New Rules of Sociological Method

A Positive Critique of Interpretative Sociologies

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745677150

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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This is a new and revised edition of a book which has alreadyestablished itself as a basic text in social theory. The first section of the work provides a concise criticalanalysis of some leading schools of thought in social philosophy,giving particular attention to phenomenology, ethnomethodology andWittgensteinian thought. Giddens concentrates primarily upon theimplications of these various perspectives for an account of humanaction and its intelligibility. An `action approach' on its own,however, will not do; in human social life, action and structurepresuppose one another. The author therefore moves on to provide aseries of concepts relevant to understanding the production andreproduction of society. The book concludes with a succinctstatement of some `new rules of sociological method'. Representing the first, and most trenchant, exposition of theprinciples of structuration theory, this edition also contains asubstantial new Introduction in which Giddens replies to some ofthe more persistent criticisms made of the original version andalso addresses some important issues originally discussed only in acursory way.
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The Rules of Sociological Method

And Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143911837X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim’s work into context for the twenty-first century reader. The Rules of Sociological Method represents Emile Durkheim’s manifesto for sociology. He argues forcefully for the objective, scientific, and methodological underpinnings of sociology as a discipline and establishes guiding principles for future research. The substantial new introduction by leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes explains and sets into context Durkheim’s arguments. Lukes examines the still-controversial debates about The Rules of Sociological Method’s six chapters and explains their relevance to present-day sociology. The edition also includes Durkheim’s subsequent thoughts on method in the form of articles, debates with scholars from other disciplines, and letters. The original translation has been revised and reworked in order to make Durkheim’s arguments clearer and easier to read. This is an essential resource for students and scholars hoping to deepen their understanding of one of the pioneering voices in modern sociology and twentieth-century social thought.
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Durkheim: The Rules of Sociological Method

and Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137368551

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This revised and updated second edition of The Rules of Sociological Method and Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method represents Durkheim's manifesto for sociology. In it he sought to establish sociology's scientific credentials and to provide guiding principles for future research. With a substantial new introduction by the leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes, the book explains the original argument and sets it in context. In addition, the still controversial debates about The Rules of Sociological Method's six chapters are examined and their relevance to present-day sociology is discussed. Also included are Durkheim's subsequent thoughts on method in the form of articles, debates with scholars from other disciplines, and letters. This edition contains helpful learning features to help introduce a new generation of sociology students to Durkheim's rich contribution to the field.
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Organisation und Welterschließung


Author: Günther Ortmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531909215

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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Organisationen sind Veranstaltungen der Welterschließung. Ihr Sinn ist die organisierte Fest-Stellung von Bedeutungen und Handlungsweisen angesichts unabstellbarer Mehrdeutigkeit und Veränderlichkeit. Kann angesichts dessen der Diskurs um die so genannte Postmoderne die Organisationstheorie bereichern? Das Buch gibt eine entschiedene Antwort, nicht nur programmatisch, sondern durch dekonstruktive Analysen der wichtigsten Organisationsprobleme. Themen sind: • der Diskurs um die Postmoderne zwischen Habermas, Giddens und Derrida; • organisationale Regelwerke und die Notwendigkeit ihrer Verletzung in der Anwendung; • die Paradoxien der Entscheidung; • die Ressourcen und ressourcenorientierte Ansätze des strategischen Managements; • Vertrauen, Geld und Macht als Medien der Koordination und Kooperation; • die Evolution der Kooperation.
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Social Theory and Education Research

Understanding Foucault, Habermas,Bourdieu and Derrida

Author: Mark Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136767592

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 7486

Although education researchers have drawn on the work of a wide diversity of theorists, a number of these have been of particular significance to education. While the likes of Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, John Dewey and Paulo Freire influenced previous generations of educational theorists, much of the more contemporary theory building has revolved around a quartet of well-known and much-debated thinkers – Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Pierre Bourdieu and Jacques Derrida. However, while the influence of these thinkers has grown considerably over the last number of years, both their original work and its application to education can prove challenging to the educational practitioner. The challenges they pose to educators are exacerbated by a lack of suitable reading material that can appeal to the advanced practitioner market, while also providing a sufficiently in-depth overview of the various theories and their applications in educational research. This edited book expertly rectifies this omission in the educational literature, and delivers a text that is both advanced and accessible, offering the education practitioner/researcher a suitable guide to assist their acquisition and application of social theory. The chapters included in this collection are designed to illustrate the diverse ways in which continental theory of whatever stripe can be applied to educational issues. From school surveillance to curriculum, social theory is used to shed light on ‘practical’ issues facing the sector, helping to widen and deepen discussion around these areas when they are in danger of being over-simplified. This book will be incredibly useful to post-graduate student teachers who wish to develop their capacity to engage with these debates at an advanced level. It will also prove of great interest to anyone involved in education policy and theory.
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Security, Identity and Interests

A Sociology of International Relations

Author: Bill McSweeney,McSweeney Bill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521666305

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 6717

Addresses the central problem of international relations - security - and constructs a novel framework for its analysis.
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Der Selbstmord

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Keyword, Intergenerational Ambivalences

Author: Kurt Lüscher,Frank Lettke,Betram J. Cohler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Intergenerational relations

Page: 67

View: 2623

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The K. School

Residential Management of Troublesome Girls in Transition-time Estonia

Author: Judit Strömpl

Publisher: N.A


Category: Female juvenile delinquents

Page: 286

View: 6539

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Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 4905

Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4745

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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New Social Connections

Sociology's Subjects and Objects

Author: Judith Burnett,Syd Jeffers,Graham Thomas

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230575981

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6824

Offering a fresh approach to new explorations of the reconfigurations of sociological thought, this book provides a mix of literature review, original theory and autobiographical material in order to understand formations of sociological knowledge.
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Life on the line

a sociological investigation of women working in a clothing factory in Malta

Author: Angele Deguara

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 9786

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David und Goliath

Die Kunst, Übermächtige zu bezwingen

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593420678

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2983

Wenn David auf Goliath trifft, hat er zwei Möglichkeiten: Spielt er nach dessen Regeln, wird er verlieren. Ist er bereit, die Regeln der Macht zu brechen, zwingt er den Riesen damit in die Knie. Malcolm Gladwell ist davon überzeugt: Underdogs sind Gewinner! In genialen Episoden von listigen Kriegsherren, halbstarken Basketballteams und inspirierten Softwareentwicklern zeigt der Kultautor, dass Triumph keine Frage der Größe, sondern der inneren Haltung ist. Gladwells hintersinniges Plädoyer für das Große im Kleinen ist zugleich ein Appell zum kreativen Ungehorsam. Nach der Lektüre dieses verblüffenden Buchs ist kein Riese mehr vor Ihnen sicher.
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The Sexual Abuse of Adolescent Girls

Social Workers' Child Protection Practice

Author: Stewart Kirk

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: 9780754610373

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 5744

This text is based on the analysis of in-depth interviews with social workers across a number of sites in two local authorities in the North of England. It explores the various factors that influence their child protection practice with a specific client group (familialy sexually abused adolescent girls).
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 6833

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Environment and Planning

Society & space

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology, Urban

Page: N.A

View: 5296

International interdisciplinary journal discussing the relations between Society and Space. Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretical construct and empirical fact. Covers both practical politics and the abstractions of social theory.
Posted in Sociology, Urban

Abbild - Vorbild - Alltagsbild

Thematische Einzelanalysen zu ausgewählten Familienserien des DDR-Fernsehens

Author: Sascha Trültzsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865831989

Category: Families on television

Page: 274

View: 3736

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