Punk Sociology

Author: D. Beer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137371218
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: Music

This book explores the possibility of drawing upon a punk ethos to inspire and invigorate sociology. It uses punk to think creatively about what sociology is and how it might be conducted and aims to fire the sociological imaginations of sociologists at any stage of their careers, from new students to established professors.

Performing Punk

Author: Erik Hannerz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137485922
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Social Science

Performing Punk is a rich exploration of subcultural contrasts and similarities among punks. By investigating how punk is made, for whom, and in opposition to what, this book takes the reader on a journey through the lesser-known aspects of the punk subculture.

Stretching the Sociological Imagination

Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137493644
Release Date: 2015-11-08
Genre: Social Science

This edited collection calls for renewed attention to the concept of the sociological imagination, allowing social scientists to link private issues to public troubles. Inspired by the eminent Glasgow-based sociologist, John Eldridge, it re-engages with the concept and shows how it can be applied to analyzing society today.

An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology

Author: Linda McKie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317572961
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Social Science

Research data are everywhere. In our everyday interactions, through social media, credit cards and even public transport, we generate and use data. The challenge for sociologists is how to collect, analyse and make best use of these vast arrays of information. The chapters in this book address these challenges using varied perspectives and approaches: The economics of big data and measuring the trajectories of recently arrived communities Social media and social research Researching 'elites', social class and 'race' across space and place Innovations in qualitative research and use of extended case studies Developing mixed method approaches and social network analysis Feminist quantitative methodology Teaching quantitative methods The book provides up to date and accessible material of interest to diverse audiences, including students and teachers of research design and methods, as well as policy analysis and social media.

More than Human Sociology

Author: O. Pyyhtinen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137531841
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Genre: Social Science

More-than-Human Sociology is a call for a bolder, more creative sociology. Olli Pyyhtinen argues that to make sociology responsive to life in the 21st century we need a new sociological imagination, one that addresses connectivity, understands the world in which we live as both a human and non-human world, and is sensitive to the multiple scales on which things exist. A fresh and innovative take on the promise of sociology, this book will appeal to scholars and students both within sociology and the social sciences more broadly.

Theory of Mind and Science Fiction

Author: N. Pagan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137399120
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

Theory of Mind and Science Fiction shows how theory of mind provides an exciting 'new' way to think about science fiction and, conversely, how science fiction sheds light not only on theory of mind but also empathy, morality, and the nature of our humanity.

Dissonanzen

Author: Theodor W. Adorno
Publisher:
ISBN: 3518293141
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Music


Die Geschichte einer Kulturrevolte

Author: Craig O'Hara
Publisher: Ventil Verlag Kg
ISBN: 3930559722
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Music

The German edition of the AK Press book "Philosophy of Punk: More Than Noise!," Additions include a preface by Joachim of OX fanzine. This is the first book to give an inside look at the thriving subculture as an important present day movement and a way of life. Covering such topics as skinheads, fanzines, anarchism, homosexuality, and, of course, punk rock! Includes over 70 photos and graphics.

Die Demokratie und ihre Feinde

Author: Robert Kagan
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 9783641033712
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Social Science

Plädoyer für eine demokratische Weltordnung Robert Kagan bringt die weltpolitische Situation seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges auf den Punkt. Den demokratischen Staaten steht mit Russland, China und Iran eine wachsende Zahl nach Macht und Einfluss strebender autokratischer Regime gegenüber. Gleichzeitig werden die Werte des Westens vom Herrschaftsanspruch radikaler Islamisten bedroht. Leidenschaftlich und pointiert stellt uns Kagan vor die Alternative, entweder die Welt im Sinne unserer freiheitlich-demokratischen Vorstellungen zu formen oder uns in einer neuen Weltordnung einzurichten, die andere gestaltet haben. Nach dem Ende des Kalten Krieges keimte die Hoffnung, das Ende der Geschichte sei gekommen, eine friedvolle Zukunft liege vor uns. Diese Hoffnung war trügerisch. Die Jugoslawienkriege, der Kosovo-Konflikt und der 11. September zeigten auf brutale Weise, dass Nationalismen, ethnische Zugehörigkeiten und Religion die Völker nach wie vor trennen und in blutige Konflikte stürzen. Auch Großmachtansprüche gehören keineswegs der Vergangenheit an. Russland, China und Iran lassen ihre Muskeln spielen. Eindringlich ruft Robert Kagan die demokratischen Staaten dazu auf, sich zusammenzuschließen und gemeinsam für Demokratie und liberale Werte einzustehen. Die Geschichte ist zurückgekehrt, die hochfliegenden optimistischen Träume, die man nach dem Mauerfall und dem Zusammenbruch des Ostblocks gehegt hatte, sind ausgeträumt. Die Demokraten dürfen die Welt nicht den Despoten und Autokraten überlassen, sondern müssen aktiv an der Gestaltung einer neuen Weltordnung mitwirken. Kagan ist einer der scharfsinnigsten politischen Denker in den USA.

Women in Narcotics Anonymous Overcoming Stigma and Shame

Author: J. Sanders
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137430496
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Social Science

This book looks at a sample of female drug addicts seeking recovery in Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Through working the Twelve Steps and by attending women-only groups, these women are able to confront the double standard that makes recovery from addiction especially difficult.

Cinema and the Imagination in Katherine Mansfield s Writing

Author: M. Ascari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137400369
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Performing Arts

Using silent cinema as a critical lens enables us to reassess Katherine Mansfield's entire literary career. Starting from the awareness that innovation in literature is often the outcome of hybridisation, this book discusses not only a single case study, but also the intermedia exchanges in which literary modernism at large is rooted.

The Demilitarization of American Diplomacy

Author: L. Pope
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137298553
Release Date: 2014-01-29
Genre: Political Science

Laurence Pope describes the contemporary dysfunction of the State Department and its Foreign Service. He contends that in the information age diplomacy is more important than ever, and that, as President Obama has stressed, without a "change of thinking" the U.S. may be drawn into more wars it does not need to fight.

The Digital Currency Challenge Shaping Online Payment Systems through US Financial Regulations

Author: P. Mullan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137382559
Release Date: 2014-01-30
Genre: Political Science

Private online digital currency systems offer people accessible, convenient, and inexpensive everyday financial tools outside of traditional bank-owned and operated platforms. Digital currency systems facilitate local and international fund transfers, online and offline payments, and simple cash-to-digital everyday financial products without the need for a conventional bank account of any retail bank product. Over the past several years, Bitcoin has grown into an efficient person-to-person and person-to-business payment system without the backing of any bank or financial institution. This phenomenon is producing a new level of an on- and offline commerce and a society much more attuned to digital currency systems. The Digital Currency Challenge details how new 2007-2008 U.S. legal issues surrounding digital currency products forced companies from the U.S. market and caused the Treasury Department to enact stricter regulations. Mullan profiles new and innovative present day digital currency systems, such as Bitcoin, and illustrates how software designers and monetary theorists use new technology to circumvent current U.S. regulations. This work also explains how new digital currency systems are not just software products, but tools providing financial freedom to people in countries all around the world.