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The Cambridge Companion to Durkheim

by Philip Smith Jeffrey C. Alexander

Long recognised as a foundational figure in the development of social scientific thought, Emile Durkheim's work has been the subject of intense debate over the years. This authoritative and comprehensive collection of essays re-examines the impact of Durkheim's thought, considering the historical contexts of his work as well as evaluating his ideas in relation to current issues and controversies. Eminent authorities in the field have contributed to this up-to-date overview, giving the reader - both students and academics - a chance to engage directly with leading figures in the field about contemporary trends, ideas and dilemmas. This volume reflects the cross-disciplinary application of Durkheim's theories and will interest scholars of anthropology, political science, cultural studies and philosophy, as well as sociology. This is a landmark volume that redefines the relevance of Durkheim to the human sciences in the twenty-first century.

Favorite Poems of Childhood

by Philip Smith

"This charming volume contains a rich selection of familiar, time-honored poems that have delighted generations of young readers. Culled from the works of a roster of renowned poets, they include such favorites as Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and the Carpenter," Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy-cat," Eugene Field's "Dutch Lullaby" ("Wynken, Blynken, and Nod"), Emily Dickinson's "I'm Nobody! Who are you?," William Blake's "The Tyger," Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Swing" and many more. these works comprise a rich heritage of poetic enjoyment that today's children will delight in discovering and adults will recall with pleasure." This marvelous collection includes: Antigonish Armies in the Fire August Aunt Eliza Barbershop Butter Betty Bought, The Cat of Cats, The Children's Hour, The Cow, The Dinkey-Bird, The Ducks' Ditty Duel, The Dutch Lullaby Eagle, The Eldorado Elf and the Dormouse, The Extremes Fairies, The Field Mouse, The Fisherman, The Flea and a Fly in a Flue, A Frisky Lamb, A Godfrey Gordon Gustavus Gore Great Fleas Have Little Fleas Holding Hands Hurt No Living Thing I Love Little Pussy I'm Nobody! Who Are You? In the Night Judging by Appearances Land of Nod, The Little Boy Blue Little Elf, The Little Orphant Annie Magician, A Man in the Wilderness, The Mary's Lamb Mayor of Scuttleton, The Minnie and Winnie Moon's the North Wind's Cooky, The Mr. Coggs, Watchmaker Mr. Finney's Turnip Mr. Moon My Shadow November Night Nurse's Song October Only One Mother O Sailor, Come Ashore Owl and the Pussy-cat, The Pantry Ghosts, The Peppery Man, The Purple Cow, The Quangle-Wangle's Hat, The Rhyme of Dorothy Rose, The Sea-Song from the Shore, A Star, The Swing, The Tender-Heartedness Thanksgiving Day There Was a Little Girl There Were Two Ghostesses Three Little Kittens, The Tomorrow's the Fair Tragedy, A Trees (Coleridge) Trees (Kilmer) Tyger, The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Wee Little Worm, A Whango Tree, The What Do We Plant? What Is Pink? Who Has Seen the Wind? Windy Nights Young Lady of Niger, The. "I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. ... Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree" .

Incivility

by Philip Smith Timothy L. Phillips Ryan D. King

Has anyone ever pushed in front of you in a queue? Stolen your parking space? Talked on their mobile phone during a film at the cinema? In our everyday lives we all encounter rude and inconsiderate people. This unique book provides the first ever systematic investigation of typical encounters with rudeness. Through a meticulous analysis of over 500 events it maps out what people experience as rude, where and when this happens, and what takes place in the exchange between the participants. The inquiry further charts the emotional and social consequences of rudeness and victimization, with the results challenging the widespread assumption that bad behaviour is toxic to community life. In conclusion the study draws upon its findings and surveys a range of strategies for reducing the level of incivility in everyday life, identifying some simple and innovative solutions. Incivility will appeal to criminologists, sociologists and scholars of urban studies.

Irish Fairy Tales

by Philip Smith

The fairy tales of Ireland--told in colorful language, often concerning fanciful creatures and the humans who encounter them--are among the most admired of any land. The stories in this volume represent a sampling of the many varieties of Irish folk tales, from treasure tales concerning "the good people" to amusements celebrating the quick-witted and clever. Each has its own special sound and words, reflecting the unique lilt and dialect of a particular region of Ireland. (Translations have been supplied for some unfamiliar words, for those who require them.) As you read these stories, keep in mind that many of them were preserved for centuries in spoken form before being written down, and that many persons hearing and telling these tales believed literally in their supernatural subjects.

Making Computerized Provider Order Entry Work

by Philip Smith

Despite all the jokes about the poor quality of physician handwriting, physician adoption of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) in hospitals still lags behind other industries' use of technology. As of the end of 2010, less than 22% of hospitals had deployed CPOE. Yet experts claim that this technology reduces over 80% of medication errors and could prevent an estimated 522,000 serious medication errors annually in the US. Even though the federal government has offered $20 billion dollars in incentives to hospitals and health systems through the 2009 stimulus (the ARRA HITECH section of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009), many organizations are struggling to implement advanced clinical information systems including CPOE. In addition, industry experts estimate that the healthcare industry is lacking as many as 40,000 persons with expertise in clinical informatics necessary to make it all happen by the 2016 deadline for these incentives. While the scientific literature contains numerous studies and stories about CPOE, no one has written a comprehensive, practical guide like Making CPOE Work. While early adopters of CPOE were mainly academic hospitals, community hospitals are now proceeding with CPOE projects and need a comprehensive guide. Making CPOE Work is a book that will provide a concise guide to help both new and experienced health informatics teams successfully plan and implement CPOE. The book, in a narrative style, draws on the author's decade-long experiences of implementing CPOE at a variety of academic, pediatric and community hospitals across the United States.

Walking Through Walls

by Philip Smith

Running with Scissors meets Bewitched in this irresistible memoir, as Philip Smith describes growing up in 1960s Miami with his decorator father, who one day discovers he has the miraculous power to talk to the dead and heal the sick. After a full day of creating beautiful interiors for the rich and famous, Lew Smith would come home, take off his tie, and get down to his real work as a psychic healer who miraculously cured thousands of people. For his son, Philip, watching his father transform himself, at a moment's notice, from gracious society decorator into a healer with supernatural powers was a bit like living with Clark Kent and Superman. Walking Through Walls is Philip Smith's astonishing memoir of growing up in a household where séances, talking spirits, and exorcisms were daily occurrences, and inexplicable psychic healings resulted in visitors suddenly discarding their crutches and wheelchairs or being cured of fatal diseases. While there are benefits to having a miracle man in the house, Philip soon discovers the downside of living with a father who psychically knows everything he is doing. Surrounded by invisible spirits who tend to behave like nagging relatives, Philip looks for ways to escape his mystical home life -- including forays into sex, surfing, and even Scientology. By turns hilarious and profound, Walking Through Walls recounts Philip Smith's often bizarre but always magical coming of age in a household that felt like a cross between Lourdes and the set of Rosemary's Baby, and shows how he managed to map out his own identity in the shadow of a father who, truly, loomed larger than life itself.

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