Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science

A Multicultural Approach

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Author: Brian Fay

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781557865380

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

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This volume provides a lucid and distinct introduction to multiculturalism and the philosophy of social science. Distinct, engaging and timely 'multicultural' approach Clear, non-technical overview of the nature of social inquiry First volume of outstanding new "Contemporary Philosophy" series

Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science

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Author: Michael Martin,Lee C. McIntyre

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262631518

Category: Science

Page: 785

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the first comprehensive anthology in the philosophy of social science to appear since the late 1960s

Global social work

Crossing borders, blurring boundaries

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Author: Carolyn Noble,, Helle Strauss,Brian Littlechild

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1743324049

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Global social work: crossing borders, blurring boundaries is a collection of ideas, debates and reflections on key issues concerning social work as a global profession, such as its theory, its curricula, its practice, its professional identity; its concern with human rights and social activism, and its future directions. Apart from emphasising the complexities of working and talking about social work across borders and cultures, the volume focuses on the curricula of social work programs from as many regions as possible to showcase what is being taught in various cultural, sociopolitical and regional contexts. Exploring the similarities and differences in social work education across many countries of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific, the book provides a reference point for moving the current social work discourse towards understanding the local and global context in its broader significance.

Socializing Metaphysics

The Nature of Social Reality

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Author: Frederick Schmitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585466653

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Socializing Metaphysics supplies diverse answers to the basic questions of social metaphysics, from a broad array of voices. It will interest all philosophers and social scientists concerned with mind, action, or the foundations of social theory.

British Chinese Families

Parenting, Relationships and Childhoods

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Author: C. Lau-Clayton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137026618

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Based on repeat interviews from a range of generational perspectives, this book explores the nature of contemporary British Chinese households and childhoods, examining the extent to which parents identify themselves as being Chinese and how decisions to uphold or move away from 'traditional' Chinese values impacts on their child-rearing methods.

Cultural Capital, Identity, and Social Mobility

The Life Course of Working-Class University Graduates

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Author: Mick Matthys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113620704X

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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This qualitative study explores the meaning of working-class origin in the life and career of university graduates. Social transition from a working-class background to a middle-class milieu results in loyalty conflicts and communication barriers. The lack of social and cultural capital and the absent sense of an assertive self-presentation are pivotal barriers to gaining management functions. Positions in certain key sectors are not necessarily allocated according to professional capacity, but to obscure social connections, regulated by cultural codes and tests. Matthys approaches social mobility as a trajectory of identity construction in which different classes are integrated, and uses the notion of identity capital to interpret and discuss the meaning of the individual drive in social mobility.

Psychologische Beiträge

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Author: Hildegard Hetzer,Friedrich Dorsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

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Author: Vern L. Bengtson,Alan C. Acock,Katherine R. Allen,Peggye Dilworth-Anderson,David M. Klein

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452279101

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 688

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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Religion ohne Gott

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Author: Ronald Dworkin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518737325

Category: Philosophy

Page: 146

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Das Zentrum wahrer Religiosität, so der bekennende Atheist Albert Einstein, sei die Ehrfurcht vor den Mysterien des Universums, »deren höchste Weisheit und strahlende Schönheit wir mit unseren matten Erkenntnisvermögen nur rudimentär begreifen können«. In diesem Sinne sei er, Einstein, ein tiefreligiöser Mensch. Aber was ist religiös an einer solchen Haltung, in der Gott offensichtlich keine Rolle spielt? Mit dieser Frage beschäftigte sich Ronald Dworkin in seinen Einstein-Vorlesungen, die er bis kurz vor seinem Tod zu diesem Buch ausgearbeitet hat. Religion, so seine Antwort, bezeichnet eine Sicht auf die Welt, die von einem tiefen Glauben an objektive Werte getragen wird – etwa daran, dass Geschöpfe eine Würde haben, dass ein Leben erfüllt oder verfehlt sein kann oder dass Schönheit, die uns den Atem raubt, sich nicht als pures Produkt unserer Sinnesorgane erklären lässt. Auch Theisten teilen diese Werte, meinen aber, sie seien gottgegeben. Für Dworkin verhält es sich genau umgekehrt: Die Idee eines Gottes rührt daher, dass es diese Werte wirklich gibt. Und an Gott (oder Götter) zu glauben ist eine Weise, dies auszudrücken, aber nicht die einzige. Von der Physik über die Politik bis hin zum Recht erkundet »Religion ohne Gott« den Perspektivwechsel, der mit einem solchen gottlosen Verständnis von Religion verbunden ist. Das Buch, das mit einer eindrucksvollen Reflexion über Tod und Unsterblichkeit schließt, ist das Vermächtnis eines bekennenden religiösen Atheisten. Es weitet den Blick für das, was wichtig ist.

Science, Crafts and Knowledge

Understanding of Science Among Artisans in India and South Africa : a Cross-cultural Endeavour

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Author: Gauhar Raza,Hester Du Plessis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781919825861

Category: Artisans

Page: 140

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Multiculturalism

A Critical Reader

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Author: David Theo Goldberg

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631189121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 468

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Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader delineates the prevailing concerns and considerations, principles and practices, concepts and categories that fall under the rubric of "multiculturalism".

Explanation in the Behavioural Sciences

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Author: Robert Borger,Frank Cioffi

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521099059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 536

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A confrontation of views written by distinguished figures concerned with the behavioural and social sciences.

Civil Society Networks in China and Vietnam

Informal Pathbreakers in Health and the Environment

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Author: A. Wells-Dang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230380212

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This book brings a fresh, original approach to understand social action in China and Vietnam through the conceptual lens of informal environmental and health networks. It shows how citizens in non-democratic states actively create informal pathways for advocacy and the development of functioning civil societies.