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Recommending Books for Purchase (Bulletin 57 - January 2020): Oxford University Press
Men, Machines, and Modern Times by Elting E. Morison; Leo Marx; Rosalind Williams
Publication Date: 2016-08-26
Price: $ 69.71
An engaging look at how we have learned to live with innovation and new technologies through history. People have had trouble adapting to new technology ever since (perhaps) the inventor of the wheel had to explain that a wheelbarrow could carry more than a person. This little book by a celebrated MIT professor--the fiftieth anniversary edition of a classic--describes how we learn to live and work with innovation. Elting Morison considers, among other things, the three stages of users' resistance to change: ignoring it; rational rebuttal; and name-calling. He recounts the illustrative anecdote of the World War II artillerymen who stood still to hold the horses despite the fact that the guns were now hitched to trucks--reassuring those of us who have trouble with a new interface or a software upgrade that we are not the first to encounter such problems. Morison offers an entertaining series of historical accounts to highlight his major theme: the nature of technological change and society's reaction to that change. He begins with resistance to innovation in the U.S. Navy following an officer's discovery of a more accurate way to fire a gun at sea; continues with thoughts about bureaucracy, paperwork, and card files; touches on rumble seats, the ghost in Hamlet, and computers; tells the strange history of a new model steamship in the 1860s; and describes the development of the Bessemer steel process. Each instance teaches a lesson about the more profound and current problem of how to organize and manage systems of ideas, energies, and machinery so that it will conform to the human dimension.
Migration, Citizenship, and Development by Daniel Naujoks
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
Price: $ 91.12
Migration, Citizenship, and Development examines the effects of country-of-origin citizenship on the Indian diaspora in the United States and return migrants in India. It explores how the Overseas Citizenship of India affects remittances, investment, philanthropy, return migration andpolitical lobbying. Using an inter-disciplinary approach, the book combines political concepts of state power and governance, sociological categorizations of behavior and identity, and economic scholarship on remittances and development.The author examines how a legal status shapes national and transnational belonging and how citizenship in the country of origin influences naturalization and attachment to the country of residence. He does this both through new conceptualizations as well as original empirical evidence about thecauses and effects of diasporic activities.
Navigating the Social World by Mahzarin R. Banaji (Editor); Susan A. Gelman (Editor)
Publication Date: 2013-04-23
Price: $ 294.63
Navigating the social world requires sophisticated cognitive machinery that, although present quite early in crude forms, undergoes significant change across the lifespan. This book will be the first to report on evidence that has accumulated on an unprecedented scale, showing us whatcapacities for social cognition are present at birth and early in life, and how these capacities develop through learning in the first years of life. The volume will highlight what is known about the discoveries themselves but also what these discoveries imply about the nature of early socialcognition and the methods that have allowed these discoveries - what is known concerning the phylogeny and ontogeny of social cognition.To capture the full depth and breadth of the exciting work that is blossoming on this topic in a manner that is accessible and engaging, the editors invited 70 leading researchers to develop a short report of their work that would be written for a broad audience. The purpose of this format was foreach piece to focus on a single core message: are babies aware of what is right and wrong, why do children have the same implicit intergroup preferences that adults do, what does language do to the building of category knowledge, and so on. The unique format and accessible writing style will beappealing to graduate students and researchers in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology.
The Great Depression of The 1930s by Nicholas Crafts (Editor); Peter Fearon (Editor)
Publication Date: 2013-05-05
Price: $ 311.34
Understanding the Great Depression has never been more relevant than in today's economic crisis. This edited collection provides an authoritative introduction to the Great Depression as it affected the advanced countries in the 1930s. The contributions are by acknowledged experts in the fieldand cover in detail the experiences of Britain, Germany, and, the United States, while also seeing the depression as an international disaster.The crisis entailed the collapse of the international monetary system, sovereign default, and banking crises in many countries in the context of the most severe downturn in western economic history. The responses included protectionism, regulation, fiscal and monetary stimulus, and the New Deal. Therelevance to current problems facing Europe and the United States is apparent.The chapters are written at a level which will be comprehensible to advanced undergraduates in economics and history while also being a valuable source of reference for policy makers grappling with the current economic crisis. The book will be of interest to modern macroeconomists and students ofinterwar history alike and seeks to bring the results of modern research in economic history to a wide audience. The focus is not only on explaining how the Great Depression happened but also on understanding what eventually led to the recovery from the crisis. A key feature is that every chapterhas a full list of bibliographical references which can be a platform for further study.
The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography by Gordon L. Clark (Editor); Maryann P. Feldman (Editor); Meric S. Gertler (Editor); Dariusz Wójcik
Publication Date: 2018-03-11
Price: $ 259
The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges.This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in theexperiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers.Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks,the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on thefirm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, thevolume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future.
The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism by Dennis C. Mueller (Editor)
Publication Date: 2012-04-19
Price: $ 553
The financial crisis that began in 2008 and its lingering aftermath have caused many intellectuals and politicians to question the virtues of capitalist systems. The 19 original essays in this handbook, written by leading scholars from Asia, North America, and Europe, analyze both thestrengths and weaknesses of capitalist systems. The volume opens with essays on the historical and legal origins of capitalism. These are followed by chapters describing the nature, institutions, and advantages of capitalism: entrepreneurship, innovation, property rights, contracts, capitalmarkets, and the modern corporation.The next set of chapters discusses the problems that can arise in capitalist systems including monopoly, principal agent problems, financial bubbles, excessive managerial compensation, and empire building through wealth-destroying mergers. Two subsequent essays examine in detail the properties ofthe "Asian model" of capitalism as exemplified by Japan and South Korea, and capitalist systems where ownership and control are largely separated as in the United States and United Kingdom. The handbook concludes with an essay on capitalism in the 21st century by Nobel Prize winner EdmundPhelps.
The Oxford Handbook of Computational Economics and Finance by Shu-Heng Chen (Contribution by); Mak Kaboudan (Contribution by); Ye-Rong Du (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2018-02-09
Price: $ 259
The Oxford Handbook of Computational Economics and Finance provides a survey of both the foundations of and recent advances in the frontiers of analysis and action. It is both historically and interdisciplinarily rich and also tightly connected to the rise of digital society. It begins withthe conventional view of computational economics, including recent algorithmic development in computing rational expectations, volatility, and general equilibrium. It then moves from traditional computing in economics and finance to recent developments in natural computing, including applications ofnature-inspired intelligence, genetic programming, swarm intelligence, and fuzzy logic.Also examined are recent developments of network and agent-based computing in economics. How these approaches are applied is examined in chapters on such subjects as trading robots and automated markets. The last part deals with the epistemology of simulation in its trinity form with the integrationof simulation, computation, and dynamics. Distinctive is the focus on natural computationalism and the examination of the implications of intelligent machines for the future of computational economics and finance. Not merely individual robots, but whole integrated systems are extending their"immigration" to the world of Homo sapiens, or symbiogenesis.
The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management by Ewan Ferlie (Editor); Kathleen Montgomery (Editor); Anne Reff Pedersen (Editor)
Publication Date: 2016-05-31
Price: $ 137
This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current issues and debates in the field of health care management. It contains over twenty chapters from well-known and eminent academic authors, who were carefully selected for their expertise and asked to provide a broad and critical overview of developments in their particular topic area. The development of an international perspective and body of knowledge is a key feature of the book. The Handbook secondly makes a case for bringing back a social science perspective into the study of the field of health care management. It therefore contains a number of contrasting and theoretically orientated chapters (e.g. on institutionalism; critical management studies). This social science based approach is a refreshing alternative to much existing work in this domain and offers a good way into current academic debates in this field. The Handbook thirdly explores a variety of important policy and organizational developments apparent within the current health care field (e.g. new organizational forms; growth of management consulting in health care organizations). It therefore explores and comments on major contemporary trends apparent in the practice field.
The Oxford Handbook of Management by Adrian Wilkinson (Editor); Steven J. Armstrong (Editor); Michael Lounsbury (Editor); Philip Scranton (Editor)
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
Price: $ 320
Management - the pursuit of objectives through the organization and co-ordination of people - has been and is a core feature, and function, of modern society. Some "classic" forms of corporate and bureaucratic management may come to be seen as a prevalent form of organization and organizing inthe 20th century, and in the post-Fordist, global, knowledge driven contemporary world we are seeing different patterns, principles, and styles of management as old models are questioned.The functions, ideologies, practices, and theories of management have changed over time, as recorded by many scholars; and may vary according to different models of organization; and between different cultures and societies. Whilst the administrative, corporate, or factory manager may be a figure onthe wane, management as an ethos, organizing principle, culture, and field of academic teaching and research has increased dramatically in the last half century, and spread throughout the world.The purpose of this Handbook is to analyse and explore the evolution of management; the core functions and how they may have changed; its position in the culture/zeitgeist of modern society; the institutions and ideologies that support it; and likely challenges and changes in the future.This book looks at what management is, and how this may change over time. It provides an overview of management - its history, development, context, changing function in organization and society, key elements and functions, and contemporary and future challenges.
The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty by David Brady (Editor); Linda M. Burton (Editor)
Publication Date: 2016-04-20
Price: $ 151
Despite remarkable economic advances in many societies during the latter half of the twentieth century, poverty remains a global issue of enduring concern. Poverty is present in some form in every society in the world, and has serious implications for everything from health and well-being toidentity and behavior. Nevertheless, the study of poverty has remained disconnected across disciplines.The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty builds a common scholarly ground in the study of poverty by bringing together an international, inter-disciplinary group of scholars to provide their perspectives on the issue. Contributors engage in discussions about the leading theories andconceptual debates regarding poverty, the most salient topics in poverty research, and the far-reaching consequences of poverty on the individual and societal level. The volume incorporates many methodological perspectives, including survey research, ethnography, and mixed methods approaches, whilethe chapters extend beyond the United States to provide a truly global portrait of poverty.A thorough examination of contemporary poverty, this Handbook is a valuable tool for non-profit practitioners, policy makers, social workers, and students and scholars in the fields of public policy, sociology, political science, international development, anthropology, and economics.
Universal Banking by Jordi Canals
Publication Date: 1997-04-10
Price: $ 358.42
The deregulation and disintermediation process, the globalization of financial markets, the emergence of new competitors, and the introduction of new information technologies have brought about profound changes in the banking industry. Banks have lost market share and show decreasing economicperformance.In the wake of this Professor Canals addresses several important questions: are universal banks bound to disappear? What is the role of universal banks in modern financial markets? What should banks' strategic reactions be to those changes in the industry?
Cinema and Media Studies by Krin Gabbard
Price: $ 280
Cinema and media studies includes a dizzying array of subfields: film history, television studies, media studies, critical theory, visual arts, cultural studies, digital culture, game studies, popular culture, and the study of the moving image. Because the boundaries of the discipline are continuously debated and because technology is constantly changing, students and scholars find it difficult if not impossible to keep up with all the literature in their areas of expertise. Even familiar subjects such as a national cinema or the work of a canonical filmmaker are becoming less familiar as new approaches and new research redefine the field. Meanwhile, a colossal amount of information – good and bad, important and useless -- now clutters the Internet. Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies has recruited many of the finest scholars in cinema and media studies to chart a path through the information thicket and toward a carefully organized, thoroughly peer-reviewed account of the most important books, articles, and Web sites. With frequent updates, Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies is an essential resource for students, faculty, and researchers.
Investment Claims by Frédéric G. Sourgens
Price: $ 350
Investment Claims is a regularly updated collection of materials and analysis used for research in international investment law and arbitration. Described as an invaluable resource by its users, Investment Claims contains fully searchable arbitration awards and decisions, bilateral investment treaties, multilateral treaties, journal articles, monographs, arbitration laws, and much more, all linked and cross-referenced via the Oxford Law Citator. Subscribers to Investment Claims have access to awards and decisions with full headnotes, including English translations of key portions of non-English decisions, and peer-reviewed analysis provided by one of the Investment Claims contributor team. The contributor team also provide overviews of bilateral investment treaties for major jurisdictions, while the editorial team have selected a collection of journal articles and key monographs, including The Oxford Handbook of International Investment, Redfern & Hunter, on International Arbitration, and Principles of International Investment Law. Other materials in Investment Claims include multilateral treaties, institutional rules, national arbitration laws, and a list of arbitrators and counsel. Investment Claims is regularly updated with new content throughout the year, with all new and updated awards and decisions announced on the homepage. New awards and decisions are regularly added to Investment Claims when they become publically available, ensuring the site is continually up-to-date with this key material and making it available to search alongside all other content.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Politics by William R. Thompson
Price: $ 525
The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics is part of a major initiative from Oxford University Press to transform its approach to reference publishing in order to better serve the changing needs of university-level digital research. Through the Oxford Research Encyclopedia (ORE) program, Oxford is building dynamic online encyclopedias in 20+ disciplines that will be continuously updated by the world's leading scholars, scientists, and researchers. With expert editors and peer-review, the ORE project will combine the discoverability of digital with the standards of academic publishing.
The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics is overseen by William R. Thompson of Indiana University and an editorial board of subject experts, ensuring a comprehensive, encyclopedic map of the field.
Updated monthly, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics will grow with the field over time. Multi-media features embedded in articles, along with cross-referenced links to related content will further expand the scope of the ORE. With in-depth peer-reviewed articles and broad coverage of the field the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics will become an invaluable resource. The ORE of Politics is currently freely available as scholarly articles are gradually added to the site.
Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology by John L. Jackson, Jr.
Price: $ 280
As a discipline which examines humankind, from its beginnings millions of years ago to the present day, anthropology is a constantly changing and expanding discipline. Anthropology is typically divided into four subfields: social and cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and biological anthropology. Each field is further divided into its own subfields. These divisions are not without controversy, sometimes represented by the formation of completely separate academic departments on certain campuses, but it is important to highlight that anthropology represents one of the few disciplines where the humanities, sciences, and social sciences converge. Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology is an entirely new and unique type of reference tool that has been specially created to meet a great need among today’s students, scholars, and professionals. It offers more than other bibliography initiatives on- and offline by providing expert commentary to help students and scholars find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them. It facilitates research in a way that other guides cannot by providing direct links to online library catalogs and other online resources. Organizing the resource around discrete subject entries will allow for quick and easy navigation that users expect when working on screen.
Communication by Patricia Moy
Price: $ 280
Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research guides to key literature in Communication. Each article reviews the literature published within the field, combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. Features include intuitive linking and discoverability tools to quickly guide researchers out to the content cited.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Asian History by David Ludden
Price: $ 525
The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History is part of a major initiative from Oxford University Press to transform its approach to reference publishing in order to better serve the changing needs of university-level digital research. Through the Oxford Research Encyclopedia (ORE) program, Oxford is building dynamic online encyclopedias in 20+ disciplines that will be continuously updated by the world's leading scholars, scientists, and researchers. With expert editors and peer-review, the ORE project will combine the discoverability of digital with the standards of academic publishing. The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History is overseen by David Ludden of New York University and an editorial board of subject experts, ensuring a comprehensive, encyclopedic map of the field. Updated monthly, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History will grow with the field over time. Multi-media features embedded in articles, along with cross-referenced links to related content will further expand the scope of the ORE. With in-depth peer-reviewed articles and broad coverage of the field the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History will become an invaluable resource. The ORE of Asian History is currently freely available as scholarly articles are gradually added to the site.
Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy by Duncan Pritchard
Price: $ 280
Developed cooperatively with scholars worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across the field of Philosophy. Offering a rapidly expanding range of articles and a robust update program, Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy is reaching more scholars and students than ever before, increasing productivity, saving time, and elevating the quality of research. More than just a bibliographic service or an aggregator of links, Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy is an entirely new type of resource. Each article is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship on a topic with original commentary and annotations by top scholars. Designed to streamline the research process, intuitive linking and discoverability tools quickly guide users to the content they are looking for, whether it be a chapter, a book, a journal article, a Website, blog, or data set. The experience is completely customizable. Users can sign in to save searches and create a personalized list of citations and links to full-text print and online content, saving time in syllabus and reading list preparation. Users can also receive email alerts when articles and bibliographies update making Oxford Bibliographies a first stop for texts to incorporate into a course list. Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy has an Editor in Chief, Editorial Board, and team of peer reviewers overseeing the development and updating of articles ensuring balanced perspective with scholarly accuracy and a robust updating program to keep researchers informed of advances in the field. Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy launched with approximately 50 articles; with an additional 50 to 75 articles added each year. New article topics are selected to ensure each subject area offers full and balanced coverage as determined by the Editor in Chief and Editorial Board, scholarly feedback, and research demand.
Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology by Lynette Spillman
Price: $ 280
Developed cooperatively with scholars worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across the field of Sociology. Offering a rapidly expanding range of articles and a robust update program, Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology is reaching more scholars and students than ever before, increasing productivity, saving time, and elevating the quality of research. More than just a bibliographic service or an aggregator of links, Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology is an entirely new type of resource. Each article is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship on a topic with original commentary and annotations by top scholars. Designed to streamline the research process, intuitive linking and discoverability tools quickly guide users to the content they are looking for, whether it be a chapter, a book, a journal article, a Website, blog, or data set. The experience is completely customizable. Users can sign in to save searches and create a personalized list of citations and links to full-text print and online content, saving time in syllabus and reading list preparation. Users can also receive email alerts when articles and bibliographies update making Oxford Bibliographies a first stop for texts to incorporate into a course list.
Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology has an Editor in Chief, Editorial Board, and team of peer reviewers overseeing the development and updating of articles ensuring balanced perspective with scholarly accuracy and a robust updating program to keep researchers informed of advances in the field. Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology launched with approximately 50 articles; with an additional 50 to 75 articles added each year. New article topics are selected to ensure each subject area offers full and balanced coverage as determined by the Editor in Chief and Editorial Board, scholarly feedback, and research demand.