Through the Eyes of Social Science

Author: Frank J. Zulke,Jacqueline P. Kirley

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577662266

Category: Social Science

Page: 650

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Through the Eyes of Social Science

Author: Frank Zulke

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9780881338164

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

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This expanded collection of forty-six readings is designed to introduce undergraduate students to a variety of issues facing several disciplines within with social science.

How Does Social Science Work?

Reflections on Practice

Author: Paul Diesing

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822971534

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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The culmination of a lifetime spent in a variety of fields - sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, and philosophy of science - -How Does Social Science Work? takes an innovative, sometimes iconoclastic look at social scientists at work in many disciplines. It describes how they investigate and the kinds of truth they produce, illuminating the weaknesses and dangers inherent in their research. At once an analysis, a critique, and a synthesis, this major study begins by surveying philosophical approaches to hermeneutics, to examine the question of how social science ought to work. It illustrates many of its arguments with untraditional examples, such as the reception of the work of the political biographer Robert Caro to show the hermeneutical problems of ethnographers. The major part of the book surveys sociological, political, and psychological studies of social science to get a rounded picture of how social science works, Paul Diesling warns that “social science exists between two opposite kinds of degeneration, a value-free professionalism that lives only for publications that show off the latest techniques, and a deep social concern that uses science for propaganda.” He argues for greater self-awareness and humility among social scientists, although he notes that “some social scientists . . . will angrily reject the thought that their personality affects their research in any way.” This profound and sometimes witty book will appeal to students and practitioners in the social sciences who are ready to take a fresh look at their field. An extensive bibliography provides a wealth of references across an array of social science disciplines.

Understanding Schooling Through the Eyes of Students

Author: Joseph F. Murphy

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506342752

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Peer through the eyes of students. See school their way. When we act on what students show us, valued outcomes follow. Students know what engages and bores them and can offer dynamic insight into how to pique their best. When we know how to listen, we can increase interest, motivation, and achievement. This book shows readers how to tap into this student insight and adjust thinking to see learning through their eyes. Experience new levels of engagement and growth as you learn to: Build a culture of support, safety, and membership through academic excellence Nurture the growth of engaged teaching

Through the eyes of a child

an introduction to children's literature

Author: Donna E. Norton

Publisher: Merrill Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780675207256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 691

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Aftermath

The Cultures of the Economic Crisis

Author: Manuel Castells,João Caraça,Gustavo Cardoso

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199658412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

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The consequences of the current financial crisis may be uncertain, but they are sure to reach deep into every aspect of society. This collection of essays by international sociologists and social scientists, led by Manuel Castells, explores the likely consequences, including social breakdown, new forms of protest such as the Occupy movement, and the rise of alternative economic cultures. They conclude we are entering a world that is profoundly different from thesocial and economic conditions that characterized the preceding three decades; and that to address this reality, we need nothing less than a complete transformation of the mind-set that led to bankruptcy and despair, and to economies and societies based on an unsustainable model of speculative financeand political irresponsibility.

The Social Science Encyclopedia

Author: Adam Kuper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134359691

Category: Reference

Page: 952

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The Social Science Encyclopedia, first published in 1985 to acclaim from social scientists, librarians and students, was thoroughly revised in 1996, when reviewers began to describe it as a classic. This third edition has been radically recast. Over half the entries are new or have been entirely rewritten, and most of the balance have been substantially revised. Written by an international team of contributors, the Encyclopedia offers a global perspective on key issues within the social sciences. Some 500 entries cover a variety of enduring and newly vital areas of study and research methods. Experts review theoretical debates from neo-evolutionism and rational choice theory to poststructuralism, and address the great questions that cut across the social sciences. What is the influence of genes on behaviour? What is the nature of consciousness and cognition? What are the causes of poverty and wealth? What are the roots of conflict, wars, revolutions and genocidal violence? This authoritative reference work is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in contemporary academic thinking about the individual in society.

Introduction to Social Work

Through the Eyes of Practice Settings

Author: Michelle E. Martin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205681822

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134057511. Introduction to Social Work by Michelle Martin is designed to help readers understand the role and function of social workers within the context of a range of social service practice settings-child welfare, adolescence, older adults, mental health, homelessness, health care and hospice, school social work, religion and spirituality, violence and victim advocacy, and international social work. In it, readers learn to recognize a range of social problems impacting people within society, particularly members of at-risk and disenfranchised populations; understand key psychosocial and clinical issues impacting a range of populations within various theoretical frameworks; and apply key intervention strategies to case studies involving frequently encountered social problems and psychosocial issues. The text is consistent with the new CSWE EPAS, emphasizes ethical practice by infusing the NASW Code of Ethics throughout, integrates the use of technology, explores the role of religion and spirituality in the helping process, and examines social policy and legislation through a comprehensive history of related federal policy and legislation. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Through the Eye of Katrina

Social Justice in the United States

Author: Kristin Ann Bates,Richelle S. Swan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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The events surrounding Hurricane Katrina offer a remarkable case study of the continuing social divide in the United States. This book includes scholarly articles examining the continued struggle for social justice from the perspectives of communication, criminology, education, ethnic studies, history, justice studies, law, political science, and sociology. This multidisciplinary case study approach is a highly effective way of helping readers understand contemporary debates about social justice including the roles of historically persistent structural inequality, racism and classism, media portrayals of life changing events, government reactions and responsibilities in the face of crises, and the role of public policy and activism in response to social injustice.The collection of articles is divided into three sections representing the causes of, consequences of, and responses to social injustice as illustrated through the case study of Hurricane Katrina. The first section, Images from the Past: Social Justice and Hurricane Katrina in Context examines the structural inequality and cultural divisions in the United States that make a just response to disaster difficult. The second section, Images of the Disaster: Reactions to Hurricane Katrina, offers analyses of the continuing struggle for social justice in the face of such an event as Hurricane Katrina. The third section, Images of the Future: Policy, Activism, and Justice, focuses on public policy and activism responses for a more just society.