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If You Re So Smart Why Aren T You Happy

Author : Raj Raghunathan
ISBN : 9781473528840
Genre : Self-Help
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What are the true determinants of a happy and fulfilling life? Widely admired psychological researcher Rag Raghunathan sets out to find the answer, undertaking extensive research into the happiness of students, business people, stay-at-home-parents, lawyers, and artists, among others. From his research he reveals a crucial discovery: many of the psychological traits that lead to success ironically get in the way of happiness. Forging a new way forward, Raghunathan shows how we can transform these key traits of success, namely the need to be loved, the need for importance and the need for control, and replace them with other behaviours, goals and values to improve our life-long levels of happiness.
Category: Self-Help

The Ashgate Research Companion To Moral Panics

Author : Charles Krinsky
ISBN : 9781317042433
Genre : Social Science
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics offers a comprehensive assemblage of cutting-edge critical and theoretical perspectives on the concept of moral panic. All chapters represent original research by many of the most influential theorists and researchers now working in the area of moral panic, including Nachman Ben-Yehuda and Erich Goode, Joel Best, Chas Critcher, Mary deYoung, Alan Hunt, Toby Miller, Willem Schinkel, Kenneth Thompson, Sheldon Ungar, and Grazyna Zajdow. Chapters come from a range of disciplines, including media studies, literary studies, history, legal studies, and sociology, with significant new elaborations on the concept of moral panic (and its future), informed and powerful critiques, and detailed empirical studies from several continents. A clear and comprehensive survey of a concept that is increasingly influential in a number of disciplines as well as in popular culture, this collection of the latest research in the field addresses themes including the evolution of the moral panic concept, sex panics, media panics, moral panics over children and youth, and the future of the moral panic concept.
Category: Social Science

The Condemnation Of Blackness

Author : Khalil Gibran Muhammad
ISBN : 9780674054325
Genre : Social Science
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Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.
Category: Social Science

The Erosion Of The American Sporting Ethos

Author : Joel Nathan Rosen
ISBN : 9780786429172
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"This volume provides an analysis of the nature of competition in contemporary American sport. This work traces American sport from American culture to the influence of the 1960s counterculture and the resulting rise of a post-Cold War ethos that continues to reinterpret competitiveness as a relic of a misbegotten past and anathema to American life"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Better To Reign In Hell

Author : Jim Miller
ISBN : 9781595587879
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The silver-and-black-clad Oakland Raiders fans are the most notorious in American professional sports, with a mythic reputation for cursing, drinking, brawling, and generally wreaking mayhem. The devotion of the team’s multiracial, largely blue-collar supporters runs deep, creating a profound sense of community. As Jim Miller and Kelly Mayhew reveal in this hair-raising and entertaining new book, the self-described Raider Nation, smitten with its outlaw mystique, provides a gritty alternative to California’s sunshine-and-granola image. Over the course of the harrowing 2003 season, Miller and Mayhew explored the reality behind the myth and interviewed legions of rabid Raiders fans—from suburban families to bikers—while attending games in the “Black Hole” (the rowdiest section in Oakland’s stadium), frequenting sports bars, and crashing tailgate parties. Featuring the extraordinary photography of Joseph A. Blum, Better to Reign in Hell is both a rollicking tale of obsessive fandom and a fascinating study of the intersection of class, race, gender, and community in professional sports.
Category: Sports & Recreation

American Terminator

Author : Ziauddin Sardar
ISBN : 9781609259334
Genre : Political Science
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A hard-hitting sequel and companion piece to the international bestseller Why Do People Hate America?. The book begins its examination of the state of American society with the California Gubernatorial Election of 2003. The victory of Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger in that election is more than the triumph of a populist candidate—it is a telling indicator of how an uninformed people has been misled by a political illusion. This is fantasy politics, and it is set to unfold across the US in the future. It is, therefore, a vital concern for people everywhere. How American democracy is understood and enacted in the United States is an essential guide to how its nation-building efforts abroad operate. The authors argue that the failures of American democracy at home—its increasing reliance on fantasy versions of reality—are blueprints for its failures overseas. What America cannot resolve at home, as much as how it constructs and operates its foreign policy, makes the world a more unstable and dangerous place for everyone. The authors diagnose these failures as “Schwar-zenegger’s Laws.” These laws allow us to understand how Hollywood’s global superstar was elected to office, not as a reaction against political failure but as the pure expression of an enduring and disturbing thread of fantasy within American politics, culture and society. As a political candidate, Schwarzenegger did not need to create a conventional political platform—he had only to present himself, for he was already an oven-ready candidate, an established persona with a set of values defined by his films which provided him with a definable policy stance in the public imagination. With America now the lone hyperpower, “Schwarzenegger’s Laws” affect every citizen of every country.
Category: Political Science

Images Of West Indian Immigrants In Mass Media

Author : Christine M. Du Bois
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173014618083
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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English-speaking immigrants from the Caribbean who lived in the Chesapeake Bay region during the 1980s and 1990s are her case study as Du Bois (anthropology, Johns Hopkins U.) looks at the varied media representations of an ethnic minority, at the journalism dealing with a very small segment of violent criminals who came from that immigrant minorit
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dying Alone

Author : Eric Martin Klinenberg
ISBN : UCAL:C3445920
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Think Sociology

Author : John D. Carl
ISBN : 0131754599
Genre : Social Science
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We live in a world of fast-paced change that is being fueled by new technologies, changing personal and social relationships, and changing cultural values and economic conditions. Sociology is a discipline that can help you understand this change. Looking at their world through the sociological perspective enables students to better understand themselves and their place in an evolving and complex world. Designed for today’s students, THINK SOCIOLOGY shows you how sociologists think and how to understand the rapidly changing world they live in.
Category: Social Science

Sociological Abstracts

Author : Leo P. Chall
ISBN : UOM:39015078349480
Genre : Sociology
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Category: Sociology