Studies in Social Organization

Ethnicity, Class, and Politics
Author: George A. Kourvetaris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780880335898
Category: Music
Page: 617
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In this third volume of the author's scholarly work, twenty-five articles address topics important to Greek society, culture, and politics. Topics discussed include ethnonationalism, civil-military relations, class consciousness, and the Olympic Games.

Politics and Public Policy


Author: Harland Prechel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1848551789
Category: Political Science
Page: 150
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Focuses on one of the central themes in political sociology: the relationship between political power and the policy formation process. This work examines the exercise of power in two arenas: the interlocking networks among policy-planning organizations, and the effects of PACs on the voting behavior of elected officials in Canada and the US.

The New Political Sociology of Science

Institutions, Networks, and Power
Author: Scott Frickel,Kelly Moore
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299213331
Category: Science
Page: 500
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In the twenty-first century, the production and use of scientific knowledge is more regulated, commercialized, and participatory than at any other time. The stakes in understanding those changes are high for scientist and nonscientist alike: they challenge traditional ideas of intellectual work and property and have the potential to remake legal and professional boundaries and transform the practice of research. A critical examination of the structures of power and inequality these changes hinge upon, this book explores the implications for human health, democratic society, and the environment.

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Remaking Urban Citizenship

Organizations, Institutions, and the Right to the City
Author: Michael Peter Smith,Michael MacQuarrie
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412846188
Category: Social Science
Page: 237
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Interrogating the Social

A Critical Sociology for the 21st Century
Author: Fuyuki Kurasawa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319599488
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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This book brings together a collection of work from emerging and established scholars who have put forth a vision of what critical sociology is and what it could be in the early decades of the 21st century. Pushing beyond the theoretical outlines of sociological critique, the authors demonstrate how critical sociology is practiced through conceptual innovation and empirical analyses interweaving the themes of society, power, and culture. Interrogating the Social reinvents the project of critical sociology in two ways: by reflecting upon society as an object of inquiry; and by questioning the existing social order’s self-evident character and exclusionary effects. In doing so, it answers three related questions: How should social relations and interactions be re-thought today? What new institutional and discursive configurations of power are emerging? How do we make sense of contemporary cultural performances and movements? This edited collection is suited to a w ide and diverse audience across the disciplines of sociology, political science, social and political theory, and cultural studies.

Profiles in Contemporary Social Theory


Author: Anthony Elliott,Bryan S Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761965893
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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This comprehensive book provides an indispensable introduction to the most significant figures in contemporary social theory. Grounded strongly in the European tradition, the profiles include Michel Foucault, J[um]urgen Habermas, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Pierre Bourdieu, Zygmunt Bauman, Martin Heidegger, Frederic Jameson, Richard Rorty, Nancy Chodorow, Anthony Giddens, Stuart Hall, Luce Irigaray and Donna Haraway. In guiding students through the key figures in an accessible and authoritative fashion, the book provides detailed accounts of the development of the work of major social theorists and charts the relationship between different traditions of social, cultural and political thought.

Community Practice

Theories and Skills for Social Workers
Author: David A. Hardcastle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199842650
Category: Social Science
Page: 456
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For almost two decades, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, community practitioners, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures. In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice. Boxes, examples, and exercises illustrate the range of skills and strategies available to savvy community practitioners in the 21st century, including networking, marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging information and communication technologies. Other features include: - New material on community practice ethics, critical practice skills, community assessment and assets inventory and mapping, social problem analysis, and applying community ractice skills to casework practice - Consideration of post-9/11 community challenges - Discussion on the changing ethnic composition of America and what this means for practitioners - An exploration of a vastly changed political landscape following the election of President Obama, the Great Recession, the rise of the Tea Party, and the increasing political and corporate use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors - A completely revamped instructor's manual available online at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This fully revised classic text provides a comprehensive and integrated overview of the community theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope and intensive in analysis, it is suitable for undergraduate as well as graduate study. Community Practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice.

Rights in Context

Law and Justice in Late Modern Society
Author: Professor Reza Banakar
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409497313
Category: Law
Page: 368
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This volume offers snapshots of how rights are debated and employed in public discourse to reshape legal and political relations at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It explores how rights are used to challenge the state of affairs by individuals and groups who seek justice, and the strategies devised to defy the existing rights by those who wish to recast the social and political order. This volume discusses rights, firstly, in relation to actual events and issues faced by policy-makers, courts, international agencies, or ordinary people. These range from the demands of minority groups living in the West to freely practice their culture and/or religion, to the threat of terrorism, the regulation of asylum rights, the investor's rights to disclosure and the rights of artists to freedom of expression. Secondly, rights discourse is examined in relation to attempts to redefine the form and content of rights, for example, by banning the right to wear religious symbols in public institutions or detaining terrorism suspects without trial. Thirdly, rights discourse is explored in connection with the attempts to develop new notions of rights, such as 'human security', which can more effectively respond to the challenges of late modern societies. Finally, the statuses of rights in sociological theory and socio-legal research are briefly discussed and analysed.

The Last Half-Century

Societal Change and Politics in America
Author: Morris Janowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226393070
Category: History
Page: 598
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Janowitz examines the societal changes that have weakened the electoral system and contributed to the further decline of social control, and encourages the development of new forms of citizen participation

Handbook of Sports Studies


Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446265056
Category: Social Science
Page: 570
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Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.

Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, Text and Readings

Sociology, Sociology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467219614
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, Text and Readings. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Handbook of European Societies


Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038788291X
Category: Europe
Page: 698
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Christian Religion in the Soviet Union

A Sociological Study
Author: Christel Lane
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873953276
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Christel Lane has written the first sociological study of religion in a communist and militantly atheist society. Christian Religion in the Soviet Union is the result of a detailed examination of Soviet sociological sources and the legally and illegally published reports of religious bodies or individuals, backed up by the observations of the author and of other Western visitors to the USSR. Dr. Lane attempts to assess the impact of the intellectual and material culture of Soviet society on Christian religion. She analyses the religious life in the contemporary Christian churches and sects, describing the scope of their membership and its social composition, the religious commitment of believers and their social and political orientations. Christian Religion in the Soviet Union will be central reading for students of religion in modern industrial society who are working within the disciplines of sociology, comparative religion or theology. It will also appeal to those studying Soviet society from a more general sociological perspective and to a wide readership interested in the contest between Christian religion and Marxist-Leninist ideology.

Making Sense of Education Policy

Studies in the Sociology and Politics of Education
Author: Geoff Whitty
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761974529
Category: Education
Page: 168
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`This book is a very worthwhile read for teachers, student teachers and teacher educators. It would be encouraging if politically based policy makers were to digest its contents also' - Citizenship, Social and Economics Education `I recommend this book as an enjoyable, thought provoking and politically important read' - Widenining Participation and Lifelong Learning `This important book challenges current educational policies in England in a style, for the most part, easily accessible to a wide audience. Geoff Whitty's assertions are supported by a wide variety of research findings and this is a book that should be of considerable interest to student of sociology and to all member of the teaching profession' - Mark Pepper, Equals `The particular strength of this book is Geoff Whitty's grasp on and insights into the politics of education... he is able to bring to bear an authoritative perspective which is unrivaled in the United Kingdom. there is no other current book which compares in terms of the breadth and depth of this' - Professor Stephen Ball, Institute of Education, University of London `This book represents a "struggle" by the director of the London Institute of Education, one of our foremost centres of teacher training and research in education, to understand what lies behind the education policies of recent governments. It is tempting to conclude that if a leading educational sociologist such as Geoff Whitty, who happens also to be brother of the former general secretary of the Labour party, has difficulty with this, there can be little hope for the rest of us. But now, at least, we have this personal odyssey to guide us' - Bob Doe, Times Educational Supplement This book aims to make sense of the changes in education policy over the past decade, using the resources of the sociology and politics of education. The author shows that wider sociological perspectives can help us to appreciate both the limits and the possibilities of educational change. Geoff Whitty illustrates this through studies of curriculum innovation, school choice, teacher professionalism and school improvement. He considers how far education policy can be used to foster social inclusion and social justice and the book concludes with an assessment of New Labour education policy in these terms. The book deals with education policy in England and Wales, as well as making comparisons with contemporary education policy in other countries. This book is relevant to students of education at masters and doctoral levels, students of social policy, and policy-makers.

The Sociology of Higher Education

Reproduction, Transformation and Change in a Global Era
Author: Miriam David,Rajani Naidoo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317979907
Category: Education
Page: 158
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The Sociology of Higher Education: Reproduction, Transformation and Change in a Global Era provides an exciting and conceptually rich approach to the sociology of higher education. It offers innovative perspectives on the future of universities within the new and emerging research sub-field of the sociology of global higher education. The twenty-first century has witnessed wide-ranging structural and ideological transformations in higher education which have created both a sense of opportunity, as well as crisis and loss in the urgent debates around the legitimate roles of the university in the 21st century. The chapters represent a diverse and vibrant field, illustrating a sociological imagination and a dynamic engagement with the key challenges facing higher education, and confirming continuing inequalities through internationalisation. This book is comprised of a broad selection of articles originally published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Problems of Democratization in China


Author: Thomas G. Lum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317734025
Category: Political Science
Page: 210
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Social Theories of the Press

Constituents of Communication Research, 1840s to 1920s
Author: Hanno Hardt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742511340
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 211
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This text shows how and why US educational reforms must seek to build upon rather than downplay the native culture and language of minority students. The work includes stories from teachers and students that show what works - and what doesn't - in creating effective educational opportunties.

Crime, Social Control and Human Rights

From Moral Panics to States of Denial, Essays in Honour of Stanley Cohen
Author: David Downes,Paul Rock,Christine Chinkin,Conor Gearty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134006020
Category: Social Science
Page: 472
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The work of Stanley Cohen over four decades has come to acquire a classical status in the fields of criminology, sociology and human rights. His writing, research, teaching and practical engagement in these fields have been at once rigorously analytical and intellectually inspiring. It amounts to a unique contribution, immensely varied yet with several unifying themes, and it has made, and continues to make, a lasting impact around the world. His work thus has a protean character and scope which transcend time and place. This book of essays in Stanley Cohen's honour aims to build on and reflect some of his many-sided contributions. It contains chapters by some of the world's leading thinkers as well as the rising generation of scholars and practitioners whose approach has been shaped in significant respects by his own.