Sociology in Perspective

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Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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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.

Perspectives on the Sociology of Education

An Introduction

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Author: Philip Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351839586

Category: Education

Page: 250

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First published in 1981, this book provides a basic introduction to the sociology of education. It brings together many of the principal arguments in order to help the student reach an understanding of the multitude of conflicting opinions, theoretical positions and biases within the field. The work considers the structures within which the child, the family and the classroom are located, focusing on the theory and the ways in which they can be used to explain the workings of the educational system. It introduces not only the work of classical educational sociologists such as Durkheim, Weber and Marx, but also more recent scholars such as Halsey, Becker and Althusser. With a global coverage, the book emphasizes the implications of the developments of the sociology of education for educational policy.

Sociology: A Global Perspective

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Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390917

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

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Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856309

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Johannine Sectarianism in Perspective

A Sociological, Historical, And Comparative Analysis of Temple and Social Relationships in the Gospel of John, Philo, and Qumran

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Author: Kåre Fuglseth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004144110

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The investigation evaluates the nature of the Johannine community by using sociological research on new religious movements today and by comparing John with Philo and the Dead Sea Scrolls. This novel procedure in Johannine research generates several alternative characteristics of John.

Institutions in Perspective

Festschrift in Honor of Rudolf Richter on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday

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Author: Rudolf Richter

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161490613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 407

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Rudolf Richter is one of the leading pioneers in the field of the New Institutional Economics in Germany. The articles in this Festschrift were written by renowned scholars from Germany and other countries. In addition to general perspectives on the New Institutional Economics, the Festschrift also contains articles on the theory of the firm, economic contract theory, on pricing and competition, macroeconomics and monetary economics and on various aspects of law and economics.

The Sociology of Community Connections

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Author: John G. Bruhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306486166

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.

Sociology of Leisure

A Reader

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Author: C. Critcher,Peter Bramham,Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780419194200

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 292

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The sociology of leisure is an important part of most leisure and recreation management degree and leisure studies BTEC courses. This book is designed to provide essential material in an accessible form for students. It draws together 24 classic readings which provide comprehensive coverage of key conceptual debates in the sociology of leisure.

The Sociology of Religion

A Substantive and Transdisciplinary Approach

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Author: George Lundskow

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412937213

Category: Social Science

Page: 445

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Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that follows the logic of actual research, first investigating the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzing actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the textùjust as a scholar pursues knowledge in the field and then applies theoretical constructs to interpret findings.This unique text is organized around essential topics and real-life issues and examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. While primarily sociological in focus, the text incorporates relevant interdisciplinary scholarshipùthus teaching sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from other fields. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key Features and Benefits:Uses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts doCombines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presentedFeatures discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular cultureDraws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM· InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM contains chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.û5:00 p.m., PST).Intended Audience: This core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.

Rethinking Chinese Jurisprudence and Exploring Its Future

A Sociology of Knowledge Perspective

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Author: Zhenglai Deng

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814440329

Category: Law

Page: 328

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This book is an antecedent study on the task facing China's legal science, more strictly speaking — China's legal philosophy, in post-Cold War world structure. In broader terms, this is an academic study of China's own “identity” and future in the world structure. The author believes that from 1978 to 2004, in spite of its great achievements, China's legal science has at the same time had some of its grave problems being exposed. A fundamental problem is its failure to provide a “Chinese legal ideal picture” as the standard of and direction for evaluating, assessing and guiding China's law/legal development. This is an age of law without China's own ideal picture(s). However, why has China failed to have its own legal ideal picture(s)? Apparently this question in and of itself implies a question, both more directly and fundamentally, of China's legal science, namely why China's legal science has failed to provide China's own legal picture(s)? Or, as an internal critical approach may suggest (namely to critique China's legal science from the perspective of its promised objectives), where is China's legal science heading? Based on this, this book attempts to expound a standard to evaluate China's legal science through a theoretical discussion of this issue, and to further explore the possible direction for China's legal science beyond this age. Contents:IntroductionChina's Legal Science and the “Paradigm of Modernization” A Critique and Reflection on the “Paradigm of Modernization” The Absence of “China” in Chinese Legal Scholarship: A Case Study of the Legal Research on “Consumers' Rights” Further Critical Examination of China's Legal Science (1): A Critique of Liang Zhiping's “Legal Culturalism” Further Examination of China's Legal Science (Part 2): A Critique of Su Li's “Indigenous Resourcism” Some Tentative Concluding Remarks Readership: Researchers, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in China's legal science and legal philosophy studies. Keywords:Chinese Jurisprudence;Positivism;Legalism;Rights as the Foundation;Indigenous ResourcesKey Features:This book is written by a prominent scholar in China's social sciences in general and jurisprudence in particular. The Chinese version of this book is one of the most important, and also best-selling, academic books on China's legal science since 1949. It surveys, in general, the development of China's jurisprudence in the past three decades, with a critical eye on how it has colluded with China's ticket to board the ship of globalisationThis book addresses not only legal science, but social sciences in general. As the only author ranked most-cited in six disciplines in China, Deng has a broader concern than most writers who confine their studies within the narrow boundaries of particular academic disciplines. This shall interest readers on a wider scale in the international marketThis book will open up the discussions on alternative or indigenous studies in international social sciences. Although seemingly a topic addressing China's jurisprudence, readers from other cultures, nations and disciplines shall find this book inspiring to the extent that it provides fresh perspectives than the West-dominated ones that have been leading the globalisation of law