On Sociology

Numbers, Narratives, and the Integration of Research and Theory

Author: John H. Goldthorpe

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198295723

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

View: 6560

One of the world's leading sociologists presents for the first time his comprehensive view of the aims and tools of modern sociology. The book will provoke debate about cogent and controversial theories of the way we understand modern industrial society.
Posted in Social Science

Ethnicity and Social Divisions

Contemporary Research in Sociology

Author: Karin Halldén,Elias le Grand,Zenia Hellgren

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443809233

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 9253

The anthology “Ethnicity and Social Divisions: Contemporary Research in Sociology” is a collection of studies presented at the annual Aage Sørensen Memorial Conferences in 2006 and 2007. The volume reflects a number of important tendencies in contemporary social research: the increasing interest in questions that concern ethnicity and immigration on the one hand, the remaining centrality of social stratification and class analysis on the other hand, and the intersection between these fields. Eight young sociologists, all PhD Candidates at the universities of Harvard, Oxford or Stockholm at the time they wrote their contributions, participate in this volume. Representing a new generation of social scientists, they have conducted empirical research on social inequality related to class and ethnicity from different perspectives.
Posted in Social Science

Norbert Elias and Modern Sociology

Knowledge, Interdependence, Power, Process

Author: Eric Dunning,Jason Hughes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780933398

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 7466

This book explores the interplay between the making of Elias as a sociologist and the development of his core ideas relating to figurations, interdependence, and civilising processes. Focusing on the relevance of Elias's work for current debates within sociology, the authors centrally consider his contributions to the sociology of knowledge and methodology. Dunning and Hughes locate the work of Elias within a discussion of the crisis of sociology as a subject, and compare his figurational approach with the approaches of three major figures in modern sociology: Anthony Giddens, Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu. This highly readable and engaging book will be essential reading for students and scholars of sociological theory and methods.
Posted in Social Science

Chinese Middle Classes

Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and China

Author: Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135043205

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4659

The formation and characteristics of a nation’s middle class are shaped by historical context and the developmental path that has been followed. However, can the same be said of the ethnic Chinese middle classes in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao? Given the divergent political and economic experiences under which the respective middle classes were created, established, shaped, and reshaped, can they still be characterized as a homogenous group of ‘Chinese middle classes’, or are they more unique within each country? Using systematic survey data analysis and case studies to examine and compare the emerging middle classes in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Urban China, this book explores whether the middle classes in these countries possess any uniquely ‘Chinese’ features, or if these are shared attributes that can be found in other non-Chinese middle classes in the Asia-Pacific region. It analyses the formation, profile, culture, lifestyles, mobility, and politics of the middle class groups in each country, and highlights the differences and similarities that emerge, and focuses in particular on increased mobility, financial resilience, class anxiety, and political interest and effectiveness. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars interested in Asian middle classes, Chinese studies, Chinese societies, Chinese ethnicity and Chinese politics.
Posted in Social Science

Turkey's Kurds

A Theoretical Analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Ocalan

Author: Ali Kemal Özcan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134211295

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6006

The Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) is examined here in this text on Kurdish nationalism. Incorporating recent field-based research results and newly translated material on Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK's long-time leader; it explores the nature and the organizational working of the party, from its growth in the late 1970s to its recent shrinkage. A variety of issues are addressed including: * the views and philosophy of Abdullah Ocalan * the successes and failures of the PKK in bringing about the Kurdish opposition in Turkey * the role of PKK's philosophy of recruitment, organizational diligence, use of arms and other contextual factors in Kurdish resistance * factors involved in the development of the nationalism of the Kurds in Turkey. The text also reappraises the Kurdish movement in Turkey and presents insights into the nature of Kurdish social structure, thinking, and the particularities of the Kurdish ethnic distinctness.
Posted in History

Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

Author: Sokratis Koniordos,Alexandros Kyrtsis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136711201

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

View: 737

The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching impact. At the same time there has been diversity and fragmentation, the influence of American sociology, and the effect of social practice and transformations. The guiding question is: does European Sociology really exist today, and if the answer is positive, what does this really mean? Divided into four parts, the Handbook investigates: intellectual and institutional settings regional variations thematic variations European concerns. The Handbook will provides a set of state-of-the-art accounts that break new ground, each contribution teasing out the distinctively European features of the sociological theme it explores. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.
Posted in Social Science

Commitment to Work and Job Satisfaction

Studies of Work Orientations

Author: Bengt Furåker,Kristina Håkansson,Jan Ch Karlsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136485228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 5867

People’s work orientations and attitudes to paid work are highly important for the welfare of any country. Still, little is currently known about how such attitudes are distributed among different countries, men and women, classes, occupations, age groups and so on. Even less is known about how work orientations have changed during the dramatic social transformations of economies and labour markets during recent decades. What happened, for example, to work orientations in Iceland when the country went bankrupt? The answer is quite surprising. Or, is it true that work is losing its position in people’s lives in Western world? What is the relationship between people’s attitudes to work and the way they actually behave on the labour market? This timely book deals with these questions – and more – presenting fresh knowledge on changes in work orientations in many countries. It is based on genuine theoretical arguments and thorough empirical studies, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. It is a great source of new knowledge on work orientations and changes in attitudes to work.
Posted in Business & Economics

Vision and Method in Historical Sociology

Author: Theda Skocpol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521297240

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 6553

Some of the most important questions of the social sciences in the twentieth century have been posed by scholars working at the intersections of social theory and history viewed on a grand scale. The core essays of this book focus on the careers and contributions of nine of these scholars: Marc Bloch, Karl Polanyi, S. N. Eisenstadt, Reinhard Bendix, Perry Anderson, E. P. Thompson, Charles Tilly, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Barrington Moore, Jr. The essays convey a vivid sense of the vision and values each of these major scholars brings (or bought) to his work and analyze and evaluate the research designs and methods each used in his most important works. The introduction and conclusion discuss the long-running tradition of historically grounded research in sociology, while the conclusion also provides a detailed discussion and comparison of three recurrent strategies for bringing historical evidence and theoretical ideas to bear upon one another. informative, thought-provoking, and unusually practical, the book offers fascinating and relevant reading to sociologists, social historians, historically oriented political economists, and anthropologists - and, indeed, to anyone who wants to learn more about the ideas and methods of some of the best-known scholars in the modern social sciences.
Posted in Social Science

Historical Social Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social history

Page: N.A

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International journal for the application of formal methods to history.
Posted in Social history

Ohne Abschluss in die Bildungsgesellschaft

die Erwerbschancen gering qualifizierter Personen aus soziologischer und ökonomischer Perspektive

Author: Heike Solga

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: N.A

Category: High school dropouts

Page: 354

View: 625

Bildung ist und bleibt wohl das alles bestimmende Thema des 21. Jahrhunderts. Entsprechend dramatisch müssen die lebensgeschichtlichen Folgen eines Mangels an oder Ausschlusses von Bildung sein. In der ökonomischen wie soziologischen Arbeitsmarktliteratur findet man nun für die zunehmende Benachteiligung gering qualifizierter Personen das gleiche dominante Erklärungsmuster, den Verdrängungsmechanismus: gering Qualifizierte werden von besser Qualifizierten "verdrängt". In diesem Buch wird im Unterschied dazu in den theoretischen Überlegungen und empirischen Analysen die Bedeutung von Prozessen einer zunehmenden Diskreditierung, sozialen Verarmung und Stigmatisierung herausgearbeitet und hervorgehoben - es geht also eher um soziale Ungleichheit denn um "Verdrängung".
Posted in High school dropouts

Rational-Choice-Theorie in den Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Andreas Diekmann,Thomas Voss,Anatol Rapoport

Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rational choice theory

Page: 360

View: 5230

Posted in Rational choice theory

Historische Soziologie

Author: Rainer Schützeichel

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historical sociology

Page: 139

View: 6316

Posted in Historical sociology

Mehr Risiken - Mehr Ungleichheit?

Abbau von Wohlfahrtsstaat, Flexibilisierung von Arbeit und die Folgen

Author: Walter Müller,Stefani Scherer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Globalization

Page: 395

View: 8334

Posted in Globalization

Re/Structuring Science Education

ReUniting Sociological and Psychological Perspectives

Author: Wolff-Michael Roth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048139965

Category: Education

Page: 381

View: 7640

Since its beginnings, science education has been under the influence of psychological theories of knowing and learning, while in more recent years, social constructivist and sociological frameworks have also begun to emerge. With little work being done on showing how the perspectives of these separate approaches might be integrated, this work aims to plug the gap. The book helps lay the groundwork for reuniting sociological and psychological perspectives on the knowing, learning, and teaching of science. Featuring a range of integrative efforts beginning with simple conversation, the chapters here include not only articles but also commentaries that engage with other papers, as well as a useful running narrative that, from the introduction to the epilogue, contextualizes the book and its sections. Specific attention is given to cultural-historical activity theory, which already offers an integration of psychological and cultural-historical (sociological) perspectives on collectively motivated human activities. A number of chapters, as well as the contextualizing narrative, explicitly use this theory as a framework for rethinking science education to achieve the reunification that is the goal of this work. All the contributors to this volume have produced texts that contribute to the effort of overcoming the extant divide between sociological and psychological approaches to science education research and practice. From very different positions—gender, culture, race—they provide valuable insights to reuniting approaches in both theory and method in the field. As an ensemble, the contributions constitute a rich menu of ideas from which new forms of science education can emerge.
Posted in Education

The Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy

Practice, Theory and Research

Author: Lynne E. Angus,John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761926849

Category: Medical

Page: 404

View: 3295

The field of narrative-informed therapy began nearly a decade ago and has now matured to the point where a significant reference work is both timely and appropriate. The Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy is the first work to draw together theorists and practitioners representing a diverse range of approaches to describe and detail assessment and intervention strategies focusing on client story-telling and story reconstruction to promote positive change in clients. It aims to bring together multiple approaches to promote a dialogue among differing narrative traditions and synthesize a more integrated understanding of client story-telling processes in psychotherapy. The editors have achieved a balance between practice, applied research findings, and background theory. Psychotherapy practitioners and researchers in social work, counseling, nursing, and psychiatry will find this handbook of immense value. Faculty, graduate students, and librarians in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and psychiatry departments will also find this an ideal addition to their courses and collections. No other volume brings together original contributions in narrative and psychotherapy from practitioners and researchers from around the world.
Posted in Medical

Sociology

A Multiple Paradigm Science

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 292

View: 2809

Posted in Sociology

Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology

Author: Richard Swedberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691070131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 9883

While most people are familiar with The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, few know that during the last decade of his life Max Weber (1864-1920) also tried to develop a new way of analyzing economic phenomena, which he termed "economic sociology." Indeed, this effort occupies the central place in Weber's thought during the years just before his death. Richard Swedberg here offers a critical presentation and the first major study of this fascinating part of Weber's work. Swedberg furthermore discusses similarities and differences between Weber's economic sociology and present-day thinking on the same topic. In addition, the author shows how economic sociology has recently gained greater credibility as economists and sociologists have begun to collaborate in studying problems of organizations, political structures, social problems, and economic culture more generally. Swedberg's book will be sure to further this new cooperation.
Posted in Business & Economics