Author: Elizabeth Popp Berman,Catherine Paradeise

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785608304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 8491

Universities are under pressure. Their resource environment is evolving, demands for accountability have increased and demographic shifts are changing higher educational needs. This volume provides a cross-national picture of how the university as an organization is reacting to, adapting to, and threatened by a period of intense pressure.
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Author: Rosemary Deem,Heather Eggins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463511164

Category: Education

Page: 8

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Whether universities can survive as critical organisations in the current time is an open question which this volume seeks to address. The book examines particular aspects of three main themes: governance, critical regulation and regulated criticism; growth, equality, movement and instability in higher education systems; and teaching and learning. Topics range from ‘University Futures’ to an examination of governance by procedure and the loss of the social process of the university; a discussion of the meaning of academic freedom; and approaches to managerialism. Quality management is discussed, along with the question of whether European Liberal Education actually exists. Various aspects of the theme of teaching and learning are examined, from student participation in out-of-class activities, to the role of Centres of Excellence, and a consideration of widening participation. The book is international in its reach, and addresses the continuing dilemmas faced in higher education systems, within Europe and beyond.
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Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology

Author: Charlotte Cloutier,Bernard Leca,Jean-Pascal Gond

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787143805

Category: Evaluation

Page: 403

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From a sociological perspective, it is generally assumed that actors in society will engage in collective action in order to meet their individual needs and interests. As initially argued by Bourdieu, but also by institutional theorists (Scott, 1995 ; Zucker, 1987), much of this engagement will be tacit and taken for granted. Although scholars stemming from a critical perspective highlight the hegemony of these explanations of coordinated action (Alvesson & Willmott, 2002 ; Willmott, 1993), they say little about the capacity of ordinary actors to mobilize their critical competencies in order to resist such hegemony. If one works from the premise that organizational actors dispose of critical competencies, how do they mobilize these in practice and what implications does this mobilization have on our understanding of coordination and organizational processes more broadly ? This is one of the central questions posed by Boltanski and Thévenot when they embarked on the writing of On Justification (1991, 2006), considered by some to be the most important sociological treatise in post-Bourdieu French sociology (Baert & Carreira da Silva, 2010, p. 43). The articles in this volume explore how mobilizing Boltanski and Thévenot's economies of worth framework, and its associated concepts of justification, evaluation, and critique, help address questions regarding the premises and dynamics of coordinated action, both within and across organizations, and by so doing help advance our understanding of organizational processes more generally.
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A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586741

Category: Social Science

Page: 562

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“Don’t let the sun go down on you in this town.” We equate these words with the Jim Crow South but, in a sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, award-winning and bestselling author James W. Loewen demonstrates that strict racial exclusion was the norm in American towns and villages from sea to shining sea for much of the twentieth century. Weaving history, personal narrative, and hard-nosed analysis, Loewen shows that the sundown town was—and is—an American institution with a powerful and disturbing history of its own, told here for the first time. In Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, sundown towns were created in waves of violence in the early decades of the twentieth century, and then maintained well into the contemporary era. Sundown Towns redraws the map of race relations, extending the lines of racial oppression through the backyard of millions of Americans—and lobbing an intellectual hand grenade into the debates over race and racism today.
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Mortality and Living Standards in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900

Author: Tommy Bengtsson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262025515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 531

View: 5766

A pioneering work in comparative history and social science that compares population behavior in response to adversity in Europe and Asia.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: N.A

View: 3489

Vols. for 1973- include the following subject areas: Biological sciences, Agriculture, Chemistry, Environmental sciences, Health sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and statistics, Earth sciences, Physics, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law & political science, Business & economics, Geography & regional planning, Language & literature, Fine arts, Library & information science, Mass communications, Music, Philosophy and Religion.
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Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412916080

Category: Social Science

Page: 1344

View: 6189

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.
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Internet, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783810035936

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 7910

Manuel Castells gibt detailliert und faszinierend Aufschluss über das "Woher" und - soweit aus der aktuellen Situation erkennbar - "Wohin" des Internet und, damit verbunden, der neuen Netzwerkgesellschaft, deren zentrales Kommunikationsmedium das Internet ist. Das www gibt es seit weniger als zehn Jahren. Die allgemeine und kommerzielle Akzeptanz des Internet ist außergewöhnlich - ermöglicht und initiiert Veränderungen in allen individuellen und gesellschaftlichen Bereichen. Es gibt neue Kommunikationssysteme, neue Branchen, Neue Medien und Informationskanäle, neue politische und kulturelle Ausdrucksformen, neue Formen des Lehrens und Lernens und neue Gemeinschaften. Was aber wissen wir schon über das Internet, seine Geschichte, seine Technologie, seine Kultur und seine Applikationen? Welche Folgen ergeben sich für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft? Die Verbreitung des Internet ging so schnell vonstatten, schneller als die Möglichkeiten sorgfältiger empirisch begründeter Analyse. Manuel Castells wird von vielen als der führende Analytiker des Informationszeitalters und der Netzwerkgesellschaft gesehen. Über seine akademische Arbeit hinaus arbeitet er als Berater auf höchstem internationalen Niveau. In diesem kleinen Buch bringt er seine Erfahrung und sein Wissen zur Internet-Galaxie zusammen: Wie hat alles angefangen? Aus welchen zusammen arbeitenden oder konkurrierenden Kulturen besteht das Internet? Wie werden neue Unternehmen dadurch organisiert, wie werden alte Unternehmen davon beeinflusst? Gibt es die "digitale Wasserscheide"? Welchen Einfluss hat das Internet auf soziale und kulturelle Organisationsformen? Wie werden politische Teilhabe, politische Kommunikation, das städtische Leben beeinflusst? Dies sind nur einige Fragen, die in diesem Buch aufgegriffen werden. Castells gibt aber weder Prognosen ab, noch liefert er Patentrezepte - er gibt eine erhellende, auf empirischen Daten beruhende Analyse der aktuellen Situation und hilft uns zu verstehen, wie das
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Being the History of the United States as Illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders, and Defenders of the Republic, and of the Men and Women who are Doing the Work and Moulding the Thought of the Present Time, Edited by Distinguished Biographers, Selected from Each State, Revised and Approved by the Most Eminent Historians, Scholars, and Statesmen of the Day

Author: George Derby,James Terry White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Author: Hubert Knoblauch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658152184

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

View: 690

Im Anschluss an Sozialphänomenologie, den Sozialkonstruktivismus sowie dessen gegenwärtige Kritiken entwickelt das Buch eine soziologische Theorie der kommunikativen Konstruktion der Wirklichkeit. Die löst dazu den grundlegenden Prozess des kommunikativen Handeln aus seiner Beschränkung auf bloß sprachliches und zeichenhaftes „Reden über“ und weitet es auf Objektivationen aus, die Körperlichkeit, Performativität und Materialität einschließen. Auf dieser Grundlage wird im ersten Teil eine relationale Theorie des Sozialen entfaltet. Im zweiten Teil werden die räumlichen und zeitlichen Dimensionen skizziert, in denen die Konstruktion empirischer Gesellschaften erfolgt: Institutionen, Strukturen und Legitimationen, Zeichen, Diskurse und Medien. Dass sich die Sozialtheorie überhaupt der kommunikativen Handlungen zuwenden muss, liegt in ihrer wachsenden Bedeutung und Mediatisierung durch Digitalisierung, Interaktivierung und den Wandel zur Kommunikationsarbeit begründet. Diese Entwicklung wird im dritten diagnostischen Teil als Kommunikationsgesellschaft analysiert.
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Author: Lester F. Goodchild,Harold S. Wechsler

Publisher: Ginn Press

ISBN: 9780536598691

Category: Education

Page: 798

View: 999

The History of Higher Education combines classic readings with the most recent research on the history of American colleges and universities. This book covers five historical periods in the evolution of higher education from the time of the American colonies to the 1970s. The goal of this informative reader is to build a working historical knowledge base of the opportunities and problems confronting American higher education.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: N.A

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Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 7130

Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."
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