Population and Society

Essential Readings

Author: Frank Trovato

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195439786

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This second edition brings together a broad selection of classic and contemporary works in the study of human population and society. Integrating a unique global perspective throughout, the text examines the foundational principles and theories of demography before addressing such topics as the relationship between individual action and demographic phenomena; principles of aging composition; nuptiality and family processes; fertility, mortality, and migration; environmental issues; and population policy concerns. Introductory overviews for each of the ten sections establish common underlying themes and give students a contextual framework for the readings that follow. With twenty-three new readings by Canadian and international scholars and a fully updated pedagogical program, this comprehensive collection is an essential resource for studying population and society.
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The Changing Face of Canada

Essential Readings in Population

Author: Roderic P. Beaujot,Donald W. Kerr

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303221

Category: History

Page: 389

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Canadian society is rapidly changing. This concise, up-to-date volume masterfully captures this change. The work of leading Canadian demographers is featured and it promises to be an exciting new entry in Canadian population studies
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Images of Society : Readings that Inspire and Inform Sociology

Author: Michael P. Carroll,Jerry Patrick White

Publisher: Nelson

ISBN: 9780176415983

Category: Sociology

Page: 258

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Images of Society is an exciting new collection of readings designed for use within introductory sociology classes. The readings range from classic works within sociology to pieces illustrating recent sociological principles. Academic and journalistic readings have been selected by the authors to convey the distinctive way sociologists think. All readings are excerpts from longer pieces and are introduced with short prologues written by the editors. Images in Society is a bright new addition to this genre.
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Essential Readings in Health Policy and Law

Author: Joel B. Teitelbaum,Sara E. Wilensky

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763738514

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 447

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This compilation of carefully selected readings is meant to allow for deeper analysis of the issues covered in Essentials of Health Policy and Law, yet also serves as an excellent complement to any text on health policy.
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Israel's Changing Society

Population, Ethnicity, And Development

Author: Calvin Goldscheider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429711050

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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This book provides the most up-to-date assessment of Israel's society today, portraying the country's ethnic diversity, its economy, and demographic changes. Revealing linkages between demographic transformation and socioeconomic change, Goldscheider shows how ethnic group formation emerged in Israel to create the present mix of Jewish and Arab populations. He also reviews the policies of Palestinian and Israeli governments concerning immigration, describing the ways in which socioeconomic development within Israel, urbanization, and industrialization have evolved through the use of outside capital and increasing dependency. The book reveals two unique sets of processes about Israel today. The first concerns important changes in marriage, family and intermarriage, educational attainment and occupational achievement, ethnic politics, religion, and the changing role of women. A second but related concern pertains to the social and economic contexts of community life. Here Goldscheider investigates rapid change among Israel's major urban centers, towns, and agricultural centers, including the Kibbutz as well as Arab communities. In concluding chapters, the author discusses the role of government in shaping population policy, including health, fertility, and contraceptive and abortion issues. He also describes the influence of Jewish communities outside of Israel and the impact of the Middle East conflict with Arab states on Israel's domestic policy as well as the conflict with populations in territories administered by Israel since 1967. Likely to be a standard reference for years to come, the book is essential reading for political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, and historians concerned with Israel's politics and society.
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The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada

Essential Readings

Author: Barrington Walker

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 155130340X

Category: History

Page: 305

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This outstanding collection examines the complex and disturbing history of immigration and racism in Canada. Major themes include Native/non-Native contact, migration and settlement in the nineteenth century, immigrant workers and radicalism, human rights, internment during WWII, and racism of the present day. The readings are divided into five cohesive sections: Natives and Newcomers in Early Canada Space and Racialized Communities Dangerous Others--Non-Citizens and the State Gate-keeping--Enemies Without and Within The Post-War Era--New Rights and New Racisms This book is destined to make its mark in History departments across the country and will also be of interest to students and researchers in Canadian Studies, Sociology, Demography, Political Science, and Geography.
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Environment and Society

A Reader

Author: Christopher Schlottmann,Colin Jerolmack,Anne Rademacher

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479801933

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Environment and Society connects the core themes of environmental studies to the urgent issues and debates of the twenty-first century. In an era marked by climate change, rapid urbanization, and resource scarcity, environmental studies has emerged as a crucial arena of study. Assembling canonical and contemporary texts, this volume presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society, such as: social mobilization on behalf of environmental objectives; the relationships between human population, economic growth and stresses on the planet’s natural resources; debates about the relative effects of collective and individual action; and unequal distribution of the social costs of environmental degradation. Organized around key themes, with each section featuring questions for debate and suggestions for further reading, the book introduces students to the history of environmental studies, and demonstrates how the field’s interdisciplinary approach uniquely engages the essential issues of the present. Instructor's Guide
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Race and Racialization

Essential Readings

Author: Tania Das Gupta

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303353

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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This highly anticipated book is a 'must-read' for general-interest readers as well as for a wide variety of undergraduate courses on race, racism, ethnicity, cultural diversity, minority groups, identity and belonging, as well as social inequality and social justice. This provocative new volume will influence the way people think of race and racialisation. It provides a thorough examination of these complex and intriguing subjects with historical, comparative, and international contributions. Edited as a theoretically strong, cohesive whole, this book unites a remarkable ensemble of academic thinkers and writers from a diversity of backgrounds. Themes of ethnocentrism, cultural genocide, conquest and colonisation, disease and pandemics, slavery, and the social construction of racism run throughout.
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