Collins Dictionary of Sociology


Author: David Jary,Julia Jary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007183999

Category: Electronic books

Page: 710

View: 570

The Collins Dictionary of Sociology is a clear, balanced guide to the terms and concepts used in every area of sociology, and to related terms in political science, economics and anthropology.

Walford's guide to reference material

Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion


Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Ltd


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1147

View: 5175

Examine descriptions of 8,300 plus critically evaluated and recommended reference resources available in all formats.Organized by Universal Decimal Classification, the topics covered are those usually found in the 100s -- Philosophy and Psychology, 200s -- Religion, 300s -- Social Sciences, and the 900s -- Geography, Biography and History.This volume particularly reflects the proliferation of travel and tourist guides, and reference works on Eastern Europe and Central Asia following the collapse of comnunism. Over the last few years an enormous expansion has also been noted of reference works in both religion and philosophy.

Sociology in Perspective


Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

View: 403

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.

Komplexe Entscheidungen in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft

Zur Soziologie thematisierter Unterscheidungsarbeit


Author: Marianne T. Schörling-Ajayi

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658246022

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 3932

Marianne T. Schörling-Ajayi diskutiert systemtheoretisch informiert, wie Entscheidungen soziologisch beschrieben werden können. Dabei ist zentral, dass sie den Begriff der Kommunikation als Leitbegriff wählt und auf die Beobachtung des operativen Vollzugs sozialer Unterscheidungsarbeit fokussiert. Als Ergebnis liegt erstmals eine fachhistorische Systematisierung der Entscheidungstheorie vor. Zudem bietet die Autorin eine umfangreiche Diskussion entscheidungstheoretisch relevanter Begriffe zur Formbestimmung von Entscheidungen, die in der Offerte münden, Entscheidungen als kommunikative, gesellschaftliche Prozesse thematisierter Unterscheidungsarbeit mit spezifischer Selbstreferenz zu denken.

Doing a Literature Search

A Comprehensive Guide for the Social Sciences


Author: Dr Christopher Hart, 195

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446229460

Category: Database searching

Page: 194

View: 7088

Doing a Literature Search provides a practical and comprehensive guide to searching the literature on any topic within the social sciences. The book will enable the reader to search the literature effectively, identifying useful books, articles, statistics and many other sources of information. The text will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences.

Collins Dictionary of Statistics


Author: Roger Porkess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007207909

Category: English language

Page: 316

View: 1565

The second edition of the authoritative guide to the theory and application of statistics.

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion


Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day,Marilyn Mullay,Michael Walsh,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.


Category: Reference

Page: 794

View: 9567

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.

Curious Phrases (Collins Dictionary of)


Author: Leslie Dunkling

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007598122

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 9641

The ebook edition of the Collins Dictionary of Curious Phrases is an updated and revised version of Leslie Dunkling’s classic work on curious and baffling phrases.

The Myth of Social Action


Author: Colin Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521646369

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 1964

The Myth of Social Action, first published in 1996, is a powerful critique of the sociology of the time and a call to reject the prevailing orthodoxy. Arguing that sociological theory had lost its way, Colin Campbell mounts a case for a new 'dynamic interpretivism' a perspective on human conduct which is more inkeeping with the spirit of traditional Weberian action theory. Discussing and dismissing one by one the main arguments of those who reject individualistic action theory, he demonstrates that this has been wrongly rejected in favour of the interactional, social situationalist approach now dominating sociological thought.

Georges Bataille

Vorreden zur Überschreitung


Author: Andreas Hetzel,Peter Wiechens

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826013553


Page: 314

View: 8106

The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology


Author: Steve Bruce,Steven Yearley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446238547

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 8159

"Undoubtedly the most accessible, readable and downright interesting - even amusing - dictionary of its type. In being all of those things - and more - the dictionary does not sacrifice on quality. There are many well-chosen entries and they are quite informative. A useful addition to any scholar's library while at the same time being an excellent resource for both graduate and undergraduate students" - George Ritzer, University of Maryland "This is a delightful and comprehensive dictionary. The authors write in an engaging and lively style that brings alive the ideas of sociology not only for existing practitioners, but also for a whole new generation of students" - Tim May, University of Salford With over 1000 entries on key concepts and theorists, The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology provides full coverage of the field, clarifying the technical use of apparently common words, explaining the fundamental concepts and introducing new and unfamiliar terms. This book provides: authoritative, reliable definitions accessible 'digests' of key arguments contemporary, appealing illustrations of points readability. This is not just another dry guide to the discipline. Engagingly written with its audience firmly in mind, it will be the definitive and chosen companion to established textbooks and teaching materials in sociology.

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology


Author: Albert John Walford,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.


Category: Reference

Page: 687

View: 684

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.

Public Sociology

An introduction to Australian society


Author: John Germov,Marilyn Poole

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743315872

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 8807

What is the connection between our personal troubles and underlying public issues? Public Sociology focuses on the utility and relevance of a sociological perspective to every aspect of social life. The aim is to encourage in students the ability to critically reflect upon the forces - both local and global - shaping their own lives and the communities in which they live. The previous two editions of Public Sociology have established the book as one of the most popular and accessible introductory sociology texts. The third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate important themes in contemporary society including drug culture and digital technology. The authors reveal how the tools of sociological training and an empirically grounded sociological perspective are essential to understanding and engaging with contemporary Australian society. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: three new chapters on the sociology of drugs, digital sociology, and the social determinants of health and illness; all chapters thoroughly revised and some expanded; expanded glossary and updated introductory vignettes; enhanced book website with extra readings, YouTube clips, and case studies. 'With a firm base in the richest traditions of the discipline and with a remarkably approachable format, this book offers an excellent introduction to a wide array of sociology's concerns, making it suitable for all Australian social science undergraduates.' - Gary Wickham, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Murdoch University 'A sophisticated yet accessible introduction to social identities, difference and inequalities, and social transformations.' - Jo Lindsay, Associate Professor in Sociology, Monash University 'Sweeping and lucid. communicates with ease and simplicity.' - Professor Toni Makkai, Dean, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University

Deviancy in Early Rabbinic Literature

A Collection of Socio-Anthropological Essays


Author: Simcha Fishbane

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004158332

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 1535

This study of early Rabbinic texts provides fresh and fascinating insights into the attitudes of the Rabbis towards "outsiders."

Selling Diversity

Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity, and Globalization


Author: Yasmeen Abu-Laban,Christina Gabriel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442608455

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 7411

Since the 1990s, Canadian policy prescriptions for immigration, multiculturalism, and employment equity have equated globalization with global markets. This interpretation has transformed men and women of various ethnic backgrounds into trade-enhancing commodities who must justify their skills and talents in the language of business. This particular neo-liberal reading of globalization and public policy has resulted in a trend the authors call selling diversity. Using gender, race/ethnicity, and class lenses to frame their analysis, the authors review Canadian immigration, multiculturalism, and employment equity policies, including their different historical origins, to illustrate how a preference for selling diversity has emerged in the last decade. In the process they suggest that a commitment to enhance justice in a diverse society and world has been muted. Yet, neo-liberalism is not the only or inevitable option in this era of globalization, and Canadians are engaging in transnational struggles for rights and equality and thereby increasing the interconnectedness between peoples across the globe. Consequently, the emphasis on selling diversity might be challenged.

The Askesis of Abjection

The Ethics of Everyday Suffering in Early Christian Martyrdoms


Author: Barbara Ellen Logan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian martyrs

Page: 490

View: 2643


a reader


Author: Yvonne Jewkes,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd


Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 2524

This reader provides a comprehensive introduction for students studying criminology at undergraduate level. Not only does the book include 34 essential readings, but also editorial commentary with section introductions, study questions, and suggestions for further reading. The reader will provide a thorough grounding in issues related to the study of crime, the criminal justice system, and social control. In their selection the editors have sought to indicate crime's varied and conflicting history as well as its current debates. The mixture of historical and more recent readings shows a variety of perspectives. The Reader will be an essential sourcebook for students and teachers in the fields of criminology, criminal justice studies, the sociology of crime and deviance, socio- legal studies, social policy, criminal law and social work.