Author: Conrad L. Kanagy,Donald B. Kraybill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076198562X

Category: Social Science

Page: 373

View: 8948

This textbook uses the `riddles' metaphor to introduce social analysis and to communicate the critical, questioning aspects of sociology which are at the heart of its tradition. The book teaches the student how to be aware of the social `riddles' around them and how to solve those riddles using sociological analysis. Case studies, in-depth social analysis, illustrations and discussion questions make it the perfect book for active learning.
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An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Thomas F. Cravens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780840385062

Category: Sociology

Page: 256

View: 4690

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Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

Author: David M. Newman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506345840

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 9939

Adapted from David M. Newman’s best-selling Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, this briefer, streamlined version continues to show students how to see the “unfamiliar in the familiar,” inspiring them to think critically about their own lives and social contexts. As in the full text, the author’s approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes make the Brief Edition a text that “reads like a real book.” It uses the metaphors of “architecture” and “construction” to help students understand that society is not something that exists “out there,” independently of themselves; it is a human creation that is planned, formed, maintained, or altered by individuals. Rather than surveying every subfield in sociology, the Brief Edition focuses on the individual and society, the construction of self and society, and social inequality in the context of social structures.
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Author: Prof Dr Alejandro Néstor García Martínez

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472443179

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 4179

This book offers a new perspective on sociological studies of the consumer society, introducing neglected normative questions relating to the good life and human flourishing - subjects more commonly discussed in fields of moral, political, and social philosophy. With attention to a wide range of subjects, including postemotional law and responsibility, dehumanised consumption and prosumerism, fashion, embodiment, conspicuous consumption, and sustainability, this book analyzes the structural and cultural transformations that can be identified in consumer society. It also offers a critical view of whether consumption is leading to an increased isolation, individualization or commodification of human beings, suggesting an analytical framework for understanding consumer culture and human praxis.
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die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften

Author: Jared M. Diamond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596149674

Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Page: 550

View: 5680

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Moral Guide for Modern Living a New School of Thought on Contemporary Psychology and Sociology

Author: Belinda Liau

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425900694

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 1759

A Gift To Humanity True Leaders will be the book in the 21st century that will create a storm in our society because of the demands from large numbers of people interested in bettering themselves in order to better the conditions in this world. This book will provide a clear direction for those individuals who are desperately seeking some answers in their lives and a better way to solve their problems without tapping into religious texts. At the same time, it teaches the basic principles of psychology and sociology to help readers explore who they are and to empower them to become leaders in their own right. True Leaders is a daily guide that covers topics that concern readers in all aspects of life, in areas such as Personal, Family, Workplace, Community, and Country. It provides moral solutions to our day-to-day issues on friendship, parent and child relationships, man and woman relationships, employer and employee relationships, leader and follower relationships and, most importantly, our relationship with ourselves. This book makes the idea of "doing the right thing at all times" the motto for everyday living in mainstream society. It will forever change the lives of those readers who are touched by this book due to the author's practical wisdom, compassionate message, and inspirational voice. This material will benefit readers from teenagers, college students, and housewives to working professionals. Readers will include those with very little education to intellectuals, from everyday people with very little psychology background to mental health counselors, from atheist and agnostic to spiritual believers, and last but not least, from the average citizen to leaders in our governmental sector. This is to show that leaders are among us all. Please visit the author's web site for more information at www.trueleadersthebook.com
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Author: David M Newman,Elizabeth Grauerholz

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987499

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 3138

The Second Edition of this comprehensive text on the sociology of the family features: - improved implementation of the 'inductive' teaching style, upon which the book is based - reorganization and restructuring for more flexible teaching - revised demographic essays - 2000 United States Census data incorporated throughout
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Author: LeRoy Allen Furr

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 417

View: 5165

This book effectively balances the life cycle (micro) and community (macro) perspectives on development.The book covers CSWE-mandated topics, and these topics are arranged and presented in a logical fashion. Readers will find a multitude of interesting examples in the book, including a “Case Study” at the beginning of every chapter. In addition, “Exploring the Issues” boxes in every chapter examine a particular topic in more depth, such as “Male and Female Circumcision: Two Different Stories” in Chapter 2, Pregnancy and Early Childhood. Extensive references can be used for additional reading.For professionals working in the field of social work.
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Elementary Forms of Social and Moral Life

Author: Chris Shilling,Philip A Mellor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141293348X

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 1007

`The Sociological Ambition is a superb book... It is beautifully written, expertly edited and renders complex and original ideas entirely accessible... This is a modern classic' - Journal of Contemporary Religion `For all social scientists who are fed up with corporate-style textbooks, which appeal to the lowest common denominator The Sociological Ambition must come as a relief. Shilling and Mellor have written an account of their discipline but they have done so with a multi-purpose task in mind' - Irish Journal of Sociology In a comprehensive reassessment of the field, Chris Shilling and Philip A Mellor examine the various attempts that have been made to reconstruct sociology over the last century, arguing that classical and contemporary social theories must be studied in relation to the ambition that first shaped and established the discipline. The authors begin by situating sociology in its historical, philosophical and theological contexts; examining how the founders of the discipline developed competing analyses of the processes elementary to social and moral life through their unique contributions. The result is a landmark work in recent sociological study. Accomplished and erudite, this book will be required reading for students of sociology, social theory, religious studies and cultural studies.
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A Critical Introduction for Students

Author: Karl Spracklen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137341602

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 6043

What is the relationship between sports and society? How can we understand sport in relation to physical activities, leisure and physical culture? In this far-reaching and inter-disciplinary textbook, Karl Spracklen brings together ideas and research from sports studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy and psychology, in order to explore the meaning and purpose of sports in society. Unique in its critical outlook, the text explicitly aims to challenge readers to question their assumptions about sports and physical culture, through chapters that focus in on the issues and controversies in sports and identify the tensions in the role of sport and physical culture in our everyday lives. Combining exposition of key concepts with critical analysis of relevant and up-to-date research examples, this informative and provocative textbook makes a distinct companion for students and lecturers across all sports-related courses, from sports science and physical education to sports studies and leisure studies.
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Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5784

Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
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Author: Elizabeth Chaplin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134906056

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 933

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Institutions, Networks, and Power

Author: Scott Frickel,Kelly Moore

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299213331

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 7351

In the twenty-first century, the production and use of scientific knowledge is more regulated, commercialized, and participatory than at any other time. The stakes in understanding those changes are high for scientist and nonscientist alike: they challenge traditional ideas of intellectual work and property and have the potential to remake legal and professional boundaries and transform the practice of research. A critical examination of the structures of power and inequality these changes hinge upon, this book explores the implications for human health, democratic society, and the environment.
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Eine Geschichte von Morgen

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704026

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 1392

In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.
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