Collins Dictionary of Sociology

Author: David Jary,Julia Jary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007183999

Category: Electronic books

Page: 710

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The Collins Dictionary of Sociology is a clear, balanced guide to the terms and concepts used in every area of sociology, and to related terms in political science, economics and anthropology.
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Sociology, Gender and Educational Aspirations

Girls and Their Ambitions

Author: Carol Fuller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441172823

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Debate on the effects of class on educational attainment is well documented and typically centres on the reproductive nature of class whilst studies of the effect of class on educational aspirations also predict outcomes that see education reinforcing and reproducing a student's class background. Despite a number of government initiatives to help raise higher education participation to 50% by 2010, for the working class numbers have altered little. Using data from an ethnographic case study of a low-achieving girls school the author explores aspirations and argues that whilst class is very powerful in explaining educational attainment, understanding educational aspirations is somewhat more complex. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to question and challenge popular assumptions surrounding class-based theory in making sense of girls aspirations and to question the usefulness of the continued over reliance of such broad categorisations by both academics and policy makers.
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Subcultures, Bodies and Spaces

Essays on Alternativity and Marginalization

Author: Samantha Holland,Karl Spracklen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787565122

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This edited collection provides sociological and cultural research that expands our understanding of the alternative, liminal or transgressive; theorizing the status of the alternative in contemporary culture and society.
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An Exploration of Technology and its Social Impact

Author: Savvas Andreas Katsikides

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144389172X

Category: Science

Page: 120

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This book provides a set of important articles dealing with technology’s role and its social impact within the new information age. Taking into consideration the rapid changes within the modern social sphere, the book will be of interest to those seeking to understand how technology is currently reshaping life, as well as its capacity to influence social change in the contemporary era. The book is of analytical and critical value, and concerns vital research issues within the context of the emerging information age. It draws together research devoted to key questions examining the relationship between the various new developments of technological systems and their social impact.
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Collins Dictionary of Statistics

Author: Roger Porkess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007207909

Category: English language

Page: 316

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The second edition of the authoritative guide to the theory and application of statistics.
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A Sociology Writer's Guide

Author: Linda L. Yellin

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205582389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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The Sociology Writer's Guide is designed to help sociology students at any level complete their writing assignments, and strengthen their research and bibliographic skills. Covers every kind of writing assignment a sociology student is likely to encounter: term papers, research papers, essays, compare/contrast papers, quantitative and qualitative research articles, text analysis papers, book reviews, abstracts, and essay exams. Teaches a practical, step-by-step approach to writing, from selecting a topic to submitting finished work. Uses Tips, Notes, and Reminders to highlight key points. Includes a complete list of examples for handling quotes and paraphrases, and for using citations and references in current sociological documentation style. Features a full discussion of bias-free language that covers race/ethnicity, social class, age, disability, religion, family status, and sexual orientation. The author is a sociology instructor, writer, and editor who has taught a writing for sociology class for over 12 years.
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The New Walford

Guide to Reference Resources

Author: Ray Lester

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781856044981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 699

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The New Walford highlights the best resources to use when undertaking a search for accurate and relevant information, saving you precious time and effort. For those looking for a selective and evaluative reference resource that really delivers on its promise, look no further. In addition to print sources, The New Walford naturally covers an extensive range of e-reference sources such as digital databanks, digital reference services, electronic journal collections, meta-search engines, networked information services, open archives, resource discovery services and websites of premier organizations in both the public and private sectors. But rather than supplying a list of all available known resources as a web search engine might, The New Walford subject specialists have carefully selected and evaluated available resources to provide a definitive list of the most appropriate and useful.With an emphasis on quality and sustainability the subject specialists have been careful to assess the differing ways that information is framed and communicated in different subject areas. As a result the resource evaluations in each subject area are prefaced by an introductory overview of the structure of the relevant literature. This ensures that The New Walford is clear, easy-to-use and intuitive.Editorial Board:Chair: Ray LesterPeter Clinch; Helen Edwards; Heather Dawson; Susan TarrantSubject Specialists:Wendy Buckle; Patricia Budgen; Peter Chapman; Sheila Corrall; Jonathan Cowley; Heather Dawson; Gillian Dwyer; Tracey Ellis; Gwyneth Price; Lynne Seddon; Angela UptonCompiled by leading subject specialists from internationally renowned organizations, Volume 2 covers 15 broad subject groupings:• Social Sciences (generic)• Psychology• Sociology• Social Work & Social Welfare• Politics• Government• Law• Finance, Accountancy & Taxation• Industries & Utilities• Business & Management• Education & Learning• Sport• Media & Communications• Information & Library Sciences• Tools for Information Professionals.
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Relationale Soziologie

Zur kulturellen Wende der Netzwerkforschung

Author: Jan Fuhse,Sophie Mützel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531924028

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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Der Band stellt die relationale Soziologie als einen innovativen Theorie- und Forschungsansatz für aktuelle soziologische Diskussionen vor. Allgemein geht es der relationalen Soziologie um die theoretische Modellierung und empirische Analyse von sozialen Netzwerken als sozio-kulturelle Formationen – Netzwerkstruktur wird als verwoben mit kulturellen Mustern gedacht. Die internationalen Beiträge des Bandes zeigen theoretische und empirische Richtungen auf, mit denen der reine Strukturalismus der Netzwerkforschung überwunden werden kann. Dabei wird die Netzwerkforschung u.a. mit der Systemtheorie, der Soziologie der Konventionen und der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie in fruchtbare Verbindung gebracht. Mit Beiträgen von Harrison White, Roger Häußling, Ronald L. Breiger, Stephan Fuchs, Dirk Baecker, Sophie Mützel, Jan A. Fuhse, Athanasios Karafillidis, Boris Holzer, Christian Stegbauer, Patrick Aspers, Rainer Diaz-Bone, John Levi Martin und Monica Lee.
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