Bourdieu's Politics

Problems and Possiblities

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Author: Jeremy F. Lane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134228449

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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In the last decade of his career, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu became involved in a series of high-profile political interventions, defending the cause of striking students and workers, speaking out in the name of illegal immigrants, the homeless and the unemployed, challenging the incursion of the market into the field of artistic and intellectual production. The first sustained analysis of Bourdieu's politics, this study seeks to assess the validity of his claims as to the distinctiveness and superiority of his own field theory as a tool of political analysis.

Religion and Social Problems

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Author: Titus Hjelm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136854134

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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Although students and scholars of social problems have often acknowledged the role of religion, no thorough examinations of the relation between the two have emerged. This volume fills this gap by providing a definitive work on the role of religion in assessing, constructing, and solving social problems. Contributors chart the relation between religion and social problems, exploring such case studies as the impact of religion on drugs and alcohol use among Muslims, the rising importance that religion is given in social policy, the role of the Orthodox and Catholic churches in tackling social problems in post-communist East Europe, and the contested role of religion in the national and international politics of contemporary Japan. Religion and Social Problems is a broad and path-breaking contribution to the fields of sociology of religion, sociology of social problems, and religious studies.

Queer Political Performance and Protest

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Author: Benjamin Shepard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135900434

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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From the birth of the Gay Liberation through the rise of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987, the global justice movement in 1994, the largest day of antiwar protest in world history in February 2003, the Republican National Convention protests in August 2004, and the massive immigrant rights rallies in the spring of 2006, the streets of cities around the world have been filled with a new theatrical model of protest. Elements of fun, creativity, pleasure, and play are cornerstones of this new approach toward protest and community building. No movement has had a larger influence on the emergence of play in social movement activity than the gay liberation and queer activism of the past thirty years. This book examines the role of play in gay liberation and queer activism, and the ways in which queer notions of play have influenced a broad range of social movements.

Legislating Creativity

The Intersections of Art and Politics

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Author: Dustin Kidd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135165785

Category: Art

Page: 190

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How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the National Endowment for the Arts during the Culture Wars (late 1980s-1990s). Though there have always been tensions in government funding for the arts, these controversies intensified the public debates surrounding art/politics and remain as a focal point in conversations that continue today. The book focuses on three case studies: Mapplethorpe's controversial photography, an exhibit on the impact of AIDS entitled Witnesses, and the Guerrilla Girls. Dustin Kidd has provided a thoroughly enriching look at the intersections of art and politics—the ways that political practices transform creative expression and the ways that artistic drives shape political policies.

Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity

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Author: Eduardo de la Fuente

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136927433

Category: Music

Page: 192

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In the first decade of the twentieth-century, many composers rejected the principles of tonality and regular beat. This signaled a dramatic challenge to the rationalist and linear conceptions of music that had existed in the West since the Renaissance. The ‘break with tonality’, Neo-Classicism, serialism, chance, minimalism and the return of the ‘sacred’ in music, are explored in this book for what they tell us about the condition of modernity. Modernity is here treated as a complex social and cultural formation, in which mythology, narrative, and the desire for ‘re-enchantment’ have not completely disappeared. Through an analysis of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Boulez and Cage, 'the author shows that the twentieth century composer often adopted an artistic personality akin to Max Weber’s religious types of the prophet and priest, ascetic and mystic. Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity advances a cultural sociology of modernity and shows that twentieth century musical culture often involved the adoption of ‘apocalyptic’ temporal narratives, a commitment to ‘musical revolution’, a desire to explore the limits of noise and sound, and, finally, redemption through the rediscovery of tonality. This book is essential reading for those interested in cultural sociology, sociological theory, music history, and modernity/modernism studies.

Bourdieu for Educators

Policy and Practice

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Author: Fenwick W. English,Cheryl L. Bolton

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315959

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Educational change and reform on a larger scale Bourdieu for Educators: Policy and Practice, brings the revolutionary research and thinking of Pierre Bourdieu (1930[en]2002) of France to public educational leaders in North America, Canada, Australia, and the U.K. This text brings Bourdieu’s corpus into the arena of elementary and secondary educational reform and change, and offers policy, research, and practice discussions. Authors Fenwick W. English and Cheryl L. Bolton use Bourdieu to challenge the standards movement in different countries, the current vision of effective management, and the open market notion connecting pay to performance. The text shows that connecting pay to performance won’t improve education for the poorest group of school students in the U.S., Canada, or the U.K., regardless of how much money is spent trying to erase the achievement gap. The authors layout the bold educational agenda of Pierre Bourdieu by demonstrating that educational preparation must take into account larger socioeconomic-political realities in order for educational change and reform to make an impact.

Die Europäische Integration als Elitenprozess

Das Ende eines Traums?

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Author: Max Haller

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531914561

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Schon lange ist evident, dass die europäische Integration vor allem von den Eliten vorangetrieben wird. Dies ist die erste Untersuchung, die diesen Sachverhalt umfassend dokumentiert und erklärt. Anhand von Daten über europäische Wahlen und Volksabstimmungen, repräsentativen Surveys, Interviews, Dokumenten und Biografien werden u.a. gezeigt: - die Charakteristika und Entwicklung, Interessen und Privlegien der politischen und ökonomischen Eliten sowie der neuen „Eurokratie“ in Brüssel; - die Erwartungen und Wahrnehmungen der Bürger und der in vielen Teilen der EU weitverbreitete Skeptizismus; - die Strategien der Eliten, die Zustimmung der Bürger zu gewinnen. Zuletzt werden die historisch-intellektuellen Ideen von „Europa“ mit der Realität der Integration seit 1945 konfrontiert und Vorschläge zur Stärkung der sozialpolitischen und demokratischen Komponenten der EU entwickelt.

Power and Welfare

Understanding Citizens' Encounters with State Welfare

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Author: Nanna Mik-Meyer,Kaspar Villadsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415534429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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When the state punishes criminals, removes children at risk, or makes demands upon welfare recipients it is immediately apparent that it is exercising power. It is less readily evident that power is at stake when the state seeks to educate, advise, or empower citizens. This book focuses on how power frames these less coercive encounters, promoting critical reflection on the relationship between citizens and the state, and the exercise of professional power. Each chapter includes an introduction to a key thinker or conceptual framework from...

Sociology

Themes and Perspectives

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Author: Michael Haralambos,Martin Holborn

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 954

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This seventh edition has been fully updated to give all the detail and depth needed to get students the best grades and prepare teachers for teaching.

Elitesoziologie

Eine Einführung

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Author: Michael Hartmann

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593374390

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Über Eliteuniversitäten und die Notwendigkeit von Eliten wird zurzeit heftig diskutiert. Aber was sind eigentlich Eliten? Was zeichnet sie aus? Sind Eliten und Demokratie überhaupt miteinander vereinbar? Michael Hartmann stellt im ersten Teil dieser Einführung die wichtigsten Elitetheorien der letzten 120 Jahre - von Mosca bis Bourdieu - in ihren wesentlichen Elementen vor und kommentiert sie kritisch. Ebenso wichtig für jeden, der sich mit Elitesoziologie beschäftigt, ist die Analyse der Eliten in den entwickelten Industrieländern, die Gegenstand des zweiten Teils sind: Wer besetzt in Wirtschaft, Politik, Verwaltung, Justiz oder Wissenschaft die Spitzenpositionen und welches sind ihre Funktionen? Michael Hartmann stellt dar, wie sich die maßgeblichen Eliten in den fünf größten Industriestaaten (Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Japan und USA) rekrutieren, und untersucht ihre soziale Herkunft und Homogenität. Damit verbindet er auf anschauliche Weise Theorie und Empirie dieses wichtigen Teilgebiets der Soziologie.

Language and Minority Rights

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Politics of Language

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Author: Stephen May

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582404557

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This series highlights the importance of language to an understanding of issues of social and professional concern. It helps readers understand how the ways we communicate influence and are influenced by contemporary social institutions.

Canadian Perspectives on the Sociology of Education

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Author: Cynthia Levine-Rasky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 379

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This outstanding collection of original essays written by academics from coast-to-coast examines the complex relationship between school and society. A distinctly Canadian perspective on the sociology of education is showcased with coverage of Canadian issues, policies, institutions, and data. Chapters range from the theoretical to the empirical, and from substantive concerns affecting student's lives to those affecting governance issues. Taking a critical approach, the text urges readersto ask difficult questions about teaching and schooling. By illustrating the multiple sociological forces that come into play for educators and learners, Canadian Perspectives on the Sociology of Education challenges the reductive and pragmatic approach adopted in conventional education courses.

Fundamenta Scientiae

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The international journal for critical analysis of science and the responsibility of scientists.

Screen

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Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

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Sozialer Sinn

Kritik der theoretischen Vernunft

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Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518286661

Category:

Page: 503

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Encyclopedia of Law and Society

American and Global Perspectives

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Author: David S. Clark

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780761923879

Category: Social Science

Page: 1808

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The Encyclopedia of Law and Society is the largest comprehensive and international treatment of the law and society field. With an Advisory Board of 62 members from 20 countries and six continents, the three volumes of this state-of-the-art resource represent interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology, and economics. By globalizing the Encyclopedia's coverage, American and international law and society will be better understood within its historical and comparative context.

Erving Goffman - "Interaction order"

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Author: Markus Mikikis

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638654885

Category:

Page: 72

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Klassiker und Theorierichtungen, Note: 1,3, Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Institut fur Soziologie), 4 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: -, Abstract: Erving Goffman gehort heute zu den popularsten und meist gelesenen Soziologen unserer Zeit. Seine Bucher wurden in zahlreiche Sprachen ubersetzt, und mehrfach mit Preisen ausgezeichnet (vgl. Hettlage/Lenz 1991:25). Goffmans Interesse galt nicht dem Entwurf einer umfassenden makrosoziologischen Theorie, sondern vielmehr dem kleinraumigen Bereich der face-to-face-Interaktion, und somit dem Mikrokosmos (vgl. Hettlage/Lenz 1991:8-9). Nicht zuletzt ging es ihm um die Etablierung des Themas face-to-face-Interaktion als einen eigenstandigen Forschungsgegenstand. Dennoch wird Goffman aus der Perspektive des soziologischen Wissenschaftsbetriebs auch heute noch haufig als Aussenseiter wahrgenommen, dessen gesamtes Forschungsprogramm und einzelnen Konzepte als kaum einheitlich und perspektivenreich betrachtet werden, und der den Zugang zu den Makro-Perspektiven seines Faches nie gefunden habe (vgl. Hettlage/Lenz 1991:9). Neben der Darstellung seines Forschungsprogramms mochte ich untersuchen, ob diese Einschatzung zutreffend ist, oder sein Beitrag fur die Entwicklung der Soziologie unterschatzt wird, was auf zahlreiche merkwurdige Details und Beispiele in seinen Werken, eines zu guten Stils" (Hettlage/Lenz 1991:9), stark variierenden Begriffsverwendungen und der Person Goffman an sich zuruck zu fuhren sein konnte. Zunachst werde ich die grundlegenden Lebensdaten Goffmans darstellen. Dann mochte ich einen ersten Einblick in Goffmans Forschungsprogramm ermoglichen, indem ich eine Ubersicht uber die wesentlichen Inhalte erstelle. Eine Beschreibung seiner wissenschaftlichen Vorgehensweise wird nutzlich sein, um die erwahnten Details und Beispiele, im Rahmen der Untersuchung von face-to-face-Interaktionen, als zweck