Beyond the Power Mystique

Power as Intersubjective Accomplishment

Author: Robert Prus

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791440704

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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Locating power within the symbolic interactionist framework, this book permeates much of the mystique shrouding "power" and examines the ways in which notions of power, control, influence and the like are brought into human existence.

The Interaction Order

Author: Norman K. Denzin

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787695476

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 466


This volume brings together leading scholars in the area of symbolic interactionism to offer a broad discussion of issues including identity, dialogue and legitimacy.

Management Motifs

An Interactionist Approach for the Study of Organizational Interchange

Author: Scott Grills,Robert Prus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319934295

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 7342


This book examines management and management-related activities as a feature of everyday life. Any person or group that attempts to influence or shape the behaviors or experiences of others may be understood as engaging in management activities. The study of management involves the study of achieving understanding, providing direction and coordinating activities with others across an endless array of humanly engaged terrains. Management Motifs provides a research agenda for an interactionist approach to the study of management activities. Moving well beyond more organizationally-based understandings of managers and management, it examines the pragmatic accomplishment of management activities and the generic social processes that accompany them. This work addresses diverse issues related to management such as: holding and doing office, pursuing cooperation, developing policy, envisioning and advocating for missions, establishing teams and generating team identities, sustaining team endeavors and managing self. By attending to management-related concerns as a generic feature of human group life, the authors develop and articulate a research framework for the study of managing and management.

The World is My Classroom

International Learning and Canadian Higher Education

Author: Joanne Benham Rennick,Michel Desjardins

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144266908X

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 2041


International education and learn-abroad programs have received heightened interest in the knowledge economy, and universities are keen to create successful programs for students. The World Is My Classroom presents diverse perspectives on these experiential learning programs and ways of globalizing Canadian classrooms. Examining themes such as global education, global citizenship, and service learning, it sheds light on current debates that are of concern for faculty members, administrators, international partners, and students alike. The World Is My Classroom is the first book to examine pedagogical questions about the internationalization and globalization of higher education from an explicitly Canadian perspective. It features original reflections from students on their experiences in learn-abroad programs, as well a foreword by Craig and Marc Kielburger, founders of Free the Children and Me to We, on the benefits of international learning experiences. Universities considering developing, enhancing, and refining their learning abroad programs, as well as students considering these programs and experiences, will find this an insightful and useful book.

Doing ethnographic research

fieldwork settings

Author: Scott Grills

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780761908913

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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There is nothing quite so exciting and daunting as taking your first steps into the field as an ethnographic researcher. This collection of essays features the contributions of a wide range of researchers who consider the key research problems in their given field site and how they were managed. The selections give a novice researcher a sense of the problems, uncertainties, and apprehensions that are part of the research act, as well as the benefit of the experiences that these researchers share in dealing with those issues. Editor Scott Grills presents a collection that takes the reader through the natural history of the research act from establishing oneself in the fieldwork setting to presentation and representation issues. Doing Ethnographic Research is ideally suited for use in a research methods class. As an "ethnography of ethnography," it provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into fieldwork and simultaneously shows students how research done in substantive areas quite distant from their own can be powerfully relevant and revealing.

Encountering the everyday

an introduction to the sociologies of the unnoticed

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230201231

Category: Psychology

Page: 431

View: 5804


Everyday life is the most important dimension of society. Introducing classical and contemporary theory alongside key empirical work, this is a comprehensive exploration of everyday life sociologies. Written by leading experts in the field, each chapter makes concepts from Existentialism to Semiotics accessible for students and scholars alike.