a new sociology of knowledge?

Author: John Law

Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Author: Stewart R Clegg,Mark Haugaard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Power is arguably one of the key concepts within the social sciences. The SAGE Handbook of Power is the first touchstone for any student or researcher wishing to initiate themselves in the state of the art. Internationally acclaimed, Stewart R Clegg and Mark Haugaard have joined forces to select a collection of papers written by scholars with global reputations for excellence. These papers bridge different conceptual and theoretical positions and draw on many disciplines, including politics, sociology and cultural studies. The sweep and richness of the resulting handbook will help readers contextualise and grow their understanding of this dynamic and important subject area.
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Synergies from Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Department of Economics and Social Sciences Jesper Simonsen,Jesper Simonsen,Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt,Monika Büscher,John Damm Scheuer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135145938

Category: Design

Page: 240

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How can interdisciplinary scientific knowledge be utilized in design in ways that are ethical, creative, helpful for practitioners and others and make extraordinary results possible? This book presents work by leading scholars and practitioners, clarifying common aspects of a new and emerging design research field.
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Universal Theories and Local Realities

Author: Stewart R Clegg,Eduardo Ibarra-Colado,Luis Bueno-Rodriquez

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857029584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2314

This book re-examines management theory `after Globalization'. Combining key names and studies from across the world, it explores the local realities that resist universal theories and that permeate the daily lives of practising managers. The book provides a comprehensive and critical reflection on the widely documented phenomenon of globalization in business. It assesses the implications of the diversity of individual economies and enterprises for general theories of management and concludes by presenting new approaches to the study and research of management and organizations.
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Contemporary Currents

Author: Paul S. Adler,Paul du Gay,Glenn Morgan,Michael Reed

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191058068

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

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Sociology and social theory has always been a major source of new perspectives for organization studies. Access to a series of authoritative accounts of theorists and research themes in sociology and social theory which have influenced developments in organization studies is essential for those wishing to deepen and extend their knowledge of the intersection of sociology and organization studies. This goal is achieved by drawing on a group of internationally renowned scholars committed in their own work to strengthening these links and asking them to provide critical accounts of particular theorists and research themes which have straddled this divide. This volume aims to strengthen ties between organization studies and contemporary sociological work at a time when there are increasing institutional barriers to such cooperation, potentially generating a myopia that constricts new developments. Used in conjunction with its companion volume, The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical foundations, the reader is provided with a comprehensive account of the productive and critical interaction between sociology and organization studies over many decades. Highly international in scope, theorists and themes are drawn from both the USA and Europe in equal measure. Similarly the authors of the chapters are drawn from both sides of the Atlantic. The result is a series of chapters on individuals and key research themes and debates which will provide faculty and post graduate researchers with appreciative, authoritative and critical accounts that can be drawn on to design courses or provided guided reading to the field
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The Role of ICT

Author: Ian D. Selwood,A. Fung,Christopher D. O'Mahoney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387356894

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This volume presents findings and insights from contemporary thinking and research on the application of Information Technology in Educational Management. It analyzes the ways in which ICT has been used, across a range of educational institutions, to support various aspects of educational management. It is the latest in a series of books produced by IFIP Working Group 3.7.
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A Reader

Author: Julian Thomas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0718501918

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

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New forms of archaeology are emerging which position the discipline firmly within the social and cultural sciences. These approaches have been described as "post processual" or "interpretive" archaeology, and draw on a range of traditions of enquiry in the humanities, from Marxism and critical theory to hermeneutics, feminism, queer theory, phenomenology and post-colonial thinking. This volume gathers together a series of the canonical statements which have defined an interpretive archaeology. Many of these have been unavailable for some while, and others are drawn from inaccessible publications. In addition, a number of key articles are included which are drawn from other disciplines, but which have been influential and widely cited within archaeology. The collection is put into context by an editorial introduction and thematic notes for each section.
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Author: Damian Hodgson,Svetlana Cicmil

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137192305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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Making Projects Critical is an edited collection contributed by a range of international scholars linking the area of project management with critical management perspectives. Challenging recent debates on inherent problems in project management, the text considers project management within a wider organizational and societal context.
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Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.
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R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Author: Michael J. McVicar

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469622750

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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This is the first critical history of Christian Reconstruction and its founder and champion, theologian and activist Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001). Drawing on exclusive access to Rushdoony's personal papers and extensive correspondence, Michael J. McVicar demonstrates the considerable role Reconstructionism played in the development of the radical Christian Right and an American theocratic agenda. As a religious movement, Reconstructionism aims at nothing less than "reconstructing" individuals through a form of Christian governance that, if implemented in the lives of U.S. citizens, would fundamentally alter the shape of American society. McVicar examines Rushdoony's career and traces Reconstructionism as it grew from a grassroots, populist movement in the 1960s to its height of popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. He reveals the movement's galvanizing role in the development of political conspiracy theories and survivalism, libertarianism and antistatism, and educational reform and homeschooling. The book demonstrates how these issues have retained and in many cases gained potency for conservative Christians to the present day, despite the decline of the movement itself beginning in the 1990s. McVicar contends that Christian Reconstruction has contributed significantly to how certain forms of religiosity have become central, and now familiar, aspects of an often controversial conservative revolution in America.
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die geistigen und technischen Wurzeln des Personal Computers

Author: Michael Friedewald

Publisher: Verlag Fur Geschichte Der Naturwissenschaften Un

ISBN: N.A

Category: Microcomputers

Page: 497

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Navigation, Cosmography, and the State in Early Modern Spain

Author: Alison Deborah Sandman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 329

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Botanik und Pflanzentransfer in europäischen Korrespondenznetzen des 18. Jahrhunderts

Author: Tobias Brenner,Stefan Paulus

Publisher: Akademie Verlag

ISBN: 9783050041445

Category: Europe

Page: 427

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neue Perspektiven auf Staat und Demokratie in der Weltpolitik

Author: Hans-Jürgen Burchardt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593390161

Category: Democracy

Page: 336

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A Reader

Author: Mark Haugaard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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This annotated reader is an introductory guide to some of the most significant perspectives on power within social and political theory. Its 15 chapters contain extracts from Giddens, Lukes, Bourdieu, Weber, Arendt and Foucault, each with its own comprehensive introduction.
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Author: Sheila Jasanoff,Society for Social Studies of Science

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 820

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Published in cooperation with the Society for Social Studies of Science For the most current, comprehensive resource in this rapidly evolving field, look no further than the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. This masterful volume is the first resource in over 15 years to define, summarize, and synthesize this complex multidisciplinary, international field. Tightly edited with contributions by an internationally recognized team of leading scholars, this volume addresses the crucial contemporary issues-both traditional and nonconventional-social studies, political studies, and humanistic studies in this changing field. Containing theoretical essays, extensive literature reviews, and detailed case studies, this remarkable volume clearly sets the standard for the field. It does nothing less than establish itself as the benchmark, one that will carry the field well into the next century. "The long-awaited Handbook of Science and Technology Studies--sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science is a truly substantial work, both in size and in the breadth of its many contributions. It is a rich and valuable guide to much that is transpiring in the field of Science and Technology Studies. In the editors words, it is 'an unconventional but arresting atlas of the field at a particular moment in its history'" --Science, Technology & Society "This book is not only an important resource for practitioners, but it also may help to spark the curiosity of those who are outside the field--including scientists and engineers themselves--and so pull the "half-seen world' of science and technology studies even more fully into the light of day." --American Scientist "The book as a whole is an impressive testimony to the vitality of a burgeoning field." -New Scientist "It reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the society. An excellent resource" --Choice
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sentencing and social structure

Author: Sheila Brown

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335096510

Category: Law

Page: 147

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Author: Richard Thurnwald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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A Study of how Bureaucrats Try and Fail to Transform Gatekeepers, Communists, and Preachers Into Ideal Beneficiaries

Author: Pieter G. de Vries

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This book attempts to show how development discourse -- while extremely powerful in legitimizing the actions of experts -- is appropriated, transmuted and (re)deployed by different groups of actors including administrators, farmers and field-level workers. How does a social worker from the land reform institute deal with a peasant leader who blames him, as a representative of the state, because the development programme he has helped to initiate has led to debts among a majority of the would-be beneficiaries? How does a settler convince a credit assistant that the loss of his maize harvest was due to heavy rains and not because he spent his credit on consumer goods or in the local canteen? It is argued that such issues are not trivial and instead raise important theoretical questions about the relationship between development thinking, institutional practices of social control and peasant strategies of accommodation and resistance.
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