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In this important and timely collection of essays, historians reflect on the middle class: what it is, why its struggles figure so prominently in discussions of the current economic crisis, and how it has shaped, and been shaped by, modernity. They focus on specific middle-class formations around the world—in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas—since the mid-nineteenth century. The contributors scrutinize these formations in relation to the practices of modernity, to professionalization, to revolutionary politics, and to the making of a public sphere. Taken together, their essays demonstrate that the historical formation of the middle class has been constituted transnationally through changing, unequal relationships and shifting racial and gender hierarchies, colonial practices, and religious divisions. That history raises questions about taking the robustness of the middle class as the measure of a society’s stability and democratic promise. Those questions are among the many stimulated by The Making of the Middle Class, which invites critical conversation about capitalism, imperialism, postcolonialism, modernity, and our neoliberal present.
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This classic educational and creative text features 125 projects, carefully selected by the author to "develop natural curiosity and self-esteem," and to demonstrate "simple and important concepts that have shaped the cultures of the world."
So when a child asks, "What can I do?" you can reply, "Make things! Paper from laundry lint! A bird feeder from clothes hangers! Chocolate pudding finger paintings! Beautiful fish & potato prints! A cardboard box loom that teaches weaving and math! A simple pattern to sew shirts, pants, or dresses!"
The author's detailed and delightful drawings fill every page "so that children just starting out and grownups who have missed out can quickly grasp the ideas."
This brilliant and highly practical book provides a case-based introduction and primer to the practice of ICD therapy. It contains a huge number of images and includes real-world patient histories. The reader is able to gain extensive practical knowledge of the practice of ICD therapy with the use of these case reports. These concentrate on the skills necessary to increase specialist knowledge of defibrillator therapy practice.
In Ethics for Policymaking,Eugene Meehan presents a sustained argument in favor of a particular perspective on the relationship between normative judgments or arguments and policymaking, based upon a radically different approach to providing a justification for actions, whether individual or collective. Meehan's overall objective is to establish the knowledge requirements, empirical and normative, for defensible/corrigible policymaking and thereby to produce an analytic apparatus that can be used to improve intellectual performance in the conduct of real world affairs. By grounding the meanings of fundamental concepts such as knowledge and policy within a suitable analytic framework, a major source of disagreement and misunderstanding among those concerned to further the quest for useful knowledge is eliminated, and the possibilities of productive knowledge transfers among specialized disciplines are much enhanced. Following a detailed introductory essay, Meehan approaches his complex subject by developing the intellectual requirements for directing actions, focusing on criteria of adequacy applicable to inductive cognitive systems and on the theoretical assumptions underlying them. After a brief summary of empirical requirements the normative apparatus required for defensible policymaking is examined at length in three stages: first an analysis is made of the kind of conceptual apparatus that the enterprise requires; second, a way of justifying preferences that avoids the major pitfalls inherent in limited human capacity is produced; third, other constraints and possibilities that flow from the need to make policy within a social context are explored. The discussion concludes with a brief examination of the major intellectual, social, and political implications of the analysis. Those involved in activities in which major policy decisions will profoundly affect the well-being of client populations and students and scholars of applied political theory will also find this text invaluable.
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