Adult Children and Parents
Author: Marc Szydlik
Category: Social Science
Sharing Lives explores the most important human relationships which last for the longest period of our lives: those between adult children and their parents. Offering a new reference point for studies on the sociology of family, the book focuses on the reasons and results of lifelong intergenerational solidarity by looking at individuals, families and societies. This monograph combines theoretical reasoning with empirical research, based on the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). The book focuses on the following areas: ● Adult family generations, from young adulthood to the end of life, and beyond ● Contact, conflict, coresidence, money, time, inheritance ● Consequences of lifelong solidarity ● Family generations and the relationship of family and the welfare state ● Connections between family cohesion and social inequality. Sharing Lives offers reliable findings on the basis of state-of-the-art methods and the best available data, and presents these findings in an accessible manner. This book will appeal to researchers, policymakers and graduate students in the areas of sociology, political science, psychology and economics.
Junge Erwachsene und ihre Eltern
Author: Ariane Bertogg
Category: Social Science
Dieses Buch befasst sich mit Generationenbeziehungen im jungen Erwachsenenalter. Im Zentrum des Buches steht die emotionale Verbundenheit zwischen jungen Erwachsenen und ihren Müttern und Vätern. Anhand von Erkenntnissen aus der TREE-Studie in der Schweiz zeigt Ariane Bertogg, dass nicht nur die aktuelle Lebenslaufsituation bei der Aushandlung der Kind-Eltern-Beziehungen eine Rolle spielt, sondern dass auch die familiäre Vorgeschichte und familiäre Netzwerkstrukturen sowie der gesellschaftliche Kontext, wie etwa soziale Schicht oder Region, in dieser dynamischen Lebensphase bedeutsam sind.
Spaces, Heterogeneities, Inequalities
Author: Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques
Category: Social Science
This book analyzes in detail the main social, economic and special transformation of the city of São Paulo. In the last 30 years, São Paulo has become a more heterogeneous and less unequal city. Contrary to some expectations, the recent economic transformations did not produce social polarization, and the localized processes of spaces production (and the plural is increasingly important) are more and more key to define their respective growth patterns, social conditions, forms of housing production, service availability and urban precariousness. In other dimensions, however, inequalities remain present and strong and certain disadvantaged areas have changed little and are still marked by strong social inequalities. The metropolis remains heavily segregated in terms of race and class, in a clear hierarchical structure. The book shows that it is necessary to escape from dual and polarity interpretations. This did not lead to the complete disappearance of a crudely radial and concentric structure (not only due to geographic path dependence), but superposes other elements over it, leading to more complexes and continuous patterns. A general summary of these elements could perhaps be stated as pointing to greater social/spatial heterogeneity, accompanied by smaller, but reconfigured inequalities.
Planning for Social Quality
Author: Pamela Abbott,Claire Wallace,Roger Sapsford
Category: Social Science
The search for ‘the Decent Society’ – a fit place in which to live – has informed policy at both governmental and international level. This book analyses its nature and devises a consistent way of measuring the concept world-wide on the basis of a coherent theory of agency within social structure. Influenced by classical sociology and by the economist Amartya Sen, the book posits that societies need to create (a) economic security, (b) social cohesion, (c) social inclusion, and (d) the conditions for empowerment. The model is interactive and recursive; each component provides the requirements for each of the others. This book outlines the sociopolitical framework underlying ’the Decent Society' and summarises a decade of research, some of which has had a formative impact on governments’ policies. The first half contains studies of social quality based on surveys in the former Soviet Union and sub-Saharan Africa, while the second half describes the construction of a Decent Society Index for comparing very different countries across the world. This book and the index it develops will be of interest both to academics and researchers in sociology, politics, economics, psychology, social policy and development studies and to policy-makers in government, local government and the NGOs.
The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties
Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In his provocative work, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett has identified the period of emerging adulthood as distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. Arnett's new paradigm has received a surge of scholarly attention due to his book that launched the field, Emerging Adulthood. On the 10th Anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking work, the second edition of Emerging Adulthood fully updates and expands Arnett's findings and includes brand new chapters on media use, social class issues, and the distinctive problems of this life stage. In spite of the challenges they face, Arnett explains that emerging adults are particularly skilled at maintaining contradictory emotions--they are confident while being wary, and optimistic in the face of large degrees of uncertainty. Merging stories from the lives of emerging adults themselves with decades of research, Arnett covers a wide range of topics, including love and sex, relationships with parents, experiences at college and work, and views of what it means to be an adult. He also refutes many of the negative stereotypes about emerging adults today, finding that they are not "lazy" but remarkably hard-working in most cases, and not "selfish" but rather concerned with making a contribution to improving the world. As the nature of American youth and the meaning of adulthood further evolve, Emerging Adulthood will continue to be essential reading for understanding the face of modern America.
Contemporary issues in the sociological study of childhood
Author: Allison James,Alan Prout
When the first edition of this seminal work appeared in 1990, the sociology of childhood was only just beginning to emerge as a distinct sub-discipline. Drawing together strands of existing sociological writing about childhood and shaping them into a new paradigm, the original edition of this Routledge Classic offered a potent blend of ideas that informed, even inspired, many empirical studies of children’s lives because it provided a unique lens through which to think about childhood. Featuring a collection of articles which summarised the developments in the study of childhood across the social sciences, including history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, feminist and developmental studies, scholars and professionals from developed and developing countries world-wide shared their knowledge of having worked and of working with children. Now with a new introduction from the editors to contextualise it into the 21st century, this truly ground-breaking text which helped establish childhood studies as a distinctive field of enquiry is being republished.
Author: Christi Crosby Bergin,David Allen Bergin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides future teachers with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for their classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. A strong emphasis on diversity among children is reflected throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping future teachers be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A global perspective on child development
Author: Sandra Smidt
Offering a sociocultural approach to education and learning, this fascinating exploration of childhood provides an in-depth understanding of how children make sense of the world and the people in it. Examining the ways in which children express their thoughts, feelings and actively generate meaning through experience and interaction, this fully revised and updated new edition is illustrated throughout by extensive case studies and covers a diverse range of topics, including: socio-historical and global child development over time and place; the child as meaning-maker and active learner; learning in the context of family, culture, group, society; representing and re-representing the world; understanding roles, identity, race and gender; making sense of science and technology; the implications of neuroscience. Taking a clearly articulated and engaging perspective, Sandra Smidt draws upon multiple sources and ideas to illustrate many of the facets of the developing child in a contemporary context. She depicts children as symbol users, role-players, investigators and creative thinkers, and follows children's?progress in forming their understanding of their environment, asking questions about it, and expressing it through music, dance, art and constructive play. Highly accessible, and with points for reflection concluding each chapter, The Developing Child is essential reading for teachers, lecturers and students taking courses in early childhood, psychology or sociology.
Author: Walter Reese-Schäfer
Publisher: Junius Verlag
Category: Social Science
Niklas Luhmann (1927-1998) war einer der herausragenden Theoretiker des 20. Jahrhunderts und der Begründer der modernen Systemtheorie. Die hier in sechster Auflage erscheinende Einführung ist weniger für bekennende Luhmann-Anhänger gedacht als für solche Leser, die sich einen kritischen und eigenständigen Überblick über das Werk Niklas Luhmanns verschaffen wollen. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei das Hauptwerk Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft, das den letzten Stein in Luhmanns Systemgebäude bildet und zugleich den besten Leitfaden zum Verständnis der Systemtheorie bietet.
Author: Gunter Pirntke
Paris im 14. Jahrhundert. Der Großkomtur des Templerordens, Gunar von Halversleben befindet sich auf der Flucht vor den Häschern des Königs Philipp des Schönen. Verwundet kehrt er in eine Schankwirtschaft ein, wo Miriam als Schankmagd tätig ist. Beide entbrennen in heftiger Liebe. Doch der Zeitgeist lässt Miriam diese Liebe verraten. Ein Buch, was die Geschichte des Tempelordens beschreibt, aber auch die Schicksale von fiktiven Personen. Eine Mischung aus Dokumentation, Historie und Erotik.
Author: Reinhard Czycholl
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Social Science
Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2018 im Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften allgemein, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Wie der Untertitel besagt, gibt das Buch einen Überblick über historisch-politische, religiös-rechtliche, konfessionelle, zivilisatorisch-kulturelle, aktuelle und historisch-kritische Aspekte des Islam. Diese sechs Informationsbausteine können jeweils für sich gelesen werden. Die Frühphase des Islam wird bis zum Zerfall des Abbasiden-Reichs geschildert. Es erfolgt ein Überblick über das maurische Spanien. Die Kreuzzüge in die muslimische Levante werden bis zum Ende der Kreuzfahrer-Staaten dargestellt. Die religiös-rechtlichen Grundlagen des Islam, einschließlich der Bedeutung von Jesus im Koran, werden erläutert und mit vielen Koranzitaten belegt. Ein Überblick über die islamischen Konfessionen und ihre Untergliederungen wird gegeben. Der Einfluss des arabisch-islamischen Kulturraumes zwischen 750 und 1700 auf die zivilisatorische und kulturelle Entwicklung des christlichen Abendlandes, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Wissenschaften, bildet einen Schwerpunkt des Werkes. Es erfolgt ein Überblick über den Islam in der Welt, in Europa und in Deutschland. Abschließend werden einige Ergebnisse der historisch-kritischen Islamforschung beleuchtet. Zahlreiche Karten, Übersichten und Tabellen tragen zur Veranschaulichung bei.