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Book Review – To Free A Family

Sydney Nathans’s To Free A Family: The Journey of Mary Walker was a birthday gift. What a great reading it turned out to be. As the title indicates, the book is about Mary Walker’s struggle to get her children and her mother out of slaver...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Nov 23, 2012

Sullivan: ‘The American President’

Our Daily Train | By Jeremy StyronReally good piece from late last night — er, this morning — from Andrew Sullivan: The American President. While I don’t agree with Sullivan on everything, I certainly appreciate his writing style and his...
by Our Daily Train on Nov 7, 2012

Remembering Senator Paul Wellstone

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker It is hard to believe, but it has been 10 years since United States Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila and their daughter Marcia died in a plane crash while campaigning for reelection.  S...
by The Political Social Worker on Oct 29, 2012

Remembering Senator Paul Wellstone

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker It is hard to believe, but it has been 10 years since United States Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila and their daughter Marcia died in a plane crash while campaigning for reelection.  S...
by The Political Social Worker on Oct 29, 2012

The Psychology of Tattooing and Piercing

The Psychology of Tattooing and PiercingBy Alfred Jones*. Historic MysteriesA psychologist would tell us that of the four basic human needs are a need for love, a need for security, a need for recognition and a need for adventure. The need for recogn...
by virtuasapiens on May 9, 2012

2012: El segundo tiempo de los estudiantes

2012: El segundo tiempo de los estudiantes.Mauricio Becerra Rebolledo. @kalidoscop. El Ciudadano*Foto: Daniel Labbé YáñezEl jueves reciente cerca de 10 mil secundarios en Santiago y otros miles en ciudades como Concepción y Valparaíso,...
by virtuasapiens on Mar 19, 2012

The psychology of why we’re so gung ho about war with Iran

The psychology of why we’re so gung ho about war with Iran.By Sal Gentile. PBS.ORGMarch 14, 2012Iranian security forces stand guard around the site of an explosion that killed a chemist working at a key nuclear facility in January. Even after a dec...
by virtuasapiens on Mar 19, 2012

Contribución de una Tecnología Educativa Crítica para la educación intercultural de la ciudadanía

Contribución de una Tecnología Educativa Crítica para la educación intercultural de la ciudadaníaPor Beatriz Fainholc (2003) en Observatorio para la Cibersociedad (OCS).INTRODUCCIÓN / RESUMENArticular epistemologías robustece una propuesta de...
by virtuasapiens on Mar 15, 2012

Underground Death Metal: Is It In You?! (Popular Culture Meets Psychology)

Underground Death Metal: Is It In You?!The road to hell is orchestrated by death metalPublished on August 20, 2009 by Lawrence Rubin, Ph.D. in Popular Culture Meets PsychologyI have no problem admitting that when I was a teen, I was, b...
by virtuasapiens on Mar 6, 2012

¡Indignaos! - Stéphane Hessel

¡Indignaos! - Stéphane Hessel.En textosparalaindignación.De este libro se puede hablar mucho y bien. El pretendido silencio con que se acogió en Francia fue derribado rápidamente a través de las redes sociales. La paradoja de la historia hace q...
by virtuasapiens on Feb 23, 2012

Police Force, Legal-Rational Authority, and State Violence

Okay, one more entry I've posted over at Sociology In Focus uses Max Weber's element of legal-rational authority to dissect the pepper spraying that happened at the University of California, Davis back in November 2011, as well as the London uprising...
by The Grumpy Sociologist on Feb 7, 2012

Critics of capitalism call global protest in June

Tweet AFP Monday, Jan 30, 2012 PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Thousands of critics of capitalism meeting in Brazil called Sunday for a worldwide protest in June to press for concrete steps to tackle the global economic crisis. The World Social Forum wr...
by PAGEANT-GOSSIP on Jan 30, 2012

The social movements calendar 2012

The Social Movements Calendar (SMC) is back ! The 2012 edition of the SMC is dedicated to the “saga of labour struggles from colonisation to globalisation”, and is yet another effort to document peoples’ struggles in the last few decade...
by My Favourite Things on Jan 15, 2012


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