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Ungleichheit in kapitalistischen Gesellschaften

Ungleichheit in kapitalistischen Gesellschaften

  • Author: Boike Rehbein,Jessé Souza
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783779929475
  • Category: Capitalism
  • Page: 228
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Long description: Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften vor. Es stützt sich auf eigene empirische Forschung auf drei Kontinenten und argumentiert, dass Ungleichheit bisher unzureichend verstanden wurde, weil ausschließlich westliche Gesellschaften Grundlage der Interpretation waren. Das vorliegende Buch betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Es zeigt auf, dass und wie die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften auf der Basis empirischer Forschung auf drei Kontinenten vor. Es betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Die zentrale These lautet, dass die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Die symbolische Welt kapitalistischer Gesellschaften zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass sie wissenschaftlich begründet ist, Ungleichheit als meritokratisches Resultat der Konkurrenz gleicher Individuen erscheinen lässt und die überlieferte symbolische Ungleichheit zwischen Klassen von Menschen dadurch unsichtbar macht und reproduziert.

Inequality in Capitalist Societies

Inequality in Capitalist Societies

  • Author: Surinder S. Jodhka,Boike Rehbein,Jessé Souza
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134837992
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 152
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Inequality is one of the most discussed topics of our times. Yet, we still do not know how to tackle the issue effectively. The book argues that this is due to the lack of understanding the structures responsible for the persistence of social inequality. It enquires into the mechanisms that produce and reproduce invisible dividing lines in society. Based on original case studies of Brazil, Germany, India and Laos comprising thousands of interviews, the authors argue that invisible classes emerge in capitalist societies, both reproducing and transforming precapitalist hierarchies. At the same time, locally particular forms of inequality persist. Social inequality in the contemporary world has to be understood as a specific combination of precapitalist inequalities, capitalist transformation and a particular class structure, which seems to emerge in all capitalist societies. The book links the configurations to an interpretation of global domination as well as to symbolic classification.

Sociology in Perspective

Sociology in Perspective

  • 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.

Soziologie - Kapitalismus - Kritik

Soziologie - Kapitalismus - Kritik

Eine Debatte

  • Author: Klaus Dörre,Stephan Lessenich,Hartmut Rosa
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 351873234X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 327
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Einst gehörte es zu den zentralen Aufgaben der Soziologie, die moderne Gesellschaft über die sozialen Voraussetzungen und Konsequenzen ihrer Krisenhaftigkeit aufzuklären. Diesem heute oft vernachlässigten Anliegen fühlen sich die Autoren dieses Bandes verpflichtet und stellen die Frage nach dem zeitdiagnostischen Potential soziologischer Analyse in den Mittelpunkt einer Debatte. Zeitdiagnostisch fundierte Gesellschaftskritik, so eine ihrer Thesen, gehört zum Kerngeschäft der Soziologie. Eine zweite besagt, daß jede Gesellschaftskritik der Gegenwart notwendig auch Kapitalismuskritik sein muß. Anhand von drei unterschiedlichen, aber komplementären Perspektiven auf aktuelle Prozesse der Landnahme, der Aktivierung und der Beschleunigung wird eine soziologische Kritik der Gegenwartsgesellschaft entfaltet, die zugleich Ansatzpunkte für politisches Handeln aufzeigt.

Sociology (Routledge Revivals)

Sociology (Routledge Revivals)

A guide to problems and literature

  • Author: Tom B. Bottomore
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136968768
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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First published in 1962, this seminal work is an introduction to sociology in a world context, and a sophisticated guide to the major themes, problems and controversies in contemporary sociology. The book remains unique in its organisation and presentation of sociological ideas and problems, in it s lack of insularity (its wide coverage of diverse types of society and of sociological thought from various cultural traditions), and in its systematic connection of sociology with the broad themes of modern social and political thought.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

  • Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135963150
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

  • Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Geoffrey Wood,Richard Deeg
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191651494
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 760
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There have been numerous accounts exploring the relationship between institutions and firm practices. However, much of this literature tends to be located into distinct theoretical-traditional 'silos', such as national business systems, social systems of production, regulation theory, or varieties of capitalism, with limited dialogue between different approaches to enhance understanding of institutional effects. Again, evaluations of the relationship between institutions and employment relations have tended to be of the broad-brushstroke nature, often founded on macro-data, and with only limited attention being accorded to internal diversity and details of actual practice. The Handbook aims to fill this gap by bringing together an assembly of comprehensive and high quality chapters to enable understanding of changes in employment relations since the early 1970s. Theoretically-based chapters attempt to link varieties of capitalism, business systems, and different modes of regulation to the specific practice of employment relations, and offer a truly comparative treatment of the subject, providing frameworks and empirical evidence for understanding trends in employment relations in different parts of the world. Most notably, the Handbook seeks to incorporate at a theoretical level regulationist accounts and recent work that link bounded internal systemic diversity with change, and, at an applied level, a greater emphasis on recent applied evidence, specifically dealing with the employment contract, its implementation, and related questions of work organization. It will be useful to academics and students of industrial relations, political economy, and management.

Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

  • Author: Brendan Cantwell,Ilkka Kauppinen
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421415399
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 296
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Today, nearly every aspect of higher education—including student recruitment, classroom instruction, faculty research, administrative governance, and the control of intellectual property—is embedded in a political economy with links to the market and the state. Academic capitalism offers a powerful framework for understanding this relationship. Essentially, it allows us to understand higher education’s shift from creating scholarship and learning as a public good to generating knowledge as a commodity to be monetized in market activities. In Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization, Brendan Cantwell and Ilkka Kauppinen assemble an international team of leading scholars to explore the profound ways in which globalization and the knowledge economy have transformed higher education around the world. The book offers an in-depth assessment of the theoretical foundations of academic capitalism, as well as new empirical insights into how the process of academic capitalism has played out. Chapters address academic capitalism from historical, transnational, national, and local perspectives. Each contributor offers fascinating insights into both new conceptual interpretations of and practical institutional and national responses to academic capitalism. Incorporating years of research by influential theorists and building on the work of Sheila Slaughter, Larry Leslie, and Gary Rhoades, Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization provides a provocative update for understanding academic capitalism. The book will appeal to anyone trying to make sense of contemporary higher education. -- Jenny J. Lee, University of Arizona

The Geography of the World Economy 5th Edition

The Geography of the World Economy 5th Edition

  • Author: Paul Knox,John Agnew,Linda McCarthy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134644353
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 472
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The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the 'globalization' of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic development over the long historical term. The theory and practice of economic and political geography provide a basis for understanding the interactions within and among the developed and developing countries of the world. Illustrated in colour throughout, this new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of the substantial changes in the world economy, and includes a new chapter on services. It is ideal for upper level university undergraduates and for post-graduates in a variety of specializations including geography, economics, political science, international relations and global studies.

Youth Rising?

Youth Rising?

The Politics of Youth in the Global Economy

  • Author: Mayssoun Sukarieh,Stuart Tannock
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134650884
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 186
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Over the last decade, "youth" has become increasingly central to policy, development, media and public debates and conflicts across the world – whether as an ideological symbol, social category or political actor. Set against a backdrop of contemporary political economy, Youth Rising? seeks to understand exactly how and why youth has become such a popular and productive social category and concept. The book provocatively argues that the rise and spread of global neoliberalism has not only led youth to become more politically and symbolically salient, but also to expand to encompass a growing range of ages and individuals of different class, race, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds. Employing both theoretical and historical analysis, authors Mayssoun Sukarieh and Stuart Tannock trace the development of youth within the context of capitalism, where it has long functioned as a category for social control. The book’s chapters critically analyze the growing fears of mass youth unemployment and a "lost generation" that spread around the world in the wake of the global financial crisis. They question as well the relentless focus on youth in the reporting and discussion of recent global protests and uprisings. By helping develop a better understanding of such phenomena and critically and reflexively investigating the very category and identity of youth, Youth Rising? offers a fresh and sobering challenge to the field of youth studies and to widespread claims about the relationship between youth and social change.

Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Leben und Wirtschaften in einer endlichen Welt

  • Author: Tim Jackson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783865812452
  • Category:
  • Page: 239
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Was garantiert uns Wohlstand und sozialen Frieden? Wie ein Mantra kommt die Antwort aus Politik und Wirtschaft: Wachstum, Wachstum, Wachstum! Aber dürfen wir das noch glauben angesichts der Verwerfungen der jüngsten Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrisen - und angesichts der ökologischen Schäden, die unser Wirtschaften produziert? Unsere gesamte Wirtschaftsordnung baut auf ewigem Wachstum auf - aber nun brauchen wir einen anderen Motor, sagt der britische Ökonom Tim Jackson. Er hat im Auftrag der britischen Regierung den Zusammenhang von Wachstum und Wohlstand untersucht. In der aktuellen Debatte sticht seine Analyse hervor: Jackson fordert nicht weniger als die Entwicklung einer neuen Wirtschaftsordnung, die auf einem anderen Wohlstandsbegriff beruht. Ein Maß dafür, wie die Bedürfnisse und Wünsche der Menschen befriedigt werden, müsse darin ebenso eingehen wie die gerechte Verteilung von Waren und Dienstleistungen. Jacksons brisantes Buch, das nun erstmals auf Deutsch erscheint, zählt schon jetzt zu den wichtigsten Publikationen der Postwachstumsökonomie. In griffigem Stil entwickelt der Autor eine glasklare Analyse der aktuellen Situation und der Blockaden, die uns daran hindern, etwas zu ändern. Er entwickelt konkrete Überlegungen für eine nachhaltige Ökonomie und entwirft die glaubwürdige Vision einer blühenden menschlichen Gesellschaft innerhalb der bestehenden ökologischen Schranken.

Karl Marx: Biografie

Karl Marx: Biografie

  • Author: Franz Mehring
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8027207819
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 630
  • View: 2852
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Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Franz Mehring (1846-1919) war ein deutscher Publizist und Politiker. Er war einer der bedeutendsten marxistischen Historiker seiner Zeit und verfasste eine der bekanntesten frühen Biographien zu Karl Marx. Aus dem Buch: "Wie Marx an Heine schrieb, mußte er gleich nach seiner Ankunft in Brüssel auf der Administration de la sûreté publique die Verpflichtung unterzeichnen, nichts über Tagespolitik in Belgien drucken zu lassen. Das konnte er mit ruhigem Gewissen tun, denn er hatte dazu weder die Absicht noch die Möglichkeit. Da jedoch die preußische Regierung fortfuhr, das belgische Ministerium wegen seiner Ausweisung zu behelligen, so nahm Marx noch in demselben Jahre, am 1. Dezember 1845, seine Entlassung aus dem preußischen Staatsverbande. Jedoch hat er weder damals noch später das Bürgerrecht eines fremden Staates angenommen, das ihm im Frühjahr 1848 von der provisorischen Regierung der französischen Republik sogar in ehrenvoller Weise angeboten wurde. Wie Heine, hat sich Marx dazu nicht entschließen können, obgleich Freiligrath, der als kerndeutscher Mann so oft als prunkendes Gegenstück zu den beiden "vaterlandslosen Gesellen" ausgespielt worden ist, durchaus keinen Anstand nahm, sich im Exil als Engländer naturalisieren zu lassen."

Die kreative Gesellschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts

Die kreative Gesellschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264187707
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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Drei fundamentale Antriebskräfte bestimmen die Grundlagen der Gesellschaft von morgen: - zunehmende soziale Diversität - tiefgreifende Umwälzungen der Wirtschaftsstrukturen - rasche Globalisierung.

Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies

Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies

  • Author: Aleksandr V Gevorkyan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136833498
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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This book explores the problems of fiscal policy as an instrument of economic and social development in the modern environment, primarily focusing on the transition economies of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia. Evaluating the transformational experience in these countries, this work meets a need for a critical analysis in the aftermath of the 1990s market liberalization reforms, of current trends and to outline the roadmap for future development.

Education in the Age of Biocapitalism

Education in the Age of Biocapitalism

Optimizing Educational Life for a Flat World

  • Author: C. Pierce
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137027835
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 211
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Biocapitalism, an economic model built on making new commodities from existing forms of life, has fundamentally changed how we understand the boundaries between nature/culture and human/nonhuman. This is the first book to examine its implications for education and how human capital understandings of education are co-evolving with biocapitalism.

European Capitalist Welfare Societies

European Capitalist Welfare Societies

The Challenge of Sustainability

  • Author: P. Frericks,R. Maier
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230378412
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 233
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This book offers an analysis of European capitalist welfare societies, centering on the questions of sustainability and the financing of social rights. Capitalism is defined as a multi-model economy, comprising of a market economy (including production, distribution and exchange), a state welfare economy (based on compulsory transfers, such as taxes and social contributions), a household economy and a voluntary economy. The resources for the welfare economy are produced by some activities of the life course, and used by other activities, once rights over these resources are acquired. Setting out a new conceptual framework that integrates an adapted version of the theory of instituted economic processes with the changing structuration of the life course in European countries, the book argues that European capitalist welfare societies are not sustainable in their present form and that the future financing of social rights is conditional on substantial transformations. The book also analyzes relevant data on the socio-economic positioning of women and migrants.

The great transformation

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen

  • Author: Karl Polanyi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Economic history
  • Page: 378
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Social Inequality

Social Inequality

A Student's Guide

  • Author: Louise Warwick-Booth
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446293114
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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"What makes this book stand out for me is that, as well as being theoretically informed and clearly written, its structure lends itself unmistakeably to teaching... If our aim is to teach truly engaged students, it should be our job to provide truly engaging materials. This is what you will find with this particular book. It will help to inform your disciplinary teaching of social inequality across the social sciences and it will provide a solid basis for your seminar work with students." - Helen Jones, Higher Education Academy "Warwick-Booth has provided a highly readable introductory text that will be accessible to everyone interested in this area of study, and I highly recommend it for those embarking on studies of social inequality." - LSE Review of Books What is the state of social inequality today? How can you situate yourself in the debates? This is an essential book that not only introduces you to the key areas, definitions and debates within the field, but also gives you the opportunity to reflect upon the roots of inequality and to critically analyse power relations today. With international examples and a clear interdisciplinary approach throughout, the book encourages you to look at social inequality as a complex social phenomenon that needs to be understood in a global context. This book: Looks at social divisions across societies Explores global processes and changes that are affecting inequalities Discusses social inequality in relation to class, gender and race Examines current social policy approaches to explore how these relate to inequality Reflects upon the potential solutions to inequalities This engaging and accessible introduction to social inequality is an invaluable resource for students across the social sciences. Louise Warwick-Booth is Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism

Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism

A Chance to Reclaim, Self, Society and Nature

  • Author: Mark Pelling,David Manuel-Navarrete,Michael Redclift
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136507671
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Are established economic, social and political practices capable of dealing with the combined crises of climate change and the global economic system? Will falling back on the wisdoms that contributed to the crisis help us to find ways forward or simply reconfigure risk in another guise? This volume argues that the combination of global environmental change and global economic restructuring require a re-thinking of the priorities, processes and underlying values that shape contemporary development aspirations and policy. This volume brings together leading scholars to address these questions from several disciplinary perspectives: environmental sociology, human geography, international development, systems thinking, political sciences, philosophy, economics and policy/management science. The book is divided into four sections that examine contemporary development discourses and practices. It bridges geographical and disciplinary divides and includes chapters on innovative governance that confront unsustainable economic and environmental relations in both developing and developed contexts. It emphasises the ways in which dominant development paths have necessarily forced a separation of individuals from nature, but also from society and even from ‘self’. These three levels of alienation each form a thread that runs through the book. There are different levels and opportunities for a transition towards resilience, raising questions surrounding identity, governance and ecological management. This places resilience at the heart of the contemporary crisis of capitalism, and speaks to the relationship between the increasingly global forms of economic development and the difficulties in framing solutions to the environmental problems that carbon-based development brings in its wake.. Existing social science can help in not only identifying the challenges but also potential pathways for making change locally and in wider political, economic and cultural systems, but it must do so by identifying transitions out of carbon dependency and the kind of political challenges they imply for reflexive individuals and alternative community approaches to human security and wellbeing. Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism contains contributions from leading scholars to produce a rich and cohesive set of arguments, from a range of theoretical and empirical viewpoints. It analyses the problem of resilience under existing circumstances, but also goes beyond this to seek ways in which resilience can provide a better pathway and template for a more sustainable future. This volume will be of interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Human Geography, Environmental Policy, and Politics.

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

  • Author: Michael A. Witt,Gordon Redding
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191626554
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 752
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Much of the existing literature within the "varieties of capitalism " (VOC) and "comparative business systems " fields of research is heavily focused on Europe, Japan, and the Anglo-Saxon nations. As a result, the field has yet to produce a detailed empirical picture of the institutional structures of most Asian nations and to explore to what extent existing theory applies to the Asian context. The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems aims to address this imbalance by exploring the shape and consequences of institutional variations across the political economies of different societies within Asia. Drawing on the deep knowledge of 32 leading experts, this book presents an empirical, comparative institutional analysis of 13 major Asian business systems between India and Japan. To aid comparison, each country chapter follows the same consistent outline. Complementing the country chapters are eleven contributions examining major themes across the region in comparative perspective and linking the empirical picture to existing theory on these themes. A further three chapters provide perspectives on the influence of history and institutional change. The concluding chapters spell out the implications of all these chapters for scholars in the field and for business practitioners in Asia. The Handbook is a major reference work for scholars researching the causes of success and failure in international business in Asia.