Self and Society

Author: Ann Branaman

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631215400

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Self and Society explores the ways in which society, culture, and history affect how we define our experiences and ourselves. This reader contains 24 essays divided into four topical sections: the social construction of reality, sociology of thought and emotions, the self in social context, and interaction and inequality.
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Psychological Anthropology

A Reader on Self in Culture

Author: Robert A. LeVine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405105755

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Psychological Anthropology: A Reader in Self in Culture presents a selection of readings from recent and classical literature with a rich diversity of insights into the individual and society. Presents the latest psychological research from a variety of global cultures Sheds new light on historical continuities in psychological anthropology Explores the cultural relativity of emotional experience and moral concepts among diverse peoples, the Freudian influence and recent psychoanalytic trends in anthropology Addresses childhood and the acquisition of culture, an ethnographic focus on the self as portrayed in ritual and healing, and how psychological anthropology illuminates social change
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The Rise of the Network Society

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356313

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of society Includes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economy Describes the accelerating pace of innovation and social transformation Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe
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Nature, Society and Environmental Crisis

Author: Bob Carter

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405193337

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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"Many of the chapters in the present volume were first presented at the 2008 BSA Annual Conference 'Social Worlds, Natural Worlds' held at the University of Warwick."--Acknowledgments.
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Contemporary Sociological Theory

Author: Craig Calhoun,Joseph Gerteis,James Moody,Steven Pfaff,Indermohan Virk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470655666

Category: Social Science

Page: 638

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This comprehensive collection of contemporary sociological theory is the definitive guide to current perspectives and approaches in the field, examining key topics and debates in the field. Collects the most representative material available on topics such as symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory, feminist theory, and the debates over modernity and postmodernity Includes examinations of the work of Foucault, Giddens, and Bourdieu A new section for this edition opens up the debate on power and inequality Thematically organized
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Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

Author: Anthony Elliott

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135196508

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

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The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to postmodern, psychoanalytic and feminist approaches, are drawn together and critically appraised, and there are substantive sections looking at racial, ethnic, gendered, queer, consumerist, virtual and global identities. The Handbook also makes an essential contribution to the debate now opening up over identity-politics and its cultural consequences. From anti-globalization protestors to new ecological warriors, from devotees of therapy culture to defenders of international human rights: the culture of identity-politics is fast redefining the public political sphere. What future for politics is there after the turn to identity? Throughout there is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity with essays covering sociology, psychology, politics, cultural studies and history. The Handbook’s clear and direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences and humanities.
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

Author: Trevor J. Barnes,Jamie Peck,Eric Sheppard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444362372

Category: Science

Page: 704

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines
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Christianity and the New Social Order

A Manifesto for a Fairer Society

Author: John Atherton

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281067716

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Is Britain a broken society? Written in accessible language that speaks directly into church, public sphere and also academy it enters the current political, economic and social policy/civil society debates concerning the values and directions of British society. It covers religion and the public square, wellbeing and happiness in the public square, the new economics, faiths and social welfare, a new political manifesto.
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Cultural Theory

An Introduction

Author: Phil Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780631211761

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This volume offers an introduction to a frequently marginalized field. The author provides a wide-ranging overview of contemporary cultural theory, covering the major thinkers and key concepts that have appeared and developed over the 20th-century. Assuming no specialist knowledge whatsoever on the part of the reader, Smith deals with some of the most sophisticated and complex issues in contemporary social thought, including symbolic interationism, structuralism, psychoanalysis, and the theories of Parsons, Derrida, and Giddens. The book offers special features for the beginning scholar, with summaries, biographical notes, suggestions for further reading, and heavy cross-referencing. This book should be suitable for students or researchers with an interest in the theoretical study of culture and society.
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