Global Sociology

Author: Linda Schneider
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0072487321
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

This is a supplement to any standard sociology text, giving broad and comprehensive sociological description of five diverse contemporary societies with wide geographic distribution. The text is structured so as to parallel the major sections of a standard introductory sociology text. By comparing other societies with their own, students learn about the range of social variation, and they learn what makes their own society distinctive. - Each chapter is organized around basic sociological topics: culture, social structure, group life, socialization, deviance, social institutions, social stratification and social change. - To help students use their imaginations in picturing unfamiliar societies, the text includes fictional vignettes of individuals in each society. - New sections include expanded discussion of political Islam, responses to economic globalization, an enlarged discussion of schooling and socialization in Japan, social change in Africa, conflict and cohesion in Europe, and demographic changes in Japan, Mexico, Egypt and Germany.

Communication Between Cultures

Author: Larry A. Samovar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111781453
Release Date: 2009-02-12
Genre: Performing Arts

This bestselling intercultural communication text gives students an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and helps them develop practical skills for improving their communication with people from other cultures. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES is renowned for being the only text on the market to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Packed with the latest research and filled with numerous, compelling examples that force students to examine their own assumptions and cultural biases, this book helps students understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The book is divided into four interrelated parts: Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
ISBN: 00158119
Release Date: 2002

Introducing Cultural Studies

Author: Brian Longhurst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317426011
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Social Science

This updated, new edition of Introducing Cultural Studies provides a systematic and comprehensible introduction to the concepts, debates and latest research in the field. Reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of Cultural Studies, the authors first guide the reader through cultural theory before branching out to examine different dimensions of culture in detail – including globalisation, the body, geography, fashion, and politics. Incorporating new scholarship and international examples, this new edition includes: New and improved 'Defining Concepts', 'Key Influences', 'Example ', and 'Spotlight' features that probe deeper into the most significant ideas, theorists and examples, ensuring you obtain an in-depth understanding of the subject. A brand new companion website featuring a flashcard glossary, web links, discussion and essay questions to stimulate independent study. A new-look text design with over 60 pictures and tables draws all these elements together in an attractive, accessible design that makes navigating the book, and the subject, simple and logical. Introducing Cultural Studies will be core reading for Cultural Studies undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as an illuminating guide for those on Communication and Media Studies, English, Sociology, and Social Studies courses looking for a clear overview of the field.

The Consumer Experience of Higher Education

Author: Deirdre McArdle-Clinton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441151032
Release Date: 2011-11-03
Genre: Education

This work examines the philosophy underpinning current higher education provision. Contemporary culture seems to encourage consumers to purchase products where the product is shaped by the provider and the input of the consumer is very limited. Research suggests that students, their perceptions shaped by the educational experience they have undergone, view education as a commodity and require that information be packaged for easy consumption. The purpose of this study is to examine the current situation in education against the backdrop of an emerging trend that sees education as a product and students as consumers or customers. The literature provides a basis to argue that a qualification now is frequently a simulacrum while previously it represented knowledge and competency.

Managing Human Resources in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Author: Robert Wapshott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317618256
Release Date: 2015-10-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Well-managed employment relationships can be a secret to business success, yet this factor is relatively poorly understood when it comes to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s). Written by active researchers with teaching experience, this book brings together the fields of entrepreneurship and human resource management for the first time, providing entrepreneurship students with a solid grounding in HRM as well as a platform for further critical engagement with the research. The concise and authoritative style also enables the book to be used as a primer for researchers exploring this under-developed terrain. As the only student-focused specialist book on human resource management in entrepreneurial firms, this is vital reading for students and researchers in this area, as well as those interested in small business and management more generally.

Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy

Author: Christopher Koliba
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351565141
Release Date: 2017-09-25
Genre: Political Science

What do public administrators and policy analysts have in common? Their work is undertaken within networks formed when different organizations align to accomplish some kind of policy function. To be effective, they must find ways to navigate complexity and generate effective results. Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy describes a variety of trends and movements that have contributed to the complexity of these systems and the challenges that must be faced as a result. Providing a theoretical and empirical foundation in governance networks, the book offers a conceptual framework for describing governance networks and provides a holistic way to conceive their construction. The text details the skills and functions of public administrators in the context of networked relationships and presents the theoretical foundations to analyze governance networks. It identifies the reforms and trends in governing that led to governance networks, explains the roles that various actors take on through networked relationships, highlights the challenges involved in the failure of networked activities, and illustrates how policy tools are mobilized by these relationships. Be a part of building governance networks 2.0! The author’s website contains support materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, writable case study templates, and other useful items related to building the field’s capacity to describe, evaluate, and design governance networks using the framework of this book. You can post case studies of governance networks, draw on other’s case study materials, and learn about research and educational opportunities. Based on research and real-life experience, the book highlights the interplay between public actors and policy tools. The authors demystify this complex topic of governance networks and explore the practical applications of the conceptual framework. Practical and accessible, the book presents concepts in such a way that readers can engage in these ideas, apply them, and deepen their understanding of the dynamics unfolding around them.

New Society

ISBN: UCSC:32106019609038
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Great Britain

Selected proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics

Author: John M. Mugane
Publisher: Cascadilla Proceedings Project
ISBN: UOM:39015069226622
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This volume contains 26 papers selected from the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 35), which was held at Harvard University in 2004. The theme of the conference, "African Languages and Linguistics in Broad Perspective," was an open invitation to go beyond traditional linguistic theorizing and to discuss issues of greater sociolinguistic and cultural meaning, outside of Africa as well as on the continent. The selected papers of this volume represent a broad range of papers selected for their significance, breadth of coverage, and depth of analysis, written by scholars from around the globe.