Sociological Research Methods in Context

Author: Fiona Devine

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349275506

Category: Great Britain

Page: 228

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Designed to complement existing introductory methods texts, this book emphasises the importance of context in understanding and interpreting both the practice and conduct of empirical research.
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Playing for Change

The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation

Author: Russell Field

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442621982

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 3647

For more than forty years, scholars of the history and sociology of sport and recreation have studied how, no matter the time or place, sport is always more than just a game. In Playing for Change, leading scholars in the field of sports studies consider that legacy and forge ahead into the discipline’s future. Through essays grouped around the themes of international and North American sport, including the Vancouver and Sochi Olympic Games; access to physical activity in Canadian communities; and the role of activism and the public intellectual in the delivery of sport, the contributors offer a comprehensive examination of the institutional structures of sport, physical activity, and recreation. This book provides wide-ranging examples of cutting-edge research in a vibrant and growing field.
Posted in History

Disability Reader

Social Science Perspectives

Author: Tom Shakespeare

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826453600

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 604

A collection of essays exploring the intellectual implications of a disability equality perspective. Leading social scientists draw on current theory and research and offer an overview of contemporary debates.
Posted in Social Science

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful

Scrutinizing States & Corporations

Author: Steve Tombs,David Whyte

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820456911

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 1803

Contents: Frank Pearce: Holy Wars and Spiritual Revitalization - Steve Tombs/Dave Whyte: Scrutinizing the Powerful: Crime, Contemporary Political Economy, and Critical Social Research - Laureen Snider: Researching Corporate Crime - Geoffrey Tweedale: Researching Corporate Crime: A Business Historian's Perspective - Roy Coleman: CCTV Surveillance, Power, and Social Order: The State of Contemporary Social Control - Gary Fooks: In the Valley of the Blind the One-Eyed Man Is King: Corporate Crime and the Myopia of Financial Regulation - Eileen Berrington/Ann Jemphrey/Phil Scraton: Silencing the View from Below: The Institutional Regulation of Critical Research - Colm Power: &la" Telling It Like It Is? Power, Prejudice, Politics, and People in the Qualitative Process - Penny Green: Researching the Turkish State - Anne Alvesalo/Erja Virta: Researching Regulators and the Paradoxes of Access - Paddy Hillyard: Imaginative Crimes or Crimes of the Imagination: Researching the Secret State - Anette Ballinger: Researching and Redefining State Crime: Feminism and the Capital Punishment of Women - Joe Sim: Whose Side Are We Not On? Researching Medical Power in Prisons - Steve Tombs/Dave Whyte: Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful: Establishing Some Rules of Engagement.
Posted in Social Science

Disability and Society

Emerging Issues and Insights

Author: Len Barton

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780582291669

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 8381

The study of disability has traditionally been influenced mainly by medical and psychological models. The aim of this new text, Disability and Society, is to open up the debate by introducing alternative perspectives reflecting the increasing sociological interest in this important topic. Disability and Society brings together for the first time some of the most recent original research in this rapidly expanding area. The contributors, both disabled and non-disabled, are all leading thinkers in their field and suggest new ways of understanding disability, developing policy and challenging current practice.
Posted in Political Science

The Ethics of Educational Research

Author: Robert G. Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 4528

This collection of papers examines ethical issues in different kinds of social research including surveys, ethnography and historical research. Contributors also deal with ethical problems involved in examining controversial issues in education. Hence the book is largely about the ethics of the conduct of social investigation, rather than an analysis of the technical procedures themselves.
Posted in Education

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Posted in English literature

The Other America

Author: Michael Harrington

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068482678X

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

View: 5762

Presents the original report on poverty in America that led President Kennedy to initiate the federal poverty program
Posted in Political Science

Prisoners of Faith

A View from Within

Author: Nirmala Srinivasan

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 6525

Most multi-ethnic societies are experiencing a growth in assertions of ethnic identity. This is particularly true of developing societies where this process has spawned a series of tensions and conflicts. Yet, the concept of minority remains little understood. Further, most conceptualizations of what constitutes a minority are created in contemporary societies and do not apply to developing countries. It is this which inspired Srinivasan to focus on the lebenswelt of Muslims and Christians--two of the largest minority communities in India. She argues that the concept of minority should be conceptualized in terms of individual perceptions and awareness. She critically evaluates the Eurocentric model in terms of minority and presents a novel attempt to synthesize phenomenology and Marxism for the study of personal identity as social structure and process. In addition, she advocates that conventional wisdom of social reflection has obviously become inadequate and introduces an alternative approach relevant to contemporary societies. Rich with both empirical evidence and theoretical formulations, this book will appeal to both students and scholars of sociology and anthropology, and to administrators and policy makers.
Posted in Social Science

Against Our Will

Men, Women and Rape

Author: Susan Brownmiller

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480441953

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

View: 2760

Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of violence against women with a devastating exploration of the history of rape—now with a new preface by the author exposing the undercurrents of rape still present today Rape, as author Susan Brownmiller proves in her startling and important book, is not about sex but about power, fear, and subjugation. For thousands of years, it has been viewed as an acceptable “spoil of war,” used as a weapon by invading armies to crush the will of the conquered. The act of rape against women has long been cloaked in lies and false justifications. It is ignored, tolerated, even encouraged by governments and military leaders, misunderstood by police and security organizations, freely employed by domineering husbands and lovers, downplayed by medical and legal professionals more inclined to “blame the victim,” and, perhaps most shockingly, accepted in supposedly civilized societies worldwide, including the United States. Against Our Will is a classic work that has been widely credited with changing prevailing attitudes about violence against women by awakening the public to the true and continuing tragedy of rape around the globe and throughout the ages. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as an Outstanding Book of the Year and included among the New York Public Library’s Books of the Century, Against Our Will remains an essential work of sociological and historical importance.
Posted in Social Science

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 1651

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.
Posted in Social Science

The South was Right!

Author: Walter Kennedy,James Kennedy

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455612161

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 7231

An authoritative and documented study of the mythology behind Civil War history, clearly exhibiting how the South was an independent country invaded, captured, and still occupied by a vicious aggressor.
Posted in History

The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780878559626

Category: Social Science

Page: 495

View: 2874

With great wit and forcefulness, Shaw here presents the conditions under which he thought the world could look forward to the future with hope. This book sets out most completely Shaw's indictment of capitalism as the source of both domestic injustice and international enmity, and his arguments for a socialist egalitarian society as the only society assured a healthy future.
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A History of Sociology in Britain

Science, Literature, and Society

Author: A. H. Halsey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191532886

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 2021

This is the first-ever critical history of sociology in Britain, written by one of the world's leading scholars in the field. Renowned British sociologist, A. H. Halsey, presents a vivid and authoritative picture of the neglect, expansion, fragmentation, and explosion of the discipline during the past century. He is well equipped to write the story, having lived through most of it and having taught and researched in Britain, the USA, and Europe. The story begins with L.T. Hobhouse's election to the first chair in sociology in London in 1907, but traces earlier origins of the discipline to Scotland and the English provinces. There is a lively account of the nineteenth-century battles between literature and science for the possession of the third culture of social studies, setting the context for a narrative history of rapid expansion in the second half of the twentieth century. LSE had a virtual monopoly before World War II. The educational establishment of Oxford and Cambridge opposed its introduction into the undergraduate curriculum. Only the expansion of sociology to the Scottish, Welsh, provincial, and 'new' universities after the Robbins Report of 1963 brought reluctant acceptance of the subject to Oxford and Cambridge. The student troubles of 1968 are then described and the subsequent doubts, confrontations, and cuts of the 1970s and 80s. Then, paradoxically by a Conservative Government, there was a new university expansion incorporating polytechnics and other colleges, with a consequent doubling of both staff and students in the 1990s. Yet the end of the century left sociology riven by intellectual conflict. It had survived the Marxist subversions of the 70s and the feminist invasion. Yet the renewed challenges of various forms of relativism (especially enthno-methodology and post-modernism) still threatened, and at root the war was, as it began, between a scientific quantifying and explanatory subject and a literary, interpretative set of cultural studies.
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