Sociology Alive!

Author: Stephen Moore

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748754649

Category: Sociology

Page: 440

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Stop talking double Dutch and start talking the official language of the Netherlands with this guide, which should help you to build your vocabulary and perfect your grammar. Whether you are conversing with a tulip seller or asking directions to the Van Gogh museum, this title aims to help you feel confident understanding and speaking the language.
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Staying Alive, Third Edition: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Health Care

Author: Dennis Raphael,Toba Bryant,Marcia Rioux

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 177338130X

Category: Social Science

Page: 759

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This new edition of Staying Alive provides readers with a fresh perspective on health, health care, and illness in Canada and abroad. Grounded in a human rights approach to health, this edited collection includes chapters on the social construction of illness and disability, social determinants of health, and current critical issues in the field. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and includes recent national and international developments in health care, with current world statistics and an emphasis on austerity-related changes and their effects on health and health care systems. It includes chapters on pharmaceutical policy, social class, women’s health, and the impact of economic forces such as globalization and privatization in health care.
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Global Sociology, Third Edition

Author: Robin Cohen,Paul Kennedy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479800767

Category: Social Science

Page: 455

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“This new edition is an outstanding update of what I believe to be the best textbook for introducing undergraduates to global sociology. With a rich array of new examples, clear definitions of concepts and crisp theoretical summaries, it offers students a vision for participating as engaged citizens in a diverse, interdependent and sustainable world.”— Paul Lubeck, University of California, Santa CruzThe first, pioneering editions of Global Sociology put global issues at the heart of sociological discussion. Much has changed in the world since then; recessions, revolutions, social media, and new migration networks have developed as causes and symptoms of an increasingly global society.This new edition is fully updated to explore just how these global issues can help us to understand sociology in our world today. Making clear connections between everyday experiences and global processes at each step, the third edition carefully guides readers through essential and cutting-edge topics in the discipline, from family and feminism to environment and economy. Features such as biography boxes on key thinkers in the field, a thorough glossary, and review questions introduce and reinforce the book's core ideas. With clear writing and infectious enthusiasm for its topic, Global Sociologyremains the authority on global issues in sociology for students at a variety of skill levelsRobin Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Development Studies and former director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford, UK.Paul Kennedy is Visiting Reader in Sociology and Global Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113395717X

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Completely up to date and offering a succinct new presentation, Kendall’s SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 9e uses real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, as well as familiar themes such as the American Dream, body image, the environment, and fake news media to introduce you to the study of sociology and engage your sociological imagination--a vital resource you may not know you have. Kendall shows you how sociology is at work in our society and can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. Every chapter includes a guide to how you can make a positive difference in both your immediate and extended communities. A vibrant new interior design complements the text’s new coverage of such timely topics as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Staying Alive

Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Health Care

Author: Dennis Raphael,Toba Bryant,Marcia H. Rioux

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551302969

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 408

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Staying Alive provides a fresh perspective on the issues surrounding health, health care, and illness. In addition to the traditional approaches of health sciences and the sociology of health, this book shows the impact that human rights issues and political economy have on health. This provocative volume takes up these issues as they occur in Canada and the United States within a wider international context. No other book takes such an in-depth look at the construction of health care and illness internationally. This unique contributed volume also contains chapters on issues of pharmaceutical policy, social exclusion, gender and care, the social construction of illness and disability, and approaches to promoting population health that include insights into the impact of economic forces such as globalization and privatization on health care and other health issues. With its emphasis on political economy and power distribution in a global perspective, Staying Alive will become essential reading for those with an interest in the relationship between human rights and health.
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Social Welfare Alive!

Author: Stephen Moore

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748765614

Category: Political Science

Page: 463

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Social Welfare Alive! provides comprehensive coverage of social policy and social welfare issues which feature increasingly in A-level and Advanced GNVQ Health and Social Care syllabuses.
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Investigating the Social World

The Process and Practice of Research

Author: Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506361218

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

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In this Ninth Edition, award-winning author Russell K. Schutt continues to make the field come alive with current, compelling examples of high quality research and the latest innovations in research methodology, along with a clear and comprehensive introduction to the logic and techniques of social science research. New to this Edition: The latest advances in research methods are woven into the text from over 90 new research articles and books, covering topic like guidelines for writing research questions; distinguishing conceptual frameworks; techniques of video ethnography; abductive analysis; the value of systematic literature reviews and new human subjects rules; concerns about replicability and publication bias; and the rise of predatory journals. The rapidly increasing role of the Internet in both social relations and social research is reflected in new sections on systematic literature reviews, advances in online survey methods, geodata, digital ethnography, web experiments, online qualitative research, and new sources of big data. Current examples using research on pressing social issues such as inequality, healthcare, and police behavior offer students illustrate how social research contributes to understanding issues that are in the news and shaping their world.
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Doing Sociology with Student Chip

Data Happy!

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205394838

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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Author Gregg Lee Carter has pioneered the use of hands-on computer data analysis by beginning sociology students. He is the recipient of an Outstanding Contributions to Instruction Award from the American Sociological Association, for developing innovative computer applications that enhance undergraduate sociology instruction. "Doing Sociology" brings sociology alive by enabling students to explore sociological issues using real data from the General Social Survey, census and vital statistics reports, and FBI crime summaries. Ideal for classes with an empirical orientation, "Doing Sociology With Student CHIP" shows students the link between their course work and the work of research sociologists. The book covers the major topics in an introductory sociology or social problems course, and includes Student CHIP software and all required data sets on a cross-platform (MAC and Windows) CD-ROM. No statistics beyond simple percentages are used; the emphasis is on analysis, reasoning, and recognizing patterns, not high-level statistical analysis techniques. "Doing Sociology" follows the same order of topics as Carter's "Empirical Approaches to Sociology: Classic and Contemporary Readings, Fourth Edition" (0-205-39484-1), making it an ideal companion text.
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