Environmental Sociology

Environmental Sociology

The book's focus on current environment-related issues in interdisciplinary developments are not only of relevance for strengthening environmental sociology but will make it a great read for upper undergraduate and graduate courses in ...

Author: Matthias Groß

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048187300

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

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Despite being a relatively young sub-discipline, European environmental sociology has changed considerably in the last decades towards more interdisciplinary collaborations and problem solving. Current trends such as global environmental modernization and processes of economic, political and socio-cultural globalization, fuelled by developments of transport, environmental flows, scientific uncertainty, and information technologies, have fostered new conceptual approaches that move beyond classical sociological mind-sets toward broader attempts to connect to other disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

Critical Sociology

Critical Sociology

Author: J. W. Freiberg

Publisher: Halsted Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035437750

Category: Sociology

Page: 408

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Categories: Sociology

Law and the Formation of Modern Europe

Law and the Formation of Modern Europe

Presents a series of distinct sociological inquiries into the formation of contemporary European law and society.

Author: Mikael Rask Madsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107044050

Category: History

Page: 378

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Presents a series of distinct sociological inquiries into the formation of contemporary European law and society.
Categories: History

Family Continuity and Change

Family Continuity and Change

This volume provides readers with recent sociological approaches to family understanding, theorising and practices within the context of continuities and change, both across generations and during individual life courses.

Author: Vida Česnuitytė

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137590282

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 369

This volume provides readers with recent sociological approaches to family understanding, theorising and practices within the context of continuities and change, both across generations and during individual life courses. The contributors uniquely investigate the friction between persisting family needs and changing circumstances, between holding on to traditional family norms and adapting to fast-changing demands. Authors from nine countries develop and apply innovative theoretical and methodological approaches for a more differentiated description of European family lives at the beginning of the 21st century, and show that family sociology has achieved significant commonalities across national borders in Europe, thus helping our understanding of complex family realities. The book will be essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in family and intimate life, family sociology and policy, sociology and gender studies.
Categories: Social Science

An Introduction to immigrant incorporation studies

An Introduction to immigrant incorporation studies

Focusing mainly on the European experience including Eastern Europe, this important volume offers an advanced introduction to immigrant incorporation studies from a historical, empirical and theoretical perspective.

Author: Jan Rath

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048523153

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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Focusing mainly on the European experience including Eastern Europe, this important volume offers an advanced introduction to immigrant incorporation studies from a historical, empirical and theoretical perspective. Beyond incorporation theories, renowned scholars in the field explore incorporation in action in different fields, policy issues and normative dimensions. -Marco Martiniello is research director of the National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and Director of the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) at the University of Liege, Belgium.
Categories: Social Science

Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity

The book was inspired by the Erasmus+ Project "Border Education - Space, Memory and Reflections on Transculturality.

Author: Olivier Mentz

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643909626

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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The book was inspired by the Erasmus+ Project "Border Education - Space, Memory and Reflections on Transculturality." By adopting an inter-disciplinary approach sensitive to the role of memory in 'bordering' processes, the included essays examine a range of those processes affecting the lives of people in different parts of Europe. The authors call upon a range of 'border narratives' and 'border' representations in cultural media, museum spaces, textbooks, the lecture theatre and the classroom to offer fresh perspectives on border issues drawn from Germany, France, Northern Ireland, Sweden, and Slovenia. (Series: Learning Europe. Perspectives for a Didactic of European Cultural Studies / Europa lernen. Perspektiven fur eine Didaktik europaischer Kulturstudien, Vol. 7) [Subject: Sociology, European Studies, Cultural Studies]
Categories: Social Science

Family Well Being

Family Well Being

This book collects the researches done in Europe on family well-being and compares family change and well-being in different institutional and cultural contexts.

Author: Almudena Moreno Minguez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400743540

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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In the international literature there is a broad scope for comparative research on the welfare regime, family change and gender relations, but we have no book that comprehensively collects the main research that has been conducted from the perspective of family well-being. Thus, this volume focuses on the comparative analyse of family and well-being in a European perspective, a dimension which literature has not covered till the present. This book collects the researches done in Europe on family well-being and compares family change and well-being in different institutional and cultural contexts. It takes a deeper look at early evidence of family well-being and presents a compilation of findings from the main researchers on this topic. A broad range of topics is covered from the theorizing of children’s well-being to the development of specific measures of family well-being. The book also outlines pivotal methodological and conceptual issues. A distinguished, international group of researchers provide insights into the dynamics of family change and well-being, using indicators as a means to confront new phenomena as well as to bridge data and theory.
Categories: Social Science

Social and Political Change in Uttar Pradesh

Social and Political Change in Uttar Pradesh

With reference to changes in Uttar pradesh, India since 1970; contributed articles.

Author: Roger Jeffery

Publisher: Manohar Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015061542968

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

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With reference to changes in Uttar pradesh, India since 1970; contributed articles.
Categories: Social Science

Social Control and Political Order

Social Control and Political Order

This vibrant collection of essays offers a profound and timely assessment of issues surrounding the concept of social control, and indicates its significance for the new political orders developing in contemporary Europe.

Author: Roberto Bergalli

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019300339

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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This vibrant collection of essays offers a profound and timely assessment of issues surrounding the concept of social control, and indicates its significance for the new political orders developing in contemporary Europe. The contributors debate the issues relating to the future of social control from a range of perspectives. They outline its history and politics in both the Anglo-American sociology and the Hispanic world; they discuss the weaknesses of the concept, and assess its relevance for contemporary Europe.
Categories: Social Science

A European Politics of Education

A European Politics of Education

The book: Addresses an important agenda: how the policies and politics of supranational Europe are making a European educational space Contains a response to the emergence of new epistemic governance and instruments at European level ...

Author: Romuald Normand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317210603

Category: Education

Page: 222

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A European Politics of Education proposes a sociology of education establishing connections between empirical data coming from European-scale comparative surveys, normative assumptions structuring actors’ representations and interpretative judgements, and a specific focus on Lifelong Learning policy areas. It invites readers to think about the place of standards, expertise and calculations in the European space from a common perspective, supported by a tradition of critical sociology and European political studies. The book: Addresses an important agenda: how the policies and politics of supranational Europe are making a European educational space Contains a response to the emergence of new epistemic governance and instruments at European level Contains contributions from the EU and the UK which give a comprehensive selection of perspectives and analysis of the field as it concerns Europe The complexity of the contemporary European education policy space is addressed here with new lines of inquiry as well as a reflexive outlook, on standardization, policy-making and actor engagement. Students and researchers of European policy studies, education policy analysts and theorists will all be particularly interested readers.
Categories: Education

Food People and Society

Food  People and Society

This book, edited and authored by a group of scientists experienced in European cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research in the field of consumer food perceptions, sensory evaluation, product image and risk research, delivers a unique ...

Author: Lynn J. Frewer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662046012

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

View: 129

A unique insight into the decision-making and food consumption of the European consumer. The volume is essential reading for those involved in product development, market research and consumer science in food and agro industries and academic research. It brings together experts from different disciplines in order to address the fundamental issues related to predicting food choice, consumer behavior and societal trust in quality and safety regulatory systems. The importance of the social and psychological context and the cross-cultural differences and how they influence food choice are also covered in great detail.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

An introduction to international migration studies

An introduction to international migration studies

Focusing mainly on the European experience including Eastern Europe, this important volume offers an advanced introduction to immigrant incorporation studies from a historical, empirical and theoretical perspective.

Author: Marco Martiniello

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048517350

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 154

Focusing mainly on the European experience including Eastern Europe, this important volume offers an advanced introduction to immigrant incorporation studies from a historical, empirical and theoretical perspective. Beyond incorporation theories, renowned scholars in the field explore incorporation in action in different fields, policy issues and normative dimensions.
Categories: Social Science

Exploring the Senses

Exploring the Senses

This fascinating volume offers a transdisciplinary and transcultural approach to understanding the senses by exploring themes in anthropologies of sound, sight, smell, taste, touch, and movement as expressed through aesthetic, perceptual, ...

Author: Axel Michaels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317342106

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 666

This fascinating volume offers a transdisciplinary and transcultural approach to understanding the senses by exploring themes in anthropologies of sound, sight, smell, taste, touch, and movement as expressed through aesthetic, perceptual, religious, and spiritual experiences. In drawing upon comparative perspectives from Indian and Western theories, the essays demonstrate the integral relation of senses with each other as well as with allied notions of the body, emotion and cultural memory. Stressing the continued relevance of senses as they manifest in a globalized world under the influence of new media, this work will interest scholars of anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, ritual studies, psychology, religion, philosophy, and history.
Categories: Social Science

Bi and multilingual universities European perspectives and beyond

Bi  and multilingual universities  European perspectives and beyond

This contribution refers to a bilingual team - teaching experience of the 2006 -
2007 academic year within the Sociology and the English courses taught in the
first year of the MA in Clinical Psychology - at the Catholic University of Milan .

Author: Daniela Veronesi

Publisher: University Press Bozen

ISBN: 8860460247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

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This collection of the proceedings of the 3rd conference on bi- and multilingual universities, held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano from 20 to 22 September 2007, tries to give a state-of-the-art insight into theoretical and practical approaches towards implementing bi- and multilingual models and policies in higher education institutions in various parts of the world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary European Perspectives on the Ethics of End of Life Care

Contemporary European Perspectives on the Ethics of End of Life Care

The end of life and the family: Hospice patients' views on dying as relational.
Sociology of Health & Illness, 35(4), 499–513. https://doi. org/10.1111/j.1467-
9566.2012.01497.x. Broom, A., et al. (2016). Moral ambivalence and informal
care for ...

Author: Nathan Emmerich

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030400330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

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This book examines the ethics of end of life care, focusing on the kinds of decisions that are commonly made in clinical practice. Specific attention is paid to the intensification of treatment for terminal symptoms, particularly pain relief, and the withdrawal and withholding of care, particularly life-saving or life-prolonging medical care. The book is structured into three sections. The first section contains essays examining end of life care from the perspective of moral theory and theology. The second sets out various conceptual terms and distinctions relevant to decision-making at the end of life. The third section contains chapters that focus on substantive ethical issues. This format not only provides for a comprehensive analysis of the ethical issues that arise in the context of end of life care but allows readers to effectively trace the philosophical, theological and conceptual underpinnings that inform their specific interests. This work will be of interest to scholars working in the area as well as clinicians, specialists and healthcare professionals who encounter these issues in the course of their practice.
Categories: Philosophy

Discourse on Applied Sociology Theoretical perspectives

Discourse on Applied Sociology  Theoretical perspectives

China is a much richer country than any part of Europe' (Smith, 1937). Already by
the mid nineteenth century, European views of Asia and China in particular had
changed drastically. Dawson (1967) documents and analyzes this change ...

Author: Samir Dasgupta

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843312543

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 751

This engaging two-volume study urges a balance between theoretical and practical sociology. Applied sociologists adapt theoretical knowledge to actual human situations, using it to formulate social policy, investigate domestic and international social problems and create a pragmatic ‘sociology of possibility’. These essays emphasize the close association of applied sociology with altruism, identity formation, race and ethnicity. They evaluate the empirical ‘truths’ of sociological theories and examine their relevance for contemporary research, poverty, demographic issues and social policies framed in the context of globalization. Each chapter of the study provides some workable guidelines for social scientists, policymakers, planners, administrators and social activists. The reader is also introduced to the sophisticated research methods employed in the social sciences. Excessive theorizing is avoided as modern crises precipitated by war, terrorism, anarchy and poverty are examined in practical and realistic terms.
Categories: Social Science

Working with Children in Care

Working with Children in Care

How can child care policy and practice be improved throughout the United Kingdom? This book is written against the background of the gross social disadvantage suffered by most looked-after children in England.

Author: Pat Petrie

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335230143

Category: Education

Page: 195

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How does residential care in England compare with that of other European countries? What is social pedagogy, and how does it help those working with children in care? How can child care policy and practice be improved throughout the United Kingdom? This book is written against the background of the gross social disadvantage suffered by most looked-after children in England. It compares European policy and approaches - from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and the Netherlands - to the public care system in England. Drawing on research from all six countries, the authors analyze how different policies and practice can affect young people in residential homes. A particular focus is on the unique approach offered by social pedagogy, a concept that is commonly used in continental Europe. The book compares young people's own experiences and appraisals of living in a residential home, and the extent to which residential care compounds social exclusion. Based upon theoretical and empirical evidence, it offers solutions for current dilemmas concerning looked-after children in the United Kingdom, in terms of lessons learned from policy and practice elsewhere, including training and staffing issues. Working with Children in Care is key reading for students, academics and professionals in health, education and social care who work with children in residential care.
Categories: Education

European Integration and Sport

European Integration and Sport

In the process of European integration global interconnection and cultural differentiation occur simultaneously. The articles of the reader give ideas and empirical data on the role of sport in European societies and the uniting Europe.

Author: European Association for Sociology of Sport. Conference

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825876144

Category: History

Page: 281

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Sport cultures in Europe are developing as a result on the one hand of the internal situation within each society, and on the other of adaptation of influences and directions from outside. In the process of European integration global interconnection and cultural differentiation occur simultaneously. The articles of the reader give ideas and empirical data on the role of sport in European societies and the uniting Europe.
Categories: History

A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe

A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe

For this volume, first-rate European scholars look at the consequences of these and other challenges faced by European societies.

Author: Niilo Kauppi

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 9781907301858

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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Globalisation and complex Europeanisation are two significant challenges currently influencing the restructure of the European nation-state, and redefining political power. For this volume, first-rate European scholars look at the consequences of these and other challenges faced by European societies. Contributions revisit traditional objects of political science – state sovereignty, civil society and citizenship – mixing sophisticated empirical analyses with methodological and conceptual innovations including field theory, multiple correspondence analysis, and the study of space sets. Combining qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and macro- and micro-levels, chapters have in common a contextual analysis of politics through scrutiny of configurations of groups, representations and perceptions. A transnational perspective is the common thread linking every study in this volume, which seeks to avoid methodological nationalism.
Categories: Political Science

European Identity

European Identity

The contributions of this volume do not only provide a variety of conceptualizations of European identity in the broad field of social sciences such as sociology, political theory and international relations, but first and foremost intend ...

Author: Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825892883

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

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Despite its unequalled history of success, the European Union is still far from its citizens. In the aftermath of the failed referenda on the European constitutional treaty in France and the Netherlands in the early summer of 2005, the EU is facing a severe crisis of trust. Hence, the questions arise: how much pressure can the community tolerate in order to persist and what does hold it together in times of scarcity, conflict, danger, and threat? The contributions of this volume do not only provide a variety of conceptualizations of European identity in the broad field of social sciences such as sociology, political theory and international relations, but first and foremost intend to enrich the present research by offering new theoretical perspectives and recent empirical findings.
Categories: Political Science