Social Science

Theory and Principles of Education

Theory and Principles of Education

Contents: Meaning, Nature and Scope of Education, Objectives and Aims of Education, Definition, Nature and Scope of Philosophy, Major Philosophies, Role of Elders, Different Theories, Role of Education in Democracy, Role of Education in ...

Author: A.R. Rather

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8171418171

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 494

Contents: Meaning, Nature and Scope of Education, Objectives and Aims of Education, Definition, Nature and Scope of Philosophy, Major Philosophies, Role of Elders, Different Theories, Role of Education in Democracy, Role of Education in Socialism, Role of Education in Secularism, Education and Culture Development, Social Change and Role of Education, National and Emotional Integration by Education.
Categories: Education

Death by Theory

Death by Theory

Teach your students archaeological theory in a fashion they'll enjoy, while they solve the mystery in Adrian Praetzellis's delightful textbook-as-novel.

Author: Adrian Praetzellis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742503593

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 144

A European Neolithic burial. A large stone Venus. Nothing unusual about it_except that it was found on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew find themselves in a tangled web of competing interests--avaricious land owners, hungry media, and a cult of goddess worshippers--while investigating one of the finds of the century. In untangling the mystery of the Washington Venus, Hannah and Sean have to confront questions of archaeological evidence, of ethics, of conflicting interpretation of data, and of the very nature of archaeological truths. Helping them are a cadre of disdainful graduate students who propose various theories--processualist, marxist, feminist, postmodernist--to explain the bizarre events. Teach your students archaeological theory in a fashion they'll enjoy, while they solve the mystery in Adrian Praetzellis's delightful textbook-as-novel.
Categories: Social Science

Social Capital

Social Capital

The volume is divided into three parts. The first segment clarifies social capital as a concept and explores its theoretical and operational bases.

Author: Nan Lin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202368947

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 841

Leading scholars in the field of social networks from diverse disciplines present the first systematic and comprehensive collection of current theories and empirical research on the informal connections that individuals have for support, help, and information from other people. Expanding on concepts originally formulated by Pierre Bourdieu and James Coleman, this seminal work will find an essential place with educators and students in the fields of social networks, rational choice theory, institutions, and the socioeconomics of poverty, labor markets, social psychology, and race. The volume is divided into three parts. The first segment clarifies social capital as a concept and explores its theoretical and operational bases. Additional segments provide brief accounts that place the development of social capital in the context of the family of capital theorists, and identify some critical but controversial perspectives and statements regarding social capital in the literature. The editors then make the argument for the network perspective, why and how such a perspective can clarify controversies and advance our understanding of a whole range of instrumental and expressive outcomes. Social Capital further provides a forum for ongoing research programs initiated by social scientists working at the crossroads of formal theory and new methods. These scholars and programs share certain understandings and approaches in their analyses of social capital. They argue that social networks are the foundation of social capital. Social networks simultaneously capture individuals and social structure, thus serving as a vital conceptual link between actions and structural constraints, between micro- and macro-level analyses, and between relational and collective dynamic processes. They are further cognizant of the dual significance of the "structural" features of the social networks and the "resources" embedded in the networks as defining elements of social capital. Nan Lin is professor of sociology, Duke University. Karen Cook is Ray Lyman Wilber Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Stanford University. Ronald S. Burt is Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Categories: Social Science

Elements of Information Theory

Elements of Information Theory

The Second Edition features: Chapters reorganized to improve teaching 200 new problems New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity Updated references Now current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of ...

Author: Thomas M. Cover

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118585771

Category: Computers

Page: 776

View: 343

The latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem sets and material The Second Edition of this fundamental textbook maintains the book's tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. Readers are provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics, physics, statistics, and information theory. All the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. The authors provide readers with a solid understanding of the underlying theory and applications. Problem sets and a telegraphic summary at the end of each chapter further assist readers. The historical notes that follow each chapter recap the main points. The Second Edition features: * Chapters reorganized to improve teaching * 200 new problems * New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity * Updated references Now current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of Information Theory remains the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering, statistics, and telecommunications.
Categories: Computers

The Literary in Theory

The Literary in Theory

This work explores the role of the literary in theory, with wide-ranging analysis of key concepts and disciplinary practices.

Author: Jonathan D. Culler

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804753741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 567

This work explores the role of the literary in theory, with wide-ranging analysis of key concepts and disciplinary practices.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Book keeping by Double Entry

A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Book keeping by Double Entry

But the Book - keeper who understands his business will never meet with any
great difficulties in the performance of his duties ; because he is acquainted with
the fundamental principles of the science , and knows that these are adapted to ...

Author: George J. Becker

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510024682417

Category: Accounting

Page: 184

View: 885

Categories: Accounting

The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory

This Handbook provides a comprehensive and state-of-art overview of the debate in value theory.

Author: Iwao Hirose

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199959303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 845

Questions about value are important in many contexts. Value theory, or axiology, studies which things are good or bad, how good or bad they are, and, most fundamentally, what it is for a thing to be good or bad. This handbook provides a comprehensive and state-of-art overview of the debate in value theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Game Theory and Strategy

Game Theory and Strategy

This book pays careful attention to applications of game theory in a wide variety of disciplines.

Author: Philip D. Straffin, Jr

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883856379

Category: Mathematics

Page: 244

View: 879

This book pays careful attention to applications of game theory in a wide variety of disciplines. The applications are treated in considerable depth. The book assumes only high school algebra, yet gently builds to mathematical thinking of some sophistication. Game Theory and Strategy might serve as an introduction to both axiomatic mathematical thinking and the fundamental process of mathematical modelling. It gives insight into both the nature of pure mathematics, and the way in which mathematics can be applied to real problems.
Categories: Mathematics

Theory of elasticity

Theory of elasticity

Author: Timoshenko

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0070701229

Category: Elasticity

Page: 567

View: 307

Categories: Elasticity

Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

Author: D. N. Dwivedi

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0070588414

Category: Macroeconomics

Page: 603

View: 965

Categories: Macroeconomics

Goethe s Theory of Colours

Goethe s Theory of Colours

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11510867

Category: Color

Page: 423

View: 815

Categories: Color

Toward a Theory of Instruction

Toward a Theory of Instruction

And a theory of instruction - and this book is a series of exercises in such a theory - is in effect a theory of how growth and development are assisted by diverse means.

Author: Jerome Seymour Bruner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674897013

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 160

Instruction is an effort to assist or to shape growth. In devising instruction for the young, one would be ill advised indeed to ignore what is known about growth, its constraints and opportunities. And a theory of instruction - and this book is a series of exercises in such a theory - is in effect a theory of how growth and development are assisted by diverse means.
Categories: Education

Good City Form

Good City Form

Good City Form is both a summation and an extension of his vision, ahigh point from which he views cities past and possible.First published in hardcover under the titleA Theory of Good City Form Lynch looks at connections between human ...

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262620464

Category: Architecture

Page: 514

View: 653

With the publication of The Image of the City in 1959, Kevin Lynch embarked upon theprocess of exploring city form. Good City Form is both a summation and an extension of his vision, ahigh point from which he views cities past and possible.First published in hardcover under the titleA Theory of Good City Form
Categories: Architecture

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

This is the 2001 volume in the series emanating from successive International Conferences organised by the British Dyslexia Association.

Author: Angela Fawcett

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1861562101

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 210

This is the 2001 volume in the series emanating from successive International Conferences organised by the British Dyslexia Association. Considerable progress has been made in identifying the causes of dyslexia and providing intervention to break into the cycle of failure. This selection of papers, from the 5th International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association in 2001, brings together perspectives on aspects of theory and practice. A key feature is the inclusion of a series of chapters on good practice from infancy to adulthood, in addition to themes on biological bases, cognitive processes and intervention. The research reported covers all the major theories of dyslexia and reflects state-of-the-art knowledge in developing areas such as genetics and infancy research. Authors include not only keynote speakers Maryanne Wolf, Joe Torgesen and John Stein, but also many other major international players. A particular highlight is the call from Rod Nicolson to consider targets for dyslexia research for the next decade, in terms of unity of purpose.
Categories: Education

Communication Theory

Communication Theory

Author: T G Thomas S Chandra Sekhar

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0070590915

Category: Digital communications

Page: 335

View: 198

Categories: Digital communications

A Theory of Good City Form

A Theory of Good City Form

As in all of Lynch's writing, the theory flows from and leads back to specific examples and everyday realities. The final section of the book is concerned with applications of the theory.

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 0262120852

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 514

View: 488

Available in paperback under the title "Good City Form"With the publication of "The Image of the City, " Kevin Lynch embarked on the process of exploration of city form. "A Theory of Good City Form, " his most important book, is both a summation and an extension of his vision, a high point from which he views cities past and possible.The central section of the book develops a new normative theory of city form--an identification of the characteristics that good human settlements "should" possess. This follows an examination of three existing normative theories--those which see the city as a model of the cosmos, as a machine, and as a living organism--which are shown to be finally inadequate and unable to hold up under sustained analysis. In addition, an appendix demonstrates the inadequacies of a number of functional theories--those whose aim is simply to describe "how" settlements work rather than to evaluate how they ought to work. Among these theories are models of cities as ecological systems, as fields of force, as systems of linked decisions, or as areas of class conflict.Lynch puts forth his own theory by searching out the qualities that produce good settlements, qualities that allow "development, within continuity, via openness and connection." He identifies five interrelated dimensions of performance--vitality, sense, fit, access, and control--and two "meta-criteria," efficiency and justice. As in all of Lynch's writing, the theory flows from and leads back to specific examples and everyday realities. The final section of the book is concerned with applications of the theory.
Categories: Cities and towns