Investigating Culture and Identity

Author: Paul Taylor

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780003290912

Category: Culture

Page: 252

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This text is part of a series that aims to involve students actively in their study of the subject and encourage them to consider each topic in its wider social context. Practical assignments are provided through questions, essays and ideas for course work and students' own research. This volume covers all the areas stipulated by the AEB's Culture and Identity topic on paper 1 of the A Level examination. It also covers the issues addressed by the Interboard syllabus options: mass media and popular culture and community and nation.
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Identity Crises and Indigenous Religious Traditions

Exploring Nigerian-African Christian Societies

Author: Elijah Obinna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131711907X

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 788

This book highlights the complex identity crises among many Christians as they negotiate their new identities, religious ideas and convictions as both Christians and members of Nigerian-African societies of indigenous religious traditions and identities. Through an interdisciplinary interpretation of religious practices and educational issues in teaching and ritual training, the author provides tools to help analyse empirical cases. These include the negotiation processes among Christians, with focus on the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN) and members of the Ogo society within the Amasiri, Afikpo North Local Government Area, Ebonyi state, in South-eastern Nigeria. Identifying the power dynamic, identity, role and influence of indigenous religions on Christians and the Ogo society, this book reveals the limited interactions between many Christians and members of the Ogo society. Questions explored include: what makes the Ogo society an integral part of the socio-religious life of Amasiri and what powers and identity does it confer on the initiates; how is the PCN within Amasiri responding to the Ogo society through its religious practices such as baptism, confirmation, local auxiliary ministries and organisational structure; and how does the understanding and application of conversion within the PCN impact on its members’ response to the Ogo society? Demonstrating how complex religious identities and practices of Nigerian-African Christians can balance mission-influenced Christianity with indigenous religious traditions and identities, this book recognises the importance of appropriating the powers of indigenous cultures, ingenuity and creativity in the construction and preservation of community identities. As such, it will be of keen interest to scholars of Christian theology, indigenous religious practice and African lived religion.
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Identity in (inter)action

Introducing Multimodal (inter)action Analysis

Author: Sigrid Norris

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 1934078271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

View: 2310

This monograph proposes a new theoretical and methodological perspective on identity called multimodal interaction analysis (Norris 2004). While many discourse studies analyze spoken language, this book moves from discourse analysis to multimodal discourse analysis. The author illustrates this new perspective through extended ethnographic study of two women living in Germany.
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The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander,Ronald N. Jacobs,Philip Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195377761

Category: Social Science

Page: 818

View: 6704

Explains the social science of cultural sociology, a study of the ways in which culture, society, politics, and economy interact in the world.
Posted in Social Science

Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities

Author: Laurel Brake,B. Bell,D. Finkelstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349628859

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 387

View: 4990

This collection of important new research in 19th-century media history represents some salient, recent developments in the field. Taking as its theme, the ways the media serves to define identities - national, ethnic, professional, gender, and textual, the volume addresses serials in the UK, the US, and Australia. High culture rubs shoulders with the popular press, text with image, feminist periodicals and masculine, gay, and domestic serials. Theory and history combine in research by scholars of international repute.
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Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory

Author: Gerard Delanty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134255462

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 4510

This innovative publication maps out the broad and interdisciplinary field of contemporary European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social thought in the broadest sense of the term. This volume surveys the classical heritage, the major national traditions and the fate of social theory in a post-national and post-disciplinary era. It also identifies what is distinctive about European social theory in terms of themes and traditions. It is divided into five parts: disciplinary traditions, national traditions, major schools, key themes and the reception of European social theory in American and Asia. Thirty-five contributors from nineteen countries across Europe, Russia, the Americas and Asian Pacific have been commissioned to utilize the most up-to-date research available to provide a critical, international analysis of their area of expertise. Overall, this is an indispensable book for students, teachers and researchers in sociology, cultural studies, politics, philosophy and human geography and will set the tone for future research in the social sciences.
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The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366225

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

View: 7712

The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.
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Sociology In The Age Of The Internet

Author: Cavanagh, Allison

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335217257

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 6811

This book provides a key to understanding the changes identified through an evaluation of the utility of new social theory by investigating the novelty of the Internet and setting the Internet in the context of communication histories.
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Society and Identity

Toward a Sociological Psychology

Author: Andrew J. Weigert,J. Smith Teitge,Dennis W. Teitge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521033343

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

View: 9328

This book examines sociological perspectives on identity, illuminating the perennial problem of defining the human person, and posing an alternative definition of identity.
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Contemporary Social Theory, Investigation and Application

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 149026499X

Category: Education

Page: 79

View: 1794

Facts101 is your complete guide to Contemporary Social Theory, Investigation and Application. In this book, you will learn topics such as Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, and Social Exchange Theory: George Homans, Peter Blau, and Karen Cook plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Violence, Narrative and Myth in Joyce and Yeats

Subjective Identity and Anarcho-Syndicalist Traditions

Author: T. Balinisteanu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291583

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

View: 1429

How can we use art to reconstruct ourselves and the material world? Is every individual an art object? Is the material world an art text? This book answers these questions by examining modernist literature, especially James Joyce and W.B. Yeats, in the context of anarchist intellectual thought and Georges Sorel's theory of social myth.
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Social Movements And Culture

Author: Hank Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134224028

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

View: 4132

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in Social Science

Drugs in Society

European Perspectives

Author: Jane Fountain

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846190933

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 7449

Providing a thorough overview of the social and environmental aspects of drug use and misuse, this book explores the variation in the ways recreation and other drugs are used across Europe. Critical reflections on drug policy are included.
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Class Dynamics in Later Life

Older Persons, Class Identity, and Class Action in Malta

Author: Marvin Formosa

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825815285

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 4775

Class Dynamics in Later Life examines the extent that older persons, despite their estrangement from the productive process, are still dynamically engaged in class structuring and action. It argues that class remains a key differentiating factor in older people's lives. Contrary to conventional assumptions which presuppose that class mobility cannot occur unless retirees re-enter the labour market, the book argues that class formation is truly alive and kicking in later life.
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Pedagogies, Physical Culture, and Visual Methods

Author: Laura Azzarito,David Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136291970

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 5494

To understand and more creatively capture the social world, visual methods have increasingly become used by researchers in the social sciences and education. However, despite the rapid development of visual-based knowledge, and despite the obvious links between human movement and visual forms of understanding, visual research has been scarce in the fields of physical culture and physical education pedagogy. This groundbreaking book is the first to mark a "visual turn" in understanding and researching physical culture and pedagogies, offering innovative, image-based research that reveals key issues in the domains of sport, health, and physical education studies. Integrating visual research into physical culture and pedagogy studies, the book provides the reader with different ways of "seeing", looking at, and critically engaging with physical culture. Since human movement is increasingly created, established, and pedagogized beyond traditional educational sites such as schools, sport clubs, and fitness gyms, the book also explores the notion of visual pedagogy in wider physical culture, helping the reader to understand how visual-based technologies such as television, the internet, and mobile phones are central to people’s engagement with physical culture today. The book demonstrates how the visual creates dynamic pedagogical tools for revealing playful forms of embodiment, and offers the reader a range of visual methods, from researcher-produced photo analysis to participatory-centred visual approaches, that will enhance their own study of physical culture. Pedagogies, Physical Culture and Visual Methods is important reading for all advanced students and researchers with an interest in human movement, physical education, physical culture, sport studies, and research methods in education.
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Unveiling Fashion

Business, Culture, and Identity in the Most Glamorous Industry

Author: F. Godart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137000740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5948

Proposing a comprehensive account of the global fashion industry this book aims to present fashion as a social and cultural fact. Drawing on six principles from the industry, Godart guides the reader through the economic, social and political arena of the world's most glamorous industry.
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The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

Author: Robert Edward Goodin,Robert E. Goodin,Charles Tilly,Joseph L Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science Charles Tilly, PhD

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks of Political

ISBN: 9780199270439

Category: Political Science

Page: 869

View: 7782

This is part of a ten volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This work explores the idea of context in politics from a number of angles, including philosophically psychologically, historically and culturally.
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Instrumentation Between Science, State and Industry

Author: B. Joerges,T. Shinn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401090327

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 3819

these. In this book, we appropriate their conception of research-technology, and ex tend it to many other phenomena which are less stable and less localized in time and space than the Zeeman/Cotton situation. In the following pages, we use the concept for instances where research activities are orientated primarily toward technologies which facilitate both the production of scientific knowledge and the production of other goods. In particular, we use the tenn for instances where instruments and meth ods· traverse numerous geographic and institutional boundaries; that is, fields dis tinctly different and distant from the instruments' and methods' initial focus. We suggest that instruments such as the ultra-centrifuge, and the trajectories of the men who devise such artefacts, diverge in an interesting way from other fonns of artefacts and careers in science, metrology and engineering with which students of science and technology are more familiar. The instrument systems developed by re search-technologists strike us as especially general, open-ended, and flexible. When tailored effectively, research-technology instruments potentially fit into many niches and serve a host of unrelated applications. Their multi-functional character distin guishes them from many other devices which are designed to address specific, nar rowly defined problems in a circumscribed arena in and outside of science. Research technology activities link universities, industry, public and private research or me trology establishments, instrument-making finns, consulting companies, the military, and metrological agencies. Research-technology practitioners do not follow the career path of the traditional academic or engineering professional.
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Soul, Self, and Society

The New Morality and the Modern State

Author: Edward L. Rubin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199348677

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 5916

Political and social commentators regularly bemoan the decline of morality in the modern world. They claim that the norms and values that held society together in the past are rapidly eroding, to be replaced by permissiveness and empty hedonism. But as Edward Rubin demonstrates in this powerful account of moral transformations, these prophets of doom are missing the point. Morality is not diminishing; instead, a new morality, centered on an ethos of human self-fulfillment, is arising to replace the old one. As Rubin explains, changes in morality have gone hand in hand with changes in the prevailing mode of governance throughout the course of Western history. During the Early Middle Ages, a moral system based on honor gradually developed. In a dangerous world where state power was declining, people relied on bonds of personal loyalty that were secured by generosity to their followers and violence against their enemies. That moral order, exemplified in the early feudal system and in sagas like The Song of Roland, The Song of the Cid, and the Arthurian legends has faded, but its remnants exist today in criminal organizations like the Mafia and in the rap music of the urban ghettos. When state power began to revive in the High Middle Ages through the efforts of the European monarchies, and Christianity became more institutionally effective and more spiritually intense, a new morality emerged. Described by Rubin as the morality of higher purposes, it demanded that people devote their personal efforts to achieving salvation and their social efforts to serving the emerging nation-states. It insisted on social hierarchy, confined women to subordinate roles, restricted sex to procreation, centered child-rearing on moral inculcation, and countenanced slavery and the marriage of pre-teenage girls to older men. Our modern era, which began in the late 18th century, has seen the gradual erosion of this morality of higher purposes and the rise of a new morality of self-fulfillment, one that encourages individuals to pursue the most meaningful and rewarding life-path. Far from being permissive or a moral abdication, it demands that people respect each other's choices, that sex be mutually enjoyable, that public positions be allocated according to merit, and that society provide all its members with their minimum needs so that they have the opportunity to fulfill themselves. Where people once served the state, the state now functions to serve the people. The clash between this ascending morality and the declining morality of higher purposes is the primary driver of contemporary political and cultural conflict. A sweeping, big-idea book in the vein of Francis Fukuyama's The End of History, Charles Taylor's The Secular Age, and Richard Sennett's The Fall of Public Man, Edward Rubin's new volume promises to reshape our understanding of morality, its relationship to government, and its role in shaping the emerging world of High Modernity.
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Criminal Investigation

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467283363

Category: Education

Page: 56

View: 8645

Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminal Investigation. In this book, you will learn topics such as Preserving the Crime Scene, Physical Evidence, Criminal Patterns, and Interviews and Interrogations plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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