When History Accelerates

Essays on Rapid Social Change, Complexity and Creativity

Author: C. M. Hann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474287220

Category: History

Page: 352

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Rapid and complex social change is of urgent concern to all human societies, but how can researchers do justice both to the objective complexities of causal relations and to subjective experiences of different types of change? The present volume focuses upon cases of 'accelerating change' – including Russia, Iran, South Africa and Turkey – and examines some of the theoretical issues involved in conceptualizing social change and transformation and the methods for their study. The fifteen essays in this collection will be of interest to all students of history and the social sciences; and especially to students of social anthropology, sociology and development studies.
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Durkheim

Author: Frank Parkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 90

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This book, the latest addition to the aclaimed Past Masters series, provides a compact and readable introduction to the work one of history's most important thinkers and social theorists. Durkheim's sociology is a brilliant exploration of the forces that undermine social order, forces that need to be countered if anarchy is to be held at bay. His analyses of labor, crime and punishment, religion and ritual, and the structure of the modern state are offered in the conviction that the goal of sociology is to understand social institutions in order to make them more responsive to the needs of today. Avoiding theoretical jargon and written in clear, accessible language, Durkheim is perfect for readers encountering this great thinker for the first time, as well as specialists interested in a comnprehensive view of his pathbreaking system.
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Emile Durkheim

Sociologist of Modernity

Author: Mustafa Emirbayer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470755458

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This comprehensive volume ranges across the entire spectrum of contemporary sociological inquiry, as seen by Durkheim. It also includes secondary readings by social thinkers of today, connecting the classic writings of Durkheim to contemporary issues. Organizes Durkheim's writings thematically, in a comprehensive collection Includes selections from Durkheim's best-known writings as well as less widely-known texts that explore the themes of modern sociology Contains secondary readings by key contemporary social thinkers today Connects the classic writings of Durkheim to contemporary issues Includes a substantial editorial introduction by a leading Durkheim scholar
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Emile Durkheim

Author: Peter Hamilton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415110488

Category: Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917

Page: 8

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Perspectives in Life Cycle Impact Assessment

A Structured Approach to Combine Models of the Technosphere, Ecosphere, and Valuesphere

Author: Patrick Hofstetter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792383772

Category: Medical

Page: 484

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Perspectives in Life Cycle Impact Assessment: A Structured Approach to Combine Models of the Technosphere, Ecosphere, and Valuesphere presents a proposal for a second generation framework and method for Life Cycle Impact Assessment. Many of the suggested elements are either based on other tools for environmental analysis, e.g. risk assessment, or fit in well with tools and concepts such as industrial ecology, technology assessment, or environmental impact assessment. The research presented in this book goes beyond the scope of presently used methods for Life Cycle Assessment and may stimulate new developments in a variety of areas.
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Durkheim and Postmodern Culture

Author: Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202365695

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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The present work is an elaboration of the author's previous efforts in Emile Durkheim and the Reformation of Sociology (1988) and The Coming Fin de SiÞcle (1991) to demonstrate Durkheim's neglected relevance to the postmodern discourse. The aims include finding affinities between our fin de siÞcle and Durkheim's fin de siÞcle, and connecting the contemporary themes of rebellion against Enlightenment narratives found in postmodern culture with similar concerns found in Durkheim's sociology as well as in his fin de siÞcle culture, contributing to Durkheimian scholarship as well as to the postmodern discourse. The distinctive aspects of the present study flow from the focus on culture, communication, and the feminine voice in culture. Durkheim is approached as a fin de siÞcle student of culture, and his insights applied to our fin de siÞcle culture. Furthermore, because Durkheim claimed that culture is comprised primarily of collective representations, he was a forerunner of the current, postmodern concerns with communication. Because Durkheim shall be read in the context of his fin de siÞcle, this book shall lead to the conclusion that Durkheim was a kind of psychoanalyst such that society is the patient, culture comprises the symptoms, and the sociologist must decipher, decode, and even deconstruct collective representations. Yet, the Durkheimian deconstruction proposed here is unlike the postmodern deconstructions, which criticize and tear apart a text without substituting a better meaning or interpretation. Postmodern discourse has made respectable again the synthesis of multidisciplinary insights that was fashionable in Durkheim's fin de siÞcle. In following this postmodern strategy, this book is more than a book about Durkheim. It is also a book about his contemporaries, among them, Carl Justav Jung, Thorstein Veblen, Henry Adams, Georg Simmel, and Max Weber. The author does not follow the postmodern strategy completely, because he finds common strands that bind these and other thinkers and their theories. Stjepan G. MeÜtrovic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, and is professor of sociology at Texas A & M University. Widely published in scholarly journals, he is the author of Emile Durkheim and the Reformation of Sociology (1988), The Coming Fin de SiÞcle, and Genocide After Emotion: The Postemotional Balkan War.
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Durkheim Today

Author: W. S. F. Pickering

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782386297

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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There has been a growing interest in Durkheim, founding father of sociology, since the 1970s. This volume takes a look at the current stage of Durkheimian studies, pointing out paths scholars are now following as they examine the various themes of study that Durkheim opened up to the academic world. They clearly demonstrate the continuing importance of Durkheim's works and the benefits to be derived from re-reading them in the light of contemporary social developments.
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Emile Durkheim

Critical Assessments of Leading Sociologists

Author: W. S. F. Pickering

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415205610

Category: Durkheimian school of sociology

Page: 376

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