Author: Claudia Matz
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 9783828869783
Release Date: 2018-08-13
Genre: Social Science

Warenwelten – wir leben in einer Welt, in der Waren und der Konsum dieser Waren allgegenwärtig sind. Unser heutiges Verständnis von Konsum umfasst dabei alle Prozesse um das Verkaufen dieser Waren: das Präsentieren, das Inszenieren, das Bewerben und das zur Schau stellen und letztlich auch der eigentliche Warentausch, der Akt des Kaufens bzw. Verkaufens. Konsum, und das zeigt unsere gebaute Umwelt, wirkt omnipräsent, dabei ist Konsum ist vielmehr als eine ökonomische Kenngröße von Volkswirtschaften, er ist zudem auch konstitutives Merkmal der modernen Gesellschaft – der Konsumgesellschaft. Zudem findet Konsum seit jeher nicht losgelöst von räumlichen und gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen statt und so ist es folgerichtig, dass man sich dem Sujet der Warenwelten – als jene Orte des Konsums in seiner Vielschichtigkeit widmet. Nicht selten ist Konsum Gründer oder Impulsgeber für Stadtentwicklung und muss daher stärker Eingang in die architekturtheoretische und architektursoziologische Diskussion finden. Die vorliegende Arbeit setzt hier an. Die Warenwelten bilden für den ganzheitlichen Prozess des Konsums den räumlichen und architektonischen Rahmen und Raum. Die vorliegende Arbeit setzt sich mit dieser Vielschichtigkeit und Interdisziplinarität des Konsums und der Warenwelten auseinander und versucht die Komplexität aus unterschiedlichen Sichtweisen zu beleuchten.

Middle Classes in Africa

Author: Lena Kroeker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319621487
Release Date: 2018-02-19
Genre: Social Science

​This volume challenges the concept of the ‘new African middle class’ with new theoretical and empirical insights into the changing lives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Diverse middle classes are on the rise, but models of class based on experiences from other regions of the world cannot be easily transferred to the African continent. Empirical contributions, drawn from a diverse range of contexts, address both African histories of class formation and the political roles of the continent’s middle classes, and also examine the important interdependencies that cut across inter-generational, urban-rural and class divides. This thought-provoking book argues emphatically for a revision of common notions of the 'middle class', and for the inclusion of insights 'from the South' into the global debate on class. Middle Classes in Africa will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, as well as NGOs and policy makers with an interest in African societies.

Colonialism Han and the Transformative Spirit

Author: Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137344878
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: History

Globalism, colonialism, and consumerism have caused unjust suffering (han), for the earth's exploited peoples and the exploited lands. To reverse this tragedy, we need to work for a safer, sustainable planet and renew our inspiration from God as the transforming Spirit who gives, sustains and empowers life to all.

The Microeconomics of Complex Economies

Author: Wolfram Elsner
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124115996
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The Microeconomics of Complex Economies uses game theory, modeling approaches, formal techniques, and computer simulations to teach useful, accessible approaches to real modern economies. It covers topics of information and innovation, including national and regional systems of innovation; clustered and networked firms; and open-source/open-innovation production and use. Its final chapter on policy perspectives and decisions confirms the value of the toolset. Written so chapters can be used independently, the book includes an introduction to computer simulation and pedagogical supplements. Its formal, accessible treatment of complexity goes beyond the scopes of neoclassical and mainstream economics. The highly interdependent economy of the 21st century demands a reconsideration of economic theories. Describes the usefulness of complex heterodox economics Emphasizes divergences and convergences with neoclassical economic theories and perspectives Fits easily into courses on intermediate microeconomics, industrial organization, and games through self-contained chapters

Die Politik

Author: Aristoteles
ISBN: BCUL:1092238782
Release Date: 1803


Author: Andreas Diekmann
ISBN: 3499557010
Release Date: 2009-04
Genre: Game theory

Political Theory

Author: Scott J. Hammond
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: UCSC:32106019874004
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

Bridging the vital concepts of classical political thought and the language of everyday modern political discourse, this comprehensive ready-reference handbook explains the central ideas and recurring themes that inform the Western political tradition.

The Theory of the Leisure Class An Economic Study of Institutions

Author: Thorstein Veblen
Publisher: Aakar Books
ISBN: 8187879297
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Leisure class

In The Theory Of The Leisure Class, His First And Best-Known Work, Thorstein Veblen Challenges Some Of Man S Most Cherished Standards Of Behavior And With Devastating Wit And Satire Exposes The Hollowness Of Many Of Our Canons Of Taste, Education, Dress And Culture. Veblen Uses The Leisure Class As His Example Because It Is This Class That Sets The Standards Followed By Every Level Of Society.The Sign Of Membership In The Leisure Class Is Exemption From Industrial Toil And The Mark Of Success Is Lavish Expenditure Conspicuous Consumption Is The Famous Term He Invented To Describe Spending Which Satisfies No Real Need But Is A Mark Of Prestige.The Process Veblen Criticized Continues Today The Same Worship Of An Empty Scale Of Values, The Same Urge To Prove Oneself Better Than One S Neighbor By The Conspicuous Accumulation Of Useless Objects And By Time And Money-Wasting Activities.

The Sociology of Religion

Author: George Lundskow
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412937214
Release Date: 2008-06-10
Genre: Social Science

Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that follows the logic of actual research, first investigating the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzing actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the textùjust as a scholar pursues knowledge in the field and then applies theoretical constructs to interpret findings.This unique text is organized around essential topics and real-life issues and examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. While primarily sociological in focus, the text incorporates relevant interdisciplinary scholarshipùthus teaching sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from other fields. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key Features and Benefits:Uses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts doCombines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presentedFeatures discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular cultureDraws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM· InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM contains chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.û5:00 p.m., PST).Intended Audience: This core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.

Classical Sociological Theory

Author: Bert N. Adams
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452264486
Release Date: 2002-01-29
Genre: Social Science

A concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive theory text, given the range of ideas, historical context, and theorists discussed. Unlike other books of the type, Classical Sociological Theory focuses on how the pivotal theories contributed not only to the development of the field, but also to the evolution of ideas concerning social life.