BOOKS RECEIVED: Arthur Asa Berger, “What Objects Mean: An Introduction to Material Culture” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Arthur Asa Berger, author of an array of texts in communication, popular culture, and social theory, is back with the second edition of his popular, user-friendly guide for students who want to understand the social meanings of objects. In this… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Karin Olson, “Essentials of Qualitative Interviewing” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
Karin Olson’s brief, accessible guide to the principles and practices of qualitative interviewing is a welcome addition for students and novice practitioners in a wide array of fields. Interview is the most common method for gaining information in the social… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lisbeth Lipari, “Listening, Thinking, Being: Toward an Ethics of Attunement” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Although listening is central to human interaction, its importance is often ignored. In the rush to speak and be heard, it is easy to neglect listening and disregard its significance as a way of being with others and the world.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Karen Martin, “When a Baby Dies of SIDS” (Left Coast Press, 1999)
The cause of the number-one killer of apparently healthy infants between the ages of one week and one Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)continues to defy science. This cruel mystery intensifies an already painful experience for bereaved parents, who frequently blame… Read More
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