Power, action, and belief

a new sociology of knowledge?

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Author: John Law

Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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The SAGE Handbook of Power

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Author: Stewart R Clegg,Mark Haugaard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Power is arguably one of the key concepts within the social sciences. The SAGE Handbook of Power is the first touchstone for any student or researcher wishing to initiate themselves in the state of the art. Internationally acclaimed, Stewart R Clegg and Mark Haugaard have joined forces to select a collection of papers written by scholars with global reputations for excellence. These papers bridge different conceptual and theoretical positions and draw on many disciplines, including politics, sociology and cultural studies. The sweep and richness of the resulting handbook will help readers contextualise and grow their understanding of this dynamic and important subject area.

Polizei und Gesellschaft

Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven zu Methoden, Theorie und Empirie reflexiver Polizeiforschung

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Author: Christiane Howe,Lars Ostermeier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658223820

Category:

Page: N.A

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Kultur. Theorien der Gegenwart

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Author: Stephan Moebius,Dirk Quadflieg

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531920561

Category: Social Science

Page: 785

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Die Herausgeber Stephan Moebius und Dirk Quadflieg bieten in Zusammenarbeit mit den Autorinnen und Autoren einen systematischen und – in seiner angelegten Breite – erstmaligen Überblick über aktuelle kultursoziologische und -wissenschaftliche Theorien. Die gegenwärtig wichtigsten Kulturtheorien werden nach dem Kriterium ihrer interdisziplinären Relevanz für die zeitgenössischen Diskurse in der Soziologie, den Kulturwissenschaften, der politischen Philosophie sowie den Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften einheitlich und verständlich vorgestellt. Der Band richtet sich in erster Linie an Studierende und Lehrende der angegebenen Fachrichtungen und dient als ein hilfreiches Nachschlagewerk im immer unübersichtlicher werdenden Diskurs zwischen den Disziplinen.

Boundless Worlds

An Anthropological Approach to Movement

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Author: Peter Wynn Kirby

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845455385

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Where lived experience of surroundings is shifting, visceral, and immersive, interpretation of social spaces tends to be static and remote. "Space" and "place" are also often analyzed without grappling much (if at all) with the social, political, and historical roots of spatial practice. This volume embarks upon the novel strategy of focusing on movement as a way of understanding social spaces, which offers a means to get beyond biases inherent in the social science of space. Ethnographic studies of social life in settings as varied as nomadic Mongolia and island Melanesia, as distinct as contemporary Tokyo and war-torn Palestine, challenge Western assumptions about the universality of "space" and allow concrete understanding of how life plays out over different socio-cultural topographies. In a world that is becoming increasingly "bounded" in many ways - despite enormous changes wrought by technological, ideological, and other social developments - Boundless Worlds urges a scholarly turn, away from the purely global, toward the human dimension of social lives lived in conditions of conflict, upheaval, remapping, and improvisation through movement.

Body Work in Health and Social Care

Critical Themes, New Agendas

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Author: Julia Twigg,Carol Wolkowitz,Rachel Lara Cohen,Sarah Nettleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345842

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care Contributions come from an international range of experts Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts

Toward a New Sociology of Education

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Author: John Beck

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412840187

Category: Education

Page: 569

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By including material from literary, philosophical, and anthropological sources, and by selecting readings which consider educational practice both within and beyond formal educational contexts, this book broadens the character of sociological inquiry in education. The editors bring together material they have found valuable when working with students of education and DEGREESsociology at all levels. Many of these articles and extracts are either inaccessible or have not been reprinted. The collection should stimulate inquiry about the assumptions underlying current debates on curriculum, streaming, school organization, methods of teaching, and preconceived notions of ability. Toward a Sociology of Education develops an alternative theoretical approach to and engages in critical dialogue with mainstream sociology, and also points to other theoretical and practical probabilities.

Making Projects Critical

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Author: Damian Hodgson,Svetlana Cicmil

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137192305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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Making Projects Critical is an edited collection contributed by a range of international scholars linking the area of project management with critical management perspectives. Challenging recent debates on inherent problems in project management, the text considers project management within a wider organizational and societal context.

Management of Education in the Information Age

The Role of ICT

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Author: Ian D. Selwood,A. Fung,Christopher D. O'Mahoney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387356894

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This volume presents findings and insights from contemporary thinking and research on the application of Information Technology in Educational Management. It analyzes the ways in which ICT has been used, across a range of educational institutions, to support various aspects of educational management. It is the latest in a series of books produced by IFIP Working Group 3.7.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

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Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

Der Computer als Werkzeug und Medium

die geistigen und technischen Wurzeln des Personal Computers

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Author: Michael Friedewald

Publisher: Verlag Fur Geschichte Der Naturwissenschaften Un

ISBN: N.A

Category: Microcomputers

Page: 497

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Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine

America, Britain and Australia Compared

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Author: F. Collyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009314

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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This book studies the sociology of health and medicine across three different countries, the USA, UK and Australia, examining the nature of disciplines and their specialties and posing sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations.

Christian Reconstruction

R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

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Author: Michael J. McVicar

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469622750

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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This is the first critical history of Christian Reconstruction and its founder and champion, theologian and activist Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001). Drawing on exclusive access to Rushdoony's personal papers and extensive correspondence, Michael J. McVicar demonstrates the considerable role Reconstructionism played in the development of the radical Christian Right and an American theocratic agenda. As a religious movement, Reconstructionism aims at nothing less than "reconstructing" individuals through a form of Christian governance that, if implemented in the lives of U.S. citizens, would fundamentally alter the shape of American society. McVicar examines Rushdoony's career and traces Reconstructionism as it grew from a grassroots, populist movement in the 1960s to its height of popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. He reveals the movement's galvanizing role in the development of political conspiracy theories and survivalism, libertarianism and antistatism, and educational reform and homeschooling. The book demonstrates how these issues have retained and in many cases gained potency for conservative Christians to the present day, despite the decline of the movement itself beginning in the 1990s. McVicar contends that Christian Reconstruction has contributed significantly to how certain forms of religiosity have become central, and now familiar, aspects of an often controversial conservative revolution in America.

Magistrates at work

sentencing and social structure

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Author: Sheila Brown

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335096510

Category: Law

Page: 147

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Social Theory and the Urban Question

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Author: Peter Saunders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135685916

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Social Theory and the Urban Question offers a guide to, and a critical evaluation of key themes in contemporary urban social theory, as well as a re-examination of more traditional approaches in the light of recent developments and criticism. Dr Saunders discusses current theoretical positions in the context of the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. He suggests that later writers have often misunderstood or ignored the arguments of these 'founding fathers' of the urban question. Dr Saunders uses his final chapter to apply the lessons learned from a review of their work in order to develop a new framework for urban social and political analysis. This book was first published in 1981.

Social Psychology in Transition

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Author: Lloyd Strickland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461587654

Category: Psychology

Page: 361

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Emergence of Individual Differences in Social Context ROBERT B. ZAJONC A priest who was a heavy smoker once asked his bishop if it was all right if he smoked while praying. Appalled, the bishop chastised the priest for the very thought of soiling the solemn moment of prayer with such a filthy habit. Some years passed and the bishop came again through our priest's parish. And our tormented priest asked again about his predicament. But he asked a somewhat different question: "Your excellency," he said, "is it all right to pray while smoking?" There was no hesitation in the bishop's answer. "Of course!" he said. "There is nothing in the world that should keep you from praying. You can always pray, my son. You should miss no opportunity to pray. Whenever you wish to pray, by all means pray!" The relationship between individual differences and social psychology is roughly the same as between smoking and praying. Many social psychologists, and especially experimental social psycholOgists, are openly disdainful of individ ual difference variables. They avoid them in their studies and refuse to incor porate them in theories. The reasons for their (and we really should say "my" because the author is no exception in this matter) attitude are not obvious.

A New Sociology of Work?

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Author: Lynne Pettinger,Jane Perry,Rebecca Taylor,Miriam Glucksmann

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405139038

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book asks what might be required of “a new sociology of work” and why such a project is vital for understanding people’s working lives at the start of the twenty-first century. A collection of essays examining the concept of work, questioning what constitutes work, and where work ends and other activities begin. Acknowledges the work that goes on outside formal employment, in the family, the community and within various institutions. Highlights the importance of understanding the broad range of experiences of work in order to provide a more meaningful account of people’s work practices. Draws on studies which explore how localized temporal, temporal and socio-economic factors shape people’s experiences. The editors develop a distinctive theoretical framework and draw together key conclusions and policy recommendations.

Handbook of science and technology studies

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Author: Sheila Jasanoff,Society for Social Studies of Science

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 820

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Published in cooperation with the Society for Social Studies of Science For the most current, comprehensive resource in this rapidly evolving field, look no further than the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. This masterful volume is the first resource in over 15 years to define, summarize, and synthesize this complex multidisciplinary, international field. Tightly edited with contributions by an internationally recognized team of leading scholars, this volume addresses the crucial contemporary issues-both traditional and nonconventional-social studies, political studies, and humanistic studies in this changing field. Containing theoretical essays, extensive literature reviews, and detailed case studies, this remarkable volume clearly sets the standard for the field. It does nothing less than establish itself as the benchmark, one that will carry the field well into the next century. "The long-awaited Handbook of Science and Technology Studies--sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science is a truly substantial work, both in size and in the breadth of its many contributions. It is a rich and valuable guide to much that is transpiring in the field of Science and Technology Studies. In the editors words, it is 'an unconventional but arresting atlas of the field at a particular moment in its history'" --Science, Technology & Society "This book is not only an important resource for practitioners, but it also may help to spark the curiosity of those who are outside the field--including scientists and engineers themselves--and so pull the "half-seen world' of science and technology studies even more fully into the light of day." --American Scientist "The book as a whole is an impressive testimony to the vitality of a burgeoning field." -New Scientist "It reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the society. An excellent resource" --Choice