Core Sociological Dichotomies

Author: Chris Jenks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264637

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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In this sociology text the contributors provide an introduction to the subject without over-simplifying or `writing-down' to their audience. The book aims to furnish undergraduates with the knowledge that will help them to understand and practice sociology and also to develop a self-perpetuating sociological imagination to enable them to think through new issues and new problems. It consists of a series of specially commissioned chapters around binary or dichotomous themes. Although many sociologists are critical of dichotomous models of sociological theory and research, the device crops up again and again in the history and practice of the subject. Jenks and his colleagues use the dichotomies to situate students in current sociological arguments and topical debates. For example, by examining contradictory pairs of concepts like structure/agency, local/global, continuity/change, students are introduced to alternative explanations for aspects of human conduct over a whole series of issues.
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The Sociology of Ethnicity

Author: Sinisa Malesevic

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940425

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 7458

Provides a coherent theoretical framework for the sociological analysis of ethnicity
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Die vielen Tode

Individualisierung und Privatisierung im Kontext von Sterben, Tod und Trauer in der Moderne ; wissenssoziologische Perspektiven

Author: Frank Schiefer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825807401

Category: Knowledge, Sociology of

Page: 348

View: 2776

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Faking Literature

Author: K. K. Ruthven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

View: 370

Faking Literature examines the role of forgery in literature.
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Sociological Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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Transgression

Author: Chris Jenks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134516843

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 2499

Transgression is truly a key idea for our time. Society is created by constraint and boundaries, but as our culture is increasingly subject to uncertainty and flux we find it more and more difficult to determine where those boundaries lie. In this fast moving study, Chris Jenks ranges widely over the history of ideas, the major theorists, and the significant moments in the formation of the idea of transgression. He looks at the definition of the social and its boundaries by Durkheim, Douglas and Freud, at the German tradition of Hegel and Nietzsche and the increasing preoccupation with transgression itself in Baudelaire, Bataille and Foucault. The second half of the book looks at transgression in action in the East End myth of the Kray twins, in Artaud's theatre of cruelty, the spectacle of the Situationists and Bakhtin's analysis of carnival. Finally Jenks extends his treatment of transgression to its own extremity.
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Childhood

Second edition

Author: David Bohm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113429459X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 3536

In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the history of childhood from medieval times through the enlightenment 'discovery' of childhood to the present the mythology and reality of child abuse and society's response to it the 'death' of childhood in cases such as the James Bulger murder in which the child itself becomes the perpetrator of evil. Part of the highly successful Key Ideas series, this book gives students a concise, provocative insight into some of the controlling concepts of our culture.
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Childhood

Author: Chris Jenks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415341663

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

View: 3157

In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the history of childhood from medieval times through the enlightenment 'discovery' of childhood to the present the mythology and reality of child abuse and society's response to it the 'death' of childhood in cases such as the James Bulger murder in which the child itself becomes the perpetrator of evil. Part of the highly successful Key Ideas series, this book gives students a concise, provocative insight into some of the controlling concepts of our culture.
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Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj,Wajeeh Elali,E.H. Twizell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203885772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

View: 7126

The skills, creativity, and research developed through higher education are major factors in any society’s success in creating jobs and advancing prosperity. Universities and colleges play a vital rôle in expanding opportunity and promoting social justice. The papers in this book reflect the main objective of a conference held in June 2007 at Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain, which was to create a forum for academics, policy makers, senior administrators and industrial professionals to explore, discuss and develop practical approaches to attain strategic success and co-operation, and share ideas about the existing and emerging practices that enhance quality, productivity and innovation. Moreover, the conference was intended to provide a platform by which all private universities in the GCC countries can join together to form a regional association that will be hosted and based in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The papers address some of the most important challenges and issues relating to higher education in the twenty-first century, including: - building capacity for higher education and the professional - development of teachers; - international education and strategic partnerships; - quality assurance and academic accreditation; - research in higher education institutions; - labour markets in higher education.
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Tourism Employment

Analysis and Planning

Author: Prof. Michael Riley,Dr. Adele Ladkin,Dr. Edith Szivas

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 184541392X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 2301

This book is an attempt to understand tourism employment in a holistic way. Using ideas from labour economics, work psychology and industrial sociology the authors look at tourism employment in both its workplace context and its wider economic and social environment and attempt to tell a coherent story. Both behavioural and economic perspectives are used to address questions that are salient to manpower planning, education planning and tourism management. By examining the diversity and commonality within occupations against the background of a dynamic labour market the text develops themes that contribute to our understanding of the behaviour of workers and managers in the industry.
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Fashion Theory

An Introduction

Author: Malcolm Barnard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135189994

Category: Design

Page: 236

View: 341

Fashion is both big business and big news. From models’ eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and explain the nature, production and consumption of fashion in terms of one theory or another abound. But what are the theories that run through all of these analyses, and how can they help us to understand fashion and clothing? Fashion Theory: an introduction explains some of the most influential and important theories on fashion: it brings to light the presuppositions involved in the things we think and say about fashion every day and shows how they depend on those theories. This clear, accessible introduction contextualises and critiques the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used different theoretical approaches to explain – and sometimes to explain away – the astonishing variety, complexity and beauty of fashion. Through engaging examples and case studies, this book explores: fashion and clothing in history fashion and clothing as communication fashion as identity fashion, clothing and the body production and consumption fashion, globalization and colonialism fashion, fetish and the erotic. This book will be an invaluable resource for students of cultural studies, sociology, gender studies, fashion design, textiles or the advertising, marketing and manufacturing of clothes.
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Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats

Churches and Hip-hop : a Basic Guide to Key Issues

Author: CERCL Writing Collective

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 0800699262

Category: Religion

Page: 253

View: 6343

In this innovative project, ten individuals write as one voice to illuminate the ways that hip-hop and the Black Church agree, disagree, and inform each other on key topics.This book grows out of the popular religion and hip-hop course offered at Rice University by Dr. Anthony Pinn and Bernard 'Bun B' Freeman. Like the course, the book offers engaging insights into one of the most important musical genres and reflects on its broad cultural impact.
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The Eastern Anthropologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 4510

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Über soziale Arbeitsteilung

Studie über die Organisation höherer Gesellschaften

Author: Émile Durkheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518286050

Category: Division of labor

Page: 544

View: 5664

Enth.: Ueber soziale Arbeitsteilung / E. Durkheim. Arbeitsteilung und Moral / Niklas Luhmann. Arbeitsteilung, Solidarität und Moral / Hans-Peter Müller und Michael Schmid.
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Sociology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Lala Lajpat Rai in Retrospect

Political, Economic, Social, and Cultural Concerns

Author: J. S. Grewal,Indu Banga

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 404

View: 7736

Contributed seminar papers predominantly on the life and works of Lala Lajpat Rai, 1865-1928; and comprises his socio-political and economic views.
Posted in India

Die Street Corner Society

Die Sozialstruktur eines Italienerviertels

Author: William Foote Whyte

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110809648

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

View: 2232

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