Professional Work

A Sociological Approach

Author: Kevin T. Leicht,Mary L. Fennell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631207252

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Professional Work: A Sociological Approach is an introduction examining recent trends in the world of professional work. Authors Kevin Leicht and Mary Fennell review the history and theory of managerial and professional work, and then describe specific contemporary changes in professions and work-settings. Provides overview of recent organizational changes in the workplace. Analyzes current history and theory of managerial and professional work. Includes definitions of key terms, original tables and figures.
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations

Author: Rudi Volti

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412924960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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"Connecting work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry - social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization - An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations introduces students to highly relevant analyses of today's industrial and postindustrial society. Succinct yet comprehensive, this text provides useful analysis of a broad range of topics, covering the changes in the world of work from hunting and gathering to today's Information Age. Featuring a broad range of topics, this unique text provides crucial insight into how life and work are evolving in the 21st century." "This text is valuable for upper-level undergraduate courses such as Sociology of Work and related courses in departments of sociology, organizational behavior, economics, human resource management, and organizational studies."--Jacket.
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A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317186699

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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Inspired by the author’s personal experience of sustaining acquired brain injury (ABI), this path-breaking book explores the (re)construction of identity after ABI. It offers a way of understanding ABI through a social scientific lens, promoting an understanding that is generated through close engagement with the lives and experiences of ABI survivors. The author follows the everyday experiences of six male survivors and critically investigates their identity (re)construction after their ABI. As well as demonstrating identity (re)construction after ABI, the experiences of the participants allow the reader to investigate neurological rehabilitation from their perspective. This book suggests that rehabilitation after ABI is often a continual process that extends beyond the formal, medically prescribed period. It also shows that identity after ABI is often (re)constructed in an unpredictable way; a way that emphasises the importance of reciprocal support and the uncertainty of future life. A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity is essential reading for academics and students from a range of social scientific disciplines with an interest in biographical or ethnographic research methods. This book offers a social scientific view of rehabilitation and as such is also essential reading for academics, students and professionals with an interest in health and illness, particularly neurological rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation.
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Perioperative Nursing - E-Book

An Introductory Text

Author: Lois Hamlin,Marilyn Richardson-Tench,Menna Davies

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578879

Category: Medical

Page: 850

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This new text discusses the roles and responsibilities of those working within the perioperative environment in Australia and New Zealand. It highlights the changing face of perioperative nursing and gives an overview of key concepts including anaesthetic, intraoperative and postanaesthesia recovery care; day surgery and endoscopy. Professional development and medico-legal aspects are also discussed. This is an introductory text which will appeal to a broad market from trainee enrolled nurses; to undergraduate nursing students doing a perioperative clinical placement; to postgraduate students of perioperative nursing. Registered nurses working within or preparing to work within this area, as well as other operating room staff such as anaesthetic technicians will also find this text invaluable.
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Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective

Exploring Three Italian Earthquakes as Models for Disaster Resilience Planning

Author: Barbara Lucini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 3319047388

Category: Medical

Page: 251

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Natural disasters traumatize individuals, disrupt families, and destabilize communities.Surviving these harrowing events calls for courage, tenacity, and resilience. Professional planning requires specific types of knowledge of how people meet and cope with extreme challenges. Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective examines three major earthquakes occurring in Italy over a fourteen - year period for a well-documented analysis of populations' responses to and recovery from disaster, the social variables involved, and the participation of public agencies. This timely volume reviews sociological definitions and models of disaster, identifying core features of vulnerability and multiple levels of individual and social resilience. The analysis contrasts the structural and supportive roles of Italy's civil protection and civil defense services in emergency planning and management as examples of what the author terms professional resilience. And testimony from earthquake survivors and volunteers gives voice to the social processes characteristic of disaster. Among the areas covered: Social context for concepts of disaster, vulnerability, risk, and resilience Types of resilience: a multidimensional analysis, focused on a physical, ecological, and ecosystem perspective Findings from three earthquakes: loss, hope, and community. Two systems of organizational response to emergencies Toward a relational approach to disaster resilience planning Plus helpful tables, methodological notes, and appendices For researchers in disaster preparedness, psychology, and sociology, Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective raises--and addresses--salient questions about people and communities in crisis, and how studying them can improve preparedness in an uncertain future.
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Digital Cities II. Computational and Sociological Approaches

Second Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities, Kyoto, Japan, October 18-20, 2001. Revised Papers

Author: Makoto Tanabe,Peter van den Besselaar,Toru Ishida

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540439633

Category: Computers

Page: 404

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This book presents revised full papers contributed to the Second Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities, held in Kyoto, Japan, in October 2001. The 29 thoroughly reviewed papers presented together with an introduction are organized in topcial sections on - concepts and theory - politics of the digitial city movement - examples of digital cities - evaluations - architectures for digital cities - technologies for digital cities
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Work

Author: Mel Gray,James Midgley,Stephen A Webb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446266045

Category: Social Science

Page: 808

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This Handbook is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments. Split into seven parts, the Handbook investigates: - Policy dimensions - Practice - Perspectives - Values and ethics - The context of social work - Research - Future challenges It is essential reading for all students, practitioners, researchers, and academics engaged in social work.
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Training for Uncertainty

A Sociological Approach to Social Work Education

Author: Brian J. Heraud

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 153

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