Ethnic Communities in Business

Strategies for Economic Survival
Author: Robin Ward,Richard Jenkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521263271
Category: Social Science
Page: 270
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The first broad review of the development of business among ethnic minorities in Britain.

The Community in Rural America


Author: Kenneth P. Wilkinson,Rural Sociological Society
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313264672
Category: Social Science
Page: 141
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This study examines the critical state of rural life in America, its causes and possible cure. First reviewing existing research and theories on the subject, Wilkinson identifies characteristic rural conditions that block community development and the enhancement of economic, social, and educational opportunities for rural people. His analysis focuses on community interaction as a necessary basis for social well-being, pinpoints fruitful areas of research, and suggests policy initiatives needed to save a rural way of life.

Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings

Methodological issues, international perspectives and practical solutions
Author: Simone White,Michael Corbett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317696484
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings is a much-needed guide for educational researchers whose research interests are located outside metropolitan areas in places that are generically considered to be rural. This book is both timely and important as it takes up the key question of how to conduct educational research within and for rural communities. It explores the impact of educational research in such contexts in terms of the lasting good of research and also those being researched. The authorship is international, which brings together researchers experienced in conducting educational inquiry in rural places from across European, Australian, American, and Canadian contexts, allowing readers insight into national and regional challenges. It also draws on the research experiences and methodological challenges faced by senior figures in the field of rural educational research, as well as those in their early careers. Key topics include: Working with and within the rural; The impact of educational globalisation and the problematisation of cultural difference in social research; Researcher subjectivities; The position of education research in rural contexts; The usefulness of research Reciprocity and converging interest; Ethics and confidentiality. This book is uniquely written with an eye to practicality and applicability, and will be an engaging guide for higher degree and doctoral students seeking to gain a stronger understanding of educational research in rural settings.

Latinos in American Society

Families and Communities in Transition
Author: Ruth Enid Zambrana
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801461521
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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It is well known that Latinos in the United States bear a disproportionate burden of low educational attainment, high residential segregation, and low visibility in the national political landscape. In Latinos in American Society, Ruth Enid Zambrana brings together the latest research on Latinos in the United States to demonstrate how national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and education affect the well-being of families and individuals. By mapping out how these factors result in economic, social, and political disadvantage, Zambrana challenges the widespread negative perceptions of Latinos in America and the single story of Latinos in the United States as a monolithic group. Synthesizing an increasingly substantial body of social science research-much of it emerging from the interdisciplinary fields of Chicano studies, U.S. Latino studies, critical race studies, and family studies-the author adopts an intersectional "social inequality lens" as a means for understanding the broader sociopolitical dynamics of the Latino family, considering ethnic subgroup diversity, community context, institutional practices, and their intersections with family processes and well-being. Zambrana, a leading expert on Latino populations in America, demonstrates the value of this approach for capturing the contemporary complexity of and transitions within diverse U.S. Latino families and communities. This book offers the most up-to-date portrait we have of Latinos in America today.

Trilingual Talk in Sicilian-Australian Migrant Families

Playing Out Identities Through Language Alternation
Author: A. Rubino
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137383682
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 312
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This book explores the linguistic and cultural identities of Sicilians in Australia, through conversations gathered within the family, survey data and interviews. The study is placed in the context of the family migrant experience and the shifting attitudes towards immigrant languages in Australia.

Stress, Social Support, And Women


Author: Stevan E. Hobfoll
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317770595
Category: Psychology
Page: 225
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Hispanic New York

A Sourcebook
Author: Claudio Iván Remeseira
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151977X
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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Over the past few decades, a wave of immigration has turned New York into a microcosm of the Americas and enhanced its role as the crossroads of the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds. Yet far from being an alien group within a "mainstream" and supposedly pure "Anglo" America, people referred to as Hispanics or Latinos have been part and parcel of New York since the beginning of the city's history. They represent what Walt Whitman once celebrated as "the Spanish element of our nationality." Hispanic New York is the first anthology to offer a comprehensive view of this multifaceted heritage. Combining familiar materials with other selections that are either out of print or not easily accessible, Claudio Iván Remeseira makes a compelling case for New York as a paradigm of the country's Latinoization. His anthology mixes primary sources with scholarly and journalistic essays on history, demography, racial and ethnic studies, music, art history, literature, linguistics, and religion, and the authors range from historical figures, such as José Martí, Bernardo Vega, or Whitman himself, to contemporary writers, such as Paul Berman, Ed Morales, Virginia Sánchez Korrol, Roberto Suro, and Ana Celia Zentella. This unique volume treats the reader to both the New York and the American experience, as reflected and transformed by its Hispanic and Latino components.

Banking on Coal

Perspectives on a Cape Breton Community Within an International Context
Author: Douglas F. Campbell
Publisher: Cape Breton University Press
ISBN: 9780920336885
Category: Coal miners
Page: 120
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Neighborhood and Community Environments


Author: Irwin Altman,Abraham Wandersman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489919627
Category: Psychology
Page: 298
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This ninth volume in the series deals with a fascinating and complex topic in the environment and behavior field. Neighborhoods and com munities are in various stages of formation and transition in almost every society, nation, and culture. A variety of political, economic, and social factors have resulted in the formation of new communities and the transformation of older communities. Thus we see nomadic people set tling into stable communities, new towns sprouting up around the world, continuing suburban sprawl, simultaneous deterioration, re newal and gentrification of urban areas, demographic changes in com munities, and so on. As in previous volumes, the range of content, theory, and methods represented in the various chapters is intended to be broadly based, with perspectives rooted in several disciplines-anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, urban studies. Although many other disciplines also play an important role in the study and understanding of neigh borhoods and community environments, we hope that the contributions to this volume will at least present readers with a broad sampling-if not a comprehensive treatment-of the topic.

Serving the Urban Community

The Rise of Public Facilities in the Low Countries
Author: Manon van der Heijden,Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk,Griet Vermeesch
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9052603502
Category: Political Science
Page: 285
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"This volume explores various aspects of developments in public facilities in the early modern Low Countries. The Low Countries are an excellent case study for this purpose, because of high levels of urbanization and the relevant comparison between the north and the south of the Netherlands."--BOOK JACKET.

Aging in China

Implications to Social Policy of a Changing Economic State
Author: Sheying Chen,Jason L. Powell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441983510
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 284
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China, which is fast on its way to becoming the most powerful economic force in the world, has four unique characteristics that distinguish it from other countries in Asia: (1) The proportion of aging population is growing faster than that of Japan (the country previously recognized as having the fastest rate) and much faster than nations in western Europe. (2) An early arrival of an aging population before modernization has fully taken place, with social policy implications. It is certain that China will face a severely aged population before it has sufficient time and resources to establish an adequate social security and service system for older people. (3) There will be fluctuations in the total dependency ratio. The Chinese government estimates are that the country will reach a higher dependent burden earlier in the twenty-first century than was previously forecast. (4) The government’s fertility policy (single child per family) and its implementation has a strong influence on the aging process. Fewer children are being born, but with more elderly people a conflict arises between the objectives to limit population increase and yet maintain a balanced age structure (Peng and Guo 2001). The intersection of these fourfold factors means that the increased aging population is giving rise to serious concerns among Chinese social policy makers. There is a chronic lack of good resource materials that attempt to make sense of social policy in its relationship to examining the problems and possibilities of human aging grounded in an analysis of economic of social policy in China and impact on rural and urban spaces. Such analysis of China will be covered by conceptual, theoretical, and empirical approaches. The book will also discuss substantive topics of housing, community care, family care, pensions, and mental health. The book brings together a truly world class array of researchers to provide discussions of critical implications of aging social policy and the economic impact in China.

Islam in the West

Key Issues in Multiculturalism
Author: Max Farrar,Yasmin Valli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137025069
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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This book contributes to understanding of the contemporary relationship between Muslims and the Western societies in which they live, focusing particularly on the UK. Chapters reflect on the nature of multiculturalism, as well as a wide range of specific aspects of daily life, including religious dialogue, gender, freedom of speech and politics.

Muslim Women and Shari'ah Councils

Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law
Author: S. Bano
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283858
Category: Political Science
Page: 329
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Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women.

Visual Research Methods

Image, Society, and Representation
Author: Gregory C. Stanczak
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483389383
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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Visual Research Methods: Image, Society, and Representation translates abstract concepts into visually-compelling elements of everyday life. Differing from photographs as illustration, this edited volume synthesizes images with analytic questions about the world "out there." Editor Gregory C. Stanczak crisscrosses disciplines in ways that highlight the multiple manifestations of a new interdisciplinary trend.

Studies in Human Sexuality

A Selected Guide
Author: Suzanne G. Frayser,Thomas J. Whitby
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563081316
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 737
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The best and/or most informative nonfiction books in the English language on the subject of human sexuality are described in this comprehensive bibliography for professionals, scholars, students, and laypeople. The 1,091 informative abstracts, including nearly 500 titles new to this edition, range in length from 100 to 600 words and have been written from an impartial viewpoint to facilitate the reader's choice of materials, regardless of political or moral stance. Virtually all current, pressing sexual issues are represented-abortion, AIDS, child sex abuse, incest, rape, sexual harassment, homosexuality, pornography, prostitution, and so forth. Annotations on selected books have been arranged according to a revised version of the unique classification scheme introduced in the first edition. Systematic two-fold access to the contents of the guide is provided by a detailed table of contents and by author, title, and subject indexes. Focus of this edition is on books published since 1970, with new ma

Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe


Author: T. Knijn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284196
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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This book analyzes how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children, exploring questions such as what does it mean to be a young adult in Europe today and what social policies help them to combine work and family life?

Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Newsletter


Author: N.A
Publisher: Simon Bronner
ISBN: N.A
Category: Jews
Page: N.A
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Transforming International Criminal Justice


Author: Mark J. Findlay,Ralph Henham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317436687
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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This book sets out an agenda to transform international criminal trials and the delivery of international criminal justice to victim communities through collaboration of currently competing paradigms. It reflects a transformation of thinking about the comparative analysis of the trial process, and seeks to advance the boundaries of international criminal justice through wider access and inclusivity in an environment of rights protection.Collaborative justice is advanced as providing the future context of international criminal trials. The book's radical dimension is its argument for the harmonization of restorative and retributive justice within the international criminal trial. The focus is initially on the trial process, a key symbol of developing international styles of justice. It examines theoretical models and political applications of criminal justice through detailed empirical analysis, in order to explore the underlying relationship of theory and empirical study, applying the outcome in theory testing and policy evaluation in several different jurisdictions. The book injects a significant comparative dimension into the study of international criminal justice.This is achieved through searching the traditional foundations of internationalism in justice by employing an original methodology to enable a multi-dimensional exploration of contexts (local, regional and global), so recognising the importance of difference within an agenda suggesting synthesis.The book argues for a concept of international trial within a 'rights paradigm', understood against different procedural traditions and practices, and provides a detailed description of trials and trial decision-making in various jurisdictions. Transforming International Criminal Justice also sets out to develop effective research strategies as part of its interrogation of specific trial narratives and meanings in contemporary legal cultures. Key themes are those of internationalisation, fair trial and the exercise of discretion in justice resolutions (sentencing in particular), and the lay/professional relationship and its dynamics. Finally, the book provides a searching critique of the relevance of existing criminology and legal sociology in relation to international criminal justice, and speculates on trial transformation and the merger of retributive and restorative international criminal justice. comparative analysis of the criminal trial process internationallyargues for harmonization of retributive and restorative justice within the international criminal trialsets out an agenda to transform international criminal trials and the delivery of international criminal justice to victim communities

A Hundred Years of Sociology


Author: Geoffrey Duncan Mitchell
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0202366642
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
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Tracing the development of scientific sociology from Comte to the present, A Hundred Years of Sociology is a concise, narrative history of the major figures, ideas, and schools that lie behind the work of contemporary sociologists. Covering both theoretical and empirical contributions, the book describes the convergence of two major streams of sociological thought: a speculative and philosophical tradition and a reformist, fact-finding tradition. Throughout the volume, the author is as much concerned with the content of ideas as with their labels and chronology. The important developments in both American and European sociology are considered in full, and special attention is given to the emergence of social anthropology and social psychology and to the profound influence of World War II on current work in the field. Sociology is still both philosophical and practical, both concerned with society in general and with particular parts or aspects of human social life, yet an effective way of thinking about human social life has been built: a formulation of the principal questions, which define the discipline, and a drawing together, in an increasingly imposing organization, of the many diverse strands of knowledge about society. A Hundred Years of Sociology is intended to acquaint the student with the intellectual history of the discipline, to show that the fundamental problems of sociology are not new, and to nurture a critical awareness of the relationship between present concerns and the heritage of the past. Not an exhaustive reference work or an encyclopedia of sociology, the book is a literate, coherent, and readable guide to this broad field that will be read with interest by all students of sociology.

Uprooting and Surviving

Adaptation and Resettlement of Migrant Families and Children
Author: Roberta Nannucci
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400977344
Category: Medical
Page: 194
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The publication of this volume is significant in three respects. First, it represents a major concern of the international mental health movement in its effort to gain deeper understanding of migration and its mental health implications in our increasingly mobile modern societies. Second, it epitomizes continuous international cooperation of colleagues dedicated to the cause of tackling this important mental health problem. Third, it stands as another milestone in the growth of the World Federation for Mental Health through its biennial world congresses. I sincerely hope that the empirical observations of real·life events contained in this volume will stimulate others to add their own experiences and perspectives on these topics at future congresses. It is also hoped that certain models of problem solving reported by the collaborators of this book may find wider application and that the results will be communicated to others. It is through such ensuing developments that the World Federation for Mental Health wishes to, and can, fulfIll its roles of advocacy and international communication in promoting international mental health. My gratitude goes to Richard Nann and his colleagues for having made this timely contribution available.