Robert Wonser's Sociology Page Welcome to the homepage of Robert Wonser, adjunct professor of Sociology at College of the Canyons, Moorpark College and Pierce College. This site contains all of the resources for my sociology courses at all three schools. "Sociology's misfortune is that it discovers the arbitrary and the contingent where we like to see necessity, or nature ... and that it discovers necessity, social constraints, where we would like to see choice and free will." - Pierre Bourdieu For the Fall 2012 semester I'll be teaching: Fall 2012 Office Hours: After class and by appointment only. Enjoy your visit here and feel free to E-Mail me with questions and comments! Be sure to attend this year's ICSA event: Take a stand for our community colleges!
Revues.org : portail de revues en sciences humaines et sociales 55 great books under 200 pages Having no time doesn’t mean you have to stop reading. Just pick up the shorter book. Half Price Books, one of America’s favorite independent booksellers, asked their customers to recommend books under 200 pages that would be a perfect companion of a book lover. The image below displays top 55 recommendations. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is accompanied by Neil Gaiman’s new book The Ocean at the End of the Lane, or The Girl on the Fridge by Etgar Keret. What book under 200 pages would you add to your reading list? Click or tap on the image below to see it in full resolution. Top article Best short books you can read in less than three hours. More infographics to check out: About Ola Kowalczyk Collecting bits and pieces about books and libraries in digital age.
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Sociological Writing What this handout is about This handout introduces you to the wonderful world of writing sociology. Before you can write a clear and coherent sociology paper, you need a firm understanding of the assumptions and expectations of the discipline. You need to know your audience, the way they view the world and how they order and evaluate information. So, without further ado, let’s figure out just what sociology is, and how one goes about writing it. What is sociology, and what do sociologists write about? Unlike many of the other subjects here at UNC, such as history or English, sociology is a new subject for many students. So, just what is a sociological perspective? Key assumptions and characteristics of sociological writing What are the most important things to keep in mind as you write in sociology? Argument The first thing to remember in writing a sociological argument is to be as clear as possible in stating your thesis. Evidence Units of analysis Typical writing assignments in sociology
Magazine Sciences Humaines, revue Sciences humaines sociales, abonnement sciences humaines Don DeLillo DeLillo has described his fiction as being concerned with "living in dangerous times", and in a 2005 interview declared, "Writers must oppose systems. It's important to write against power, corporations, the state, and the whole system of consumption and of debilitating entertainments [...] I think writers, by nature, must oppose things, oppose whatever power tries to impose on us." Early life and Influences DeLillo was born on November 20, 1936 and grew up in a working-class Italian Catholic family, from Molise, in an Italian-American neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City, not far from Arthur Avenue. Reflecting on his childhood in The Bronx, DeLillo later described how he was "...always out in the street. As a teenager, DeLillo wasn't interested in writing until taking a summer job as a parking attendant, where hours spent waiting and watching over vehicles led to a reading habit. Work 1970s 1980s 1990s
10 great science fiction novels that have been banned @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake. @djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth. That makes me shudder. I suppose I've wandered a bit. @djscruffy: To be fair, it's not usually the schools that want to ban the books, but the few overprotective parents who make wild assumptions about the books we try to teach. Most of us really try to teach the kids to think, rather than becoming nice little automatons.
Persée : Portail de revues en sciences humaines et sociales The Black Company Cover of the first novel in the series, "The Black Company". The Black Company is a series of fantasy novels by author Glen Cook. The series combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows an elite mercenary unit, The Black Company, through roughly forty years of its approximately five hundred year history. Novels Main chronology The Books of the North The Books of the South  The Books of the Glittering Stone Bleak Seasons (Main Annalist: Murgen) —April 1996She Is the Darkness (Murgen) —September 1997Water Sleeps (Sleepy) —March 1999Soldiers Live (Croaker: the duty is passed off to Shukrat and Arkana of the Voroshk in the last chapter, implying thenceforth they will share the duty of Annalist) —July 2000 Spin-offs The Silver Spike (Case) —September 1989 Omnibus Editions Science Fiction Book Club hardcover omnibus editions Tor Fiction softcover omnibus editions Short stories To be released Plot summary