Critiques of Research in the Social Sciences

An Appraisal of Thomas and Znaniecki's The Polish Peasant in Europe and America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412820769

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

Author: Denzin & LIncoln

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761927570

Category: Social Science

Page: 1210

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A thoroughly revised & updated edition, this volume includes new chapters on auto-ethnography, critical race theory, queer theory, & testimonies.

Subcultural Mosaics and Intersubjective Realities

An Ethnographic Research Agenda for Pragmatizing the Social Sciences

Author: Robert C. Prus

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791432396

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

View: 7034

Examines the theory and methods by which social scientists study the human lived experienced.

Pragmatism and Democracy

Studies in History, Social Theory, and Progressive Politics

Author: Dmitri N. Shalin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351497227

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 5470

This volume examines the roots of pragmatist imagination and traces the influence of American pragmatism in diverse areas of politics, law, sociology, political science, and transitional studies. The work explores the interfaces between the Progressive movement in politics and American pragmatism. Shalin shows how early 20th century progressivism influenced pragmatism's philosophical agenda and how pragmatists helped articulate a theory of progressive reform. The work addresses pragmatism and interactionist sociology and illuminates the cross-fertilization between these two fields of studies. Special emphasis is placed on the interactionists' search for a logic of inquiry sensitive to the objective indeterminacy of the situation. The challenge that contemporary interactionist studies face is to illuminate the issues of power and inequality central to the political commitments of pragmatist philosophers. Shalin explores the vital link between democracy, civility, and affect. His central thesis is that democracy is an embodied process that binds affectively as well as rhetorically and that flourishes in places where civic discourse is an end in itself, a source of vitality and social creativity sustaining a democratic community. The author shows why civic discourse is hobbled by the civic body that has been misshapen by past abuses. Drawing on the studies of the civilizing process, Shalin speculates about the emotion, demeanor, and body language of democracy and explores from this angle the prospects for democratic transformation in countries struggling to shake their totalitarian past. View Table of Contents

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory

Author: Francis T. Cullen,Pamela Wilcox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412959187

Category: Social Science

Page: 1176

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For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial This two-volume set is designed to serve as a reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary criminological theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in a context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. The work provides essays on cutting-edge research as well as concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Topics include contexts and concepts in criminological theory, the social construction of crime, policy implications of theory, diversity and intercultural contexts, conflict theory, rational choice theories, conservative criminology, feminist theory, and more. Key ThemesThe Classical School of CriminologyThe Positivist School of CriminologyEarly American Theories of CrimeBiological and Biosocial Theories of CrimePsychological Theories of CrimeThe Chicago School of CriminologyCultural and Learning Theories of CrimeAnomie and Strain Theories of Crime and DevianceControl Theories of CrimeLabeling and Interactionist Theories of CrimeTheories of the Criminal SanctionConflict, Radical, and Critical Theories of CrimeFeminist and Gender-Specific Theories of CrimeChoice and Opportunity Theories of CrimeMacro-Level/ Community Theories of CrimeLife-Course and Developmental Theories of CrimeIntegrated Theories of CrimeTheories of White-Collar and Corporate CrimeContemporary Gang TheoriesTheories of Prison Behavior and InsurgencyTheories of Fear and Concern About Crime

Rural Sociology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology, Rural

Page: N.A

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Includes sections "Current bulletins" and "Book reviews".

The Polish Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Polish philology

Page: N.A

View: 8722

Society

An Introductory Analysis

Author: Robert Morrison MacIver,Charles Hunt Page

Publisher: New York : Rinehart

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 697

View: 7715

Library of Congress Catalogs

monographic series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monographic series

Page: N.A

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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

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Proceedings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Soziologische Forschung in Unserer Zeit

Ein Sammelwerk Leopold von Wiese zum 75. Geburtstag

Author: Karl Gustav Specht

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663029220

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

View: 2969

Dieser Band, der Leopold von Wiese zu seinem 75. Geburtstage auf den Gabentisch gelegt wird, möchte an eine alte Tradition anknüpfen, nämlich eine "Festschrift" zu einem Sammelwerke zu gestalten, dem eine bestimmte Thematik zugrunde liegt; er möchte nicht den heute oft beschrittenen Weg gehen, einzelne Beiträge zu einem Werk zu vereinigen, deren innerer Zusammenhang meistens nur ein sehr lockerer ist. Gewiß: ein solches Vorgehen wäre in unserem Falle mehr als gerechtfertigt gewesen; denn die Forschungsarbeit wie auch die Lehrtätigkeit Leopold von Wieses erstrecken sich über eine Vielzahl von Wissenschaftsbereichen und -disziplinen. Wenn nun hier eine Beschränkung auf die soziologische Wissenschaft geübt wurde, so waren dafür zwei Gründe maßgebend: einmal nimmt die Soziologie im Schaffen des zu Ehrenden wohl den breitesten Platz ein; zum anderen reizte es, gerade auf diesem Gebiete eine Art Bestandsaufnahme zu veran stalten, d. h. aufzuzeigen, wo wir heute stehen, was erforscht wird und mit welchen Methoden man arbeitet: in der allgemeinen Soziologie und auch in ihren Unter- und Nachbardisziplinen. Bei den letztgenannten kommt nun ein wenig von der Vielseitigkeit der Arbeit Leopold von Wieses zum Vorschein: neben der Soziologie kommen in dieser Schrift auch - freilich nur in einem Beitrage jeweils - die Kulturphilosophie, die Anthro pologie, die Nationalökonomie, die Wissenschaft von der Politik und die Sozialpolitik zu Worte. Den Stand der soziologischen Forschung in der heutigen Zeit umreißen zu wollen, muß in der auch im Bereich der Wissenschaft so schnellebigen Zeit vermessen erscheinen.

American national biography

Author: John Arthur Garraty,Mark Christopher Carnes,American Council of Learned Societies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 973

View: 3153

"AIDS has made a huge impact on our society medically, socially, politically, legally, and psychologically. Sarah Watstein encapsulates this interdisciplinary issue into approximately 4,000 terms and explains them objectively, clearly, and readably for high school students, adults, and medical professionals. The terms include related diseases such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, treatments such as interleukin, jargon-"no code"- and slang-"bareback sex." The appendixes list statistics, toll-free telephone numbers, Web sites, nonprofit and government organizations, clinical trials, databases, and payment assistance programs. Highly recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Sociological Abstracts

Supplement

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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Grounded theory

Strategien qualitativer Forschung

Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456849065

Category:

Page: 278

View: 9889

Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.

Criminology

A Sociological Understanding

Author: Steven E. Barkan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: 622

View: 7254

This text aims to develop an understanding of crime and criminal justice by treating social structure and inequality as central themes in the study of crime. It gives attention to key sociological concepts such as poverty, gender, race, and ethnicity and demonstrates their influence on crime.

America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 9144

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.