Key Problems of Sociological Theory

Author: John Rex

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415604982

Category: Reference

Page: 204

View: 1737

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Critical Criminology (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Ian Taylor,Paul Walton,Jock Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136334025

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 3200

First published in 1975, this collection of essays expands upon the themes and ideas developed in the editors’ previous work, the visionary and groundbreaking text: The New Criminology. Directed at orthodox criminology, this is a partisan work written by a group of criminologists committed to a social transformation: a transformation to a society that does not criminalize deviance. Included are American contributions, particularly from the School of Criminology at Berkeley, represented by Hermann and Julia Schwendinger and Tony Platt, together with essays by Richard Quinney and William Chambliss. From Britain, Geoff Pearson considers deviancy theory as ‘misfit sociology’ and Paul Hirst attacks deviancy theory from an Althusserian Marxist position. The editors contribute a detailed introductory essay extending the position developed in The New Criminology, and two other pieces which attempt to continue the task of translating criminology from its traditional correctionalist stance to a commitment to socialist diversity and a crime-free set of social arrangements.
Posted in Social Science

Encyclopedia of Social Problems

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412941652

Category: Reference

Page: 1208

View: 7854

From terrorism to social inequality and from health care to environmental issues, social problems affect us all. The Encyclopedia will offer an interdisciplinary perspective into these and many other social problems that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level.
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The Fundamental Forms of Social Thought

An Essay in Aid of Deeper Understanding of History of Ideas

Author: Werner Stark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135035091

Category: Reference

Page: 280

View: 7251

Published in 1998, The Fundamental Forms of Social Thought is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology and Social Policy.
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Methods of Social Research

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

Author: Margaret Stacey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483136388

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 8505

Methods of Social Research provides an introduction to the procedures of social research. This book shows that sample surveys are only one approach among many of undertaking social research. Organized into nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of the various methods of social investigation concerning those that increase the knowledge of the facts of social life. This text then explains the main reasons for doing research, including solving a practical problem and determining how something works just because it is interesting to know. Other chapters consider the method of observation utilized in the social sciences that fall into two main groups, namely, participant ad non-participant. This book discusses as well the importance of sample survey in gathering information about a particular population either on a simple matter of fact or religious or political allegiance. The final chapter considers several problems involved in designing and asking questions. Social scientists will find this book useful.
Posted in Social Science

The Sociology of Social Problems

Theoretical Perspectives and Methods of Intervention

Author: Adam Jamrozik,Luisa Nocella

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 9138

Social problems such as unemployment, poverty and drug addiction are a fact of life in industrialised societies. This book examines the sociology of social problems from interesting and challenging perspectives. It analyses how social problems emerge and are defined as such, who takes responsibility for them, who is threatened by them and how they are managed, solved or ignored. The authors examine and critique existing theories of social problems before developing their own theoretical framework. Their 'theory of residualist conversion of social problems' explains how certain social problems threaten legitimate power structures, so that problems of a social or political nature are transformed into personal problems, and the 'helping professions' are left to intervene. This book will become a key reference on class, inequality and social intervention and an important text for students in sociology and social work courses.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Sociology of Law

Visions of a Scholarly Tradition

Author: Mathieu Deflem

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469789

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 9223

Since the classic contributions of Weber and Durkheim, the sociology of law has raised key questions on the place of law in society. Drawing together both theoretical and empirical themes, in this book Mathieu Deflem reviews the field's major accomplishments and reveals the value of the multiple ways in which sociologists study the social structures and processes of law. He discusses both historical and contemporary issues, from early theoretical foundations and the work of Weber and Durkheim, through the contribution of sociological jurisprudence, to the development of modern perspectives to clarify how sociologists study law. Chapters also look at the role of law in relation to the economy, politics, culture, and the legal profession; and aspects of law enforcement and the globalization of law. This book will appeal to scholars and students of the sociology of law, jurisprudence, social and political theory, and social and political philosophy.
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Medicine, Health and Society

Author: Hannah Bradby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446258459

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 2909

Sharp, bold and engaging, this book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this timely book explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography. Chapters include: • social theory and medical sociology • health inequalities • bodies, pain and suffering • personal, local and global. Brimming with fresh interpretations and critical insights this book will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of medical sociology. This exciting text will be of interest to students of sociology of health and illness, medical sociology, and sociology of the body. Hannah Bradby has a visiting fellowship at the Department of Primary Care and Health Sciences, King's College London. She is monograph series editor for the journal Sociology of Health and Illness and co-edits the multi-disciplinary journal Ethnicity and Health.
Posted in Social Science

Key Ideas in Sociology

Author: Peter Kivisto

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412978114

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 926

Key Ideas in Sociology, Third Edition, is the only undergraduate text to link today's issues to the ideas and individuals of the era of classical sociological thought. Compact and affordable, this book provides an overview of how sociological theories have helped sociologists understand modern societies and human relations. It also describes the continual evolution of these theories in response to social change. Providing students with the opportunity to read from primary texts, this valuable supplement presents theories as interpretive tools, useful for understanding a multifaceted, ever-shifting social world. Emphasis is given to the working world, to the roles and responsibilities of citizenship, and to social relationships. A concluding chapter addresses globalization and its challenges.
Posted in Social Science

The sociology of power

Author: Roderick Martin

Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 355

Posted in Social Science

Contemporary Readings in Social Problems

Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero,Kristine Zentgraf

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412965306

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4822

This reader was developed to be used in several courses taught in sociology; it can be used in an introductory social problems course as well as a theory or special topics course. It can also be used in an introduction to sociology course where social problems are stressed as well as in a global issues course. The readings have been selected from numerous, well-respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. Numerous articles from SAGE social science journals are included.
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Handbook of Social Theory

Author: George Ritzer,Barry Smart

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847876730

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 8076

This book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the roots, current debates and future development of social theory. It draws together a team of outstanding international scholars and presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the field. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part examines the classical tradition. Included here are critical discussions of Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Freud, Mannheim and classical feminist thought. This part conveys the classical tradition as a living resource in social theory, it demonstrates not only the critical significance of classical writings, but their continuing relevance. The second part moves on to examine the terrain of contemporary social theory. The contributions discuss the significance and strengths and weaknesses of structural functionalism, recent Marxian theory, critical theory, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, exchange theory, rational choice, contemporary feminism, multiculturalism, postmodernism, the thought of Foucault and Habermas, and figurational sociology. The reader gains a comprehensive and informed picture of the key issues and central figures of the day. The final part ranges over the key debates in current social theory. Questions relating to positivism, metatheorizing, cultural studies, consumption, sexualities, the body, globalism, nationalism, socialism, knowledge societies, ethics and morality, as well as post-social relations are fully discussed. The dilemmas and promise of contemporary social theory are revealed with pinpoint accuracy.
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Social theory and the family

Author: D. H. J. Morgan

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

View: 6951

Posted in Family & Relationships

Theories of the Information Society

Author: Frank Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134134789

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 3146

Coping in an era of information flows, of virtual relationships and breakneck change poses challenges to one and all. In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster makes sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they refer to the 'Information Society' and critically examines the major post-war theories and approaches to informational development. This third edition brings the book right up to date with both new theoretical work and, social and technological changes (such as the rapid growth of the Internet and accelerated globalization), reassessing the work of key theorists in light of these changes. This book is essential reading for students of contemporary social theory and anybody interested in social and technological change in the post-war era. It addresses issues of central concern to students of sociology, politics, communications, information science, cultural studies, computing and librarianship.
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The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Author: Michael W. Apple,Stephen J. Ball,Luis Armando Gandin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135179700

Category: Education

Page: 441

View: 5048

This collection brings together many of the world’s leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes, global trends, and changing and enduring forms of social conflict and social inequality. The research, conducted by leading international scholars in the field, indicates that two complexly interrelated agendas are discernible in the heat and noise of educational change over the past twenty-five years. The first rests on a clear articulation by the state of its requirements of education. The second promotes at least the appearance of greater autonomy on the part of educational institutions in the delivery of those requirements. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education examines the ways in which the sociology of education has responded to these two political agendas, addressing a range of issues which cover three key areas: perspectives and theories social processes and practices inequalities and resistances. The book strongly communicates the vibrancy and diversity of the sociology of education and the nature of ‘sociological work’ in this field. It will be a primary resource for teachers, as well as a title of major interest to practising sociologists of education.
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Contemporary Sociological Theory

Author: Craig Calhoun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470655666

Category: Social Science

Page: 620

View: 9607

Complements Classical sociological theory.
Posted in Social Science

The ways out

Utopian communal groups in an age of Babylon

Author: John R. Hall

Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

View: 1969

Posted in Social Science

People not cases

a philosophical approach to social work

Author: Nicholas M. Ragg

Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

View: 4959

Posted in Social Science

Class codes and control

Theoretical studies towards a sociology of language

Author: Basil Bernstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780710086549

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 7600

Posted in Education