Critical Junctions

Author: Don Kalb
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845450086
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

The 'cultural turn' has been a multifarious and pervasive phenomenon in Western universities and modes of social knowledge since the early 1980s. This work focuses on the conjunction of two disciplines where the analytic promises of humanist and social science approaches soon become obvious.

Beyond the Cultural Turn

Author: Victoria E. Bonnell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520216792
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

A collection of engaging essays that look specifically at the effect of culturalism on history and sociology and propose new directions in the theory and practice of research.

The Cultural Turn in U S History

Author: James W. Cook
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226115078
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

An account of one of the most dominant trends in recent historical writing, this book takes stock of the field even as it showcases exemplars of its practice. Taken together, the essays present a broad picture of the state of American cultural-historical scholarship.

Work and Livelihoods

Author: Susana Narotzky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317602439
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Social Science

This volume presents a global range of ethnographic case studies to explore the ways in which - in the context of the restructuring of industrial work, the ongoing financial crisis, and the surge in unemployment and precarious employment - local and global actors engage with complex social processes and devise ideological, political, and economic responses to them. It shows how the reorganization and re-signification of work, notably shifts in the perception and valorization of work, affect domestic and community arrangements and shape the conditions of life of workers and their families.

Democracy at Large

Author: B. Petric
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137032768
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Genre: Political Science

An analysis of the transnationalization of politics in several societies concerned by programs of democracy promotion, the contributors to this book seek to understand how these new global norms and programs create forms of appropriation and resistance at the local level.

Qui Parle

ISBN: MINN:31951P01108472J
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Literature

Collisions and Continuities

Author: Hanna Ragnarsdóttir
Publisher: VDM Publishing
ISBN: 3639072596
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

Icelandic society has seen considerable demographic changes during the last decade with growing numbers of immigrant families settling in the country. This has created a challenge to the Icelandic educational system, demanding improvement to meet the ethnic diversity of students at all school levels. This book presents a study of ten immigrant families, with particular emphasis on the children and their schooling during their first years in Iceland. The main significance of the study is its close analysis of individual experiences during the processes of immigration and adjustment to a new society and school community. The main conclusions of the study reveal insufficient school conditions of many of the immigrant children and discontinuities between some of the homes and schools. A reform agenda is needed at all school levels in Iceland to respond to the new multicultural reality and to prevent the segregation of immigrant children. The book should be useful to researchers within the fields of education, sociology, anthropology and multicultural studies as well as practitioners, such as teachers, school leaders and policy makers.

The Anthropology of Labor Unions

Author: E. Paul Durrenberger
ISBN: PSU:000067812820
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

"Presenting ethnographic data and analysis drawn from eight case studies from diverse industries in the United States and abroad, the contributors to The Anthropology of Labor Unions provide a variety of perspectives on this paradox, including discussions of approaches to and findings on the histories, cultures, and practices of organized labor. They also address substantive issues such as race, class, gender, age, generation, ethnicity, health and safety concerns, corporate co-optation of unions, and the cultural context of union-management relationships." "The first to bring together anthropological case studies of labor unions, The Anthropology of Labor Unions will appeal to cultural anthropologists, social scientists, sociologists, and those interested in labor studies and labor movements." --Book Jacket.

Ethnologia Balkanica

ISBN: IND:30000124378138
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Ethnology

"Journal for Southeast European anthropology" (varies).

Another Global City

Author: Pierre-Yves Saunier
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0230606636
Release Date: 2008-07-15
Genre: History

Explores the origins and development of the global city. This title contains essays that provide a historical perspective to counter-balance the contemporary context of globalization studies. It argues that globalization was taking seed in the nature of relationships between cities before nation-states were ever formed.