The Sociological Eye

Author: Florian Znaniecki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351473778

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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This major expression of one of the leaders of the Chicago School, one of the most important schools of thought in contemporary American sociology, includes his recognized masterpieces of sociological research and writing. Hughes pioneered studies in a variety of sociological subjects: social institutions, racial interaction, work and occupations, and research methodology. Cumulatively, these essays show the obvious magnitude and scope of thought of one of the century's most distinguished scholars.In their introduction to this edition, Riesman and Becker provide a biographical background to Hughes' writing, describing his pervading influence on the field of sociology and on younger sociologists through his teaching, fieldwork, work in professional associations, and personality. The essays are grouped into four sections: the relationship of social institutions to changes in their surroundings and to the personalities and careers of persons; problems of multi-ethnic societies; the development of occupations, the monopoly license of professions, the determination of public policy about a line of work, and the relations between work and social role; and social observation and analysis.
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The sociological eye

selected papers

Author: Everett Cherrington Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 584

View: 8998

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Gierige Institutionen

Soziologische Studien über totales Engagement

Author: Lewis A. Coser

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518738461

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 855

Was haben die Eunuchen am Kaiserhof der Ming-Dynastie mit den kleinbürgerlichen Hausfrauen des 20. Jahrhunderts gemeinsam? Was zölibatäre Priester mit Trotzkisten? In allen Fällen handelt es sich um ein Individuum, das mit seiner unbedingten Treue und freiwilligen Selbstaufgabe die Macht einer Institution festigt. Lewis A. Cosers nun erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegender Klassiker über diese »gierigen Institutionen« verblüfft den Leser mit einer ebenso einfachen wie genialen Theorie über eine Spielart totalen Engagements, die nichts an Aktualität eingebüßt hat.
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Kooperative Prozessgestaltung in der Praxis

Materialien für die Soziale Arbeit

Author: Ursula Hochuli Freund

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170313088

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Mit dem Erfolg des Lehrbuchs "Kooperative Prozessgestaltung in der Sozialen Arbeit" fand auch das dahinterstehende Konzept weithin Beachtung und Verbreitung. Was es bedeutet und wie es gelingen kann, die berufspraktische Arbeit an Kooperativer Prozessgestaltung auszurichten, steht im Mittelpunkt dieses Bandes. Er enthält unter anderem Konkretisierungen des Konzepts für spezifische Arbeitsfelder (Behindertenhilfe, Eingliederungsmanagement) sowie geeignete kooperative Instrumente, Materialien zur Gestaltung von Fallbesprechungen, theoretische Erläuterungen zu Hypothesenbildung und Best-Practice-Beispiele konkreter Fallbearbeitungen. Vom Konzept zur Umsetzung in der Praxis - mit diesem Materialienband wird anschaulich, wie Kooperative Prozessgestaltung erfolgreiches Arbeiten in der Sozialen Arbeit ermöglicht.
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Soziologische Phantasie

Author: C. Wright Mills

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365810015X

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.
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Social things

an introduction to the sociological life

Author: Charles C. Lemert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Destined to be a classic, Social Things follows in the footsteps of two great books that brought the pleasures of sociology to a wide reading public. C. Wright Mills' The Sociological Imagination and Peter Berger's Invitation to Sociology imparted to an earlier generation -- and still to readers today -- a deeper vision of living wisely and nobly in a complex world.In equally impassioned literary style, Social Things challenges readers with the surprising idea that sociology is one of the skills whereby all people cope with the demands and capture the joys of life. He shows that it is a vital skill for those who would measure the meaning of their lives against the array of complexities and social differences they encounter daily.Charles Lemert writes with a grace and elegance that draw the reader into the sad or humorous realities of the sociological life. His innovative use of biography and narrative opens the eye of the imagination to the vast reaches of global and societal process.Lemert provides a compelling answer to sociology's cultured despisers: far from being an irrelevance, the practice of sociology is one of the central and ubiquitous facts of social life having a particular urgency in today's troubled world.
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Bios

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography as a literary form

Page: N.A

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Dynamik der Gewalt

Eine mikrosoziologische Theorie

Author: Randall Collins

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 3868546707

Category: Social Science

Page: 740

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Obwohl es Zeiten gibt, in denen uns Gewalt allgegenwärtig erscheint, hält Randall Collins den tatsächlichen Ausbruch von gewalttätigen Handlungen für eine Ausnahme. In seiner Analyse der Dynamik der Gewalt legt der renommierte amerikanische Soziologe den Fokus auf die situative Interaktion zwischen den Kontrahenten. Ob eine spannungsgeladene Situation zu gewalttätigen Handlungen führt, hängt seiner Untersuchung zufolge nicht in erster Linie von der sozialen Herkunft, der Ethnie oder dem kulturellen Hintergrund der Beteiligten ab, sondern häufig von der Situation, in der sie stattfindet.
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Classic and Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Author: Ian Marsh,Rosie Campbell,Mike Keating

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317882024

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Classic and Contemporary Readings in Sociology introduces the reader to sociological issues, theories and debates, providing extracts of primary source material, from both classical and contemporary theorists. Theorists are examined within their historical and sociological framework and the text provides an analysis of developments in sociological thought and research. The text is divided into four main sections: Part One, Origins and Concepts, surveys the history of the discipline of sociology and examines key themes which have influenced sociological theorising and investigation, in particular, social control, culture and socialisation. Parts Two and Four, Sociological Theories and Sociological Research, include a number of readings from the founding theorists and investigators, including Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber and Charles Booth, and also include more recent theoretical writing and research approaches. The focus on theory and research is extended by a selection of readings centred around the theme of Differences and Inequalities (Part Three); these readings provide students with examples of work from an area where sociological theorising and research has been widely applied.
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Seinology

The Sociology of Seinfeld

Author: Tim Delaney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Sociologist and "Seinfield" fan Delaney explores the sociological implications of the famous comedy show using excerpts from many of the now-classic episodes to illustrate key facets of sociology.
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Max Weber

Eine Einführung in Leben, Werk und Wirkung

Author: Dirk Kaesler

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359342312X

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Max Weber (1864 – 1920) zählt zu den einflussreichsten Denkern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Hypothesen, Begriffe und Methoden sind bis heute wichtige Bezugspunkte im sozialwissenschaftlichen Studium. Der Band führt in die zentralen methodologischen Positionen Webers ein, rekurriert auf Biografie und Werkgeschichte und stellt Webers wichtigste Arbeiten auf den Gebieten unter anderem der Wirtschaftsund Sozialgeschichte sowie der Herrschafts-, Rechts- und Religionssoziologie vor. »Wer sich schnell und zuverlässig über Leben, Werk und Wirkung Webers informieren will, dem steht die vorzügliche Einführung Dirk Kaeslers zur Verfügung.« Wilhelm Hennis, FAZ
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Deviance and Social Control

A Sociological Perspective

Author: Michelle Inderbitzin,Kristin A. Bates,Randy R. Gainey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506327923

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective, Second Edition serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first time. Authors Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A. Bates, and Randy Gainey offer a clear overview of issues and perspectives in the field, including introductions to classic and current sociological theories as well as research on definitions and causes of deviance and reactions to deviant behavior. The unique text/reader format provides the best of both worlds, offering both substantial original chapters that clearly explain and outline the sociological perspectives on deviance, along with carefully selected articles on deviance and social control taken directly from leading academic journals and books. The Second Edition features updated research, examples of specific forms of deviance, and discussions of policy, as well as a new chapter and readings on global perspectives on deviance and social control.
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A Feminist Ethic for Social Science Research

Author: Nebraska Sociological Feminist Collective

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780889461208

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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A collection of feminist articles, the guiding principle of which is to define standards for the conduct of feminist research. Recognizing the importance of providing a forum for issues which critique traditional patriarchal values and ideologies, the essays seek to raise important questions.
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Tribe

Das verlorene Wissen um Gemeinschaft und Menschlichkeit

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641203619

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 2649

Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.
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Investigating Sociological Theory

Author: Charles Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857027069

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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'This book is not an encyclopaedic survey of the most influential or important sociological theories of the 20th century; nor is it an institutional history of sociological theory; it is not a textbook, a distillation of the accumulated knowledge of a particular discipline; nor is it a crib, a set of ready-made and easily-remembered answers to imagined examination questions. It is more of a reader's guide, a series of hints and suggestions for those who, whether students or teachers, believe that sociology is a profession and a discipline but also something more...' - Charles Turner in the introduction to 'Investigating Sociological Theory' This is an accessible, enlivening introductory book that provides a shot in the arm for all those who maintain the relevance of sociology for understanding the modern world. It will inspire discussion in classes, and provide teachers with an opportunity to discuss the big questions in theory, history, social order and social change. Turner provides a wealth of concrete examples which demonstrate what a sociological perspective can do to unpack and illuminate everyday life. The book allows students to understand sociological theory from the inside. It moves effortlessly beyond the mere parade of great names and core ideas to introduce concepts that can be used to understand the social world in which we live, where this world has come from and where it might be heading. Original, informed, and deftly written with the needs of students in mind this book is an antidote to arid theorising and the dull recitation of the grand sociological tradition.
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Social Theory in Popular Culture

Author: Lee Barron

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137303891

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Social theory can sometimes seem as though it's speaking of a world that existed long ago, so why should we continue to study and discuss the theories of these dead white men? Can their work still inform us about the way we live today? Are they still relevant to our consumer-focused, celebrity-crazy, tattoo-friendly world? This book explains how the ideas of classical sociological theory can be understood, and applied to, everyday activities like listening to hip-hop, reading fashion magazines or watching reality TV. Taking the reader through central sociological texts, Social Theory In Popular Culture explains why key theorists – from Marx to Saussure – are still considered to be the bedrock of sociology and sociological enquiry. Each chapter examines a different key thinker and applies their work to a recognisable aspect of popular cultural, showing how the central issues underpinning classic social thought - class, conflict, gender, power, ethnicity, and social status - can still be readily observed within the modern global world. Encouraging the reader to critique and reflect upon the ways in which classic social theory applies to their own worlds, this is the perfect antidote to dry social theory explanations. It is an eye-opening read for all students and scholars across the social sciences.
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Social Theory and Religion

Author: James A. Beckford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521774314

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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This 2003 book explores the links between social theory and the social scientific study of religion.
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Hillbilly-Elegie

Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.
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Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective

A Sociological Perspective

Author: Michelle Inderbitzin,Kristin A. Bates,Randy R. Gainey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412973775

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 7774

Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first time, offering clear overviews of issues and perspectives in the field as well as introductions to classic and current academic literature. The unique text/reader format provides the best of both worlds, offering both substantial original chapters that give an overview of the field and the theories, as well as carefully selected articles on deviance and social control taken directly from leading academic journals and books.
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Sociology

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745643588

Category: Social Science

Page: 1000

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The sixth edition of Anthony Giddens' Sociology is the best yet. Revised and updated throughout, it provides an authoritative overview of recent global developments and new ideas in sociology. Classic debates are also given careful coverage, with even the most complex ideas explained in an engaging way. Written in a fluent, easy-to-follow style, the book manages to be intellectually rigorous but still very accessible. It aims to engage and excite readers, helping them to see the value of thinking sociologically. The sixth edition includes: substantive new material on education, media, social theory, inequalities, politics and government, and a whole new chapter on war and terrorism further revisions and updating in all the chapters a strong focus on global sociology, and the sociological imagination new 'classic studies' boxes, which examine in detail influential empirical research additional 'thinking critically' sections woven through the text, to stimulate students' own insights specially chosen, eye-catching photographs, which capture the everyday drama of the social world A best-selling textbook for more than 20 years, the sixth edition sets the standard for introductory sociology. It is the ideal teaching text for first-year University and college courses, and will help to inspire a new generation of sociologists. Please visit the accompanying website at www.politybooks.com/giddens6.
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