Informal sociology

a casual introduction to sociological thinking

Author: William Bruce Cameron

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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Economic Sociology of Work

Author: Nina Bandelj

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848553684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 6727


Economic sociology is a vibrant area of research investigating how social structures, power allocations and cultural understandings shape the production, consumption, distribution and exchange of goods and services. This title intends to apply the economic sociology perspective to issues of work broadly defined.

The Sociology of Organizations

Classic, Contemporary, and Critical Readings

Author: Michael J Handel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761987666

Category: Social Science

Page: 541

View: 6616


For the first time, a single volume offers a comprehensive selection of primary readings and companion overview essays on the sociology of organizations. These readings and essays provide incisive and guided coverage of the subjects normally included in a one-semester sociology of organizations course. The Sociology of Organizations covers the full range of theoretical perspectives and substantive topics through readings that are either classics in the field or widely discussed and debated "new classics." Scholars and students in the fields of sociology, management, organizational behavior, and organizational psychology and those within political science and economics who are interested in how organizations function will find this work a welcome, invaluable resource.


Author: Dr. [Prof.] Rakhee Kalsekar

Publisher: Horizon Books ( A Division of Ignited Minds Edutech P Ltd)

ISBN: 9384044644


Page: 187

View: 4824


As per my knowledge and experience for several years, I have observed, as academic discipline sociology is quite important subject. Despite being a research oriented discipline, it is taught at degree level in many Indian Universities. Also it has been included in the syllabus of B.L.S.LLB/B.A.LL.B programs under guidance of UGC and Bar Council of India. But the main problem rests with finding the suitable text-book which fulfils the needs of B.L.S.LLB/B.A.LL.B students Sociology being an imported discipline major texts are available written by foreign authors which the students of B.L.S.LLB/B.A. LL.B finds very difficult to follow and this fact was revealed to me in the class room interaction with the students. This book is an endeavour to cater the needs of the students who are just out of schools to pursue B.L.S.LLB/B.A. LL.B course. Care has been taken to present the subject matter in simple language with copious examples discarding jargon for easy and quick comprehension.

Discourse on Applied Sociology: Theoretical perspectives

Author: Samir Dasgupta,Robyn Bateman Driskell

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843312549

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 7067


This engaging two-volume study pursues a balance between theoretical and practical sociology. Volume II, subtitled ‘Practising Perspectives’, provides workable guidelines for social scientists, policymakers, planners, administrators and social activists. The reader is also introduced to the sophisticated research methods employed in the social sciences. Emphasizing cross-cultural experiences and a global perspective, the essays study social problems using inductive and deductive approaches, measurable concepts and quantitative analysis. Modern crises precipitated by war, terrorism, anarchy and poverty are examined in practical and realistic terms.

Sociology After the Crisis

Author: Charles C. Lemert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317251768

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 5664


Widely assigned and taught in senior capstone and social theory courses, Sociology After the Crisis offers the first systematic theory of social differences built on the sociological traditions by embracing to Durkheim, Weber and other familiar figures. The first edition was acclaimed for its nuanced and original rereading of Durkheim in relation to the theoretical reasons he and his contemporaries neglected race and gender. This new edition features two chapters of new material written in the summer of 2003, as the new social structures of the 21st century became increasingly clear. The new Chapter Ten draws upon 9-11, the "new world order" of two Bush presidencies, and globalization to show how individuals' lives and sociologies must be thought about in new ways. These events also highlight how American society and sociology have responded and sometimes failed in the struggle over the crisis of modernism. Reviews for the First Edition: "[This] expansive reimagining of the historical roots of sociological imagination - especially as it embraces voices and visions long lost to our most important national debates - is balm to the fractured soul of American society. Lemert's elegant and passionate volume will aid immeasurably in our nation's search for sane solutions to the crises of purpose and perspective he so skillfully explores." Michael Eric Dyson, author of Making Malcolm and Between God and Gangsta' Rap "Elegantly crafted." Steven Seidman, State University of New York at Albany

Sociology, Work and Industry

Seventh Edition

Author: Tony Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134356196

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 2647


In the fourth edition of this successful and popular text, Tony Watson explains how the discipline of sociology contributes to our wider understanding of the variety of work practices and institutions, which exist in modern society. The new edition outlines both what has been achieved historically and what is currently being achieved by the sociological study of work, as well presenting a range of concepts, models and other theoretical ideas that students and researchers can apply to the study of work. Subjects covered include: * how working patterns have changed, and continued to change since the industrial revolution * work organizations * innovations in the structuring of work activities at the enterprise level * the occupational aspects of the organization of work in changing societies * how people experience and cope with the pressures, insecurities and inequalities of a restructured world of work * how challenge and resistance influence the shaping of work in an ever-changing world. Fully updated throughout, this book includes an all-new chapter on the distinctiveness of the sociological perspective along with guidance on the research and analysis of work. It will be essential reading for anybody studying the sociology of work and organizations.

Sociological Self-Images

A Collective Portrait

Author: Irving Louis Horowitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483147711

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4573


Sociological Self-Images: A Collective Portrait is a collection of papers on the self-images of different sociologists regarding their work, their profession, and their contributions to the social sciences. The book is comprised of 14 papers contributed by different experts in sociology, each of whom seeks to answer the following questions: 1. What do you consider the most unique characteristics of your way of defining sociology? 2. What is your view of the current relationship between sociological theory and social application? 3. Which sociologists influenced you or do you most respect? Are they the same now as in your formative years? 4. Which of your writings do you like best and why? 5. What impact would you say your sociological efforts have had on reshaping the field? The book is an excellent resource for those who study sociology and wish to know and be inspired by the views, opinions, and works of other sociologists.