Author: Frank Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134134789

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 2852

Coping in an era of information flows, of virtual relationships and breakneck change poses challenges to one and all. In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster makes sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they refer to the 'Information Society' and critically examines the major post-war theories and approaches to informational development. This third edition brings the book right up to date with both new theoretical work and, social and technological changes (such as the rapid growth of the Internet and accelerated globalization), reassessing the work of key theorists in light of these changes. This book is essential reading for students of contemporary social theory and anybody interested in social and technological change in the post-war era. It addresses issues of central concern to students of sociology, politics, communications, information science, cultural studies, computing and librarianship.
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Author: Liz Chapman

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781856043861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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The second edition of this text provides guidance on basic procedures in acquisitions for those professionals who are new to the acquisitions function, LIS students, and assistants in acquisitions and technical services.
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Author: John Rex

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415604982

Category: Reference

Page: 204

View: 6919

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

Author: A. K. C. Ottaway

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415177542

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A Study in the Integration of Economic and Social Theory

Author: Talcot Parsons,Neil Smelser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134685823

Category: Reference

Page: 344

View: 8343

This volume is designed as a contribution to the synthesis of theory ineconomics and sociology. We believe that the degree of separationbetween these two disciplines separation emphasized by intellectualtraditions and present institutional arrangements arbitrarily concealsa degree of intrinsic intimacy between them which must be brought tothe attention of the respective professional groups.
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The Production and Distribution of Information in the United States

Author: Jorge Reina Schement,Terry Curtis

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412835688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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The development of technology and the hunger for information has caused a wave of change in daily life in America. Nearly every American's environment now consists of cable television, video cassette players, answering machines, fax machines, and personal computers. Schement and Curtis argue that the information age has evolved gradually throughout the twentieth century. National focus on the production and distribution of information stems directly from the organizing principles and realities of the market system, not from a revolution sparked by the invention of the computer. Now available in paperback, Tendencies and Tensions of the Information Age, brings together findings from many disciplines, including classical studies, etymology, political sociology, and macroeconomics. This valuable resource will be enjoyed by sociologists, historians, and scholars of communication and information studies.
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Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

View: 2690

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Author: Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

View: 3070

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An Essay in Aid of a Deeper Understanding of the History of Ideas

Author: Werner Stark

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415175197

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 8111

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Niklas Luhmann

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780710097477

Category: Sociological jurisprudence.

Page: 436

View: 5339

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Author: Alistair S. Duff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797981

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 5695

We are often told that we are "living in an information society" or that we are "information workers." But what exactly do these claims mean, and how might they be verified? In this important methodological study, Alistair S. Duff cuts through the rhetoric to get to the bottom of the "information society thesis." Wide-ranging in coverage, this study will be of interest to scholars in information science, communication and media studies and social theory. It is a key text for the newly-unified specialism of information society studies, and an indispensable guide to the future of this discipline.
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Author: M. R. Redclift,Graham Woodgate

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849805520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 7335

Acclaim for the first edition: 'The scope of the volume is vast and, overall, the Handbook amounts to an almost encyclopaedic reference text for scholars of environmental questions across the social sciences, be they in sociology, geography, political science or wherever.' – Neil Ward, Environmental Politics 'Each author writes with a distinctive style, yet the work flows well because the editors selected recognized scholars with outstanding credentials. Academic libraries, especially those serving a strong social science community, will find this work a worthwhile addition. Professors of sociology and environmental studies could use the essays for additional readings and reviews.' – Marjorie H. Jones, American Reference Books 'This International Handbook is an important addition to the growing concern and publication in the field of environmental sociology. Certainly any serious scholar in the field should find this edited reference work of interest. . .' – John J. Hartman, International Social Science Review This thoroughly revised Handbook provides an assessment of the scope and content of environmental sociology, and sets out the intellectual and practical challenges posed by the urgent need for policy and action to address accelerating environmental change. More than a decade has passed since the first edition of the Handbook was published to considerable acclaim, and environmental sociology has since become firmly established as a critical social science discipline. This second edition is a major interdisciplinary reference work comprising more than 25 original essays authored by leading scholars, many of whom are intimately involved in national, regional or global environmental policy processes. It marks some of the changes and continuities in the field of environmental sociology, and highlights today's substantive concerns and theoretical debates. The Handbook is divided into three parts covering concepts and theories, critical issues and international perspectives, each with an introduction outlining the content of the constituent chapters and cross-referencing some of the more significant themes that link them together. Authoritative and comprehensive, this Handbook will prove to be essential reading for academics, researchers and students across the social sciences who are interested in the environment. It will also be enthusiastically received by sustainable development policy-makers and practitioners.
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Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

Author: Stella Leivadi,Andrew Yiannakis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415135085

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 5505

The rapid expansion of the tourism industry has provided many economic benefits and affected every facet of contemporary societies including employment, government revenue and cultural manifestations. However, tourism can also be considered a problematic phenomenon, promoting dependency, underdevelopment and adverse sociocultural effects, especially for developing countries. This pioneering work provides a comprehensive review of these complex tourism issues from a sociological perspective. Various theoretical and empirical approaches are introduced and the following issues are discussed: * identifiable and stable forms of touristic behaviour and roles * social divisions within tourism * the interdependence of tourism and social institutions * the effects of transnational tourism and commodification on the ecosystem. Featuring international contributions from nine different countries, this book brings together the most noted theoretical and empirical studies and enriches them with diverse experiences and perspectives.
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For a Social Theory of Deviance

Author: Ian Taylor,Paul Walton,Jock Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134966660

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 6071

A major contribution to criminology in which Taylor, Walton and Young provide a framework for a fully social theory of crime.
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Author: William Kornhauser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135034737

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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"The Politics of Mass Society" explores the social conditions necessary for democracy and the vulnerabilities of large scale society to totalitarian systems. Mass movements mobilize people who are alienated from the social system, who do not believe in the legitimacy of the established order, and who are therefore ready to engage in efforts to destroy. Contrary to the psychological approach prevalent in European doctrines of mass movements, Kornhauser persuasively argues that social order is the critical factor. The greatest number of people available to mass movements are located in those segments of society that have the fewest ties to social order.The book draws on a wide range of materials - from classical political theory contemporary sociological analysis, historical and intuitional studies, public opinion surveys, and other published and unpublished data. Kornhauser selected political phenomena in organizations, communities, classes, and whole societies. He examined support for communism and fascism in a variety of countries in relation to rates of urbanization and, industrialization, employment, suicide and homicide, among other phenomena. In his new introduction, Irving Louis Horowitz identifies Kornhauser's book as a seminal work of the great tradition in political sociology at mid-twentieth century.Kornhauser points out that modern democratic systems possess a distinct vulnerability to mass movements. He spells out and identifies factors that tend to increase or decrease this vulnerability - not least the health and strength of elites. In this way, the book reveals new clues to the origins and nature of mass political movements. "The Politics of Mass Society" remains the most complete analytical account of the sociological approach to mass society in advanced industrial societies.
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Author: Barrie Axford

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745634745

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

View: 360

Theories of Globalization offers students and scholars a comprehensive and critical introduction to the concept of globalization. Barrie Axford expertly guides readers through the full range of perspectives on the topic, from international political economy to geography, global anthropology to cultural and communication studies. In so doing he draws out the common threads between competing theories, as well as pinpointing the problems that challenge our understanding of globalization. Key terms such as 'globalism' and 'globality' are carefully explained and central themes like capitalism, governance, culture and history explored in full. In assessing the contribution made by globalization theory, Axford's account also sheds new light on several crucial current issues. These range from the changing shape of democracy and citizen engagement with governance, to issues surrounding 'just war' and humane intervention, and problems relating to empire and post-colonialism. This wide-ranging and detailed new book will be essential reading for students and scholars of international politics, sociology and any area where the concept of globalization is discussed and disputed.
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Author: Max Scheler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136233008

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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First Published in 1980, Manfred S. Frings’ translation of Problems of a Sociology of Knowledge makes available Max Scheler’s important work in sociological theory to the English-speaking world. The book presents the thinker’s views on man’s condition in the twentieth-century and places it in a broader context of human history. This book highlights Scheler as a visionary thinker of great intellectual strength who defied the pessimism that many of his peers could not avoid. He comments on the isolated, fragmented nature of man’s existence in society in the twentieth century but suggests that a ‘World-Age of Adjustment’ is on the brink of existence. Scheler argues that the approaching era is a time for the disjointed society of the twentieth-century to heal its fractures and a time for different forms of human knowledge to come together in global understanding.
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Mobilities for the Twenty-First Century

Author: John Urry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655444

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In this ground-breaking contribution to social theory, John Urry argues that the traditional basis of sociology - the study of society - is outmoded in an increasingly borderless world. If sociology is to make a pertinent contribution to the post societal era it must forget the social rigidities of the pre-global order and, instead, switch its focus to the study of both physical and virtual movement. In considering this sociology of mobilities, the book concerns itself with the travels of people, ideas, images, messages, waste products and money across international borders, and the implications these mobilities have to our experiences of time, space, dwelling and citizenship. Sociology Beyond Society extends recent debate about globalisation both by providing an analysis of how mobilities reconstitute social life in uneven and complex ways, and by arguing for the significance of objects, senses, and time and space in the theorising of contemporary life. This book will be essential reading for undergraduates and graduates studying sociology and cultural geography.
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Author: Lawrence J. Saha

Publisher: Pergamon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 961

View: 3760

"This book provides a state-of-the-art resource, for an international audience, of the cumulative results of research and to identify the substantive developments which will take the sociological study of educaion into the next century. This encyclopedia presents the full range of paradigms, theoretical points of view, together with many research methodologies." --Cover.
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Author: Denis Lawton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415176330

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 4114

Titles in the Class, Race and Social Structure set of the International Library of Sociology consider every problem of socio-political importance that affected society in the years following the Second World War.
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