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.
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Die Praxis des Designs

Zur Soziologie arrangierter Ungewissheiten

Author: Valentin Janda

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839444136

Category: Social Science

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.
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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
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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.​
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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."
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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

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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.
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Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching

Author: Steve Alsop,Larry Bencze,Erminia Pedretti

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335224032

Category: Education

Page: 273

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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.
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Mut zur Nachhaltigkeit

12 Wege in die Zukunft

Author: Klaus Wiegandt

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104901392

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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Klaus Wiegandt gibt den Band ›Mut zur Nachhaltigkeit. 12 Wege in die Zukunft‹ heraus und versammelt darin die Top-Wissenschaftler aller für die Frage nach einem nachhaltigen Leben relevanten Disziplinen. Denn ein Leben im Sinne der Nachhaltigkeit zu führen ist mit die größte Herrausforderung und Notwendigkeit unserer Zeit. Dabei sind verschiedene Funktionen der Erde und Aktivitäten der Menschen sowie deren Wechselwirkungen untereinander zu berücksichtigen. Indem die hier versammelten Wissenschaftler den jeweils aktuellsten Forschungsstand wiedergeben, wird ein wahrhaft umfassender Überblick zum Thema Nachhaltigkeit vermittelt. Das wiederum bietet uns allen die Grundlagen dafür, die Zukunft verantwortungsvoll gestalten zu können. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von dem Klimaforscher Mojib Latif, dem Evolutionsbiologen Josef H. Reichholf, dem Politologen Harald Müller und dem Ozeanologen Stefan Rahmstorf.
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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916089

Category: Social Science

Page: 1344

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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.
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Sociological Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
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The Handbook of Social Research Ethics

Author: Donna M. Mertens,Pauline E. Ginsberg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412949181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 667

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Brings together international scholars across the social and behavioural sciences and education to address those ethical issues that arise in the theory and practice of research within the technologically advancing and culturally complex world in which we live.
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Sociological Perspectives on Modernity

Multiple Models and Competing Realities

Author: Arthur G. Neal

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820495194

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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Park Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: National parks and reserves

Page: N.A

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