Sociological Perspectives

Author: Lydia Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134255330

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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This pioneering book demonstrates how different traditions of sociological thought can contribute to an understanding of the theory and practice of rights. It provides a sociological treatment of a wide range of substantive issues but never loses sight of the key theoretical questions. It: considers some varied cases of public intervention, including welfare, caring, mental health provisions, pensions, justice and free speech alongside the rights issues they raise examines the question of rights from the point of view of distinctive population groups, such as prisoners and victims, women, ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples and lesbians and gays. A key strength is its detailed presentation and analysis of different aspects of rights and its exploration of a variety of analytical perspectives. Rights are viewed, not in terms of ethical certainty, but as the product of social processes and part of shifting terrain which is open to negotiation. Including a theoretical critique of existing perspectives, Rights offers a diverse and detailed exploration of the contribution sociological thought can make to this increasingly important aspect of social life and is an invaluable aid to students studying in this area.
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Towards a Sociology of Human Rights

Author: Mikael Rask Madsen,Gert Verschraegen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782251081

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 2624

Human rights have become a defining feature of contemporary society, permeating public discourse on politics, law and culture. But why did human rights emerge as a key social force in our time and what is the relationship between rights and the structures of both national and international society? By highlighting the institutional and socio-cultural context of human rights, this timely and thought-provoking collection provides illuminating insights into the emergence and contemporary societal significance of human rights. Drawn from both sides of the Atlantic and adhering to refreshingly different theoretical orientations, the contributors to this volume show how sociology can develop our understanding of human rights and how the emergence of human rights relates to classical sociological questions such as social change, modernisation or state formation. Making Human Rights Intelligible provides an important sociological account of the development of international human rights. It will be of interest to human rights scholars and sociologists of law and anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of one of the most significant issues of our time.
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Author: Patricia Hynes,Michele Lamb,Damien Short,Matthew Waites

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131798532X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements is the first collection to focus on the contribution sociological approaches can make to analysis of human rights. Taking forward the sociology of human rights which emerged from the 1990s, it presents innovative analyses of global human rights struggles by new and established authors. The collection includes a range of new work addressing issues such as genocide in relation to indigenous peoples, rights-based approaches in development work, trafficking of children, and children’s rights in relation to political struggles for the decriminalisation of same-sex sexual activity in India. It examines contexts ranging from Rwanda and South Korea to Northern Ireland and the city of Barcelona. The collection as a whole will be of interest to students and academics working in various disciplines such as politics, law and social policy, and to practitioners working on human rights for various governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as to sociologists seeking to develop understanding of the sociology of human rights. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights.
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Rethinking Sociological Perspectives

Author: D. Straw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137317159

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Sociological theory has veered between an insistence on understanding human rights as a genuine universal morality and far more cynical portrayals of human rights as a veil of bourgeois capitalist enterprise. This book criticizes, adapts and combines seemingly disparate elements of contemporary sociological theory within a new approach to human rights. The practicality of the approach is clearly demonstrated in its application to one of the most important, complex and vexing locations of human rights violation in the world: modern Turkey. While sociological analyses of Turkey have largely been limited to local perspectives on individual issues of human rights violation, this book expands sociological understanding of the broad swath of Turkey's human rights violations into a new global perspective of hope and resolution.
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Author: Lydia Morris

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137368071

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book examines the contribution social theory can make to understanding different human rights which operate in a variety of settings. Including an introduction to the theoretical issues raised by the study of rights, it covers a range of individual and collective rights, illuminating the relationship between social theory and human rights.
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Good Choices and Sociological Perspectives

Author: Michael Polgar

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787544982

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Educators and students face many questions when exploring the history of the Holocaust. This book addresses the ways in which we teach and learn about the Holocaust, applying sociological concepts and discussing the wider implications of the Holocaust on human rights and international law.
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Critical sociological perspectives

Author: Staddon, Patsy

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144732059X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book aims to show the value but also the difficulties encountered in the application of 'insider knowledge' in service user research. Mental health service users in research considers ways of 'doing research' which bring multiple understandings together effectively, and explains the sociological use of autobiography and its relevance. It examines how our identity shapes the knowledge we produce, and asks why voices which challenge contemporary beliefs about health and the role of treatment are often silenced. An imbalance of power and opportunity for service users, and the stigmatising nature of services, are considered as human rights issues.Most of the contributors to the book are service users/survivors as well as academics. Their fields of expertise include LGB issues, racial tensions, and recovering from the shame and stigma of alcoholism. They stress the importance of research approaches which involve mutualities of respect and understanding within the worlds of researcher, clinician and service user/survivor.
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Law and Justice in Late Modern Society

Author: Reza Banakar

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409407393

Category: Law

Page: 354

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This collection offers a snapshot of how rights are debated and employed in public discourse to reshape legal and political relations at the beginning of the twenty-first century. They explore how rights are used to challenge the state of affairs by indiv
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Social Science Perspectives

Author: Rhiannon Morgan,Bryan Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134011458

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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In recent decades, human rights have come to occupy an apparently unshakable position as a key and pervasive feature of contemporary global public culture. At the same time, human rights have become a central focus of research in the social sciences, embracing distinctive analytical and empirical agendas for the study of rights. This volume gathers together original social-scientific research on human rights, and in doing so situates them in an open intellectual terrain, thereby responding to the complexity and scope of meanings, practices, and institutions associated with such rights. Chapters in the book examine diverse theoretical perspectives and examine such issues as the right to health, indigenous peoples' rights, cultural politics, the role of the United Nations, women and violence, the role of corporations and labour law. Written by leading scholars in the field and from a range of disciplines across the social sciences, this volume combines new empirical research with both established and innovative social theory.
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Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 6506

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars
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A Comparative Analysis of Values and Citizenship in OECD Countries

Author: Ann Nevile

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 6878

This fascinating study evaluates whether the recent focus on human rights, citizenship and values makes a difference to service delivery on the ground. In doing so, it bridges the social policy and human rights literature.
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Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467200174

Category: Education

Page: 30

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Identity, Sociological Perspectives. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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New Perspectives on Employment and Social Rights in Europe

Author: Bernadette Clasquin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052012148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book presents an original multidisciplinary conceptual framework for the analysis of the processes of construction/transformation of workers' social rights. The framework was developed by taking an analysis of employment and social protection in the Latin European countries as starting-point, and thus offers an innovative alternative to the dominant approaches. It takes account of the institutional forms determining employees' resource flows and associated rights, and introduces a new analytical category of -resource regimes-. Four spheres are identified for the observation of recent resource regime changes: employment systems, public policy frameworks, social hierarchies and industrial relations systems. The various chapters explore how each of these spheres participates in the institution of social rights over resources, and identify key vehicles of change such as transformations in forms of employment, labour market policies, pension reforms, the swing to a logic of competencies, social pacts, and the processes involved in the construction of the European Union. The book brings to the fore the dynamic relation between employment, wages and social rights and aims to contribute to current debates on social protection reforms and employment policies implemented at both national and European levels."
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Challenges and Prospects

Author: Daniel Stoecklin,Jean-Michel Bonvin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401790914

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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This volume addresses the conditions allowing the transformation of specific children’s rights into capabilities in settings as different as children’s parliaments, organized leisure activities, contexts of vulnerability, children in care. It addresses theoretical questions linked to children’s agency and reflexivity, education, the life cycle perspective, child participation, evolving capabilities and citizenship. The volume highlights important issues that have to be taken into account for the implementation of human rights and the development of peoples’ capabilities. The focus on children’s capabilities along a rights-based approach is an inspiring perspective that researchers and practitioners in the field of human rights would like to deepen.
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Author: Constantinos N. Phellas

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443826065

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Medical sociology has evolved from being considered as an unimportant area of enquiry to being regarded as central to the study of private troubles and public issues. At present, much of what is deemed in sociology as exciting is advancing or contributing to the field of health. It is appropriate, therefore, that an edited text is published to specifically examine some of the important themes currently in medical sociology research and writing. This volume documents thinking, frameworks and processes that are actively shaping the medical sociology research of today. It covers a wide range of topics ranging from the morality of death and euthanasia to the conflict that exists between different status health care providers. Sociological Perspectives of Health and Illness will be of interest to students across a wide range of courses in sociology and the social sciences. Specifically, students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in health studies, and health promotion would benefit by reading this textbook. However, professionals will also be attracted to the book due to the dissemination of current practises in health promotion issues and practices.
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Sociological Perspectvies on Contemporary Social Policy

Author: Coffey, Amanda

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335206298

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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How can sociological perspectives help us make sense of contemporary social policy? How has the discipline of social policy engaged in recent sociological debates and developments? This book provides a variety of sociological frameworks for understanding contemporary social policy. It explores how sociological perspectives may be used to theorize, conceptualize and research social policy. Amanda Coffey captures the different ways in which social policy can be understood - as academic discipline, policy process, service provision and lived experience. The book engages with a range of policy areas and client groups, and pays attention to sociodemographic categories such as gender, 'race', class and age. Themes include: The body and processes of embodiment Citizenship and identity Equality and differences Space and time Research and representation Reconceptualizing Social Policy is a key text for students and lecturers in sociology and social policy.
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Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027215439

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus ist ein Werk von Max Weber, das zuerst in Form eines zweiteiligen Aufsatzes im 1905 veröffentlicht wurde. Es zählt neben Webers Schrift Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu seinen international wichtigsten Beiträgen zur Soziologie und ist ein grundlegendes Werk der Religionssoziologie. Zwischen der protestantischen Ethik und dem Beginn der Industrialisierung bzw. des Kapitalismus in Westeuropa besteht nach diesem Werk ein enger Zusammenhang. Die Kompatibilität ("Wahlverwandtschaften") der Ethik oder religiösen Weltanschauung der Protestanten, insbesondere der Calvinisten, und dem kapitalistischen Prinzip der Akkumulation von Kapital und Reinvestition von Gewinnen waren ein idealer Hintergrund für die Industrialisierung. Weber stellt sich die Frage, warum die moderne Kultur gerade im Okzident entstanden sei und sich z. B. nicht (auch) in China oder Indien, also im Orient, entwickelt habe, bzw. warum sie in Westeuropa nicht schon früher aufgetreten sei. Er führt dies auf einen "spezifisch gearteten Rationalismus der okzidentalen Kultur" zurück. Sein Ziel ist daher, die besondere Eigenart des okzidentalen Rationalismus und insbesondere seine moderne Variante zu erkennen und ihre Erstehung zu erklären. Max Weber (1864-1920) war ein deutscher Soziologe, Jurist und Nationalökonom. Global wird Webers Werk übergreifend von verschiedenen politischen und wissenschaftstheoretischen Lagern anerkannt. Er nahm mit seinen Theorien und Begriffsdefinitionen großen Einfluss auf die Wirtschafts-, die Herrschafts- und die Religionssoziologie sowie auf weitere spezielle Soziologien. Außerdem ist das Prinzip der Wertneutralität auf ihn zurückzuführen.
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Author: David L. Brunsma,Keri E. Iyall Smith,Brian K Gran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317258398

Category: Social Science

Page: 585

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Long the province of international law, human rights now enjoys a renaissance of studies and new perspectives from the social sciences. This landmark book is the first to synthesize and comprehensively evaluate this body of work. It fosters an interdisciplinary, international, and critical engagement both in the social study of human rights and the establishment of a human rights approach throughout the field of sociology. Sociological perspectives bring new questions to the interdisciplinary study of human rights, as amply illustrated in this book. The Handbook is indispensable to any interdisciplinary collection on human rights or on sociology. This text: Brings new perspectives to the study of human rights in an interdisciplinary fashion. Offers state-of-the-art summaries, critical discussions of established human rights paradigms, and a host of new insights and further research directions. Fosters a comprehensive human rights approach to sociology, topically representing all 45 sections of the American Sociological Association.
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Economic and Sociological Perspectives

Author: Peter G. Bourne

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483259323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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Water and Sanitation: Economic and Sociological Perspectives presents the complex interrelationships involved in the development of water resources. This book discusses the global concern about the water problem and examines the issues relating to the worldwide management of water resources. Organized into 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the increasing recognition of the importance of water in the development of a country. This text then examines the numerous infections related to water supply and sanitation and describes its complex relationships. Other chapters consider the growing realization that women's roles are more than that of passive beneficiaries of water and sanitation projects. This book discusses as well the increasing demand on limited water resource due to the fast-growing population and its insatiable needs. The final chapter deals with the very costly and complicated method of conventional sewerage. This book is a valuable resource for public health engineers and waste technicians.
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Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
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