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  • Sociology professors asks 'Is teenage suicide contagious?'

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    11 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behaviors Contagious in Adolescence?," by Drs. Seth Abrutyn and Anna Mueller, also will be the subject of an upcoming podcast for the journal.
  • The End of Society as We Know It (or, as they knew it)

    Montclair SocioBlog
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    April 5, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonIn the unit on social class, I sometimes show an excerpt from the 2001 PBS show “People Like Us: Social Class in America.”  Here’s a brief clip.One semester, it dawned on me that for some of the words and images in this 35-second excerpt, my students haven’t a clue.  “Those people on horses – does anyone know what that is?” Usually not. When I tell them, they are often incredulous that there could actually be such a thing as a fox hunt.  And it takes place only a twenty-minute drive from the Morristown Mall.The man in the clip…
  • Jewish? Buddhist? Atheist? All of the Above!

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    W. W. Norton
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Peter Kaufman I was asked recently by a colleague what religion I follow, and I was not quite sure how to answer. I was raised in a secular Jewish household, and I never considered myself religious in the traditional sense of the word. Unlike my Jewish peers, my family did not belong to a temple or synagogue, I did not attend Hebrew school, and I did not have a bar mitzvah or learn to read from the Torah. Instead, I attended a small humanistic Sunday school that was run as a cooperative, I learned Yiddish and sang folk songs, and I had a modest graduation ceremony where I had to read an…
  • Dispatch from a Professional Sociology Conference

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    W. W. Norton
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Sally Raskoff Oh, the anticipation of a professional meeting! As Im walking into to the airport to fly away to the conference, I think of all the times I have done this. I found sociology in 1981 and it quickly became my major. Its been twenty years since Ive been out of grad school and Ive been teaching full time--and going to conferences--ever since. My first meeting was in the late 1980s in Las Vegas. That first meeting, I gave my first conference presentation. It was terrible. (My presentation, not the meeting.) I was terrified and practiced my talk over and over. Then when the time…
  • Sociology of Tumblr

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    lhude sing cuccu
    9 Jan 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Where can I find online (preferably informal) articles or blog posts about the sociology of Tumblr, like this one? I've been venturing deep into what's known as "social justice tumblr," and I find it very interesting as a subculture. It's mostly activists for minority-of-the-minority rights, such as transgender people and asexuals. For example, the link above leads to a blog post about the "call-out culture" of tumblr (publicly reblogging a post and calling the original poster out on "ignorance" or "bigotry," usually in a very direct and impolite way): "Call out culture might, at times,…
 
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  • Sociology professor will conclude lecture series

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    The College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Committee at S.C. State University will hold its final Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series at noon on Wednesday, April 16 in the Barbara A. Vaughan, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
  • USC sociology professor to speak about demographic shifts

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Manuel Pastor, professor of sociology and American studies at USC, will be the speaker at CSUN’s final spring 2014 Dialogues with the Provost lecture, titled The Next California: Demographic Shifts, Economic Change and Implications for Higher Education.
  • Schor To Be Awarded By ASA For Research

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:51 pm
    The American Sociological Association ( ASA ) has recognized Boston College professor of sociology and best-selling author Juliet Schor as the recip...
  • Sociology professors asks 'Is teenage suicide contagious?'

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behaviors Contagious in Adolescence?," by Drs. Seth Abrutyn and Anna Mueller, also will be the subject of an upcoming podcast for the journal.
  • Acadia sociology students making connections

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    For the past three years, sociology interns at Acadia University have looked for new ways to connect their peers to a host of resources they might need to be successful. The interns use the image of a tree to envision the online resources they collect and update. They are all members of Dr. ...
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  • Dispatch from a Professional Sociology Conference

    W. W. Norton
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Sally Raskoff Oh, the anticipation of a professional meeting! As Im walking into to the airport to fly away to the conference, I think of all the times I have done this. I found sociology in 1981 and it quickly became my major. Its been twenty years since Ive been out of grad school and Ive been teaching full time--and going to conferences--ever since. My first meeting was in the late 1980s in Las Vegas. That first meeting, I gave my first conference presentation. It was terrible. (My presentation, not the meeting.) I was terrified and practiced my talk over and over. Then when the time…
  • The State of the Dinner

    W. W. Norton
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Teja Pristavec Sociology Graduate Student, Rutgers University This February, President Obama sat down for dinner with his visiting French colleague, President François Hollande. In the company of the First Lady, other government officials, and some celebrities, the men enjoyed an appetizer of Illinois caviar, Pennsylvania quail eggs, and twelve varieties of American-grown potatoes. The main dish was a Colorado beef steak with mushrooms, Vermont cheese and salad, followed by a dessert of Hawaiian chocolate cake, Florida tangerines, and Pennsylvania vanilla ice-cream. Three types of wine…
  • Jewish? Buddhist? Atheist? All of the Above!

    W. W. Norton
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Peter Kaufman I was asked recently by a colleague what religion I follow, and I was not quite sure how to answer. I was raised in a secular Jewish household, and I never considered myself religious in the traditional sense of the word. Unlike my Jewish peers, my family did not belong to a temple or synagogue, I did not attend Hebrew school, and I did not have a bar mitzvah or learn to read from the Torah. Instead, I attended a small humanistic Sunday school that was run as a cooperative, I learned Yiddish and sang folk songs, and I had a modest graduation ceremony where I had to read an…
  • The Dark Side of Seeing Only the Bright Side

    W. W. Norton
    28 Mar 2014 | 1:02 pm
    By Karen Sternheimer As a self-starter, I like self-help books, and have read or listened to number of audio books in the genre. I have listened to many books on discovering one’s passions and creativity, on personal finance, relationships, career building, and those promoting emotional well-being. I can truly say that I have learned a lot from them, and they have taught me how to understand myself and others better. But even while listening, on occasion I am reminded of the limits of self-help books. For instance, many personal finance books suggest that readers control their…
  • Sincerely Held Beliefs, the Law, and Non Believers

    W. W. Norton
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:33 pm
    By Jonathan Wynn Recent news on religion reminds me of one of my favorite non-fiction books, The Year of Living BiblicallyAuthor A.J. Jacobs does his best to abide by the rules of the Bible to see just how hard it is to hold sincerely held religious beliefs in everyday contemporary life. I think of Jacobs’ personal journey in regards to the wave of “religious freedom” laws that have been proposed in several different states. These laws use the 1993 Religious Freedom and Restoration Act to make the case that parts of the Affordable Care Act (e.g., providing birth control coverage) and…
 
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  • Theory about Internet and judging personal probabilities already exist?

    WCityMike
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:37 pm
    I have an original pet theory I came up with a long time ago involving the Internet and how people judge probability. It probably would fall into the anthropological, sociological or psychological fields. I'm not intending to make this post to discuss the theory itself as a sort of "let's b.s. back and forth about my idea" kind of thing. Reason I'm posting is because I'd like to know if this theory already exists or is an application of something broader that already exists. Maybe it's a theory being applied onto the communications medium of the Internet of some older theory in one of the…
  • Sociological or anthropological studies on insular or peninsular cities?

    Mo Nickels
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:29 pm
    I'm looking for academic-level writing on the ways that cities that are built on islands or peninsulas, or in geographically isolated areas, develop and behave differently from cities that are more easily and fully connected to other cities. This would be about the mindset and attitudes and not about urban planning or infrastructure. I'm thinking these may be anthropological or sociological studies. They may even just be a thought pieces or essays. I could swear I saw one that talked about Manhattan and Charleston, but I can't find it.
  • Sociology of Tumblr

    lhude sing cuccu
    9 Jan 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Where can I find online (preferably informal) articles or blog posts about the sociology of Tumblr, like this one? I've been venturing deep into what's known as "social justice tumblr," and I find it very interesting as a subculture. It's mostly activists for minority-of-the-minority rights, such as transgender people and asexuals. For example, the link above leads to a blog post about the "call-out culture" of tumblr (publicly reblogging a post and calling the original poster out on "ignorance" or "bigotry," usually in a very direct and impolite way): "Call out culture might, at times,…
  • Seeking Obscure Subculture Fiction

    Xalf
    6 Jan 2014 | 7:56 am
    Please recommend fiction about obscure subcultures. Basically, I'm looking for the fiction version of this question. More contemporary books (written recently and about contemporary subjects) are preferred but not required.
  • Moving beyond Sokal?

    polymodus
    4 Jan 2014 | 5:27 pm
    I am interested in articles that try to analyze and explain the conflict between the hard and soft sciences. In my casual web surfing I have come across e.g. highly-trained scientists who yet express a deep disdain for fields as open-ended and far-ranging as sociology, feminism, queer theory, postmodernism, and so on, sometimes even economics, psychology. I find such attitudes hard to comprehend, and even disturbing since my educational background is in the applied sciences. Which are the important works that have been done to better understand this ongoing social/intellectual gap, and that…
 
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    Keele University: Sociology Staff

  • Career Building for Sociology and Criminology Students

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:32 am
    Earlier this month a group of alumni in Sociology and Criminology returned to Keele for an event in Keele Hall and KUSU, to provide career-building advice and support to more than 30 current undergraduates.Students in all years of Sociology or Criminology benefited from a full day of career planning, including sessions to build their networking skills, which they later put into action with our alumni visitors.  A wide range of routes were represented by our alumni group, who work in housing, charity PR, project management, community safety, crime prevention and probation, policing and in…
  • The saga of TV Licence evasion: are we finally ready to decriminalise?

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:10 am
    By Adam Snow, PhD student in Criminology Proposals have been put forward for TV licence fee evasion to be decriminalised. Originally the proposal was to completely decriminalise the system, now amendments have been accepted that give the power to Ministers to decriminalise at a date in the future should they see fit.The first thing to say about this change is that in all likelihood decriminalisation will be unlikely for a significant period.  The BBC itself welcomed the changes from outright immediate decriminalisation and stressed the need to take into account the BBC's review…
  • Governing the International Family

    19 Feb 2014 | 1:07 am
    by Ala Sirriyeh, Lecturer in SociologyA few days after Valentines Day, I stood in the supermarket queue contemplating who might be so confident as to buy a reduced priced Valentine's Day card from the display for next year. Coming straight after Christmas and New Year, some people find themselves faced with a gauntlet of public celebrations that centre heavily on the themes of family and love. Even if they share my sentiments on such over-commercialised over-sentimentalised events, it must be difficult for those who have to endure these days while living apart from their partner or…
  • Keele Postgraduate Research Forum

    31 Jan 2014 | 4:32 am
    by Andrew Henley, PhD candidate in CriminologyNext Tuesday (4th February) sees the launch of a new student-organised forum for postgraduate researchers across the social sciences at Keele University.  The forum provides an opportunity for PGR students to present, 'test out' and receive feedback on their work in an informal, supportive and stress-free environment. It will be held each Tuesday between 12 and 1pm in the Claus Moser building (CM1.24).The following list of speakers has been confirmed up until the Easter break:4th February – Kasper Larsen ‘Tracking…
  • Social and Political Critique in the Age of Austerity - places available for participants

    30 Jan 2014 | 6:02 am
    We have a small number of places available for participants at this all-day workshop.  This will be held at Keele University, on Wednesday 12th February.  Email Emma Head (e.l.head@keele.ac.uk) as soon as possible if you could like a place. The programme follows: 9.45-10.00 Welcome and introduction10.00-11.15 Panel oneOccupy Hong Kong: experiments with the citizen-assemblage in the heart of capitalist utopia’Paul-Francois Tremlett, Lecturer in Religious Studies, The Open University ‘Changing society? Proper politics, post-politics and Occupy London’Sam Burgum, PhD…
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  • confidence, gender, and the social psychology of inequality

    fabiorojas
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    The Atlantic has a new article called “The Confidence Gap.” Katty Kay and Claire Shipman review the academic literature to discuss one source of gender inequality – the systematic differences in confidence. Roughly speaking, Kay and Shipman suggest that one reason that men are more likely to rise faster through careers is that men are simply overconfident. The fortune cookie version of the argument is that women will apply for a job only if they are sure that they 100%  qualified, while men will take a shot if they are half qualified. A few comments: While I believe that…
  • how field theory can inform strategy research

    brayden king
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    The field of strategy research could learn something from field theory. Ed Walker and I make this point in a forthcoming paper, “Winning hearts and minds: Field theory and the three dimensions of strategy,” now published online at the journal Strategic Organization.  We argue that strategy researchers too narrowly conceptualizes strategy, focusing almost exclusively on financial performance and ignoring firms’ (or elites’) motivations to attain status and power. When strategy scholars pay attention to status they usually only do so as an independent variable – a…
  • common grounds politics

    fabiorojas
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    In political life, we tend to see a few strategies. First, we see partisanship, which is simply a word for “I do what my team does and fight my team’s enemies.” That sets up life a zero-sum status contest. Second, we see ideological politics. People argue for politics from an abstract argument about what is demanded by their belief system. It also leads to a sort of zero sum politics as well. Any deviation from your belief is a decrease in the value in the policy. Also, ideological politics is tough unless you happen to have an already popular ideology. Ideologies entail…
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    12 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
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  • visualizing migration

    fabiorojas
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    From Fast Coexist. 50+ chapters of grad skool advice goodness: From Black Power/Grad Skool Rulz  
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    Montclair SocioBlog

  • Polarization in Small Groups and in Politics

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    April 13, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonIn class last week, I tried replicating the “risky shift” experiments that date back to the 1950s. Groups discussed problems that pitted caution against risk. For example, down by three points on the last play of a football game, should you kick a field goal and settle for a tie, or try a play that might win but also risks a loss?* In the original studies, not only were group decisions riskier than individual decisions, but discussion persuaded more people towards risk than towards caution.Later research showed that the risky shift was one instance of…
  • AKD 2014

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    April 8, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonThis year, twenty-four students joined AKD, the sociology honor society.  David AvetaPaul-Anthony Baez Ian CallahanMegan CatanzaroYajaira CruzKhadijah DavisChelsea DurocherAiliceth EspinalJacob FormanAriana GlogowerDawn GruschowLauren Heavner Patrick HughesDavid KoubekJennifer Miller Jessica Munoz Kalie NorkoKiersten ParksRenee Pikowski Rebecca Rodgers Monica Rodriguez Noel Rozier Rey Sentina Maria Vallejo Our speaker was Karen Cerulo of Rutgers, who talked about her latest paper (co-written with Montclair’s Janet Ruane), “Confessions of the Rich…
  • The End of Society as We Know It (or, as they knew it)

    5 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    April 5, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonIn the unit on social class, I sometimes show an excerpt from the 2001 PBS show “People Like Us: Social Class in America.”  Here’s a brief clip.One semester, it dawned on me that for some of the words and images in this 35-second excerpt, my students haven’t a clue.  “Those people on horses – does anyone know what that is?” Usually not. When I tell them, they are often incredulous that there could actually be such a thing as a fox hunt.  And it takes place only a twenty-minute drive from the Morristown Mall.The man in the clip…
  • Snickers and the Last Laugh

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    April 1, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonAdvertisements echo with many reverberations and overtones. Different people hear different things, and with all the multiple meanings, it’s not always clear which is most important.  Lisa Wade posted this Snickers ad from Australia at Sociological images (here). Its intended message of course is “Buy Snickers.” But its other message is more controversial, and Lisa and many of the commenters (more than 100 at last count) were understandably upset.The construction workers (played by actors) shout at the women in the street (not actors).
  • Prophetic Umpires

    30 Mar 2014 | 8:23 am
    March 30, 2014Posted by Jay Livingston“It ain’t nothin’ till I call it,” said umpire Bill Klem. And if he called it a strike, a strike it was.  As Klem knew, the umpire has something resembling papal infallibility.  That was then. Klem worked behind the plate from 1905 to 1942 and holds the record for throwing players and managers out of the game (the infallibility thing is sometimes a bit much for players to take).  Now, thanks to modern technology, we can know just which calls the umpires miss.Here’s Matt Holliday taking a called third strike. Holliday’s body…
 
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    European Sociological Review

  • Deciding under Doubt: A Theory of Risk Aversion, Time Discounting Preferences, and Educational Decision-making

    Breen, R., van de Werfhorst, H. G., Jaeger, M. M.
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
    We develop a rational choice model of educational decision-making in which the utility of educational choices depends on students’ risk aversion and their time discounting preferences. We argue for the role of risk aversion and time discounting preferences in the choice of different tracks in secondary education and in mediating the impact of socioeconomic background on such choices. Enrolment decisions in Danish secondary education provide our empirical example, and the results are generally in line with the proposed theory in that (i) risk aversion deters students from choosing the…
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    7 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
  • Previous School Results and Social Background: Compensation and Imperfect Information in Educational Transitions

    Bernardi, F., Boado, H.-C.
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
    In this article, we analyse whether previous school results have a social background-specific impact on a student’s decision to continue in schooling. We refer to the model proposed by Breen and Goldthorpe (1997) and scrutinize the theoretical underpinnings of the interaction between previous school performance and educational choices. We provide two sets of predictions. First, a compensatory effect might occur if inequality is greater among the worst-performing students than among others. In this case, students from socio-economically advantaged backgrounds with poor school results…
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  • A Macro-Sociological Study into the Changes in the Popularity of Domestic, European, and American Pop Music in Western Countries

    Bekhuis, H., Lubbers, M., Ultee, W.
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Relying on the top 100 pop songs from year-end charts, we coded more than 30,000 chart positions based on the country of origin of the artist and the language of performance, in nine Western countries. We estimated cross-national differences and trends since 1973, testing expectations on globalization as has been reviewed in the literature, where Americanization/Westernization, diversification, nationalization, and glocalization have been distinguished. Since the late 1980s, there has been an upward trend in the popularity of domestic artists, both when they perform in English or in their…
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  • Book Review: What's Love Got to Do with It?

    Bloch, C.
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
  • Late-modern hipsters: New tendencies in popular culture

    Schiermer, B.
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    The article deals with the cultural significance of a new figure in late-modern Western culture: the hipster. The current hipster culture, so I argue, can be used as a magnifying glass that makes impending changes to our conception of culture and of cultural development visible. It ushers in broader cultural and social changes: different relations among generations, new ways of relating to technology and media, new ways of being together, and new phenomenologies and sensibilities. After a first outline of the figure of the hipster, I mark out two salient traits to hipster culture: its…
  • The gender gap in the business elite: Stability and change in characteristics of Swedish top wage earners in large private companies, 1993-2007

    Bihagen, E., Nermo, M., Stern, C.
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    Using unique Swedish register data on all employees in large private companies, we study trends in the gender composition of top wage employees from 1993 to 2007. The analyses reveal that the likelihood of women holding top wage positions has more than doubled since the early 1990s, but men are still markedly over-represented in this group of employees. We focus on educational choices, considering level and field of study as well as university attended. One important conclusion is that, although education is important in reaching a top wage position, field of education and university attended…
  • Relative worth of a bachelor degree: Patterns of labour market integration among drop-outs and graduates in sequential and integrated tertiary education systems

    Matković, T., Kogan, I.
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    This article considers the implications of sequential segmentation in the tertiary education set-up for stratification of labour market outcomes among university drop-outs and graduates. Building on signalling, queuing, credentialist and human capital framework, we articulate theoretical expectations about labour market entry patterns for tertiary education graduates and drop-outs emerging from two distinct types of tertiary education institutional set-up: integrated (diploma) and sequential (bachelor-master) systems. In particular, we explore whether bachelor graduates from sequentially…
  • Do fixed-term and temporary agency workers feel socially excluded? Labour market integration and social well-being in Germany

    Gundert, S., Hohendanner, C.
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    In this study we examine how employment insecurity affects social exclusion using data from the German panel study PASS. Assuming that secure employment is an important condition for the subjective feeling of social affiliation, we compare unemployed individuals and those in fixed-term, temporary agency or permanent employment. Applying hybrid random effects regression models we find that temporary workers feel less affiliated to society than permanent workers. This finding cannot be fully explained by economic and social resources or job status. We discuss alternative mechanisms, such as…
 
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  • American Government in Society

    elevine89
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Government is needed to prevent abuses towards the environment and negligence and abuse of society by private or public elites.  It is a manifestation of society; it’s members drawn from the population with which they are by default, obligated to work for and with.  It is naturally kept in check by the members of society external t the members of the government and by internal members of the government.  It is a tool and a coordinating member of efforts to solve problems in a given society.  This mainly involves localized control of the given situation, coordinated and overseen on…
  • Why does 'nutrition' keep changing?

    Isa Ritchie
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Originally posted on Nourishing Revolution as ‘The problem with ‘nutrition’ One minute coffee is good for you, the next it’s bad, blueberries will save you from cancer, no, they won’t, red wine will.  Chocolate is a health food, sugar is the devil. After studying food and nutrition formally and informally for the past decade, I could tell you a thing or two, but the things I can tell you won’t make any sense unless I clarify something first: there is a problem with the way we have been taught to think about nutrition.  Actually, there are a few inter-related…
  • Good Books: : Tawq al Hamamah – al Hubb fil Andalus: كتاب اليوم : طوق الحمامة – الحب في الأندلس لابن حزم الأندلسي

    Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Good Books: : Tawq al Hamamah – al Hubb fil Andalus  مطبوعات الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية –AAE- Book Release Publication 20 Tahtheeb Tawq al Hamamah Al Hub fil Andalus Authored by Ibn Hazm al Andalusi, Editor-in-chief Dr Hasan Yahya This is a famous work on “pure love” called Tawq al Hamamah, (The Ring of the Dove), by Ibn Hazm who was one of the great Jurisdiction and law sciences in Andalusia-Spain. Born at Qordova, spain in 384 H.(994) and died in 465H. He lived seventy two years. His book, was a unique in its type to be written by a Muslim…
  • The Wobbly Beginnings of Motoring in Britain

    ArtLark
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    On the 14th of April 1931, the first ever edition of the British Highway Code was published, sold for one penny and containing only 18 pages of advice! Some of it was directed at drivers of horse drawn vehicles to ‘rotate the whip above the head; then incline the whip to the right or left to show the direction in which the turn is to be made.’ The more complete version appeared in print in 1934. In preparation of the code, the Ministry of Transport consulted ‘extensively’ with the Pedestrians Association, seeing as there were merely 2.3 million motor vehicles in Great Britain,…
  • Arab Manifesto Articles Series: Study of Humanities and Social Sciences:دقيقتان مع الدكتور يحيى: مقالات في سبيل نهضة العرب : دراسة الإنسانيات والعلوم الاجتماعية

    Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Arab Manifesto Articles Series: Study of Humanities and Social Sciences Arab American Encyclopedia-Hasan Yahya دعني في هذا المجال ، عزيزي القاريء، وفي مجال التخطيط للمجتمعات ، دعني أضرب مثلا بتخصصات أعضاء الكونغرس الأمريكي وهم من في يدهم ماكنة إصدار المشاريع الخاصة بالقرارات التي تهم المجتمع الأمريكي وهو مجتمع المهاجرين من كل صقع حول العالم شرقا ووسطا وغربا ، ليعطينا مثلا على…
 
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  • April 04th, 2014

    4 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Smoke Screen E-cigarettes seem to present a largely innocuous and healthy alternative to the obvious risks of antiquated tobacco smoking. While full testing of the health advantages and disadvantages of E-cigarettes or ‘vaping’, as it is otherwise known (due to the vapour inhaling of liquefied nicotine) are not yet fully concluded, the product would, on the surface, appear to help smokers reduce or even cut out completely their use of tobacco and its well-documented health risks. This is a good thing. This is a very good thing. Patches, gum, lozenges and even the old-fashioned…
  • March 28th, 2014

    28 Mar 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Culturalism I have a slight confession to make and admittedly, it may seem a little strange to some. I however, consider it somewhat of a personal cultural enlightenment. Lately, I have found myself appreciating, perhaps even considering with a sense of romantic affection, the adornment generally known as the Hijab. Much like a figure-hugging dress, golden flowing locks, or that smile, I have started to become aware of the much nuanced sex-appeal of the frequently chastised traditional Muslim headwear. Steering clear of any religious debate over personal freedoms or more significant forms of…
  • March 21st, 2014

    21 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    Las Bicicletas Norman Foster, the renowned architect responsible for iconic masterpieces such as the ‘Gherkin’ and the new Wembley Stadium in London, amongst many others around the globe, recently announced his vision for a new mass-transit system for the UK capital. With continued rejuvenation and uptake of cycling in the west, Foster, who is himself a keen cyclist, has proposed what may appear to some as a Jetson-esque view for the future of transport. Foster has envisaged a new elevated cycle route dubbed the ‘SkyCycle’, to be built over large tracts of rail and…
  • March 14th, 2014

    14 Mar 2014 | 5:48 am
    William’s Hill, Paddy’s Power and the Payday Pig/Lady The trite, self-satisfied emptiness of a recently published image of El Presidente, Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK, on the bat-phone to President Barack Obama of the United States, cannot by any means be understated. The poorly pandering ‘selfie’ taken by Cameron, talking a toughy-woughy stance on the iron-fisted behaviour of the naughty Russian Federation over the issue of the Ukraine, smacks of a giddy childishness and a despairing need for credibility in this digital age. While Mr Cameron was busy…
  • March 07th, 2014

    7 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    The Power of Separation One of the fundamental tenets of the Westminster system of government, devised in the times of the early Roman Republic, is the trias politicas, or the three branches of government that possess and exercise power and influence, under a constitution, to facilitate the proper functioning of a state. The three branches traditionally comprise the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. While it is by no means a widespread and often employed system of governance throughout the world, it is nonetheless utilized to varying degrees by the major proponents of…
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