Experimental Economics

Author: Ross M. Miller
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471706250
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In a little more than thirty years, the field of experimental economics has gone from obscurity to international recognition with the presentation of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics to Vernon L. Smith, who took a classroom exercise he saw as a Harvard graduate student and turned it into one of the hottest areas in economics. Experimental Economics is an engaging and accessible introduction to the field by Ross M. Miller, one of Professor Smith?s first student collaborators and a pioneer in the application of experimental methods to financial markets. His book uses a series of experimental case studies to examine what makes markets work, what can cause them to break, and how experimental methods can be used to repair them. Order your copy of this dramatic and fun-to-read exploration of the ideas shaping the future of the global economy today.

Sacred Knowledge

Author: William A. Richards
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231540914
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Sacred Knowledge is the first well-documented, sophisticated account of the effect of psychedelics on biological processes, human consciousness, and revelatory religious experiences. Based on nearly three decades of legal research with volunteers, William A. Richards argues that, if used responsibly and legally, psychedelics have the potential to assuage suffering and constructively affect the quality of human life. Richards's analysis contributes to social and political debates over the responsible integration of psychedelic substances into modern society. His book serves as an invaluable resource for readers who, whether spontaneously or with the facilitation of psychedelics, have encountered meaningful, inspiring, or even disturbing states of consciousness and seek clarity about their experiences. Testing the limits of language and conceptual frameworks, Richards makes the most of experiential phenomena that stretch our understanding of reality, advancing new frontiers in the study of belief, spiritual awakening, psychiatric treatment, and social well-being. His findings enrich humanities and scientific scholarship, expanding work in philosophy, anthropology, theology, and religious studies and bringing depth to research in mental health, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology.

Women Art And Technology

Author: Judy Malloy
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262134248
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A sourcebook to the intersection between art and technology identifies the major female players in this movement, featuring a series of essays exploring the line between these two fields written by artists and promoters who are well respected in their fields. (Fine Arts)

Help My Teenager Is An Alien

Author: Sarah Newton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141900970
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It was all so easy in the beginning. There you were with your tiny bundle of joy, looking forward to their first word, first steps, first day at school. You felt proud and privileged to be a parent and it wasn't until their teens that you began to wonder where it all went wrong . . . Suddenly your child is transformed into a sulky and disobedient teenager whose only means of communication consists of grunts and door slamming. You're nearing the end of your tether — but rest assured, here is a teen expert who has the skills and knowledge to help you regain control. Sarah Newton has years of experience working with teenagers, and is the expert for the popular ITV2 series My Teen's a Nightmare – I'm Moving Out!. By following her advice you will see how the barriers can be broken down and a new level of understanding reached between you and your child. Try Sarah's methods out at home and see what a difference they can make to your family life.

Culture Of Encounters

Author: Audrey Truschke
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231540973
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Culture of Encounters documents the fascinating exchange between the Persian-speaking Islamic elite of the Mughal Empire and traditional Sanskrit scholars, which engendered a dynamic idea of Mughal rule essential to the empire's survival. This history begins with the invitation of Brahman and Jain intellectuals to King Akbar's court in the 1560s, then details the numerous Mughal-backed texts they and their Mughal interlocutors produced under emperors Akbar, Jahangir (1605–1627), and Shah Jahan (1628–1658). Many works, including Sanskrit epics and historical texts, were translated into Persian, elevating the political position of Brahmans and Jains and cultivating a voracious appetite for Indian writings throughout the Mughal world. The first book to read these Sanskrit and Persian works in tandem, Culture of Encounters recasts the Mughal Empire as a polyglot polity that collaborated with its Indian subjects to envision its sovereignty. The work also reframes the development of Brahman and Jain communities under Mughal rule, which coalesced around carefully selected, politically salient memories of imperial interaction. Along with its groundbreaking findings, Culture of Encounters certifies the critical role of the sociology of empire in building the Mughal polity, which came to irrevocably shape the literary and ruling cultures of early modern India.

Driving Visions

Author: David Laderman
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292777906
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From the visionary rebellion of Easy Rider to the reinvention of home in The Straight Story, the road movie has emerged as a significant film genre since the late 1960s, able to cut across a wide variety of film styles and contexts. Yet, within the variety, a certain generic core remains constant: the journey as cultural critique, as exploration beyond society and within oneself. This book traces the generic evolution of the road movie with respect to its diverse presentations, emphasizing it as an "independent genre" that attempts to incorporate marginality and subversion on many levels. David Laderman begins by identifying the road movie's defining features and by establishing the literary, classical Hollywood, and 1950s highway culture antecedents that formatively influenced it. He then traces the historical and aesthetic evolution of the road movie decade by decade through detailed and lively discussions of key films. Laderman concludes with a look at the European road movie, from the late 1950s auteurs through Godard and Wenders, and at compelling feminist road movies of the 1980s and 1990s.

Ruling England 1042 1217

Author: Richard Huscroft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317334752
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Ruling England, now in its second edition, is a key text for students wishing to understand the complexities of medieval kingship in England from 1042–1217. Beginning just before the Norman Conquest, and ending with the ratification of Magna Carta, this book is divided into three parts: Late Anglo-Saxon England, Anglo-Norman England and Angevin England. Richard Huscroft considers the reign of each king during these periods, including their relationships with the nobility, local government, the courts and the Church and poses the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in twelfth century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the humiliation of Magna Carta at the start of the thirteenth. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account the latest scholarship. Throughout the book key areas of historiographical debate are highlighted and analysed, including nationhood, feudalism and Magna Carta. The narrative is supported by maps, a genealogy of the kings of England, a chronology, a glossary and an introduction to the principal narrative sources and their authors to provide a thorough introduction to the political history of medieval England. This book will be essential reading for students of English medieval history.