Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists

Author: John Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134262191

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Covering the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most significant thinkers in sociology, Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists concentrates on figures in the field writing principally in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Including entries on Jane Addams, Theodor Adorno, George Lukács, Max Weber and Pitrim Sorokin, this practical text: is presented in an accessible A–Z format for maximum ease-of-use provides full cross-referencing and a further reading section for each entry, in order to allow the reader to broaden their understanding of the area includes biographical data for each of the figures covered. Presenting the key works and ideas of each sociologist featured, as well as providing some critical assessment of their work, this is an ideal reference guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, cultural studies and general studies, as well as other readers interested in this important field.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace

Author: Oliver Richmond,Sandra Pogodda,Jasmin Ramovic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137407611

Category: Political Science

Page: 568

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In this handbook, a diverse range of leading scholars consider the social, cultural, economic, political, and developmental underpinnings of peace. This handbook is a much-needed response to the failures of contemporary peacebuilding missions and narrow disciplinary debates, both of which have outlined the need for more interdisciplinary work in International Relations and Peace and Conflict studies. Scholars, students, and policymakers are often disillusioned with universalist and northern-dominated approaches, and a better understanding of the variations of peace and its building blocks, across different regions, is required. Collectively, these chapters promote a more differentiated notion of peace, employing comparative analysis to explain how peace is debated and contested.
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Shades of Difference

A History of Ethnicity in America

Author: Richard W. Rees

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742543171

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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From its prehistory in the biological theories of racial difference formulated in the 1800s to its current position in academic debate, Richard Rees investigates the diverse fields of scholarship from which the multifaceted understanding of the term ethnicity is derived. At the same time, Rees traces the broader historical forces that shaped the needs to which the concept of ethnicity responded and the social purposes to which it was applied. Centrally, he focuses upon the emergence of ethnicity in the early 1940s as a means of resolving contradictions and ambiguities in the racial status of European immigrants and its subsequent legacy and implications on race and caste. Shades of Difference introduces new perspectives on the definition of 'whiteness' in America, and makes an original contribution to the larger discussion of race through a detailed account of ethnicity's original meaning and its revaluation when later appropriated by the discourse of Black Nationalism in the 1960s and 70s. Rees has produced a powerful new analysis of the cultural and political history of ethnicity in America.
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Sociology of Oliver C. Cox

New Perspectives

Author: Herbert Hunter

Publisher: JAI Press Incorporated

ISBN: 9780762302765

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Presents papers on the life and sociological contributions of Oliver C Cox. This volume includes an analysis of Cox's enigmatic career as a sociologist, his links with Marx, Weber and Mills, his contributions to world system theory, and his legacy with and exclusion from the Chicago School.
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Sociology Matters

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073528113

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Richard Schaefer's Sociology Matters is a very concise introduction to the discipline of sociology. Its straightforward style, streamlined design, and highly focused coverage make it the perfect short, affordable, introductory text for instructors who use a variety of materials in their course. Sociology Matters helps students understand and connect to the topics it covers by answering the question "How does sociology matter?" "After more than 30 years of teaching sociology to students in colleges, adult education programs, nursing programs, an overseas program based in London, and even a maximum-security prison, I am firmly convinced that the discipline can play a valuable role in teaching critical thinking skills. Sociology can help students to better understand the workings of their own lives as well as of their society and other cultures." –Richard T. Schaefer
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Sociology

A Brief Introduction

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780072426410

Category: Social Science

Page: 539

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By focusing closely on the basic ideas behind sociological theory and research, this concise text provides a firm knowledge base without overwhelming students with nonessential material. Because theories and research methods are applied to substantive areas throughout the text, students develop the kind of meaningful understanding often acquired only through more expensive, full-length texts.
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Race and Ethnic Relations

American and Global Perspectives

Author: Martin Marger

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 652

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Marger (Michigan State U.) presents an introduction to the comparative sociology of race and ethnicity. He first explores the sociological basics of ethnic stratification, techniques of dominance (prejudice and discrimination), and patterns of ethnic relations. Ethnicity in the United States is explored in chapters on the foundations of the American ethnic hierarchy, and the ethnic experiences of Native, Italian, Jewish, African, Hispanic, and Asian Americans. Studies of ethnic relations in South Africa, Brazil, Canada, and Northern Ireland are included for comparative purposes. Also included are chapters on general issues of ethnic conflict and change in US and global contexts. Annotation : 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
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