This insightful three-volume set examines faith through the social and cultural perspective of anthropology, sociology, and religious studies, shedding light on the role of religion in the human experience. • Features original essays on religious experience across a wide spectrum of social, cultural, and political environments • Considers the social performance and effects of ritual • Includes content based on fieldwork in North America, South America, Europe, China, the Philippines, South Africa, Morocco, and Lebanon • Reveals how the culture of professional sports compares to traditional religious cultures • Connects religion with the cultural interpretations of body images and politics
Since the financial crisis of 2008, many of us have had to reexamine our beliefs about markets and globalization. How integrated should economies really be? How much regulation is right? Many people fuse these two dimensions of choice into one, either favoring both globalization and deregulation—or opposing both of them. It doesn’t have to be that way. In World 3.0, award-winning author and economist Pankaj Ghemawat reveals the folly in both of these responses. He calls for a third worldview—one in which both regulation and cross-border integration coexist and complement one another. Ghemawat starts by exposing common assumptions about globalization to hard data, proving that the world is not nearly as globalized as we think. And he explains why the potential gains from further integration are much larger than even pro globalizers tend to believe. He then tackles market failures and fears—job losses, environmental degradation, macroeconomic volatility, and trade and capital imbalances—that opponents of globalization often invoke. Drawing on compelling data, he shows that increased globalization can actually alleviate some of these problems. Finally, Ghemawat describes how a wide range of players—businesses, policy makers, citizens, media—can help open up flows of ideas, people, and goods across borders, but in ways that maximize the benefits and minimize the potential side effects. World 3.0 dispels powerfully entrenched—but incorrect—assumptions about globalization. Provocative and bold, this new book explains how people around the world can secure their collective prosperity through new approaches to cross-border integration. Ghemawat’s thinking will surprise and move you—no matter where you stand on globalization.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World, ESAW 2003, held in Madrid, Spain in September 2002. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from 35 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on views, models, engineering, and modeling and design.
Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative textbooks for world history. The brief-by-design narrative is truly global and focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Authors Robert W. Strayer, a pioneer in the world history movement with years of classroom experience, along with new co-author Eric W. Nelson, a popular and skilled teacher, provide a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture while teaching students to consider the evidence the way historians do.
Ways of the World is the ideal textbook for your redesigned AP® World history classroom. Like the AP® course it supports, Ways of the World focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Authors Robert Strayer and Eric Nelson provide a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture. Each chapter then culminates with collections of primary sources organized around a particular theme, issue, or question, allowing students to consider the evidence the way historians do.