Collins Dictionary of Sociology


Author: David Jary,Julia Jary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007183999

Category: Electronic books

Page: 710

View: 4102

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.

Collins Dictionary of Statistics


Author: Roger Porkess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007207909

Category: English language

Page: 316

View: 1970

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

Sociology in Perspective


Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

View: 9528

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: 2506

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: 2716

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.

The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology


Author: Steve Bruce,Steven Yearley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446238547

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 2086

"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.

The Myth of Social Action


Author: Colin Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521646369

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 8040

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: 4280

German Dictionary and Grammar


Author: N.A

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007253425

Category: English language

Page: 873

View: 7538

With over 90,000 references and 118,000 translations, this dictionary is designed to help the user understand the language of the German media and contemporary literature. It includes a guide to German grammar, and entries on German life and culture.

Deviancy in Early Rabbinic Literature

A Collection of Socio-Anthropological Essays


Author: Simcha Fishbane

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004158332

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 5680

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: 6578

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.

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: 2923

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.

Battleground: M-Z


Author: Amy Lind,Stephanie Brzuzy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313340390

Category: Electronic books

Page: 662

View: 5410

Contains ninety-seven alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about women's studies topics, such as abortion, bisexuality, childcare, glass ceiling, nationalism, religion, sex work, and welfare reform.

Dance Words


Author: Valerie Monthland Preston-Dunlop

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9783718656011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 718

View: 4797

In her unique collection of the verbal language of dance practitioners and researchers Valerie Preston-Dunlop presents a comprehensive view of people in dance: what they do, their movement, their sound, and the space in which they work - from the standpoint of the performers, choreographers, audiences, administrators, and teachers. The words and phrases of their technical and vernacular languages (which are used to communicate what is essentially a non-verbal activity) have been collected in rehearsal, classes and workshops by interviews, and from published sources. In this first collection of its kind Valerie Preston-Dunlop extends her selection of verbal language to include the various social and theatrical domains of dance.

Wissenschaft und Hypothese


Author: Ferdinand Lindemann,Henri Poincare?,F.L. Lindemann

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5880723313

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 882

Wissenschaft und Hypothese. Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe mit erl?uternden Anmerkungen

Collins Dictionary of Philosophy


Author: Godfrey Vesey,Paul Foulkes

Publisher: HarperCollins (UK)


Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 9079

A dictionary of philosophical terms containing over 350 entries, many of which are essay length.

Schach für Dummies


Author: James Eade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527692010

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 351

View: 1740

Schach besteht aus mehr als den einfachen Regeln, wie eine Figur ziehen darf. Es ist von Taktik, Finten, Phantasie und Strategien geprägt. Um dieses Spiel, das manche als Kunst, andere als Wissenschaft sehen, ranken sich Mythen und es erschuf seine eigenen Helden. Der Autor James Eade bedient die ganze Bandbreite an Bedürfnissen, die ein Anfänger hat. Neben den Grundregeln erhält der Leser eine Anleitung zur erfolgreichen Gestaltung der verschiedenen Spielphasen: der Eröffnung, des Mittel- und Endspiels. Computer- und Turnierschach kommen auch nicht zu kurz. Die Magie des Spiels zeigt er anhand der legendärsten Partien und berühmtesten Spieler auf. Alles in allem das Rundum-Wohlfühl-Paket für Schachanfänger.

Curious Phrases (Collins Dictionary of)


Author: Leslie Dunkling

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007598122

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 403

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.


Web-Linked Dictionary


Author: David Jary,Julia Jary

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: 9780060851828

Category: Reference

Page: 712

View: 2713

Web-linked Dictionary Sociology This dictionary provides a clear and balanced guide to terms and concepts used in every area of sociology. Includes thousands of definitions of key terms Covers methodological concepts and research methods relating to sociology, as well as related terms in the fields of anthropology, psychology, economics, and political science Now includes numerous useful links to authoritative Web sites to further expand research in the field Contains biographical entries on classical sociologists and contemporary theorists