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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 75.95
Timescapes of Modernity explores the relationship between time and environmental and socio-cultural concerns. Using examples such as the BSE crisis, the Sea Empress oil pollution and the Chernobyl radiation Barbara Adam argues that environmental hazards are inescapably tied to the successes of the industrial way of life. Global markets and economic... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
In this book the author moves beyond the time of clocks and calendars in order to study time as embedded in social interactions, structures, practices and knowledge, in artefacts, in the body, and in the environment. Adam suggests ways not merely to deconstruct but to reconstruct both common-sense and social science understanding. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95
Time is at the forefront of contemporary scholarly inquiry across the natural sciences and the humanities. Yet the social sciences have remained substantially isolated from time-related concerns. This book argues that time should be a key part of social theory and focuses concern upon issues which have emerged as central to an understanding of today's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95
A overview of cultural theory after postmodernism which provides a user- friendly introduction for students. Theorists assess the postmodernist project, mapping out the future terrain for a critical approach to cultural theory. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 82.00
In a social world whose pace continues to accelerate the future becomes an increasingly difficult terrain. While the focus of social life is narrowing down to the present, the futures we create on a daily basis cast ever longer shadows. This book addresses this paradox and its deep ethical implications. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 14.99
Kindness is the foundation of the world?s great religions and most-enduring philosophies. Why, then, does being kind feel so dangerous? If we crave kindness with such intensity, why is it a pleasure we often deny ourselves? And why?despite our longing?are we often suspicious when we are on the receiving end of it? In this brilliant book, the eminent... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
The pleasures of kindness have been well known since the dawn of western thought. Kindness, declared Marcus Aurelius, was mankind's 'greatest delight' - and centuries-worth of thinkers and writers have echoed him. But today many people seem to find these pleasures literally incredible. Instead of embracing the benefits of altruism, as a species we... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 96.95
Seismology and Structure of the Earth focuses on theory and applications of seismology strictly as related to our understanding of the Earth?s interior structure. This volume provides an overview of the status of geophysics and is divided into three parts. Part I is devoted to various aspects of seismic wave propagation theory, data analysis and inversion... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00
Time has been referred to as the hidden dimension (Hall, 1983), an implicit challenge that for many years went largely unanswered in the field of management studies. A few pioneers explored aspects of temporality in organizational studies (for an excellent review see Bluedorn, 2002; Das, 1986), but for the most part the discipline seemed content to... more...