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Sociology (71 Books)


Sociology is the scientific study of society. It is a social science which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity. For many sociologists the goal is to conduct research which may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure.

 
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Clan Capitalism, Graph Distance, and Other Issues : A Collection o...

By: Florentin Smarandache; V. Christianto

This book consists of 6 papers focusing on social and economic issues. The topics covered include graph distance and optimal communication, migration in Jaipur, urbanization, clan capitalism, world population growth rate, and scientific inquiry. These papers were written in the period between 2009-2010. Hopefully the readers will find some new insights in this collection of papers.

In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the literature which discusses new phenomenon associated to social network. One of the well-known phenomenon in this regards is known as ‘six degrees of separation’ [1], which implies that one can always keep a communication with each other anywhere within a six-step. A number of experiments has verified this hypothesis, either in the context of offline communication (postal mail), or online communication (email, etc.)....

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Winning the Retention Wars : The Air Force, Women Officers, and th...

By: Laura A. H. DiSilverio

Analysis of the percentage of men and women by commissioned years of service in the Air Force indicates that women separate prior to retirement more frequently than men. Having determined that women separate from the Air Force prior to retirement eligibility more often than men, Lt Col Laura DiSilverio wanted to find out why. The first chapter demonstrates why the Air Force needs women. It makes the demographic case and presents research results showing the value of di...

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Guidelines for Command : A Handbook on the Leadership of Airmen

By: Air Command; Staff College

This book, Guidelines for Command, is the result of countless hours of research and contains the collective thoughts and lessons learned from many previous commanders. It has a wealth of information to assist you during your tenure as a commander. Use it in conjunction with your personal leadership skills, your base’s subject-matter experts, and your fellow commanders to lead our Airmen to new heights.

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Black Hats and White Hats : The Effect of Organizational Culture a...

By: Lt Col Ioannis Koskinas, USAF

The basic hypothesis explored in this paper is that organizational culture and institutional agendas significantly affected the rise and fall of the Twenty-third Air Force. The significance of this research effort is clear considering the 1 October 2003 merger of Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) and AFSOF under the aegis of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). In light of recent events, this study’s ultimate goal is to provide a preview of how culture may af...

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“When You Get a Job to Do, Do It” The Airpower Leadership of Lt Ge...

By: Lt Col David S. Hanson, USAF
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Speaking Effectively: A Guide for Air Force Speakers

By: Dr. John A. Kline
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Sharing Success–Owning Failure:Preparing to Command in the Twenty-...

By: David L. Goldfein
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Heirpower:Eight Basic Habits of Exceptionally Powerful Lieutenants

By: Bob Vasquez
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Attitudes Aren't Free:Thinking Deeply about Diversity in the US Ar...

By: James E Parco, David A. Levy, eds.
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La Función Social de la Educación Superior en la Sociedad del Cono...

By: Karsten Krüger & Laureano Jinénez & Alba Molas

NESOR (“New Social Risks and the role of universities”), un proyecto de investigación co-financiado por la Unión Europea a través del programa Socrates, ha analizado la función de la educación superior en el nuevo modelo social europeo, que es uno de las referencias estratégicas de la Unión Europea para la sociedad del conocimiento. Se prestó especial atención a las desigualdades sociales que están emergiendo en la sociedad y economía del conocimiento. Se analizó en que ...

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Crítica da Razão Antimoderna: Tradicionalismo e cultura mnoderna e...

By: Francisco Rüdiger

Modernity has been target of permanent criticism since its inception by what has become a traditionalist or antimodern way of thinking. This book exhibits three variations of it, focusing on the ideas of Hannah Arendt, Leo Strauss and Philip Rieff. The approach is critical, stressing the prejudices existing inside their commentaries of our age, but at the same time it argues they originally highlight some of its deepest problems.

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