Advances in Sociology Research

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Author: Jared A. Jaworski

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600213632

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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"Advances in Sociology Research" presents original research results on the leading edge of sociology. Each chapter has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial advances across a broad spectrum. This volume focuses on ageing, abortion and leadership.

Advances in Comparative-Historical Analysis

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Author: James Mahoney,Kathleen Thelen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107110025

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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Situates comparative-historical analysis within contemporary debates in political science and explores the latest theoretical and conceptual advances.

Advances in Sociology Research

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Author: Jared A. Jaworski

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600213632

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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"Advances in Sociology Research" presents original research results on the leading edge of sociology. Each chapter has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial advances across a broad spectrum. This volume focuses on ageing, abortion and leadership.

Communities and Organizations

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Author: Chris Marquis,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780522843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

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Considers how diverse types of communities influence organizations, as well as the associated benefit of developing an accounting for community processes in organizational theory. This title focuses on social proximity and networks that has characterized the work on communities.

Advances in Sociology Research

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Author: Leopold M. Stoneham

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594540837

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Presents original research results on the leading edge of sociology. Each chapter has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial advances across a broad spectrum.

Ageing in Contexts of Migration

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Author: Ute Karl,Sandra Torres

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317814185

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Population ageing and the globalisation of international migration are challenging the research agendas of social scientists around the world, and posing numerous challenges for policy makers and practitioners whose goal is to formulate and design high-quality and user-friendly policies and services. Both of these phenomena have brought, for example, attention to the fact that more and more people around the world are ageing in countries other than those where they were born. The fact that elderly care sectors around the world need to recruit staff if they are to handle the growing number of older people that will need their services is also something that has been discussed when population ageing and the globalisation of international migration have been debated. The elderly care sector’s reliance on people with migrant backgrounds has namely increased as a result of these phenomena. This collection is therefore situated at the intersection of ageing and migration studies and takes into account the various issues with which this intersection is concerned. The chapters in this volume are written by established researchers in the field of ageing and migration around the world. The collection explores these issues in three sections: Elderly care regimes and migration regimes: national perspectives Ageing in contexts of migration: a multifaceted phenomenon Elderly care and migration. The expert contributions in this volume address the array of issues associated with the study of ageing, old age and elderly care in contexts of migration.

Theorizing Digital Divides

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Author: Massimo Ragnedda,Glenn W. Muschert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315455315

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Although discussion of the digital divide is a relatively new phenomenon, social inequality is a deeply entrenched part of our current social world and is now reproduced in the digital sphere. Such inequalities have been described in multiple traditions of social thought and theoretical approaches. To move forward to a greater understanding of the nuanced dynamics of digital inequality, we need the theoretical lenses to interpret the meaning of what has been observed as digital inequality. This volume examines and explains the phenomenon of digital divides and digital inequalities from a theoretical perspective. Indeed, with there being a limited amount of theoretical research on the digital divide so far, Theorizing Digital Divides seeks to collect and analyse different perspectives and theoretical approaches in analysing digital inequalities, and thus propose a nuanced approach to study the digital divide. Exploring theories from diverse perspectives within the social sciences whilst presenting clear examples of how each theory is applied in digital divide research, this book will appeal to scholars and undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in sociology of inequality, digital culture, Internet studies, mass communication, social theory, sociology, and media studies.

Advances in Gender Research

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Author: Vasilikie Demos,Vasilikie P. Demos,Marcia Texler Segal

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780762302673

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This series is aimed at presenting current methodological and theoretical research in the area of gender studies. It discusses topics such as gender labour markets and social policy, women and families in Costa Rica, and economic development, patriarchy, and intrahousehold dynamics.

Family Environments, School Resources, and Educational Outcomes

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Author: Grace Kao,Hyunjoon Park

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784416274

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Contributions come from authors spread around the globe, illuminating how the efficacy and ideologies of schooling variably unfold in differing national and historical contexts. Written by sociologists, anthropologists, economists, and cultural critics, this journal offers lively and accessible empirical work to a broad audience.

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 19, 2001

Women's Health Research

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Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN,Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826197167

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This book demonstrates that nurses have made an important contribution to the advancement and expansion of women's health knowledge. Selecting the health issues of most importance to women, the editors have assembled leading nurse researchers to review, summarize, and critique nursing research within each area. A general overview of the field is also provided. Contributors include Angela McBride, Linda Andrist, Janice Humphreys, and Jacquelyn Campbell. Also contributing are Kathleen MacPherson and Nancy King Reame, nurse members of the original Boston Women's Health Collective, which authors OUR BODIES, OURSELVES.

Algorithmic Cultures

Essays on Meaning, Performance and New Technologies

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Author: Robert Seyfert,Jonathan Roberge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317331818

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book provides in-depth and wide-ranging analyses of the emergence, and subsequent ubiquity, of algorithms in diverse realms of social life. The plurality of Algorithmic Cultures emphasizes: 1) algorithms’ increasing importance in the formation of new epistemic and organizational paradigms; and 2) the multifaceted analyses of algorithms across an increasing number of research fields. The authors in this volume address the complex interrelations between social groups and algorithms in the construction of meaning and social interaction. The contributors highlight the performative dimensions of algorithms by exposing the dynamic processes through which algorithms – themselves the product of a specific approach to the world – frame reality, while at the same time organizing how people think about society. With contributions from leading experts from Media Studies, Social Studies of Science and Technology, Cultural and Media Sociology from Canada, France, Germany, UK and the USA, this volume presents cutting edge empirical and conceptual research that includes case studies on social media platforms, gaming, financial trading and mobile security infrastructures.

Genetics, Health, and Society

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Author: Brea L. Perry

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783505680

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This volume focuses on critical issues surrounding the intersection of genetics, health, and society. It provides a critical examination of sociological and biomedical approaches to genomics, including strengths and limitations of each perspective.

The Journal of Korean Studies, Volume 19, Number 2 (Fall 2014)

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Author: Clark W. Sorensen,Donald Baker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442246472

Category: History

Page: 248

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The University of Washington-Korea Studies Program, in collaboration with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, is proud to publish the Journal of Korean Studies. In 1979 Dr. James Palais (PhD Harvard 1968), former UW professor of Korean History edited and published the first volume of the Journal of Korean Studies. For thirteen years it was a leading academic forum for innovative, in-depth research on Korea. In 2004 former editors Gi-Wook Shin and John Duncan revived this outstanding publication at Stanford University. In August 2008 editorial responsibility transferred back to the University of Washington. With the editorial guidance of Clark Sorensen and Donald Baker, the Journal of Korean Studies (JKS) continues to be dedicated to publishing outstanding articles, from all disciplines, on a broad range of historical and contemporary topics concerning Korea. In addition the JKS publishes reviews of the latest Korea-related books.

Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis

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Author: Richard Fitzgerald,William Housley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917859

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This is an exciting addition to the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of membership categorization analysis. Bringing together the biggest names in MCA this landmark publication provides a contemporary analysis of the field and a platform for emerging researchers and students to build upon. The book sets out the current methodological developments of MCA highlighting its analytic strength – particularly when examining social identity and social knowledge. It provides a sophisticated tool of qualitative analysis and draws from a wide range of empirical studies provided by global scholars. The culmination of years of international research this agenda-setting text will be essential reading for academics and advanced students using membership categorization across the social sciences; particularly in media and communication studies, sociology, psychology, education, political science and linguistics.

Social Capital

A Theory of Social Structure and Action

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Author: Nan Lin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521521673

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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Social Resources and Social Action explains the importance of using social connections and social relations in achieving goals. Social capital, or resources accessed through such connections and relations, is critical (along with human capital, or what a person or organization actually possesses) in achieving goals for individuals, social groups, organizations, and communities. The book introduces a theory which forcefully argues and shows why "it is who you know," as well as "what you know" that makes a difference in life and society.

Desistance from Crime

New Advances in Theory and Research

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Author: Michael Rocque

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137572345

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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This book represents a brief treatise on the theory and research behind the concept of desistance from crime. This ever-growing field has become increasingly relevant as questions of serious issues regarding sentencing, probation and the penal system continue to go unanswered. Rocque covers the history of research on desistance from crime and provides a discussion of research and theories on the topic before looking towards the future of the application of desistance to policy. The focus of the volume is to provide an overview of the practical and theoretical developments to better understand desistance. In addition, a multidisciplinary, integrative theoretical perspective is presented, ensuring that it will be of particular interest for students and scholars of criminology and the criminal justice system.

Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research

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Author: Khondkar Karim

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787149625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research addresses a wide range of issues that affect the users, preparers, and assurers of accounting information. Volume 20 exemplifies this focus by including research on emerging theory, methods, and applications towards behavioral research in accounting and audit.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

50th Anniversary Edition

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Author: Thomas S. Kuhn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226458148

Category: Science

Page: 264

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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

Economics Meets Sociology in Strategic Management

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Author: Joel A. C. Baum,Frank Dobbin

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780762306640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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Why do firms do what they do? Why do some strategies rise while others fall? These are central concerns of both strategic management theorists and economic sociologists. This book brings together distinguished authors from both fields in an illuminating interdisciplinary dialogue. -- from back cover.

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

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Author: Linda George,Kenneth Ferraro

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124172857

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

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Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Eighth Edition, presents the extraordinary growth of research on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in the social sciences of aging. As the complexities of population dynamics, cohort succession, and policy changes modify the world and its inhabitants in ways that must be vigilantly monitored so that aging research remains relevant and accurate, this completely revised edition not only includes the foundational, classic themes of aging research, but also a rich array of emerging topics and perspectives that advance the field in exciting ways. New topics include families, immigration, social factors, and cognition, caregiving, neighborhoods, and built environments, natural disasters, religion and health, and sexual behavior, amongst others. Covers the key areas in sociological gerontology research in one volume, with an 80% update of the material Headed up by returning editor Linda K. George, and new editor Kenneth Ferraro, highly respected voices and researchers within the sociology of aging discipline Assists basic researchers in keeping abreast of research and clinical findings Includes theory and methods, aging and social structure, social factors and social institutions, and aging and society Serves as a useful resource—an inspiration to those searching for ways to contribute to the aging enterprise, and a tribute to the rich bodies of scholarship that comprise aging research in the social sciences