Theories and Concepts

Author: Michael Haralambos
Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN: 0007542674
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre:

'Sociology in Pictures' is a fresh and exciting publication based on styles from graphic novels and comics. It introduces research methods using entertaining and informative pictures drawn by a leading comic illustrator.

Theories and Concepts

Author: Michael Haralambos
Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN: 0007542666
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre:

'Sociology in Pictures' is a fresh and exciting publication based on styles from graphic novels and comics. It introduces research methods using entertaining and informative pictures drawn by a leading comic illustrator.

Teaching Sociology Successfully

Author: Andrew B. Jones
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317279631
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Education

Teaching Sociology Successfully is a comprehensive guide to teaching, learning and delivering sociology, not only with success but with confidence. Carefully combing insightful anecdotes and practical ideas with key theoretical concepts on planning, learning styles and assessment, this book is an essential tool for both new and experienced teachers of sociology. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of the teaching and learning process – from preparing to teach the subject for the first time to measuring student progress over time – in an approachable yet rigorous way. This practical guide will help you to: improve your knowledge of specifications and syllabuses at GCSE and AS/A Level; provide the best pedagogic approaches for teaching sociology; think about learning styles, skills and capacities in relation to teaching sociology; gain practical ideas and activities for improving student’s argumentation, evaluation and essay writing skills; apply strategies for teaching abstract sociological theories and concepts; make the teaching of research methods engaging and interesting; deal with practical issues such as planning and assessing learning; encourage students’ independent learning and revision; connect ICT, social networking websites and the mass media to further students’ sociological knowledge; tackle the thorny issues of politics and controversial topics. Drawing on the author’s own experiences, Teaching Sociology Successfully helps readers to identify, unpack and negotiate challenges common to those teaching sociology. Complete with a variety of pedagogical resources, it provides tasks and further reading to support CPD and reflective practice. This book will be an invaluable tool for students on PGCE social science training courses, as well as School Direct candidates and undergraduates studying BEds in similar fields.

Sociological Self Images

Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483147710
Release Date: 2014-05-17
Genre: Social Science

Sociological Self-Images: A Collective Portrait is a collection of papers on the self-images of different sociologists regarding their work, their profession, and their contributions to the social sciences. The book is comprised of 14 papers contributed by different experts in sociology, each of whom seeks to answer the following questions: 1. What do you consider the most unique characteristics of your way of defining sociology? 2. What is your view of the current relationship between sociological theory and social application? 3. Which sociologists influenced you or do you most respect? Are they the same now as in your formative years? 4. Which of your writings do you like best and why? 5. What impact would you say your sociological efforts have had on reshaping the field? The book is an excellent resource for those who study sociology and wish to know and be inspired by the views, opinions, and works of other sociologists.

Research Methods

Author: Michael Haralambos
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008196699
Release Date: 2016-04
Genre:

Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods is a fresh and exciting publication based on styles from graphic novels and comics. It introduces research methods using entertaining and informative pictures drawn by a leading comic illustrator. This second edition of Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods offers an effective and novel learning experience. Much of the material is taken from actual research - classics like William F Whyte's Street Corner Society and more recent studies including Sudhir Venkatesh's Gang Leader for a Day. It covers research methods for Sociology at AS/A level and introductory courses at university. New topics in the second edition include: - Reflexivity, objectivity, values and research, standpoint theory, assessing validity, constructing data - Online research - participating online, online interviews, virtual world interviews, online surveys - Further methods - non-participant observation, focus groups, operationalisation, visual methodologies. Also available is Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods Teacher's Guide (Second Edition).

21st Century Sociology A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412916080
Release Date: 2006-11-17
Genre: Social Science

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

Sociological Self Images

Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483147710
Release Date: 2014-05-17
Genre: Social Science

Sociological Self-Images: A Collective Portrait is a collection of papers on the self-images of different sociologists regarding their work, their profession, and their contributions to the social sciences. The book is comprised of 14 papers contributed by different experts in sociology, each of whom seeks to answer the following questions: 1. What do you consider the most unique characteristics of your way of defining sociology? 2. What is your view of the current relationship between sociological theory and social application? 3. Which sociologists influenced you or do you most respect? Are they the same now as in your formative years? 4. Which of your writings do you like best and why? 5. What impact would you say your sociological efforts have had on reshaping the field? The book is an excellent resource for those who study sociology and wish to know and be inspired by the views, opinions, and works of other sociologists.

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies

Author: Paul S. Adler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199535231
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Organizations have profound and pervasive effects on our lives both at work and beyond. Indeed, we live in a society of organizations. Contemporary society and its organizations are in a period of accelerated, profound, and profoundly disconcerting, change. This volume brings together leading sociologists and organizational scholars to consider how various "classic" sociologists can help us understand this change. In recent decades, thefield of organization studies has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business schools. However, with this establishment has come a progressive shift in focus towards the concerns of academic peers and away from the big issues of our times. Ascompared with the increasingly academic focus of research in more recent decades, these classic sociologists were all deeply engaged with broader social and political issues.

The Sociology of Education

Author: Jeanne Ballantine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317348504
Release Date: 2015-07-22
Genre: Education

A comprehensive and cross-cultural look at the sociology of education. The text integrates important and diverse topics in the field by showing how they are related. The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis provides a sociological analysis of education using several theoretical approaches. The authors include practical applications and current educational issues to discuss the structure and processes that make education systems work. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Learn diverse theoretical approaches in the sociology of education Assess important current or emerging topics, including higher education, informal education (“climate” and the “hidden curriculum”), the school environment, education around the world, and educational movements and alternatives Understand how change takes place and what role sociologists play Become involved with educational systems where they can put to use the knowledge available in textbooks

Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Author: Maureen T. Hallinan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387364247
Release Date: 2006-11-24
Genre: Social Science

This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.

The International Handbook on the Sociology of Education

Author: Carlos Alberto Torres
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742517705
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

The twentieth century has been marked by the expansion of educational opportunities worldwide. It has been the century of education, and the role of the state in the promotion of public education has been decisive. Yet, at the millennium's turn efforts to diminish the role of the state are rapidly changing education, especially in terms of its role in democracy. This comprehensive handbook offers a fresh view of the social context of education, outlining the challenges as well as the advances in public and private education systems. The book offers a systematic account of current social theory and methodologies, applied perspectives on the development of education in many regions of the world, and compares key themes such as access, school choice, equity, and educational performance.

Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions

Author: Jan E. Stets
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387739912
Release Date: 2007-10-10
Genre: Social Science

Since the 1970s, the study of emotions moved to the forefront of sociological analysis. This book brings the reader up to date on the theory and research that have proliferated in the analysis of human emotions. The first section of the book addresses the classification, the neurological underpinnings, and the effect of gender on emotions. The second reviews sociological theories of emotion. Section three covers theory and research on specific emotions: love, envy, empathy, anger, grief, etc. The final section shows how the study of emotions adds new insight into other subfields of sociology: the workplace, health, and more.

The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning

Author: Richard Colwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199771523
Release Date: 2002-04-18
Genre: Music

Featuring chapters by the world's foremost scholars in music education and cognition, this handbook is a convenient collection of current research on music teaching and learning. This comprehensive work includes sections on arts advocacy, music and medicine, teacher education, and studio instruction, among other subjects, making it an essential reference for music education programs. The original Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning, published in 1992 with the sponsorship of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), was hailed as "a welcome addition to the literature on music education because it serves to provide definition and unity to a broad and complex field" (Choice). This new companion volume, again with the sponsorship of MENC, explores the significant changes in music and arts education that have taken place in the last decade. Notably, several chapters now incorporate insights from other fields to shed light on multi-cultural music education, gender issues in music education, and non-musical outcomes of music education. Other chapters offer practical information on maintaining musicians' health, training music teachers, and evaluating music education programs. Philosophical issues, such as musical cognition, the philosophy of research theory, curriculum, and educating musically, are also explored in relationship to policy issues. In addition to surveying the literature, each chapter considers the significance of the research and provides suggestions for future study. Covering a broad range of topics and addressing the issues of music education at all age levels, from early childhood to motivation and self-regulation, this handbook is an invaluable resource for music teachers, researchers, and scholars.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Author: Professor Pål Repstad
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409477105
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Social Science

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.

The Sociology Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465445704
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: Social Science

The Sociology Book from DK is an introduction to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With more than 100 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as the effects of globalization; issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society, this book details all the key concepts of sociological thought. - Part of an award-winning series that uses an innovative graphic approach and creative use of typography to clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain big ideas - Explores sociological theories formulated by more than 100 famous sociologists, from Jane Addams to Sharon Zukin - Easy to navigate step-by-step summaries explain each idea in a nutshell - Biographies of key sociologists and social activists give a historical context to each idea - A directory of social thinkers includes further biographies of sociologists from around the world