Privacy in America

Author: William Aspray
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810881101
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"This book originated in a series of conversations ... at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin" --P. [v] Introduction.

Social Dimensions of Privacy

Author: Beate Roessler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052378
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An interdisciplinary group of privacy scholars explores social meaning and value of privacy in new privacy-sensitive areas.

Asian America

Author: Pawan Dhingra
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745647036
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Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority population in the country. Moreover, they provide a wonderful lens on the experiences of immigrants and minorities in the United States more generally, both historically and today. In this timely new text, Pawan Dhingra and Robyn Magalit Rodriguez critically examine key sociological topics through the experiences of Asian Americans, including social hierarchies (of race, gender, and sexuality), work, education, family, culture, identity, media, pan-ethnicity, social movements, and politics. With vivid examples and lucid discussion of a broad range of theories, the authors demonstrate the contributions of the discipline of sociology to understanding Asian Americans, and vice versa. In addition, this text takes students beyond the boundaries of the United States to cultivate a comparative and global understanding of the Asian experience, as it has become increasingly transnational and diasporic. Bridging sociology and the growing interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies, and uniquely placing them in dialogue with one another, this engaging text will be welcome in undergraduate and graduate sociology courses such as race and ethnic relations, immigration, and social stratification, as well as on ethnic studies courses more broadly.

Social Dimensions of Privacy

Author: Beate Roessler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316381080
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Written by a select international group of leading privacy scholars, Social Dimensions of Privacy endorses and develops an innovative approach to privacy. By debating topical privacy cases in their specific research areas, the contributors explore the new privacy-sensitive areas: legal scholars and political theorists discuss the European and American approaches to privacy regulation; sociologists explore new forms of surveillance and privacy on social network sites; and philosophers revisit feminist critiques of privacy, discuss markets in personal data, issues of privacy in health care and democratic politics. The broad interdisciplinary character of the volume will be of interest to readers from a variety of scientific disciplines who are concerned with privacy and data protection issues.

African American Rhetoric s

Author: Elaine B Richardson
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809327454
Format: PDF
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This volume explores culturally and discursively developed forms of knowledge, communicative practices, and persuasive strategies rooted in freedom struggles by people of African ancestry in America.

Revisiting the Sixties

Author: Laura Bieger
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593399903
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The Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Summer of Love--the 1960s were one of the most turbulent decades in US history. These years launched an unprecedented public debate over the meaning of "America,” dividing US society in deep and troubling ways. Yet despite the passage of time, the contemporary crises in the "American way of life” and the political system that sustain it might well make one wonder: to what degree are we still living on the outskirts of the '60s? By examining crucial events, trends, and individuals from the civic, social, political, intellectual, cultural, and economic spheres across a range of disciplines, this volume offers a nuanced and pluralist account of the longest decade in America.

Theories of Small Groups

Author: Marshall Scott Poole
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 150631984X
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Theories of Small Groups: Interdisciplinary Perspectives brings together the threads that unify the field of group research. The book is designed to define and describe theoretical perspectives on groups and to highlight select research findings within those perspectives. In this text, editors Marshall Scott Poole and Andrea B. Hollingshead capitalize on the theoretical advances made over the last fifty years by integrating models and theories of small groups into a set of nine general theoretical perspectives. Theories of Small Groups is the first book to assess, synthesize, integrate, and evaluate the body of theory and research on small groups across disciplinary boundaries.

Police in Urban America 1860 1920

Author: Eric H. Monkkonen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521531252
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This book examines the rapid spread of uniformed police forces throughout late nineteenth-century urban America. It suggests that, initially, the new kind of police in industrial cities served primarily as agents of class control, dispensing and administering welfare services as an unintentioned consequence of their uniformed presence on the streets.

Intuition The Inside Story

Author: Robbie Davis-Floyd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136668624
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Science could never have proceeded without the creativity of intuition--yet intuition is poorly understood and poorly studied. In Intuition: The Inside Story, scholars explore the nature of intuition and its practical place in the social and behavioral sciences and the arts. These contributors present the latest theoretical developments and research and provide every day examples of intuition from the lab and field. They discuss the nature and experience of intuition from the perspectives of anthropology, philosophy, physics, engineering, psychology, medicine and midwifery. Contributors include: Marcie Boucouvalas, Guy Burneko, Brenda J. Dunne, Jeremy Hayward, Charles Laughlin, Evelyn Monsay, Anne Pineault, Luci Roncalli and Joe Sheridan.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Business Convergence Computing and Legality

Author: Khurana, Reema
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466642106
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As digital technologies develop, companies envision new ways to incorporate ever more disparate elements in their products, such as the combination of computing power and telecommunications in modern smart phones. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Business Convergence, Computing, and Legality investigates the development of convergent and interoperable systems in business environments, with a particular focus on potential legal implications that emerge when a company begins branching out into domains traditionally occupied by suppliers and consumers. Business and law professionals—both in academia and in practice—will use this book to gain a greater understanding of the growth of convergence in the field of information technologies and how such transformations affect business practices around the world.