Communities and Organizations

Author: Chris Marquis,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780522851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 4720

Considers how diverse types of communities influence organizations, as well as the associated benefit of developing an accounting for community processes in organizational theory. This title focuses on social proximity and networks that has characterized the work on communities.

How Institutions Matter!

Author: Joel Gehman,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786354292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 593

This double volume presents a collection of 23 papers on how institutions matter to socio-economic life. The effort was seeded by the 2015 Alberta Institutions Conference, which brought together 108 participants from 14 countries and 51 different institutions.

Real Drugs in a Virtual World

Drug Discourse and Community Online

Author: Edward Murguía,Melissa Tackett-Gibson,Ann Lessem

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739114551

Category: Self-Help

Page: 238

View: 783

Many assume that the Internet introduces youth and young adults to dangerous information and substances while others contend that open and free access to accurate drug use information is critical to reducing dangerous behaviors. The primary goal of this book is to take the debate about drug use and the Internet from polemic discourse to social scientific investigation. Our work highlights the variety of ways to examine drug use as a social problem, and several theoretical perspectives valuable for online research.

Emergence

Author: Henrich R. Greve,Marc-David L. Seidel

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786359146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 1906

The recent growth in research on the topic of evolutionary novelties inspired this volume of Research in the Sociology of Organizations. While previous sociological work has done an admirable job of understanding selection and differentiation processes, it has widely ignored the origin of novelty and growth to form initial structures and practices

On Sociology

Author: John H. Goldthorpe

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804749985

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 9993

Looking to unify increasingly disparate areas of theory and research, John Goldthorpe presents a new mainstream, combining the demonstrated strengths of large-scale quantitative research and the explanatory power of social action theory.

Sociology Looking at Disability

What Did we Know and When Did we Know it?

Author: Sara Green,Sharon N. Barnartt

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786354772

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 482

The purpose of this volume is to explore existing literature, with an eye towards encouraging scholars not to ask “the same old” questions but to use older writings as a basis for revolutionary and evolutionary thinking. What do the older writings tell us about what questions we should be asking, and what research we should be doing, today?

Research in Urban Sociology

Author: Mark Clapson,Ray Hutchison

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857243489

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

View: 1156

Presents contributions in comparative suburban studies for urban regions, not just in Europe and the United States but also metropolitan regions in China, India and other areas of the world. This title examines the patterns of suburban development in metropolitan regions around the globe.

Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations

Author: Ram A. Cnaan,Carl Milofsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387329331

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 7603

Although the way associations and the organization of local social life are intertwined is one of the oldest approaches to community study, the way citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been a primary focus. Associations are central to important and developing areas of social theory and social action. This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.

Community Structure and Dynamics at the Dawn of the New Millennium

Author: Danesh A. Chekki

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780762306732

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

View: 6677

Hardbound. At the dawn of the new millennium, we are witnessing profound changes in myriad communities around the world. The process of globalization, communication/information technology, multinational corporation-based economy, cultural homogenization as well as diversity have tended to transform and restructure contemporary communities in a variety of new ways. We need to know not only the emerging structure, but also the intricate dynamics of communities facing complex problems in a fast changing world.

Communities in Cyberspace

Author: Peter Kollock,Marc Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134654111

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 9890

This wide-ranging introductory text looks at the virtual community of cyberspace and analyses its relationship to real communities lived out in today's societies. Issues such as race, gender, power, economics and ethics in cyberspace are grouped under four main sections and discussed by leading experts: * identity * social order and control * community structure and dynamics * collective action. This topical new book displays how the idea of community is being challenged and rewritten by the increasing power and range of cyberspace. As new societies and relationships are formed in this virtual landscape, we now have to consider the potential consequences this may have on our own community and societies. Clearly and concisely written with a wide range of international examples, this edited volume is an essential introduction to the sociology of the internet. It will appeal to students and professionals, and to those concerned about the changing relationships between information technology and a society which is fast becoming divided between those on-line and those not.

Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences

Author: Kristin Luker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674040384

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 472

This book is both a handbook for defining and completing a research project, and an astute introduction to the neglected history and changeable philosophy of modern social science.

Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance

Author: Thomas Dain Stucky,Marvin D. Krohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195340860

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

View: 1961

This new book from noted criminologists Charis Kubrin, Thomas Stucky and Marvin Krohn is a unique supplement for criminological theory courses, graduate level research methods courses, or seminars that take a close look at the development of criminological theory and/or methods. This book is intended to bridge the gap between theory and research in the study of crime and deviant behavior. There are a number of textbooks that provide excellent summaries of criminological theories. Many ofthese include critiques of the theories discussing the empirical evidence that has been rendered in support (or not) of those theories. However, empirical evidence is only as good as the research methods that were used to generate it. Theory texts do not critically evaluate the research methods that generate the findings they cite. The student, therefore, obtains an impression of the utility of the theory based on an uncritical assessment of the research evidence. The purpose of this book is to explicitly assess the research methods that have been used to test nine theoretical perspectives of crime. Specifically, the authors focus on sampling, measurement, and analytical issues in doing theoretically directed research.

Handbook of Disaster Research

Author: Havidán Rodríguez,William Donner,Joseph E. Trainor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331963254X

Category: Social Science

Page: 619

View: 6519

This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters. These include Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research. This seminal work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research as it stands now while outlining how the field will continue to grow.

Research in Sociology of Education and Socialization

Author: Aaron M. Pallas

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780762302567

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 6547

Contains chapters that illustrate the ways in which US sociologists of education plumb the depths of fundamental questions about how schools are organized and consequences of school organization for students and teachers.

The New Economic Sociology

Developments in an Emerging Field

Author: Marshall Meyer

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610442601

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 9822

As the American economy surged in the 1990s, economic sociology made great strides as well. Economists and sociologists worked across disciplinary boundaries to study the booming market as both a product and a producer of culture, tracing the correlations they saw between economic and social phenomena. In the process, they debated the methodological issues that arose from their interdisciplinary perspectives. The New Economic Sociology provides an overview of these debates and assesses the state of the burgeoning discipline. The contributors summarize economic sociology's accomplishments to date, identifying key theoretical problems and opportunities, and formulating strategies for future research in the field. The book opens with an introduction to the main debates and conceptual approaches in economic sociology. Contributor Neil Fligstein suggests that the current resurgence of interest in economic sociology is due to the way it brings together many sociological subdisciplines including the study of markets, households, labor markets, stratification, networks, and culture. Other contributors examine the role of economic phenomena from a network perspective. Ron Burt, for example, demonstrates how social relationships affect competitive dynamics in the marketplace. A third set of chapters addresses the role of gender in economic sociology. In her chapter, Barbara Reskin rethinks conventional notions about discrimination and points out that the law only covers one type of discrimination, while in recent years social scientists have uncovered other forms of hidden discrimination, which must be addressed as well. The New Economic Sociology also addresses the problem of economic development and change from a sociological perspective. Alejandro Portes and Margarita Mooney elaborate on one of the key emerging concepts in economic sociology, arguing that social capital—as an attribute of communities and regions—can contribute to economic and social well-being by fostering collaboration and entrepreneurship. The contributors concur that economic action must be interpreted through the cultural understandings that lend it stability and meaning. By rendering these often complex debates accessible, The New Economic Sociology makes a significant contribution to this still rapidly developing field, and provides a useful guide for future avenues of research.

Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities

Toward Civic Responsibility

Author: William F. Tate

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442204680

Category: Education

Page: 552

View: 2702

This volume focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. Multiple disciplinary perspectives provide the strengths and problems in our communities. Research in this presidential volume provides historical, moral, and scientifically based arguments to inform understandings of civic problems and possible solutions.

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

A Volume in the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080466648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 900

View: 4104

This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology

50 Years after Deinstitutionalization

Mental Illness in Contemporary Communities

Author: Brea L. Perry

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785604023

Category: Medical

Page: 342

View: 8700

This volume will examine deinstitutionalization’s legacies approximately 50 years after reintegration began. It will highlight pressing issues around mental health treatment, social and health policy, and the lived experiences of those coping with mental illness that were or continue to be significantly influenced by deinstitutionalization reforms.

Think Sociology

Author: John Carl,Sarah Baker,Brady Robards,John Scott,Wendy Hillman,Geoffrey Lawrence

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1442543337

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 2846

THINK Currency. THINK Issues. THINK Relevancy. THINK Sociology. With an engaging visual design and just 15 chapters, THINK Sociology is the Australian Sociology text your students will want to read. This text thinks their thoughts, speaks their language, grapples with the current-day problems they face, and grounds sociology in real world experiences. THINK Sociology is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your unit with little additional work.

Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century

Resilience and Transformation

Author: David L. Brown,Kai A. Schafft

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745641288

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9456

Rural people and communities continue to play important social, economic and environmental roles at a time in which societies are rapidly urbanizing, and the identities of local places are increasingly subsumed by flows of people, information and economic activity across global spaces. However, while the organization of rural life has been fundamentally transformed by institutional and social changes that have occurred since the mid-twentieth century, rural people and communities have proved resilient in the face of these transformations. This book examines the causes and consequences of major social and economic changes affecting rural communities and populations during the first decades of the twenty-first century, and explores policies developed to ameliorate problems or enhance opportunities. Primarily focused on the U.S. context, while also providing international comparative discussion, the book is organized into five sections each of which explores both socio-demographic and political economic aspects of rural transformation. It features an accessible and up-to-date blend of theory and empirical analysis, with each chapter's discussion grounded in real-life situations through the use of empirical case-study materials. Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in rural sociology, community sociology, rural and/or population geography, community development, and population studies--From publisher description.