Sociology and Social Worlds

Author: Peter Redman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780719078125

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 660

Introduces attachment as a concept integral to the making and ordering of social worlds.

Psychosocial Explorations of Film and Television Viewing

Ordinary Audience

Author: Jo Whitehouse-Hart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113746514X

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 2065

Most people have, at some point, experienced powerful, often strange and disconcerting, responses to films and television programmes of which they cannot always make sense. Drawing on insights from psychoanalysis, this book argues that the seemingly mundane and everyday activity of film and television viewing in the home is in fact extraordinary.


The Material Politics of Plastic

Author: Jennifer Gabrys,Gay Hawkins,Mike Michael

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135090459

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 1577

From food punnets to credit cards, plastic facilitates every part of our daily lives. It has become central to processes of contemporary socio-material living. Universalised and abstracted, it is often treated as the passive object of political deliberations, or a problematic material demanding human management. But in what ways might a 'politics of plastics' deal with both its specific manifestation in particular artefacts and events, and its complex dispersed heterogeneity? Accumulation explores the vitality and complexity of plastic. This interdisciplinary collection focuses on how the presence and recalcitrance of plastic reveals the relational exchanges across human and synthetic materialities. It captures multiplicity by engaging with the processual materialities or plasticity of plastic. Through a series of themed essays on plastic materialities, plastic economies, plastic bodies and new articulations of plastic, the editors and chapter authors examine specific aspects of plastic in action. How are multiple plastic realities enacted? What are their effects? This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, human and cultural geography, environmental studies, consumption studies, science and technology studies, design, and political theory.

Family and Peers

Linking Two Social Worlds

Author: Kathryn A. Kerns,Josefina M. Contreras,Angela M. Neal-Barnett

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275965068


Page: 267

View: 1006

Advances our understanding of family and peer relationships by addressing the links between these two social worlds.

Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age

Author: JoAnn Chirico

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412977657

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 1064

Within the pages of this manual, students become personally involved in research as they learn important analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills, and develop the ability to interpret the contemporary global situation and its impact on their lives. Linking fundamental concepts of sociology with everyday activities, the exercises in each chapter lead students through an array of qualitative and quantitative methods as they test and apply theories. Students experience research as a process of asking questions, defining terms clearly, seeking patterns, and reaching conclusions based on their findings, while avoiding bias. Short essays describing current perspectives on globalization accompany the exercises, addressing political, cultural, social, economic, technological, and religious dimensions. Key Features 25 research exercises may be completed by students in class or independently, providing flexibility for the instructor. Exercises are ready to be assigned as they appear in the text, with convenient tear-out pages. Students investigate intriguing topics such as “Global Ethics,” “Violating Folkways,” “Bowling Alone,” and “McDonald’s Versus Jihad.” A variety of research methods are featured: interviews, experiments, functional analysis, content analysis, and more. Extensive follow-up “Discussion” sections help students maximize their understanding. Surveys and qualitative exercises adapted from larger studies allow students to compare their results with national and global patterns of results, which they may explore further through the Web links provided. Intended Audience: This interactive manual follows the format of standard introductory sociology texts, making it an engaging and easy fit for Introductory Sociology or Principles of Sociology courses.

Emerging Topics on Father Attachment

Considerations in Theory, Context and Development

Author: Lisa A. Newland,Harry S. Freeman,Diana D. Coyl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317987055

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 7919

This book is the first of its kind to focus specifically on children’s attachment to fathers, and explores the connections among fathering, family dynamics, and attachment relationships. It includes theoretical, methodological and research reports written by an interdisciplinary group of researchers from around the globe. The purpose of this book is to familiarize the reader with the conceptualization, measurement and provisions of the attachment bond between children and their fathers, from infancy through young adulthood and across diverse individual, family, community, and cultural systems. Recent empirical findings suggest that new methods of measuring child-father attachment are warranted, and that attachment to fathers may be unique from, but complementary to attachment to mothers. These findings also suggest that attachment to fathers uniquely predicts children’s healthy developmental outcomes, and these findings are robust across various contexts, but these predictive relationships are best understood within context. This book provides a summary of current scholarly knowledge of fathering and attachment, and describes future directions to be explored by professionals, policy makers and practitioners within family services, education, and social work settings. It is also of interest to the general public. This book was published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.

Attachment Reconsidered

Cultural Perspectives on a Western Theory

Author: Naomi Quinn,Jeannette Marie Marie Mageo

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137386748

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 8613

Attachment theory has massively influenced contemporary psychology. While intended to be general, this western theory harbors a number of culturally biased assumptions and is devoted to decontextualized experimental procedures that fail to challenge this ethnocentrism. The chapters in this volume rethink attachment theory by examining it in the context of local cultural meanings, including the meanings of childrearing practices, the cultural models of virtue that shape those practices, and the translation of shared childhood experience into adult cultural understandings through developmental and psychodynamic processes. The current volume is not only a challenge to attachment theorists, but also an object lesson for psychologists of many other stripes.


Sociology and Social Worlds

Author: Simon Carter,Tim Jordan,Sophie Watson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780719078118

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1093

One of a set of three textbooks designed specifically for the Open University Course Making Social Worlds.

Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496677X

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

View: 2331

Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Social Networks and Music Worlds

Author: Nick Crossley,Siobhan McAndrew,Paul Widdop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317964764

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 8169

Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds, introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by sociologists, historians and musicologists, examining a variety of distinct 'music worlds', including post-punk, jazz, rap, folk, classical music, Ladyfest and the world of 'open mic' performances, on a number of different scales (local, national and international). In addition to their overarching Introduction, the editors offer a very clear and detailed introduction to the methodology of social network analysis for the uninitiated. The collection builds upon insights from canonic texts in the sociology of music, with the crucial innovation of examining musical network interaction via formal methods. With network analysis in the arts and humanities at an emergent stage, Social Networks and Music Worlds highlights its possibilities for non-scientists. Contributions hail from leading and emerging scholars who present social network graphs and data to represent different music worlds, locating individuals, resources and styles within them. The collection sits at the nexus of sociological, musicological and cultural studies traditions. Its range should ensure a large scholarly readership.

Social and Sustainable Enterprise

Changing the Nature of Business

Author: Sarah Underwood,Richard Blundel,Fergus Lyon

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781902550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 894

With current environmental, social and financial challenges facing society and the economy, there has been a rapid growth in interest in the role of social and sustainable enterprise. This volume seeks to draw together contemporary entrepreneurial research which addresses social and environmental issues.

Adult Attachment

Author: Judith A. Feeney,Patricia Noller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803972247

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 7348

`It is an excellent volume for attachment researchers at all levels. Researchers and students will find this volume a helpful and generative introduction to adult attachment. The authors set out to increase interest in adult attachment and encourage research in the field. I believe that this coherent, thought-provoking summary of adult attachment research easily accomplishes their goal' - Contemporary Psychology Attachment theory is one of the most popular perspectives currently influencing research in close relationships - and is important in many other fields since the quality of intimate relationships is a key determinant of subjective well-being. This intriguing volume draws together diverse strands of at

Toward a Sociology of the Trace

Author: Herman Gray,Macarena Gómez-Barris

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816655979

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 6729

Questions national identity by investigating the creation of memory and meaning.

Interpersonal Communication

Making Social Worlds

Author: W. Barnett Pearce

Publisher: HarperCollins College


Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 2306


Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

Author: David Shemmings,Yvonne Shemmings

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849050449

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 8290

Disorganized attachment, the most extreme form of insecure attachment, can develop in a child when the person who is meant to protect them becomes a source of danger. This book provides a comprehensive text on disorganized attachment.

Social Networks and Social Exclusion

Sociological and Policy Perspectives

Author: Chris Phillipson,Graham Allan,D. H. J. Morgan,David Morgan

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754634294

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 4803

There is now substantial evidence that attachment to a network may be vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Providing an overview of the social network literature with a particular focus on the USA and Britain, this illuminating volume reviews the ra

Social Groups in Action and Interaction

Author: Charles Stangor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781841694078

Category: Psychology

Page: 426

View: 7411

The goal of Social Groups in Action and Interaction is to review and analyze the human group as it operates to create both social good and, potentially, social harm. The book provides relatively equal emphasis on topics traditionally considered from an intra-group perspective (for instance, conformity, minority influence, group decision-making, leadership, and task performance) as well as topics derived from an inter-group perspective (e.g. social categorization, social identity, intergroup conflict, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination). In addition, topics that are not unique to either of these two approaches, and yet which are important aspects of group relations, such as culture, crowd behavior, social representations, and negotiation are also covered.

Sociological Theory and Survey Research

Institutional Change and Social Policy in Great Britain

Author: Timothy W. Leggatt

Publisher: London ; Beverly Hills, Calif. : Sage Publications


Category: Grande-Bretagne - Conditions sociales

Page: 334

View: 5227


Actors and Activists

Politics, Performance, and Exchange Among Social Worlds

Author: David A. Schlossman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815332688

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 343

View: 9403

This scholarly work looks at the issue of politics and performance in America today with particular attention paid to performances produced by activists, the NEA Four, and "Miss Saigon".