Experience Sociology 2 e

Author: David Crouteau
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9781259114397
Release Date: 2014-09-24
Genre: Social Science

Experience Sociology makes the familiar new. Using a unique, contemporary framework of culture-structure-power, students learn to apply sociological concepts through familiar lenses. Paired with a proven, personal, and adaptive learning experience, students move beyond memorization of topics to develop their sociological imagination.

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

Author: Janet Saltzman Chafetz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387362182
Release Date: 2006-11-22
Genre: Social Science

During the past three decades, feminist scholars have successfully demonstrated the ubiq uity and omnirelevance of gender as a sociocultural construction in virtually all human collectivities, past and present. Intrapsychic, interactional, and collective social processes are gendered, as are micro, meso, and macro social structures. Gender shapes, and is shaped, in all arenas of social life, from the most mundane practices of everyday life to those of the most powerful corporate actors. Contemporary understandings of gender emanate from a large community of primarily feminist scholars that spans the gamut of learned disciplines and also includes non-academic activist thinkers. However, while in corporating some cross-disciplinary material, this volume focuses specifically on socio logical theories and research concerning gender, which are discussed across the full array of social processes, structures, and institutions. As editor, I have explicitly tried to shape the contributions to this volume along several lines that reflect my long-standing views about sociology in general, and gender sociology in particular. First, I asked authors to include cross-national and historical material as much as possible. This request reflects my belief that understanding and evaluating the here-and-now and working realistically for a better future can only be accomplished from a comparative perspective. Too often, American sociology has been both tempero- and ethnocentric. Second, I have asked authors to be sensitive to within-gender differences along class, racial/ethnic, sexual preference, and age cohort lines.

Readings in Indian Sociology

Author: Madhu Nagla
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9788132118381
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Social Science

Sociology of Health, contains empirical and theoretical articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health and illness and the organization of medicine and healthcare. Further the articles also try to explore the understanding of the process by which social practices and human health are related.

Statebuilding and State Formation

Author: Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136342356
Release Date: 2012-02-20
Genre: History

This book examines the ways in which long-term processes of state-formation limit the possibilities for short-term political projects of statebuilding. Using process-oriented approaches, the contributing authors explore what happens when conscious efforts at statebuilding ‘meet’ social contexts, and are transformed into daily routines. In order to explain their findings, they also analyse the temporally and spatially broader structures of world society which shape the possibilities of statebuilding. Statebuilding and State-Formation includes a variety of case studies from post-conflict societies in Africa, Asia and Europe, as well as the headquarters and branch offices of international agencies. Drawing on various theoretical approaches from sociology and anthropology, the contributors discuss external interventions as well as self-led statebuilding projects. This edited volume is divided into three parts: Part I: State-Formation, Violence and Political Economy Part II: Governance, Legitimacy and Practice in Statebuilding and State-Formation Part III: The International Self – Statebuilders’ Institutional Logics, Social Backgrounds and Subjectivities The book will be of great interest to students of statebuilding and intervention, war and conflict studies, international security and IR.

Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

Author: Viviene E. Cree
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136936647
Release Date: 2010-07-12
Genre: Social Science

Fully revised and updated throughout, this second edition examines sociology in relation to key areas of social work and probation practice, and includes two new chapters. It provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places them firmly into the context of actual social work practice.

Sociology

Author: Beth B. Hess
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0023546212
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Sociology.

Now in its fifth edition, this text continues to provide understandable presentations of abstract sociological issues. The authors present the essentials of sociology clearly, and the bulk of the text has been revised to reflect recent research and critical topics.

Seeing Sociology An Introduction

Author: Joan Ferrante
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285595023
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Extremely reader friendly and practical, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 2e illustrates the relevance of sociology to daily life through the use of everyday images and photos. Engaging “SocScenes” allow you to visually apply sociological concepts as you learn about them. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the Second Edition emphasizes such contemporary topics as tattoos and body piercings as expressions of identity; commercialization of childhood; human-animal relationships; and much more. Its unique format features brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that provide easy-to-manage content and synthesis of information. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Disciplinary Approaches to Aging Sociology of aging

Author: Donna Lind Infeld
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415938988
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Reference

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Sociology A Global Perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285981406
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Social Science

SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, Ninth Edition, introduces readers to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how those concepts and theories can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Development Sociology

Author: Norman Long
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134564248
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Social Science

In this exciting and challenging work, Norman Long brings together years of work and thought in development studies to provide a key text for guiding future development research and practice. Using case studies and empirical material from Africa and Latin America, Development Sociology focuses on the theoretical and methodological foundations of an actor-oriented and social constructionist form of analysis. This style of analysis is opposed to the traditional structuralist/institutional analysis which is often applied in development studies. With an accessible mix of general debate, critical literature reviews and original case study materials this work covers a variety of key development issues. Among many important topics discussed, the author looks at commoditisation, small-scale enterprise and social capital, knowledge interfaces, networks and power, globalisation and localisation as well as policy formulation and planned intervention processes. This book should be read for its desire to pursue a form of analysis that helps us to understand better (and more realistically) the kinds of development interventions and social transformations that have characterised the second half of the twentieth century and will no doubt continue to characterise future development studies.

Black Reflective Sociology

Author: John H. Stanfield
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 9781598746471
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Social Science

John H. Stanfield II, the leading contemporary Black sociologist of knowledge, distills decades of his research and thinking in a set of articles—some original to the volume, others from fugitive sources—that address race in the formation of epistemologies, theories, and methodologies in social science. Stanfield’s contributions to the discipline, such as the adoption of restorative justice as an anti-racism solution in multiracial societies and the development of African diasporic sociological reasoning, are highlighted here. Ranging widely across theoretical, methodological, and substantive topics, Stanfield creates a reflective sociology viewed through an African diasporic lens that enriches the thinking and practice of social science.

The Sociological Imagination

Author: C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195133738
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Social Science

Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid afterword in which he considers the ways social analysis has progressed since Mills first published his study in 1959. A classic in the field, this book still provides rich food for our imagination.

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Author: James A Beckford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446206522
Release Date: 2007-10-29
Genre: Social Science

"In their introduction to this Handbook, the editors affirm: 'Many sociologists have come to realise that it makes no sense now to omit religion from the repertoire of social scientific explanations of social life'. I wholeheartedly agree. I also suggest that this wide-ranging set of essays should become a starting-point for such enquiries. Each chapter is clear, comprehensive and well-structured - making the Handbook a real asset for all those engaged in the field." - Grace Davie, University of Exeter "Serious social scientists who care about making sense of the world can no longer ignore the fact that religious beliefs and practices are an important part of this world... This Handbook is a valuable resource for specialists and amateurs alike. The editors have done an exceptionally fine job of incorporating topics that illuminate the range and diversity of religion and its continuing significance throughout the world." - Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University At a time when religions are increasingly affecting, and affected by, life beyond the narrowly sacred sphere, religion everywhere seems to be caught up in change and conflict. In the midst of this contention and confusion, the sociology of religion provides a rich source of understanding and explanation. This Handbook presents an unprecedentedly comprehensive assessment of the field, both where it has been and where it is headed. Like its many distinguished contributors, its topics and their coverage are truly global in their reach. The Handbook's 35 chapters are organized into eight sections: basic theories and debates; methods of studying religion; social forms and experiences of religion; issues of power and control in religious organizations; religion and politics; individual religious behaviour in social context; religion, self-identity and the life-course; and case studies of China, Eastern Europe, Israel, Japan, and Mexico. Each chapter establishes benchmarks for the state of sociological thinking about religion in the 21st century and provides a rich bibliography for pursuing its subject further. Overall, the Handbook stretches the field conceptually, methodologically, comparatively, and historically. An indispensable source of guidance and insight for both students and scholars. Choice 'Outstanding Academic Title' 2009

Hamlet s BlackBerry

Author: William Powers
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061687174
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Social Science

Our computers and mobile devices do wonderful things for us. But they also impose a burden, making it harder for us to focus, do our best work, build strong relationships, and find the depth and fulfillment we crave. How to solve this problem? Hamlet’s BlackBerry argues that we just need a new way of thinking, an everyday philosophy for life with screens. William Powers sets out to solve what he calls the conundrum of connectedness. Reaching into the past—using his own life as laboratory and object lesson—he draws on some of history’s most brilliant thinkers, from Plato to Shakespeare to Thoreau, to demonstrate that digital connectedness serves us best when it’s balanced by its opposite, disconnectedness. Lively, original, and entertaining, Hamlet’s BlackBerry will challenge you to rethink your digital life.