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: 7535

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.
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On Sociology

Numbers, Narratives, and the Integration of Research and Theory

Author: John H. Goldthorpe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

View: 681

This book is intended for scholars and students of sociology, social science methodology, business, economics, and social researchers.
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: 5458

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.
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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: 3574

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.
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Chinese Middle Classes

Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and China

Author: Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135043205

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8664

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.
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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: 2445

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.
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Skill Formation

Interdisciplinary and Cross-National Perspectives

Author: Heike Solga

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469983

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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There are marked changes in skill requirements in today's modern societies, and major questions about the processes of skill formation remain unresolved. What do we mean when we talk about skills, qualifications and competencies? Are market economies and firms systematically under-investing in skills? This book addresses these questions by first looking at what we mean when we talk about 'skills'. Secondly, it looks at the institutions where skills are acquired, before finally considering the provision of and access to training. It provides an up-to-date review of theories and research on skill formation in psychology, economics, political science and sociology, and addresses issues of skill learning and measurement, institutional and policy differences between countries, the issue of skill formation across a lifetime and disparities between socio-economic groups.
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Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

Author: Sokratis Koniordos,Alexandros Kyrtsis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136711201

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

View: 2971

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.
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Vision and Method in Historical Sociology

Author: Theda Skocpol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521297240

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 9015

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.
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A History of British Empirical Sociology

Author: Raymond A. Kent

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN: 9780566005206

Category: Enquêtes sociales - Grande-Bretagne - Histoire

Page: 228

View: 7788

Posted in Enquêtes sociales - Grande-Bretagne - Histoire

Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology

Author: Richard Swedberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691070131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

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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.
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Political Crossroads

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World politics

Page: N.A

View: 6809

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Annual Review of Sociology

Author: Karen S. Cook,John Hagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780824322304

Category: Social Science

Page: 606

View: 650

This handsomely bound volume contains 23 articles by leading scholars addressing recent developments in the field of sociology. It opens with W. Richard Scott's (Stanford U.) reflections on the emergence of organizational sociology during the second half of the 20th century. Other topics include (for example) a review of Durkheim's Theory of Mental
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Knowledge, Values and Educational Policy

A Critical Perspective

Author: Harry Daniels,Hugh Lauder,Jill Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 2020

'Knowledge, Values and Educational Policy' asks fundamental questions about what schools are for and what should be taught in them, explores one of the newest areas of interest - learning across boundaries - and examines issues of diversity and equity, locating these issues in terms of policies and practices within school.
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Stratification in Higher Education

A Comparative Study

Author: Yossi Shavit,Richard Arum,Adam Gamoran,Gila Menachem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 484

View: 1210

The mass expansion of higher education is one of the most important social transformations of the second half of the twentieth century. In this book, scholars from 15 countries, representing Western and Eastern Europe, East Asia, Israel, Australia, and the United States, assess the links between this expansion and inequality in the national context. Contrary to most expectations, the authors show that as access to higher education expands, all social classes benefit. Neither greater diversification nor privatization in higher education results in greater inequality. In some cases, especially where the most advantaged already have significant access to higher education, opportunities increase most for persons from disadvantaged origins. Also, during the late twentieth century, opportunities for women increased faster than those for men. Offering a new spin on conventional wisdom, this book shows how all social classes benefit from the expansion of higher education.
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Welfare Politics Cross-examined

Eclecticist Analytical Perspectives on Sweden and the Developed World, from the 1880s to the 2000s

Author: Eero Carroll,Lena Eriksson

Publisher: Aksant Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789052601991

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 7804

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Sociology

A Multiple Paradigm Science

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 292

View: 5696

Posted in Sociology

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: 4352

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.
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