Collins Dictionary of Sociology

Author: David Jary,Julia Jary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007183999

Category: Electronic books

Page: 710

View: 4277


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.

Collins Dictionary of Statistics

Author: Roger Porkess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007207909

Category: English language

Page: 316

View: 8037


The second edition of the authoritative guide to the theory and application of statistics.

Sociology, Gender and Educational Aspirations

Girls and Their Ambitions

Author: Carol Fuller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441172823

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 8548


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.

Resilience and Resolve

Communities Against Terrorism

Author: Jolene Jerard,Salim Mohamed Nasir

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783267755

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 4928


This book aims to provide an overview of the importance of communities to mitigate the threat of terrorism, drawing key lessons and experiences from countries adopting community-based approaches. There has been growing recognition among countries to understand the construct of radical ideology and the tools needed to counter its narrative through a more socially inclusive approach, using communities as key stakeholders that have the resolve to be resilient in the fight against terrorism. The chapters provide invaluable insights on the psychological aspects of radicalization, the centrality of counter-ideology and case studies of approaches to promoting moderation, religious harmony and community engagement in building the resilience and resolve against terrorism. Contents:Resilience and Resolve: Community Engagement to Community Resilience (Jolene Jerard and Salim Mohamed Nasir)Significance Quest Theory as the Driver of Radicalization Towards Terrorism (Arie W Kruglanski, Michele J Gelfand, Jocelyn J Bélanger, Malkanthi Hetiarachchi, Rohan Gunaratna)An Internal Critique of Al-Qaeda (Sherman A Jackson)The Concept of Al-Wasatiyyah and the Significance of Islamic Moderation (Mohd Kamal Hassan)The Centrality of Counter-Ideology in Countering Jihadist Terrorism (Muhammad Haniff Bin Hassan)Community Engagement to Counter-Extremism: A Global Imperative (Rohan Gunaratna)Deconstruction of Radical Ideology and Detainee Reintegration (Mal Hettiarachchi)A Community Counter-Ideology Response: Reaching Out to the Youth (Thomas Koruth Samuel)Promoting Religious Harmony (Mustafa Ceric)Catalyst for Change: Communities Against Terrorism (Jolene Jerard and Salim Mohamed Nasir) Readership: Graduate students, researchers on extremism, terrorism and radicalization of religious groups, and general readers who are interested in the development of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Key Features:Addresses a framework in exploring the significant quest theory to understand the terrorist mindsetExplores strategies to move from community engagement to building resilience in communitiesTakes communities as a catalyst for change, instead of relying on conventional toolsKeywords:Al-Qaeda;Community Resilience;Community Engagement;Communities against Terrorism;Civil;Community;Counter Terrorism;Terrorist Resistant Communities;Counter Terrorism Initiatives;Extremism;Islam;Radicalism;Quran;Terrorism

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

View: 2572


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.

A Sociology Writer's Guide

Author: Linda L. Yellin

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205582389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 2699


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.

The New Walford

Guide to Reference Resources

Author: Ray Lester

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781856044981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 699

View: 3670


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.