Collins Dictionary of Sociology

Author: David Jary
Publisher:
ISBN: 0007183992
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Electronic books

The Collins Dictionary of Sociology is a clear, balanced guide to the terms and concepts used in every area of sociology, and to related terms in political science, economics and anthropology.

Sociology Gender and Educational Aspirations

Author: Carol Fuller
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441172822
Release Date: 2009-02-10
Genre: Education

Debate on the effects of class on educational attainment is well documented and typically centres on the reproductive nature of class whilst studies of the effect of class on educational aspirations also predict outcomes that see education reinforcing and reproducing a student's class background. Despite a number of government initiatives to help raise higher education participation to 50% by 2010, for the working class numbers have altered little. Using data from an ethnographic case study of a low-achieving girls school the author explores aspirations and argues that whilst class is very powerful in explaining educational attainment, understanding educational aspirations is somewhat more complex. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to question and challenge popular assumptions surrounding class-based theory in making sense of girls aspirations and to question the usefulness of the continued over reliance of such broad categorisations by both academics and policy makers.

The Basics of Sociology

Author: Kathy S. Stolley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313323879
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.

Subcultures Bodies and Spaces

Author: Samantha Holland
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787565128
Release Date: 2018-09-28
Genre: Social Science

This edited collection provides sociological and cultural research that expands our understanding of the alternative, liminal or transgressive; theorizing the status of the alternative in contemporary culture and society.

Collins Dictionary of Statistics

Author: Roger Porkess
Publisher:
ISBN: 0007207905
Release Date: 2005
Genre: English language

The second edition of the authoritative guide to the theory and application of statistics.

A Sociology Writer s Guide

Author: Linda L. Yellin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205582389
Release Date: 2008-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Sociology Writer's Guide is designed to help sociology students at any level complete their writing assignments, and strengthen their research and bibliographic skills. Covers every kind of writing assignment a sociology student is likely to encounter: term papers, research papers, essays, compare/contrast papers, quantitative and qualitative research articles, text analysis papers, book reviews, abstracts, and essay exams. Teaches a practical, step-by-step approach to writing, from selecting a topic to submitting finished work. Uses Tips, Notes, and Reminders to highlight key points. Includes a complete list of examples for handling quotes and paraphrases, and for using citations and references in current sociological documentation style. Features a full discussion of bias-free language that covers race/ethnicity, social class, age, disability, religion, family status, and sexual orientation. The author is a sociology instructor, writer, and editor who has taught a writing for sociology class for over 12 years.

The New Walford

Author: Ray Lester
Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited
ISBN: 185604498X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Walford highlights the best resources to use when undertaking a search for accurate and relevant information, saving you precious time and effort. For those looking for a selective and evaluative reference resource that really delivers on its promise, look no further. In addition to print sources, The New Walford naturally covers an extensive range of e-reference sources such as digital databanks, digital reference services, electronic journal collections, meta-search engines, networked information services, open archives, resource discovery services and websites of premier organizations in both the public and private sectors. But rather than supplying a list of all available known resources as a web search engine might, The New Walford subject specialists have carefully selected and evaluated available resources to provide a definitive list of the most appropriate and useful.With an emphasis on quality and sustainability the subject specialists have been careful to assess the differing ways that information is framed and communicated in different subject areas. As a result the resource evaluations in each subject area are prefaced by an introductory overview of the structure of the relevant literature. This ensures that The New Walford is clear, easy-to-use and intuitive.Editorial Board:Chair: Ray LesterPeter Clinch; Helen Edwards; Heather Dawson; Susan TarrantSubject Specialists:Wendy Buckle; Patricia Budgen; Peter Chapman; Sheila Corrall; Jonathan Cowley; Heather Dawson; Gillian Dwyer; Tracey Ellis; Gwyneth Price; Lynne Seddon; Angela UptonCompiled by leading subject specialists from internationally renowned organizations, Volume 2 covers 15 broad subject groupings:• Social Sciences (generic)• Psychology• Sociology• Social Work & Social Welfare• Politics• Government• Law• Finance, Accountancy & Taxation• Industries & Utilities• Business & Management• Education & Learning• Sport• Media & Communications• Information & Library Sciences• Tools for Information Professionals.

Theorie sozialer Konflikte

Author: Lewis A. Coser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531165828
Release Date: 2009-06-16
Genre: Social Science

Lewis A. Coser versucht in diesem Klassiker der modernen Sozialwissenschaften im Anschluß an Georg Simmels berühmter Untersuchung über den "Streit" den Begriff des sozialen Konfliktes zu klären und dessen empirische Anwendungsmöglichkeiten aufzuzeigen. Als eines der wichtigsten Bücher der neueren Konfliktforschung hat es in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts die in diesem Zusammenhang geführten theoretischen Kontroversen maßgeblich bestimmt und eine Vielzahl von empirischen Untersuchungen angeregt.

Soziologie

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher:
ISBN: 3901402160
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Soziologie - Lehrbuch

Anthony Giddens "Soziologie" gilt weltweit als das Einführungswerk in das gleichnamige Fach. Gekennzeichnet durch hohe Lesbarkeit und eine für Lehrbücher ungemeine Aktualität und Zeitbezogenheit, hat es diesen Ruf auch zu Recht: Man wird förmlich in das Werk hineingezogen; der Autor führt einen Dialog mit der LeserIn Waren Sie schon einmal verliebt?, in dem zuerst einmal in groben Zügen die Geschichte der Soziologie präsentiert wird. Danach wird es immer spezifischer: Über Kultur, Gesellschaft und Individuum und Gesellschaftstypen führt der Dialog weiter zu Geschlecht und Sexualität, Körper und Familie, um schließlich Moderne Organisationen, Massenmedien, Arbeit und Wirtschaftsleben oder den Globalen Wandel und die Umweltkrise zu diskutieren. Immer wird dabei mit plastischen Bildern gearbeitet, und immer hat man als LeserIn den Eindruck, mittendrin und dabei zu sein was die Lektüre des Buches zu einem beeindruckenden Gespräch über Soziologie macht und den Lerneffekt garantiert. (Verlagstext).

Die Erfindung der Kreativit t

Author: Andreas Reckwitz
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518748503
Release Date: 2012-06-18
Genre: Social Science

"Be creative!" In der Gegenwartsgesellschaft haben sich die Anforderung und der Wunsch, kreativ zu sein und schöpferisch Neues hervorzubringen, in ungewöhnlichem Maße verbreitet. Was ehemals subkulturellen Künstlerzirkeln vorbehalten war, ist zu einem allgemeingültigen kulturellen Modell, ja zu einem Imperativ geworden. Andreas Reckwitz untersucht, wie im Laufe des 20. Jahrhunderts das Ideal der Kreativität forciert worden ist: in der Kunst der Avantgarde und Postmoderne, den "creative industries" und der Innovationsökonomie, in der Psychologie der Kreativität und des Selbstwachstums sowie in der medialen Darstellung des kreativen Stars und der Stadtplanung der "creative cities". Es zeigt sich, daß wir in Zeiten eines ebenso radikalen wie restriktiven Prozesses gesellschaftlicher Ästhetisierung leben.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015078349183
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.