Economy/Society

Markets, Meanings, and Social Structure

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Author: Bruce G. Carruthers,Sarah L. Babb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412994969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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In this long-awaited second edition of Economy/Society Markets, Meanings, and Social Structure, authors Carruthers and Babb continue to offer an accessible introduction to the way social arrangements affect economic activity, and shows that economic exchanges are deeply embedded in social relationships. Understanding how society shapes the economy helps us answer many important questions. For example, how does advertising get people to buy things? How do people use their social connections to get jobs? How did large bureaucratic organizations come to be so pervasive in modern economies—and what difference does it make? How can we explain the persistence of economic inequalities between men and women and across racial groups? Why do some countries become rich while others stay poor? This book presents sociological answers to questions like these, and encourages its readers to view the economy through a sociological lens.

Law/Society

Origins, Interactions, and Change

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Author: John Sutton

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987055

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 301

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Foundations of the Sociology of Law provides a conceptual framework for thinking about the full range of topics within the sociology of law discipline. The book: contrasts normative and sociological perspectives on law; presents a primer on the logic of research and inference as applied to law related issues; examines theories of legal change; and discusses law in action with specific reference to civil rights legislation.

The Sociology of Childhood

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Author: William A. Corsaro

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987512

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

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′The provision of many amusing examples from Corsaro′s own research experience with children make his book a thoroughly enjoyable read as well as a valuable critical sociological analysis of childhood′ - Sociology The Sociology of Childhood is the Second Edition of a text that has been universally acclaimed as the best book on the subject available today. It is the only text that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective. The second edition retains the same quality coverage of social theories of childhood, the consideration of children and childhood in historical and cultural perspective, children′s peer cultures from preschool through preadolescence, and the social problems of children. The book has been updated to include new research, information, and discussions on the latest social indicators regarding children in the United States and around the world. Key Features New chapter on up-to-date methods of research for studying children. New chapters on theory, cultural change, and children′s peer cultures. New section on children′s rights including a description and discussion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Updated chapter on the Future of Childhood addresses current policy debates and changing demographics related to children in today′s societies. Contains many examples of children′s actual play and behavior. Provides photographs and charts that capture the complexity and diversity of children′s lives. The Sociology of Childhood is highly recommended for use as the core text in courses on the sociology of children and childhood, as well as for parents, teachers, and other adults interested in the social lives and development of children. It can also be used in early education, child development, and child psychology courses, and as a supplemental text in the area of family studies. William A. Corsaro is the Robert H. Shaffer Class of 1967 Endowed Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he teaches courses on the sociology of childhood, childhood in contemporary society, and ethnographic research methods. Corsaro is the author of Friendship and Peer Culture in the Early Years (1985) and "We′re Friends, Right": Inside Kids′ Culture (2003). He was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Bologna, Italy, in 1983-84 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow in Trondheim, Norway, in 2003. His research has been featured on NPR, the BBC in London, and in the New Yorker.

Making Societies

The Historical Construction of Our World

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Author: William G. Roy

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761986621

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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This book shows how the social constructions of time, space, race, gender and class intersect with each other to produce particular social phenomena that are enduring and significant for our society. Leading the reader through examples drawn from around the world, the author shows how these categories are social constructions; historically formed, ideologically loaded, and subject to change.

Money and Credit

A Sociological Approach

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Author: Bruce G. Carruthers,Laura Ariovich

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745643914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

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This book offers a fresh and uniquely sociological perspective on money and credit. As basic economic institutions, money and credit are easy to overlook when they work well. When they malfunction, their importance becomes obvious and demands further investigation. Bruce G. Carruthers and Laura Ariovich examine the social dimensions of money and credit at both the individual and corporate levels, from the development of personal credit in a consumer society to the role of government in the creation of money. In clear prose, they illustrate how the overall economy is governed by the financial system and the flow of capital into, and out of, firms. They also explore the social meanings of money, and how people distinguish between "dirty" and "clean" money. This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for upper-level students of economic sociology, and those interested in how the bills, coins, and plastic in our pockets shape the world in which we live.

Global Capitalism

A Sociological Perspective

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Author: Miguel A. Centeno,Joseph N. Cohen

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745644503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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The global financial crisis has challenged many of our most authoritative economic ideologies and policies. After thirty years of reshaping the world to conform to the market, governments and societies are now calling for a retreat to a yet undefined new economic order. In order to provide a guide to what the twenty-first-century economy might look like, this book revisits the great project of Global Capitalism. What did it actually entail? How far did it go? What were its strengths and failings? By deconstructing its core ideas and examining its empirical record, can we gain clues about how to move forward after the crisis? Miguel Centeno and Joseph Cohen define capitalism as a historically-evolving and socially-constructed institution, rooted in three core economic activities trade, finance and marketing and identify the three key challenges that any new economic system will need to surmount inequality, governance, and environmental sustainability. This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for students of economic sociology, and all those interested in the construction of our economic future.

Ethnicity and Race

Making Identities in a Changing World

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Author: Stephen Cornell,Douglas Hartmann

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412941105

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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"This book is very well written and clearly organized throughout. It is pitched at upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level race and ethnicity students...in sum, this is an important book, highly recommended to students and faculty alike. The authors draw extensively from classic and contemporary sociological theory throughout the text and maintain a transnational focus in each and every chapter." —TEACHING SOCIOLOGY Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World, Second Edition uses examples and extended case studies from all over the world to craft a compelling, even-handed account of the power and persistence of ethnicity and race in the contemporary world. Known for its conceptual clarity, world-historical scope, and fair-minded treatment of these oft controversial topics, this updated and expanded edition retains all of the core elements and constructionist insights of the original.

Conflict, Order and Action

Readings in Sociology

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Author: Edward Ksenych,David Liu

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551301921

Category: Social Science

Page: 474

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This engaging collection of classic and contemporary readings is designed to complement introductory sociology texts by offering students a lively variety of examples of the practice of sociological inquiry. The authors bring together selections of seminal sociological thought, current North American formulations of the sociological imagination, as well as applications of sociology to contemporary topics and issues with a Canadian focus. The aim of the reader is to provide selections that are compelling, relatively accessible, and reflect the diversity of theoretical approaches and methodologies that constitute sociological inquiry within the limitations of having an affordable book. It provides rich supplementary resource material for the main topics usually taken up in introductory courses: the sociological perspective, culture, action and interaction, socialisation, work and the economy, social inequality, gender relations, family, deviance and social control, and social change. In addition, the reader is an excellent resource for courses with fieldwork assignments. It provides a section on selected field projects that can be done in a one or two semester course, and contains articles that can serve as examples of each project.

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Category: American literature

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Sociology in Perspective

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Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Midwifery

Preparation for Practice

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Author: Sally K. Tracy,Carol Thorogood,Jan Pincombe,Sally Pairman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072957928X

Category: Medical

Page: 976

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Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2e is the only text which reflects the historical and socio – political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. In addition, it is the only text which incorporates the philosophy and standards endorsed by New Zealand and Australian Colleges of Midwives while also focusing on the partnership between midwives with women and the woman- centred model of midwifery care. The second edition has built on the existing philosophy and structure of Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, though with a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills. Key chapters have been re-written to reflect recent changes in government legislation while current research and pertinent examples are included throughout the text. This new edition is supported by a comprehensive suite of resources for both Instructors and Students using the Evolve website as a platform. These ancillaries will re-enforce the critical thinking elements for students with interactive case studies and scenario based learning exercises as well as the multiple choice questions. Presents unique philosophy and woman-centered approach in line with the standards set by the ACNM and NZCM Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand Key terms, Chapter Overview, Learning Outcomes and Review Questions included in every chapter. Reflective exercises, Critical thinking exercises and Clinical Scenarios to encourage active student learning 2 new Indigenous chapters highlight key health aspects relevant for Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and Maori women New chapter on Perineal care and repair Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology Instructor and Student resources on Evolve with a focus on critical thinking – Weblinks, interactive case studies, PowerPoints, additional exercises with questions and answers

Meanings of Work

Considerations for the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Frederick C. Gamst

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791424131

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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This book examines the fast-changing patterns of work in the global market and the resulting social, cultural, and economic impact on the work force.

Khipu kamayuq

newsletter of the Latin American Studies Program, University of Massachusetts

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The Social Organization of Work

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Author: Teresa A. Sullivan,Randy Hodson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 508

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Part One: History and Methods. 1. The Evolution of Work. 2. Studying the World of Work. Part Two: The Personal Context of Work. 3. Work and Family. 4. Meaningful Work. 5. Barriers and Disruptions at Work. 6. Collective Responses to Work. Part Three: Industries and Technologies. 7. Technology and Organization. 8. From Field, Mine and Factory. 9. The High-Technology Workplace. 10. Services. Part Four: Occupations and Professions. 11. Professions and Professions. 12. Executives, Managers, and Administrators. 13. Clerical and Sales Workers. 14. Marginal Jobs. Part Five: Work in the Twenty-First Century. 15. The World of the Large Corporation. 16. Work in a Global Economy. 17. The Future of Work. Appendix Table 1. Detailed Occupational Data.

Das Summa Summarum des Management

Die 25 wichtigsten Werke für Strategie, Führung und Veränderung

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Author: Cornelius Boersch,Rainer Eschen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834993204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

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Kann man gutes Management lernen? Gibt es im Management so etwas wie „ewige Wahrheiten“? Wie navigieren Unternehmer und Führungsverantwortliche ihre Firmen durch Krisenzeiten? Wie können Führungskräfte notwendige Veränderungen herbeiführen oder Mitarbeiter motivieren, auf neue Ziele einschwören, Lust auf Leistung vermitteln? Das „Summa Summarum des Management“ bringt 25 der wichtigsten Werke der Managementliteratur auf den Punkt. Das Buch skizziert die Inhalte, fixiert die Kerngedanken und bietet dem Leser damit eine Abkürzung zu den essentiellen Prinzipien des Management in der heutigen Zeit.

Consumer Culture and Postmodernism

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Author: Mike Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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Implicit within claims that society itself is in some sense postmodern is an argument about the priority of consumption as a determinant of everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations and experiences. Material goods are consumed as `communicators'; they are valued as signifiers of taste and of lifestyle. This volume examines the viability of this portrait of contemporary society. Mike Featherstone explores the roots of consumer culture, how it is defined and differentiated and the extent to which it represents the arrival of a `postmodern' world. He examines the theories of consumption and postmodernism among contemporary social theorists such

Der Aufstieg der Netzwerkgesellschaft

Das Informationszeitalter. Wirtschaft. Gesellschaft. Kultur

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Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658113227

Category: Social Science

Page: 646

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Manuel Castells entwirft in seinem Werk eine Soziologie des Informationszeitalters. Auf der Grundlage reichhaltigen empirischen Materials analysiert und interpretiert er die Entwicklung von der Industriegesellschaft zur Informationsgesellschaft. Seit seinem ersten Erscheinen 1996 in den USA hat das Werk einen beispiellosen Siegeszug durch die wissenschaftlich interessierte Leserschaft genommen.

The Drama of Social Life

Essays in Post-Modern Social Psychology

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Author: T. R. Young

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412821957

Category: Psychology

Page: 367

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These essays explore the many ways theatre and dramaturgy are used to shape the everyday experience of people in mass societies. Young argues that technologies combine with the world of art, music, and cinema to shape consciousness as a commodity and to fragment social relations in the market as well as in religion and politics. He sees the central problem of post-modern society as how to live in a world constructed by human beings without nihilism on the one hand or repressive dogmatism on the other. Young argues that in advanced monopoly capitalism, dramaturgy has replaced coercion as the management tool of choice for the control of consumers, workers, voters and state functionaries. Young calls this process the colonization of desire.' Desire is colonized by the use of dramaturgy, mass media, and the various forms of art in order to generate consumers, vesting desire in ownership and display rather than in interpersonal relationships with profound consequence for marriage, kinship, friendship and community. This gives rise to an ugly post-modern morality; moral action ceases to be mediated by self-other relations and is mediated by possession and use of commodities. While Young focuses his critique on capitalist societies undergoing great changes, he insists that the same developments are to be found in bureaucratically organized socialist societies. As social forces of self become untenable, other nonsocial source of self become attractive to the questing individual: body shape, body decorations, clothing fashions, astrological signs, Eastern religions as well as ownership of goods and the use of exotic services. Out of this quest for selfhood comes post-modern expression of music, art, dance, architecture as well as religion: highly variable, highly personal, and richly creative; often emancipatory but often hostile to common needs or to community. The Drama of Social Life will be of interest to those interested in theories of moral development, cultural studies, the uses of leisure, politics, or simply the uses of make believe and just pretend. It is intended for the informed lay public as much as for social psychologists. T.R. Young is director of the Red Feather Institute for Advanced Studies in sociology and a member of the faculty at Central Michigan University. He has edited the Transforming Sociology Series for the past eighteen years.