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  1. Sowing the sociological seeds of discontent

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... sociologically. The comedy of errors began with the hospital registrar being arrested and charged on July 2 with 'reckless support' for terrorism, after his mobile phone's SIM card ... and has raised profound questions about Australia's legal system and political interference- particularly in an election year. Whether this is true or not, the sociological consequences among ...

  2. Small Acts of Resistance

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Nick Frisch

    ... Nick Frisch Small Acts of Resistance by Steve Crawshaw and John Jackson Union Square Press, HK$120 Normally, coffee table books are large hardcover volumes printed on glossy paper. But the basic principle- broad topical survey, discontinuous vignettes- wo ...

  3. News - World - POPULATION

    UN says world population heading for 11 billion, may not stabilise

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:47pm by AFP

    ... or probably decline," said co-author Adrian Raftery, professor of statistics and of sociology at the University of Washington. "We found there's a 70 per cent probability the world ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Linda Yeung

    ... from the division of social science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, has won the American Sociological Association's 2014 Barrington Moore Book Award for comparative and historical sociology. He is the first scholar from a non-American university to have won the award. He's publication Paths Toward the Modern Fiscal State, which compares the history of modern ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - POETRY

    Poetry review: Something Crosses My Mind, by Wang Xiaoni

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Amy Russell

    ... on various forms of transport, while also delving into psychological, sociological, political and emotional spaces. Wang, a key figure of the post-1970s Chinese poets, has produced more than 25 books ...

  6. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 15, 2014

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 07:27am

    ... workers are turning from analogue slaves into digital rebels |Source: The Guardian- Comment is free Labour shortages, rising skill levels and better wages have changed the sociology of the Chinese ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, by Saskia Sassen

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy by Saskia Sassen Belknap Press 4 stars David Wilson Now is a dire time to be poor, according to Columbia University sociology professor Saskia Sassen. In this scathing assessment of advanced global capitalism, Sassen says that as inequality widens, have-nots face expulsion from their jobs and homes. Displaced ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - POPULAR SCIENCE

    Book review: How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson Riverhead Books 3.5 stars Richard James Havis This cheerful book by journalist Steven Johnson crosses the history of science with sociology. Johnson first describes how six world-changing discoveries came about, and then goes on to explain in what ways they affected human society. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - HONG KONG

    Book review: Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by STEPHEN MONICK

    ... like. One of the "heavier" articles is a piece on the inner meaning of Hong Kong "street behaviour" by sociology professor David Jaffee, who clearly has had a miserable time ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unlikely protest leader taking a novel approach

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Joyce Ng

    ... relive the past." Chow chose to study comparative literature and sociology, also volunteering for the Youth Literary Awards and the university's current-affairs publication Undergrad. ...




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