Sociological Theory: What went Wrong?

Diagnosis and Remedies

Author: Nicos Mouzelis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134901216

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 1892

Social theory is open to many passing currents. Claims to originality tend to thrive and past achievements are often ignored. In Sociologiocal Theory: What Went Wrong? Mouzelis claims that "problems" currently being isolated are not really problems, and that "achievements" claimed are little more than pretensions. He argues that we have been premature to dismiss thinkers from the late 1950s and early 1960s and that we can build on their ideas to produce a more effective, more relevant social theory. Written with precision and with clarity, Sociological Theory: What Went Wrong? is a compelling analysis of the central problems of sociological theory today and of the means to resolve them.
Posted in Social Science

Social Theory and Social History

Author: Donald M. MacRaild,Avram Taylor

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802583

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 438

The expansion of social history that took place in the twentieth century has produced some of the most exciting works in the field of historical studies. As the range of the social historian's concerns has grown, so has the range of methodologies and theoretical approaches they employ. Historians have made greater use of the theoretical insights of social scientists, and boundaries between the disciplines have become blurred as a consequence. Social Theory and Social History: - covers the major developments within social history - offers an introduction to the most important social theorists - discusses the relationship between history and the social sciences - considers the use of theory in the writing of history - examines current debates within historiography In this concise introductory guide, Donald M. MacRaild and Avram Taylor explore the complex relationship between social theory and social history, arguing that an awareness of the relation between the two is the key to a deeper understanding of the process of historical change.
Posted in History

Rationales Handeln und soziale Prozesse

Beiträge zur soziologischen Theoriebildung

Author: Michael Schmid

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322804860

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 727

Der Band dokumentiert die Reichweite der rationalistischen Handlungstheorie und deren Bedeutung für ein heuristisch fruchtbares soziologisches Erklärungsprogramm, das die überkommene Teilung in Mikro- und Makroanalyse überwindet.
Posted in Social Science

Erotisches Kapital

Das Geheimnis erfolgreicher Menschen

Author: Catherine Hakim

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593412500

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 818

David Beckham hat es, Anne Will auch – und Carla Bruni erst recht: Die Rede ist von erotischem Kapital. Die Soziologin Catherine Hakim zeigt einen überraschenden Weg an die Spitze der Gesellschaft und bricht dabei so manches Tabu: Nicht nur Intelligenz bringt uns weiter – wir müssen neu lernen, Sex-Appeal und Schönheit für uns zu nutzen. Feministische Scheuklappen haben Frauen jahrzehntelang nicht weitergebracht, im Gegenteil: Wer hierzulande zu gut aussieht, dem wird von vornherein der IQ gekürzt. Bewusst eingesetzte Attraktivität gilt als anstößig, dabei spielt das gewisse Etwas für den sozialen Aufstieg eine ebenso große Rolle wie die Ausbildung. Und das Beste ist: Jeder kann es entwickeln und erlernen!
Posted in Social Science

European Cosmopolitanism in Question

Author: R. Robertson,A. Krossa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230360289

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 7780

Including a stellar line-up of international scholars, this book is an ambitious analysis of cosmopolitanism that will push the debate into new arenas, open up new lines of inquiry and have an impact on the study of globalization and global processes for years to come.
Posted in Political Science

The Political Economy of Interregional Relations

ASEAN and the EU

Author: Alfredo C. Robles

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.


Category: Political Science

Page: 201

View: 2482

The book highlights a number of topics, including: the shifting of production by some Japanese firms to Southeast Asia in response to EC anti-dumping measures; evaluations by the EC, independent consultants and Southeast Asian NGOs of successful and unsuccessful development projects; the ASEAN and EC consensus to ignore human rights violations in East Timor; and ASEAN-EC programmes to encourage investment by European firms in Southeast Asia.
Posted in Political Science

Children Talking

The Development of Pragmatic Competence

Author: Linda Thompson

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: 9781853593949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 105

View: 4575

Comprises papers at the Child Language Seminar held at the University of Durham in March 1996. The seminar focused on social dimension of children's developing language and was attended by delegates from a variety of backgrounds and interests, including teachers, linguists, psychologists, speech therapists and a number of postgraduates. All of the papers are based on empirical research. Each focuses on a particular aspect of the children's developing sociolinguistic strategies and pragmatic competence. The book should be of interest to those interested in children and their language development.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Best Books for Academic Libraries: Social sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: Best Books

ISBN: 9780722200162

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 6395

Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.
Posted in Reference

Critical Social Theory

Culture, Society and Critique

Author: Tim Dant

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761954798

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 7240

Critical theory has left an indelible mark on postwar social thought. But what are the relations between critical theory and 'the cultural turn' ? How did critical theory inform later French critical theorists, such as Lefebvre, Barthes and Baudrillard? This accomplished and accessible book: - Demonstrates the origins of critical theory in the Marxian analysis of the capitalist mode of production and Freudian psychoanalysis - Clearly explains the main achievements of critical theory - Elucidates how critical theory defines culture as a system that constrains and alienates the individual - Explores the potential for social change and personal emancipation in the critical heritage. The author locates the importance of myth and reason, the significance of sexuality, the place of work, the difference between art and entertainment, the nature of everyday life and the relationship between knowledge and action. The result is a lucid and informative text which will appeal to all students interested in the critical traditions of social thought.
Posted in Social Science

Social Work Live

Theory and Practice in Social Work Using Videos

Author: Carol Dorr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199368953

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 3053

Social Work Live accesses multiple approaches to student learning: experiential, visual, and auditory. Carol Dorr emphasizes the important role of self-reflection and critical thinking in social work practice by paying special attention to process recordings and observing how the social worker reflects on her own reactions in the moment with the client. Students also can appreciate the important role of reflecting on their own interventions with clients after their sessions, acknowledging what went well and what could have been done better. Social Work Live encourages a constructivist perspective to practice that calls attention to the many possible interpretations and approaches to working with clients. The classroom provides an ideal opportunity for students to explore with each other different ways of making meaning out of clients' stories and intervening with them.
Posted in Social Science

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: 8496

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.
Posted in Social Science

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 3073

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

Beyond equilibrium theory

theories of social action and social change applied to a study of power sharing in transition

Author: M. Ross DeWitt

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer


Category: Psychology

Page: 345

View: 6639

Posted in Psychology

Mental Health Racism And Sexism

Author: Charles V. Willie

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082297469X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 3233

The essays in this volume discuss racism and sexism as they affect mental health. In particular, they focus on training, diagnosis, treatment, and research, emphasizing the power relationships between individuals and groups that cause unequal access to mental health care. They offer perspectives on issues and their distinct effects on mental health: interracial adoptions, teenage motherhood, gender bias in mental health diagnosis and therapy, prisons used as substitutes for hospitals, homeless families, and increasing violence- in the home, on college campuses, and in the streets.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Self, Social Identity, and Physical Health

Interdisciplinary Explorations

Author: Richard J. Contrada,Richard D. Ashmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198029298

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 8034

Despite tremendous progress in understanding the human body as a biological mechanism, researchers are finding that many aspects of physical health are strongly linked to a person's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and to features of the sociocultural environment. This interdisciplinary volume, the newest in the Rutgers Series on Self and Social Identity, provides a survey of this research, emphasizing the connections between health and an individual's sense of self. Drawing on psychology, sociology and anthropology, the collection examines the health-related effects both of broad social forces and of individual experiences. Part I examines the diverse systems involved, moving from the biological and psychological systems in the individual to such societal systems as language, politics, economics, and health care. Part II focuses on stress and emotion and includes an extensive discussion of race related stress and of the beneficial effects of disclosing and talking about individual traumatic events. Part III addresses health in the context of personality and development, proposing a multilevel view of personality and describing the emergence of sexual identities during adolescence. The final part then looks at the other side of the self-health relationship by examining the effects of illness on one's sense of self. As a whole, the collection provides a wide ranging survey of existing work on how self and health are linked and is a valuable source of ideas for future research.
Posted in Social Science

Le condizioni ideologiche del nostro tempo

Author: Carlo Mongardini,Associazione italiana di sociologia. Sezione teorie sociologiche e trasformazioni sociali

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 191

View: 9715

Posted in Political Science

Urban schools

the new social spaces of resistance

Author: Mickey Lauria,Luis F. Mirón

Publisher: Morehouse Publishing

ISBN: 9780820476438

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 9883

Luis F. Miron is Professor of Educational Policy and Social Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Posted in Education

Self-Care Science, Nursing Theory and Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Katherine Renpenning, MScN,Susan Gebhardt Taylor, MSN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107796

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 6521

"This is an excellent review of the development of self-care deficit theory and the use of self-care in nursing practice. Explanations of the various theories and theory terms are well done and written at a level that novice theorists can relate to. The authors demonstrate how self-care science can be fiscally and effectively applied to the care of patients/clients."--Doody's Medical Reviews Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory has been used as a foundation for nursing practice in healthcare institutions and as the basis of curricula in nursing schools for decades. This book explores the high-level theory of the application of Orem's Self-Care Theory, and how it can improve patient outcomes as well as cost-effectiveness of nursing care delivery. Written for nursing theorists, researchers, administrators, and graduate students, the text addresses the relationship of self-care theory and evidence-based care in nursing, and provides a solution to improving contemporary healthcare outcomes. The book is divided into three sections. Section one discusses the reason for the existence of the nursing profession, and identifies the performance of self-care. Section two covers three nursing practice sciences-wholly compensatory nursing, partly compensatory nursing, and supportive educative nursing. Section three offer suggestions on how health care organizations can incorporate this broadened perspective of what constitutes evidence based practice and on-going research methodology into every-day delivery of nursing services. Key Features: Includes case examples to illustrate the application of theory to nursing practice Provides a current, cost-effective resource for implementing Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory for effective evidence-based practice Builds the link between the application of Orem's Self Care Theory and improved patient and fiscal healthcare outcomes
Posted in Medical

Social Bonds to City Hall

How Appointed Managers Enter, Experience, and Leave Their Jobs in Western Local Government

Author: Peter Dahler-Larsen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 162

View: 8982

This book looks at how appointed managers enter, experience, and leave their jobs in Western Local Government. It is a result of a comparative, multi-method research project describing local government CEOs in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the US. The book focuses on the bond between individual CEOs and the local government as an organization. The key questions are: What is the structural framework around the job as a CEO? How are CEOs hired? What are the necessary qualifications? Who are the CEOs? What is a typical career pattern? What are the values and work goals of CEOs? Why do CEOs leave their jobs? Common patterns, recent changes, and national differences are described in relation to these themes.
Posted in Political Science