Engendering The Social

Feminist Encounters with Social Theory


Author: Marshall,,Witz, Anne

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335212697

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 863

This edited volume focuses on the problematic engendering of classical and contemporary sociological theory, addressing questions such as: How were the foundations of sociological theory shaped by an implicit masculinity? Did classical sociology simply reflect or actively construct theories of sexual difference? How were alternative accounts of the social suppressed in sociology's founding moments? Feminist interventions in sociology are still seen as marginal to sociological theorizing. This collection challenges this truncated vision of sociological theory. In part one, contributors interrogate the classical canon, exposing the masculinist assumptions that saturate the conceptual scaffolding of sociology. In part two, contributors consider the long-standing and problematic relationship between sociology and feminism, retrieving voices marginalized within or excluded from canonical constructions of sociological theory. In part three, contributors engage with key contemporary debates, explicitly engendering accounts of the social. Engendering the Social is unique in that it not only critically interrogates sociological theory from a feminist perspective, but also embarks on a politics of reconstruction, working creatively at the interface of feminist and sociological theory to induce a more adequate conceptualisation of the social. This is a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate students in sociology, social theory and feminist theory.

Social Theory in Contemporary Asia


Author: Ann Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113695743X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 3815

Philosophical debates around individualization and the implications for intimacy, reflexivity and identity have occupied a central part of social and cultural theorizing in the West in the last decade. In fact, late modernity has become conspicuously engaged with issues of intimacy, reflexivity and identity. The author analyses the relevance of these debates in the context of contemporary Asia and combines an analysis of significant social theorists including Beck, Giddens, Bourdieu, McNay, Adkins, and Ong with an application of these debates to social, political and cultural contexts. Drawing on empirical research, case studies, global reports, media and academic literature, the book provides a relevant, wide-ranging and contemporary analysis of the debates on Asian culture and society. In the Foreword to the book Bryan Turner comments: ‘Professor Brooks shows consequently that the intimate and emotional cultures that have been described by Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck with respect to the West have not arrived in Asia or at least that they have not become visible and permanent aspects of the social landscape.’

Die Vielfalt der Selbständigkeit

Sozialwissenschaftliche Beiträge zu einer Erwerbsform im Wandel


Author: Claudia Gather,Ingrid Biermann,Lena Schürmann,Susan Ulbricht,Heinz Zipprian

Publisher: edition sigma

ISBN: 3894047992

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

View: 5830

In der Forschung über Selbständigkeit und Existenzgründungen dominieren bislang vor allem betriebswirtschaftliche Perspektiven. Sehr viel seltener stehen sozialwissenschaftliche Zugänge im Zentrum – obwohl die Selbständigkeit eine Vielzahl von Problemen aufwirft, die im Fokus der Sozialwissenschaften stehen: Aspekte der Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie, der Work-Life-Balance und der sozialen Sicherung sind hier in besonderer Weise berührt, ebenso Fragen nach Geschlechterdifferenzen im Gründungsgeschehen sowie bei Branchen- und Einkommensentwicklungen. Nicht zuletzt stellt der Start in die Selbständigkeit meist einen tiefen biografischen Einschnitt dar, der die Lebenslauf- und Berufsverlaufsforschung herausfordert. Dieser Band zielt darauf ab, einer sozialwissenschaftlichen Selbständigkeitsforschung neue Impulse zu verleihen, indem er eine breite Auswahl von Themen, theoretischen und empirischen Zugängen, auch historischen und internationalen Perspektiven versammelt. Die Beiträge werfen dabei vor allem auch Licht auf den tiefgreifenden Wandel und die wachsende Heterogenität von Selbständigkeit, sichtbar z.B. in der Zunahme der Solo-Selbständigkeit und der Altersstreuung bei Gründer/inne/n.

Zeitgenössische Gesellschaftstheorien und Genderforschung

Einladung zum Dialog


Author: Heike Kahlert,Christine Weinbach

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531942549

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 2014

Der Band will am Beispiel ausgewählter zeitgenössischer Gesellschaftstheorien, die bereits mehrheitlich auch in der Genderforschung rezipiert werden, zum stärker systematisierten Dialog zwischen Genderforschung und Gesellschaftstheorien einladen. Unter Bezugnahme auf gemeinsame Leitkategorien berücksichtigen die Beiträge den Entstehungskontext der behandelten Gesellschaftstheorien sowie den zeitdiagnostisch relevanten Rezeptionsrahmen und entwickeln Perspektiven, die Gender als selbstverständlichen Bestandteil von Gesellschaft(stheorien) in das jeweilige Theoriegerüst einflechten.

Emotions in Transmigration

Transformation, Movement and Identity


Author: A. Brooks,R. Simpson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284331

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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The book explores the intersection of emotions and migration in a number of case studies from across the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia, including the transmigration of female domestic workers, transmigrant marriages, transmigrant workers in the entertainment industry and asylum seekers and refugees who are the victims of domestic violence.

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender


Author: Janet Saltzman Chafetz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387362185

Category: Social Science

Page: 630

View: 2614

During the past three decades, feminist scholars have successfully demonstrated the ubiq uity and omnirelevance of gender as a sociocultural construction in virtually all human collectivities, past and present. Intrapsychic, interactional, and collective social processes are gendered, as are micro, meso, and macro social structures. Gender shapes, and is shaped, in all arenas of social life, from the most mundane practices of everyday life to those of the most powerful corporate actors. Contemporary understandings of gender emanate from a large community of primarily feminist scholars that spans the gamut of learned disciplines and also includes non-academic activist thinkers. However, while in corporating some cross-disciplinary material, this volume focuses specifically on socio logical theories and research concerning gender, which are discussed across the full array of social processes, structures, and institutions. As editor, I have explicitly tried to shape the contributions to this volume along several lines that reflect my long-standing views about sociology in general, and gender sociology in particular. First, I asked authors to include cross-national and historical material as much as possible. This request reflects my belief that understanding and evaluating the here-and-now and working realistically for a better future can only be accomplished from a comparative perspective. Too often, American sociology has been both tempero- and ethnocentric. Second, I have asked authors to be sensitive to within-gender differences along class, racial/ethnic, sexual preference, and age cohort lines.

Families, Violence and Social Change


Author: Linda McKie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335211593

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 3579

Explores the relationship between social theory, families and changing issues in familial relationships and charts social and economic changes and their impact on the family.

Investigating Sociological Theory


Author: Charles Turner

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 7757

This is an accessible introductory book that provides a shot in the arm for all those who maintain the relevance of sociology for understanding the modern world. It will inspire discussion in classes, and provide teachers with an opportunity to discuss the big questions in theory, history, social order and social change.

Beyond the risk society

critical reflections on risk and human security


Author: Gabe Mythen,Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Open Univ Pr


Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

View: 6372

In contemporary culture risk is ubiquitous, filtering through a range of activities, practices and experiences. In line with rising public concerns about the management of current threats - such as crime, terrorism and global warming -interest in risk has gathered momentum in the social sciences, galvanized by Ulrich Becks risk society thesis. . .Bringing together cutting edge academics and researchers, Beyond the Risk Society provides an understanding of the relevance and impact of the concept of risk in various subject areas. Contributions by domain experts critically evaluate the way in which theoretical risk perspectives have influenced their fields of interest, offering the opportunity to reflect upon the problems and possibilities for future work on risk. In assembling this collection, the editors propose a holistic and trans-disciplinary approach to understanding the nature and consequences of risk in everyday life. . .This text is key reading for social sciences students in a range of disciplines, including sociology, criminology, cultural studies, media studies, psychology and social policy. . .Contributors: Alison Anderson, Rob Flynn, Jane Franklin, Hazel Kemshall, Deborah Lupton, Phil Macnaghten, Jim McGuigan, Peter McMylor, Gabe Mythen, Pat O'Malley, Teela Sanders, Steve Tombs, Sandra Walklate, Dave Whyte, Iain Wilkinson..

Equality, Inequalities and Diversity

Contemporary Challenges and Strategies


Author: Geraldine Healy,Mike Noon,Gill Kirton

Publisher: Management, Work & Organisatio


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 6412

An authoritative and in-depth critical analysis of equality, inequality and diversity in organisations. Using international examples it explores contemporary concepts and debates based on original research in a number of fields and sectors.


The Space Between Intimates and Strangers


Author: David Morgan

Publisher: Open University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 139

View: 9967

As society becomes more and more fragmented, we are building more complex networks of second level associations. Although these are important social networks, they all remain relatively impersonal and non-permanent. This book looks at such non-intimate interpersonal relationships such as neighbours and work colleagues.

Theories of Social Capital

Researchers Behaving Badly


Author: Ben Fine

Publisher: Pluto Pr

ISBN: 9780745329963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 8796

Tracing the evolution of social capital since his highly acclaimed contribution of 2001 (Social Capital Versus Social Theory), Ben Fine consolidates his position as the world's leading critic of the concept. Fine forcibly demonstrates how social capital has expanded across the social sciences only by degrading the different disciplines and topics that it touches: a McDonaldization of social theory. The rise and fall of social capital at the World Bank is critically explained as is social capital's growing presence in disciplines, such as management studies, and its relative absence in others, such as social history. Writing with a sharp critical edge, Fine not only deconstructs the roller-coaster presence of social capital across the social sciences but also draws out lessons on how (and how not) to do research.

New Social Connections

Sociology's Subjects and Objects


Author: Judith Burnett,Syd Jeffers,Graham Thomas

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230575981

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4293

Offering a fresh approach to new explorations of the reconfigurations of sociological thought, this book provides a mix of literature review, original theory and autobiographical material in order to understand formations of sociological knowledge.

Questioning Sociology

A Canadian Perspective


Author: George Clifford Pavlich,Myra J. Hird

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195422733

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 6363

With 18 chapters framed as provocative sociological questions, this collection is designed to draw introductory students into debates about important social topics and theories. Written by leading Canadian scholars specifically for this text, the 18 readings are meant to challenge students' assumptions about their social worlds and encourage them to develop a critical imagination by tackling issues students will find relevant to their lives. Case studies engage the student reader and helpto connect the issues to broader sociological themes. Provocative, engaging, and above all relevant, Questioning Sociology is ideal either as a core text for single-semester courses or as a reader/supplement for full-year courses.


Geschlechterforschung/gender studies in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften : ein Handbuch


Author: Hadumod Bussmann,Renate Hof

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminist theory

Page: 616

View: 8899

Gender in Scottish History

Since 1700


Author: Lynn Abrams

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 5184

This book offers gendered perspectives on the main themes in Scottish history since 1700. It starts from the assumption that gender is integral to our understanding of the ways in which societies in the past were organised but that national histories have a tendency to be gender blind, to assume that the processes of nation-making have little to do with sexual difference. Politics and citizenship, nation-making, the imperial project, the Enlightenment, industrialisation, religion, education, and cultural production are processes or events which are far from being neutral in gender terms. On the contrary, as this book shows, they are coloured by assumptions about men and women, masculinity and femininity and the roles deemed appropriate to the sexes. And they had different impacts upon men and women. The book unsettles dominant ways of understanding Scotland's past. It reveals the constructions of maleness concealed in conventional history and restores women to the narrative. It questions the significance of the accepted turning points in Scottish history and offers alternative readings of the main movements of change. It draws on materials from across Scotland, and by shifting emphasis from the industrial-political central belt to the Highlands and Islands, offers a balanced perception of the country as a whole.

Research in Recreation, Parks, Sport, and Tourism


Author: Carol Cutler Riddick,Ruth V. Russell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Leisure

Page: 431

View: 6430

This book will provide you with the basic practices and techniques required to carry out and monitor a small-scale research investigation. This new edition has the following New Learning Features: The writing and presentation styles have been dramatically altered in the new edition. Each chapter now leads off with an orientation outline and relevant quote. Furthermore, as a trigger device, important words and concepts are bolded and italicised. Six new "feature boxes" have also been added: Case Study illustrates a point by citing research or a real world example; Something to Remember underscores an important point; Idea provides straightforward, practical, "how to" advice; Your Research presents an opportunity for applying chapter materials to planning your own research project; Review and Discussion Questions assists in determining mastery of chapter content; Exercises contain activities that complement and expand upon chapter material.