Sharing is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption

By Beth Buczynski

Society is at a crossroads. we will both proceed at the course of intake at any expense, or we will make new offerings that might bring about a happier, extra lucrative lifestyles, whereas assisting to maintain the planet for destiny generations.
Collaborative intake is a brand new lifestyle, within which entry is valued over possession, event is valued over fabric possessions, and "mine" turns into "ours," so everyone's wishes will be met with out waste. 
Sharing is Good is your street map to this rising fiscal paradigm.
Discover:

  • The background and improvement of collaborative consumption
  • The merits and demanding situations of a sharing lifestyle
  • A wealth of assets from worldwide to assist make sharing effortless and safe

The great thing about the sharing economic system is that any one can take part and make a distinction. not anyone has to sacrifice their individuality or convenience. better of all, whilst we are actively engaged in sharing, own connections are rekindled and we turn into invested in our groups back.

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Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk

By Melinda Chateauvert

A provocative background that unearths how intercourse staff were on the forefront of social justice pursuits for the previous fifty years whereas development a stream in their personal that demanding situations our principles approximately exertions, sexuality, feminism, and freedom
 
Documenting 5 a long time of sex-worker activism, Sex staff Unite is a clean historical past that locations prostitutes, hustlers, escorts, name women, strippers, and porn stars within the heart of America’s significant civil rights struggles. even supposing their presence has mostly been neglected and obscured, during this provocative heritage Melinda Chateauvert recasts intercourse staff as savvy political organizers—not as helpless sufferers wanting rescue.
 
Even earlier than transgender intercourse employee Sylvia Rivera threw a brick and sparked the Stonewall rebellion in 1969, those trailblazing activists and allies challenged legal intercourse legislation and “whorephobia,” and have been lively in struggles for homosexual liberation, women’s rights, reproductive justice, union organizing, and legal abolition.
 
even though the multibillion-dollar overseas intercourse prospers, the USA continues to be one of many few industrialized international locations that keeps to criminalize prostitution, and those discriminatory legislation positioned employees in danger. In reaction, intercourse staff have prepared to enhance their operating stipulations and to problem police and structural violence. via person confrontations and collective campaigns, they have driven the bounds of traditional organizing, known as for decriminalization, and feature reframed intercourse staff’ rights as human rights.
 
Telling tales of intercourse staff, from the frontlines of the Nineteen Seventies intercourse wars to the modern day streets of SlutWalk, Chateauvert illuminates an underrepresented circulation, introducing expert activists who've equipped an international crusade for self-determination and sexual freedom that's as multifaceted because the intercourse and as assorted as human sexuality. 

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Non Stop Inertia

By Ivor Southwood

In our tradition of temporary paintings, cellular communications an rolling media it sort of feels we're consistently at the circulate; yet are w rather getting wherever? continuous Inertia argues that this visual appeal of stressed task conceals and certainly keeps a deep paralysis of concept and motion, and that instead of being unquestionable or inevitable, the surroundings of private flexibility and perpetual trouble which we now inhabit is ideologically built. Written from within the program of precarious employment and debt-driven subjectivity, illustrating its arguments with genuine examples and utilizing conception to make connections and release meanings, the booklet exhibits how in our consistent worried pursuit of labor and relaxation we're operating instant opposed to a scrolling CGI backdrop. As performative labourers full-time jobseekers, social networkers and consumer-citizens, we're so preoccupied via the enterprise of 'being ourselves' that our genuine identities are forgotten and our goals of resistance buried.

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Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences)

By Stanley Wasserman

Social community research, which makes a speciality of relationships between social entities, is used largely within the social and behavioral sciences, in addition to in economics, advertising, and business engineering. Social community research: equipment and functions stories and discusses tools for the research of social networks with a spotlight on functions of those ways to many sizeable examples. because the first booklet to supply a complete insurance of the technique and purposes of the sector, this examine is either a reference booklet and a textbook.

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Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference

By William MacAskill

Such a lot people have the desire to make a distinction. We donate our time and cash to charities and motives we deem beneficial, pick out careers we contemplate significant, and patronize companies and purchase items we think make the area a greater place. Unfortunately, we frequently base those judgements on assumptions and feelings instead of evidence. for this reason, even our greatest intentions usually result in ineffective—and occasionally downright harmful—outcomes. How will we do better?

whereas a researcher at Oxford, attempting to determine which profession may permit him to have the best influence, William MacAskill faced this challenge head on. He came across that a lot of the potential of swap used to be being squandered via lack of knowledge, undesirable information, and our personal prejudice. As an antidote, he and his colleagues constructed powerful altruism, a realistic, data-driven technique that permits each one people to make an immense distinction despite our assets. potent altruists think that it’s no longer adequate to easily do strong; we needs to do stable better.

on the middle of this philosophy are 5 key questions that aid advisor our altruistic judgements: what number of people gain, and through how a lot? is that this the simplest factor i will be able to do? is that this zone overlooked? What might have occurred differently? What are the possibilities of luck, and the way stable might good fortune be? by way of making use of those inquiries to real-life eventualities, MacAskill exhibits what number of our assumptions approximately doing solid are faulty. for example, he argues you'll be able to very likely keep extra lives via turning into a plastic health care professional instead of a center health care provider; measuring overhead expenses is an misguided gauge of a charity’s effectiveness; and, it ordinarily doesn’t make experience for people to donate to catastrophe relief.

MacAskill urges us to imagine in a different way, put aside biases, and use proof and cautious reasoning instead of act on impulse. after we do this—when we follow the pinnacle and the center to every of our altruistic endeavors—we locate that every folks has the facility to do an fantastic quantity of good.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Americans Against the City: Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century

By Steven Conn

It's a paradox of yank lifestyles that we're a hugely urbanized kingdom choked with humans deeply ambivalent approximately city existence. An aversion to city density and all that it contributes to city lifestyles, and a notion that the town used to be where the place "big executive" first took root in the US fostered what historian Steven Conn phrases the "anti-urban impulse." In reaction, anti-urbanists referred to as for the decentralization of town, and rejected the position of presidency in American lifestyles in prefer of a go back to the pioneer virtues of independence and self-sufficiency.

In this provocative and sweeping e-book, Conn explores the anti-urban impulse around the twentieth century, studying how the guidelines born of it have formed either the areas during which americans reside and paintings, and the anti-government politics so robust at the present time. starting within the booming commercial towns of the revolutionary period on the flip of the twentieth century, the place debate surrounding those questions first arose, Conn examines the development of anti-urban events. : He describes the decentralist stream of the Thirties, the try to revive the yankee small city within the mid-century, the anti-urban foundation of city renewal within the Nineteen Fifties and '60s, and the Nixon administration's software of creating new cities as a reaction to the city main issue, illustrating how, through the center of the twentieth century, anti-urbanism was once on the heart of the politics of the recent correct. Concluding with an exploration of the recent Urbanist experiments on the flip of the twenty first century, Conn demonstrates the total breadth of the anti-urban impulse, from its inception to the current day. Engagingly written, completely researched, and forcefully argued, Americans opposed to the City is necessary interpreting for a person who cares not only in regards to the heritage of our towns, yet approximately their destiny as well.

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Crise au travail et souffrance personnelle

By Isabelle Méténier

Une crise professionnelle ébranle souvent globalement le sujet. S'interroger plus largement sur ce qui se joue pour los angeles personne dans cette conjoncture peut l'aider à dépasser l. a. crise, à surmonter sa souffrance.
Comprendre les origines de nos motivations et saisir le sens de nos activities quotidiennes dans le travail (tant sur le plan du travail en lui-même que sur les relatives tissées à cette celebration) nous éclaire sur nous-mêmes. Face émergée de l'iceberg, l. a. vie professionnelle est l'expression de notre personnalité. Nous disons à longueur de journée qui nous sommes sans pour autant en avoir judgment of right and wrong et sans que les autres le découvrent forcément. Au fur et à mesure de nos évolutions professionnelles, nous changeons quelque selected à notre vie psychique et à nos interactions avec nos proches. A moins que ce ne soit l'inverse... En tout cas, les deux interagissent et sont en osmose.
Notre appartenance familiale, notre histoire, est toujours dessinée en toile de fond, que nous le voulions ou non. l. a. reconnaître permet d'évoluer différemment, en allant dans le sens où nous le voulons vraiment. automobile se libérer de ses carcans intérieurs passe par un renoncement à nos loyautés inconscientes. Abandonner ses peurs, c'est offrir aussi à ses enfants los angeles possibilité de se dégager d'une histoire qui les a précédés pour leur permettre d'explorer le monde du travail à leur manière.
Avec cette approche, le travail est mis au most appropriate plan de los angeles vie intime et psychique.
Ce livre vient alimenter los angeles réflexion de tous ceux qui s'interrogent sur leur occupation et leur donne des outils de réflexion et des pistes d'évolution personnelle.

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American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning

By Kate Sweeney

Someone dies. What occurs next?

One relations inters their matriarch’s ashes at the ground of the sea. one other holds a memorial weenie roast every year at a green-burial cemetery. An 1898 advert for embalming fluid gives you, “You could make mummies with it!” whereas a number one modern burial vault is touted as impervious to the weather. A grieving mom, a hundred and fifty years in the past, may possibly spend her days tending a backyard at her daughter’s grave. this day, she may possibly have a tendency the roadside memorial she erected on the spot her daughter was once killed. One mom wears a locket containing her daughter’s hair; the opposite, a necklace containing her ashes.

What occurs after anyone dies will depend on our own tales and on the place these tales fall in a bigger tale―that of dying in the United States. It’s a robust story that we often maintain hidden from our daily lives until eventually we need to face it.

American Afterlife through Kate Sweeney unearths this international via a collective portrait of american citizens prior and current who locate themselves in my view concerned with dying: a klatch of obit writers within the wilderness, a funeral voyage at the Atlantic, a fourth-generation funeral director―even a midwestern museum that takes us again in time to fulfill our death-obsessed Victorian progenitors. every one tale illuminates info in one other till anything better is published: a panorama that feels without delay unusual and regular, one that’s through turns strange, tragic, poignant, and infrequently even funny.

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The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America

By David Dante Troutt

American groups are dealing with power difficulties: economic tension, city decline, environmental sprawl, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosure and serious public wellbeing and fitness hazards. In The cost of Paradise, David Troutt argues that it's a loss of mutuality in our neighborhood determination making that has resulted in this looming challenge dealing with towns and native governments.         

Arguing that there are structural flaws within the American dream, Troutt investigates the position that position performs in our considering and the way we've got geared up our groups to create or deny chance. felony ideas and guidelines that promoted mobility for many electorate concurrently stifled and segregated a becoming minority by way of race, type and—most importantly—place.             

A dialog approximately the US on the crossroads, The fee of Paradise is a multilayered exploration of the criminal, monetary and cultural forces that give a contribution to the squeeze at the center classification, the hidden hazards of transforming into source of revenue and wealth inequality and the literature on how development and intake styles are environmentally unsustainable. 

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