Community Structure and Dynamics at the Dawn of the New Millennium

Author: Dan A. Chekki

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780762306732

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

View: 8811

The process of globalization, communication/information technology, multinational corporation-based economy, have tended to transform and restructure contemporary communities in a variety of ways. We need to know the emerging structure, and the dynamics of communities facing complex problems in a changing world. This work deals with this area.

Organisationales Lernen als erfolgsrelevantes Konstrukt im Rahmen der Internationalisierung von Unternehmen

Author: Hannah Noriko Richta

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834942162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

View: 6817

​Bei der Suche nach Zusammenhängen zwischen der Internationalisierung von Unternehmen und ihrem Erfolg wird zunehmend der Einfluss des Organisationalen Lernens deutlich. In bisherigen Untersuchungen bleibt aber offen, wie der Lernbegriff definiert wird und wer was auf welche Weise lernt. Die verschiedenen Studien kommen deshalb unter Berufung auf die gleichen theoretischen Fundamente zu unterschiedlichen Ergebnissen. Hannah Noriko Richta entwickelt auf der Basis einer Diskussion des Forschungsstandes ein geschlossenes Modell der Erfolgswirkung des Organisationalen Lernens im Rahmen der Internationalisierung und unterzieht es einem empirischen Test.

Wagadu Volume 6 Journal of International Women's Studies Volume 10:1

Author: Bernstein,Colleen Kattau,Katherine Ndinda,Lisa Bernstein

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333398

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 5613

Women's Activism for Gender Equality in Africa This volume on Womens Activism for Gender Equality in Africa is a special collaboration between the Journal of International Womens Studies (JIWS) and Wagadu, two open-access journals that address gender issues within a transnational and cross-cultural context. Using interdisciplinary feminist and activist approaches these essays explore individual and collective actions undertaken by African women in cultural, social, economic, historical and political contexts. In revealing the diversity of African womens activism, the underlying issues around which womens social change work develops, and the impact that work has on individuals and communities, this volume has significance for women and men throughout the world.

Modernisation and Ethnicity

Locating the Telugu Community in Bangalore

Author: D. V. Kumar

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788183241076

Category: Bangalore (India)

Page: 202

View: 2126

Suburban Governance

A Global View

Author: Pierre Hamel,Roger Keil

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144266357X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 673

North American gated communities, African squatter settlements, European housing estates, and Chinese urban villages all share one thing in common: they represent types of suburban space. As suburban growth becomes the dominant urban process of the twenty-first century, its governance poses an increasingly pressing set of global challenges. In Suburban Governance: A Global View, editors Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil have assembled a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world’s suburban spaces and everyday life within them. With contributors from ten countries on five continents, this collection covers the full breadth of contemporary developments in suburban governance. Examining the classic North American model of suburbia, contemporary alternatives in Europe and Latin America, and the emerging suburbanisms of Africa and Asia, Suburban Governance offers a strong analytical introduction to a vital topic in contemporary urban studies.

Sociology and Social Research (RLE Social Theory)

Author: Geoff Payne,Robert Dingwall,Judy Payne,Mick Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650840

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6592

A social science which has become so remote from the society which pays for its upkeep is ultimately doomed, threatened less by repression than by intellectual contempt and financial neglect. This is the message of the authors of this book in this reassessment of the evolution and present state of British sociology. Their investigation analyses the discipline as a social institution, whose product is inexorably shaped by the everyday circumstances of its producers; it is the concrete outcome of people’s work, rather than a body of abstract ideas. Drawing upon their varied experience as teachers and researchers, they identify three major trends in contemporary sociology. First, that the discipline’s rapid expansion has led to a retreat from rigorous research into Utopian and introspective theorising. Second, that the concept of sociological research is being taught in a totally false way because of this, and encourages ‘research’ within a wholly academic environment. Third, that the current unpopularity of sociology with academics, prospective students and politicians is no coincidence, but a reflection of the conditions under which sociology is now produced and practised. In Sociology and Social Research the authors suggest substantial changes in sociological research, the way in which it is carried out and the conditions under which it is undertaken. Their book is a timely warning to fellow sociologists when the profession is under attack as a result of public expenditure cuts.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

View: 3779

This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

The American Community in Action

Case Studies of American Communities

Author: Jesse Frederick Steiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 392

View: 6725

Community Interventions to Create Change in Children

Author: Lorna London

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317718755

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 100

View: 6207

Help a child meet the challenges of the “real” world! Our children spend a significant amount of time in school, working to develop the skills they need to succeed in the “real” world. But more and more, they face social and emotional challenges that can't be effectively addressed during school hours. Community Interventions to Create Change in Children reflects the efforts by psychologists to work outside the classroom, combining research with action to produce community-based interventions that address the concerns children struggle with every day: bullying and victimization, prejudice, cross-cultural friendships, poverty, and homelessness. Community Interventions to Create Change in Children presents varied interventions, methodologies, and practices with diverse groups of children. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies are used with accompanying case studies as psychologists interact with children in settings as varied as public parks, summer camps, and Kid's College, a Chicago-based program that promotes positive race relations. The book includes articles on: effective mentoring practices traditional behavioral reinforcement with homeless children survival skills for urban youth cross-cultural friendships prejudicial attitudes and behaviors and much more! Community Interventions to Create Change in Children is an essential resource for psychologists, educators, counselors, and social workers committed to making a difference in the lives of children.

The Vitality of Taiwan

Politics, Economics, Society and Culture

Author: S. Tsang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113700990X

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 3938

As a country, Taiwan is one of the most vibrant, exciting, colourful and entrepreneurial on earth. The contributors reveal what underpins the vitality of Taiwan, examining the relevance of its democratic politics, civil society and the presence of an existential threat from China, as well as the importance of its international business nexus.

Community and Ecology

Dynamics of Place, Sustainability and Politics

Author: Aaron M. McCright,Terry Nichols Clark,Anders Pape Moller

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0762313099

Category: Nature

Page: 308

View: 2287

The authors of these four chapters examine the various dynamics of local political processes in communities across three continents. These scholars explicitly examine how the structure of political opportunities in different localities affects the mobilization necessary to recognize and ameliorate environmental problems. We anticipate that this volume furthers the cross-pollination of ideas between community sociologists and environmental sociologists. Ultimately, the heightened and sustained communication between these two groups of scholars may lead to emergent theoretical, methodological, and substantive insights that may contribute to the discipline of sociology more generally." -- Publisher's website.

Mathematical Ideas and Sociological Theory

Current State and Prospects

Author: Thomas J. Fararo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780677166353

Category:

Page: 185

View: 998

First Published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Theorien sozialer Strukturen

Ansätze und Probleme

Author: Peter Michael Blau

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322839648

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 8494

Doing Sociology

Case Studies in Sociological Practice

Author: Jammie Price,Roger Straus,Jeff Breese

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739139789

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 3035

This successor to the well-known Using Sociology covers standard topics found in any sociology textbook. Doing Sociology walks lay readers through the steps of doing real-life sociological practices as conducted by experts in the field. The contributors to this volume range from university and college faculty, government sociologists, and practitioners from the private sector. Each of the chapters is by intention and design a personal statement, a case study illustrating how the authors practice sociology in their own words and style, giving readers a clearer understanding of what sociologists do outside of teaching in universities. And most importantly, an understanding of what they could do with sociology. Readable, relevant, and accessible, Doing Sociology is an invaluable resource as a stand-alone course reader or as a supplement to a traditional textbook.

The community in Canada

rural and urban

Author: Satadal Dasgupta

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 5200

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004272380

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 9089

The 25th volume of Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion continues to provide readers with an interdisciplinary assortment of high quality research studies aimed at capturing salient, contemporary trends in the field. The current volume presents a special section examining the role of spiritual and religious themes in sexuality research.