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  • Orientalism

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Edward Said’s Orientalism is a masterclass in the art of interpretation wedded to close analysis. Interpretation is characterized by close attention to the meanings of terms, by clarifying, questioning definitions, and positing clear definitions. Combined with one of the main sub-skills of analysis…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Core Competence of the Corporation

    1st Edition

    By The Macat Team

    C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel’s 1990 The Core Competence of the Corporation helped redefine traditional ideas of management strategy. It did so by focusing companies on one of the key critical thinking skills: evaluation. In critical thinking, evaluation is all about judging the strengths and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Gift

    1st Edition

    By The Macat Team

    Marcel Mauss’s 1925 essay The Gift is an enduring classic of sociological and anthropological analysis by a thinker who is one of the founding fathers of modern anthropology. The Gift exploits Mauss’s high-level analytical and interpretative skills to produce a brilliant investigation of the forms…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Location of Culture

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Fay, Liam Haydon

    Homi K. Bhabha’s 1994 The Location of Culture is one of the founding texts of the branch of literary theory called postcolonialism. While postcolonialism has many strands, at its heart lies the question of interpreting and understanding encounters between the western colonial powers and the nations…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Development as Freedom

    1st Edition

    By Janna Miletzki, Nick Broten

    Amartya Sen uses his 1999 work Development as Freedom to evaluate the processes and outcomes of economic development. Having come to the conclusion that development is best summed up as the expansion of freedom, Sen examines traditional definitions and understandings of the term. He says people…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Black Skin, White Masks

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini

    Frantz Fanon’s explosive Black Skin, White Masks is a merciless exposé of the psychological damage done by colonial rule across the world. Using Fanon’s incisive analytical abilities to expose the consequences of colonialism on the psyches of colonized peoples, it is both a crucial text in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Our Ecological Footprint

    1st Edition

    By Luca Marazzi

    Our Ecological Footprint presents a powerful model for measuring humanity’s impact on the Earth to reduce the harm we are causing the planet before it’s too late. While some people believe we can find a middle ground between environmental conservation and economic development, or that future…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • History of Sexuality

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini, Chiara Briganti

    Michel Foucault is famous as one of the 20th-century’s most innovative and wide-ranging thinkers. The qualities that made him one of the most-read and influential theorists of the modern age find full expression in  History of Sexuality, the last project Foucault was able to complete before…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Silent Spring

    1st Edition

    By Nikki Springer

    Rachel Carson’s 1962 Silent Spring is one of the few books that can claim to be epoch-making. Its closely reasoned attack on the use of pesticides in American agriculture helped thrust environmental consciousness to the fore of modern politics and policy, creating the regulatory landscape we know…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • On Suicide

    1st Edition

    By Robert Easthope

    Emile Durkheim’s 1897 On Suicide is widely recognized as one of the foundational classic texts of sociology. It is also one that shows the degree to which strong interpretative skills can often provide the bedrock for high-level analysis. Durkheim's aim was to analyse the nature of suicide in the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Selfish Gene

    1st Edition

    By Nicola Davis

    Richard Dawkins provides excellent examples of his reasoning and interpretation skills in The Selfish Gene. His 1976 book is not a work of original research, but instead a careful explanation of evolution, combined with an argument for a particular interpretation of several aspects of evolution.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Why Violence has declined, 1st Edition

    By Joulia Smortchkova

    Reasoning is the critical thinking skill concerned with the production of arguments: making them coherent, consistent, and well-supported; and responding to opposing positions where necessary. The Better Angels of Our Nature offers a step-by-step class in precisely these skills. Author Steven…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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