Perspectives in Sociology

Classical and Contemporary

Author: E.C. Cuff,W.W. Sharrock,D.W. Francis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134722230

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Perspectives in Sociology provides students with a lively and critical introduction to sociology and to the ways in which sociologists are trained to think and work. The subject is presented as a sequence of different perspectives on the social world, all of them interrelated, sometimes in conflict with one another, and all contributing important and necessary insights. The discussion is backed up by extensive reference to empirical studies. This edition has been completely revised. A chapter on critical theory has been added in order to reflect the extensive work and thinking that Marx's basic work continues to stimulate. The chapter on research strategies now takes account of new developments in the philosophy of science that are relevant for sociological approaches. Throughout, the authors have rewritten extensively in their continuing desire to produce clarity, and to respond to the comments of students and teachers.
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Macro-Sociological Theory

Perspectives on Sociological Theory

Author: S N Eisenstadt,H J Helle

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780803997134

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This important and much needed two-volume work takes stock of the new approaches in sociology which have developed since the 1960s. It presents, from different vantage points, the major dimensions of recent theoretical controversy and highlights the growing recognition of problems common to all areas of sociological endeavour. Significant new contributions to ethnomethodology, to social psychology and to the study of institutions are examined in Macro-Sociological Theory and its companion volume, Micro-Sociological Theory . Together they show that the traditional line of division between `structuralist' macro-theories and `interactionist' micro-theories is increasingly being eroded. These stim
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Perspectives in Sociology

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467211729

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Perspectives in Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Feminist Perspectives on Sociology

Author: Barbara Littlewood

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780130404619

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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Globalisation and postcolonialism: condition and critique
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Perspectives in Sociology

Essays in Honour of Prof. A. Aiyappan

Author: P. K. B. Nayar,John Kattakayam

Publisher: Trivandrum : Kerala Sociological Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 240

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Contributed articles honoring Ayinipalli Aiyappan, b. 1905, social anthropologist.
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Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
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Essentials of Sociology

Author: David Brinkerhoff,Lynn K. White,Suzanne Ortega,Rose Weitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495096369

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Pick up the sociology textbook that helps you study, is easy to read, and has the study helps built right in. ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY takes real-world scenarios and shows you how to use sociology to analyze them. And with its updated international focus, you'll learn about other cultures while studying your own as well. ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY is shorter and with more examples than ever before, making class time more fun and test time less stressful. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Identity, Sociological Perspectives

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467200174

Category: Education

Page: 30

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Identity, Sociological Perspectives. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion, Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490268847

Category: Education

Page: 42

View: 7783

Facts101 is your complete guide to An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion, Classical and Contemporary Perspectives. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Elementarformen sozialen Verhaltens

Social Behavior Its Elementary Forms

Author: George Caspar Homans

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663023915

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Das vorliegende Buch von George C. Romans bedarf keines Vorwortes im üblichen Sinne. Was Homans aussagen will, sagt er selbst: klar, folgerichtig und ausführlich. Es wäre deshalb unerheblich, etwa darstellen zu wollen, ob ich ihn auch richtig ver standen habe. Es wäre auch vermessen, wollte ich das mir Wesentliche aus seinem Buche herausstellen. Ich lehne dies als untunliche Einmischung in seine eigenen exak ten Gedankengänge ab, wie ich auch dem Leser zumute, daß er sich unbeeinflußt seine eigenen Gedanken über die Erklärungsvorschläge von Homans machen wird. Wie in allen Veröffentlichungen von Homans ist nicht nur wesentlich, was er aus sagt, sondern wie und vor allem wo, d. h. in welchem Zusammenhang er selbst seine Erklärungen abgibt. Wie hat sich, so könnten wir uns allerdings fragen, sein wissenschaftstheoretischer Standort seit seinem Buche THE HUMAN GROUP 1 verändert? Viele werfen Homans vor, er sei zu einem "psychologischen Reduktionalisten" geworden. Er ver suche, das Soziale mit psychologischen Erklärungen zu erfassen. Er hätte, welch ein Sakrileg, gegen Durkheim verstoßen, demzufolge das Soziale nur durch Soziales zu erklären sei.
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Sociology: A Global Perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390917

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Cengage Advantage Books: Sociology

Author: Jon M. Shepard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495599018

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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Well respected for its exceptional scholarship, readability, and accessibility, SOCIOLOGY is available at an affordable price. With a dynamic critical-thinking focus and a theoretically balanced presentation, this Advantage book is noteworthy for its use of SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review), its built-in student study guide, and its solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology. Fascinating examples of high-interest topics, such as cyber bullying and stratification and the social impact of Hurricane Katrina, as well as current information on race, aging, globalization, religion, and mental health issues, ensure that this latest version of Shepard’s respected text is contemporary and relevant. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Sociology of Katrina

Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe

Author: David L. Brunsma,David Overfelt,J. Steven Picou

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742559301

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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A second edition of this textbook is now available. As a disaster, Hurricane Katrina logs in as both the most destructive and instructive when considering the cataclysmic effects, as well as the magnitude of knowledge, that can be drawn from it. This meteorological event became the stimulus for devastating technological failures and widespread toxic contamination, causing the largest internal diaspora of displaced people in recent U.S. history. This book brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue the modern catastrophe that is Hurricane Katrina. The chapters in this volume discuss sociological perspectives of disaster literature, provide alternative views and analyses of early post-storm data collection efforts, and examine emerging social questions that have surfaced in the aftermath of Katrina.
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Health and Canadian Society

Sociological Perspectives

Author: David Coburn,Carl D'Arcy,George Murray Torrance

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802080523

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 638

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Health and Canadian Society provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between health, health care, and Canadian society. It is a wide-ranging volume that moves from personal and micro concerns to a more macro and institutional focus. It includes chapters of a descriptive nature and others with a more explanatory intent. They have been selected from the major journals or have been expressly written for this book. Ninety-five percent of the contributions are new to this edition. The chapters and the studies reported on are methodologically diverse, ranging from ethnographic studies to statistical analyses of data from large national surveys. Though the chapters are written by anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, and physicians, as well as sociologists, they all have a sociological "turn." Recognized as the standard textbook on the sociology of health in Canada, Health and Canadian Society is an essential reference for sociologists, health care providers, health administrators, and policy planners.
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Introducing Sociology for AS Level

Author: Ken Browne

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745635598

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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The second edition of Ken Browne′s highly successful Introducing Sociology for AS–level provides in–depth and up–to–date coverage of the complete specification for AQA AS–level sociology. The first edition of this book was widely praised for its comprehensive coverage, and student–friendly style. In this second edition, all of the chapters have been revised to include new studies, reports and statistics. Key sociological terms are now systematically highlighted all the way through the book, and included in a comprehensive glossary, with fresh questions and activities added to develop and test students′ understanding further. Fuller consideration of issues of identity has been given throughout the text. More detailed advice has been provided on coursework, including a top–mark example to show students exactly what they have to do to achieve the highest grades. What′s more, two authentic exam questions are now included on every topic. Pitched at exactly the right level for AS sociology, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades, and a sound basis for progression to A2. A host of cartoons, photographs, graphs, tables, and spider diagrams help to enliven the text, as well as reinforcing key issues. Web sites and web–based activities are included throughout, encouraging students to engage with the most recent social changes, and developments in sociology. Although it assumes no previous knowledge of sociology, its dedicated and in–depth coverage of all the AQA′s AS topics provides a useful reference tool for the synoptic elements at A2. The second edition of Introducing Sociology for AS Level combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. It will be an invaluable resource to anyone following the AQA specifications.
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Uncovering Social Life

Critical Perspectives from Sociology

Author: Chris Shilling,Philip A. Mellor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138934139

Category: Human body

Page: 208

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In an era when rapid social change, the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of political populism and the threat posed by radical religious movements makes it appear that �all that is solid melts into air�, the classical sociological problem of how peaceable societies can be created and maintained assumes renewed urgency. Uncovering Social Life: Critical Perspectives from Sociology explores how contemporary institutional changes erode existing social relationships and identities but also create space for opposition to, or creative adaptation of, these broader shifts. Exploring the threats and opportunities associated with the contemporary age, this book identifies how sociology helps us understand the problems associated with social order and change before focusing on the most important institutional transformations to have occurred in: bodies and health; sex, gender and sexuality; employment; finance; the Internet and new social media; technology and artificial intelligence; religion; governance and terrorism. After a critical introduction placing these issues in their historical and sociological context, theoretical chapters analysing how sociology views the individual/society relationship, and the volatile processes endemic to the modern era, provide an innovative and comprehensive context for these explorations. This book provides a clear and engaging account of social life. Covering a broad range of sociological topics, the diverse chapters are united in a concern with three major themes: the growing complexity of the current era, and the �doubled� identities with which it is associated; the opportunities and constraints such developments pose to different groups; and the capacity of institutional changes to both erode existing social relationships, and create space for the emergence of new collective identities that oppose these structural shifts.
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Sociology of Education

Emerging Perspectives

Author: Carlos Alberto Torres,Theodore R. Mitchell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791437551

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Examines emerging theoretical and methodological approaches to the field of sociology of education. These perspectives draw on notions of social justice, diversity, multiculturalism, and detracking.
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Irish Society

Sociological Perspectives

Author: Patrick Clancy

Publisher: Institute of Public Administration

ISBN: 9781872002873

Category: Education

Page: 716

View: 5156

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