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Classic Disputes in Sociology

Classic Disputes in Sociology

  • Author: R. J. Anderson,J. A. Hughes,Wes W. Sharrock
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780043012444
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 245
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Founders, Classics, Canons

Founders, Classics, Canons

Modern Disputes Over the Origins and Appraisal of Sociology's Heritage

  • Author: Peter Baehr
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351519336
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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Founders, classics, and canons have been vitally important in helping to frame sociology's identity. Within the academy today, a number of positions?feminist, postmodernist, postcolonial?question the status of "tradition."In Founders, Classics, Canons, Peter Baehr defends the continuing importance of sociology's classics and traditions in a university education. Baehr offers arguments against interpreting, defending, and attacking sociology's great texts and authors in terms of founders and canons. He demonstrates why, in logical and historical terms, discourses and traditions cannot actually be "founded" and why the term "founder" has little explanatory content. Equally, he takes issue with the notion of "canon" and argues that the analogy between the theological canon and sociological classic texts, though seductive, is mistaken.Although he questions the uses to which the concepts of founder, classic, and canon have been put, Baehr is not dismissive. On the contrary, he seeks to understand the value and meaning these concepts have for the people who employ them in the cultural battle to affirm or attack the liberal university tradition.

Conflict in the Academy

Conflict in the Academy

A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals

  • Author: M. Morgan,P. Baert
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137521309
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 96
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Examining an intramural conflict that erupted within the English Faculty at Cambridge University in the early 1980s, this book develops a theoretical analysis of disputes as they unfold within the academy and explores the broader historical shifts within Higher Education and how these related to developments in Continental Europe.

Understanding Classical Sociology

Understanding Classical Sociology

Marx, Weber, Durkheim

  • Author: John A Hughes,Wes Sharrock,Peter J Martin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446205258
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 246
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Praise for the First Edition: `Totally reliable... the authors have produced a book urgently needed by all those charged with introducing students to the classics... quite indispensable' - Times Higher Education Supplement This is a fully updated and expanded new edition of the successful undergraduate text. Providing a lucid examination of the pivotal theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber, the authors submit that these figures have decisively shaped the discipline. They show how the classical apparatus is in use, even though it is being directed in new ways in response to the changing character of society. Written with the needs of undergraduates in mind, the text is essential reading for students in sociology and social theory.

The Art of Sociological Argument

The Art of Sociological Argument

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 113704277X
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Music and the Sociological Gaze

Music and the Sociological Gaze

Art Worlds and Cultural Production

  • Author: Peter J. Martin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1847794874
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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In this important new book, Peter J. Martin explores the interface between musicological and sociological approaches to the analysis of music, and in doing so reveals the differing foundations of cultural studies and sociological perspectives more generally. Building on the arguments of his earlier book Sounds and society, Dr Martin initially contrasts text-based attempts to develop a 'social' analysis of music with sociological studies of musical activities in real cultural and institutional contexts. It is argued that the difficulties encountered by some of the 'new' musicologists in their efforts to introduce a social dimension to their work are often a result of their unfamiliarity with contemporary sociological discourse. Just as linguistic studies have moved from a concern with the meaning of words to a focus on how they are used, a sociological perspective directs our attention towards the ways in which the production and reception of music inevitably involve the collaborative activities of real people in particular times and places.

Theorizing Classical Sociology

Theorizing Classical Sociology

  • Author: Ray, Larry J
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335198651
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 218
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* How did classical sociology emerge and take shape? * What is the significance of classical sociology for current theoretical debates? * How can the classical tradition in social theory inform our understanding of the crisis of modernity? Social theory has been formed through elaboration and critique of the classical tradition, and this introductory volume illuminates current theoretical terrain by examining major classical theories - of Saint-Simon, Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Dilthey, Tonnies, Simmel and Weber - highlighting recurring themes and debates. It explains how classical sociology emerged through a debate with the Enlightenment, in which the concept of the 'social' took shape. This was constructed around various themes emphasizing contrasting components of social life - including material, cultural, rational and moral factors. These divergent theorizations set the scene for the play of theoretical oppositions that characterize much subsequent theoretical dispute. Along with these debates there were questions about the very identity of sociology, which in turn relate to a core issue in the discipline - grasping the crisis of modernity. This authoritative text introduces the key issues of classical sociology to undergraduates, making use of student-friendly features such as clear summaries, further reading and a glossary. It lays the foundations for an understanding of contemporary discussion, and will also be recognized at the postgraduate level as a key reference in the field.

Classical Horizons

Classical Horizons

The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece

  • Author: George E. McCarthy
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791487624
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 212
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Argues that classical social theory has its intellectual and moral roots in classical Greece. Winner CHOICE 2003 Outstanding Academic Title “McCarthy’s ... erudition may very well render this work a contemporary classic in the continuing discussion of a maturing discipline.” — CHOICE

Order without Law

Order without Law

How Neighbors Settle Disputes

  • Author: Robert C. ELLICKSON,Robert C Ellickson
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674036433
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 316
  • View: 5808
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Developments in Sociology : an Annual Review

Developments in Sociology : an Annual Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: N.A
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Feminist Sociology

Feminist Sociology

  • Author: Sara Delamont
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 195
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Extrait de la couverture : "This book explores and celebrates the achievements of British feminist sociology in theory, methods and empirical research. Delamont outlines the barriers to the development of feminism and explores contemporary challenges. In doing so she provides an unravelled guide to the origins of feminism in the discipline of sociology, analyses the useasy relationships between feminists and the founding fathers, and elucidates the opportunities and challenges presented by postmodernism. Drawing empirically from a variety of topics, from sciences to stratification and from health and illness to the professions, the author illustrates the depth and vitality of feminist perspectives and suggests a research agenda for the next 30 years."

Social Physics

Social Physics

How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter

  • Author: Alex Pentland
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101625570
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries significant enough to become the bedrock of a whole new scientific field: social physics. Humans have more in common with bees than we like to admit: We’re social creatures first and foremost. Our most important habits of action—and most basic notions of common sense—are wired into us through our coordination in social groups. Social physics is about idea flow, the way human social networks spread ideas and transform those ideas into behaviors. Thanks to the millions of digital bread crumbs people leave behind via smartphones, GPS devices, and the Internet, the amount of new information we have about human activity is truly profound. Until now, sociologists have depended on limited data sets and surveys that tell us how people say they think and behave, rather than what they actually do. As a result, we’ve been stuck with the same stale social structures—classes, markets—and a focus on individual actors, data snapshots, and steady states. Pentland shows that, in fact, humans respond much more powerfully to social incentives that involve rewarding others and strengthening the ties that bind than incentives that involve only their own economic self-interest. Pentland and his teams have found that they can study patterns of information exchange in a social network without any knowledge of the actual content of the information and predict with stunning accuracy how productive and effective that network is, whether it’s a business or an entire city. We can maximize a group’s collective intelligence to improve performance and use social incentives to create new organizations and guide them through disruptive change in a way that maximizes the good. At every level of interaction, from small groups to large cities, social networks can be tuned to increase exploration and engagement, thus vastly improving idea flow. Social Physics will change the way we think about how we learn and how our social groups work—and can be made to work better, at every level of society. Pentland leads readers to the edge of the most important revolution in the study of social behavior in a generation, an entirely new way to look at life itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Alternative Dispute Resolution of Shareholder Disputes in Hong Kong

Alternative Dispute Resolution of Shareholder Disputes in Hong Kong

Institutionalizing Its Effective Use

  • Author: Ida Kwan Lun Mak
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108329314
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 4156
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The landscape of shareholder dispute resolution in Hong Kong has changed vastly since the launch of the Civil Justice Reform in 2009. Key initiatives - the voluntary court-connected scheme and reform of the statutory unfair prejudice provisions - were employed to promote the greater use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in shareholder disputes. While the Hong Kong government and judiciary introduced such schemes to prove the legitimacy of extra-judicial over court-based litigation processes, their success is still uncertain. In this book, socio-legal theory and sociological institutionalism are used to develop a theoretical framework for analyzing the key stages of institutionalization. The author analyzes how procedural innovations could acquire legitimacy through different types of legal and non-legal inducement mechanisms within the institutionalization process. Recommendations on codifying and innovating ADR policy in Hong Kong shareholder disputes made with comparison to similar policies in the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand.

Bringing class back in contemporary and historical perspectives

Bringing class back in contemporary and historical perspectives

  • Author: Scott G. McNall,Rhonda F. Levine
  • Publisher: Westview Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 344
  • View: 457
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The sociology game

The sociology game

an introduction to sociological reasoning

  • Author: R. J. Anderson,J. A. Hughes,Wes W. Sharrock
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 163
  • View: 7352
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Sociology

Sociology

The Central Questions

  • Author: William Kornblum,Carolyn D. Smith
  • Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
  • ISBN: 9780155008366
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 455
  • View: 4766
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Polish Sociological Review

Polish Sociological Review

Quarterly of the Polish Sociological Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: N.A
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Ethnomethodological sociology

Ethnomethodological sociology

  • Author: Jeff Coulter
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
  • ISBN: 9781852781507
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 562
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Knowing the Social World

Knowing the Social World

  • Author: Tim May,Malcolm Williams
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780335197682
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 198
  • View: 6922
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This ground-breaking and multi-disciplinary volume brings together a distinguished team of leading thinkers, to discuss issues surrounding and informing social science.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

  • Author: Leo P. Chall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.