News Archives, January-February, 2010

Pine Forge: New Books On Immigration And Sociology

Beyond A Border, Sage/ Pine ForgeBeyond A Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration by Peter Kivisto and Thimas Faist published by Pine Forge in 2010. This book included the most up-to-date analysis of today’s immigration issues and examines contemporary immigration across the world. Noted scholars Peter Kivisto and Thomas Faist explore the theories of migration using a historical perspective, provide clarity concerning the controversial matter of immigrant incorporation and refer to the ways immigrants come to be part of a new society, and much more. You will read about state and immigration control, a demographic overview of today’s cross-border movers. This title encourages to rethink traditional views about the distinction between citizen and alien and suggests paths for the future research and new theoretical developments. This book is a part of the Sage/Pine Forge Sociology for a New Century Series.
Peter Kivisto is the Richard A Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. Thomas Faist is Professor of Transnational and Development Studies at the Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University. He formerly directed International Studies in Political Management at the University of Toron.
Our Social World, Pine Forge, SageOur Social World: Condensed Versionby Jeanne H. Ballantine & Keith A. Roberts published by Pine Forge in 2010. Two leaders of the Teaching Sociology movement encourage of the sociological imagination through role-taking. Readers will learn to re-envision their global society, an innovative and integrated framework provides core sociological concepts. This title presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world. A global perspective is integrated into each chapter, inspiring to begin thinking of global society as a logical extension of own micro world; boxes highlight volunteer and career opportunities available now and after graduation for students with a background in sociology; the text highlights sociologists’ influence on policy issue so that you can see the impact of sociology on the “real world”; the Social World Model in each chapter provides an organizing framework to help understand the interrelatedness of core concepts … A companion website at features password-protected instructor resources and open-access study materials.

Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference

Through February 28, 2010, The Getty Center:
Scores of unsigned drawings were found in Rembrandt's studio after his death. How do we know who made them?
Scholars have long struggled to distinguish drawings by Rembrandt's students—many of which rival his in beauty and execution—from those of the master himself. Inspired by recent breakthroughs in art historical scholarship, this exhibition tells this fascinating story and invites you to try your skills at deciphering the subtle but essential differences that separate Rembrandt from his talented pupils.

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