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The Dying Process : Patients' Experiences of Palliative Care
The Dying Process : Patients' Experiences of Palliative Care
A strong feature of the book... is the copius discussion of socila theory. This is a very good book, by an auhor who is never willing to take fashionable or politically correct statemnets for granted but attempts to assess these in light of knowledge gained through painful fieldwork experience. Clive Seale, University of London.

Focusing...

The Archaeology of Household Activities
The Archaeology of Household Activities
There were a number of chapters I thought were exceptionally well written and researched... valuable reading for all classical and historic archaeologists unfamiliar with Schiffer's work or with prehistoric archaeology, where point pronveniencing, object functions, use of space, and similar foci are routine. Others will enjoy reading Chapters 3 and...
Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science
Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science

Social constructivists maintain that we invent the properties of the world rather than discover them. Is reality constructed by our own activity? Or, more provocatively, are scientific facts--is everything--constructed? Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science is a clear assessment of this critical and...

Science and Social Science
Science and Social Science
Is social science really a science at all, and if so in what sense? This is the first real question that any course on the philosophy of the social sciences must tackle. In this brief introduction, Malcolm Williams gives the students the grounding that will enable them to discuss the issues involved with confidence.

Is social science
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Reconnecting Culture, Technology and Nature
Reconnecting Culture, Technology and Nature

This exciting new book uses case studies of mundane technologies such as the car and TV remote control to question some of the fundamental dichotomies thought which we make sense of the world.

This book uses case studies of mundane technologies such as the walking boot, the car and the TV remote control to question some of the fundamental
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Designing Educational Video and Multimedia for Open and Distance Learning (Open & Flexible Learning)
Designing Educational Video and Multimedia for Open and Distance Learning (Open & Flexible Learning)

In recent years there has been a resurgence in the use of video in teaching and training contexts, due to technological advances that enable good quality moving pictures through CD-Rom, DVD and broadband Internet. This book offers advice and assistance to a growing group of teachers and trainers, technical and support staff in the most effective...

Introduction to Cybernetics (University Paperbacks)
Introduction to Cybernetics (University Paperbacks)
Many workers in the biological sciences—physiologists, psychologists, sociologists—are interested in cybernetics and would like to apply its methods and techniques to their own speciality. Many have, however, been prevented from taking up the subject by an impression that its use must be preceded by a long study of electronics and...
The Cold War (Questions and Analysis in History)
The Cold War (Questions and Analysis in History)
Designed to aid undergraduate and advanced study, this invaluable reference work provides an up-to-date summary of the latest research on the origins, escalation, and end of the Cold War. The major phases of the war are clearly organized and presented in eight chapters--each consisting of a factual overview of events, a detailed analysis of key...
Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to E-learning (Open and Flexible Learning Series)
Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to E-learning (Open and Flexible Learning Series)
As the number of resources for networked learning continues to grow steadily, it becomes increasingly pressing that knowledge of those resources should be made widely available and the reuse of those resources by other groups should be facilitated.

This volume addresses these questions. It provides essential reading for all those
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Violence at Sea: Piracy in the Age of Global Terrorism
Violence at Sea: Piracy in the Age of Global Terrorism
Violence at Sea is an overview of maritime piracy, examining threats that piracy poses to global security and commerce, as well as measures and policies to mitigate the threat. The essays analyze piracy activities in key shipping lanes (including the African coast, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Straits of Malacca-South China...
Digital Matters: The Theory and Culture of the Matrix
Digital Matters: The Theory and Culture of the Matrix
Digital Matters analyzes the complex interaction between the material and immaterial aspects of new digital technologies. It draws upon a mix of theoretical approaches including sociology, media theory and history, cultural studies, and the philosophy of technology to suggest that the matrix of science fiction and Hollywood is but an...
Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture
Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture
Focusing on architecture from all regions of the world, this three-volume set profiles the twentieth century's vast chronicle of architectural achievements, both within and well beyond the theoretical confines of modernism. Unlike existing works, this encyclopedia examines the complexities of rapidly changing global conditions that have dispersed...
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