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Cryptography - The Key to Digital Security, How It Works, and Why It Matters (Paperback): Keith Martin Cryptography - The Key to Digital Security, How It Works, and Why It Matters (Paperback)
Keith Martin
R321 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Though often invisible, cryptography plays a critical role in our everyday lives. Broadly defined as a set of tools for establishing security in cyberspace, cryptography enables us to protect our information and share it securely. It underpins the security of mobile phone calls, card payments, web connections, internet messaging, Bitcoin transactions-in short, everything we do online. Clearly and concisely, Keith Martin reveals the many crucial ways we all rely on cryptographic technology and demystifies its controversial applications and the nuances behind alarming headlines about data breaches or Edward Snowden. Essential reading for anyone with a password, Cryptography offers a profound perspective on personal security, online and off.

Media, Family Interaction and the Digitalization of Childhood (Hardcover): Anja R. Lahikainen, Tiina Malkia, Katja Repo Media, Family Interaction and the Digitalization of Childhood (Hardcover)
Anja R. Lahikainen, Tiina Malkia, Katja Repo
R2,415 Discovery Miles 24 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a first-class repository of new knowledge on how media and family routines intertwine in daily interactions. The multi-method approach reveals how varying forms of media affect the interaction between children and their parents. Avoiding criticism of these interactions, the contributors instead offer an impartial view of the natural occurrences in media-related family life. The first section of the book maps contemporary family life by providing methodological, theoretical and time-use reflections on media use and family communication. It goes on to reach into the private zone of family interaction through video-documented episodes, providing the reader with detailed interactional analyses. This exposes how the boundaries between virtual interaction and face-to-face interaction have become blurred. Offering a comprehensive picture of the complexity of digital family life, this book exposes the challenges and opportunities of modern parenting. Discussing largely unexplored phenomena that are applicable internationally, this book will appeal to a wide range of researchers and students in the fields of social sciences. Professionals such as psychologists, therapists and social workers will also benefit from the impartial insight this work gives into the media's impact on modern family interaction.

Implementing Cryptography Using Python (Paperback): Shannon W. Bray Implementing Cryptography Using Python (Paperback)
Shannon W. Bray
R759 R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Save R92 (12%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Learn to deploy proven cryptographic tools in your applications and services Cryptography is, quite simply, what makes security and privacy in the digital world possible. Tech professionals, including programmers, IT admins, and security analysts, need to understand how cryptography works to protect users, data, and assets. Implementing Cryptography Using Python will teach you the essentials, so you can apply proven cryptographic tools to secure your applications and systems. Because this book uses Python, an easily accessible language that has become one of the standards for cryptography implementation, you'll be able to quickly learn how to secure applications and data of all kinds. In this easy-to-read guide, well-known cybersecurity expert Shannon Bray walks you through creating secure communications in public channels using public-key cryptography. You'll also explore methods of authenticating messages to ensure that they haven't been tampered with in transit. Finally, you'll learn how to use digital signatures to let others verify the messages sent through your services. Learn how to implement proven cryptographic tools, using easy-to-understand examples written in Python Discover the history of cryptography and understand its critical importance in today's digital communication systems Work through real-world examples to understand the pros and cons of various authentication methods Protect your end-users and ensure that your applications and systems are using up-to-date cryptography

Social Media Law and Ethics (Paperback): Jeremy Harris Lipschultz Social Media Law and Ethics (Paperback)
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this new textbook, social media professor Jeremy Lipschultz introduces students to the study of social media law and ethics, integrating legal concepts and ethical theories. The book explores free expression, as it applies to students, media industry professionals, content creators and audience members. Key issues and practices covered include copyright law, data privacy, revenge porn, defamation, government censorship, social media platform rules, and employer policies. Research techniques are also used to suggest future trends in social media law and ethics. Touching on themes and topics of significant contemporary relevance, this accessible textbook can be used in standalone law and ethics courses, as well as emerging social media courses that are disrupting traditional public relations, advertising and journalism curricula. Case studies, discussion questions, and online resources help students engage with the complexities and ambiguities of this future-oriented area of media law, making it an ideal textbook for students of media law, policy and ethics, mass media, and communication studies.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences: An A-Z of key concepts (Paperback, 1): Jean-frederic Morin, Christian Olsson, Ece... Research Methods in the Social Sciences: An A-Z of key concepts (Paperback, 1)
Jean-frederic Morin, Christian Olsson, Ece OEzlem Atikcan
R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a comprehensive yet compact A-Z for undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking research across the social sciences, featuring 71 entries that cover a wide range of concepts, methods, and theories. Each entry begins with an accessible introduction to a method, using real-world examples from a wide range of academic disciplines, before discussing the benefits and limitations of the approach, its current status in academic practice, and finally providing tips and advice for readers on when and how to apply the method in their own research. Wide ranging and interdisciplinary, the text covers both well-established concepts and emerging ideas, such as big data and network analysis, for qualitative and quantitative research methods. All entries feature extensive cross-referencing, providing ease of navigation and, pointing readers to related concepts, and to help build their overall understanding of research methods.

Handbook of Longitudinal Research Methods in Organisation and Business Studies (Paperback): Melanie E. Hassett, Eriikka... Handbook of Longitudinal Research Methods in Organisation and Business Studies (Paperback)
Melanie E. Hassett, Eriikka Paavilainen-Mantymaki
R1,023 Discovery Miles 10 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Handbook is a very timely contribution to organization and business studies. Most calls for longitudinal research are made in sections of published work that deal with limitations of the study or suggestions for further research. This book places longitudinal research methods at center stage. With its practical, hands-on approach it guides us how to design a longitudinal study in and around organizations - whether qualitative or quantitative - and how to implement it. I warmly recommend this Handbook to ambitious senior and junior researchers. It makes the commonly presented excuses for not undertaking longitudinal research completely redundant.' - Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University, School of Business in Helsinki, Finland'This is a very timely book that fills an important gap in the field of research methods. So far very little attention has been paid to longitudinal research methods, while the usefulness of this type of research has often been discussed in many papers and conferences. Insights provided by scholars who have been doing this type of research provide useful guidelines for anyone interested in research methods from senior scholars to young researchers and PhD candidates. This volume will serve as an excellent complement to the existing range of books on research methods.' - Pervez Ghauri, King's College London, UK This innovative Handbook demonstrates that there is no single best approach to conducting longitudinal studies. At their best, longitudinal research designs yield rich, contextualized, multilevel and deep understanding of the studied phenomenon. The lack of resources in terms of time, funding and people can pose a serious challenge to conducting longitudinal research. This book tackles many of these challenges and discusses the role of longitudinal research programmes in overcoming such obstacles. This book shows how longitudinal research methods enable the understanding of dynamics, mechanisms, causalities and interrelationships of organizational and business concepts in context and in relation to time. It discusses the richness and versatility of longitudinal research and offers, to students and experienced scholars alike, numerous viewpoints, reflections and personal accounts about conducting longitudinal research, from planning and fieldwork to reporting and managing of research projects. Contributors: L. Aarikka-Stenroos, E.A. Alfoldi, P. Dawson, P. Eriksson, A. Halinen, M.E. Hassett, R. Hoy, T.D. Little, T. Mainela, C. Mari, O. Meglio, M.-J. Oesterle, E. Paavilainen-Mantymaki, Y. Ploudre, M. Rhemtulla, H.N. Richta, M.A. Sartor, J.P. Selig, T.W. Taris, Z. Vincze, C. Welch

McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers (Paperback): Carol Ellison McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers (Paperback)
Carol Ellison
R282 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Write an effective research paper--no sweat

The words "research paper" may send a chill down your spine. You're thinking about the hours of research and the days of writing ahead-and that's after wringing your hands about the topic Never fear, this concise resource will guide you through the process step-by-step and make the experience painless. With veteran composition instructor Carol Ellison's advice, you'll be able to create a thought-provoking research paper that will get you the best possible grade

"McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers" gives you the tools to:
Organize a helpful outline before you write Find solid evidence at the library and on the Internet to back up your thesis Write effective sentences to support your topic Replace common phrases with attention-drawing wording to properly articulate your ideas Use smooth transitions between paragraphs to keep your paper flowing Craft eloquent summaries and conclusions Avoid accidental incidences of plagiarism Run a thorough check over your research paper before you hand it in

Why It's OK to Enjoy the Work of Immoral Artists (Paperback): Mary Beth Willard Why It's OK to Enjoy the Work of Immoral Artists (Paperback)
Mary Beth Willard
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The #metoo movement has forced many fans to consider what they should do when they learn that a beloved artist has acted immorally. One natural thought is that fans ought to give up the artworks of immoral artists. In Why It's OK to Enjoy the Work of Immoral Artists, Mary Beth Willard argues for a more nuanced view. Enjoying art is part of a well-lived life, so we need good reasons to give it up. And it turns out good reasons are hard to find. Willard shows that it's reasonable to believe that most boycotts of artists won't succeed, so most of the time there's no ethical reason to join in. Someone who manages to separate the art from the artist isn't making an ethical mistake by buying and enjoying their art. She then considers the ethical dimensions of canceling artists and the so-called "cancel culture," arguing that canceling is ethically risky because it encourages moral grandstanding. Willard concludes by arguing that the popular debate has overlooked the power of art to change our lives for the good. It's of course OK to decide to give up the artwork of immoral artists, but - as Willard shows in this provocative little volume - it's OK to continue to enjoy their art as well. Key Features Offers accessible discussions of complicated philosophical topics like aesthetic value, collective action problems, and epistemic justice Provides a unique perspective and underexplored argument on the popular issue of cancellation Explores the role of aesthetic value in our lives, including its relation to our ethical decisions and our well being

The Unreality of Memory - And Other Essays (Paperback): Elisa Gabbert The Unreality of Memory - And Other Essays (Paperback)
Elisa Gabbert
R305 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Visual Branding - A Rhetorical and Historical Analysis (Hardcover): Edward F McQuarrie, Barbara J. Phillips Visual Branding - A Rhetorical and Historical Analysis (Hardcover)
Edward F McQuarrie, Barbara J. Phillips
R2,614 Discovery Miles 26 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Visual Branding pulls together analyses of logos, typeface, color, and spokes-characters to give a comprehensive account of the visual devices used in branding and advertising. The book places each avenue for visual branding within a rhetorical framework that explains what that device can accomplish for the brand. It lays out the available possibilities for constructing logos and distinguishes basic types along with examples of their use and evolution over time. Authors Edward McQuarrie and Barbara Phillips place visual branding within its historical context, covering the 120-year period since brand advertising first took modern form in the United States. Using copious real-life examples to illustrate how branding has evolved with the introduction of new technologies and opportunities, the book also critiques purely psychological perspectives on branding and explains how historical and rhetorical analyses can contribute new insights. This exploration of rhetoric as an alternative to economic and psychological perspectives in marketing, advertising, and consumer scholarship will be essential reading for students and scholars in graduate programs in marketing, advertising, and consumer psychology.

Understanding Collective Decision Making - A Fitness Landscape Model Approach (Hardcover): Lasse Gerrits, Peter Marks Understanding Collective Decision Making - A Fitness Landscape Model Approach (Hardcover)
Lasse Gerrits, Peter Marks
R2,418 Discovery Miles 24 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Collective decision making seems a straightforward matter: people come together and decide. But why is it that today's winners can turn into tomorrow's losers? Why can't you always get what you want? How does the interaction between the decision makers influence the outcome? And are opportunists better off than stubborn decision makers? This book takes a refreshing look at collective decision making by using models of evolutionary biology and naturalistic decision making to analyse real-world cases. These cases include the rise and fall of the Dutch high-speed railway project and the unexpected effects of introducing public-private partnerships to connect the new Thai national airport to Bangkok. Gerrits and Marks successfully guide the reader towards an in-depth understanding through rich empirical research and uncover the beautiful complexity of collective decision making. Understanding Collective Decision Making will be of great interest to academics working in public administration, political science and evolutionary theory. Public managers will also find this book helpful to understand why and how collective decisions are formed.

Doing Digital History - A Beginner's Guide to Working with Text as Data (Paperback): Jonathan Blaney, Jane Winters, Sarah... Doing Digital History - A Beginner's Guide to Working with Text as Data (Paperback)
Jonathan Blaney, Jane Winters, Sarah Milligan, Martin Steer
R359 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R38 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a practical introduction to digital history. It offers advice on the scoping of a project, evaluation of existing digital history resources, a detailed introduction to how to work with large text resources, how to manage digital data and how to approach data visualisation. Doing digital history covers the entire life-cycle of a digital project, from conception to digital outputs. It assumes no prior knowledge of digital techniques and shows you how much you can do without writing any code. It will give you the skills to use common formats such as XML. A key message of the book is that data preparation is a central part of most digital history projects, but that work becomes much easier and faster with a few essential tools. -- .

The Idols of ISIS - From Assyria to the Internet (Paperback): Aaron Tugendhaft The Idols of ISIS - From Assyria to the Internet (Paperback)
Aaron Tugendhaft
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In 2015, the Islamic State released a video of men smashing sculptures in Iraq's Mosul Museum as part of a mission to cleanse the world of idolatry. This book unpacks three key facets of that event: the status and power of images, the political importance of museums, and the efficacy of videos in furthering an ideological agenda through the internet. Beginning with the Islamic State's claim that the smashed objects were idols of the "age of ignorance," Aaron Tugendhaft questions whether there can be any political life without idolatry. He then explores the various roles Mesopotamian sculpture has played in European imperial competition, the development of artistic modernism, and the formation of Iraqi national identity, showing how this history reverberates in the choice of the Mosul Museum as performance stage. Finally, he compares the Islamic State's production of images to the ways in which images circulated in ancient Assyria and asks how digitization has transformed politics in the age of social media. An elegant and accessibly written introduction to the complexities of such events, The Idols of ISIS is ideal for students and readers seeking a richer cultural perspective than the media usually provides.

Imperial Encore - The Cultural Project of the Late British Empire (Paperback): Caroline Ritter Imperial Encore - The Cultural Project of the Late British Empire (Paperback)
Caroline Ritter
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the 1930s, British colonial officials introduced drama performances, broadcasting services, and publication bureaus into Africa under the rubric of colonial development. They used theater, radio, and mass-produced books to spread British values and the English language across the continent. This project proved remarkably resilient: well after the end of Britain's imperial rule, many of its cultural institutions remained in place. Through the 1960s and 1970s, African audiences continued to attend Shakespeare performances and listen to the BBC, while African governments adopted English-language textbooks produced by metropolitan publishing houses. Imperial Encore traces British drama, broadcasting, and publishing in Africa between the 1930s and the 1980s-the half century spanning the end of British colonial rule and the outset of African national rule. Caroline Ritter shows how three major cultural institutions-the British Council, the BBC, and Oxford University Press-integrated their work with British imperial aims, and continued this project well after the end of formal British rule. Tracing these institutions and the media they produced through the tumultuous period of decolonization and its aftermath, Ritter offers the first account of the global footprint of British cultural imperialism.

The Power of Your Vote - Look past theatrics, Assess your priorities, and Make educated choices (Paperback): Marie-Agnes Pilon The Power of Your Vote - Look past theatrics, Assess your priorities, and Make educated choices (Paperback)
Marie-Agnes Pilon
R181 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R30 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Preamble as Policy - A Guidebook to Governance and Civic Duty (Paperback, New edition): Jim Twombly, Robert Irons The Preamble as Policy - A Guidebook to Governance and Civic Duty (Paperback, New edition)
Jim Twombly, Robert Irons
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In The Preamble as Policy: A Guidebook to Governance and Civic Duty the authors show that the Preamble to the Constitution is more than an introduction to the document; it sets the tone for the rest of the document and how it should be viewed and interpreted. It is also a list of goals for a new government and a tool for holding our elected representatives accountable for their efforts on our behalf. The Preamble as Policy looks at the history of the development of the Constitution to show how the Preamble can be used to judge the laws and policies enacted by the federal government. The Preamble as Policy weaves political thought, history, and current events together allowing for examination of an oft forgotten part of the Constitution. It provides a unique framework and firm foundation for class discussions or social interactions about what we have achieved as a nation and where we might have come up short.

Photography - A Critical Introduction (Paperback, 6th New edition): Liz Wells Photography - A Critical Introduction (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Liz Wells
R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Now in its sixth edition, this seminal textbook examines key debates in photographic theory and places them in their social and political contexts. Written especially for students in further and higher education and for introductory college courses, it provides a coherent introduction to the nature of photographic seeing. Individual chapters cover: * Key debates in photographic theory and history * Documentary photography and photojournalism * Personal and popular photography * Photography and the human body * Photography and commodity culture * Photography as art. This revised and updated edition includes new case studies on topics such as: Black Lives Matter and the racialised body; the #MeToo movement; materialism and embodiment; nation branding; and an extended critical discussion of landscape as genre. Illustrated with over 100 colour and black and white photographs, it features work from Bill Brandt, Susan Derges, Rineke Dijkstra, Fran Herbello, Hannah Hoech, Mari Katayama, Sant Khalsa, Karen Knorr, Dorothea Lange, Susan Meiselas, Lee Miller, Ingrid Pollard, Jacob Riis, Alexander Rodchenko, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall. A fully updated resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites, full glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography, plus additional resources at routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9780367222758/ make this an ideal introduction to the field.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Paperback): Alan L. Carsrud, Malin... Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Paperback)
Alan L. Carsrud, Malin Brannback
R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This thought provoking book builds on existing research traditions that make small business, entrepreneurship and family business a resource rich arena for study. It steps back to ask fundamental questions that every researcher should consider prior to engaging in data collection. It focuses on topics that have traditionally frustrated researchers including experimental methods in small business research, scale development, control variables and language issues in cross cultural research.The distinguished authors also address subjects such as theory development and testing in entrepreneurship, as well as determining if progress in research has been made and how that can be measured. Critically, many of the chapters highlight ways in which research can be both practical yet theoretically important. Bringing together quantitative and qualitative techniques and taking an investigative approach almost totally ignored in entrepreneurship research, this unique volume will be of special interest to anyone studying small and family businesses or entrepreneurship and business. Contributors: K. Berglund, B. Bird, M. Brannback, C.G. Brush, A. Carsrud, D. Deeds, L.F. Edelman, R.T. Harrison, B. Johannisson, T. Kenworthy, S. Lang, S. Latham, C.M. Leitch, T.S. Manolova, E. McMullen, M. Renko, L. Schjoedt, K.G. Shaver, S. Terjesen, C. Wigren

Absentees - On Variously Missing Persons (Hardcover): Daniel Heller-Roazen Absentees - On Variously Missing Persons (Hardcover)
Daniel Heller-Roazen
R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An intellectually adventurous account of the role of nonpersons that explores their depiction in literature and challenges how they are defined in philosophy, law, and anthropology In thirteen interlocking chapters, Absentees explores the role of the missing in human communities, asking an urgent question: How does a person become a nonperson, whether by disappearance, disenfranchisement, or civil, social, or biological death? Only somebody can become a "nobody," but, as Daniel Heller-Roazen shows, the ways of being a nonperson are as diverse and complex as they are mysterious and unpredictable. Heller-Roazen treats the variously missing persons of the subtitle in three parts: Vanishings, Lessenings, and Survivals. In each section and with multiple transhistorical and transcultural examples, he challenges the categories that define nonpersons in philosophy, ethics, law, and anthropology. Exclusion, infamy, and stigma; mortuary beliefs and customs; children's games and state censuses; ghosts and "dead souls" illustrate the lives of those lacking or denied full personhood. In the archives of fiction, Heller-Roazen uncovers figurations of the missing-from Helen of Argos in Troy or Egypt to Hawthorne's Wakefield, Swift's Captain Gulliver, Kafka's undead hunter Gracchus, and Chamisso's long-lived shadowless Peter Schlemihl. Readers of The Enemy of All and No One's Ways will find a continuation of those books' intense intellectual adventures, with unexpected questions and arguments arising every step of the way. In a unique voice, Heller-Roazen's thought and writing capture the intricacies of the all-too-human absent and absented.

Calling Bullshit - The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Hardcover): Jevin D. West, Carl T. Bergstrom Calling Bullshit - The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Hardcover)
Jevin D. West, Carl T. Bergstrom 1
R520 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R90 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 'A modern classic. . . leaves the reader feeling a very particular kind of smarter: the empowered kind' Wired We think we know bullshit when we hear it, but do we? Two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Based on a popular course at the University of Washington, this book gives us the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively, provocative guide, biologist Carl Bergstrom and data scientist Jevin West show that calling out nonsense is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of researchers, or the citizens of a nation. Through six rules of thumb, they help us to recognize when numbers are being manipulated, to cut through the crap wherever we encounter it - even within ourselves - and learn how to give the real facts to a crystal-loving friend or climate change denier uncle. Calling Bullshit is an indispensable handbook to the art of scepticism.

The Book Proposal Book - A Guide for Scholarly Authors (Paperback): Laura Portwood-Stacer The Book Proposal Book - A Guide for Scholarly Authors (Paperback)
Laura Portwood-Stacer
R381 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R43 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A step-by-step guide to crafting a compelling scholarly book proposal-and seeing your book through to successful publication The scholarly book proposal may be academia's most mysterious genre. You have to write one to get published, but most scholars receive no training on how to do so-and you may have never even seen a proposal before you're expected to produce your own. The Book Proposal Book cuts through the mystery and guides prospective authors step by step through the process of crafting a compelling proposal and pitching it to university presses and other academic publishers. Laura Portwood-Stacer, an experienced developmental editor and publishing consultant for academic authors, shows how to select the right presses to target, identify audiences and competing titles, and write a project description that will grab the attention of editors-breaking the entire process into discrete, manageable tasks. The book features over fifty time-tested tips to make your proposal stand out; sample prospectuses, a letter of inquiry, and a response to reader reports from real authors; optional worksheets and checklists; answers to dozens of the most common questions about the scholarly publishing process; and much, much more. Whether you're hoping to publish your first book or you're a seasoned author with an unfinished proposal languishing on your hard drive, The Book Proposal Book provides honest, empathetic, and invaluable advice on how to overcome common sticking points and get your book published. It also shows why, far from being merely a hurdle to clear, a well-conceived proposal can help lead to an outstanding book.

How to Know Everything - Ask better questions, get better answers (Paperback): Elke Wiss How to Know Everything - Ask better questions, get better answers (Paperback)
Elke Wiss
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The international bestseller that will sharpen your mind, broaden your perspective and transform your relationships. _____________________________________________________ WHY ARE WE SO BAD AT ASKING GOOD QUESTIONS? In an increasingly polarized world, asking better questions in our daily and working lives is a radical shortcut to personal and professional success. It can create space for us to rethink our positions, find answers together, and even change our minds for the better. Drawing on the lessons of Socrates and other great thinkers, practical philosopher Elke Wiss lays out an essential toolkit to help you: * Transform debates into dialogues * Embrace your doubts like a true philosopher * Ditch your ego and become an active listener * Discover an open and curious Socratic attitude * Learn Sherlock Holmes's powers of observation * Open conversations up or dig down deeper with key question types * Explore thorny issues and avoid classic question pitfalls * Face your fear of asking and start connecting The right questions can unlock the answers to anything - and help you know everything, without being a know-it-all. _____________________________ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: 'Read this book, it will enrich your life!' 'A disarming and urgent book in today's world!' 'A great book for anyone who wants to better understand themselves and others!' 'Everyone should read this. What fascinating conversations we would have then!' 'A clear and practical book for brave thinkers who want to start having better, deeper conversations.' 'I found this book so valuable! A real enrichment to my daily life.' 'What a gem this book is!' 'Highly recommended for anyone who usually gets bogged down in discussions, quarrels, disagreements that lead to nothing.' 'A ray of hope in a time of dispute and polarization.' 'Elke Wiss makes practical philosophy manageable for everyone. A must read!' 'A cheerful, unconventional book.' 'An inspiring, easy-to-read book, full of practical exercises to get yourself started right away. For me it's a must read!' 'Its powerful message urges us to connect more with each other and with ourselves.' 'Some books can actually change your worldview or your daily actions, and as far as I'm concerned this is one of them. I recommend it to everyone.'

Let's Talk About Hard Things - death, sex, money, and other difficult conversations (Paperback): Anna(Sale) Let's Talk About Hard Things - death, sex, money, and other difficult conversations (Paperback)
Anna(Sale)
R387 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R64 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Death. Sex. Money. Tricky subjects we're taught to avoid in polite conversation. Here, the host of a hit podcast reveals how to talk about difficult things, and why it might be the most important thing we do. In Let's Talk About Hard Things, Sale takes her quest for more honest communication into her own life. She considers her history of facing (and sometimes avoiding) difficult subjects; she reflects on race, wealth, inequality, love, grief, death, power - all the things that shape our daily lives, the things we should be talking about, but often struggle to. Through the personal stories of people whose lives have been transformed by tough conversations, we discover new ways of approaching these tricky topics with family, friends, loved ones, and strangers. Let's Talk About Hard Things is candid, unflinching, and entertaining in its quest to make everyone more comfortable with the uncomfortable realities of life.

Why It's OK to Be a Slacker (Paperback): Alison Suen Why It's OK to Be a Slacker (Paperback)
Alison Suen
R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

"Stop slacking off!" Your parents may have said this to you when you were deep into a video-gaming marathon. Or maybe your roommate said it to you when you were lounging on the couch scrolling through Instagram. You may have even said it to yourself on days you did nothing. But what is so bad about slacking? Could it be that there's nothing bad about not making yourself useful? Against our hyper-productivity culture, Alison Suen critically interrogates our disapproval of slackers-individuals who do the bare minimum just to get by. She offers a taxonomy of slackers, analyzes common objections to slacking, and argues that each of these objections either fails or carries problematic assumptions. But while this book defends slacking, it does not promote the slacker lifestyle as the key to something better (such as cultural advancement and self-actualization), as some pro-leisure scholars have argued. In fact, Suen argues that slacking is unique precisely because it serves no noble cause. Slacking is neither a deliberate protest to social ills nor is it a path to autonomy. Slackers just slack. By examining the culture of hyper-productivity, Suen argues that it is in fact OK to be a slacker. Key Features Demonstrates the uniqueness of slacking, via a critical examination of six distinct "pro-leisure" philosophical accounts. Articulates a taxonomy of slackers, as well as in-depth examinations of Hollywood slackers and slackers in academia. Examines common objections to slacking (like the freeloading problem), and offers a rebuttal to each of them. Offers an understanding of our productivity culture from an existential perspective.

Integrated Storytelling by Design - Concepts, Principles and Methods for New Narrative Dimensions (Paperback): Klaus Sommer... Integrated Storytelling by Design - Concepts, Principles and Methods for New Narrative Dimensions (Paperback)
Klaus Sommer Paulsen
R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This pioneering work equips you with the skills needed to create and design powerful stories and concepts for interactive, digital, multi-platform storytelling and experience design that will take audience engagement to the next level. Klaus Sommer Paulsen presents a bold new vision of what storytelling can become if it is reinvented as an audience-centric design method. His practices unlock new ways of combining story with experience for a variety of existing, new and upcoming platforms. Merging theory and practice, storytelling and design principles, this innovative toolkit instructs the next generation of creators on how to successfully balance narratives, design and digital innovation to develop strategies and concepts that both apply and transcend current technology. Packed with theory and exercises intended to unlock new narrative dimensions, Integrated Storytelling by Design is a must-read for creative professionals looking to shape the future of themed, branded and immersive experiences.

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