Society and Identity

Author: Andrew J. Weigert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521033349
Release Date: 2007-02-01
Genre: Social Science

This book examines sociological perspectives on identity, illuminating the perennial problem of defining the human person, and posing an alternative definition of identity.

The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology

Author: Thomas J. Fararo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521437954
Release Date: 1992-07-31
Genre: Social Science

This book sets out a generative structuralist conception of general theoretical sociology; its philosophy, its problems, and its methods. The field is defined as a comprehensive research tradition with many intersecting subtraditions that share conceptual components.

The Cooperative Workplace

Author: Joyce Rothschild
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521379423
Release Date: 1989-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Over the last several years worker cooperatives of many kinds have sprung up all around the world. As a result, industrial relations in the workplace have changed dramatically as workers have come to own and run their own enterprises. This book provides evidence on how these new enterprises are functioning today. Using evidence from their extensive research in various such firms, the authors identify the consequences for both the organisation and the workers when those who do the work also manage. Setting forth an original theory of democratic organisations, they reveal the very real dilemmas and trade-offs that democratic work organisations face, as well as the specific conditions in which workplace democracy flourishes or declines.

Dynamic Functionalism

Author: Michael A. Faia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521031397
Release Date: 2006-11-02
Genre: Social Science

In this book, Michael Faia challenges the view that functionalism should be rejected.

Handbook of Race Racism and the Developing Child

Author: Stephen M. Quintana
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470189801
Release Date: 2008-07-10
Genre: Psychology

Filling a critical void in the literature, Race, Racism, and the Developing Child provides an important source of information for researchers, psychologists, and students on the recent advances in the unique developmental and social features of race and racism in children's lives. Thorough and accessible, this timely reference draws on an international collection of experts and scholars representing the breadth of perspectives, theoretical traditions, and empirical approaches in this field.

Self Esteem Research Theory and Practice

Author: Christopher J. J. Mruk, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826103146
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Genre: Psychology

Dr. Mruk has produced a highly readable new edition of his original work on an often misunderstood psychological construct--self-esteem. Mruk's view that self-esteem is a critically important influence on psychological adjustment and quality of life is now an accepted tenet in personality theory. Lack of self-esteem is frequently a precursor to depression, suicidal behavior, and other personality disorders. Nonetheless, the clinical diagnosis of self-esteem problems has lacked the basis of an overarching theory. Dr. Mruk's comprehensive analysis distills the literature on self-esteem into practical and reliable treatment methods for both clinicians and researchers. The new edition contains updated research and current terms, and addresses the self-esteem "backlash." He concludes with worksheets and detailed guidelines for conducting self-esteem building workshops. Added features include: Major theories of self-esteem Chapter on the new positive psychology 150 new references Dr. Mruk has developed a writing style that is successfully oriented toward both academic and clinical audiences in the areas of counseling, education, nursing, psychology, and social work, thus providing much-needed information for teachers, students, and practicing clinicians in a clear, concise way.

Staying Fijian

Author: Rod Ewins
Publisher:
ISBN: IND:30000123134839
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

Barkcloth, or masi, is the traditional art form of the women of Vatulele Island. Its manufacture continues to flourish, even increase, while many other arts are declining, despite the fact that most of its functional roles have been usurped by Western cloth and paper. This book explores this apparent paradox and concludes that the reasons lie in the ability of its identity functions to buffer the effects of social stress. This is so for not only Vatuleleans but all Fijians.

Self Esteem and Positive Psychology 4th Edition

Author: Christopher J. J. Mruk, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826108999
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Genre: Psychology

"The author's voice is engaged, authoritative, and convinced of the esential role self-esteem plays in connecting psychological theory to clinical practice, a perspective many readers will welcome....Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This new edition of the most comprehensive text available on the theories, research findings, and practice implications of self-esteem represents a major shift in our contemporary understanding of self-esteem and positive psychology. The book has been thoroughly updated to integrate positive psychology themes throughout and explain how self-esteem enhancement interventions fit into evidence-based practice. This insightful work provides scholars, clinicians, and students with both an extensive overview of research and with Mrukís often-cited theoretical framework for self-esteem. Featuring the authorís noted Competence and Worthiness Training program for enhancing self-esteem, this fourth edition reflects changes in the field by also including expanded coverage of: Self-esteem in relationships Validity issues in researching self-esteem The concept of authenticity in the self Self-esteem as a function of motivation and well-being Existentially oriented theory Key Features: Offers the most comprehensive and thorough overview of self-esteem theory and research available Considers self-esteem from personality, human development, and clinical perspectives Contains updated and more integrated coverage of self-esteem as a major element of positive psychology Places clinical practices that enhance self-esteem in the context of evidence-based practice Features expanded coverage of personal relationships, research issues, and well-being in self

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ISBN: UIUC:30112074199990
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Sociology