Envisioning Sociology

Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction

Author: John Scott,R. J. Bromley

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438447329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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This title is a study of the founding sociology in Britain and the enormous contributions made by the intellectual circle led by Victor Branford and Patrick Geddes. Authors John Scott and Ray Bromley chronicle the biographical connections and personal partnerships of the circle's key participant, their international connections, their organization-building work, and the business activities that underpinned their efforts.
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The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning

From Puritan colonies to garden cities

Author: Duncan Bowie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317018338

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Focusing on the key period between the late 18th century and 1914, this book provides the first comprehensive narrative account of radical and socialist texts and organised movements for reform to land planning and housing policies in Britain. Beginning with the early colonial settlements in the puritan and enlightenment eras, it also covers Benthamite utilitarian planning, Owenite and utopian communitarianism, the Chartists, late Chartists and the First International, Christian socialists and positivists, working class and radical land reform campaigns in the late 19th century, Garden City pioneers and the institutionalisation of the planning profession. The book, in effect, presents a prehistory of land, planning and housing reform in the UK in contrast with most historiography which focuses on the immediate pre-World War I period. Providing an analysis of different intellectual traditions and contrasting middle class-led reform initiatives with those based on working class organisations, the book seeks to relate historical debates to contemporary themes, including utopianism and pragmatism, the role of the state, the balance between local initiatives and centrally driven reforms and the interdependence of land, housing and planning.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Sociology in Britain

Author: J. Holmwood,J. Scott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318864

Category: Social Science

Page: 631

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Leading sociologists outline the historical development of the discipline in Britain and document its continuing influence in this essential and comprehensive reference work. Spanning the Scottish enlightenment of the 18th century to the present day this Handbook maps the discipline and the British contribution.
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A Dictionary of Sociology

Author: John Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199683581

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries cover relevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociologists.This Dictionary is both an invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and an essential source of reference for more advanced students and teachers.Readership: Invaluable for A-level and undergraduate students, lecturers and teachers, and professionals; ideal for anyone looking for an introduction to sociology.
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Social Theory

Central Issues in Sociology

Author: John Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761970880

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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This is a comprehensive, critical review of social theory that places leading contributions in their larger context. Written predominantly for students, the scope and range of the subjects and authors dealt with results in one of the most comprehensive introductions to social theory published to date. Ranging from the philosophical foundations of sociology and the discovery of `the social' to distinctive sociological approaches, to the significance of issues pertaining to gender and patriarchy, to questions of modernity and post-modernity, the book is comprehensive in subject matter.
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis

Author: John Scott,Peter J. Carrington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473971187

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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This sparkling Handbook offers an unrivalled resource for those engaged in the cutting edge field of social network analysis. Systematically, it introduces readers to the key concepts, substantive topics, central methods and prime debates. Among the specific areas covered are: Network theory Interdisciplinary applications Online networks Corporate networks Lobbying networks Deviant networks Measuring devices Key Methodologies Software applications. The result is a peerless resource for teachers and students which offers a critical survey of the origins, basic issues and major debates. The Handbook provides a one-stop guide that will be used by readers for decades to come.
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British Social Theory

Recovering Lost Traditions before 1950

Author: John Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152645534X

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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A unique contribution to discussions of social theory, this book counters the argument that no social theory was ever produced in Britain before the late twentieth century. Reviewing a period of 300 years from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century, it sets out a number of innovative strands in theory that culminated in powerful contributions in the classical period of sociology. The book discusses how these traditions of theory were lost and forgotten and sets out why they are important today.
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Constructing the New Consumer Society

Author: John Holmwood,Hilary Radner,Gerhard Schulze,Pekka Sulkunen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349253375

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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This book argues that the coming of the 'a new consumerism' in the affluent societies marks a distinct phase of modernity. Limits of production no longer confine consumption to what is necessary or instrumental. Demands for increasing production no longer shape ideology and culture as they did previously. Important contemporary themes of morality, the body, citizenship and inequality are here placed in a new theoretical light. The book provides examples of new codes of happiness in consuming products, culture and entertainment. Issues of nutrition, consumer policy, environmental risk and health are discussed in the light of these new codes.
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Documentary Research

Author: John Scott

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 1592

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Documentary research involves the use of texts and documents as source materials: government publications, newspapers, certificates, census publications, novels, film and video, paintings, personal photographs, diaries and innumerable other written, visual and pictorial sources in paper, electronic, or other `hard copy' form. Along with surveys and ethnography, documentary research is one of the three major types of social research and arguably has been the most widely used of the three throughout the history of sociology and other social sciences. It has been the principal method - indeed, sometimes the only one - for leading sociologists. The key issues surrounding types of documents and our ability to use them as reliable sources of evidence on the social world must be considered by all who use documents in their research. The paucity of sources available until now means that this compendium will be invaluable to social researchers. Volume One: Theory and Methods Volume Two: Personal Documents Volume Three: Mass Media and Cyber Documents Volume Four: Official Statistics and Sources
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Social Network Analysis

Author: John Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412233

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Incorporating the most important and cutting-edge developments in the field, this bestselling text introduces newcomers to the key theories and techniques of social network analysis and guides more experienced analysts in their own research. New to This Edition: A chapter on data collection, covering a crucial phase of the research process Fully updated examples reiterate the continued importance of social network analysis in an increasingly interconnected world Detailed ‘Further Reading’ sections help you explore the wider literature Practical exercises including real-world examples of social networks enable you to apply your learning Expanded and brought right up-to-date, this classic text remains the indispensable guide to social network analysis for students, lecturers and researchers throughout the social sciences.
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Explanation and Social Theory

Author: John Holmwood,Alexander Stewart,Kitty Chisholm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349216275

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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The book ranges widely over modern social theory, giving detailed treatments of major sources to identify common themes and deficiencies in apparently disparate schools of thought. The object is to lay bare negative assumptions forming methodologies in modern social theory in order to redirect the social sciences towards real problems and the progressive consequences of their solution. Examples are given and, throughout, the continuity of particular and general concerns is demonstrated.
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Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Author: Gayle Letherby,John Scott,Malcolm Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271412

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Objectivity and subjectivity are key concepts in social research. This book, written by leading authors in the field, takes a completely new approach to objectivity and subjectivity, no longer treating them as opposed - as many existing texts do - but as logically and methodologically related in social research. The book debates: - the philosophical bases of objectivity and relativity - relationism and dynamic synthesis - situated objectivity - theorised subjectivity - social objects and realism - objectivity and subjectivity in practice The authors explain complex arguments with great clarity for social science students, while also providing the detail and comprehensiveness required to meet the needs of practising researchers and scholars.
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Social Network Analysis

A Handbook

Author: John Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761963394

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The revised and updated edition of this bestselling text provides an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of network analysis in the social sciences. It gives a clear and authoritative guide to the general framework of network analysis, explaining the basic concepts, technical measures and reviewing the available computer programs. The book outlines both the theoretical basis of network analysis and the key techniques for using it as a research tool. Building upon definitions of points, lines and paths, John Scott demonstrates their use in clarifying such measures as density, fragmentation and centralization. He identifies the various cliques, components and circles into which networks are formed, and outlines
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Die neue Stadt

Versuch der Begründung einer neuen Stadtplanungskunst aus der sozialen Struktur der Bevölkerung

Author: Gottfried Feder,NA Rechenberg

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364251412X

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.
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Der siebte Mensch

Eine Geschichte über Migration und Arbeit in Europa

Author: John Berger,Jean Mohr

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104901619

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Der Klassiker zu Migration und Arbeit in Europa - so aktuell wie nie. Jetzt neu auflegt im FISCHER Taschenbuch! ›Der siebte Mensch‹ untersucht die Situation der Migranten und Wanderarbeiter – in Text und Bild, mit Geschichten und Erzählungen. Es war das erste Buch, das John Berger gemeinsam mit Jean Mohr ganz den Erfahrungen und Folgen der Migration widmete – und es ist wie ›Sehen‹ längst ein Klassiker der Moderne. Die Neuausgabe erscheint mit einem aktuellen Vorwort von John Berger. John Berger, der große europäische Erzähler und Essayist, feiert im November 2016 seinen 90. Geburtstag. Seine Essays zu Kunst und Fotografie sind aus der Ästhetik des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht mehr wegzudenken. Meisterhaft finden seine Erzählungen und Romane eine sinnliche Antwort auf die Frage, wie wir heute leben. »Es gibt niemals genug von John Berger!« Tilda Swinton
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Philosophie der Mode / Zur Psychologie der Mode

Zwei Essays

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843073279

Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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Georg Simmel: Philosophie der Mode / Zur Psychologie der Mode. Zwei Essays Philosophie der Mode: Aus: Moderne Zeitfragen, herausgegeben von Hans Landsberg, No. 11, Berlin: Pan-Verlag o. J. (1905), S. 5-41 Zur Psychologie der Mode: Aus: Die Zeit. Wiener Wochenschrift für Politik, Volkswirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Kunst. 5. Band 1895, Nr. 54 vom 12.10.1895; S. 22-24. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Gustave Caillebotte, Frau vor der Ankleide, 1873. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.
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