The Shape of Sociology for the 21st Century

Tradition and Renewal

Author: Devorah Kalekin-Fishman,Ann Denis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446258793

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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"This is an important and thought-provoking collection of contemporary articles on the current crisis in social theory." - Professor Roger Penn, Lancaster University "With a comprehensive vision, great sociologists from around the world address the challenges of the new century." - Professor Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley Over the past century, the field of sociology has experienced extraordinary expansion and vitality. But is this growth positive or negative - a promise of diversity or a threat of fragmentation? This critical volume explores the meaning of sociology and sociological knowledge in light of the recent growth and institutionalization of the discipline. A stellar group of international authors powerfully identify, question, and transform key assumptions in sociology. Leading us through the challenges faced by sociology, and the possible strategies for addressing them in the future, the book includes key issues such as: globalization development social policy inequality. An important companion for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers engaged with contemporary sociological theory, sociology of knowledge and sociological analysis.

Sociology Today

Social Transformations in a Globalizing World

Author: Arnaud Sales

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446268926

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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We are living in a turbulent world marked by fast, continuous social changes that affect the lives of individuals, families, communities, organizations, businesses, nation-states, and international networks. This fundamentally commits contemporary sociology to being a science of change. This collection effectively mirrors this diversity and variety of transformations underway in today's societies and transnational spaces. Written by a group of internationally renowned sociologists, it offers a cutting edge understanding of what is happening in our life worlds, work lives and frames of social existence. Bringing up issues such as political turbulence, cultural and artistic dynamics, family changes, gender roles, migration flows and social movements, it is a timely contribution that discusses transformation and globalization and their consequences in both theoretical and substansive terms. Illuminating and comprehensive, this book will be of immense use for sociology students on all levels, as well as lecturers, researchers and others who are interested in social life and the consequences of human action. Arnaud Sales is Emeritus Proessor of Sociology at the University of Montreal, Canada.

The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations

Author: Peeter Vihalemm,Anu Masso,Signe Opermann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317043502

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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This book focuses on social transformations as one of the central topics in the social sciences. The study of European social transformations is very valuable in the context of universal discussions within social sciences: explaining invariable, universal attributes of societies and examining changing attributes. The book consists of 20 chapters on European social transformations, written from the perspectives of distinguished scholars from such disciplines as economics, political science, educational science, geography, media and communication studies, public management and administration, social psychology and sociology. The temporal and spatial range of the book is wide, including such global changes as time-space compression, focusing particularly on change processes in Europe during the last two decades. The book consists of four main parts, beginning with an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches, and then focusing separately on post-communist transformations, institutional drivers of social transformations in the European Union, and European transformations in the context of global processes. The book presents current theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches that complement the scientific literature on social transformations. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom and will be of interest to students, academics, and policy-makers studying how this diverse region has changed over recent years.

Dislocations of Civic Cultural Borderlines

Methodological Nationalism, Transnational Reality and Cosmopolitan Dreams

Author: Pirkkoliisa Ahponen,Päivi Harinen,Ville-Samuli Haverinen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319218042

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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This book examines changes of citizenship in the light of dislocated habitations. It highlights the ways in which the membership in a local community is shifting away from national frameworks, and explores the dislocations brought about by transnational and cosmopolitan forms of belonging. Containing theoretical, methodological and political contributions, the volume takes part in the social political and cultural discussion around migration, transnationalism, multiculturalism, multiple citizenship and cosmopolitan civic activities. It presents dislocation as a covering concept and a metaphor for describing circumstances in which the conventional ways and frames of conducting social scientific analysis, social policies, or politics no longer suffice. The book shows how scientific and political projects, educational curricula and policy institutions still lean mainly on the logics of mono-cultural nation-states and citizenships, without recognizing the dislocated nature of contemporary citizenship and civil society. Offering solutions, the book proposes new ways of collecting data and conducting analyses, explains the new logics of citizenship and civic activities, and offers tools for developing civic and citizenship policies that consider the transnational reality of people’s everyday lives and life histories.

Choice

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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

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The Middle East

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Author: College Art Association of America. Conference

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Category: Art

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Made in Europe

geschlechterpolitische Beiträge zur Qualität von Arbeit

Author: Ayla Satilmis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Labor market

Page: 284

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Books in Print

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Brüchige Zugehörigkeiten

Wie sich Familien von "Russlanddeutschen" ihre Geschichte erzählen

Author: Gabriele Rosenthal,Viola Stephan,Niklas Radenbach

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593394995

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 9460

Mehr als zwei Millionen Menschen mit deutschem Familienhintergrund sind seit 1989 aus den Ländern der ehemaligen Sowjetunion nach Deutschland eingewandert. Ihre Familiengeschichten sind von teilweise traumatischen Umbrüchen geprägt, etwa durch die Verfolgungen und Deportationen im Zuge des Zweiten Weltkriegs. In diesem Band wird unter anderem gezeigt, welchen Einfluss die Vergangenheit auf das Leben der nachfolgenden Generationen hat. Hinzu kommt, dass diese Familien oft aus mehreren Ethnien zusammengesetzt sind: eine kasachische Großmutter, ein russischer Vater – was bedeutet dies für die Konstruktion von Wir-Bildern innerhalb dieser Familien? Die Selbst- und Fremdbilder, die uns in diesem Band begegnen, machen die Schwierigkeiten insbesondere der jüngeren der so genannten Russlanddeutschen verständlicher.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

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Dissonanzen

Einleitung in die Musiksoziologie

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518293140

Category: Music

Page: 447

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Das Bewußtseinsfeld

Author: Aron Gurwitsch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110826674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 367

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Category: American literature

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