The following statement can be considered the main hypothesis that formed the basis of this article: all types of interpersonal relationships in the human community are built entirely on manipulation as a principle. We focus only on the study of unconscious motivations, as the true cause of human activity. And, when discussing true motivations that arise from the unconscious, we can state that they are fully determined by individual structure of psyche of a person. All true motives of an individual are fully determined by the content of his unconscious: that is-by individual archetypal pattern as the basis of an individual, where all needs and predilections of the individual are contained. Any kinds of contacts and attachments between people (friendship, romance, business, partnership, parent-child relationships) are based on manipulation of each other as an unconscious motivation. Consequently, the human community lives, develops, functions and is regulated on the basis of manipulation. And, if manipulation of one another by individuals is an effective way to quickly and qualitatively satisfy any kind of their needs in society, then it is fair to consider society as a community of manipulators and their subjects. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fernando Castillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085968de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
War, Community, and Social ChangeCollective Experiences in the Former YugoslaviaBuchvon Dario SpiniEAN: 9781461474906Einband: GebundenBeilage: BookAuflage: 2014Erscheinungsjahr: 2013Sprache: EnglischSeiten: 256Maße: 244 x 157 x 22 mmRedaktion: Dario
A Macat audio analysis of Robert Putnam´s Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Social capital - the relationships between people that allow communities to function well - has long been recognized as the grease that oils the wheels of society. It facilitates trust, creates bonds among neighbors, and even helps boost employment. In his 2000 book, Bowling Alone, American sociologist Robert Putnam argues that Americans have become disconnected from one another and from the institutions of their common life and investigates the consequences of this change. Looking at a range of indicators, from membership in formal organizations to the number of invitations being extended to informal dinner parties, Putnam demonstrates that Americans are interacting less and creating less ´´social capital´´. Putnam did not invent the notion of social capital, but he was the first to take a broader view, looking at the social capital generated by people´s engagement with the civic lives of their towns or cities. It would be difficult to overstate the impact of Bowling Alone, one of the most frequently cited social science publications of the last half century. You can find out more about how Putnam´s ideas have been challenged and applied - and how his work has impacted thinkers in other academic disciplines - by exploring further in the Macat Library. Macat. Learn better. Think smarter. Aim higher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051593de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David M. Craig traveled across the United States to assess health care access, delivery, and finance in this country. He interviewed religious hospital administrators and interfaith activists, learning how they balance the values of economic efficiency and community accountability. He discovered that health care in the US is not a private good or a public good. Decades of public policy and philanthropic service have made health care a shared social good. Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and American Democracy argues that as escalating health costs absorb more and more of family income and government budgets, we need to take stock of the full range of health care values to create a different and more affordable community-based health care system. Transformation of that system is a national priority but Americans have failed to find a way to work together that bypasses our differences. Craig insists that community engagement around the common religious conviction that healing is a shared responsibility can help us achieve this transformation - one that will not only help us realize a new and better system, but one that reflects the ideals of American democracy and the common good. The book is published by Georgetown University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082648de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Internet is a fascinating place, in which information can be obtained almost instantaneously. People can meet with long lost friends within a few seconds via social media. Entertainment can be provided online and through various types of media mediums. While these things are all great, could this be the one thing that is slowly destroying society, and ruining the ´´old tradition´´ of face-to-face social interaction? Dive into this book and find out if you or a loved one may be victim of this terrible, forgotten about, addiction. I have a Bachelor´s Degree of Business Administration from Tiffin University, and an Associates Degree of Management Technology from Owens Community College. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas D. Hand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027961de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our Common Future, also known as The Brundtland Report, is a joint work produced in 1987 by a United Nations commission headed by former Norwegian Prime Minister, Gro Brundtland. Intended to respond to a growing number of environmental concerns faced by the global community, it recognized the need for long-term strategies to manage natural resources. It says we must act collaboratively to protect the environment, while at the same time stimulating economic and social development. These goals are summarized as ´´sustainable development,´´ defined in the report as humanity´s ability ´´to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.´´ The report argues that human development and the environment are deeply linked and have to be looked at together. This requires international collaboration and greater awareness among the general public. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062169de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A captivating book that reveals how corporations have come to dominate all aspects of life - including our inner lives - and what to do about it.Something has gone terribly wrong. Unquestionably, but seemingly inexplicably, we now live in a world where the market has infiltrated every area of our lives.In Life Inc., brilliant and charismatic cultural theorist Douglas Rushkoff argues that we no longer know who we are, or what we want. Everything, especially authenticity, is branded. Real community and real intimacy have broken down, replaced by market-tested cures for everything from weight, to conception, to poverty, to food, to finding a mate. The market, and its operating system, Corporatism, is no longer something people build and control. Rather, it builds and controls us.Rushkoff, in tracing the roots of corporatism from the Renaissance to today, reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and came to be regarded as a preexisting condition of our world, from the history of public relations to the relentless gentrification of America´s urban neighborhoods. And he shows us how to fight back: how to de-corporatize ourselves, disengage from branded expectations, think locally, and return to the real world of human activity. As Rushkoff puts it, ´´Micro-decisions are what matter.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Rushkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001887de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Henry Huxley was a prominent member of the scientific community and an early advocate of evolutionism. His work and public debates served to explore this idea and to usher in widespread acceptance, forming the foundation of our current understanding of biology and the place of man in the cosmos. Evolution and Ethics is a work which highlights the ethical and theological implications of the theory of evolution. This work is a compilation by Huxley of his grandest and most sweeping work, that which had the greatest social impact. He was a well respected man, highly visible to the public, and a key figure in the establishment of scientific professionalism. His work reflects the movement to scientific materialism which supplanted the religious perspective as the dominant viewpoint among European thinkers. The narration of the full text of Evolution and Ethics is preceded by a summary which includes a biography of the author, an overview and a synopsis of the work. Also included are an analysis and an investigation of the historical context, criticisms, and social impact evoked by the work. Evolution and Ethics is one of the key works which fosters an understanding of the impact which the theory of evolution had upon society in and the theological implications of this revolutionary perspective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maureen Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026916de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Community leaders and activists Gómez and Arroyo worked with children, teenagers, and parents - both the victims and the bullies - to put together this searing anthology of original essays, poetry, plays, and commentary on how bullying has affected their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trish McKinnley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008977de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.