Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society

The Losers in a Globalizing World

Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld,Erik Klijzing,Melinda Mills,Karin Kurz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134248040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

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Examining how youths in fourteen industrialized societies make the transition to adulthood in an era of globalization and rising uncertainty, this collection of essays investigates the impact that institutions working with social groups of youths have upon those youths' abilities to make adult decisions determining their life courses. Covering both Europe and North America, the book includes case studies, and contains country-specific contributions on conservative, social-democratic, post-socialist, liberal and familistic welfare regimes, as well as data from the GLOBALIFE project. Filling the gap in the market on the micro effects of globalization on individuals, and taking an empirical approach to the topic, this impressive volume brings the individual and nation-specific institutions back into the discussion on globalization.

Familie und Beruf? Der Einfluss der Berufssituation auf die Familienplanung

Author: Katharina Kayser

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3842899270

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 9858

Der Fokus dieses Buches liegt im Wandel der Arbeitsmarktsituation und deren Auswirkungen auf die Geburtenentwicklung. Dass die Altersgruppen der potentiellen Eltern in Deutschland gleichzeitig am stärksten von atypischen Beschäftigungen betroffen sind, wird als problematisch erachtet. Es stellen sich die Fragen, ob die Berufssituation die Familienplanung dominiert und ob die Anforderungen des Arbeitsmarktes heute konträr zu denen des Familienlebens sind. Die Unsicherheiten vieler Berufssituationen und die daraus resultierenden Folgen für die Planung einer Familiengründung beziehungsweise Familienerweiterung bilden den Kern der späteren Analyse. Mit diesem Buch wird empirisch untersucht, ob ein Zusammenhang zwischen der objektiven Berufssituation sowie deren subjektiven Einschätzung und einem Kinderwunsch besteht. Außerdem wird analysiert, welchen Einfluss dies auf die Planung einer Familiengründung beziehungsweise Familienerweiterung hat.

Demographic Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3837031993


Page: 642

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Social Change and Human Development

Concept and Results

Author: Rainer K Silbereisen,Xinyin Chen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857029363

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 1538

Today's world is characterized by a set of overarching trends that often come under the rubric of social change. In this innovative volume, Rainer K. Silbereisen and Xinyin Chen bring together, for the first time, international experts in the field to examine how changes in our social world impact on our individual development. Divided into four parts, the book explores the major socio-political and technological changes that have taken place around the world - from post- from the rapid upheavals in 1990s Europe to the gradual changes in parts of East Asia - and explains how these developments interplay with human development across the lifespan. Human Development and Social Change is a useful resource for students and researchers involved in all areas of human development, including developmental psychology, sociology and education.

Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society

Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld,Sandra Buchholz,Dirk Hofäcker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134223684

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 5359

Globalization has been strongly shaping and transforming both national economies and individual careers in recent decades. These profound changes have had significant consequences for individual careers of men and women both during and after their employment career. This impressive new collection focuses on the effects of the globalization process on late-midlife workers and the exit from employment – a relationship that has up to now mostly been neglected in social science literature on aging and employment. The research documented within these pages poses several important questions: * Has globalization produced fundamental shifts in late-midlife workers’ labor market participation and late careers? * What transformations in old age career mobility can we observe? * How are these transformations filtered by different national institutional settings? With an impressive array of contributions, this volume will interest students and academics involved in the study of sociology, welfare and globalization.

Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe

Author: T. Knijn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284196

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4923

This book analyzes how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children, exploring questions such as what does it mean to be a young adult in Europe today and what social policies help them to combine work and family life?

Exklusive Bildungskarrieren von Jugendlichen und ihre Peers am Übergang in Hochschule und Beruf

Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Längsschnittstudie

Author: Heinz-Hermann Krüger,Kilian Hüfner,Catharina Keßler,Stephanie Kreuz,Patrick Leinhos,Daniela Winter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658231750

Category: Education

Page: 337

View: 1441

In dem Band werden zentrale Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Längsschnittstudie vorgestellt, die die Bildungskarrieren von Jugendlichen und ihre Peerbeziehungen von der gymnasialen Oberstufe bis zwei Jahre nach Schulabschluss untersucht hat. Thematisiert werden die Verläufe und Bedingungskontexte von internationalen Bildungskarrieren sowie sportlichen, tänzerischen oder musikalischen Profilkarrieren sowie die Bedeutung der Peers für diese Karrieren. In den Blick genommen werden auch Veränderungsprozesse in der Lebensphase junger Erwachsener sowie Fragen der Reproduktion und Transformation sozialer Ungleichheit am Übergang zwischen Schule und Hochschule oder Beruf.

Sex Research and Sex Therapy

A Sociological Analysis of Masters and Johnson

Author: Ross Morrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415406529

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 2280

Gynaecologist William Howell Masters and psychologist Virginia Eshelman Johnson pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s. This book examines their influential scientific sex research and its groundbreaking implications for sex therapy and the study of human sexuality. Until now, these developments have been largely ignored in sociology. The book illuminates how Masters and Johnson have constructed their apparently scientific ideas about sexual function and dysfunction with reference to dominant Western discourses about sexuality. In addition, the book will explore some of the wider theoretical, conceptual and historical issues relating to the study of human sexuality. These will include a critical evaluation of conventional accounts of the history of the sociology of sex, particularly in the United States, major theoretical frameworks used in the study and understanding of human sexuality, and some of the key concepts underpinning sex research and sex therapy.

Korea Confronts Globalization

Author: Yunshik Chang,Hyun-ho Seok,Donald Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134046936

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Korea Confronts Globalization looks at the way in which the phenomenon of globalization has impacted on Korean society in terms of national identity, corporate change, labour markets, democracy, tradition and social policy, and the implications for Korea's social cohesion in a continually globalizing world. While becoming more open to the outside world, South Korea has remained a cohesive national community with a strong nationalist reaction against the globalization of Korea and with Koreans constantly reminding themselves of the need to retain their national identity. They have also learned to cope with various forms of conflict arising from diversified interests in a complex society and the South Korean government is now making a serious attempt to establish a welfare state with various schemes designed to help the poor and needy to maintain a minimum level of ‘decent’ living. But it is uncertain whether South Korean society will continue to remain cohesive. Social inequality is increasing and the class divisions appear to be hardening and as such can Korea remain cohesive? As a volume looking at the political and social implications of globalization in modern South Korea, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Korean and East Asian studies, comparative sociology, development studies and politics

A Crisis of Waste?

Understanding the Rubbish Society

Author: Martin O'Brien

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 193

View: 5154

This book takes a measured look at the 'crisis of waste' in modern society and it does so historically, sociologically and critically. It tells stories about past and present 'crises' of waste and puts them in their appropriate social and industrial contexts. From Charles Dickens to Don DeLillo, from the internal combustion engine to fish fingers, from kitchen grease to the Tour de France this book digs deep into society's dust piles and emerges with untold treasures of the imagination.

Immigration, Gender, and Family Transitions to Adulthood in Sweden

Author: Eva Bernhardt

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761835707

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 7430

This work features an in-depth quantitative and qualitative set of studies on family issues in early adulthood among young adults born in Sweden of Swedish, Polish, and Turkish origins. The results are analyzed to explore the educational attainment of Swedish young adults of different origins, their transitions to marriage and cohabitation, inter-ethnic partnering, and the balance between work and family. The quantitative analyses are further enhanced by anthropologists' examinations of transitions to adulthood by young men and women. These analyses add depth to the survey findings, and are the basis for creating a new understanding of the diversity among these communities in Sweden. This integrated volume represents the work of an interdisciplinary team of demographers, sociologists, and anthropologists whose findings are compared to immigration and family transitions in Sweden, Norway, and other similar communities throughout Europe.

Individualisierung und Integration

Neue Konfliktlinien und neuer Integrationsmodus?

Author: Peter Sopp,Ulrich Beck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322958183

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 7087

A Contemporary Introduction to Sociology

Culture and Society in Transition

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138282032

Category: Culture

Page: 650

View: 8244

The influential authors significantly update their popular introductory text that invites students to reflect on their lives in the context of the combustible leap from modern to postmodern life. They authors show how culture is central to understanding many world problems as they challenge readers to confront the problems and possibilities of an era in which the futures of the physical and social environments seem uncertain. As culture rapidly changes in the 21st century, the authors have successfully incorporated these nuances with many important updates on race and racism, Black Lives Matter, the rise of populist politics, ISIS, new social media, feminist perspectives on sex work, trans and non-gender conforming identities, and more. New to this edition: New data, text box examples, photos, exercises, study questions, and glossary terms appear throughout. New discussions added of arts-based and participatory approaches to research, historical changes in the perception of deviance, legalization of marijuana; Islam vs. secularism in France, new forms of socialization, heteronormative and essentialist language related to sex and gender, intersections of social class and other identities, the prison industrial complex, informal sharing economies, atheism, and more. New text boxes include: Young Saudis Find Freedom in their Phones How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco's Life School-to-Prison Pipeline India's Reproductive Assembly Line Workers Feel Pain of Layoffs Like Prohibition, the fight over guns is about something else Micro-aggression and Changing Moral Cultures Praise for A Contemporary Introduction to Sociology "Treats sociology as a living, vibrant discipline. The book is a masterful synthesis written in a style that is at once sophisticated, engaging, and accessible." --Peter Kivisto, Augustana College "Alexander and Thompson have produced the modern textbook we have all been waiting for--comprehensive and coherent, but above all intelligent. Designed to make teaching sociology unproblematic, the book is the ideal combination of theory, evidence, and accessibility." --Bryan S. Turner, editor of The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology "Sets new standards in speaking directly to students of the most significant recent developments in sociology and social changes they are living. It shows how inspiring the sociological imagination can be in areas like media, sexuality, gender relations, inequality, and globalization. --Lyn Spillman, University of Notre Dame "A truly contemporary sociology, one that mines the classics of sociology for insights into a profoundly changed, postmodern world. Most important, the book reminds us of sociology's capacity to surprise." --Francesca Polletta, University of California-Irvine "An extraordinary textbook that synthesizes a wealth of sociological studies. The book is engaging and readable, key concepts are clearly defined, and important theories are succinctly explicated. I highly recommend it to students and faculty alike." --William Julius Wilson, Harvard University

Die kreative Gesellschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264187707


Page: 240

View: 6488

Drei fundamentale Antriebskräfte bestimmen die Grundlagen der Gesellschaft von morgen: - zunehmende soziale Diversität - tiefgreifende Umwälzungen der Wirtschaftsstrukturen - rasche Globalisierung.

Entwicklungspsychologie der Lebensspanne

Ein Lehrbuch

Author: Jochen Brandstädter,Ulman Lindenberger

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170227181

Category: Psychology

Page: 768

View: 5213

In der Entwicklungspsychologie hat sich - auch unter dem Einfluss soziodemographischen Wandels - ein Paradigmenwechsel zu einer lebensspannenumfassenden Perspektive vollzogen. In diesem Lehrbuch werden zentrale Ansätze und Ergebnisse der Lebensspannen-Entwicklungspsychologie umfassend und anschaulich dargestellt. Neben grundlegenden theoretischen und methodischen Fragen werden u. a. folgende Themen behandelt: Biologische und verhaltensgenetische Aspekte von Entwicklungsprozessen; Altern und kognitive Funktionen; Selbst und Identität im Lebenszyklus; adaptive Dynamiken und Bewältigungsprozesse; Familien- und Partnerschaftsentwicklung; Entwicklung in sozialen und kulturellen Kontexten; Beratungs- und Interventionskonzepte; Aspekte positiver Entwicklung.