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A new dawn for the second sex




Karen Vintges

To what extent is Simone de Beauvoir's study The Second Sex still relevant? From her work it emerges that patriarchy is a many-headed monster. Over the past decades, various heads of this monster have been slayed: important breakthroughs have been achieved by and for women in law, politics, and economics. Today, however, we witness movements in the opposite direction, such as a masculinist political revival in different parts of the world, the spread of the neoliberal myth of the Super Woman, the rise of transnational networks of trafficking in women and children, and a new international 'Jihadism'. This suggests that patriarchy is indeed a Hydra: a multi-headed monster that grows several new heads every time one head is cut off. Since different - often hybrid - heads of patriarchy dominate in different settings, feminism requires a variety of strategies. Women's movements all over the world today are critically creating new models of self and society in their own contexts. Drawing on notions of Beauvoir, as well as Michel Foucault, this book outlines a 'feminism in a new key' which consists of women's various freedom practices, each hunting the Hydra in their own key - but with mutual support.








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African-Asian Encounters



Since the 1990s, interactions between Africa and Asia have intensified considerably. Earlier academic research focused mostly on the new role of China in Africa, often with an emphasis on asymmetric power relations in the political and economic fields. In contrast, this book demonstrates that the range of new interactions between Africa and Asia is much broader, also involving various small- and medium-size actors in Asia and Africa in various fields. The ensuing diversification brings with it greater choice and - at least in theory - greater agency. This book gives scholars in Asian-African Studies well-grounded insights into the developments taking place in the two continents and can contribute towards policy advice on interventions for facilitating improved Asian-African ties.






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Borderland City in New India




Duncan McDuie-Ra

While India has been a popular subject of scholarly analysis in the past decade, the majority of that attention has been focused on its major cities. This volume instead explores contemporary urban life in a smaller city located in India's Northeast borderland at a time of dramatic change, showing how this city has been profoundly affected by armed conflict, militarism, displacement, interethnic tensions, and the expansion of neoliberal capitalism.






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Doing qualitative research

Doing qualitative research




Joost Beuving

Naturalistic inquiry is about studying people in everyday circumstances by ordinary means. It strives to blend in, to respect people in their daily lives, to take their actions and experiences seriously, and to build on these carefully. Doing Qualitative Research: The Craft of Naturalistic Inquiry offers guidance, combining thoughtful reflection with practical tips. It is written for undergraduate and graduate students in social science; for practitioners in social work, healthcare, policy advice, and organizational consultancy; and for all who have a genuine interest in society and its members.






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Good work

Good work



Building on Richard Sennetts recent work this books tries to clarify the ethical significance of craftsmanship. According to Sennett, `learning to work well is a deep source of personal meaning and of fruitful cooperation. Moreover provides the foundation of citizenship. Learning to master a craft is learning to be curious and patient, to focus on relationships and learn the skills of anticipation and revision, in a continual dialogue with material that resists `quick fixes and turns the craftsman `outward. In the contemporary search for practically relevant perspectives that point beyond the moral poverty of a market driven society, `the ethics of craftsmanship thus offers an intriguing and fruitful perspective, worth of in depth exploration. This book contains the following chapters: Introduction: Craftsmanship and Normative Professionalization, Harry Kunneman (ed.) PART I: CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL QUESTIONS 1. The Corrosion of Character and Society. Sennett's Quest for morality, Joseph Dohmen 2. Parenthood and professional Work with Parents in Neoliberal Times: The Need for a subjunctive and Dialogical Approach, Katie-Lee Weille 3. Parenting as Craftsmanship. Moving between an Awareness of Being Responsible and `Good Parent-Experiences, Margreth Hoek 4. The Challenge of Organizing Social Work in the Episode of the Civil Society, Gerdien Blom 5. Local Welfare and the Rise of the Crafting Community, Willem Trommel 6. The `Workshop of social Work: Towards an Ethnography of Social Professionalism, Martijn van Lanen 7. The Art of E-care: Virtuous Care Work, Skills ad Information Technology, Mark Coeckelbergh 8. Good Work in a University Hospital. Professional Responsibility Revisited, Yolande Witman 9. Cynical Free Speech and Righteous Change, Rob Hundman PART II METHODOLOGICAL QUESTIONS 10. Handling Domestic Violence. The Power and Fragility of Tacit Knowing, Sietske Dijkstra 11. Between an `Undoable Science and a `New Kind of Research:Life Course Methods to Study Turnings Points and Landmarks, Magda Nico & Wander van der Vaart    12. Do Proxies Know as Much as their Partners? Similarities and Differences of personal Event Ratings, Ales Neusar & Wander van der Vaart    13. Application of Mixed Methods and Third party Help in a Hard-to-Reach Population, Melissa Quetulio-Navarra, Wander van der Vaart & Anke Niehof;

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Higher Education in 2040




Bert van der Zwaan

This book explores the future of modern higher education by looking at it on a global scale. Bert van der Zwaan compares European developments with those taking place in North America and Asia to argue that the phoenix of an entirely new type of university will rise from the ashes of the classical system: less tied to buildings and set locations, the new university will embed itself more deeply in society by offering innovative forms of digital knowledge and making customized teaching available on demand. A timely discussion of a topic whose worldwide impact continues to grow, this is essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of higher education-both for today's students and in the decades to come.

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Higher Education in 2040




Bert van der Zwaan

This book explores the future of modern higher education by looking at it on a global scale. Bert van der Zwaan compares European developments with those taking place in North America and Asia to argue that the phoenix of an entirely new type of university will rise from the ashes of the classical system: less tied to buildings and set locations, the new university will embed itself more deeply in society by offering innovative forms of digital knowledge and making customized teaching available on demand. A timely discussion of a topic whose worldwide impact continues to grow, this is essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of higher education - both for today's students and in the decades to come.






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Homosexuality in Africa




Bart Luirink

Plagues of locusts, drought and ebola. In Africa homosexuals are getting the blame for everything. It's open season. Homosexuality is called 'un-African', 'in direct conflict with its own distinctive culture', a 'western disease'. What's the motivation behind those leaders who are fighting to keep their continent 'morally pure'? There's another story. More and more African gays and lesbians are coming out of the closet. Equal rights activism has become a reality and a passionate debate is raging. Well-known personalities are speaking out. Anti-homosexual laws are biting the dust. Actions and reaction. Acceleration and obstruction. Shifting perspectives in a rapidly changing continent. What's the real situation? Where does the antipathy towards homosexuality come from? What's the role of religious fundamentalism? Does western interference help or hinder? Is Africa different or just the same? This book gives an illuminating insight into a world in which old and new, tradition and modernity, are colliding so uncompromisingly that the sparks have started to fly. It's unleashed a swathe of simmering tensions that has now engulfed the entire continent. Dispensing with all the platitudes and slogans, the authors uncover a conflict in which far more is at stake than just the rights of a minority.

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Next Europe

Next Europe




Joop Hazenberg

The EU is in deep trouble. As the eurozone crisis keeps raging on, the European dream lies shattered on the ground. Euroscepticism and nationalism are on the rise, tens of millions are unemployed, Great Britain is heading for the exit door, while Russia flexes its muscles and the Middle East burns. Is there any hopeful future for the European Union? Are we going to lose the race with the BRICS? Will Europeans ever truly engage with the EU institutes in Brussels? Next Europe gives some compelling answers to the big questions of our time. `EU Watcher Joop Hazenberg, a young Dutch writer who has been based in Brussels since early 2013, takes the reader on a venture across the globe to gain insight into the position of Europe in the 21st century. His findings are surprising. The old continent is stronger and richer than we are inclined to think. Though the EU is in a mess, so is the rest of the world. Many of the rising giants will stumble and may even fall before they can do Europe harm. But it is also true that we are no longer the coolest dudes on the planet and that new (and old) dangers threaten our security and well-being. Based on extensive research and interviews with leading experts, Next Europe soothes the unease that looms over our future. Joop Hazenberg also formulates a bold and strong agenda for reform of the EU. If we want to survive the coming age of uncertainty and tectonic shifts, then the European Union needs a restart. Not only in Brussels, but also in the capillaries of our society. By acting now, Europe could become, once again, a leading continent. Next Europe is the starting point for a better understanding of our world, whether you are a student, Commission bureaucrat, a voter for UKIP or a Chinese businessman.

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On Rules

On Rules




Gherardo Colombo

When talking about justice, we mean more than its day-today administration involving offi cials, institutions, and those most affected. We also refer to an ideal: a set of basic values which guide living together and infuse the distribution of rights and duties, options and obligations, freedoms and restrictions. Losing this reference point means the administration of justice will suffer too, by having lost its sense of direction.

With thirty years' experience in the Italian judiciary and dozens of infl uential judicial inquiries to his name Gherardo Colombo refl ects on the culture of justice and the profound meaning of rules. Without respecting rules, we cannot live in society.






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On Rules

On Rules




Gherardo Colombo

When talking about justice, we mean more than its day-today administration involving offi cials, institutions, and those most affected. We also refer to an ideal: a set of basic values which guide living together and infuse the distribution of rights and duties, options and obligations, freedoms and restrictions. Losing this reference point means the administration of justice will suffer too, by having lost its sense of direction. With thirty years' experience in the Italian judiciary and dozens of infl uential judicial inquiries to his name Gherardo Colombo refl ects on the culture of justice and the profound meaning of rules. Without respecting rules, we cannot live in society.

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Policy / Uittreksel

Policy / Uittreksel



Dit is het e-book uittreksel behorend bij het boek 'Policy' (2e druk; ISBN 335209718 ) van H.K. Colebatch. Uittreksels van StudentsOnly bieden je een goede manier om de stof uit het boek nog sneller en makkelijker onder de knie te krijgen. Ze geven beknopt - in ca. 10% van het aantal pagina's van het boek - een compleet overzicht van alles wat belangrijk is. In het uittreksel wordt regelmatig naar pagina's, paragrafen, tabellen of figuren in het boek verwezen; het is dan ook moeilijk te gebruiken zonder het boek, maar des te beter samen met het boek.






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Re:thinking Europe



What are the characteristics of European culture and identity? In which way can culture contribute to the current crisis of meaning within the EU and Europe? And should we return to the discourse of culture and historical experience in order to find a common ground for Europe?

In the run-up to the Forum we will publish an anthology on these urgent questions. A host of prominent and influential thinkers such as political scientist Ivan Krastev and historians Philipp Blom and Adam Zamoyski have been invited to write essays. Their thoughts are assembled in the anthology Re:Thinking Europe. In addition to these current day reflections, a selection of often overlooked classical texts that have proved fundamental importance for Europe have been curated.






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Social Psychology / uittreksel

Social Psychology / uittreksel



Dit is het e-book uittreksel behorend bij het boek 'Social Psychology' (8e druk; ISBN 0072977515 ) van David G. Myers. Uittreksels van StudentsOnly bieden je een goede manier om de stof uit het boek nog sneller en makkelijker onder de knie te krijgen. Ze geven beknopt - in ca. 10% van het aantal pagina's van het boek - een compleet overzicht van alles wat belangrijk is. In het uittreksel wordt regelmatig naar pagina's, paragrafen, tabellen of figuren in het boek verwezen; het is dan ook moeilijk te gebruiken zonder het boek, maar des te beter samen met het boek.






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Street politics in the age of austerity



The past few years have seen an unexpected resurgence of street-level protest movements around the world, from the uprisings of the Arab Spring to the rise of the anti-austerity Indignados in Spain and Greece to the global spread of the Occupy movement. This collection is designed to offer a comparative analysis of these movements, setting them in international, socio-economic, and cross-cultural perspective in order to help us understand why movements emerge, what they do, how they spread, and how they fit into both local and worldwide historical contexts. As the most significant wave of mass protests in decades continues apace, this book offers an authoritative analysis that could not be more timely.








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The animal rights struggle




Christophe Traïni

Since the early nineteenth century, numerous campaigns have denounced the mistreatment of animals. This book compares the British and French histories of the animal-protection movement to retrace its origins and impact up to the present day. As Christophe Traïni shows, the struggle for animal rights - inextricably linked to the rise of philanthropy and established long before the birth of the ecology movement - developed out of several important social and political processes, including changes in sensibilities and socially approved emotions, new definitions of what constitutes legitimate violence, and the influence of religious beliefs.






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The art of neighbouring



For the nations on its borders, the rapid rise of China represents an opportunity-but it also brings worry, especially in areas that have long been disputed territories of contact and exchange. This book gathers contributors from a range of disciplines to look at how people in those areas are actively engaging in making relationships across the border, and how those interactions are shaping life in the region-and in the process helping to reconfigure the cultural and political landscape of post-Cold War Asia.






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The discipline of pleasure




James Bampfield

Chocolate... sex... volunteer work... sport... art... spiritual rapture You cannot turn off the pleasure impulse. Better to join it - with discipline. In an eclectic mix of personal anecdote, psychological insight and philosophical musings, James Bampfield shines a new light on the role of pleasure in life. The whole spectrum of pleasure is explored and given meaning through his typology of ego pleasure, simple pleasure, soul pleasure and spirit pleasure. His suggestion is that we move away from a rigid truth perspective - characterized either by an over-focus on duty and obligation or on suffering and sacrifice - and prioritize enjoyment. Bouncing off thinkers such as Epicurus and Freud and spiritual figures such as the Buddha and the Dalai Lama, the author argues that pleasure offers a feminine balance to the exaggerated masculine pursuit of truth which has brought the world as much misery as 'progress'. As Eckhart Tolle did in The Power of Now, Bampfield introduces us to a new way of thinking about happiness, one that will lead us to greater personal fulfilment and, he believes, a more peaceful society.

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The dual voice of power

The dual voice of power




Ellen van Praet

The Dual Voice of Power discloses the duality of the discourse around meetings, with a proclaimed ideology of shared power, shared knowledge and equal opportunities masking and covering up an authority-based system promoting status differences and inequality. Relying on participant observation, audio recordings and interviews the book uncovers the subtle political and ideological processes that underlie the event of a weekly gathering of Heads of Section at an embassy. The book juxtaposes participants assumptions and projections about the meetings symbolic role in achieving democratic ideals (community participation, status equality, ...) with evidence of a battle zone, an arena for status contests and participants manoeuvring for position. It explores this contrast on multiple levels of discourse and interaction, using transcripts from interviews and interaction during the meetings. ELLEN VAN PRAET is assistant professor at University College Ghent and post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University. She has published several articles in the field of linguistic ethnography, business meetings, media discourse, power, negotiation and decision-making strategies. She is a founding member of the Ghent University Research Group ``News Talk & Text (www.ntt.ugent.be) where she studies performative and ritualistic aspects of interaction in the newsroom and project leader of the HOF project Flanders in the foreign press. A discursive analysis of the news production process.    ;

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The impact of losing your job




Martin Ehlert

Losing a job has always been understood as one of the most important causes of downward social mobility in modern societies. And it's only gotten worse in recent years, as the weakening position of workers has made re-entering the labour market even tougher. 'The Impact of Losing Your Job' builds on findings from life course sociology to show clearly just what effects job loss has on income, family life, and future prospects. Key to Ehlert's analysis is a comparative look at the United States and Germany that enables him to show how different approaches to welfare state policies can ameliorate the effects of job loss-but can at the same time make labour insecurity more common.








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The improvising society

The improvising society




Hans Boutellier

The Improvising Society sheds new light on the complexity of today's society. Feelings of chaos and confusion are common. There is discontent among citizens, and uncertainty and lack of direction among administrators, managers, and public of cials. Itseems as though no one has a clear perspective on what is happening to society, and yet ... perhaps we have overlooked something? 'Boutellier has written a brave study that explores the ever changing contours of our social experience. This book makes an important contribution by forcing us to take a deep breath so that we can be bit more relaxed about experiments with life.'Dr. Frank Furedi, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, The University, Canterbury, Kent. 'This analysis is liberating in the way it helps make sense of the bewildering changes that we have lived through in the past 20 years. It shows that we have been striving for a structure and stability in society that is fundamentally beyond our reach. The book introduces the notion of "improvisation" and shows how it can provide us with thetools to better navigate a networked world.' Prof. Kees Dorst, University of Technology, Sydney. 'Boutellier's The Improvising Society describes a time, our time, when the horizontality of prosumers, crowd sourcing and the like has given rise to new ordering possibilities. He challenges us to compose, while we perform, as we reimagine who we might become as individuals and societies. A profound book.' Clifford Shearing, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town.

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Urban Europe




Virginie Mamadouh

In Urban Europe, urban researchers and practitioners based in Amsterdam tell the story of the European city, sharing their knowledge of and insights into urban dynamics in short, thought-provoking pieces.Their essays were collected on the occasion of the adoption of the Pact of Amsterdam with an Urban Agenda for the European Union during the Dutch Presidency of the Council in 2016. The fifty essays gathered in this volume present perspectives from diverse academic disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. The authors - including the Mayor of Amsterdam, urban activists, civil servants and academic observers - cover a wide range of topical issues, inviting and encouraging us to rethink citizenship, connectivity, innovation, sustainability and representation as well as the role of cities in administrative and political networks. With the Urban Agenda for the European Union, EU Member States have acknowledged the potential of cities to address the societal challenges of the 21st century. This is part of a larger, global trend. These are all good reasons to learn more about urban dynamics and to understand the challenges that cities have faced in the past and that they currently face. Often but not necessarily taking Amsterdam as an example, the essays in this volume will help you grasp the complexity of urban.






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Using smartphones in survey research: a multifunctional tool

Using smartphones in survey research: a multifunctional tool




Nathalie Sonck

Smartphones and apps offer an innovative means of collecting data from the public in surveys. The Netherlands Institute for Social Research | SCP has been engaged in one of the first experiments involving the use of a smartphone app to collect time use data recorded by means of an electronic diary. Is it feasible to use smartphones as a data collection tool for social research? What are the effects on data quality? Can we also incorporate reality mining tools in the smartphone app to replace traditional survey questions (for example by tracking GPS locations of telephone log data)? The report describes a pilot study carried out in the Netherlands by SCP and CentERdata (Tilburg University) in 2011/12 to test the use of smartphones as a data collection method.

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Vice City Virtue

Vice City Virtue




Karolien Poels

n recent years, digital games have evolved into an entertainment form that is extensively debated and investigated. Particularly the moral issues surrounding this new medium are marked with high priority on the agenda of academic and political institutions. To date, morality in digital games is being studied in several disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, psychology, moral philosophy and human-computer studies. Findings remain fragmented and are hardly shared on an interdisciplinary level. In this book we explore the wide range of moral issues that apply to digital game play from a multidisciplinary perspective. The book features contributions from scholars who evaluate the debate on violent games from a cultural, philosophical and theological point of view. From the perspective of media psychology, the attraction of virtual violence is examined, in addition to the cognitive processes underlying amoral gaming activities, such as taboo violation and cheating. Case studies include analyses of survival horror games and World War II games, and focus on specific titles, such as Fallout 3, Heavy Rain, Grand Theft Auto IV and Americas Army.

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The integration of descendants of migrants from Turkey in St

The integration of descendants of migrants from Turkey in St



This timely book, which is based on the results of the Integration of the Second Generation in Europe survey, presents the disturbing results of a recent study in Stockholm that examines the experiences of residents descended from Turkish migrants. Focusing on three different ethnonational groups— Turks, Kurds, and Syriacs—the contributors explore issues such as identity, family situation, language use, education, labor market experiences, and employment. The essays highlight the varying degrees of success each group has achieved in the process of trying to integrate into Stockholm society. The book also examines the widespread discrimination and exclusion the descendants of migrants experience. As a whole, this volume shows a troubling picture of the obstacles faced by immigrants in new societies.






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The new second generation in Switzerland

The new second generation in Switzerland




Rosita Fibbi

Using data from the Integration of the Second Generation in Europe survey, this timely study focuses on the second generation of immigrants from Turkey and former Yugoslavia in Switzerland.






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The integration of the second generation in Germany

The integration of the second generation in Germany




Inken Sürig

This report on the German results of the Integration of the Second Generation in Europe (TIES) survey looks at the integration process for secondgeneration inhabitants of Turkish and Yugoslavian backgrounds living in Berlin and Frankfurt. Examining the TIES results, Inken Sürig and Maren Wilmes discuss diverse topics such as educational outcomes, segregation and housing, ethnic and cultural orientations, and social relations.






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