Constructing Social Theory discusses the nature of social theory and theoretical orientations. Organized by forty-three theoretical orientations in seven domains—exchange, power, adaptation/reinforcement, social bond, altruism, functionalism, and identity—the text includes a tutorial on how to identify an appropriate theoretical orientation and create a theory given a particular research question. Bell separates the theoretical orientation of causal logic from theory itself, illuminating the mechanisms of scientific revolutions where new theoretical orientations are created, and the procedures of normal science, in which theories are developed using the logic of existing theoretical orientations.
An Odyssey in Steam is renowned artist David Bell's fifth book which features his beautiful and complex paintings of steam engines and locomotives with captivating technical accuracy. It is a unique look at the railways during the age of steam featuring many of the engines currently at The National Railway Museum in York including the Rocket; the Flying Scotsman; the Evening Star; the Duke of Gloucester and the Mallard. This is a book is a eulogy that captures the skills, sounds and smells of the great days of steam travel and one which will be coveted by rail enthusiasts, modellers and artists alike
Part of the Wiley-Royal Microscopical Society Series, this book discusses the rapidly developing cutting-edge field of low-voltage microscopy, a field that has only recently emerged due to the rapid developments in the electron optics design and image processing. It serves as a guide for current and new microscopists and materials scientists who are active in the field of nanotechnology, and presents applications in nanotechnology and research of surface-related phenomena, allowing researches to observe materials as never before.
Uchimura Kanz was one of Japan's foremost thinkers. His ideas influenced contemporary novelists, statesmen, reformers, and religious leaders. The originator and proponent of a particularly "Japanese" form of Christianity known as mukykai, Uchimura struggled with the tensions between his love for the homeland and his love for God. Articulate, prolific, passionate, and profound, he earned a reputation as the most consistent critic of his society and knowledgeable Japanese interpreter of Christianity and its Bible. Through this exceptional man's life, John Howes charts what it meant to live during the introduction of Christianity to Japan.
This book is about a dog that wants to tell his story from his perspective. Buddy was adopted by a family and took on the responsibility of caring for that family. He was chosen by a Vietnam veteran, David, who suffered from a stroke and was confined to a wheelchair. Buddy took to him right away, and David trusted Buddy to look out for him. It was a match made in heaven. Buddy would warn David if something happened; for example, there was a man was standing behind him, and Buddy barked until the man moved. David could not see from his left side. Buddy is a caring dog, a dog from heaven.
Multicultural AIDS Prevention Programs explores the behaviors of injection drug users and crack users to determine HIV risk factors and to help you reevaluate intervention and education programs. Program directors learn how to design and implement effective programs based on the research presented. Among the important issues you will learn about are: risk behavior and stages of behavior change for condom and needle use predictors of loss for follow-up among drug users participating in HIV/AIDS prevention projects the role of psychosocial domains as causes for HIV risk behaviors and as resources for behavioral change condom use as AIDS prevention among drug users and high-risk women sexual or...
This is a book about why people nurture. It traces the origins of caring and caregiving from the earliest mammals, describes neurobiological evidence, and explores the social psychological processes of both caregiving and attachment. This book helps us to understand why parents choose to nurture children and why romantic partners choose to nurture one another.