Collective behavior and social movements

process and structure

Author: Gary T. Marx,Doug McAdam

Publisher: Pearson College Div


Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Drawing from research and insights from both fields, this text provides an integrated framework for looking at both collective behavior and social movements. KEY TOPICS: It covers the study of collective behavior; collective behavior process; collective behavior in culturally tolerant and maladaptive settings; collective behavior in oppositional settings. For sociologists and all those interested in collective behavior and social movements.

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences

Author: Ian C Jarvie,Jesus Zamora-Bonilla

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209717

Category: Social Science

Page: 772

View: 3487


- what is the relationship between the social sciences and the natural sciences? - where do today's dominant approaches to doing social science come from? - what are the main fissures and debates in contemporary social scientific thought? - how are we to make sense of seemingly contrasting approaches to how social scientists find out about the world and justify their claims to have knowledge of it? In this exciting handbook, Ian Jarvie and Jesús Zamora-Bonilla have put together a wide-ranging and authoritative overview of the main philosophical currents and traditions at work in the social sciences today. Starting with the history of social scientific thought, this handbook sets out to explore that core fundamentals of social science practice, from issues of ontology and epistemology to issues of practical method. Along the way it investigates such notions as paradigm, empiricism, postmodernism, naturalism, language, agency, power, culture, and causality. Bringing together in one volume leading authorities in the field from around the world, this book will be a must-have for any serious scholar or student of the social sciences.

Political Violence, Crises and Revolutions (Routledge Revivals)

Theories and Research

Author: Ekkart Zimmermann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136599754

Category: Political Science

Page: 810

View: 7088


First published in 1983, this extraordinary study provides a comprehensive systematic evaluation of cross-national theorizing and quantitative empirical evidence on four interrelated phenomena: Political violenceCrisesMilitary Coups D' ÉtatRevolutions. Findings from social-psychological research on aggression are integrated in this outstanding study, as well as results reported in social-historical studies of revolution. The focus of the book is always on analytical perspectives and correspondi.

Sociology in Our Times

Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495813915

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

View: 5975


This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by including a timely collection of theories, research, and examples, including its signature first-person accounts that open chapters. Experiences represented in the chapter openers accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society itself while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. The author's vivid, inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, eye for the most compelling current examples, and use of assignable photo-essays and companion video engages readers and further highlights sociology relevance to all students. Kendall's text is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


the science of human organization

Author: Jonathan H. Turner

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co


Category: Social Science

Page: 479

View: 9748



Society today

Author: Norman Goodman,Gary T. Marx

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780394325507

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

View: 2799



Human Arrangements

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Allan G. Johnson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780697281142

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 4105


"Human Arrangements: An Introduction to Sociology" gives a clear introduction to the field, and focuses on four basic components-culture, social structure, population, and ecological factors-and their relationship to the diverse areas of sociological investigation.