The First Measured Century

An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, 1900-2000

Author: Theodore Caplow,Louis Hicks,Ben J. Wattenberg

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 9780844741383

Category: History

Page: 308

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Rost history tells the story of the past through anecdotes, which do not always present an accurate picture. This work uses social data to narrate what happened to everyday Americans in the 20th century. "Imaginary Trends" such as "do parents spend less time with their children?" are examined.

America in the 1970s

Author: Marlee Richards

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 082253438X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 7631

Outlines the important social, political, economic, cultural, and technological events that happened in the United States from 1970 to 1979.

The H-Spot

The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Jill Filipovic

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568585489

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 7368

What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it. For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you'll see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs along lines of race, class, location, and identity. In The H-Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in-between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has only gotten higher. Never before have women at every economic level had to work so much (whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet). Never before have the standards of feminine perfection been so high. And never before have the requirements for being a "good mother" been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, Filipovic contends, many of our country's most contentious political issues--from reproductive rights to equal pay to welfare spending--would swiftly be resolved. Filipovic argues that it is more important than ever to prioritize women's happiness-and that doing so will make men's lives better, too. Here, she provides an outline for a feminist movement we all need and a blueprint for how policy, laws, and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all.

The Paradox of American Power

Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Author: Joseph S. Nye Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199839636

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 3912

Not since the Roman Empire has any nation had as much economic, cultural, and military power as the United States does today. Yet, as has become all too evident through the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the impending threat of the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran, that power is not enough to solve global problems--like terrorism, environmental degradation, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction--without involving other nations. Here Joseph S. Nye, Jr. focuses on the rise of these and other new challenges and explains clearly why America must adopt a more cooperative engagement with the rest of the world.

Who We Are Now

The Changing Face of America in the 21st Century

Author: Sam Roberts

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 1466855223

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 5829

A revealing view of America and its citizens at the dawn of a new century, by the author of the New York Times Notable Book Who We Are For more than two centuries, America has taken stock every decade, producing a statistical self-portrait of our population. In Who We Are Now, Sam Roberts identifies and illuminates the trends and social shifts changing the face of America today. America is in the midst of a fundamental transformation. The nation's complexion changed significantly over the twentieth century, creating more varied and intermingled identities, and with the baby boomers nearing retirement and their children entering college, the graying of America has been balanced, precariously, by the youth culture. And in the wake of welfare reform in the 1990s, the fate of the working poor has become all the more tenuous. Roberts masterfully weaves stories of individuals from all corners of the country alongside the data from the latest U.S. census, creating a compelling guided tour of the places, personalities, and politics that will shape America as the new century stretches before us.

The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability

Author: Ann Thorpe

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610910606

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 7720

Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today.Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their sensibilities and concerns. The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability now explores the basic principles, concepts, and practice of sustainable design in a visually sophisticated and engaging style. The book tackles not only the ecological aspects of sustainable design-designers' choice of materials and manufacturing processes have a tremendous impact on the natural world-but also the economic and cultural elements involved. The Atlas is neither a how-to manual nor collection of recipes for sustainable design, but a compendium of fresh approaches to sustainability that designers can incorporate into daily thinking and practice. Illuminating many facets of this exciting field, the book offers ideas on how to harmonize human and natural systems, and then explores practical options for making the business of design more supportive of long-term sustainability. An examination of the ethical dimensions of sustainable developmin our public and private lives is the theme presthroughout. Like other kinds of atlases, The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability illustrates its subject, but it goes far beyond its visual appeal, stimulating design solutions for "developmthat cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely."

An Illustrated Guide to Income in the United States

Author: Catherine Mulbrandon

Publisher: Custom Worthy Editions

ISBN: 9781937504465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 1130

Economic data is plentiful and yet often it does not receive the attention of designers skilled in creating data graphics. The clear and cleverly designed graphics in An Illustrated Guide to Income in the United States present data in a manner that helps us understand what the numbers really mean. In this book, Mulbrandon combines her expertise in both economics and design to illustrate the economy of the United States using income as a lens.In addition to compiling and analyzing core data from various government agencies the author gathers information from multiple sources including academics and firms specializing in labor market data. You'll find important and helpful perspectives, fun facts, and answers about how income is distributed throughout the United States.

Dressing the Decades

Twentieth-Century Vintage Style

Author: Emmanuelle Dirix

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300215525

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 1271

A visually dazzling tour of 20th-century fashion, spotlighting the leading designers and dominant styles of the past 100 years

Global Turning Points

Understanding the Challenges for Business in the 21st Century

Author: Mauro F. Guillén,Emilio Ontiveros

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139577042

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1812

The twenty-first century is replete with uncertainty and complexity: game-changing events and trends are transforming the world beyond recognition. For the first time in human history more people live in cities than in the countryside and greater numbers suffer from obesity than from hunger. Emerging economies now represent half of the global economy and during the next few decades India will be the biggest country in terms of population, China the largest in output and the United States the richest among the major economies on a per capita income basis. Food and water shortages will likely become humankind's most important challenge. In this accessible introduction, Mauro Guillén and Emilio Ontiveros deploy the tools of economics, sociology and political science to provide an analytical perspective on both the problems and opportunities facing business in the modern world.

Armageddon Postponed

A Different View of Nuclear Weapons

Author: Theodore Caplow

Publisher: Hamilton Books

ISBN: 0761849920

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

View: 3188

Since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, tens of thousands of nuclear weapons manufactured by governments around the world. None have been used so far, and the absence of nuclear war among armed nations is a mystery. Caplow considers this and other questions in his study of nuclear weaponry.

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Author: Deborah Kay Elms,Patrick Low

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789287038821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 409

View: 1193

A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Understanding Globalization

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250013747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 2686

A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting every part of society--economically, politically, and culturally--abroad and at home.

Systems of War and Peace

Author: Theodore Caplow,Louis Hicks

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 8783

War and peace are as important as other institutions- science, politics, family, economy, religion, etc.- but rarely receive the same level of sociological attention. Systems of War and Peace covers this gap by presenting a coherent framework for understanding why and how wars start and end; what military organizations are, how they function, and where they came from; plus, how peace has been achieved in the past and how it can be achieved in the future. The balance of topics is intended to provide a sufficient basis for understanding the whole spectrum of violent social conflict and the reasons why some peace efforts have failed and others have succeeded. The second edition has been updated to include recent developments and new topics. Since the first edition in 1994, there have been no international wars, but there has been a host of rebellions, civil wars, interventions, and terrorist attacks. At the same time, some conflicts have abated and peacemaking attempts have been ongoing in many venues. A number of topics neglected in the first edition, such as sexuality in the military, have been added.

Academic Writing

A Handbook for International Students

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351690574

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 2597

Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Thomas Piketty

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674979850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

View: 8502

The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.