Dino Gomez – Funnel Consultant Society

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The Credential Society by Randall Collins

The Credential Society: An Historical Sociology of Education and Stratification (Legacy Editions) by Randall Collins
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Overview: The Credential Society is a classic on the role of higher education in American society and an essential text for understanding the reproduction of inequality. Controversial at the time, Randall Collins’s claim that the expansion of American education has not increased social mobility, but rather created a cycle of credential inflation, has proven remarkably prescient.

Collins shows how credential inflation stymies mass education’s promises of upward mobility. An unacknowledged spiral of the rising production of credentials and job requirements was brought about by the expansion of high school and then undergraduate education, with consequences including grade inflation, rising educational costs, and misleading job promises dangled by for-profit schools. Collins examines medicine, law, and engineering to show the ways in which credentialing closed these high-status professions to new arrivals. In an era marked by the devaluation of high school diplomas, outcry about the value of expensive undergraduate degrees, and the proliferation of new professional degrees like the MBA, The Credential Society has more than stood the test of time. In a new preface, Collins discusses recent developments, debunks claims that credentialization is driven by technological change, and points to alternative pathways for the future of education.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Society And Technological Change Eighth Edition

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Business & Society: Ethics, Sustainability & Stakeholder …

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Resilience Management For A Sustainable Aging Society: …

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Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome by Brian Campbell

Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome, C. 31 BC-AD 280 by Brian Campbell
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Overview: This well-documented study of the Roman army provides a crucial aid to understanding the Roman Empire in economic, social and political terms. Employing numerous examples, Brian Campbell explores the development of the Roman army and the expansion of the Roman Empire from 31 BC-280 AD.
When Augustus established a permanent, professional army, this implied a role for the Emperor as a military leader. Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome examines this personal association between army and emperor, and argues that the Emperor’s position as commander remained much the same for the next 200 years.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Freedom in a Slave Society by Johanna Nicol Shields

Freedom in a Slave Society: Stories From The Antebellum South (Cambridge Studies on the American South) by Johanna Nicol Shields
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Overview: Before the Civil War, most Southern white people were as strongly committed to freedom for their kind as to slavery for African Americans. This study views that tragic reality through the lens of eight authors – representatives of a South that seemed, to them, destined for greatness but was, we know, on the brink of destruction. Exceptionally able and ambitious, these men and women won repute among the educated middle classes in the Southwest, South, and the nation, even amid sectional tensions. Although they sometimes described liberty in the abstract, more often these authors discussed its practical significance: what it meant for people to make life’s important choices freely and to be responsible for the results. They publically insisted that freedom caused progress, but hidden doubts clouded this optimistic vision. Ultimately, their association with the oppression of slavery dimmed their hopes for human improvement, and fear distorted their responses to the sectional crisis.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Designing For Society : Products And Services …

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Science, Society, and the Supermarket by David Castle+

Science, Society, and the Supermarket: The Opportunities and Challenges of Nutrigenomics by David Castle, Cheryl Cline, Abdallah S. Daar, Charoula Tsamis, Peter A. Singer
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Overview: Gene-diet interactions–which underlie relatively benign lactose intolerance to life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease–have long been known. But until now, scientists lacked the tools to fully understand the underlying mechanisms that cause these conditions. In recent years, however, strides in human genomics and the nutritional sciences have allowed for the advancement of a new science–dubbed nutrigenomics. Although this science may lead to personalized nutrition and dietary recommendations that can mitigate, prevent, or cure sickness, current oversight mechanisms and regulations for emerging direct-to-public nutrigenomic tests are still in their infancy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Science, Society, and the Supermarket by David Castle+

Science, Society, and the Supermarket: The Opportunities and Challenges of Nutrigenomics by David Castle, Cheryl Cline, Abdallah S. Daar, Charoula Tsamis, Peter A. Singer
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Overview: Gene-diet interactions–which underlie relatively benign lactose intolerance to life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease–have long been known. But until now, scientists lacked the tools to fully understand the underlying mechanisms that cause these conditions. In recent years, however, strides in human genomics and the nutritional sciences have allowed for the advancement of a new science–dubbed nutrigenomics. Although this science may lead to personalized nutrition and dietary recommendations that can mitigate, prevent, or cure sickness, current oversight mechanisms and regulations for emerging direct-to-public nutrigenomic tests are still in their infancy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Designing For Society : Products And Services …

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Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, …

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Sport And Exercise Nutrition (the Nutrition Society …

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Slavery And British Society 1776-1846 by James Walvin

Slavery And British Society 1776-1846 by James Walvin
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Overview: The direct British involvement with black chattel slavery, the institution which had proved instrumental in the development of the Caribbean islands and other parts of the Americas, was brought to a relatively swift end in the years 1776-1838.
The main produce of the region – sugar – lost its former primacy when the system of economic protection was terminated in the years 1846-52 under pressure from a changing economic philosophy. Thus ended not only the labour system which had come to characterise plantation life in the Caribbean but also the economic rationale for the plantation system itself. The essays which follow address themselves to some of the major themes in the history of the tortuous and sometimes tortured relations between the British imperial metropolis and the Caribbean slave islands in these years of major change.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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