Author: John P. McKay, Genre: History, Total Page: 1192, Publisher: Macmillan, ISBN: 9780312666910

A History of World Societies introduces students to the global past through social history and the stories and voices of the people who lived it. Now published by Bedford/St. Martin's, and informed by the latest scholarship, the book has been thoroughly revised with students in mind to meet the needs of the evolving course. Proven to work in the classroom, the book’s regional and comparative approach helps students understand the connections of global history while providing a manageable organization. With more global connections and comparisons, more documents, special features and activities that teach historical analysis, and an entirely new look, the ninth edition is the most teachable and accessible edition yet. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how. Download samples of Chapter 12 and Chapter 16. Or, read the preface.

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: History, Total Page: 736, Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319070274

The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: History, Total Page: 560, Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319070267

The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: , Total Page: 262, Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319304003

Sources of World Societies is an expertly crafted collection of historical sources with a variety of global, cultural perspectives from around the world.

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: , Total Page: , Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319303594

Sources of World Societies is an expertly crafted collection of historical sources with a variety of global, cultural perspectives from around the world.

Author: Michael Burger, Genre: History, Total Page: 561, Publisher: University of Toronto Press, ISBN: 9781442609310

"Sources for the History of Western Civilization is a primary source reader designed specifically for students to interact with the sources with limited editorial additions. It begins in the second millennium BC with The Descent of Ishtar and ends with Isaac Newton's The Principia. This volume can stand alone as the primary source reader for the first half of a Western Civilization course or be paired with Michael Burger's overview text, The Shaping of Western Civilization, Vol. 1."-- Provided by publisher.

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: History, Total Page: 1020, Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319070175

The new Concise edition of A History of World Societies offers an accessible regional chapter structure, readability, and sustained attention to social history in a brief, affordable text. The Concise Edition features the full narrative of the comprehensive edition, as well as a selection of features and tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. Robust primary sources in print and online help students with historical thinking skills.

Author: Massimo Airoldi, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 200, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9781509543298

We commonly think of society as made of and by humans, but with the proliferation of machine learning and AI technologies, this is clearly no longer the case. Billions of automated systems tacitly contribute to the social construction of reality by drawing algorithmic distinctions between the visible and the invisible, the relevant and the irrelevant, the likely and the unlikely – on and beyond platforms. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, this book develops an original sociology of algorithms as social agents, actively participating in social life. Through a wide range of examples, Massimo Airoldi shows how society shapes algorithmic code, and how this culture in the code guides the practical behaviour of the code in the culture, shaping society in turn. The ‘machine habitus’ is the generative mechanism at work throughout myriads of feedback loops linking humans with artificial social agents, in the context of digital infrastructures and pre-digital social structures. Machine Habitus will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, media and cultural studies, science and technology studies and information technology, and to anyone interested in the growing role of algorithms and AI in our social and cultural life.

Author: Joonmo Son, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 200, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9781509513826

Social capital is a principal concept across the social sciences and has readily entered into mainstream discourse. In short, it is popular. However, this popularity has taken its toll. Social capital suffers from a lack of consensus because of the varied ways it is measured, defined, and deployed by different researchers. It has been put to work in ways that stretch and confuse its conceptual value, blurring the lines between networks, trust, civic engagement, and any type of collaborative action. This clear and concise volume presents the diverse theoretical approaches of scholars from Marx, Coleman, and Bourdieu to Putnam, Fukuyama, and Lin, carefully analyzing their commonalities and differences. Joonmo Son categorizes this wealth of work according to whether its focus is on the necessary preconditions for social capital, its structural basis, or its production. He distinguishes between individual and collective social capital (from shared resources of a personal network to pooled assets of a whole society), and interrogates the practical impact social capital has had in various policy areas (from health to economic development). Social Capital will be of immense value to readers across the social sciences and practitioners in relevant fields seeking to understand this mercurial concept.

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: , Total Page: 656, Publisher: Bedford Books, ISBN: 1319304117