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Rating Professors Online: How Culture, Technology, and Consumer Expectations Shape Modern Student Evaluations (Marketing and Communication in Higher Education)
Rating Professors Online: How Culture, Technology, and Consumer Expectations Shape Modern Student Evaluations (Marketing and Communication in Higher Education)

This book explores the emerging trends and patterns in online student evaluations of teaching and how online reviews have transformed the teacher-student relationship as developments in technology have altered consumer behaviors. While consumers at large rely more and more on web-based platforms to purchase commercial products and...

Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien
Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien
This book reveals the unique contribution made by the three founding fathers of British fantasy?Lord Dunsany, E. R. Eddison and J. R. R. Tolkien?to our culture’s perennial reassessment of the meanings of time, death and eternity. It traces the poetic, philosophical and theological roots of the striking preoccupation with mortality and...
The Social Meaning of Extra Money: Capitalism and the Commodification of Domestic and Leisure Activities (Dynamics of Virtual Work)
The Social Meaning of Extra Money: Capitalism and the Commodification of Domestic and Leisure Activities (Dynamics of Virtual Work)

Why do ordinary people who used to engage in domestic and leisure activities for free now try to make a profit from them? How and why do people commodify their free time? This book explores the marketization of blogging, cooking, craftwork, gardening, knitting, selling second-hand items, sexcamming, and more generally the economic...

Innovation, Technology, and Market Ecosystems: Managing Industrial Growth in Emerging Markets
Innovation, Technology, and Market Ecosystems: Managing Industrial Growth in Emerging Markets
This edited book brings together international insights for raising rich discussion on industrial growth in the twenty-first century with a focus on the Industry 4.0 drive in the global marketplace, which is driven by innovations, technology, and digital drives. It delineates multiple impacts on business-to-business, business-to-consumers, the...
Inequality and Uncertainty: Current Challenges for Cities
Inequality and Uncertainty: Current Challenges for Cities
It is not possible to ignore the fact that cities are not only moving, vibrant and flourishing spaces, promising hope for better quality of life, but that they also accumulate and reflect significant problems. This book explores the relational and dynamic nature of urban inequalities, including their visible and invisible forms. By...
A History of Modern Urban Operations
A History of Modern Urban Operations
This book investigates the complexities of modern urban operations?a particularly difficult and costly method of fighting, and one that is on the rise. Contributors examine the lessons that emerge from a range of historical case studies, from nineteenth-century precedents to the Battle of Shanghai; Stalingrad, German town clearance, Mandalay,...
Experts and the Will of the People: Society, Populism and Science
Experts and the Will of the People: Society, Populism and Science
The rise of populism in the West has led to attacks on the legitimacy of scientific expertise in political decision making. This book explores the differences between populism and pluralist democracy and their relationship with science. Pluralist democracy is characterised by respect for minority choices and a system of checks and balances that...
Spontaneous Play in the Language Classroom: Creating a Community
Spontaneous Play in the Language Classroom: Creating a Community

This book investigates the importance of humour and play in the establishment of individual and group identities among adult language learners on an intensive business English course. The enclosed setting allows the emergent nature of community building and identity projection to be traced, foregrounding the important role of...

Biomedicine, Healing and Modernity in Rural Bangladesh
Biomedicine, Healing and Modernity in Rural Bangladesh
This book provides an ethnographic account of the ways in which biomedicine, as a part of the modernization of healthcare, has been localized and established as the culturally dominant medical system in rural Bangladesh. Dr Faruk Shah offers an anthropological critique of biomedicine in rural Bangladesh that explains how the existing social...
Global Financial Centers, Economic Power, and (In)Efficiency
Global Financial Centers, Economic Power, and (In)Efficiency

This book scrutinizes global financial flows and stocks, both financial assets and liabilities and their impact on the global balance of economic power, especially as they affect the largest and fastest-growing countries in both the developed and the developing world. It shows how financial flows can promote economic growth and...

Economics and Ageing: Volume III: Long-term Care and Finance
Economics and Ageing: Volume III: Long-term Care and Finance
This upper level textbook provides a coherent introduction to the economic implications of individual and population ageing. Placing economic considerations into a wider social sciences context, this is ideal reading not only for advanced undergraduate and masters students in health economics and economics of ageing, but policy makers,...
Discretion and the Quest for Controlled Freedom
Discretion and the Quest for Controlled Freedom

Looking at discretion broadly as the exercise of controlled freedom, this edited volume introduces insights from a range of social sciences perspectives. Traditionally, discussions of discretion have drawn on legal notions of the appropriate exercise of legitimate authority specified by legislators. However, empirical and...

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