Sociology The Essentials

Author: Margaret Andersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111831561
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Science

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Seventh Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, challenge common assumptions, and help students develop critical thinking skills as well as better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text employs a reader-friendly presentation and manageable structure, while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. Updated throughout with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, the text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Population

Author: John R. Weeks
Publisher:
ISBN: 053462779X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science


Sociology in a Changing World

Author: William Kornblum
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133172857
Release Date: 2011-01-31
Genre: Social Science

Help your students visualize sociology all around them with William Kornblum's vibrant, visual, and research-based new ninth edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD. Comprehensive and student friendly, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD presents a thematic approach that emphasizes the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. This unique emphasis on social change--which is visited in the book's features--helps students understand our similarities, our differences, and society as a whole. The text carefully balances contemporary and classic theory and research, with special attention to the works of female and minority social scientists and cross-cultural studies. Kornblum applies all the major perspectives of sociology without giving undue emphasis to any single approach. Additionally, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD is the chosen text for the Exploring Society: Introduction to Sociology Telecourse from Dallas TeleLearning. Challenging yet accessible, interesting and scholarly, Kornblum's ninth edition helps students think like sociologists long after their college experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Aesthetics and World Politics

Author: R. Bleiker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230244375
Release Date: 2009-08-28
Genre: Social Science

This book presents one of the first systematic assessments of aesthetic insights into world politics. It examines the nature of aesthetic approaches and outlines how they differ from traditional analysis of politics. The book explores the potential and limits of aesthetics through a series of case studies on language and poetics.

The Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305503076
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Virtuality and Virtualization

Author: Kevin Crowston
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780387730257
Release Date: 2007-10-05
Genre: Computers

This book begins with consideration of possible frameworks for understanding virtuality and virtualization. It includes papers that consider ways of analyzing virtual work in terms of work processes. It examines group processes within virtual teams, focusing in particular on leadership and group identity, as well as the role of knowledge in virtual settings and other implications of the role of fiction in structuring virtuality.

Doing Development Research

Author: Vandana Desai
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781847877826
Release Date: 2006-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Doing Development Research is a comprehensive introduction to research in development studies, that provides thorough training for anyone carrying out research in developing countries. It brings together experts with extensive experience of overseas research, presenting an interdisciplinary guide to the core methodologies. Informed by years of research experience, Doing Development Research draws together many strands of action research and participatory methods, demonstrating their diverse applications and showing how they interrelate. The text provides: · an account of the theoretical approaches that underlie development work · an explanation of the practical issues involved in planning development research · a systematic overview of information and data collecting methods in three sub-sections: · methods of social research and associated forms of analysis · using existing knowledge and records · disseminating findings/research Using clear and uncomplicated language – illustrated with appropriate learning features throughout - the text guides the researcher through the choice of appropriate methods, the implementation of the research, and the communication of the findings to a range of audiences. This is the essential A-Z of development research.

Research Methods for Everyday Life

Author: Scott W. VanderStoep
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470343531
Release Date: 2009-01-09
Genre: Psychology

This book offers an innovative introduction to social research. The book explores all stages of the research process and it features both quantitative and qualitative methods. Research design topics include sampling techniques, choosing a research design, and determining research question that inform public opinion and direct future studies. Throughout the book, the authors provide vivid and engaging examples that reinforce the reading and understanding of social science research. "Your Turn" boxes contain activities that allow students to practice research skills, such as sampling, naturalistic observation, survey collection, coding, analysis, and report writing.

The Handbook of Managing and Marketing Tourism Experiences

Author:
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781786352897
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Genre: Business & Economics

The planning, design, management and marketing of experiences for tourism markets is a major challenge for tourism destinations and providers in a globalized and highly competitive market. This book bridges the gap in contemporary literature by carefully examining the management and marketing of tourism experiences.

Understanding Change Super Series

Author: Institute of Leadership &. Mana
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780750658782
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Business & Economics

With forty well structured and easy to follow topics to choose from, each workbook has a wide range of case studies, questions and activities to meet both an individual or organization's training needs. Whether studying for an ILM qualification or looking to enhance the skills of your employees, Super Series provides essential solutions, frameworks and techniques to support management and leadership development. * Developed by the ILM to support their Level 3 Introductory Certificate and Certificate in First Line Management * Well-structured and easy to follow * Fully revised and updated

Marine Wildlife and Tourism Management

Author: James E. S. Higham
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845933456
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Travel

This book seeks to underscore the need for scientific approaches to first understanding and then managing tourist interactions with marine wildlife. It draws upon the work of leading natural and social scientists whose work serves the interests of sustainable wildlife-based marine tourism. Thus from within the natural science disciplines of marine biology, environmental science, behavioural ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management come chapters that provide insights into the effects of human disturbance on marine wildlife, the impacts that tourists may have upon wild animals, and the management approaches to mitigating impacts that may in the long term be biologically significant. Equally from the social science disciplines of geography, sociology, management and social anthropology are drawn chapters that explore demand for marine wildlife experiences, the benefits that visitors derive from their experiences, ethical and legislative contexts, and management issues that arise when tourists interact with populations of wild animals in coastal and marine environments.

The battle for China s past

Author: Mobo C. F. Gao
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: 074532780X
Release Date: 2008-02-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A controversial polemic countering modern revisionist narratives demonising the Mao regime.

I Never Knew I Had a Choice Explorations in Personal Growth

Author: Gerald Corey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305945722
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Education

Honest and inspiring, I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE: EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL GROWTH, 11th Edition, is an invitation to personal learning and growth -- and a roadmap to lasting change. Research-based, yet written in a personal, encouraging tone, the book helps students examine the choices they've made, expand their awareness of the choices available to them, and choose where to go next. Emphasizing the role of personal responsibility and choice in creating a meaningful life, the text explores a wide variety of key topics, including personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior and choices, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and development. Self-inventories, exercises, activities, and first-person accounts of difficult choices real people have made give students invaluable insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.