Sociology: A Brief but Critical Introduction

A brief but critical introduction

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349185213

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.
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The Field

Truth and Fiction in Sport History

Author: Douglas Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134459386

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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2006 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year The literature on sport history is now well established, taking in a wide range of themes and covering every activity from aerobics to zorbing. However, in comparison to most mainstream histories, sport history has rarely been called upon to question its foundations and account for the basis of its historical knowledge. In this book, Booth offers a rigorous assessment of sport history as an academic discipline, exploring the ways in which professional historians can gather materials, construct and examine evidence, and present their arguments about the sporting past. Part 1 examines theories of knowledge, while Part 2 goes on to scrutinize the uses of historical knowledge in popular and academic studies of sport history. With clear structure, examples, summary tables and a detailed glossary, The Field provides students, teachers and researchers with an unparalleled resource to tackle issues fundamental to the future of their subject, and sets the agenda for the debate to come.
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How to Observe Morals and Manners

Author: Harriet Martineau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351514806

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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How to Observe Morals and Manners is the first systematic and substantive treatise on the methodology of sociological research. First published in 1838 and long out of print, this new edition presents for modern students research techniques used by those whose work has been the foundation for present-day social science. The book is based upon two years of intensive field research in the United States, and is a pioneering benchmark for all subsequent methodology texts in sociology. Martineau charts a comprehensive guide to sociological observation, exploring problems of bias, hasty generalization, samples, reactivity, interviews, participant observation, corroboration, and data recording techniques. Couching her observations as advice to travellers visiting foreign lands, she warns against preconceptions and urges strict reporting of observed patterns of cross-sections of social life. She also illustrates how to use interview data to corroborate observational data. Pragmatic tips and specific questions are suggested for exploring the major institutions of society, including religion, education, marriage, popular culture, markets, prisons, police, media, government, fine arts, and charities. Intended as a treatise on methodology, the book is also an insightful work of theory. Before Marx, and well before Durkheim and Weber, Martineau examined social class, forms of religion, types of suicide, national character, domestic relations and the status of women, delinquency and criminology, and the intricate interrelationships between social institutions and the individual. The book will be of interest to sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, historians, and researchers in women's studies. The introduction by Michael R. Hill locates the book within Martineau's overall epistemology of social analysis, revealing her to be a reflexive, critical, and scientific pioneer of sociological thought.
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Think Sociology

Author: John Carl,Sarah Baker,Brady Robards,John Scott,Wendy Hillman,Geoffrey Lawrence

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1442543337

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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THINK Currency. THINK Issues. THINK Relevancy. THINK Sociology. With an engaging visual design and just 15 chapters, THINK Sociology is the Australian Sociology text your students will want to read. This text thinks their thoughts, speaks their language, grapples with the current-day problems they face, and grounds sociology in real world experiences. THINK Sociology is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your unit with little additional work.
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Gesellschaft und Musik

Wege zur Musiksoziologie ; Festgabe für Robert H. Reichardt zum 65. Geburtstag

Author: Wolfgang Lipp,Robert Reichardt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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International journal for sociology and social psychology.
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Welfare, work and poverty

lessons from recent reforms in the USA and the UK

Author: John Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903386002

Category: Poverty

Page: 93

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.
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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition

The Social Appetite

Author: John Germov,Lauren Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195551501

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition examines the social context of food and nutrition by exploring the socio-cultural, political, economic, and philosophical factors that influence food production, distribution and consumption. Leading authors in the field provide a contemporary analysis of the social factors that underlie food choice.
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Mirrors and windows

essays in the history of sociology

Author: Janusz Mucha,Dirk Käsler,Włodzimierz Wincławski,International Sociological Association. Research Committee on History of Sociology,Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

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Winners & Losers

Sport and Physical Activity in the 90s

Author: Jill Le Clair

Publisher: Thompson Educational Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 333

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Winners and Losers: Sport & Physical Activity in the 90s is an introduction to the role of sports and recreation activity in Canadian society in the 1990s. Students will find this book interesting. It presupposes only an interest in sport and then takes the student through the issues in Canadian sport today. It is written at a level that is accessible to students who have never taken a course in this area. Winners and Losers includes material on the federal and provincial organization of Canadian sport, culture and competition, women and minorities, the business and economics of sport, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. A recurring theme is the role of women, minorities and persons with disabilities and the pressing need to redefine sport and recreation to ensure equal access for all. Included are 50 profiles of important Canadian sports figures, many based on personal interviews with the author. There are approximately 300 boxed inserts and 120 photographs. For the student's benefit, key words are highlighted throughout the text. The book also contains tables, charts, figures, and descriptions of important sports facts. At the end of each chapter are review questions, key terms and concepts, and essay questions.
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Sociology

The Study of Society

Author: Robert A. Stebbins

Publisher: Harpercollins College Div

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 652

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The Sociology of Social Security

Author: Michael Adler,Colin Bell

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780748603251

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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The World Book encyclopedia

Author: World Book, Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 534

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.
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