Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis


Author: Richard Fitzgerald,William Housley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917867

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This is an exciting addition to the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of membership categorization analysis. Bringing together the biggest names in MCA this landmark publication provides a contemporary analysis of the field and a platform for emerging researchers and students to build upon. The book sets out the current methodological developments of MCA highlighting its analytic strength – particularly when examining social identity and social knowledge. It provides a sophisticated tool of qualitative analysis and draws from a wide range of empirical studies provided by global scholars. The culmination of years of international research this agenda-setting text will be essential reading for academics and advanced students using membership categorization across the social sciences; particularly in media and communication studies, sociology, psychology, education, political science and linguistics.

Children’s Knowledge-in-Interaction

Studies in Conversation Analysis


Author: Amanda Bateman,Amelia Church

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811017034

Category: Education

Page: 369

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This book is a collected volume that brings together research from authors working in cross-disciplinary academic areas including early childhood, linguistics and education, and draws on the shared interests of the authors, namely understanding children’s interactions and the co-production of knowledge in everyday communication. The collection of studies explores children’s interactions with teachers, families and peers, showing how knowledge and learning are co-created, constructed and evident in everyday experiences.

Changing Narratives of Youth Crime

From Social Causes to Threats to the Social


Author: Bernd Dollinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429665067

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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In recent years, western societies have experienced a fundamental transformation in the way crime is understood and dealt with. Against the backdrop of a current great interest in narratives in criminology, this book draws on a narrative perspective to explore this transformation. Drawing on data from Germany, the book focuses on changing narratives of youth crime in recent decades and the exact narratives that have been used, abandoned, invented or criticized in order to instil particular understandings of crime and measures to act against it. The author draws upon a wide range of sources, including debates on youth crime in six parliaments from 1970 to 2012; articles on youth crime in four police and six social work journals from 1970 to 2009; and case studies with 15 young defendants who were interviewed before and after their trial and whose trial was observed. In doing so, the author reconstructs narratives over several decades and, overall, reveals a fascinating and multifaceted scope of narratives of youth crime. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of youth crime and justice, as well as criminology, sociology, politics and social work more broadly.

The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict


Author: Matthew Evans,Lesley Jeffries,Jim O'Driscoll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042960355X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict presents a range of linguistic approaches as a means for examining the nature of communication related to conflict. Divided into four sections, the Handbook critically examines text, interaction, languages and applications of linguistics in situations of conflict. Spanning 30 chapters by a variety of international scholars, this Handbook: includes real-life case studies of conflict and covers conflicts from a wide range of geographical locations at every scale of involvement (from the personal to the international), of every timespan (from the fleeting to the decades-long) and of varying levels of intensity (from the barely articulated to the overtly hostile) sets out the textual and interactional ways in which conflict is engendered and in which people and groups of people can be set against each other considers what linguistic research has brought, and can bring, to the universal aim of minimising the negative effects of outbreaks of conflict wherever and whenever they occur. The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict is an essential reference book for students and researchers of language and communication, linguistics, peace studies, international relations and conflict studies.

Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis. Reasoning about Data

Second International Symposium, IDA-97, London, UK, August 4-6, 1997, Proceedings


Author: Xiaohui Liu,Paul Cohen,Michael R. Berthold

Publisher: Springer


Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 621

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, IDA-97, held in London, UK, in August 1997. The volume presents 50 revised full papers selected from a total of 107 submissions. Also included is a keynote, Intelligent Data Analysis: Issues and Opportunities, by David J. Hand. The papers are organized in sections on exploratory data analysis, preprocessing and tools; classification and feature selection; medical applications; soft computing; knowledge discovery and data mining; estimation and clustering; data quality; qualitative models.

Advances in Classification Research

Proceedings of the ... ASIS SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop


Author: N.A

Publisher: Information Today Inc

ISBN: 9780938734970

Category: Classification

Page: 184

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Advances in Behaviour Analysis


Author: Karola Dillenburger,Mark F. O'Reilly,Michael Keenan

Publisher: Univ College Dublin Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 4950

These twelve essays assess the ever-increasing range of issues-conceptual, applied, and experimental-now being addressed in this field.

Age in action

membership work and stage of life categories in talk


Author: Pirjo Nikander

Publisher: N.A


Category: Affiliation (Psychology)

Page: 243

View: 8773

Recent Advances in Social Psychology

An International Perspective


Author: Joseph P. Forgas,J. Michael Innes

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 543

View: 7728

The field of social psychology was one of the largest broad disciplinary areas represented at the Congress, and the papers selected for this volume give a fresh and exciting overview of the current state of the discipline. The volume aims to present a well-integrated and balanced survey of contemporary social psychology that may be read as a book in its own right or used as an up-to-date work of reference. This volume surveys the most recent developments in social psychology with over fifty papers by outstanding researchers from all over the world. The major research areas covered include attitudes, values and beliefs, attribution research, social cognition, emotion and affect, social perception, judgment and decisions, interpersonal behaviour and communication, groups, leadership, social influence processes, the self, personality and social adaptation, socialisation and cross-cultural psychology. The volume contains both empirical and theoretical papers and is aimed at students and researchers in social psychology and in neighbouring disciplines, such as cross-cultural, cognitive, developmental, personality and clinical psychology, social work and sociology.