Sociological Theory: What went Wrong?

Diagnosis and Remedies

Author: Nicos Mouzelis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134901216

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 7179

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

Rationales Handeln und soziale Prozesse

Beiträge zur soziologischen Theoriebildung

Author: Michael Schmid

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322804860

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 1943

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: 7487

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

Social Mechanisms

An Analytical Approach to Social Theory

Author: Peter Hedström,Richard Swedberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521596879

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 7842

The advancement of social theory requires an analytical approach that systematically seeks to explicate the social mechanisms that generate and explain observed associations between events. These essays, written by prominent social scientists, advance criticisms of current trends in social theory and suggest alternative approaches. The mechanism approach calls attention to an intermediary level of analysis in between pure description and story-telling, on the one hand, and grand theorizing and universal social laws, on the other. For social theory to be of use for the working social scientist, it must attain a high level of precision and provide a toolbox from which middle range theories can be constructed.
Posted in Political Science

European Cosmopolitanism in Question

Author: R. Robertson,A. Krossa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230360289

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 8656

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.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

View: 6152

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

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: 5480

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

Children Talking

The Development of Pragmatic Competence

Author: Linda Thompson

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: 9781853593949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 105

View: 2650

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: 9713

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

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: 1253

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 4761

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 345

View: 2072

Posted in Psychology

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: 6259

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

Mental Health Racism And Sexism

Author: Charles V. Willie

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082297469X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 957

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

Drogen

Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2807

»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky
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Social Work

Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society

Author: Cynthia Bisman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536887

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 2480

This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new conceptualizations, definitions, and explanations for social work practice and principles in the areas of assessment, relationships, communication, best practices, intervention, and differential use of self. Case studies fully discuss and illustrate the use of these approaches with real clients and provide a lens inclusive of geography and culture to promote social justice and human well-being, whether within one's own nation or across national borders. Recognizing that targeted practice with individuals is the key to successful outcomes, this textbook equips today's practitioners with the values, skills, and knowledge necessary for social work practice in a globalized world.
Posted in Social Science

Moving Beyond Individualism in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Reflections on Theory, Theology, and Practice

Author: Barbara J. McClure

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877255

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 5353

Despite astute critiques and available resources for alternative modes of thinking and practicing, individualism continues to be a dominating and constraining ideology in the field of pastoral psychotherapy and counseling. Philip Rieff was one of the first to highlight the negative implications of individualism in psychotherapeutic theories and practices. As heirs and often enthusiasts of the Freudian tradition of which Rieff and others are critical, pastoral theologians have felt the sting of his charge, and yet the empirical research that McClure presents shows that pastoral-counseling practitioners resist change. Their attempts to overcome an individualistic perspective have been limited and ineffective because individualism is embedded in the field's dominant theological and theoretical resources, practices, and organizational arrangements. Only a radical reappraisal of these will make possible pastoral counseling practices in a post-individualistic mode. McClure proposes several critical transformations: broadening and deepening the operative theologies used to guide the healing practice, expanding the role of the pastoral counselor, reimagining the operative anthropology, reclaiming sin and judgment, nuancing the particular against the individual, rethinking the ideal outcome of the practices, and reimagining the organizational structures that support the practices. Only this level of revisioning will enable this ministry of the church to move beyond its individualistic limitations and offer healing in more complex, effective, and socially adequate ways.
Posted in Religion

Le condizioni ideologiche del nostro tempo

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

View: 6007

Posted in Political Science

Schizoid Phenomena, Object Relations and the Self

Author: Harry Guntrip

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780498969

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

View: 7097

Based on a series of clinical studies of schizoid problems, this book is a sequel to Harry Guntrip's theoretical study of the emergence of the schizoid problem, Personality Structure and Human Interaction (1961). It includes revised versions of earlier papers, and also much original material. In Part 1, a description of the schizoid position is given, in terms of relation to the external world, internal states of ego disintegration and, the core of the problem, the dissociated and lost emotional heart of the total self.Part 2 reviews the theoretical development which makes it necessary to see manic-depressive problems in the light of the deeper and more subtle schizoid condition. Part 3, on "The Nature of Basic Ego-Weakness", seeks to assess fully the importance of Winnicott's research into the earliest beginnings of ego development, as the infant slowly grows into psychic separation from the mother, a process that involves both the opportunity for individuation and also the risk of loss of relationship, as well as the risk of possibly permanent stunting of the ego development instead of growth of basic ego relatedness in the mentally healthy person.Part 4 explores the implications for psychotherapy of the study of the schizoid problem, particularly in the matter of the personal therapeutic relationship of therapist and patient. And finally, in Part 5, the review of theory is put on a broad foundation with a chapter on "The Concept of Psychodynamic Science" and another comparing the ego theories of Hartmann and the "object-relational" thinkers, Melanie Klein, Fairbairn, and Winnicott.
Posted in Psychology