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The Body Politic | 5 Minutes For Books

My review for this book was due last week, and when I realized I’d dropped the ball, I told the tour coordinator that I’d skim the book quickly and review it over the weekend. (Note: it’s the following Thursday as I type this) But I couldn’t. The book was too good to skim. Instead, I found myself reading more and more slowly, and putting it down to think about the characters, about what was happening and how their lives were evolving and developing. It’s a fantastic book–I was heavily invested in the characters and hated it to end.

The Body Politic deals with a lot of big issues–forgiveness, overcoming childhood traumas, the ups and downs of marriage, enduring friendships as people mature and change, our world and its politics–but what makes it sing is that fact that these issues surface the way they do in our own lives, through our

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Television and Politics – Google Books

“The authorshave analyzed the television problem brilliantly. They had come up with a whole set of new insights, and their backup research always is fascinating to read.”-Saturday Review

“A cautious, research-based bookhopefully it will set a trend.”-Ithiel de Sola Pool, Public Opinion Quarterly

After more than forty years of studying its political implications, Kurt and Gladys Lang put the power of television into a unique perspective. Through carefully compiled case studies, they reveal surprising truths about TV’s effect on American political life, and explode some popular myths. Their theme throughout is that television gives the viewer the illusion of being a favored spectator at some event-he “sees for himself,” in other words. But, in fact, it conveys a reality different from that experienced by an eyewitness. Because the televised version of an event reaches more people, it has greater impact on the public memory and comes to overshadow what

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Introduction to Sociology/Society – Wikibooks, open books for an open world

As a pastoralist society, the Maasai way of life revolves around their livestock. They often times will travel hundreds of miles of semi-arid and arid terrain of Kenya and Tanzania in search of grazing lands and watering holes for their cattle. The cows are invaluable in providing a constant source of protein in the form of meat, blood, and milk, but also supplying the dried dung for constructing their semi-temporary huts. Considering the importance of cattle in their society, a Maasai male’s amount of wealth as well as his allotment of wives are usually determined by the number of cattle he possesses. The Maasai people are a society reminiscent of a way of life long before the Industrial Revolution and the current post-industrial period where technology has become a global norm. However, the Maasai pastoralist traditions have managed to endure in the midst of extreme social change. How have they
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Politics Books

Politics Books

Politics (from Greek πολιτικός, “of, for, or relating to citizens”), is a process by which groups of people make collective decisions. The term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs. It also refers to behavior within civil governments. However, politics can be observed in other group interactions, including corporate, academic, and religious institutions. It consists of “social relations involving authority or power” and refers to the regulation of public affairs within a political unit, and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply

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