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The Structure Of Social Stratification In The United States The Coursesmart Etextbook

Author : Leonard Beeghley
ISBN : 9781317343790
Genre : Social Science
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This text examines the structure of stratification in the United States, focusing on the way one's class location influences his or her life opportunities. Beeghley uses three themes to illustrate social stratification: How power influences the distribution of resources in the United States; how social structure influences rates of events; and how social psychological factors influence how individuals act on, and react to, the situations in which they find themselves.

The British Polity

Author : Philip Norton
ISBN : 9781317343516
Genre : Political Science
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The British Polity is an engaging and comprehensive survey of the structure and process of British government. Offering an insider's analysis, Philip Norton examines the debates surrounding Britain's political history and culture, constitution, parties and elections, branches of government, media, and relations with the European Union. Throughout, The British Polity follows a theme of continuity and change that draws on historical and institutional knowledge and that helps to explain contemporary British politics.

French Polity The Coursesmart Etextbook

Author : William Safran
ISBN : 9781317343370
Genre : Political Science
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Focusing on the interplay between individual and institutions, The French Polity is the most current and comprehensive text for introducing students to the changing and enduring characteristics of the French political scene. It combines historical perspective and contextual information on French society to clearly explain the evolution and health of this country, political institutions, process, and culture. Throughout, William Safran, a leading area studies expert, goes beyond description to offer original analyses of French politics.

Essential Study Skills

Author : Linda Wong
ISBN : 9781285965628
Genre : Education
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For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college education--whether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learners--ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how to prepare for class, develop textbook reading strategies, use effective note-taking techniques, strengthen their test-taking skills, and use technology effectively. ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, adapts to any learning style and offers a step-by-step approach and numerous opportunities for practice throughout the textbook and accompanying CourseMate website. The new edition includes a dedicated chapter (12) entitled Using Technology, providing guidance on how students can use electronic tools to improve their study skills, conduct research (and avoid plagiarism), and succeed in online courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Pocket Guide To Writing In History

Author : Mary Lynn Rampolla
ISBN : 9780312610418
Genre : Education
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An essential writing, reading, and research tool for all history students, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History offers a best-selling combination of concise yet comprehensive advice in a portable and accessible format. This quick-reference guide provides a practical introduction to typical history assignments, exercising critical reading skills, evaluating and documenting sources, writing effective history papers, conducting research, and avoiding plagiarism. Building on its time-tested approach, the seventh edition offers expanded, hands-on guidance for writing and researching in the digital age, and additional coverage on working with primary and secondary sources.

Nutrition Counseling And Education Skill Development

Author : Kathleen D. Bauer
ISBN : 9781305465343
Genre : Health & Fitness
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NUTRITION COUNSELING AND EDUCATION SKILL DEVELOPMENT, 3rd Edition, is a step-by-step guide to help entry-level practitioners through the basic components involved in changing food behavior and improving nutritional status. This book provides nutritional professionals with a solid foundation of counseling and education principles, opportunities to practice new skills, and knowledge of evaluation methodologies in an organized, accessible, and engaging approach. The authors' clear style helps readers translate theoretical perspectives on nutrition counseling into actual effective dialogues between client and counselor to influence client knowledge, skills, and attitudes. In addition, since the goals and objectives of nutrition counselors and educators complement each other, the scope of this text has expanded to include elements unique to nutrition education. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction To Media Production

Author : Gorham Kindem
ISBN : 9781136053214
Genre : Performing Arts
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Introduction to Media Production began years ago as an alternative text that would cover ALL aspects of media production, not just film or just tv or just radio. Kindem and Musburger needed a book that would show students how every form of media intersects with one another, and about how one needs to know the background history of how film affects video, and how video affects working in a studio, and ultimately, how one needs to know how to put it all together. Introduction to Media Production is the book that shows this intersection among the many forms of media, and how students can use this intersection to begin to develop their own high quality work. Introduction to Media Production is a primary source for students of media. Its readers learn about various forms of media, how to make the best use of them, why one would choose one form of media over another, and finally, about all of the techniques used to create a media project. The digital revolution has exploded all the former techniques used in digital media production, and this book covers the now restructured and formalized digital workflows that make all production processes by necessity, digital. This text will concentrate on offering students and newcomers to the field the means to become aware of the critical importance of understanding the end destination of their production as a part of pre-production, not the last portion of post production. Covering film, tv, video, audio, and graphics, the fourth edition of Introduction to Digital Media promises to be yet another comprehensive guide for both students of media and newcomers to the media industry.

The Island Of Menstruating Men

Author : Ian Hogbin
ISBN : 9781478609001
Genre : Social Science
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Ian Hogbin belongs to anthropologys heroic age. He was a member of the brilliant between-the-wars generation that included Raymond Firth, Reo Fortune, Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, and Hortense Powdermaker, all of whom pioneered modern field research in the insular South Pacific. The Island of Menstruating Men was a path-breaking exploration of gender in Wogeo when first published. Today it remains an important full-length study of a Melanesian religion, examining it in relation to other facets of culturemythology, beliefs about illness and death, growth and maturity, magic, social structure, and morality. It is an articulate, insightful examination of the meaning of tradition and of the integration of culture. It is also a captivating account of ethnocentrism and the Wogeos justification for it, exemplifying, in miniature, what appears to be one of the great problems of the human species.

Health Psychology

Author : Deborah Fish Ragin
ISBN : 9781315512273
Genre : Psychology
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This textbook takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to studying health psychology. It examines five systems that affect individual health outcomes: individual, family/community, social/physical environment, healthcare systems, and health policy. While grounded in psychology, it incorporates perspectives from anthropology, biology, economics, environmental studies, medicine, public health, and sociology. The social ecological perspective on health psychology creates a depth of understanding of the diverse facets of health. This text also examines health from a global perspective by exploring the impact of infectious and chronic illnesses locally, regionally and globally. This new edition includes updated statistics and references throughout, a new chapter on psychoneuroimmunology, and significant changes and updates to the chapters on health care systems and risky health behaviors. It will be of particular interest to undergraduate students. For additional resources, consult http://routledge.com/9781138201309, where instructors will find downloadable lecture slides, an instructor manual, and a testbank.

Child Abuse And Neglect

Author : Monica L. McCoy
ISBN : 9781136322877
Genre : Psychology
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Child abuse and neglect are examined in this new edition -- the latest research, what it entails, and how to recognize and report it. Federal law mandates the reporting of suspected child maltreatment by many professionals. This book will appeal to those who one day find themselves in the role of a mandated reporter. Engaging learning tools are integrated throughout: Focus on Research boxes provide an in-depth look at research or methodologies. Case Examples and Debates encourage discussion about the gray areas in the field. Legal Examples and Focus on Law sections explain judicial rulings including guides for locating relevant state statutes. Discussion questions promote dialogue and deepen understanding of the material. Bold faced key terms defined when first introduced also appear in the book's glossary. Conclusions and Definitions help students focus on the key concepts introduced in each chapter. The new edition also includes the following features: A thorough updating of the citations and state and federal laws, along with the latest statistics on incidence and prevalence based on the new National Incidence Study NIS-4. A new chapter on resiliency (Chapter 10) and more discussion of resilience in the face of maltreatment in the chapters on types of abuse (Chapters 4–9) provide a better understanding of why some children thrive despite experiencing maltreatment. New "Profiles" boxes that feature information about graduate training in child maltreatment, descriptions of jobs in the field, or biographies of people who work in the field to increase students‘ awareness of possible career opportunities. Web-based instructor resources including PowerPoints, weblinks, and a test bank with multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions. More tables, figures, and photos to better illustrate and summarize key points. New sections on child maltreatment in military families (Chapter 2), child obesity as a result of maltreatment (Chapter 5), teen "sexting" and its possible prosecution as child sexual abuse and Susan Clancy’s controversial thesis published in The Trauma Myth (Chapter 7). Updated and more case examples including recent events that captured the public’s attention such as the case of Jessica Beagley convicted of child abuse for forcing her son to ingest hot sauce and of Latrece Jones convicted of negligent homicide for failing to have her son in a car seat. The book opens with the background on child maltreatment including its history, an overview of the research, and the risk factors. Details about mandated reporting are also explored. Different forms of maltreatment – physical abuse, neglect, psychological maltreatment, sexual abuse, fetal abuse, and Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome – are then examined, along with the new chapter on resiliency. Incidence estimates and consequences for each type of maltreatment are provided. Legal issues including forensic interviewing are then reviewed. The book concludes with an example of what happens to a child after a report is filed along with suggestions for preventing child maltreatment. Intended as a text for courses in child abuse, child maltreatment, family violence, or sexual and intimate violence taught in psychology, human development, education, criminal justice, social work, sociology, women’s studies, and nursing, this book is also an invaluable resource to workers who are mandated reporters of child maltreatment and/or anyone interested in the problem.

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