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Making Sense of Society

Making Sense of Society

An Introduction to Sociology

  • Author: Ian Marsh
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 643
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This textbook has been specially written to meet the demands of students who may be studying sociology on a variety of different levels, but who all need to understand the fundamentals of sociological thought to make sense of the society around them. rather than learn by rote, and the material in the book has been designed to be as interactive as possible. Up-to-date case studies and data are used wherever appropriate. Each chapter contains a chapter outline, learning objectives, activities, boxed material (case studies, comparative material and definitions), a summary and suggestions for further reading.

Sociology

Sociology

Making Sense of Society

  • Author: Ian Marsh
  • Publisher: Editorial Dunken
  • ISBN: 9780582823129
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 804
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Building upon the success of previous editions, this fully revised third edition of Sociology: Making Sense of Society lays the foundations for a theoretically and methodologically robust understanding of the subject area. Key topics are examined in an accessible and rigorous manner, encouraging reflection within a wide social, cultural and historical context. Topical and relevant examples from across the world stimulate student interest and help apply the analysis. A carefully crafted structure immerses students first in sociological thinking, history, method, and practice before taking them into the main divisions and institutions in society. It also encourages them actively to participate in the understanding of sociology. New to this edition are: brand new chapters on Age and Nationalism, increased view of the UK and European experience within a wider-world view, as reflected in new World in Focus case study feature. New end-of-chapter 'link boxes' show connections across chapters and annotated weblinks encourage further investigation. Islamophobia, migration, masculinities, technology and cyber-culture, manipulation of and by the media, global inequalities, third-world debt and poverty. New website includes multiple-choice questions for student self-test and an Instructor's Manual containing lecturer support material and extra resources. The key Features include: primary excerpts encourage students to engage with original material; sets sociology firmly within a real world and applied context; and in-text features including 'Stop & think', 'Case study' and 'Closer look' boxes invite students to focus on key issues, investigate further and reflect upon their reading. End-of-chapter activities provide projects for discussion and extension of study and debate. Highly illustrated throughout with provocative images and informative diagrams and tables, this text is essential reading for undergraduate and advanced 'A' level sociology courses and of key interest to students across the social sciences.

Animals and Society

Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-animal Studies

  • Author: Margo DeMello
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231152957
  • Category: History
  • Page: 470
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Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human--animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human--animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human--animal relations.

Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World

Methods of Investigation

  • Author: Daniel F. Chambliss,Russell K. Schutt
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452217718
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 325
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"Making Sense of the Social World, Fourth Edition is an engaging and student-friendly introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material."--pub. desc.

Invitation to the Sociology of Religion

Invitation to the Sociology of Religion

  • Author: Phil Zuckerman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113594816X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 168
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This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the enterprise itself.

An Introduction to Social Work Theory

An Introduction to Social Work Theory

Making Sense in Practice

  • Author: David Howe
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9781857421385
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 182
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Social workers need to recognize the critical role that theory plays both in the way they make sense of what is going on and in the way they order their work. Such recognition clarifies practice for both the worker and the client. This classic text provides a framework to help social workers develop an understanding of the theories which inescapably underpin their thoughts and actions. The result is a stimulating guide to social work theory which is proven to help social workers both to understand their practices and to practise in a disciplined and imaginative way.

Sociology

Sociology

Making Sense of Society

  • Author: Ian Marsh
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9781405873574
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 831
  • View: 4051
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Building upon the success of previous editions, this fourth edition of 'Sociology' lays the foundations for a theoretically and methodologically robust understanding of the subject area. Key topics are examined in an accessible and rigorous manner, encouraging reflection within a wide social, cultural and historical context.

Religion, Realism and Social Theory

Religion, Realism and Social Theory

Making Sense of Society

  • Author: Philip A Mellor
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761948650
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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This book challenges those contemporary sociologists who argue that the notion of 'society' is an outmoded basis for sociological analysis and instead revitalizes the idea that sociology is truly 'the study of society'. Mellor returns the human and religious aspects of social life to the centre of social theory.

Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology

An Introduction

  • Author: Hannah Bradby
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446202518
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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What are the limits of medical power? How has sociology helped to make sense of illness, disease, choice and risk? What are the challenges to medical practice? This timely and assured text provides lecturers and students with a well informed, penetrating analysis of the key questions in medicine and society. The book is divided into three sections. It opens with a well judged account of the context of health and illness. It moves on to examine the process and experience of illness. Finally, it examines how health care is negotiated and delivered. The result is an accessible, coherent and lively book that has wide inter-disciplinary appeal to students of medical sociology, medical care and health management.

Making Sense of Social Theory

Making Sense of Social Theory

A Practical Introduction

  • Author: Charles H. Powers
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781442201194
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 281
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Making Sense of Social Theory is unusual in treating sociology as a real science with a body of understandable, robust, and powerful theoretical insights. These theoretical insights are formalized in twelve simple axioms and twenty-three more detailed principles readers can use to predict (1) differences among people in how they think, feel, and respond, (b) changes in the structure, culture, and effectiveness of organizations, and (c) trends in societal values, conflict, and priorities.

Understanding the Sociology of Health

Understanding the Sociology of Health

An Introduction

  • Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473995116
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 352
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Understanding the Sociology of Health continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. To better help with your studies this book contains: · a global perspective with international examples; · a new chapter on health technologies; · online access to videos of the author discussing key topics as well as recommended further readings; · a glossary, chapter summaries and reflective questions to help you engage with the subject. Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.

The Drug Paradox

The Drug Paradox

An Introduction to the Sociology of Psychoactive Substances in Canada

  • Author: Tara L. Bruno,Rick Csiernik
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars
  • ISBN: 1773380524
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 330
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Why are some drugs considered socially acceptable while others are demonized? What makes these definitions so widespread? Who benefits from these conceptualizations? The Drug Paradox examines both the empirically founded and the socially constructed facets of drugs and drug use, highlighting the incongruous aspects of laws, policies, and programming that aim to address behaviours around drugs. The authors explore this paradox, arguing that Canada’s punitive approach to addressing drug use continues to exist alongside harm-reduction strategies and that these competing approaches ultimately impede Canada’s ability to deal effectively with substance misuse. Using a policy-oriented approach while also emphasizing the utility of a multifaceted biopsychosocial model, this text provides students with a foundation in the sociology of psychoactive substances in the Canadian context. It covers a broad range of issues—models of addiction, the history of Canada’s drug laws, media representation, government responses to substance use, and international perspectives on drug policy—and addresses various research areas that are important for students to consider when trying to make sense of the competing discourses on drugs in society. The Drug Paradox is ideal for use in sociology courses on drugs and drug use and will also appeal to those focusing on drug use from a criminology, public health, or policy perspective.

Sociology

Sociology

An Introductory Textbook and Reader

  • Author: Daniel Nehring,Ken Plummer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317861744
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 550
  • View: 5634
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This groundbreaking new introduction to sociology is an innovative hybrid textbook and reader. Combining seminal scholarly works, contextual narrative and in-text didactic materials, it presents a rich, layered and comprehensive introduction to the discipline. Its unique approach will help inspire a creative, critical, and analytically sophisticated sociological imagination, making sense of society and the many small and large problems it poses.

An Invitation to the Sociology of Emotions

An Invitation to the Sociology of Emotions

  • Author: Scott R. Harris
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317519523
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 148
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Unique in its approach, Invitation to the Sociology of Emotions treats neophytes as its primary audience, giving students a brief, but thorough, introduction to the sociology of emotions. Including research examples, exercises, and lists of further reading, this text explains as clearly as possible some of the most interesting theoretical concepts that animate sociological research on emotions.

Sociology of Law

Sociology of Law

Visions of a Scholarly Tradition

  • Author: Mathieu Deflem
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139469789
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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Since the classic contributions of Weber and Durkheim, the sociology of law has raised key questions on the place of law in society. Drawing together both theoretical and empirical themes, in this book Mathieu Deflem reviews the field's major accomplishments and reveals the value of the multiple ways in which sociologists study the social structures and processes of law. He discusses both historical and contemporary issues, from early theoretical foundations and the work of Weber and Durkheim, through the contribution of sociological jurisprudence, to the development of modern perspectives to clarify how sociologists study law. Chapters also look at the role of law in relation to the economy, politics, culture, and the legal profession; and aspects of law enforcement and the globalization of law. This book will appeal to scholars and students of the sociology of law, jurisprudence, social and political theory, and social and political philosophy.

The Real World

The Real World

An Introduction to Sociology

  • Author: Kerry Ferris,Jill Stein
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393639308
  • Category: Popular culture
  • Page: N.A
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An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology

Feminist Perspectives

  • Author: Pamela Abbott,Melissa Tyler,Claire Wallace
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134382448
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes: new chapters on sexuality and the media additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body many new international and comparative examples the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies. In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.

Making Sense of Sports

Making Sense of Sports

  • Author: Ellis Cashmore
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415552206
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 586
  • View: 8712
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This book looks at sport not just as recreation, but as an integral part of contemporary culture, with connections to industry, commerce and politics. It explores the history and theories of sport, and touches on more controversial issues.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

  • Author: Karl Mannheim,W. A. C. Stewart
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415150859
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 187
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First published in 1962. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Using Sociology

Using Sociology

An Introduction from the Applied and Clinical Perspectives

  • Author: Roger Austin Straus
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742516632
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
  • View: 3891
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A humanist alternative to massive, encyclopedia-like texts, Using Sociology provides a passionate and focused introduction to sociology and sociological practice. The Third Edition has been updated and reorganized to even better meet the needs of students and instructors. Three sections introduce sociology and its tools, uses of sociology, and using sociology in your own life; the theory and history chapters have been dramatically revised; the methodology chapter and the chapter on applying clinical sociology have been greatly expanded; and an exciting new chapter on crime and deviance has been added.