Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ 2

Diaspora, Memory and Intimacy

Author: Thomas Lacroix,David Howard,Judith Misrahi-Barak,Sarah Barbour

Publisher: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée (PULM)

ISBN: 2367811814

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Continuing the series on Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’, this second volume extends existing scholarship by exploring a range of multidisciplinary perspectives on the diasporic condition. Embodiment, memory and intimacy form three core themes through which the complexities of diasporic experiences are revealed and transmitted. Closely aligned to these concerns, the impact of de- territorialisation, inherent in the processes of migration and re-settlement, forms a strong thread throughout the collected essays. Authors engage with individual and collective memorial processes embedded in the evolution of diasporic communities, exploring striking comparisons between diverse regions, states, cultures and linguistic zones. The intellectual and critical scope covered by this original collection of new essays is further reflected in the varied geographical origins of the contributors themselves. Dans le cadre de la série «Diasporas, Cultures de la mobilité, ‘Race’», ce deuxième volume se propose de compléter les études sur le sujet au travers de regards croisés et interdisciplinaires sur la condition diasporique. Les thèmes du corps, de la mémoire et de l’intime se tissent tout au long du recueil afin d’en révéler et d’en transmettre toute la complexité. Dans le même ordre d’idées, l’impact de la déterritorialisation, inhérent aux phénomènes de migration et relocalisation, est une autre optique majeure dans ce recueil d’essais. Les auteurs s’intéressent aux procédés mémoriels individuels et collectifs internes à l’évolution des communautés de diasporas, par d’étonnantes comparaisons entre diverses régions du monde, états et zones linguistiques. La teneur intellectuelle, la portée critique et la singularité de ce nouveau volume d’essais se reflètent aussi dans les origines géographiques variées de ses contributeurs.

Die Praxis des Designs

Zur Soziologie arrangierter Ungewissheiten

Author: Valentin Janda

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839444136

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

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Design ist sozio-materielle Konstruktionsarbeit. Diskursiv, visuell und materiell zerlegt das Design zunächst unsere alltäglichen Objektwelten und arrangiert so eine spezifische Unsicherheit. Unsicherheiten bilden den Ausgangspunkt für neue Kombinationen bekannter Sinn- und Wirkungszusammenhänge im Design. Valentin Janda zeichnet mit seiner ethnografischen Untersuchung detailliert die Arbeit in einem Designlabor nach und entwickelt dabei - auf der Grundlage des Pragmatismus - einen soziologischen Begriff des Designs. Kultur- und techniksoziologische Debatten rund um Kreativität und Innovation bekommen mit dieser Untersuchung eine empirisch und theoretisch fundierte Erörterung der praktischen Herstellung von »Neuheit« zur Seite gestellt, die über Argumente der Labor- und Studiostudien hinausweist.

Anthropological Perspectives on Technology

Author: Michael B. Schiffer

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826323699

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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These fourteen original essays accept a dual premise: technology pervades and is embedded in all human activities. By taking that approach, studies of technology address two questions central in anthropological and archaeological research today-accounting for variability and change. These diverse yet interrelated chapters show that to understand human lives, researchers must deal with the material world that all peoples create and inhabit. Therefore an anthropology of technology is not a separate, discrete inquiry; instead, it is a way to connect how people make and use things to any activity studied, ranging from religion, to enculturation, to communication, to art. Each contributor discusses theories and methods and also offers a substantial case study. These detailed inquiries span human societies from the Paleolithic to the computer age. By moving beyond the usual approach of examining ancient technologies, particularly chipped stone and low-fired ceramics, this volume probes for the construction of meaning in the material world across millennia. The authors of these essays find technology to be an inclusive and flexible topic that merges with studies of everything else in human activity. "A provocative and powerful discussion of the role of technology in human cultures. At a time when archaeology has become less focused on theory, and archaeology and social anthropology seem to fracture farther and farther apart, the book is a breath of fresh air."--Professor John Douglas, University of Montana

Visuelles Wissen und Bilder des Sozialen

Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Soziologie des Visuellen

Author: Petra Lucht,Lisa-Marian Schmidt,René Tuma

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531192043

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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​​​„Visuelles Wissen“ ist ein beständig wachsendes Themenfeld innerhalb der Soziologie, die sich bislang vor allem der Untersuchung von Interaktionen, Sprache und Schrift zuwandte. Der Sammelband befasst sich demgegenüber mit aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Soziologie zu den Debatten um die sozialen Praktiken der Visualisierung insbesondere des wissenschaftlichen Wissens und Expertenwissens. Er behandelt die Frage, welche Formen und Wirkungen die bewegten und unbewegten Bilder für soziale Wirklichkeit entwickeln.​

The Knowledge-based Economy

Modeled, Measured, Simulated

Author: Loet Leydesdorff

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581129378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 385

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"Challenging, theoretically rich yet anchored in detailed empirical analysis, Loet Leydesdorff's exploration of the dynamics of the knowledge-economy is a major contribution to the field. Drawing on his expertise in science and technology studies, systems theory, and his internationally respected work on the 'triple helix', the book provides a radically new modelling and simulation of knowledge systems, capturing the articulation of structure, communication, and agency therein. This work will be of immense interest to both theorists of the knowledge-economy and practitioners in science policy." Andrew Webster Science & Technology Studies, University of York, UK ________________________________________ "This book is a ground-breaking collection of theory and techniques to help understand the internal dynamics of the modern knowledge-based economy, including issues such as stability, anticipation, and interactions amongst components. The combination of theory, measurement, and modelling gives the necessary power with which to address the complexity of modern networked social systems. Each on its own would partly illuminate an innovation system, but the combination sheds a far brighter light." Mike Thelwall Information Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK ________________________________________ "The sociologist Niklas Luhmann is considered one of the few social scientists possibly able to explain a decisive event once it has happened. In this book, Loet Leydesdorff answers the challenge to take Luhmann's analysis one step further by introducing anticipation into the theory. This book provides a fascinating exploration of the use of recursion and incursion to model social processes." Dirk Baecker Sociology, Universitat Witten/Herdecke, Germany ________________________________________ How can an economy based on something as volatile as knowledge be sustained? The urgency of improving our understanding of a knowledge-based economy provides the context and necessity of this study. In a previous study entitled A Sociological Theory of Communications: The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-based Society (2001) the author specified knowledge-based systems from a sociological perspective. In this book, he takes this theory one step further and demonstrates how the knowledge base of an economic system can be operationalized, both in terms of measurement and by providing simulation models."

Is Science Multicultural?

Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies

Author: Sandra G. Harding

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253211569

Category: Science

Page: 242

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Is Science Multicultural? explores what the last three decades of European/American, feminist, and postcolonial science and technology studies can learn from each other. Sandra Harding introduces and discusses an array of postcolonial science studies, and their implications for "northern" science. All three science studies strains have developed in the context of post-World War II science and technology projects. They illustrate how technoscientific projects mean different things to different groups. The meaning attached by the culture of the West may not be shared or may be diametrically opposite in the cultures in other parts of the world. All, however, would agree that scientific projects--modern science included--are "local knowledge systems." The interests and discursive resources that the various science studies bring groups to their projects, and the ways that they organize the production of their kind of science studies, are distinctively culturally-local also. While their projects may be unintentionally converging, they also conflict in fundamental respects. How is this inevitable cultural-situatedness of knowledge both an invaluable resource as well as a limitation on the advance of knowledge about nature? What are the distinctive resources that the feminist and postcolonial science theorists offer in thinking about the history of modern science; the diversity of "scientific" traditions in non-European as well as in European cultures; and the directions that might be taken by less androcentric and Eurocentric scientific projects? How might modern sciences' projects be linked more firmly to the prodemocratic yearnings that are so widely voiced in contemporary life? Carefully balancing poststructuralist and conventional epistemological resources, this study concludes by proposing new directions for thinking about objectivity, method, and reflexivity in light of the new understandings developed in the post-World War II world.

Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching

Author: Steve Alsop,Larry Bencze,Erminia Pedretti

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335224032

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 4418

Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching brings together twelve academics, ten innovative teachers and three exceptional students in a conversation about teaching and learning. Teachers and students describe some of their most noteworthy classroom practice, whilst scholars of international standing use educational theory to discuss, define and analyse the documented classroom practice.

Future Survey Annual 1990

A Guide to the Recent Literature of Trends, Forecasts, and Policy Proposals

Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242381

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 5484


Sociological Perspectives on Modernity

Multiple Models and Competing Realities

Author: Arthur G. Neal

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820495194

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

View: 4326

Original Scholarly Monograph

Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity

Research and Public Policy

Author: Thomas Babor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199551146

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 2922

From a public health perspective, alcohol is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality, and impacts on many aspects of social life. This text describes advances in alcohol research with direct relevance to the development of effective policies at local, national and international level.

The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture

Author: Elizabeth Grant,Kelly Greenop,Albert L. Refiti,Daniel J. Glenn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811069042

Category: Architecture

Page: 1001

View: 9788

​This Handbook provides the first comprehensive international overview of significant contemporary Indigenous architecture, practice, and discourse, showcasing established and emerging Indigenous authors and practitioners from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada, USA and other countries. It captures the breadth and depth of contemporary work in the field, establishes the historical and present context of the work, and highlights important future directions for research and practice. The topics covered include Indigenous placemaking, identity, cultural regeneration and Indigenous knowledges. The book brings together eminent and emerging scholars and practitioners to discuss and compare major projects and design approaches, to reflect on the main issues and debates, while enhancing theoretical understandings of contemporary Indigenous architecture.The book is an indispensable resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and other professionals seeking to understand the ways in which Indigenous people have a built tradition or aspire to translate their cultures into the built environment. It is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the field of the built environment, who need up-to-date knowledge of current practices and discourse on Indigenous peoples and their architecture.

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916089

Category: Social Science

Page: 1344

View: 9970

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

Second Thoughts

Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye

Author: Janet M. Ruane,Karen A. Cerulo

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412956536

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

View: 3662

With over 20 essays examining popular conceptions on a wide range of social subjects, this student friendly collection encourages students to take a sociological approach to 'conventional wisdom'. A perfect supplement to any introductory sociology course, and a wonderful introduction to the sociological imagination.

Cross-Cultural Dialogue as a Conflict Management Strategy

Author: J. Martín Ramírez,Gracia Abad-Quintanal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319772317

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 6000

This book contributes to the current knowledge and research on conflict and cross-cultural dialogue, emphasizing how respect, tolerance and dialogue may be quite effective tools for bridging the diverse cultures and, consequently, for solving many of the conflicts of today’s world, characterized by a dynamic interchange of populations with very diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. For this purpose, we rely on reputed scholars from ten different countries, and from different cultures and fields of expertise, which allows for diverse contributions from a valuable interdisciplinary perspective. The first section of the book deals with the correlation between cultural differences and conflict, while also showing how such conflicts can be prevented and, should they arise, managed and solved. The second section addresses a different, more specific issue: how cultural expression means and tools for cultural communication may lead to conflict whereas they may help to avoid it as well. Finally, the third section analyzes how legal and justice systems deal with cross-cultural conflicts as well as with situations which may lead to cross-cultural conflicts, thus assessing to which extent such systems contribute to avoid and/or solve such kind of conflicts.

Psychoanalysis and Culture

A Kleinian Perspective

Author: David Bell

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855759749

Category: Psychology

Page: 226

View: 6471

This book, part of the Tavistock Clinic Series provides along-overdue view of the relationship of psychoanalysis to culture. Uniquely positioned to bridge the gap that exists between clinical and academic psychoanalytic studies, it is dedicated to the work of Hanna Segal. With contributions from leading international psychoanalysts, philosophers and sociologists.