Social Change in a Metropolitan Community

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Author: Otis Dudley Duncan,Beverly Duncan,Howard Schuman

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610441702

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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How has American society changed over the last fifteen years? Do we raise our children differently now than in 1953? Has women's liberation produced a shift in attitudes toward marriage or altered our idea about appropriate activities for women? Have our attitudes toward race undergone a significant revision? In this challenging volume, three eminent sociologists examine questions like these in the light of hard data which have become available, year by year, over the last two decades. The major purpose of the book is to demonstrate how measures of social change can be developed, capitalizing on past efforts in survey research. An omnibus survey, carried out in 1971, was designed almost entirely as a selective repitition of questions originally asked in the 1950s. It provides precise and reliable measures of change in such areas as marital and sex roles, social participation, child rearing, religious behavior, political orientations, and racial attitudes. Lucid and authoritative, Social Change in a Metropolitan Community presents a unique body of information on changes in public opinion, social norms, and institutional behavior. Its large number of statistical measurements are presented in an extremely accessible form—almost always as simple percentage comparisons. The research findings included here are unduplicated by any other study, and as a source of information on current social trends they provide fascinating reading for anyone who wishes to enlarge his understanding of the temper of our times.

Community and Social Change in America

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Author: Thomas Bender

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801829246

Category: History

Page: 159

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Did urbanization kill communities in the 19th century, or even earlier? Many historians proclaim that it did, but author Bender says otherwise. Here he argues that community survived the trials of industrialization and urbanization and remains a fundamental element of American society.

Metropolitan Communities

Trade Guilds, Identity, and Change in Early Modern London

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Author: Joseph P. Ward

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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This interpretation of the cultural consequences of social, economic, religious, and political change in early modern London challenges many long-held assumptions of historians and literary critics.

1974 Annual Supplement

An Annual Supplement to the UNIVERSAL REFERENCE SYSTEM’s Political Science Series, employing a single Index and Catalog to carry materials pertaining to the ten basic volumes in the series

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Author: Joan Schmitz Bergholt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1475769067

Category: Political Science

Page: 824

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Sex Typing and Social Roles

A Research Report

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Author: Beverly Duncan,Otis Dudley Duncan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483266192

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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Sex Typing and Social Roles: A Research Report is based on a sociological survey that includes topics regarding changes in sex roles. The book deals with information derived from surveys and reports on the differences and similarities between the behavior, experience, and attitudes of men and women. The book addresses, more particularly, the ongoing changes in the social positions of the sexes, for example, from women's rights and privileges as a "private issue" to a public-policy issue. The book also reviews the work motives, the female role, constraints, and emotions (sadness) encountered. The text analyzes alienation versus engagement—why women say that they are indeed happier at work. The book then discusses the role of civics and sex as regards politics, institutional performance, and rule compliance. The text analyzes the role of religion and the involvement of husbands and wives in social affairs. The role of husbands and wives as partners in marriage is explained in terms of education, division of labor, and marital values. The book also investigates methods of rearing children, parental or expectations, and the response patterns on child-related task items. The text will prove beneficial to psychologists, sociologists, pediatricians, civic leaders, lay ministers, and educators.

Suburban Landscapes

Culture and Politics in a New York Metropolitan Community

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Author: Paul H. Mattingly

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801866807

Category: History

Page: 333

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In this work, Paul Mattingly provides a model for understanding suburban development through his narrative history of Leonia, New Jersey, an early commuter suburb of New York City.

Education and Social Change in China: Inequality in a Market Economy

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Author: Gerard A. Postiglione

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317472330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Market reform, financial decentralization, and economic globalization have greatly accentuated China's social and regional inequalities. Education is expected to address these inequalities in a context of rapid social change, including the rise of an urban middle class, changed status of women, resurgence of ethnic identities, growing rural to urban migration, and lingering poverty in remote areas. But some argue that state policies have not sufficiently addressed inequitable practices, and that schools actually perpetuate and reproduce inequities, giving rise to a new system of social stratification driven more by market forces than socialist principles. Featuring all original, previously unpublished material, this volume examines this argument through analysis of selected aspects of educational stratification in China during the reform era. Chapters focus on the new urban middle class, poor rural residents, the migrant population in urban areas, rural girls, and ethnic minorities. The contributors are established scholars in the field, and they build a conceptual framework for assessing the degree to which China's educational reforms are inclusive, equitable, and integrative across social categories and groups.

Indicators of Social Change

Concepts and Measurements

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Author: Eleanor Bernert Sheldon,Wilbert E. Moore

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610446917

Category: Social Science

Page: 824

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Includes many original contributions by an assembly of distinguished social scientists. They set forth the main features of a changing American society: how its organization for accomplishing major social change has evolved, and how its benefits and deficits are distributed among the various parts of the population. Theoretical developments in the social sciences and the vast impact of current events have contributed to a resurgence of interest in social change; in its causes, measurement, and possible prediction. These essays analyze what we know, and examine what we need to know in the study, prediction, and possible control of social change.

Sustainability and Change in Rural Australia

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Author: Chris Cocklin,Jacqui Dibden

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868406312

Category: History

Page: 298

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By addressing themes such as social and economic change, government policy and gender relations, this volume tackles the thematic complexities of sustainability. At the heart of this discussion lies a desire to understand how small rural communities have survived in the past; how they are shaped by environmental, economic and social factors at present; and how these factors will impact on their survival in the future.

Development and Social Change

A Global Perspective

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Author: Philip McMichael

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412992079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

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In his Fifth Edition of Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, author Philip McMichael examines the project of globalization and its instabilities (climate, energy, food, financial crises) through the lens of development and its origins in the colonial project. The book continues to help students make sense of a complex world in transition and explains how globalization became part of public discourse. Filled with case studies, this text makes the intricacies of globalization concrete, meaningful, and clear for students and moves them away from simple social evolutionary views, encouraging them to connect social change, development policies, global inequalities and social movements. The book challenges students to see themselves as global citizens whose consumption decisions have real social and ecological implications.

Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940

The Politics of Method

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Author: Mike Savage

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615277

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940 examines how, between 1940 and 1970 British society was marked by the imprint of the academic social sciences in profound ways which have an enduring legacy on how we see ourselves. It focuses on how interview methods and sample surveys eclipsed literature and the community study as a means of understanding ordinary life. The book shows that these methods were part of a wider remaking of British national identity in the aftermath of decolonisation in which measures of the rational, managed nation eclipsed literary and romantic ones. It also links the emergence of social science methods to the strengthening of technocratic and scientific identities amongst the educated middle classes, and to the rise in masculine authority which challenged feminine expertise. This book is the first to draw extensively on archived qualitative social science data from the 1930s to the 1960s, which it uses to offer a unique, personal and challenging account of post war social change in Britain. It also uses this data to conduct a new kind of historical sociology of the social sciences, one that emphasises the discontinuities in knowledge forms and which stresses how disciplines and institutions competed with each other for reputation. Its emphasis on how social scientific forms of knowing eclipsed those from the arts and humanities during this period offers a radical re-thinking of the role of expertise today which will provoke social scientists, scholars in the humanities, and the general reader alike.

Family and Social Change in an African City

A Study of Rehousing in Lagos

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Author: Peter Marris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136531572

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Sociology of Community Connections

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Author: John G. Bruhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306486159

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

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This book discusses the rationale for community, the varieties of communities, the effect of social change on communities and many other factors, tying the concept to the various levels of human interaction, from the global to the individual.

Kuwait Transformed

A History of Oil and Urban Life

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Author: Farah Al-Nakib

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804798575

Category: History

Page: 296

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As the first Gulf city to experience oil urbanization, Kuwait City's transformation in the mid-twentieth century inaugurated a now-familiar regional narrative: a small traditional town of mudbrick courtyard houses and plentiful foot traffic transformed into a modern city with marble-fronted buildings, vast suburbs, and wide highways. In Kuwait Transformed, Farah Al-Nakib connects the city's past and present, from its settlement in 1716 to the twenty-first century, through the bridge of oil discovery. She traces the relationships between the urban landscape, patterns and practices of everyday life, and social behaviors and relations in Kuwait. The history that emerges reveals how decades of urban planning, suburbanization, and privatization have eroded an open, tolerant society and given rise to the insularity, xenophobia, and divisiveness that characterize Kuwaiti social relations today. The book makes a call for a restoration of the city that modern planning eliminated. But this is not simply a case of nostalgia for a lost landscape, lifestyle, or community. It is a claim for a "right to the city"—the right of all inhabitants to shape and use the spaces of their city to meet their own needs and desires.

To Live in Peace

Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City

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Author: Mark R. Gornik

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802846853

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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Building on both the perspective of God's new creation and the view from the neighborhood, "To Live in Peace" shows how the life of the church, the strategies of community development, and the practices of peacemaking can make a transformational difference.

Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues

Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change

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Author: Kelly E. Maxwell,Biren Ratnesh Nagda,Monita C. Thompson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579225247

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Intergroup dialogue has emerged as an effective educational and community building method to bring together members of diverse social and cultural groups to engage in learning together so that they may work collectively and individually to promote greater diversity, equality and justice. Intergroup dialogues bring together individuals from different identity groups (such as people of color and white people; women and men; lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and heterosexual people), and uses explicit pedagogy that involves three important features: content learning, structured interaction, and facilitative guidance. The least understood role in the pedagogy is that of facilitation. This volume, the first dedicated entirely to intergroup dialogue facilitation, draws on the experiences of contributors and on emerging research to address the multi-dimensional role of facilitators and co-facilitators, the training and support of facilitators, and ways of improving practice in both educational and community settings. It constitutes a comprehensive guide for practitioners, covering the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge they need. Presenting the work and insights of scholars, practitioners and scholar-practitioners who train facilitators for intergroup dialogues, this book bridges the theoretical and conceptual foundations of intergroup relations and social justice education with training models for intergroup dialogue facilitation. It is intended for staff, faculty, and administrators in higher education, and community agencies, as well as for human resources departments in workplaces. Contributors: Charles Behling, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Program on Intergroup Relations Barry Checkoway, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Social Work Mark Chesler, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Program on Intergroup Relations Keri De Jong, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Education Roger Fisher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Program on Intergroup Relations Nichola G. Fulmer Patricia Gurin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Program on Intergroup Relations Tanya Kachwaha, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Education Christina Kelleher, Institute for Sustained Dialogue, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network Ariel Kirkland, Occidental College, Student facilitator James Knauer, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Democracy Lab Joycelyn Landrum-Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Program on Intergroup Relations Shaquanda D. Lindsey, Occidental College, Student facilitator David J. Martineau, Washington University, St. Louis, School of Social Work Kelly E. Maxwell Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda Teddy Nemeroff, Institute for Sustained Dialogue, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network Romina Pacheco, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Education Priya Parker, Institute for Sustained Dialogue, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network Jaclyn Rodríguez, Occidental College, Department of Psychology Andrea C. Rodríguez-Scheel, Occidental College, Student facilitator Michael S. Spencer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Social Work Monita C. Thompson Norma Timbang Thai Hung V. Tran Carolyn Vasques-Scalera, Independent Scholar Thomas E. Walker, University of Denver, Center for Multicultural Excellence Kathleen Wong (Lau), Arizona State University/Western Michigan University, Intergroup Relations Center/ Intercultural Communication Anna M. Yeakley, Independent Intergroup Dialogue Consultant Ximena Zúñiga, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Education

Private Pleasure, Public Plight

Urban Development, Suburban Sprawl, and the Decline of Community

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Author: David Popenoe

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412831901

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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A social and cultural analysis of community life in metropolitan areas of the USA, Sweden and England. The author focuses on how environment and culture interact to shape human behaviour. Despite their similarities, the three societies vary widely, offering opportunities to compare and contrast.