Professions and Patriarchy


Author: Anne Witz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113491220X

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 7368

This impressive and original study is one of the first books to combine mainstream sociology with feminism in exploring the subject of the professions and power. This is an important addition to the corpus of feminist scholarship... It provides fresh insights into the way in which male power has been used to limit the employment aspirations of women in the middle classes. - Rosemary Crompton, University of Kent

Der kompetente und professionelle Unternehmensberater

Strukturmodelle, Entwicklungsprozesse und Ansätze zur Meta-Beratung


Author: Tanja-Vera Herking

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658086815

Category: Social Science

Page: 719

View: 2000

Was ist kompetentes und professionelles Beratungshandeln? Zur Klärung dieser Frage hat Tanja-Vera Herking im Rahmen von tiefenanalytischen Interviews mit Unternehmensberatern die Kompetenz- und Professionalitätsstrukturen sowie deren Entwicklungsprozesse innerhalb ihrer Beraterbiographien erhoben. Hierdurch werden die spezifischen Strukturen u.a. der Beratungsinteraktion, Wissensgenese und -applikation, aber auch Inszenierungserfordernisse und paradoxe Handlungsanforderungen deutlich, welche die Autorin in einem Strukturmodell von Beratungskompetenz und -professionalität zusammenfasst. Ausgehend von diesem Modell arbeitet sie Parameter der Kompetenzentwicklung und Professionalisierung von Unternehmensberatern heraus. Die aufgezeigten Prozesse lassen sich in einem Stufenmodell mit spezifischen Entwicklungsaufgaben darstellen, die Unternehmensberater auf ihrem Karriereweg zu lösen haben. Dabei werden Ansätze einer sogenannten Meta-Beratung erkennbar, welche die Entwicklungsprozesse der Unternehmensberater sowie der Unternehmensberatung als Eliteschmiede befördern können.

A Handbook of Practical Wisdom

Leadership, Organization and Integral Business Practice


Author: Wendelin Küpers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131718789X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 7376

The current financial and on-going ecological crises have taught us that without practical wisdom, business, organisations and leadership cannot be sustainable. In response to this situation, the Handbook of Practical Wisdom presents a critically informed understanding of wise practices, contributing to more integrative organizational and leadership studies and practice. The focus on integration emphasises the interdependencies of practical wisdom in relation to members, groups and cultures of organisations in their socio-cultural spheres. Wisdom has long slipped from the scholarly map, and so this handbook provides revived and new mappings for today and the future. Seeking to actualize creative potentials of practical wisdom, this book and series aspires to contribute to the contemporary odysseys and quests for orientation in organisation and management research and practice. Wisdom research, as presented in this book, provides bridges to underestimated, neglected or forgotten knowledge and offers transformative passages between Scylla - the rocks of dogmatic modernity - and Charybdis - the whirlpool of dispersed post-modernity. Practical wisdom allows for a better equipped and more experiential and reflexive journey and fosters the art of mindful travelling, beyond a reactive, moralizing sentimentalism. Accordingly, this handbook serves as a medium for reassessing and rearticulating more responsible ways of ’praxis’ in the field of organization and management. In this spirit, each chapter opens a space for dialogue and debate, inviting further inquiries, conversations and explorations by and among its readers: students, academics and practitioners.

Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism


Author: Maurice Hamington,Celia Bardwell-Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415899915

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

View: 6233

Contemporary Feminist Pragmatismis an interdisciplinary collection of original essays that explores the present implications of feminism and pragmatism for theory, policy, and action. The notion of "feminist pragmatism" or "pragmatist feminism" has been around since Charlene Haddock Seigfried introduced it two decades ago, however the bulk of the work in this field has been directed toward recovering the feminist strain of classical American philosophy, largely through renewed interest in the work of Jane Addams. This exploration of the origins of feminism and pragmatism has been fruitful in providing a foundation for theoretical considerations. This book takes this work a step further by addressing the modern significance of the nexus of feminism and pragmatism, arguing that these fields hold three common commitments and values: the importance of context and experience, the relationship of politics and values and the production of knowledge and metaphysics, and the need for diversity and thus dialogue among differently situated social groups.

Decision Making in Midwifery Practice


Author: Maureen D. Raynor,Jayne E. Marshall,Amanda Sullivan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443073848

Category: Medical

Page: 185

View: 1551

The book looks at a broad perspective of decision making and each chapter focuses on a specific aspect related to making crucial decisions. Following an initial introduction the book explores the concept of autonomy and the many factors that influence autonomous practise. The role of knowledge in decision making, using evidence to inform decisions, as well as different approaches to decision making are also examined - including the traditional or rational approach, decision analysis and the development of professional judgement. Dilemmas arise when decisions are made and therefore ethical decision making is an important component of this book. Management decisions may be different from those related to giving specific care to women, hence one chapter focuses on making management decisions. Emphasis is also placed on the role of the midwife in helping women make their own decisions, the role of reflection in enhancing the decisions midwives make and the support midwives can receive from their Supervisor of Midwives. Flowcharts explain and facilitate the decision-making process. A very practical approach to decision-making in midwifery, with contributions from midwives who have considerable experience in this area Provides guidelines on how to achieve successful autonomous midwifery practice, enabling theory to be effectively applied to practice Includes coverage of management roles and decision-making as well as clinical scenarios, offering frameworks and flowcharts to guide the inexperienced Suggests different approaches to making difficult decisions

The fringe of a profession

women as architects in Finland from the 1890's to the 1950's


Author: Renja Suominen-Kokkonen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women architects

Page: 138

View: 9414

Books in Print


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

European Societies

Fusion or Fission?


Author: Thomas Boje,Bart Van Steenbergen,Sylvia Walby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134640269

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 7317

Are the recent developments in Europe bringing countries together or pulling them apart? The leading experts in this book (including Sheila Allen, Marlis Buchmann, Piotr Sztompka, and Patrick Ziltener) cover a wide range of subjects, including the move towards political democracy and market economy in Central and Eastern societies, the project of the European Union, ethnic conflict, the rise of nationalism, social exclusion and women's role in public life.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge


Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 9072

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The Sociology of Work



Author: Keith Grint

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745632505

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 3357

The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up-to-date, indispensable introduction to the sociology of work. It not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence, but also covers the most cutting-edge research, data, and debates. In addition to being revised throughout, the book contains substantive new sections on globalisation, including global branding and slave labour, and a new chapter on the myths and realities of modern employment. Chapter-by-chapter, Keith Grint examines different sociological approaches to work, emphasising the links between social processes, the institutions of employment, and their social and domestic contexts. His use of an international range of empirical evidence helps to make his account especially accessible to undergraduate readers. The book has been specially designed to support students' understanding, and to develop their critical responses to the literature. Written in a lively and accessible style, it provides student-friendly chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and practice essay questions. This third edition will be essential reading for students of the sociology of work, industrial sociology, organisational behaviour and industrial relations. Students studying business and management courses with a sociological component will also find the book invaluable.

A Sociology of Women

The Intersection of Patriarchy, Capitalism, and Colonization


Author: Jane C. Ollenburger

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 4788

KEY BENEFIT: Synthesizing the disciplines of sociology and women's studies, this book presents major theoretical frameworks on sex and gender stratification, taking a feminist sociological approach to the study of women in society to analyze women's positions within the institutions of work, education and the law. Integrates social class, race/ethnicity and gender as dimensions of equality across social issues. Explains basic sociological approaches, including functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism, and provides an overview of feminist theories. Analyzes trends in census data over the past two decades, and includes new sections on trends in women owned businesses and hate crimes. Discusses the global view of women in the labor force over the last three decades, and concludes with a section on Women and Aging that illustrates the compounded effects of the interconnections between class, race and gender issues on women as they progress through the course of life.For sociologists, social scientists, and those interested in women's studies.

Global sociology


Author: Robin Cohen,Paul Kennedy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716847

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

View: 3700

The second edition of this pioneering text,Global Sociology, offers an innovative approach to sociology that takes the global dimensions of the contemporary world as its overarching framework. Fully revised and updated with a new Introduction and three new chapters,Global Sociologyis written in a fresh and relevant style for undergraduate readers whether they have studied sociology before or are approaching the subject for the first time.Carefully balancing contemporary sociological theory and concepts with arguments and concrete examples drawn from around the globe,Global Sociologyhighlights the scope and the importance of sociology for understanding the complex and ever-changing world around us. This new edition reflects current world events and debates in the discipline, importantly covering the aftermath of September 11, the new terrorist threat, and the impact of globalization.

Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 2652

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Ist Wissen Macht?

Erkenntnisse über Wissen


Author: Nico Stehr,Marian Adolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958320741


Page: 275

View: 2282



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Gender, Class & Education


Author: Stephen Walker,Len Barton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780800233006

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 7905

"Presentations made at the fifth Westhill Sociology of Education Conference in January 1982" -- introd.



Author: James Fulcher,John Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563756

Category: Social Science

Page: 879

View: 2204

'Sociology' is relevant to current teaching and courses dealing with sociology as a living subject and incorporating the classic traditions of the discipline. This new edition has been updated with a range of new case studies and additional chapters.


Themes and Perspectives


Author: Michael Haralambos,Martin Holborn

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Sociology

Page: 954

View: 7775

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.