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The Ethnographic Imagination - Textual constructions of reality (Hardcover): Paul Atkinson The Ethnographic Imagination - Textual constructions of reality (Hardcover)
Paul Atkinson
R2,331 Discovery Miles 23 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published in 1990, The Ethnographic Imagination explores how sociologists use literary and rhetorical conventions to convey their findings and arguments, and to 'persuade' their colleagues and students of the authenticity of their accounts. Looking at selected sociological texts in the light of contemporary social theory, the author analyses how their arguments are constructed and illustrated, and gives many new insights into the literary convention of realism and factual accounts.

Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming (Paperback, New): Paul Atkinson, Robert Vieira Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming (Paperback, New)
Paul Atkinson, Robert Vieira
R743 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R223 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Get up to speed on the extensive changes to the newest release of Microsoft SQL Server

The 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server changes how you develop applications for SQL Server. With this comprehensive resource, SQL Server authority Robert Vieira presents the fundamentals of database design and SQL concepts, and then shows you how to apply these concepts using the updated SQL Server. Publishing time and date with the 2012 release, "Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming" begins with a quick overview of database design basics and the SQL query language and then quickly proceeds to show you how to implement the fundamental concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

You'll explore the key additions and changes to this newest version, including conditional action constructs, enhanced controls for results paging, application integration with SharePoint and Excel, and development of BI applications.Covers new features such as SQL Azure for cloud computing, client-connectivity enhancements, security and compliance, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements Addresses essential topics including managing keys, writing scripts, and working with store procedures Shares helpful techniques for creating and changing tables, programming with XML, and using SQL Server Reporting and Integration Services

"Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming" demystifies even the most difficult challenges you may face with the new version of Microsoft SQL Server.

The Ethnographic Imagination - Textual constructions of reality (Paperback): Paul Atkinson The Ethnographic Imagination - Textual constructions of reality (Paperback)
Paul Atkinson
R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published in 1990, The Ethnographic Imagination explores how sociologists use literary and rhetorical conventions to convey their findings and arguments, and to 'persuade' their colleagues and students of the authenticity of their accounts. Looking at selected sociological texts in the light of contemporary social theory, the author analyses how their arguments are constructed and illustrated, and gives many new insights into the literary convention of realism and factual accounts.

New Genetics, New Identities (Hardcover, New title): Helen Greenslade, Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner New Genetics, New Identities (Hardcover, New title)
Helen Greenslade, Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner
R2,538 Discovery Miles 25 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New genetic technologies and their applications in biomedicine have important implications for social identities in contemporary societies. In medicine, new genetics is increasingly important for the identification of health and disease, the imputation of personal and familial risk, and the moral status of those identified as having genetic susceptibility for inherited conditions. There are also consequent transformations in national and ethnic collective identity, and the body and its investigation is potentially transformed by the possibilities of genetic investigations and modifications (including the highly controversial terrains of reproductive technologies and the use of human embryos in biomedical research).
The papers in this volume, drawn from an international array of authors, address these issues from a variety of national, disciplinary and empirical standpoints. An informative read for postgraduates and professionals in the fields of sociology, social anthropology, science and technology studies, and environmental studies, the chapters comprise empirically based and theoretically informed discussions of key sociological, anthropological, political and ethical issues.
Using the resources of a wide range of social science disciplines to provide a comparative approach to complex issues, this superb collection explores the local and global consequences of the new genetics, and analyzes the social implications of these advances for identity formation in a period of rapid social change.

Plentiful - The big book of Buddha food (Paperback): Chrisi van Loon, Louis van Loon, Paul Atkinson, Angela Shaw Plentiful - The big book of Buddha food (Paperback)
Chrisi van Loon, Louis van Loon, Paul Atkinson, Angela Shaw
R330 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The purpose of the book is to continue the tradition of excellent vegetarian food, centred on Mediterranean flavours, served at the BRC which has always had the personal touch of the head chef in charge of the menus and that of his co-chefs: the lovely, friendly local Zulu women who have worked in the kitchen for many years to great acclaim from visitors. These ladies were taught the skills of traditional Zulu cooking from their mothers, which they then readily adapted to cooking the vegetarian cuisine served at the BRC. These women could hold their own in the kitchen of any up-market restaurant anywhere. With this book, the BRC also wanted to showcase the exquisite indigenous environment in which it is set, which has become a spiritual haven for South African and international visitors.

Ethnography - Principles in Practice (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Paul Atkinson, Martyn Hammersley Ethnography - Principles in Practice (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Paul Atkinson, Martyn Hammersley
R1,022 R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Save R119 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now in its third edition, this leading introduction to ethnography has been thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten. It offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice. New material covers the use of visual and virtual research methods, hypermedia software and the issue of ethical regulation. There is also a new prologue and epilogue. The authors argue that ethnography is best understood as a reflexive process. What this means is that we must recognize that social research is part of the world that it studies. From an outline of the principle of reflexivity the authors go on to discuss and exemplify main features of ethnographic work, including: the selection and sampling of cases the problems of access observation and interviewing recording and filing data the process of data analysis and writing research reports. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies within a global context. The new edition of this popular textbook will be an indispensable resource for students and researchers utilizing social research methods in the social sciences and cultural studies.

Various Artists - Judy Garland At Carnegie Hall (CD, Rmst): Mort Lindsay, Andy Wiswell, Paul Atkinson Various Artists - Judy Garland At Carnegie Hall (CD, Rmst)
Mort Lindsay, Andy Wiswell, Paul Atkinson; Performed by Judy Garland 1
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Delete - A Design History of Computer Vapourware (Paperback, New): Paul Atkinson Delete - A Design History of Computer Vapourware (Paperback, New)
Paul Atkinson 1
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While most historical accounts of the development of computer design focus on specific computers or manufacturers, examining the success stories of hardware and operating systems, "Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware" creates a completely new narrative by investigating the machines that didn't make it. Fascinating, full-colour images of computer designs, many of them previously unpublished, are accompanied by the hitherto untold stories of their planning and development, the pitfalls and successes in their creation, the market and competition at the time and the reasons why they never finally appeared for sale. Appealing both to a broad audience and to a more specialist one of designers and computer historians, "Delete," with its unique collection of prototypes that never made it to the market, depicts a technological world that might have been.

Language, Interaction and National Identity - Studies in the Social Organisation of National Identity in Talk-in-Interaction... Language, Interaction and National Identity - Studies in the Social Organisation of National Identity in Talk-in-Interaction (Hardcover, New Ed)
Stephen Hester, William Housley; Series edited by Paul Atkinson, Amanda Coffey, Sara Delamont
R2,024 Discovery Miles 20 240 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Contemporary political and public discourse has come alive with the issues and conflicts surrounding questions of national identity. Despite the widespread sociological attention it has drawn as a result, most studies of national identity have been conducted at considerable analytical distance from the lived reality of national identity talk. This collection brings together the work of contemporary researchers, situating the talk and interaction in which national identities are actually expressed and used. The book presents detailed investigations of how persons actually use national identity in their talk, the interactional uses to which such expressions are put, and the interactional consequences of such identity talk. The studies are based on transcribed tape recordings of naturally occurring talk across a variety of different countries and settings, illuminating not only situated national identity talk as a phenomenon in its own right, but also providing empirically grounded research for traditional sociological theorising about issues of integration, devolution and exclusion.

Supervising the Doctorate (Paperback, 2nd edition): Sara Delamont, Paul Atkinson, Odette Parry Supervising the Doctorate (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Sara Delamont, Paul Atkinson, Odette Parry
R765 R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Save R63 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

""This publication represents a thorough updating of an earlier book that was, in its own right, very useful. The second edition...is a significant improvement on its predecessor and I cannot recommend it highly enough for novice or experienced doctoral supervisors."
. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education," . How can I get my students to produce good theses on time? . My last student failed! What could I have done to prevent it?. I am supposed to train the new supervisors in my faculty; where can I get some good ideas?. . This new edition of "Supervising the Doctorate" still provides everything you ever wanted to know about the doctoral supervision but were afraid to ask! It includes: . . New material on supervising professional doctoral theses. A new chapter on the changing policy context in higher education. Latest research findings. Experiential material from staff development sessions throughout the United Kingdom and New Zealand. . Now that supervisor training is compulsory, this practical, no-nonsense handbook is essential reading for both the novice and the experienced higher degree supervisor. For novices there is a developmental sequence of advice, guiding them through all stages of supervision from the first meeting to the viva and beyond. For experienced supervisors there are fresh ideas on how to improve practice and solve problems.

. . Grounded in research, this book is invaluable to academics in all disciplines. At a time when there is increasing pressure to ensure 'quality' provision, to improve the doctoral completion rate, and to turn out employable graduates, the need for a practical guide is obvious. An essential item for every academic's bookshelf..

Various Artists - Greatest Hits (CD, Imported): Bryan Kelley, Cheryl Pawelski, Evren Goknar, Paul Atkinson Various Artists - Greatest Hits (CD, Imported)
Bryan Kelley, Cheryl Pawelski, Evren Goknar, Paul Atkinson 1
R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
Ethnography - Principles in Practice (Paperback, 4th New edition): Martyn Hammersley, Paul Atkinson Ethnography - Principles in Practice (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Martyn Hammersley, Paul Atkinson
R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now in its fourth edition, this leading introduction to ethnography has been thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten. The volume offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice, and includes a new chapter on `Ethnography in the digital world'. The authors argue that ethnography is best understood as a reflexive process. This requires recognition that social research is part of the world that it studies, and demands that researchers reflect on how they shape both data and analysis. Starting in Chapter 1 with an outline of the principle of reflexivity, against the background of competing research philosophies, the authors go on to discuss the main features of ethnographic work, including: the selection and sampling of cases the problem of access field relations and observation interviewing the use of documents recording and organizing data the process of data analysis and writing research reports There is also consideration of the ethical issues involved in ethnographic research. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies, within a global context. The new edition of this popular textbook will be an indispensable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for all researchers using ethnographic methods in the social sciences and the humanities.

Point of Care Ultrasound for Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation (Paperback): Paul Atkinson, Justin Bowra, Tim Harris, Bob... Point of Care Ultrasound for Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation (Paperback)
Paul Atkinson, Justin Bowra, Tim Harris, Bob Jarman, David Lewis
R1,810 Discovery Miles 18 100 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Oxford Clinical Imaging Guides are specifically designed to help doctors master imaging techniques. Each guide explains the principles and practice of using imaging in an easy-to-read, highly-illustrated, and authoritative manner. Point of Care Ultrasound for Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation is the definitive guide to using this indispensable clinical tool quickly, safely, and accurately to diagnose patients in emergency, acute, and critical care settings. With a practical focus on how to perform ultrasound and interpret images, this book demonstrates how the reader can use ultrasound safely in patient management to diagnose and manage shock, acute presentations, or the acute phases of key conditions. Extensively illustrated, this resource also comes with online access to 160 ultrasound clips and over 130 annotated ultrasound images. Written by expert educators, this book is mapped to the curriculum for the International Federation for Emergency Medicine to teach emergency and acute medics exactly what they need to know. This guide is highly relevant for the syllabi of Emergency Medicine colleges and associations in the USA, Canada, UK, Australasia and South Africa.

Globalisation and Finance at the Crossroads - The Financial Crisis, Regulatory Reform and the Future of Banking (Hardcover, 1st... Globalisation and Finance at the Crossroads - The Financial Crisis, Regulatory Reform and the Future of Banking (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Paul Atkinson, Caroline Roulet
R2,554 R2,102 Discovery Miles 21 020 Save R452 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Globalisation and the governance of the international financial system have arrived at the crossroads, where either a coherent level playing field for the cross-border activities of banks and multinational enterprises is settled upon, or the risk of another crisis will build up again. This book will explore the underlying problems alongside inconsistent economic and financial trends as a guide for researchers, advanced students and professionals to think about the interconnectedness of the factors involved. Readers will gain insights drawn from recent developments in economic theory and empirical research-a toolkit to help them in their future careers in economics and finance-illustrated with an analysis of the 2008 crisis and its aftermath.

Sociological Readings and Re-readings (1996) (Hardcover): Paul Atkinson Sociological Readings and Re-readings (1996) (Hardcover)
Paul Atkinson
R1,841 R1,712 Discovery Miles 17 120 Save R129 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Published in 1996, this book comprises a number of essays by Paul Atkinson in which he reflects on processes of reading and writing in the social sciences. Topics covered include: ethnographers' `confessions', an analysis of the style of Erving Goffman, a reflection of his own experiences of re-reading work, and a discussion of the challenges of reading an alien discipline. This book was originally published as part of the Cardiff Papers in Qualitative Research series edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont and Amanda Coffey. The series publishes original sociological research that reflects the tradition of qualitative and ethnographic inquiry developed at Cardiff. The series includes monographs reporting on empirical research, edited collections focussing on particular themes, and texts discussing methodological developments and issues.

Seeing Through Different Eyes - A Handbook of Hope for Parents Who Need Extra Skills (Paperback): Valerie Atkinson Seeing Through Different Eyes - A Handbook of Hope for Parents Who Need Extra Skills (Paperback)
Valerie Atkinson; Illustrated by Paul Atkinson
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Reading this book will change your life whether you are a carer or someone who is interested in helping others. It is a story of love, resilience, determination and patience on the part of the parents and it is a story of a young man growing up to discover his own identity and God-given talents. You will be dismayed at the hurdles that were placed in the path of the parents as they sought to help their son and provide for his special needs so that he could become independent and the person he is meant to be.

Qualitative Computing: Using Software for Qualitative Data Analysis (Hardcover, New Ed): Mike Fisher Qualitative Computing: Using Software for Qualitative Data Analysis (Hardcover, New Ed)
Mike Fisher; Series edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Amanda Coffey
R2,223 Discovery Miles 22 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As qualitative researchers incorporate computer assistance into their analytic approaches, important questions arise about the adoption of new technology. Is it worth learning computer-assisted methods? Will the pay-off be sufficient to justify the investment? Which programs are worth learning? What are the effects on the analysis process? This book complements the existing literature by giving a detailed account of the use of four major programs in analyzing the same data. Priority is given to the tasks of qualitative analysis rather than to program capability and the programs are treated as tools rather than as a discipline to be acquired. The key is not what the programs allow researcher to do, but whether the tasks that researchers need to undertake are facilitated by the software. Thus the study develops a user-centred approach to the adoption of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis. The author emphasises qualitative analysis as a creative craft, but one which must increasingly be subject to rigorous methodological scrutiny. The adoption of computer-aided methods offers opportunities, but also dangers and ultimately this book is about the scientific qualitative research. Written in a distinctive and succinct style, this book will be valuable to social science researchers and students interested in qualitative research and in the potential for computer-assisted analysis.

Successful Research Careers: A Practical Guide (Paperback, Ed): Sara Delamont, Paul Atkinson Successful Research Careers: A Practical Guide (Paperback, Ed)
Sara Delamont, Paul Atkinson
R763 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R64 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It is not hard to be a research active academic, or to build a research group, or to create a research culture. Here are sensible strategies available to everyone, and that empower everyone in higher education. Seizing the opportunities, refusing to be a victim, and - most importantly - learning how the system works, are among the strategies available to anyone motivated to succeed.This book takes a radical, unstuffy look at higher education. It is of interest and relevance to anyone working in the higher education sector. Based on the authors' research on research groups, and on their experience as Head of Department, Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor, the book provides advice for younger academics making their way in the system, and for more senior people who need to mentor research staff, build research groups and shape research-led careers.The book provides practical advice on key aspects of research activity: getting research grants, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and writing books. The current climate of research activity is discussed in the context of Research Assessment, and the context of `glittering prizes'.

Various Artists - Sunflower / Surf's Up (CD, Rmst): The Beach Boys, Cheryl Pawelski, Paul Atkinson, Stephen W. Desper Various Artists - Sunflower / Surf's Up (CD, Rmst)
The Beach Boys, Cheryl Pawelski, Paul Atkinson, Stephen W. Desper 1
R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Housing ... U.S.A., as Industry Leaders See It (Hardcover): William Paul Atkinson Housing ... U.S.A., as Industry Leaders See It (Hardcover)
William Paul Atkinson
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Housing ... U.S.A., as Industry Leaders See It (Paperback): William Paul Atkinson Housing ... U.S.A., as Industry Leaders See It (Paperback)
William Paul Atkinson
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Housing ... U.S.A., as Industry Leaders See It (Paperback): William Paul Atkinson Housing ... U.S.A., as Industry Leaders See It (Paperback)
William Paul Atkinson
R486 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R102 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas (DVD): Julie Walters, Jane Evers, Janet Henfrey, Anthony Higgins, Paula Jacobs, Paul... She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas (DVD)
Julie Walters, Jane Evers, Janet Henfrey, Anthony Higgins, Paula Jacobs, …
R77 Discovery Miles 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Eight women from different walks of life come together in the English Lake District for a tough, week-long survival course. Amongst them is thirtysomething Fran (Julie Walters), whose wisecracks mask an often lonely existence. Living together in the single dormitory, the women form some unlikely friendships as they learn to cope with life's tribulations.

Globalisation and Finance at the Crossroads - The Financial Crisis, Regulatory Reform and the Future of Banking (Paperback):... Globalisation and Finance at the Crossroads - The Financial Crisis, Regulatory Reform and the Future of Banking (Paperback)
Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Paul Atkinson, Caroline Roulet
R2,409 Discovery Miles 24 090 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Risky Relations - Family, Kinship and the New Genetics (Hardcover, English ed): Katie Featherstone, Angus Clarke, Aditya... Risky Relations - Family, Kinship and the New Genetics (Hardcover, English ed)
Katie Featherstone, Angus Clarke, Aditya Bharadwaj, Paul Atkinson
R2,023 Discovery Miles 20 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Increasingly more conditions are now being identified as having a genetic component, and controversial new genetic technologies potentially have major consequences for social relations and self-identity. How do family members respond to the information that they have a genetically transmitted disease or condition? How do they communicate (or not communicate) about their shared heritage? How do they decide who to tell and who not to tell within their family? Richly illustrated with the real experiences of individuals and families, Risky Relations is essential reading for anthropologists and sociologists of health and medicine, specialists in family and kinship, and health professionals concerned with the treatment and counselling of clients with genetic conditions. The lived impact of genetic technology on understanding within families with genetic conditions has never been systematically explored. This book fills a major gap by placing ethical, medical and social debates surrounding this charged issue firmly in context.

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