Laws of the Markets

Author: Michel Callon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631206088

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1096

With the collapse of the planned economies of Eastern Europe, the market is extending its reach and at the same time claiming its universal applicability.
Posted in Social Science

The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care

The Market, the Laboratory, and the Forum

Author: Tiago Moreira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113627426X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 182

View: 4938

The past three decades have seen enormous changes in the organisation of health care. This book explores the role of knowledge production and technology on these transformations, focusing on the market (attempts to embed principles of economic rationality and efficient use of resources in the shaping and delivery of health care), the laboratory (science, experiments and 'evidence' in the management of research, practice and policy) and the forum (the application of deliberative procedures and other forms of public consultation to health care decision making).
Posted in Health & Fitness

Monetising the Dividual Self

The Emergence of the Lifestyle Blog and Influencers in Malaysia

Author: Julian Hopkins

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1789201195

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 5870

Combining theoretical and empirical discussions with shorter “thick description” case studies, this book offers an anthropological exploration of the emergence in Malaysia of lifestyle bloggers – precursors to current social media “microcelebrities” and “influencers.” It tracks the transformation of personal blogs, which attracted readers with spontaneous and authentic accounts of everyday life, into lifestyle blogs that generate income through advertising and foreground consumerist lifestyles. It argues that lifestyle blogs are dialogically constituted between the blogger, the readers, and the blog itself, and challenges the assumption of a unitary self by proposing that lifestyle blogs can best be understood in terms of the “dividual self.”
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Market Devices

Author: Michel Callon,Yuval Millo,Fabian Muniesa

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 6293

Posted in Social Science

Sustainable Consumption

The Implications of Changing Infrastructures of Provision

Author: Dale Southerton,Heather Chappells,Bas van Vliet

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

View: 6416

'This book offers an interesting contribution to debates on sustainable consumption, arguing for an approach that recognises how choices and needs are "socially produced" and mediated through infrastructures or systems of provision, rather than understood in terms of individual, market-based notions of "green consumerism". This is a polished piece of work and deserves to be read carefully.' - Michael Redclift, King's College, University of London, UK Sustainable Consumption is unique, not just in its inter-disciplinary and substantive subject matter (changing networks of utility consumption and production), but because it examines empirically the key theoretical debates underpinning the social sciences at the beginning of the 21st century. This book shifts the focus of sustainable consumption away from the individual consumer and their lifestyles, and examines how existing systems of provision constrain how people consume and how sustainability is conceived in popular and policy-related discourses.
Posted in Business & Economics

Social innovations, institutional change, and economic performance

making sense of structural adjustment processes in industrial sectors, regions, and societies

Author: Timo J. Hämäläinen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 9035

For once the title says it all. To put the book edited by Timo Hämäläinen and Risto Heiskala in short, it aims to explain it all. . . Throughout the book, the reader can sense the enthusiasm and genuine search for new theory. This should be applauded as such. . . Social Innovations, Institutional Change and Economic Performance delivers a collection of conceptually thick accounts on important themes on relevant and eternally important issues. It is recommended to all students of institutional and structural change at all levels of expertise. Markku Sotarauta, Regional Studies A much needed examination of a neglected issue how societies, regions and institutions adjust to our rapidly changing economic world. W. Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico This is a marvellously rich work of synthesis, bringing together a very wide range of theoretical perspectives to make sense of contemporary patterns of economic and social change. Its range of reference is remarkable and it is further proof that much of the most interesting theoretical and empirical work today is being done on the boundaries of disciplines. Geoff Mulgan, Director, The Young Foundation, Founder, Demos and formerly Head of Policy, Prime Minister s Office, UK A very relevant and insightful perspective on institutional change and economic renewal in regions, countries and corporations. Yves L. Doz, INSEAD, France This book examines the nature of social innovation processes which determine the economic and social performance of nations, regions, industrial sectors and organizations. The current transformation of the world economy underlines the importance of systemic adjustment capacity for the long-term success of industrial economies. The expert contributors outline a theory of social innovation which differentiates between incremental and radical change processes, and suggests areas where policy makers can facilitate proactive changes. Case studies highlight the various rigidities of structural adjustment processes, the economic importance of systemic adjustment capacity, and the challenges of social innovation and structural change in different societies, regions and sectors. An important contribution to the emerging research on social innovations, this book offers invaluable insights for all decision makers struggling with structural adjustment challenges. As such, it will prove essential reading for scholars and students focussing on social and economic innovation and change processes, national and regional development, and economic competitiveness and growth. National, regional, sectoral and organizational policymakers and strategists will also find much to interest them within this book.
Posted in Business & Economics

Class analysis and social transformation

Author: Michael Savage

Publisher: Open University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 7508

This book breathes new life into class analysis by showing how contemporary social and cultural transformations are related to the restructuring of class relations. The author gives a definitive account of debates on class and provides a comprehensive description of the main features of contemporary social change.
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Global and Local Televangelism

Author: P. Thomas,P. Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264810

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 4358

An exploration of the many faces of televangelism in our world today, including Christian, Islamic and Hindu. The collection analyses the correspondences and major differences between global and local televangelism, focusing on the main individuals involved in televangelism, their practices and the social and cultural impact of their ministries.
Posted in Performing Arts

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6934

Posted in American literature

Der Computer als Werkzeug und Medium

die geistigen und technischen Wurzeln des Personal Computers

Author: Michael Friedewald

Publisher: Verlag Fur Geschichte Der Naturwissenschaften Un


Category: Microcomputers

Page: 497

View: 7876

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Embodying Sociology

Retrospect, Progress and Prospects

Author: Chris Shilling

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405167949

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 974

A study of ‘the body’ - one of the fastest growing, most influential, and most contested subjects in the social sciences and humanities. Includes cutting edge contributions from Europe, America and Asia Brings together a series of theoretical, methodological and empirical analyses by leading international exponents of body studies Explores the structural, interactional and phenomenological features of human embodiment Connects the concerns of classical sociologists to new advances in social theory, anthropology, feminism and social research Introduces the study of ‘body pedagogics’ Takes the sociological study of the body in an exciting new direction and opens up new horizons for the sociological imagination
Posted in Social Science

Space Travel and Culture

From Apollo to Space Tourism

Author: David Bell,Martin Parker

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405193320

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 427

Explores the significance of the first Apollo moon landing and how the countless books, films, and products associated with factual space fiction had an affect on popular culture and artistic practice, but not social sciences and humanities Investigates how a topic is hugely important in popular culture, but almost invisible in the academy, and how it makes us want to ask questions about visibility, or perhaps self-censorship Evaluates how little impact the space age actually had on the social sciences and humanities - partly because its combination of military-industrial cold war politics, combined with patriarchy and big science, sits uneasily with contemporary thought in these areas Provides an interdisciplinary collection of essays on various aspects of NASA, the moon landing, and the commercialization of space generally The book travels from hard engineering to space romance, echoing the variety of attempts to blur science and culture
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Technology and the wealth of nations

the dynamics of constructed advantage

Author: Dominique Foray

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781855670822

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 6168

Posted in Business & Economics

Der arbeitende Kunde

Wenn Konsumenten zu unbezahlten Mitarbeitern werden

Author: G. Günter Voß,Kerstin Rieder

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593404443

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 390

Es gab eine Zeit, da wurde man an der Käsetheke bedient und beraten, da kaufte man die Bahnkarte am Schalter und richtete den Dauerauftrag mit persönlicher Unterschrift am Bankschalter ein. Heute wählen wir fertig abgepackten Käse aus der Kühltruhe aus, schlagen uns mit Fahrkartenautomaten herum und erledigen Bankgeschäfte online zu Hause. Mit Ikea fing es an – der Kunde arbeitet mit. G. Günter Voß und Kerstin Rieder zeigen, welche Folgen das für die Wirtschaft, für den Einzelnen und für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Der Kunde ist heute selbstbestimmter, informierter, aktiver, er ist stärker Subjekt als vorher. Zugleich unterliegt der Konsument aber einer Entfremdung: Er hat gar keine Wahl, selbst wenn es ihn überfordert, er muss »mitarbeiten«, Beratung entfällt. Mit ihren amüsanten Exkursen zu Lust und Frust des arbeitenden Kunden, verknüpft mit scharfsinnigen soziologischen Analysen, regen die Autoren zum Nachdenken an: Wohin mag dies alles führen – und wollen wir das wirklich?
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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 7758

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Posted in Sociology

Nature, Society and Environmental Crisis

Author: Bob Carter

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405193337

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3269

"Many of the chapters in the present volume were first presented at the 2008 BSA Annual Conference 'Social Worlds, Natural Worlds' held at the University of Warwick."--Acknowledgments.
Posted in Nature