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  • Pierre Bourdieu's Outline of a Theory of Practice

    1st Edition

    By Rodolfo Maggio

    In Outline of a Theory of Practice, Bourdieu questions the preeminent ideas of social anthropologists such as Levi-Strauss who stressed the structural principles governing human action rather than the actions themselves and, Bourdieu asserts, doesn’t account for all observable nuances of behaviour.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Yasser Tabbaa's The Transformation of Islamic Art During the Sunni Revival

    1st Edition

    By Bilal Badat

    Tabbaa’s Transformation offers an innovative approach to understanding the profound changes undergone by Islamic art and architecture during the often neglected Medieval Islamic period.  Examining devices such as calligraphy, arabesque, muqarnas, and stonework, Tabbaa argues we propagated in a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • John Berger's Ways of Seeing

    1st Edition

    By Emmanouil Kalkanis

    Ways of Seeing is a key art-historical work that continues to provoke widespread debate. It is comprised of seven different essays, three of which are pictorial and the other containing texts and images.  Berger first examines the relationship between seeing and knowing, discussing how our…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Griselda Pollock's Vision and Difference

    Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art, 1st Edition

    By Karina Jakubowicz

    Vision and Difference, published in 1988, is one of the most significant works in feminist visual culture arguing that feminist art history of is a political as well as academic endeavour.  Pollock expresses how images are key to the construction of sexual difference, both in visual culture…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • James March's Exploration and Exploitation in Organisational Learning

    1st Edition

    By Pádraig Belton

    Exploration and Exploitation is a key text for scholars and business practitioners interested in promoting economic well-being and sustainable growth. March’s work promotes the preservation of companies’ competitiveness and sustainability in the fluctuating market environment by maintaining a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Chris Argyris's Integrating The Individual and the Organization

    1st Edition

    By Stoyan Stoyanov

    A critical analysis of Argyris’s Integrating The Individual and the Organization, which forms part of a series of essays and books considering how organisations should be run. The essay explores the lack of congruence between the needs and expectations of individual employees and the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Ikujiro Nonaka's A Dynamic Theory of Organisational Knowledge Creation

    1st Edition

    By Stoyan Stoyanov

    Ikujiro Nonaka’s A Dynamic Theory of Organisational Knowledge Creation outlines the creation of organisational knowledge through the constant conversion of the two types of knowledge, tacit and explicit, which Nonaka believes has the potential to guide managers’ knowledge creation strategies. This…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Walter Benjamin's The Work Of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini

    The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction combats traditional art criticism’s treatment of artworks as fixed, unchanging mystical objects. For Walter Benjamin, the consequences of addressing a work of art in this manner have a wider resonance: closed off from any active visual or…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Mary Douglas's Purity and Danger

    An analysis of the concepts of pollution and taboo, 1st Edition

    By Pádraig Belton

    Mary Douglas is an outstanding example of an evaluative thinker at work. In Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo, she delves in great detail into existing arguments that portray traditional societies as “evolving” from “savage” beliefs in magic, to religion, to modern…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Amartya Sen's Inequality Re-Examined

    1st Edition

    By Elise Klein

    Amartya Sen’s Inequality Re-Examined is a seminal text setting out a theory to evaluate social arrangements and inequality. By asking the question, ‘equality of what’?, Sen shows that (in)equality should be assessed as human freedom; for people to have the ability to pursue and achieve goals they…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow

    1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Allan

    Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman offers a general audience access to over six decades of insight and expertise from a Nobel Laureate in an accessible and interesting way. Kahneman’s work focuses largely on the problem of how we think, and warns of the dangers of trusting to intuition –…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Socratic Method Today

    Student-Centered and Transformative Teaching in Political Science, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lee Trepanier

    This exciting new textbook provides a sophisticated examination of the Socratic method for teaching political science students in higher education. It shows how the Socratic method is employed in the Platonic dialogs, compares its transformative approach to other student-centered teaching…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

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