No Other Standard: Theonomy and Its Critics by Greg L. Bahnsen

By Greg L. Bahnsen

This is often Greg Bahnsen's reaction to criticisms of the theonomic place which were released or circulated during the last ten years. Bahnsen offers not just with Westminster Theological Seminary's Theonomy: A Reformed Critique, but additionally with different short serious books opposed to him, and with numerous released articles and typewritten, photocopied responses. one after the other, Bahnsen takes his critics' arguments aside, exhibiting that they have got both misrepresented his place or misrepresented the Bible. Line by means of line, element by means of aspect, he exhibits that they haven't understood his arguments and feature additionally now not understood the vulnerability in their personal logical and theological positions.

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Theory of Societal Constitutionalism: Foundations of a by David Sciulli

By David Sciulli

The writer argues that the present conceptual frameworks of political and social concept limit either theorists and empirical researchers to a slender definition of authoritarianism that makes a speciality of governmental constitution and fails to take account of kinds of social regulate exercised open air the governmental sphere. instead of outline authoritarianism essentially against this to liberal democracy, Sciulli argues, we have to develop our perception of authoritarianism to incorporate "social authoritarianism," concerning social keep an eye on imposed by way of deepest enterprises and associations, similar to enterprise companies institutions. during this publication, Sciulli develops another conceptual framework, which he calls the speculation of societal constitutionalism, and he explains how the speculation can be utilized to evaluate even if social order in a society, no matter if democratic or authoritarian in political rule, is characterised through a point of social authoritarianism. The e-book could be vital examining for theorists in sociology, political technological know-how and felony stories.

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Critical Journeys: The Making of Anthropologists by Geert De Neve, Maya Unnithan-Kumar

By Geert De Neve, Maya Unnithan-Kumar

Via an 'ethnography of ethnographers', this quantity explores the various ways that anthropologists develop into and stay drawn to the self-discipline. The participants think of the preliminary preconceptions, assumptions and expectancies of themselves as younger anthropologists and at the ways that early judgements are made approximately fieldwork and in regards to the number of box destinations. They query how fieldworkers come to appreciate what anthropology is, either as a occupation and as a private event, via their commitments within the box, in educational departments and in contexts the place their 'specialist wisdom' is named upon and utilized. They talk about the character of reflexivity that emerges out of anthropological practices, and the ways that this reflexivity impacts ethnographic practices. delivering reflections on fieldwork in such assorted locations as Alaska, Melanesia, long island and India, the amount significantly displays at the box as a culturally developed web site, with blurred obstacles that let the private and the pro to permeate one another. It addresses the 'politics of position' that form the anthropologists' involvement in 'the field', in instructing rooms, in improvement initiatives and in activist engagements. The trips defined expand past 'the box' and into inter-disciplinary tasks, commissions, faculties and private spheres. those unique and significant contributions offer attention-grabbing insights into the connection among anthropologists and the character of the self-discipline.

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Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, 2nd edition by Elizabe Heilman

By Elizabe Heilman

This completely revised variation contains up-to-date essays on cultural topics and literary research, and its new essays research the whole scope of the seven-book sequence as either pop cultural phenomenon and as a collection of literary texts. serious views on Harry Potter, moment version attracts on a much wider diversity of highbrow traditions to discover the texts, together with moral-theological research, psychoanalytic views, and philosophy of expertise. The Harry Potter novels interact the social, cultural, and mental preoccupations of our occasions, and important views on Harry Potter, moment version examines those worlds of recognition and tradition, eventually revealing how smooth anxieties and fixations are mirrored in those strong texts.  ("DISCLAIMER: This ebook isn't licensed, licensed, approved, or recommended by way of J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. leisure Inc., or a person linked to the Harry Potter books or movies.")

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Rethinking Welfare: A Critical Perspective by Iain Ferguson

By Iain Ferguson

`I could motivate undergraduates scholars to learn it, for it does summarise good a classical Marxist research of social coverage and welfare' - Social coverage The anti-capitalist circulate is more and more not easy the worldwide hegemony of neo-liberalism. The arguments opposed to the neo-liberal schedule are truly articulated in Rethinking Welfare. The authors spotlight the becoming inequalities and decimation of kingdom welfare, and use Marxist methods to modern social coverage to supply a defence of the welfare country. Divided into 3 major sections, the 1st a part of this quantity seems on the development of inequality, and social and environmental degradation. half centres at the authors' argument for the relevance of center Marxists ideas in assisting our knowing of social coverage. This part contains Marxist ways to a variety of welfare concerns, and their implications for learning welfare regimes and practices. matters lined comprise: · type and sophistication fight · Opression · Alienation and the family members The final a part of the e-book explores the query of globalization and the results of foreign neo-liberalism on indebted international locations in addition to the neo-liberal schedule of the Conservative and New Labour governments in Britain. The authors finish with the possibility of an alternate welfare destiny that may shape a part of the problem opposed to international neo-liberalism.

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