The Clockwork Muse

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674135865
Format: PDF
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For anyone who has blanched at the uphill prospect of finishing a thesis, dissertation, or book, this piece holds out something more practical than hope: a plan.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199366616
Format: PDF, Docs
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While examining its neuro-cognitive hardware, psychology usually ignores the socio-cognitive software underlying human attention. Yet although it is nature that equips us with our sense organs, it is nevertheless society that shapes the way we actually use them. The book explores the social underpinnings of attention, the way in which we focus our attention (and thereby notice and ignore things) not just as individuals and as humans but also as social beings, members of particular communities with specific traditions and conventions of attending to certain parts of reality while ignoring others.

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

Author: Joan Bolker
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429968881
Format: PDF, ePub
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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

How to Write a Lot

Author: Paul J. Silvia
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433829734
Format: PDF
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"All academics need to write, and many struggle to finish their dissertations, articles, books, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. This revised and updated edition of Paul Silvia's popular guide provides practical, lighthearted advice to help academics overcome common barriers and become productive writers. Silvia's expert tips have been updated to apply to a wide variety of disciplines, and this edition has a new chapter devoted to grant and fellowship writing"--

The Seven Day Circle

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226981659
Format: PDF
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Shows how an artificial system devised to order our activities, the seven-day week, has been shaped by religion, politics, and economics from the biblical era through varied, exotic civilizations and into the twentieth century

The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195377761
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explains the social science of cultural sociology, a study of the ways in which culture, society, politics, and economy interact in the world.

The Blocked Writer s Book of the Dead

Author: David a. Rasch Ph. D.
Publisher: Park Place Publications
ISBN: 9781935530329
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Blocked Writer's Book of the Dead is a guide for those who want to improve their ability to initiate and sustain writing in their daily lives. Writing difficulties are vexing problems that resist change and interfere with professional, creative and personal fulfillment. This book offers solutions to a number of common productivity problems including procrastination, perfectionism, anxiety, fear of criticism, poor time management, imposter feelings and binge writing at deadlines. Written by a psychologist from Stanford University with two decades of experience assisting writers, The Blocked Writer's Book of the Dead provides an understandable and practical approach for overcoming writing productivity problems applicable to writers of all types. Dr. Rasch's thorough knowledge of the writing process, his compassionate understanding of the struggles writers experience, and his sense of humor combine to make this book a unique and valuable contribution to the understanding and successful resolution of writing blocks.

Ancestors and Relatives

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199773955
Format: PDF
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Noted social scientist Eviatar Zerubavel casts a critical eye on how we trace our past-individually and collectively arguing that rather than simply find out who our ancestors are from genetics or history, we actually create the stories that make them our ancestors.