Restoring the Classic in Sociology

Author: Alan R. How
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349583485
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Genre: Social Science

This book demonstrates that classical sociology is essential to cutting-edge debates in the contemporary social sciences. It has become fashionable to play down the importance of the classic text in sociology and critique the ideas of Weber, Marx and Durkheim as ideologically outdated. The author mounts a strong challenge to this view, criticising such notions as de-traditionalization, structuration and postmodernism, emphasizing instead the relevance of habit, re-traditionalization, and social integration across time. Arguing that sociology has eliminated the importance of the past, history, and tradition in favour of the transience of the present, he revisits the Habermas-Gadamer debate to argue that tradition is the ground of the classic, and the classic something that must prove itself anew in subsequent situations. He uses the work of Durkheim, Simmel and Weber to illustrate this process. Making a distinction between ‘classic’ and ‘canon’ which parallels that between ‘agency’ and ‘structure’, he allows the reader to appreciate the separate value of both. This major contribution to the field is essential reading for scholars and students of sociology and social theory.

Cultural Sociology of the Middle East Asia and Africa

Author: Andrea L. Stanton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412981767
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Social Science

These volumes convey what daily life is like in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Entries will aid readers in understanding the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world.

International Perspectives on Teaching English in a Globalised World

Author: Andrew Goodwyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136468049
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Education

The renowned and highly experienced editors of this book bring together the leading voices in contemporary English education under the banner of the International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE). The collected chapters here represent the very best of international writing on the teaching of English in the past decade. The key issues and debates surrounding English teaching across the globe are discussed and analysed accessibly, and incorporate wide-ranging topics including: • The impact of high stakes testing on teaching and learning; • Addressing the needs of minority groups; • The digitization of literature and new conceptions of text; • Rewriting the canon; • Dealing with curriculum change; • "Best practices" in the teaching of English; • The tension between ‘literacy’ and ‘English’; • English and bilingual education; • The impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning; • Conceptions of English as a subject [secondary and tertiary]; • Bringing the critical into the English/Literacy classroom; • The future of subject English; • Empowering voices on the margins; • Pre-service teacher education; • The social networking English classroom. This text looks at the changing face of subject English from the differing perspectives of policy makers, teacher educators, teachers and their students. It tackles some of the hard questions posed by technological advances in a global society, challenges conventional approaches to teaching and points to the emerging possibilities for a traditional school subject such as English in the face of rapid change and increasing societal expectations. Despite all of the converging political and technological threats, the authors of this engaging and insightful text portray an immense confidence in the ultimate worth of teaching and learning subject English.

Canon Vs Culture

Author: Jan Groak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134818020
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

Canon Vs. Culture explores the consequences of one of the main educational shifts of the last quarter century-- the changes from academic inquiry conducted through a selected list of accepted authorities to an investigation of the cultural operations of an entire society.

The Women Founders

Author: Patricia Madoo Lengermann
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 1577665090
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This book presents the often overlooked contributions of 15 extraordinary women sociologists of the 19th and early 20th centuries--their work, history and voices. Lengermann and Niebrugge-Brantley's text is designed to give students a complete picture of each woman's contribution to sociology and social theory; they offer for each subject a biographical background, a thematic analysis of the social theory, and selections from the woman's own writings. The structure of the book allows instructors to craft their teaching around the text. By focusing each chapter on one specific sociologist, instructors are free to incorporate the text as they like, serving as either a supplement to sociology and women's studies courses, or as a primary text.

Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Author: Ludwig Mises
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110504705
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics


Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments

Author: Brevard S. Childs
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 0800626753
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Religion

This monumental work is the first comprehensive biblical theology to appear in many years and is the culmination of Brevard Child's lifelong commitment to constructing a biblical theology that surmounts objections to the discipline raised over the past generation. Childs rejects any approaches that overstress either the continuity or discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments. He refuses to follow the common pattern in Christian thought of identifying biblical theology with the New Testament's interest in the Old. Rather, Childs maps out an approach that reflects on the whole Christian Bible with its two very different voices, each of which retains continuing integrity and is heard on its own terms.

The classical empires

Author: Ralph Edmund Turner
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015062090496
Release Date: 1941
Genre: Cities and towns, Ancient


Philosophie des Geldes

Author: Georg Simmel
Publisher: FV Éditions
ISBN: 9782366687514
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: Philosophy

"Das Geld steht vermöge der Abstraktheit seiner Form jenseits aller bestimmten Beziehungen zum Raum: Es kann seine Wirkungen in die weitesten Fernen erstrecken, ja, es ist gewissermaßen in jedem Augenblick der Mittelpunkt eines Kreises potenzieller Wirkungen." G. Simmel Inhaltsverzeichnis : . Wert und Geld . Der Substanzwert des Geldes . Das Geld in den Zweckreihen . Die individuelle Freiheit . Das Geldäquivalent personaler Werte . Der Stil des Lebens

Books Ireland

Author: Jeremy Addis
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015065326160
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Publishers and publishing