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5 Politics, Sociology e-Books

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5 Politics, Sociology e-Books
5 Politics, Sociology e-Books

* Introducing Media Studies: A Graphic Guide
* Democracy Against Capitalism
* Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World
* The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe
* Face Politics



Introducing Media Studies: A Graphic Guide
2010 | ISBN: 1848311842 | English | 176 Pages | EPUB | 103 MB
The media has become a condition of our existence. Introducing Media Studies explores media history and the complex relationship between the media, ideology, knowledge, and power, presenting a coherent view of the media industry, media theory, and methods in media research.

Democracy Against Capitalism
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1784782440 | 320 Pages | EPUB | 0,4 MB
Historian and political thinker Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that theories of "postmodern" fragmentation, "difference," and con-tingency can barely accommodate the idea of capitalism, let alone subject it to critique. In this book she sets out to renew the critical program of historical materialism by redefining its basic concepts and its theory of history in original and imaginative ways, using them to identify the specificity of capitalism as a system of social relations and political power. She goes on to explore the concept of democracy in both the ancient and modern world, examining its relation to capitalism, and raising questions about how democracy might go beyond the limits imposed on it.

Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World
2016 | ISBN: 159051727X | English | 336 Pages | EPUB | 2 MB
Baz Dreisinger travels behind bars in nine countries to rethink the state of justice in a global context
Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking of one of America's most far-reaching global exports: the modern prison complex. From serving as a restorative justice facilitator in a notorious South African prison and working with genocide survivors in Rwanda, to launching a creative writing class in an overcrowded Ugandan prison and coordinating a drama workshop for women prisoners in Thailand, Dreisinger examines the world behind bars with equal parts empathy and intellect. She journeys to Jamaica to visit a prison music program, to Singapore to learn about approaches to prisoner reentry, to Australia to grapple with the bottom line of private prisons, to a federal supermax in Brazil to confront the horrors of solitary confinement, and finally to the so-called model prisons of Norway. Incarceration Nations concludes with climactic lessons about the past, present, and future of justice.

The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe
2016 | ISBN: 1594037892 | English | 280 Pages | EPUB | 0.6 MB
What caused the eurozone debacle and the chaos in Greece? Why has Europe's migrant crisis spun out of control, over the heads of national governments? Why is Great Britain calling a vote on whether to leave the European Union? Why are established political parties declining across the continent while protest parties rise? All this is part of the whirlwind that EU elites are reaping from their efforts to create a unified Europe without meaningful accountability to average voters.
The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe is a must-read if you want to understand how the European Union got to this point and what the European project fundamentally is. This is the first book to identify the essence of the EU in a utopian vision of a supranationally governed world, an aspiration to achieve universal peace through a global legal order.
The ambitions of the global governancers are unlimited. They seek to transform not just the world's political order, but the social order as well?discarding basic truths about human nature and the social importance of tradition in favor of a human rights policy defined by radical autonomy and unfettered individual choice. And the global governance ideology at the heart of the EU is inherently antidemocratic. EU true believers are not swayed by the common sense of voters, nor by reality itself.
Because the global governancers aim to transfer core powers of all nations to supranational organizations, the EU is on a collision course with the United States. But the utopian ideas of global governance are taking root here too, even as the European project flames into rancor and turmoil. America and Europe are still cultural cousins; we stand or fall together. The EU can yet be reformed, and a commitment to democratic sovereignty can be renewed on both sides of the Atlantic.

Face Politics
2015 | ISBN-10: 041567218X, 0415672171 | 230 Pages | PDF | 19 MB
The face is central to contemporary politics. In Deleuze and Guattari's work on faciality we find an assertion that the face is a particular politics, and dismantling the face is also a politics.
This book explores the politics of such diverse issues as images and faces in photographs and portraits; expressive faces; psychology and neuroscience; face recognition; face blindness; facial injury, disfigurement and face transplants through questions such as:
What it might mean to dismantle the face, and what politics this might entail, in practical terms?
What sort of a politics is it?
Is it already taking place?
Is it a politics that is to be desired, a better politics, a progressive politics?
The book opens up a vast field of further research that needs to be taken forward to begin to address the politics of the face more fully, and to elaborate the alternative forms of personhood and politics that dismantling the face opens to view. The book will be agenda-setting for scholars located in the field of international politics in particular but cognate areas as well who want to pursue the implications of face politics for the crucial questions of subjectivity, sovereignty and personhood.



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