Reflexive Modernization

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804724725
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Social Science

Three prominent social thinkers discuss how modern society is undercutting its formations of class, stratum, occupations, sex roles, the nuclear family, and more. Reflexive modernization, or the way one kind of modernization undercuts and changes another, has wide ranging implications for contemporary social and cultural theory, as this provocative book demonstrates.

Zygmunt Bauman

Author: Matthias Junge
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531199030
Release Date: 2014-06-13
Genre: Social Science

Der Band analysiert die Bedeutung des postmodernen Soziologen Zygmunt Bauman. Renommierte deutsche und internationale Autoren wie u.a. George Ritzer, Ian Varcoe, Richard Kilminster, Douglas Kellner, Walter Reese-Schäfer diskutieren die zentralen Themen des Gesamtwerkes.

Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory

Author: Kenneth Tucker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803975511
Release Date: 1998-09-28
Genre: Social Science

Anthony Giddens is widely recognized as one of the most important sociologists of the post-war period. This is the first full-length work to examine Giddens' social theory. It guides the reader through Giddens' early attempt to overcome the duality of structure and agency. He saw this duality as a major failing of social theories of modernity. His attempt to resolve the problem can be regarded as the key to the development of his brandmark `structuration theory'. The book is the most complete and thorough assessment of Giddens' work currently available. It incorporates insights from many different perspectives into his theory of structuration, his work on the formation of cultural identities and the fate of the nation-state. This fa

Intellektuelle Grenzg nge

Author: Hubert Wissing
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531902180
Release Date: 2007-10-17
Genre: Political Science

Soziologen sind Beobachter und Interpreten der modernen Gesellschaft. Ihr soziologischer Blick kann jedoch niemals ein rein theoretischer sein, denn Soziologen sind Teil ihres Untersuchungsgegenstands, der Gesellschaft. Zu dieser unvermeidlichen Praxisnähe kommt für sie die Herausforderung, mit ihrem soziologischen Wissen Optionen zur gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung aufzeigen und die von ihnen beobachteten Strukturen und Prozesse beeinflussen zu können. Pierre Bourdieu und Ulrich Beck stehen als Soziologen und Intellektuelle mit ihrem Werk und ihrer Biographie für das Austesten der Grenze zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik. In zwei miteinander verknüpften Fallstudien werden ihre Grenzgänge nachvollzogen. Das Agieren der Intellektuellen wird vor dem Hintergrund des Denkens als Soziologen aufgearbeitet.

Facilitating Sustainable Agriculture

Author: N. G. Roling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521794811
Release Date: 2000-09-21
Genre: Business & Economics

A unique examination of the social implications of adopting more ecologically sound agricultural practices.

Communities Identities and Crime

Author: Basia Spalek
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861348043
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a critical exploration of the importance of social identities when considering crime, victimisation and criminal justice and offers a refreshing perspective on the most significant developments in relation to equality and diversity issues that feature in policies and practices of criminal justice agencies.

kologische Formen

Author: Dirk Hohnsträter
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 3826027515
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Ecology

Zur Bewältigung ökologischer Herausforderungen genügt bloßes Umdenken nicht; alternative Wahrnehmungsweisen sind erforderlich. Die Durchsetzung nachhaltiger Naturverhältnisse hat also eine ästhetische Komponente. Daher kann auch die Kunst etwas zur Entstehung einer ökologischen Kultur beitragen. Aber wie? Die vorliegende Studie argumentiert, daß die Leistung ästhetischer Artefakte dabei weniger darin besteht, Inhalte der Ökologie-Debatte zu transportieren und anschaulich darzustellen. Ihr besonderer Wert liegt vielmehr im Eröffnen bestimmter ästhetischer Erfahrungen, denen ökologische Bedeutung zukommt. So können Kunstwerke natürliche Rhythmen vergegenwärtigen oder durch die Exposition von Materialqualitäten neuen Naturkontakt herstellen. Auf diese Weise tragen sie zur Einfügung des Menschen in seine natürliche Umgebung bei anstatt lediglich darauf zu verweisen. In Auseinandersetzung mit Kant und Hans Jonas, aber auch mit Ansätzen zeitgenössischer Semiotik, Kultur- und Kunsttheorie entwickelt die Abhandlung Kategorien, mit deren Hilfe die ökologische Relevanz ästhetischer Formen herausgearbeitet werden kann. Beispiele aus der Installationskunst (LandArt, beispielsweise James Turrell) dienen zur Illustration. Vertiefend interpretiert die Untersuchung V.S. Naipauls Roman "The Enigma of Arrival" und setzt sich ausführlich mit asketischen Idealen in der Architektur (zum Beispiel bei John Pawson und Claudio Silvestrin) und im Alltag auseinander.

User Behavior and Technology Development

Author: Peter-Paul Verbeek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402051968
Release Date: 2006-10-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Environmental policy has long been determined by a dichotomy between technology and behavior. This book explores the relationships between technology and behavior from an interdisciplinary perspective. It is the first volume that aims to create a conceptual basis for analyzing interactions between technology and behavior, and to provide insights that are relevant to technology design and environmental policy.

Emotions in Transmigration

Author: A. Brooks
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137284334
Release Date: 2012-10-17
Genre: Social Science

The book explores the intersection of emotions and migration in a number of case studies from across the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia, including the transmigration of female domestic workers, transmigrant marriages, transmigrant workers in the entertainment industry and asylum seekers and refugees who are the victims of domestic violence.

Risks in Modern Society

Author: Hans-Jürgen Bischoff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402082894
Release Date: 2008-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics

The International Section on Machine and System Safety was founded in 1975 to deal with questions on occupational risks in this ?eld at the inter- tional level. It is a member of the Special Commission on Prevention of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The Special Commission is a body within ISSA that focuses on work-related risks. It has 11 inter- tional Sections as members. ISSA was founded in 1927 with its headquarters in Geneva. It is working worldwide in over 150 countries with nearly 370 member institutions from all ?elds of social security. TheSection on Machine and System Safety, when it was founded, had its focus on machine safety, particularly on the ma- facturing of safe machinery, on assisting developing countries to be able to buy safe used machinery, and on delivering clear operating instructions. Our members and partners are: • institutions for safety and health at work; • insurance companies dealing with work-related risks; • research institutions; and • various enterprises, e.g. manufacturers, importers and users of machines and systems/installations. We thus bring together the experiences of our members and partners. The role of the operators soon grew in importance, and their capability for ha- ling machinery became an important factor for the safety and success of enterprises. The growing importance and complexity of handling different man-machine-environment situations created new challenges and led to - larging the Section’s tasks to machine and system safety.

Ulrich Beck

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319049908
Release Date: 2014-03-22
Genre: Social Science

This book presents Ulrich Beck, one of the world’s leading sociologists and social thinkers, as a Pioneer in Cosmopolitan Sociology and Risk Society. His world risk society theory has been confirmed by recent disasters – events that have shaken modern society to the core, signaling the end of an era in which comprehensive insurance could keep us safe. Due to its own successes, modern society now faces failure: while in the past experiments were conducted in a lab, now the whole world is a test bed. Whether nuclear plants, genetically modified organisms, nanotechnology – if any of these experiments went wrong, the consequences would have a global impact and would be irreversible. Beck recommends ignoring the mathematical morality of expert opinions, which seek to identify the level of a given risk by calculating the probability of its occurrence. Instead, man’s fear of collapse should offer an opportunity for international cooperation and a cosmopolitan turn in the social sciences.

DIY Style

Author: Brent Luvaas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780857850478
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Social Science

Armed with cheap digital technologies and a fiercely independent spirit, millions of young people from around the world have taken cultural production into their own hands, crafting their own clothing lines, launching their own record labels, and forging a vast, collaborative network of impassioned amateurs more interested in making than consuming. DIY Style tells the story of this international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of one of its biggest, but least known contingents: the "indie" music and fashion scene of the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia. Through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory, the book chronicles the rise of DIY culture in Indonesia, and also explores the phenomenon in Europe and the United States, painting an evocative portrait of vibrant communities who are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up. This exciting and original study is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, fashion, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.