Social Fabrics of the Mind

Social Fabrics of the Mind

SOCIAL FABRICS OF THE MIND Edited by Michael R. A. Chance PSYCHOLOGY LIBRARY EDITIONS: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY SP PSYCHOLOGY LIBRARY EDITIONS: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Volume 7 SOCIAL FABRICS OF.

Author: Michael R.A. Chance

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317542162

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

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Originally published in 1988, this book outlines a new evolutionary paradigm for understanding human society and mental structure, originating from the editor's work in primate ethology. It is supported and further elaborated by the contributors. Chance argues that two modes of social interaction, the agonic and hedonic, underlie social life and corresponding mentality. In the agonic mode we are concerned with self-security and our attention is much taken up with being accepted by a group. This mode is based on a recently discovered state of inhibited (braked) mental arousal. Social behaviour is either authoritarian or authority subservient, and has a tendency to control or be controlled. It curbs intelligence and restricts personality development. In the hedonic mode we are freer to form a network of personal relationships that are typically mutually supportive. The hedonic mode leads to the development of self-confidence and a relaxed empathic and collaborative personality with intelligence enhanced. The volume will still be of interest to all concerned with human affairs including those working in ethology, primatology, anthropology, social psychology, psychiatry and political sociology.
Categories: Psychology

Fragile Social Fabric

Fragile Social Fabric

See also covenant, social; social contribution; social obligation common good: and bridging of social boundary, 189; importance of communal activity for, 194; and market culture, 183; ... and the social fabric, 8 compassion.

Author: Raymond Breton

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773525764

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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The authors examine two sides of the social covenant: what Canadians expect from their society - fairness, recognition for their contribution to society, trust that others will not take advantage of them, and a sense of belonging - and what is expected from them - a sense of indebtedness to society that reflects an appreciation of how they have benefited as members of their society, a sense of obligation to help others, and a willingness to contribute to the functioning of the community and society. Based on this analysis, the authors identify a number of steps that can be taken to strengthen the Canadian social fabric.This study is especially pertinent today given the pervasive market culture that is eroding the civic culture underlying the social covenants in contemporary Western societies. It goes beyond conventional assessments that focus on economic and material dimensions of our society.
Categories: Political Science

Sustainability and the Social Fabric

Sustainability and the Social Fabric

“The Social Studio,” (2013), available at: http://www.thesocialstudio.org/studio /research-development/ (accessed October 17, 2015). 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 138 SUSTAINABILITY AND THE SOCIAL FABRIC Notes.

Author: Clio Padovani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474224123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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While the topic of sustainability in textile manufacture has been the subject of considerable research, much of this is limited to a focus on materials and practices and their ecological impact. Padovani and Whittaker offer a unique exploration of the textile industry in Europe from the perspective of social sustainability, shifting the focus from the materiality of textile production to the industry's relationships with the communities from which the products originate. Featuring six in-depth case studies from design entrepreneurs, artisans and textile businesses around Europe, from Harris Tweed in Scotland to luxury woollen mills in Italy, Sustainability and the Social Fabric explores how new centres of textile manufacturing have emerged from the economic decline in 2008, responding creatively and producing socially inclusive approaches to textile production. Case studies each represent a different approach to social sustainability and are supported by interviews with industry leaders and comparisons to the global textile industry. Demonstrating how some companies are rebuilding the local social fabric to encourage consumer participation through education, enterprise, health and wellbeing, the book suggests innovative business models that are economically successful and also, in turn, support wider societal issues. Essential reading for students of textiles, fashion, design and related subjects, this book will demonstrate how a business ecosystem that focuses on inclusive growth and social innovation can lead to sustained mutual benefit for textile industries and their local communities.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Social Fabric of Cities

The Social Fabric of Cities

Ground-stone Tools and Implications for the Use of Space and Social Relations at 'Ain Abu Nukhayla, a PPNB Settlement in Southern Jordan. In Domesticating Space: Construction, Community and Cosmology in the Late Prehistoric Near East ...

Author: Vinicius M Netto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317015727

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Bringing together ideas from the fields of sociology, economics, human geography, ethics, political and communications theory, this book deals with some key subjects in urban design: the multidimensional effects of the spatial form of cities, ways of appropriating urban space, and the different material factors involved in the emergence of social life. It puts forward an innovative conceptual framework to reconsider some fundamental features of city-making as a social process: the place of cities in encounters and communications, in the randomness of events and in the repetition of activities that characterise societies. In doing so, it provides fresh analytical tools and theoretical insights to help advance our understanding of the networks of causalities, contingencies and contexts involved in practices of city-making. In a systematic attempt to bring urban analysis and research from the social sciences together, the book is organised around three vital yet relatively neglected dimensions in the social and material shaping of cities: (i) Cities as systems of encounter: an approach to urban segregation as segregated networks; (ii) Cities as systems of communication: a view of shared spaces as a means to association and social experience; (iii) Cities as systems of material interaction: explorations on urban form as an effect of interactivity, and interactivity as an effect of form. Visit the author’s website at: http://socialfabric.city/
Categories: Political Science

Social Fabric Or Patchwork Quilt

Social Fabric Or Patchwork Quilt

Federal - Provincial - Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services . 2000. Public Report on the Public Dialogue on the National Children's Agenda - A Shared Vision . Online at < www . socialunion.gc.ca > . - . 1998.

Author: Jeff Keshen

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1551115441

Category: History

Page: 538

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Both historical and contemporary features of Canadian social welfare are explored in this wide-ranging and in-depth collection. Social Fabric or Patchwork Quilt explores the evolution of the Canadian social welfare state from a system based upon voluntarism and philanthropy to one in which the State's involvement has increased considerably. It also shows how the roles of governments at all levels have changed in recent times. Chapters describe the developing Canadian welfare state from Confederation to the present. Beginning with an integrative framework in the general introduction, the selected essays represent many perspectives: chronological, regional, multidisciplinary and ideological. An important feature of this collection is the consideration of providers and recipients. Such wide-ranging outlooks are possible given the diverse backgrounds of contributors, which include historians, sociologists, social workers, public policy experts and political scientists. As well as historical and sociological studies, topics include key programs (discussed in detail), the quality of services received by principal target groups, new directions in research; some contributions even revisit foundational older works and key government documents.
Categories: History

Well being Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric

Well being  Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric

When an expansive range of historical evidence is taken into account, on the other hand, all five moral foundations, in varying degrees of emphasis, can be seen to underwrite all forms of social organisation.

Author: Doru Costache

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443893879

Category: Religion

Page: 385

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Well-being is a familiar term in academic literature and public discourse. It captures the imagination by addressing issues related to the social good and the quest for personal happiness. It embraces a wide variety of concerns: age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, self-esteem, health, class, education, institution and ecosystems, among many issues. Well-being studies focus on the welfare of the world and its inhabitants, bringing holistic and transformative perspectives to bear. The Christian faith has been a powerful contributor to this tradition over the centuries. Human beings, made in the image of God, are called to live transformed lives through the Spirit of Christ in communities of grace and reconciliation for the benefit of others, caring for our planet in the expectation of God’s new creation. What difference does the study of well-being from a Christian perspective make?
Categories: Religion

Immigration and the Changing Social Fabric of American Cities

Immigration and the Changing Social Fabric of American Cities

immigrants themselves, just that the social context of migration and assimilation produces a consistent connection between immigrants, youth crime, infant mortality, and other negative outcomes. This pattern was also true for African ...

Author: John MacDonald

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452256528

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This volume of The ANNALS brings together a leading set of scholars to present new research on trends in the spatial forms of immigration that are transforming the American landscape—the effects of “the world in a city.” With a distinct analytic focus, the volume takes a comparative approach, examining recent immigration trends, disaggregating by ethnicity or immigrant type wherever possible, focusing on core features of the nation’s social fabric (e.g., violence, legitimacy of social institutions, governance, economic well-being), and empirically going beyond the big cities of traditional concern to a host of smaller cities and towns reaching into far-flung pockets of the country. The lineup includes papers on both familiar cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami; as well as places as different as San Antonio; Nashville; Boston; Dublin; Hazleton, Pennsylvania; and St. James, Minnesota. While the places studied and features of their social fabric may differ, the social processes underlying the spatial forms of immigration are shown to be largely the same. This volume will be of interest to social scientists from a broad range of disciplines who engage in research and teaching on issues related to immigration; policy-makers; and individuals working on immigration-policy research.
Categories: Social Science

The Social Fabric of Fifteenth Century Florence

The Social Fabric of Fifteenth Century Florence

There is a paucity of studies of the social mobility during the era of the commune and in later centuries, with a few exceptions. See the essays, and the bibliography on the subject, in the volume recently published entitled La mobilità ...

Author: Alessia Meneghin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000712513

Category: History

Page: 250

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The Arte dei rigattieri (merchants of second-hand goods in Florence) has never been ​​the subject of a systematic study, even in scholarship devoted to the history of trades. Underpinned by a large collection of archival material, this book analyzes the social life and economic activity of rigattieri in fifteenth-century Florence. It offers invaluable information on issues such as the relationship between socio-political affiliations and economic interest as well as the structures of consumption and the spending power of different social groups. Furthermore, through the lens of the Arte dei Rigattieri, this work examines the connection between the development of the political bureaucracy, the establishment of Medicean power, and contemporaneous processes of identity construction and social mobility.
Categories: History

Pragmatism and Feminism

Pragmatism and Feminism

In this revealing work, Charlene Haddock Seigfried effectively reunites two major social and philosophical movements, arguing that pragmatism, because of its focus on the emancipatory potential of everyday experiences, offers feminism its ...

Author: Charlene Haddock Seigfried

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226745589

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

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Though many pioneering feminists were deeply influenced by American pragmatism, their contemporary followers have generally ignored that tradition because of its marginalization by a philosophical mainstream intent on neutral analyses devoid of subjectivity. In this revealing work, Charlene Haddock Seigfried effectively reunites two major social and philosophical movements, arguing that pragmatism, because of its focus on the emancipatory potential of everyday experiences, offers feminism its most viable and powerful philosophical foundation. With careful attention to their interwoven histories and contemporary concerns, Pragmatism and Feminism effectively invigorates both traditions, opening them to new interpretations and appropriations and asserting their timely philosophical relevance. This foundational work in feminist theory simultaneously invites and guides future scholarship in an area of rapidly emerging significance.
Categories: Philosophy

Social Fabrics

Social Fabrics

Exploring prize textiles known as tiraz, whose meaning and materiality illuminate the interwoven communities of the medieval Islamic world Social Fabrics looks at tiraz--highly prized textiles enhanced with woven, embroidered, or painted ...

Author: Mary McWilliams

Publisher: Harvard Art Museums

ISBN: 0300260091

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

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Exploring prize textiles known as tiraz, whose meaning and materiality illuminate the interwoven communities of the medieval Islamic world Social Fabrics looks at tiraz--highly prized textiles enhanced with woven, embroidered, or painted inscriptions in Arabic--to trace the structure of medieval Egyptian society during a transformative period. It reveals a story as interwoven and complex as these delicate objects themselves. A foundational introduction to the topic, this exhibition catalogue combines richly illustrated entries with essays on the history of Egypt at the time, the meaning and materiality of tiraz, and the history of collecting these objects in US institutions. Created throughout the region (including lands now in Iran, Iraq, and Yemen) in the centuries following the Arab Muslim conquest of Egypt, inscribed textiles were a visual form of communication in a society that was ethnically, linguistically, and religiously diverse. Those with inscriptions regulated by the government were particularly valued, proclaiming their owners' membership in the ruling elite.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The Social Fabric of the Networked City

The Social Fabric of the Networked City

Constructed around the work of Manuel Castells on the space of places, the space of flows and the networked city, nine contributors focus on the transformation of the fabric of the networked city in terms of policies and social practices.

Author: Vincent Kaufmann

Publisher: EPFL Press

ISBN: 0415461448

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Constructed around the work of Manuel Castells on the space of places, the space of flows and the networked city, nine contributors focus on the transformation of the fabric of the networked city in terms of policies and social practices.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding the Social Fabric of Urban Communities and It s Relationship to Prosocial Behavior

Understanding the Social Fabric of Urban Communities and It s Relationship to Prosocial Behavior

However , the social fabric metaphor has some limitations . In this study , the security and community action factors emerge as important components of social fabric , though they do not as easily fit into the metaphor .

Author: Juliette Robyn Mackin

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293015815727

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 360

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Categories: Cities and towns

The Social Fabric

The Social Fabric

Note: The author sequence has changed for this edition; Cary and Weinberg were the first authors on the previous editions.

Author: Thomas L. Hartshorne

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000050164912

Category: History

Page: 352

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This anthology of readings portrays the lives of ordinary Americans and examines the diversity of the American people, from the earliest settlement of America to Reconstruction. The Social Fabric acquaints students with the ways in which important events in the nation's history were reflected in the everyday lives of ordinary people. A wide variety of essays deal with the experiences of all Americans: men as well as women, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Asian-Americans as well as whites, the poor as well as the wealthy. These readings highlight the diversity of Americans' experiences based on differences in race, ethnicity, and gender and the way in which those differences have at times led to conflict. Note: The author sequence has changed for this edition; Cary and Weinberg were the first authors on the previous editions.
Categories: History

Logic

Logic

The indispensable conditions for the foundations of the social fabric may , indeed , be deduced à priori from the laws ... By the pursuit of such methods men have erected social fabrics in times of great anarchy , founded empires on the ...

Author: Joseph Devey

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNUIRC

Category: Logic

Page: 398

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Categories: Logic

Intersubjectivity

Intersubjectivity

The main purpose of the book is to provide a coherent framework for this important concept against which the various and contrasting debates can be more clearly understood.

Author: Nick Crossley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446265116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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This clearly written and broad-ranging text introduces and explains the notion of intersubjectivity as a central concern of philosophy, sociology, psychology and politics. The main purpose of the book is to provide a coherent framework for this important concept against which the various and contrasting debates can be more clearly understood. Beyond this, Nick Crossley provides a critical discussion of intersubjectivity as an interdisciplinary concept to shed light on our understanding of selfhood, communication, citizenship, power and community. The author traces the contributions of many key thinkers engaged within the intersubjectivist tradition, including Husserl, Buber, Koj[gr]eve, Merleau-Ponty, Mead, Wittgenstein, Schutz and Habermas. Intersubjectivity is an important and accessible volume which promotes cooperation between various disciplines addressing shared concerns.
Categories: Philosophy

Institutional Analysis and Praxis

Institutional Analysis and Praxis

There has never been a better time for the social fabric matrix. As this book is being published, the idea that unregulated market capitalism leads to the best of all possible worlds has been thoroughly discredited.

Author: Tara Natarajan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387887418

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

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There has never been a better time for the social fabric matrix. As this book is being published, the idea that unregulated market capitalism leads to the best of all possible worlds has been thoroughly discredited. A series of economic and social problems have come to the forefront of national discussion and policy debates. There is now widespread acceptance that human activity, particularly the consu- tion of nonrenewable energy resources, has contributed to global warming. The lack of oversight of the financial industry encouraged reckless practices that endangered the stability of the entire financial system, prompting bailout efforts based on the fragile interdependence of the financial and economic systems. The shortcomings of our health care system are increasingly evident, including the growing number of uninsured citizens, the difficulties for businesses in offering health insurance, and the effects of health and health care on the ability of individuals and families to maintain a decent standard of living. Perhaps the best illustration of a complex system that cries out for coordinated policy-making is in the critical area of energy, where public and private decisions on energy policy not only have direct effects on consumer costs, but also have effects on global warming, local ecosystems, int- national relations, the health of our citizens, and the sustainability of companies and communities. In short, there is growing recognition of the interdependence of the economic system with the environment and the broader institutions of society.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research

Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research

Yet, all social fabrics tend to regenerate and “re”-structure themselves, even if outside the established order. If we are at stage 2 or heading towards stage 3, it may be due to an accumulation of coincidences or circumstances that ...

Author: Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319314167

Category: Social Science

Page: 574

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This Handbook presents a broad overview of the current research carried out in environmental psychology which puts into perspective quality of life and relationships with living spaces, and shows how this original analytical framework can be used to understand different environmental and societal issues. Adopting an original approach, this Handbook focuses on the links with other specialties in psychology, especially social and health psychology, together with other disciplines such as geography, architecture, sociology, anthropology, urbanism and engineering. Faced with the problems of society which involve the quality of life of individuals and communities, it is fundamental to consider the relationships an individual has with his different living spaces. This issue of the links between quality of life and environment is becoming increasingly significant with, at a local level, problems resulting from different types of annoyances, such as pollution and noise, while, at a global level, there is the central question of climate change with its harmful consequences for humans and the planet. How can the impact on well-being of environmental nuisances and threats (for example, natural risks, pollution, and noise) be reduced? How can the quality of life within daily living spaces (home, cities, work environments) be improved? Why is it important to understand the psychological issues of our relationship with the global environment (climatic warming, ecological behaviours)? This Handbook is intended not only for students of various disciplines (geography, architecture, psychology, town planning, etc.) but also for social decision-makers and players who will find in it both theoretical and methodological perspectives, so that psychological and environmental dimensions can be better taken into account in their working practices.
Categories: Social Science

Careers in Anthropology

Careers in Anthropology

Karin E. Tice Formative Evaluation Research Associates Anthropologists have a special rote to play in weaving a new global social fabric, in which diversity is valued and can flourish. This would be a world where cross-cultural ...

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444307160

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication ofthe National Association for the Practice of Anthropology,dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applicationsof anthropological knowledge and methods. peer reviewed publication of the National Association for thePractice of Anthropology dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policyapplications of anthropological knowledge and methods most editions available for course adoption
Categories: Social Science