Five years ago, a number of sociology and social work faculty members at Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) commenced an ambitious program in pursuit of social research that might serve to enhance human well-being. Although the program is still in its early stages, after five years of trial and error investigations involving hundreds of scholars from around the world, this collection of papers provides a progress report to the academic community. At this intermediate stage of research, these authors have achieved some notable research results. The study explicates the conditions essential to alternative sociology by reflecting upon the program to date. Specifically, the authors define an 'intersected domain' through the examination of three sub-domains: alternative social research, alternative society, and alternative sociology.
Author: Harry F. Dahms
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date: 2009-12-04
Places emphasis on developments in the social theory of environmental issues, the environment, and the environmental crisis. This also emphasises on the increasingly questionable possibility of shared knowledge at a time of increasing fragmentation of common frameworks, distraction from key issues, and dilution of the idea of objectivity.
Is Japanese whaling based on national culture and tradition? Sociologist Hiroyuki Watanabe challenges this question by examining the history of whaling in modern Japan and looking at the wide range of arguments within the country over the decades. The book provides a detailed account of anti-whaling disturbances organized by fishermen in the early 20th century, presents successful attempts to designate whales as protected species in pre-war years, and shows regional differences in whale-meat eating practices. Through a sober and critical analysis of the 'cultural' defense of Japan's whaling industry, the book reveals that whaling has often been linked with Japanese expansionist policies overseas. Watanabe also explores the relations between human beings and whales and offers practical proposals.
Author: Onofrio Romano
Release Date: 2014-06-27
Genre: Social Science
The speed of social dynamics has overtaken the speed of thought. Adopting a dialectical perspective towards reality, social theory has always detected faults in the dominant social pattern, foreseeing crises and outlining in advance the features of new social models. Thought has always moved faster than reality and its ruling models, ensuring a dynamic equilibrium during modernity. Despite any dramatic social crisis, theory has always provided exit routes. The tragedy of current crisis lies in the fact that its social implications are exasperated by the absence of alternative views. This book identifies the causes of this mismatch between thought and reality, and illustrates a way out.
A guide to over ... international nonprofit membership organizations including multinational and binational groups, and national organizations based outside the United States, concerned with all subjects or areas of activity.
Author: Lawrence J. Saha
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Release Date: 1997
"This book provides a state-of-the-art resource, for an international audience, of the cumulative results of research and to identify the substantive developments which will take the sociological study of educaion into the next century. This encyclopedia presents the full range of paradigms, theoretical points of view, together with many research methodologies." --Cover.
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Družbene vede - Poročila
Focus on the contributions that the social sciences have been able to make, singly or collectively, to understanding and to meeting some of the crucial problems of the world. The place of the social sciences on a world scale (historical trajectory; organization, financing and practise in different parts of the world; origin, processing, analysis and transmission of data) and an overview of how social science research relates to policy, politics, ethics and the media. Certain major issues facing the world and solutions the social sciences have been able to bring, social implications of the onrush of computer technology and the life sciences, what light can be cast by economics, political science and sociology on the stakes of development. By sharing a wealth of information and a variety of informed perspectives, the World Social Science Report provides a unique view of the present state and future potential of the social sciences. Publie aussi en franais: Les sciences sociales dans le monde
Author: Glenn Leroy Johnson
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Social Science
Produced by the Social Science Agricultural (and Rural) Agenda Project, this volume comprises papers commissioned for conferences in 1987 and 1988, the agenda and strategy statements developed at the latter conference, and later papers commissioned to fill specific gaps. The volume is in five parts: general introduction; introduction to domestic farm, agribusiness, and consumer work and all international agricultural development work; the four driving forces for development; three crosscutting concerns; and administration and funding. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)