Understanding Everyday Life

Author: Tony Bennett
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631233083
Release Date: 2003-01-02
Genre: Social Science

By focusing on familiar sites and scenes – the home, the pub, the street – this text introduces students to contemporary debates about the social organisation of everyday life. Introduces debates about the sociology of everyday life in an accessible, student-friendly manner. Covers major topics in the sociology of daily life from the private sphere through to work, consumption and the community. Shows how the perspectives of sociology, cultural studies and feminism can shed new light on everyday life. Employs a wide range of richly-worked examples to illustrate the debates. Forms part of a four-book series on sociology and society. For more information about this book and the Sociology & Society series, visit the accompanying website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/ou

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Author: Jacqueline Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470998991
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Social Science

Tackling issues relevant to family life today, this authoritative Companion shows why studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life, across the globe. Contains original essays by expert contributors on a wide range of topics relating to the sociology of families. Includes coverage of social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and multi-cultural families. Gives special attention to European and North American examples. Discusses previously neglected groups, including immigrant families and gays and lesbians. Explores how revolutionary changes in aging, longevity, and sexual behavior have radically affected the experience of different generations, and the relationships between them.

The Virtual Self

Author: Ben Agger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470775172
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Social Science

The Virtual Self is an engaging and exciting text that addresses issues relating to our rapidly changing society, social structure, and communication needs. In doing so, it addresses major issues in sociology that inform virtually all of a student’s course work. Introduces students to concepts of the self and society in an age of rapid technology and high speed communication Examines the relationship between everyday life and social structure in key domains of communication, personality, work/family, leisure and entertainment, and economics Written in a lively, engaging style for readers without a sociological background

The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Author: David Inglis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473958685
Release Date: 2016-05-09
Genre: Social Science

Cultural sociology - or the sociology of culture - has grown from a minority interest in the 1970s to become one of the largest and most vibrant areas within sociology globally. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology, a global range of experts explore the theory, methodology and innovations that make up this ever-expanding field. The Handbook's 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections: Theoretical Paradigms Major Methodological Perspectives Domains of Inquiry Cultural Sociology in Contexts Cultural Sociology and Other Analytical Approaches Both comprehensive and current, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology will be an essential reference tool for both advanced students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies and media studies.

Social Aspects Of Health Illness And Healthcare

Author: Larkin, Mary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335236626
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Social Science

"This book provides a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of a wide range of topics within the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. It explores and explains the different relationships between social categories and health, different experiences of illness and the role of the healthcare provider in society." --rear cover.

Disability Space Architecture A Reader

Author: Jos Boys
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317197164
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre: Architecture

Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader takes a groundbreaking approach to exploring the interconnections between disability, architecture and cities. The contributions come from architecture, geography, anthropology, health studies, English language and literature, rhetoric and composition, art history, disability studies and disability arts and cover personal, theoretical and innovative ideas and work. Richer approaches to disability – beyond regulation and design guidance – remain fragmented and difficult to find for architectural and built environment students, educators and professionals. By bringing together in one place some seminal texts and projects, as well as newly commissioned writings, readers can engage with disability in unexpected and exciting ways that can vibrantly inform their understandings of architecture and urban design. Most crucially, Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader opens up not just disability but also ability – dis/ability – as a means of refusing the normalisation of only particular kinds of bodies in the design of built space. It reveals how our everyday social attitudes and practices about people, objects and spaces can be better understood through the lens of disability, and it suggests how thinking differently about dis/ability can enable innovative and new kinds of critical and creative architectural and urban design education and practice.

Sociology Youth and Youth Work Practice

Author: Simon Bradford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137284969
Release Date: 2012-09-24
Genre: Family & Relationships

How can sociology inform our understanding of young people's experiences? Introducing core theories by drawing on a range of cultural resources - from pioneering research to genre-defining films - this book demonstrates how a sociological imagination can enhance informal educational and social welfare approaches to work with young people.

Age Studies

Author: Susan Pickard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473958975
Release Date: 2016-09-07
Genre: Social Science

"With great rigour, yet an enviable lightness of touch, Susan Pickard has written an engaging and accessible book that students will love." - Rosaline Gill, City University London "A scholarly tour de force that brings into focus the various disciplines, histories, literatures and knowledges that have transformed us into modern subjects of age." - Stephen Katz, Trent University Age Studies takes an invigorating approach to the study of age and ageing in contemporary society. Encompassing ageing throughout the life course, taking in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and older age, and situated explicitly within a sociological disciplinary framework, Age Studies: Explores current social science debates on the study of ageing linking these to core sociological concepts. Links theory and application, using a variety of examples and international case studies Includes chapter summaries, further reading and guided questions. A thought-provoking companion to advanced undergraduates and postgraduate student studying ageing, older people, social gerontology and related courses.

The Politics of Sleep

Author: S. Williams
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230305373
Release Date: 2011-03-29
Genre: Psychology

Why has sleep become increasingly politicized in contemporary society? This book provides an account of the politics of sleep in the late modern age. The future of sleep has become contested and uncertain: something to be defended, downsized or even perhaps (one day) done away with altogether.

The Upside of Aging

Author: Paul Irving
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118691908
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose explores a titanic shift that will alter every aspect of human existence, from the jobs we hold to the products we buy to the medical care we receive - an aging revolution underway across America and the world. Moving beyond the stereotypes of dependency and decline that have defined older age, The Upside of Aging reveals the vast opportunity and potential of this aging phenomenon, despite significant policy and societal challenges that must be addressed. The book’s chapter authors, all prominent thought-leaders, point to a reinvention and reimagination of our older years that have critical implications for people of all ages. With a positive call to action, the book illuminates the upside for health and wellness, work and volunteerism, economic growth, innovation and education. The authors, like the baby boom generation itself, posit new ways of thinking about aging, as longevity and declining birthrates put the world on track for a mature population of unprecedented size and significance. Among topics they examine are: The emotional intelligence and qualities of the aging brain that science is uncovering, “senior moments” notwithstanding. The new worlds of genomics, medicine and technology that are revolutionizing health care and wellness. The aging population’s massive impact on global markets, with enormous profit potential from an explosion in products and services geared toward mature consumers. New education paradigms to meet the needs and aspirations of older people, and to capitalize on their talents. The benefits that aging workers and entrepreneurs bring to companies, and the crucial role of older people in philanthropy and society. Tools and policies to facilitate financial security for longer and more purposeful lives. Infrastructure and housing changes to create livable cities for all ages, enabling “aging in place” and continuing civic contribution from millions of older adults. The opportunities and potential for intergenerational engagement and collaboration. The Upside of Aging defines a future that differs profoundly from the retirement dreams of our parents and grandparents, one that holds promise and power and bears the stamp of a generation that has changed every stage of life through which it has moved.

The Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631207104
Release Date: 1991-01-16
Genre: Social Science

The Companion to Major Social Theorists offers a broad-ranging survey of classical and contemporary social theory. In original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 25 major theorists, discussing the social and intellectual context of their writings and offering an analysis of the impact of their work over time. Includes 25 original essays on major classical and contemporary social theorists Contributions are especially commissioned for this volume, and are by leading experts and practitioners in the field Covers the key figures who shaped classical social theory, such as Marx, Weber and Durkheim, as well as figures such as Martineau, DuBois, and Simmel Dedicates coverage is given to contemporary social theorists, including Goffman, Elias, Foucault, Giddens, Bourdieu and Butler Essays include biographical sketches, the social and intellectual context, and the impact of the theorist's work on social theory Includes bibliographies of the theorist's most important works as well as key secondary works Edited by a leading figure in social theory, this volume provides an outstanding one-volume reference source in social theory.

The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader

Author: Sergio Sismondo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118488836
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Genre: Business & Economics

The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader is an engaging survey of the field that brings together provocative, multi-disciplinary scholarship examining the interplay of medical science, clinical practice, consumerism, and the healthcare marketplace. Draws on anthropological, historical, and sociological approaches to explore the social life of pharmaceuticals with special emphasis on their production, circulation, and consumption Covers topics such as the role of drugs in shaping taxonomies of disease, the evolution of prescribing habits, ethical dimensions of pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, and drug research and marketing in the age of globalization Offers a compelling, contextually-rich treatment of the topic that exposes readers to a variety of approaches, ideas, and frameworks Provides an accessible introduction for readers with no previous background in this area

Growing Up and Growing Old

Author: Jenny Hockey
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: UOM:39076001339782
Release Date: 1993-04-14
Genre: Social Science

Ranging across disciplinary boundaries, this book analyzes metaphors of dependency in differing contexts - the body, the family, work and leisure. Combining a robustly critical analysis with breadth of interdisciplinary sweep, Growing Up and Growing Old challenges the stigmatizing role that stereotypes can play in the lives of particular groups of people.

Grounding Globalization

Author: Edward Webster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444399844
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Science

*Winner of the 2009 Distinguished Scholarly Monograph Prize, awarded by the American Sociological Association Labor and Labor Movements section* Claims have been made on the emergence of a new labour internationalism in response to the growing insecurity created by globalization. However, when persons face conditions of insecurity they often turn inwards. The book contains a warning and a sign of hope. Some workers become fatalistic, even xenophobic. Others are attempting to globalize their own struggles. Examines the claim that a new labour internationalism is emerging by grounding the book in evidence, rather than assertion Analyzes three distinct places – Orange, Australia; Changwon, South Korea; and Ezakheni, South Africa – and how they dealt with manufacturing plants undergoing restructuring Explores worker responses to rising levels of insecurity and examines preconditions for the emergence of counter-movements to such insecurities Highlights the significance of 'place' and 'scale', and demonstrates how the restructuring of multi-national corporations, and worker responses to this, connect the two concepts