Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation

Gender, Ethnicity and Inequality in Europe

Author: Bram Peper,Lesley McMillan,Dr Max Koch

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494659

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 4307

Arranged around the themes of theorizing and policy-making, race, ethnicity and religion, gender, and class, inequality and welfare, this book addresses the question of whether the European Union tends towards diversification or standardization. It engages with issues of identity, citizenship and social justice, changes throughout the life course, social movements, the reconciliation of work and life, the increasing diversity of cultural values, and integration and immigration, whilst also examining questions of social inclusion and exclusion. Presenting a general theoretical framework for the simultaneous analysis of standardization and diversification processes, alongside detailed case studies at EU and national levels, Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation explores the interactions between national, European and regional regulatory spaces.


Beiträge zur Lage in Deutschland

Author: Yvonne Ploetz

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3847403516

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 6575

Armut ist bei Jugendlichen schon lange kein Randphänomen mehr. Im Gegenteil: Die Altersgruppe der 15- bis 24-Jährigen ist schon quantitativ die am stärksten von Armut betroffene Bevölkerungsgruppe. Welche Einzelschicksale verbergen sich hinter den Zahlen? Was macht Armut mit Jungen und Mädchen, die sich auf dem Weg ins Erwachsenenleben mit einer derart schwerwiegenden Lebenssituation konfrontiert sehen? Welche politischen Instrumente sind denkbar, um diesem Problem gerecht zu werden? Fachleute und Personen des öffentlichen Lebens setzen sich in dem Sammelband mit den Ursachen und Auswirkungen von Jugendarmut in der Bundesrepublik auseinander und diskutieren Auswege aus der Armut junger Menschen. Sie nehmen die verschiedenen Dimensionen von Jugendarmut in Augenschein und stellen sie in den Kontext der ökonomischen, sozialen und politischen Entwicklungen der letzten Jahrzehnte. Intention ist dabei, zu einer größeren Sensibilität für die Problematik in Politik, Wissenschaft und den öffentlichen Debatten beizutragen.

Non-Standard Employment in Europe

Paradigms, Prevalence and Policy Responses

Author: Max Koch,Martin Fritz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726716X

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 7423

Postwar employment standards are being undermined and 'non-standard' employment is becoming more common. While scholars have pointed to negative consequences of this development, this volume also discusses the evidence for a new and socially inclusive European employment standard.

Capitalism and Climate Change

Theoretical Discussion, Historical Development and Policy Responses

Author: Max Koch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230355080

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 3742

This book discusses climate change as a social issue, examining the incompatibility of capitalist development and Earth's physical limits and how these have been regulated in different ways. It addresses the links between modes of consumption, energy regimes and climate change during Fordism and finance-driven capitalism.

Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice

Author: Sherwood Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442216069

Category: Education

Page: 816

View: 948

This encyclopedia contains over 300 entries alphabetically arranged for straightforward use by scholars and general readers alike. Thompson, assisted by a network of contributors and consultants, provides a comprehensive and systematic collection of designated entries that describe, in detail, important diversity and social justice themes.

Tower and Slab

Histories of Global Mass Housing

Author: Florian Urban

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136638490

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

View: 6828

Tower and Slab looks at the contradictory history of the modernist mass housing block - home to millions of city dwellers around the world. Few urban forms have roused as much controversy. While in the United States decades-long criticism caused the demolition of most mass housing projects for the poor, in the booming metropolises of Shanghai and Mumbai remarkably similar developments are being built for the wealthy middle class. While on the surface the modernist apartment block appears universal, it is in fact diverse in its significance and connotations as its many different cultural contexts. Florian Urban studies the history of mass housing in seven narratives: Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Brasilia, Mumbai, Moscow, and Shanghai. Investigating the complex interactions between city planning and social history, Tower and Slab shows how the modernist vision to house the masses in serial blocks succeeded in certain contexts and failed in others. Success and failure, in this respect, refers not only to the original goals – to solve the housing crisis and provide modern standards for the entire society – but equally to changing significance of the housing blocks within the respective societies and their perception by architects, politicians, and inhabitants. These differences show that design is not to blame for mass housing’s mixed record of success. The comparison of the apparently similar projects suggests that triumph or disaster does not depend on a single variable but rather on a complex formula that includes not only form, but also social composition, location within the city, effective maintenance, and a variety of cultural, social, and political factors.

Transforming Curriculum for A Culturally Diverse Society

Author: Etta R. Hollins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135469423

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 6424

The intention of this book is to engage educators in transforming the public school curriculum for a culturally diverse society. This means more than including knowledge about diverse populations. It means reconceptualizing school practices through debate, deliberation, and collaboration involving the diverse voices that comprise the nation. Certain key questions must be addressed in this process: * What should be the purpose of schooling in a culturally diverse society? * Who should be involved in curriculum planning and what process should be employed? * How is the actualized curriculum differentiated? * What is the relationship between school practices and the structure of the larger society? * How should the curriculum be evaluated? The authors of the essays in this book address critical perspectives from which a framework is constructed for a discourse on planning curriculum for a culturally diverse society. In a substantive introduction, Hollins presents the major themes and overall goals of the book and describes how the readings in each of the four parts are linked to each other and to these themes and goals. Each part begins with critical questions and an overview to provide a framework and a focus for the readings that follow, and concludes with suggested learning experiences.

Equality, Equity, and Diversity

Educational Solutions in the Basque Country

Author: Alfonso Unceta,Concepción Medrano

Publisher: Center for Basque Studies

ISBN: 1935709003

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 9318

"Published in conjunction with the University of the Basque Country."

Doomed to Internationalization and Modernization of Corporate Culture

The Russian Experience of German Firms

Author: Ghenadie Anghel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3834934984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 8108

What kind of corporate- and intercultural problems do German companies encounter on the path towards globally operating enterprises? To what extent should they hold on to, adjust or abandon their long-established values and practices in a new business environment? What must they particularly expect while expanding into the Russian market? Ghenadie Anghel delivers answers to these questions on the basis of revealing interviews with general directors and senior executives of 27 Russian subsidiaries of large DAX-listed companies as well as medium-sized hidden champions.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Author: Frank Trentmann

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191624357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 1338

The term 'consumption' covers the desire for goods and services, their acquisition, use, and disposal. The study of consumption has grown enormously in recent years, and it has been the subject of major historiographical debates: did the eighteenth century bring a consumer revolution? Was there a great divergence between East and West? Did the twentieth century see the triumph of global consumerism? Questions of consumption have become defining topics in all branches of history, from gender and labour history to political history and cultural studies. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation, taking the reader from the ancient period to the twenty-first century. It includes chapters on Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, brings together new perspectives, highlights cutting-edge areas of research, and offers a guide through the main historiographical developments. Contributions from leading historians examine the spaces of consumption, consumer politics, luxury and waste, nationalism and empire, the body, well-being, youth cultures, and fashion. The Handbook also showcases the different ways in which recent historians have approached the subject, from cultural and economic history to political history and technology studies, including areas where multidisciplinary approaches have been especially fruitful.

Social Change and Conservation

Environmental Politics and Impacts of National Parks and Protected Areas

Author: Kléber Bertrand Ghimire,Krishna Ghimire

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 3995


Ideology, Party Change, and Electoral Campaigns in Israel, 1965-2001

Author: Jonathan Mendilow

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791455876

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 6485

The tumultuous and rapid political change experienced by Israel since 1965 has been reflected in the history of its party system. In this book, Jonathan Mendilow examines the party and party system transformations through the lens of the electoral campaigns that defined and reflected them. He shows that the relative stability of the dominant party system bequeathed from the pre-independence era was shattered in the 1960s, and replaced by cluster parties that vied for power in the ideological center, only to decline and be replaced in turn in the 1980s and early 1990s by ideological party blocs locked in centrifugal competition. With the separate direct election of the prime minister since the mid-1990s, there has been yet a third profound realignment in party structures, ideologies, and modes of campaigning, according to Mendilow.

Transformation of the Employment Structure in the EU and USA, 1995-2007

Author: E. Fernandez-Macias,J. Hurley,D. Storrie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 2716

This collection describes the changing structure of employment during the period of robust employment expansion that preceded the credit crunch and features contributions from a team of leading labour market researchers from Europe and the United States.

Emergence and Change in Early Urban Societies

Author: Linda Manzanilla

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306454943

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 6026

Provides an overview of the different factors involved in the emergence and change in early urban societies in the Fourth Millennium BC. This book examines such factors as centralized storage and redistributive economies, agro-managerial models, mercantile network control, and conflict and conquest.

Handbook on Quality and Standardisation in E-Learning

Author: Ulf-Daniel Ehlers,Jan Martin Pawlowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540327886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 574

View: 3833

For building a knowledge society, it is critically important to thoroughly understand quality and standards in e-learning. The handbook provides a cross-national perspective on these issues and draws a clear picture of the situation in quality development and standardization. It gives a concise overview on the field of quality research which can be used for teaching purposes and contains examples of quality and standards and practice.

In Conflict and Order

Understanding Society

Author: D. Stanley Eitzen,Maxine Baca Zinn

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Social Science

Page: 590

View: 5733

Broadly viewing the global economy as a political competition that produces winners and losers, "International Political Economy" holistically and accessibly introduces the field of IPE to readers with limited background in political theory, history, and economics. This book surveys major interests and institutions and examines how state and non-state actors pursue wealth and power. Emphasizing fundamental economic concepts as well as the interplay between domestic and international politics, "International Political Economy" not only explains how the global economy works; it also encourages readers to think critically about how economic policy is made in the context of globalization.


An International Handbook of the Science of Language and Society

Author: Ulrich Ammon,Norbert Dittmar,Klaus J. Mattheier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110184181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 891

View: 1206


Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412833783

Category: Education

Page: 449

View: 7747

Science is continually confronted by new and difficult social and ethical problems. Some of these problems have arisen from the transformation of the academic science of the prewar period into the industrialized science of the present. Traditional theories of science are now widely recognized as obsolete. In Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems (originally published in 1971), Jerome R. Ravetz analyzes the work of science as the creation and investigation of problems. He demonstrates the role of choice and value judgment, and the inevitability of error, in scientific research. Ravetz's new introductory essay is a masterful statement of how our understanding of science has evolved over the last two decades.

Race and place in Birmingham

the civil rights and neighborhood movements

Author: Bobby M. Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 9466

This pioneering book explores the implications of postmodernism for the black community through an analysis of the civil rights and neighborhood movements in Birmingham. Grounded not only in class struggle, the Civil Rights Movement was tied to the politics of racial identity, the neighborhood movement to the politics of place identity. Bobby M. Wilson critically examines these two movements, which together transformed race and place in Birmingham. He shows that although the civil rights struggle and neighborhood empowerment served a valuable purpose, they cannot now overcome post-Fordist forces of domination and exclusion. Successful political movements, the author argues, must venture beyond the politics of identity and difference based on race and neighborhood.