Theory for the Working Sociologist makes social theory easy to understand by revealing sociology´s hidden playbook. Fabio Rojas argues that sociologists use four different theoretical ´´moves´´ when they try to explain the social world: how groups defend their status, how people strategically pursue their goals, how values and institutions support each other, and how people create their social reality. Rojas uses famous sociological studies to illustrate these four types of theory and show how students and researchers may apply them to their interests. The guiding light of the book is the concept of the ´´social mechanism,´´ which clearly and succinctly links causes and effects in social life. Drawing on dozens of empirical studies that define modern sociology and focusing on the nuts and bolts of social explanation, Rojas reveals how areas of study within the field of sociology that at first glance seem dissimilar are, in fact, linked by shared theoretical underpinnings. In doing so, he elucidates classical and contemporary theory, and connects both to essential sociological findings made throughout the history of the field. Aimed at undergraduate students, graduate students, journalists, and interested general readers who want a more formal way to understand social life, Theory for the Working Sociologist presents the underlying themes of sociological thought using contemporary research and plain language.
Clearly worded instructions, 251 step-by-step illustrations show novices, veterans how to seemingly pluck coins from the air, make a coin penetrate a tabletop, perform psychic tricks with coins and bills, much more.
Succeed in Any Culture, in Every Situation In today´s global economy, the ability to interact effectively across cultures is a fundamental job requirement for just about everyone. But it´s impossible to learn the customs and traits of every single culture. David Thomas and Kerr Inkson present a universal set of techniques and people skills that will allow you to adapt quickly to, and thrive in, any cultural environment. You´ll learn to discard your own culturally based assumptions and pay careful attention, in a mindful and creative way, to cues in cross-cultural situations. The authors show how to apply cultural intelligence in a series of specific situations: making decisions; communicating, negotiating, and resolving conflicts; leading and motivating others; and designing, managing, and contributing to multicultural groups and teams. This extensively revised third edition has been updated with new stories showing cultural intelligence in action. Thomas and Inkson have broadened the focus beyond business to include organizations of all kinds-nonprofits, governments, educational institutions, and more. And they include a reliable and valid measure of cultural intelligence based on a decade of research by an international team of scholars.
´´An indispensable guide for introverts and extroverts alike.´´ - Inc. Magazine A Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller Every interaction is a performance, and much of our success-professional and personal-hinges on being able to inspire an audience. And while some people seem to be naturals in the spotlight, this ability very rarely derives from talent alone. Confident communication is a skill, and anyone can learn how to do it. In Steal the Show, New York Times best-selling author, top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor Michael Port teaches you how to make the most of your own moments in the spotlight. He makes it easy to give your presentations a clear focus, engage your listeners, manage your nerves, play the right role in every situation to give your message maximum impact, and much more. Drawing on his MFA training at the prestigious Graduate Acting Program at New York University, Port has engineered a system that the non-actor can use to ensure his or her voice is heard when it matters most. ´´The most unique and practical book written on the topic of public speaking and performance in everyday life. You´ll learn how to express yourself authentically, be more creative, and increase your confidence in all aspects of life.´´ - Howard Behar , former president, Starbucks Coffee ´´Michael cuts to the core of what you actually need to get ridiculously good at speaking and performing, and the results are even more dramatic than I´d envisioned. Steal the Show is the only book you´ll ever need when it comes to performance and public speaking.´´ - Jordan Harbinger , host of The Art of Charm MICHAEL PORT, the author of six books, including Book Yourself Solid, has been featured on all the major TV networks and is one of the most in-demand speakers working today. He runs a company of experts advising businesses on marketing, business development, and public speaking. Learn more at www.MichaelPort.com.
Girls weren´t on Bryant Cook´s radar until the day he moved next door to the most beautiful girl he´d ever seen. Fortunately for him, Faith Baker fell just as hard that first day as well. From age eight to twenty-two, it was the ´Faith and Bryant´ show, and their happily forever after seemed certain. Until it wasn´t. Now she´s back after twelve years and she wants what they had. That´s when Bryant issues a challenge. One Faith can´t resist. After all, the future they always wanted is riding on it. She said she´d do anything. She just didn´t think he meant *that*.. *** Working Back is a full-length, second chance, childhood soulmates, house flipping romantic comedy that can be read as a complete standalone and is book 3 in the Cook County series.
Whether it´s a crew of two hundred shooting a cast of thousands on horseback, or a crew of twelve filming one person in a room, each and every successful movie production requires a strong First Assistant Director (AD) at its helm. In this new and updated edition, veteran First AD Liz Gill walks you through the entire filmmaking process through the perspective of the First AD, from pre-production, shoot, wrap, and everything in between. This book provides invaluable insight into working as a First Assistant Director, featuring tricks-of-the-trade for breaking down a script, creating a schedule and organizing test shoots, alongside how to use turnaround time, weather cover, split days, overtime and continuous days to balance a challenging schedule and get the most from the cast, crew and the shoot. This new edition has been fully updated and expanded throughout to provide up-to-date coverage on new equipment and software, health and safety considerations and the implications of VFX. This is the essential guide to becoming a successful First Assistant Director, ideal for professional and aspiring AD´s seeking to further their career, students of directing and production looking to gain a better understanding of how this department works and anyone interested in film and TV production. The accompanying eResources provide an expanded selection of sample call sheets, report templates, checklists, and other useful documents.
Avoid data blunders and create truly useful visualizations Avoiding Data Pitfalls is a reputation-saving handbook for those who work with data, designed to help you avoid the all-too-common blunders that occur in data analysis, visualization, and presentation. Plenty of data tools exist, along with plenty of books that tell you how to use them--but unless you truly understand how to work with data, each of these tools can ultimately mislead and cause costly mistakes. This book walks you step by step through the full data visualization process, from calculation and analysis through accurate, useful presentation. Common blunders are explored in depth to show you how they arise, how they have become so common, and how you can avoid them from the outset. Then and only then can you take advantage of the wealth of tools that are out there--in the hands of someone who knows what they´re doing, the right tools can cut down on the time, labor, and myriad decisions that go into each and every data presentation. Workers in almost every industry are now commonly expected to effectively analyze and present data, even with little or no formal training. There are many pitfalls--some might say chasms--in the process, and no one wants to be the source of a data error that costs money or even lives. This book provides a full walk-through of the process to help you ensure a truly useful result. Delve into the ´´data-reality gap´´ that grows with our dependence on data Learn how the right tools can streamline the visualization process Avoid common mistakes in data analysis, visualization, and presentation Create and present clear, accurate, effective data visualizations To err is human, but in today´s data-driven world, the stakes can be high and the mistakes costly. Don´t rely on ´´catching´´ mistakes, avoid them from the outset with the expert instruction in Avoiding Data Pitfalls.
Tells the wonderful, mysterious and often funny stories behind famous inventions. This title features flaps revealing detailed artwork to show the hidden workings inside inventions. It explains the differences between discovery, invention and innovation, and how these three aspects unite.
My villages are my own imagination and though they may seem alike they´re very different, but there is almost always a sun or moon and clear skies. Serene, joyful and colourful villages that show people women and men working and playing together in harmony. The architecture in these villages is very intricate and detailed showing different types of architecture of buildings in villages from all over the wrold. Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey than others but with added benefits: Our calendars always look beautiful on your wall because we produce them locally with premium paper and sophisticated spiral binding, ensuring easy turning of pages and flat hanging against the wall. A protective transparent plastic cover sheet provides added stability and each calendar comes in five languages. Treat yourself to a Calvendo calendar and you get something that looks better all year round.