Global Sociology, Third Edition

Author: Robin Cohen,Paul Kennedy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479800767

Category: Social Science

Page: 455

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“This new edition is an outstanding update of what I believe to be the best textbook for introducing undergraduates to global sociology. With a rich array of new examples, clear definitions of concepts and crisp theoretical summaries, it offers students a vision for participating as engaged citizens in a diverse, interdependent and sustainable world.”— Paul Lubeck, University of California, Santa CruzThe first, pioneering editions of Global Sociology put global issues at the heart of sociological discussion. Much has changed in the world since then; recessions, revolutions, social media, and new migration networks have developed as causes and symptoms of an increasingly global society.This new edition is fully updated to explore just how these global issues can help us to understand sociology in our world today. Making clear connections between everyday experiences and global processes at each step, the third edition carefully guides readers through essential and cutting-edge topics in the discipline, from family and feminism to environment and economy. Features such as biography boxes on key thinkers in the field, a thorough glossary, and review questions introduce and reinforce the book's core ideas. With clear writing and infectious enthusiasm for its topic, Global Sociologyremains the authority on global issues in sociology for students at a variety of skill levelsRobin Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Development Studies and former director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford, UK.Paul Kennedy is Visiting Reader in Sociology and Global Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
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Global Sociology

Author: Robin Cohen,Paul Kennedy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716090

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Offering an innovative new approach to sociology that takes the global dimensions of the contemporary world as its overarching framework, Global Sociology is written in a style that is relevant and fresh for the undergraduate reader whether they have studied sociology before or approaching the subject for the first time. Carefully balancing contemporary sociological theory and concepts with arguments and concrete examples drawn from around the globe, Global Sociology highlights the scope and the importance of sociology for understanding the complex and fast-changing world in which we live. In twenty chapters, the authors consider an immensely rich and diverse range of material, from the emergence of global society and debates surrounding its social, political and economic structure, to topics such as migration, tourism, crime, drugs, famine, mass media, feminism and the environmental movement. The text includes an extensive glossary, boxed case studies, suggestions for classroom projects and seminar activities, and numerous graphs and illustrations. Accessibly written and jargon-free, Global Sociology is the ideal introduction to the topic for students.
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Global Sociology

Introducing Five Contemporary Societies

Author: Linda Schneider,Arnold R. Silverman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 304

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This text is designed for introductory sociology courses, and looks at six different cultures, bringing a cross-cultural perspective into the basic course.
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Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World

Towards the Futures We Want

Author: Markus S. Schulz

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 1526464128

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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From a global financial crisis that has not lead to a fundamental change in institutions, to a global refugee crisis that questions our ideas of governance, set against a background of global climate crisis with no intergovernmental consensus on solutions… we are forced to ask ourselves, how do we think about the future, our futures? This richly theoretical and empirically informed text explores trends, alternative visions, and new directions for sociological research. A diverse collection of theoretical approaches are provided by a range of regional experts, including chapters on Feminist and Indigenous Perspectives in Latin America, an African-centred approach to Knowledge Production, and Imagining Muslim Democracy, all of which reflect the complexity of challenges and the multiplicity of future projects on a shared planet.
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Exam Prep for: Global Sociology; Introducing Five ...

Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.
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Facing An Unequal World

Challenges for Global Sociology

Author: Raquel Sosa Elizaga

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526448599

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Sociology in the modern world faces many challenges. This edited volume explores significant themes including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures, forming a critical examination across twenty-five individually authored chapters. This text forms part of SAGE Studies in International Sociology series (SSIS).
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Globalization, Knowledge and Society

Readings from International Sociology

Author: Martin Albrow,Elizabeth King

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803983243

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Globalization, Knowledge and Society addresses the issues involved in the development of sociology as a global discipline and the increasing interpenetration of national traditions, cultures and economies through global change. Classic issues of relativism and universalism are raised in a new context. The related problems of tensions between national sociological traditions and the international discipline are explored. Finally the book considers the transnational process of social change, particularly as exemplified in international actors such as the Green and peace movements. This innovative volume, drawing on papers from International Sociology, addresses key questions for all those interested either in th
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Problematics of Sociology

The Georg Simmel Lectures, 1995

Author: Neil J. Smelser

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520918320

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

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These skillfully written essays are based on the Georg Simmel Lectures delivered by Neil J. Smelser at Humboldt University in Berlin in the spring of 1995. A distillation of Smelser's reflections after nearly four decades of research, teaching, and thought in the field of sociology, the essays identify, as he says in the first chapter, ". . . some central problematics—those generic, recurrent, never resolved and never completely resolvable issues—that shape the work of the sociologist." Each chapter considers a different level of sociological analysis: micro (the person and personal interaction), meso (groups, organizations, movements), macro (societies), and global (multi-societal). Within this framework, Smelser covers a variety of topics, including the place of the rational and the nonrational in social action and in social science theory; the changing character of group attachments in post-industrial society; the eclipse of social class; and the decline of the nation-state as a focus of solidarity. The clarity of Smelser's writing makes this a book that will be welcomed throughout the field of social science as well as by anyone wishing to understand sociology's essential characteristics and problems.
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Global Modernities

Author: Mike Featherstone,Scott Lash,Roland Robertson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803979482

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Global Modernities is a sustained commentary on the international character of the most microcosmic practices. It demonstrates how the global increasingly informs the regional, so deconstructing ideas like the `nation-state' and `national sovereignty'. The spatialization of social theory, hybridization and bio-politics are among the critical issues discussed.
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