Politics, Sociology and Social Theory

Encounters with Classical and Contemporary Social Thought
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745666566
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Built upon a series of critical encounters with major figures in classical and present-day social and political thought, this volume offers not only a challenging critique of major traditions of social and political analysis, but unique insights into the ideas which Giddens has developed over the past two decades.

Politics, Sociology and Social Theory

Encounters with Classical and Contemporary Social Thought
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745677177
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Built upon a series of critical encounters with major figures in classical and present-day social and political thought, this volume offers not only a challenging critique of major traditions of social and political analysis, but unique insights into the ideas which Giddens has developed over the past two decades.

The Catholic Ethic and Global Capitalism


Author: Bryan Fields
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351775502
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 294
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This title was first published in 2003. Fields traces the origins of recent economic growth in Ireland over a long period of development. In doing so, he opens up an old debate with new data, interpretations and evidence that will force many to question existing truths about the role of religion in economic growth. The work is founded on an innovative methodology and unique primary and secondary resource material that has never been used in a study of this kind. This is timely as the area has a growing international market and addresses some recently ignored themes in the Social Sciences, in particular religion. Whilst concerned with global issues this text also focuses on one country which economists and sociologists as well as those in other Social Sciences areas will find of great interest.

Unternehmungsnetzwerke

Konstitution und Strukturation
Author: Arnold Windeler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322803538
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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Unternehmungsnetzwerke sind nichts Neues. Unser Wissen über sie ist jedoch erstaunlich begrenzt. Diese Arbeit enthält eine auf der Sozialtheorie Anthony Giddens ́ aufbauende Theorie der Unternehmungsvernetzung. Sie erlaubt, Defizite im soziologischen Diskurs dominanter Netzwerkansätze wie der `systemischen Rationalisierung ́ und der `strukturellen Netzwerkanalyse ́ zu überwinden, empirische Analysen der Vernetzung zu informieren und Ansatzpunkte für Praktiken der Regulation von Unternehmungsnetzwerken zu skizzieren. Der Theorieansatz weist über die Analyse von Unternehmungsnetzwerken hinaus, indem er die Grundlagen zur Untersuchung sozialer Systeme anbietet. Er kann als ein Beitrag zu der weithin als notwendig erachteten konzeptionell-theoretischen Erneuerung der Industriesoziologie dienen und vor allem die organisationssoziologische Theoriearbeit befruchten.

The Politics of the Black "nation"

A Twenty-five Year Retrospective
Author: Georgia Anne Persons
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412831376
Category: Social Science
Page: 298
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This volume of the National Political Science Review, the official publication of the National Political Science Association, is anchored by a major symposium on The Politics of the Black "Nation," the book authored by Matthew Holden in 1973, which is now considered one of the most influential books in the field of black politics. Twenty-five years provide a sufficient timespan on which to base a retrospective of the book and simultaneously to reflect upon the evolution of the black liberation struggle, more formally called, African American politics. In the present age, there is not much talk about "a black nation," certainly not as was heard during the 1960s and mid-1970s. Yet there is a persistent sense of separateness in that there is constant thought and talk of "Black America" as a significantly separate communal entity. Black Americans are seen as a racially and culturally distinct community holding to social, political, economic interests which have special significance and poignancy for them. Holden's perception of the nature of the times in the early seventies stands in sharp contrast to how contemporary analysts of African American politics tend to perceive the nature of African Americans' role in political life and their position in American society in the present age. In this retrospective, readers have the opportunity to get a sense of what Holden argued of the seven essays that make up his seminal volume and to consider how well Holden's observations have stood the tests of time. In addition to the essays presented at the symposium, which pointedly discuss Holden's work, there are essays dealing with "African American Politics in Constancy and Change," by contributors including Charles Henry, David Covin, Robert C. Smith, Clyde Lusane, Cheryl Miller, D'Linell Finley, and Sekou Franklin, among others. Other features are a highly informative discussion of the Literary Digest magazine's Straw-Vote Presidential Polls, 1916-1936, and a review essay by Peter Ronaye in which he discusses "America as 'New World' Power: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era." The volume concludes with fifteen book reviews by knowledgeable scholars. The Politics of the Black "Nation" is a timely, thought-provoking volume. It will be of immense value to ethnic studies specialists, African American studies scholars, political scientists, historians, and sociologists. Georgia A. Persons is professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the current editor of the National Political Science Review.

Introduction to Politics and Society


Author: Shaun Best
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761971313
Category: Social Science
Page: 275
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Introduction to Politics and Society draws on examples from popular political culture in order to convey how politics operates in the contemporary world. Examples illustrate the meaning of theories and show the relevance of central theoretical debates. Planned and developed with an eye to the needs of students, the book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy.

Conversations with Anthony Giddens

Making Sense of Modernity
Author: Anthony Giddens,Christopher Pierson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804735681
Category: Social Science
Page: 233
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In this series of extended interviews with Chris Pierson, Giddens lays out the principal themes in the development of his social theory and the distinctive political agenda which he recommends.

Weimarer Nietzsche-Bibliographie

WNB
Author: Susanne Jung
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783476016508
Category:
Page: 805
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Social Realities in the Making

The Structuration of Society and the Constitution of American Identity
Author: Irén Annus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: National characteristics, American
Page: 173
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Studies in Social and Political Theory (RLE Social Theory)


Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650646
Category: Social Science
Page: 414
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The studies which comprise this book are essentially organized around a critical encounter with European social theory in its 'classical period' – i.e. from the middle years of the nineteenth century until the First World War – and have the aim of working out some of the implications of that encounter for the position and prospects of the social sciences today. The issues involved relate to the following series of problems: method and epistemology; social development and transformation; the origins of 'sociology' in nineteenth-century social theory; and the status of social science as critique. In each of these areas, Giddens develops views that challenge existing orthodoxies, and connects these ideas to a reconstruction of social theory in the contemporary era.

The Sociological Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
Page: N.A
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Sociological Theory


Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780070530164
Category: Sociologists
Page: 757
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"The seventh edition of Sociological Theory by George Ritzer, one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and theories are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This helps students to better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists as well as to compare and contrast the latest substantive theories."--BOOK JACKET.

Utopia: Social Theory and the Future


Author: Keith Tester
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317002970
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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In the light of globalization's failure provide the universal panacea expected by some of its more enthusiastic proponents, and the current status of neo-liberalism in Europe, a search has begun for alternative visions of the future; alternatives to the free market and to rampant capitalism. Indeed, although these alternatives may not be conceived of in terms of being a 'perfect order', there does appear to be a trend towards 'utopian thinking', as people - including scholars and intellectuals - search for inspiration and visions of better futures. If, as this search continues, it transpires that politics has little to offer, then what might social theory have to contribute to the imagination of these futures? Does social theory matter at all? What resources can it offer this project of rethinking the future? Without being tied to any single political platform, Utopia: Social Theory and the Future explores some of these questions, offering a timely and sustained attempt to make social theory relevant through explorations of its resources and possibilities for utopian imaginations. It is often claimed that utopian thought has no legitimate place whatsoever in sociological thinking, yet utopianism has remained part and parcel of social theory for centuries. As such, in addition to considering the role of social theory in the imagination of alternative futures, this volume reflects on how social theory may assist us in understanding and appreciating utopia or utopianism as a special topic of interest, a special subject matter, a special analytical focus or a special normative dimension of sociological thinking. Bringing together the latest work from a leading team of social theorists, this volume will be of interest to sociologists, social and political theorists, anthropologists and philosophers.

Illuminating Social Life

Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited
Author: Peter Kivisto
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321223
Category: Social Science
Page: 440
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The sixth edition of Peter Kivisto's popular anthology, Illuminating Social Life, continues to demonstrate to students how social theories can help them make sense of the swirling events and perplexing phenomena that they encounter in their daily lives. A perfect complement for sociological theory courses, this updated edition includes 13 original essays by leading scholars in the field that help students better understand and appreciate the relevance of social theory. Once again, Peter Kivisto's collection illuminates the connection between sociological theory and the realities that students are faced with every day —from the Internet, alcohol use, and body building to shopping malls, the working world, and fast-food restaurants

International Journal of Contemporary Sociology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social sciences
Page: N.A
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The Nation


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Society as semiosis

neostructuralist theory of culture and society
Author: Risto Heiskala
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 387
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Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien. Action theory, phenomenological sociology, pragmatism and (post)structuralism are often seen as mutually exclusive currents of meaning analysis. This book shows that these traditions are actually complementary, and builds a neostructuralist synthesis on this finding. It also outlines the implications of this cultural theoretical synthesis for the field of the social theory. What emerges is a variant of the theory of practice, habit and structuration of society. It shares the contemporary common belief that social theory should be based on cultural theory. Its distinctive mark is that this is done is systematic semiotic terms within a conception which provides mediation between the two most influential schools of semiotics, namely Charles Peirce's American pragmatism and Ferdinand de Saussure's French structuralism. Contents: Critique of Action Theory and Phenomenological Sociology: Meaning and Rational Action in Weber's Sociology -Quarrelling Heirs: Parsons and Schutz - Meaning and Intentional Acts: Schutz's Phenomenological Sociology - Ethnomethodology: Garfinkel's Reconstruction of Schutz and Parsons - From Intentional Action to Structuralism - Neostructuralist Theory of Culture: Saussure's Structuralism Reconstructed - The Specificity of the Saussurean Approach - Neostructuralist Semiotics - Towards a Neostructuralist Social Theory: The Levels of Cultural Analysis - Beyond the Culture/Society Split - Symbolic Signs, Socialization, and the Sacred - Power - Conclusion.

Against the grain

the political ecology of land use in a Kerala region, India
Author: N. C. Narayanan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789042302167
Category: Agricultural ecology
Page: 397
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Social Action

Variations, Dimensions and Dilemmas
Author: Mohammadrafi Mahmoodian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789150612356
Category: Social action
Page: 288
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After the Eclipse

Illuminating Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man
Author: Black Hawk Hancock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 206
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