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Sociology

Sociology

Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World

  • Author: Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: 9780205484928
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 540
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This economical paperback text is theoretically balanced, offers global perspectives, shows how sociology is applied to real problems, and contains a built-in study guide.This introduction to sociology uses the three major theoretical perspectives functionalist, conflict, and interactionist as tools for examining the social world. The author uses illuminating examples to show how society works and how human behavior is shaped by cultural, structural, and institutional forces.As in previous editions, the Seventh Edition also integrates two other themes that reflect contemporary trends in sociology. The first is a reemergence of interest in how sociological knowledge can be applied to social problems or to helping people improve their lives. The second is the recognition that societies and cultures are becoming increasingly diverse and interdependent.

Sociology, Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World

Sociology, Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 146729831X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 410
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Sociology, Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World. In this book, you will learn topics such as Socializationi, Groups and Organizations, S Deviance, Crime, and Social Control, and Social Stratification and Social Inequality plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000

Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000

Paradigms and Personalities

  • Author: Brian J.L Berry,James Wheeler
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134728654
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 404
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Applied Social Research: A Tool for the Human Services

Applied Social Research: A Tool for the Human Services

  • Author: Duane R. Monette,Thomas J. Sullivan,Cornell R. DeJong
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285605721
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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Presenting social science research methods within the context of human service practice, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH is the ideal text for courses focused on applied research in human services, counseling, social work, sociology, criminal justice, and community planning. With in-depth coverage of all the topics taught in traditional social science research methods courses, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH brings the subject to life by showing how research is increasingly used in practice today. In addition, this fully updated edition includes a thought-provoking Eye on Ethics feature and new and revised Research in Practice vignettes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Social Problems

Introduction to Social Problems

  • Author: Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • ISBN: 013405461X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 504
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MySocLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MySocLab search for 0134126955 / 9780134126951 Introduction to Social Problems plus MySocLab for Social Problems– Access Card Package, 10/e Package consists of: 0205896464 / 9780205896462 Introduction to Social Problems, 10/e 0134106911 / 9780134106915 MySocLab for Social Problems Access Card MySocLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Social Problems Researching, Analyzing, and Understanding U.S. Social Issues Introduction to Social Problems explores the many social issues that continue to plague the United States. Discussing and analyzing the extent and nature of various problems and their potential solutions, the book stands as a guidepost for people with an interest in “helping” professions — sociologists, educators, social workers, etc. Through a sociological lens, students are able to gauge recurrent social issues and examine the benefits and possibilities of solutions. The Tenth Edition teaches students to apply research and knowledge to solve some of our nation’s most crippling problems. Also available with MySocLab MySocLab for Social Problems courses extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MySocLab does not include an eText. Introduction to Social Problems, Tenth Edition is also available via REVEL ™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research

Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research

  • Author: Hester du Plessis,Jeffrey Sehume,Leonard Martin,Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)
  • Publisher: Real African Publishers
  • ISBN: 1920655352
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 266
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In the past four decades, transdisciplinarity has gained conceptual and practical traction for its transformative value in accounting for the complex challenges besetting humankind, including social relations and natural ecosystems. The need to develop frameworks for joint problem-solving involving diverse stakeholders is unquestionable. Besides generating inclusivity, which embraces academia, civil society, and policymakers in the public and private sectors, transdisciplinarity allows for the appreciation of phenomena from a multiplicity of angles and affords societies creative ways of seeking solutions to challenges that may appear intractable. This book puts forward alternatives within this arena and attempts to directly respond to the multilayered challenges of diffuse disciplines, interlinked socioeconomic problems, impacts of globalization, technological advancements, environmental concerns, food security, and more.

The Basics of Sociology

The Basics of Sociology

  • Author: Kathy S. Stolley
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313323874
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 302
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Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.

Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory

Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory

  • Author: Xiaoying Qi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134691629
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 260
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This book considers the nature and possibilities of conceptual change and transformation under conditions of globalization, especially with regard to Chinese social and cultural concepts. It argues that the influence of globalization promotes the spread of West European and American social science concepts and methods at the expense of local concepts and approaches, and at the same time (paradoxically) provides opportunities for the incorporation of local concepts, including Chinese concepts, into Western or mainstream social science.

Limited Responsibilities

Limited Responsibilities

Social Movements and Criminal Justice

  • Author: Tamar Pitch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113488351X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 240
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Limited Responsibilities explores the interaction between the criminal justice system and the wider concerns of political and social institutions, including the welfare state, social work and forensic psychiatry. Using the key concept of `responsibility', Tamar Pitch critiques the classical theories of Anglo-American and Italian criminologies, examining the allocation of responsibilities to individuals and society. Looking at the shifting political relationship between criminal justice and the welfare system, Pitch considers the problems which arise in our understandings of responsibility, particularly in relation to the young and the mentally disabled. She also documents the centrality of responsiblity as an issue in women's struggles for legislation on sexual violence, as a paradigm of the politicisation of notions of crime, victimization and criminal responsibility. Limited Responsiblities will be of interest to lecturers, students and professionals in criminology, social policy and women's studies.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

  • Author: Daniel J. Decker,Shawn J. Riley,William F. Siemer
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421407418
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking• working with social scientists• managing citizen input• using economics to inform decision making• preparing questionnaires• ethical considerations

Sociolgy

Sociolgy

Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World

  • Author: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780205325078
  • Category:
  • Page: 656
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Handbook of Metacognition in Education

Handbook of Metacognition in Education

  • Author: Douglas J. Hacker,John Dunlosky,Arthur C. Graesser
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135591946
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 464
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Providing comprehensive coverage of the theoretical bases of metacognition and its applications to educational practice, this compendium of focused and in-depth discussions from leading scholars in the field: represents an intersection of education, cognitive science, and technology; serves as a gateway to the literature for researchers and practitioners interested in one or more of the wide array of topics included; and sets the standard for scholarship for theoretical research and practical applications in this field. The Handbook of Metacognition in Education — covering Comprehension Strategies, Metacognitive Strategies, Metacomprehension, Writing, Science and Mathematics, Individual Differences, Self-Regulated Learning, Technology, Tutoring, and Measurement — is an essential resource for researchers, faculty, students, curriculum developers, teachers, and others interested in using research and theory on metacognition to guide and inform educational practice.

Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions

Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions

A Course in Statistics for the Social Sciences

  • Author: Kevin Durrheim,Colin Tredoux
  • Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781919713311
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 542
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Book & CD-ROM. This tutorial-based programme addresses some of the problems involved in teaching statistics to undergraduate social science students. These include the huge difference in ability among students, large classes that do not facilitate problem-based question-and-answer lecturing format, and a general resistance to statistics. The text emphasises contemporary approaches to data analysis, the role of statistics in sampling, and the idea that inference depends upon how sampling is conducted. The question of how one ensures that data is sound is explored with reference to measurement issues and test construction. It encourages problem-solving by getting students to go through worked examples and presenting open-ended problems and discussion questions.

The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions

The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions

  • Author: Sujata Patel
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1849204500
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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"A brilliant treasury of wisdom and insight drawn from leading sociologists throughout the world...It is a striking achievement, of which the International Sociological Association can be very proud, to have brought so many independent-minded scholars into so productive a dialogue." - Dennis Smith, Professor of Sociology, Loughborough University Twenty-nine chapters from prominent international contributors discuss, challenge and re-conceptualise the global discipline of sociology, evaluating the diversities within and between sociological traditions of many regions and nation-states. They assess all aspects of the discipline: ideas and theories; scholars and scholarship; practices and traditions; and ruptures and continuities through an international perspective. The Handbook argues that diversities in sociological traditions can be studied at three levels. First, they need to be studied from multiple spatial locations: within localities, within nation-states, within regions and the globe. Second, they need to be discussed in terms of their sociological moorings in distinct philosophies, epistemologies and theoretical frames, cultures of science and languages of reflection. Third, the intellectual moorings of sociological practices are extensive. The papers discuss the diverse and comparative sites of knowledge production and its transmission.

Uncertainty, Diversity and The Common Good

Uncertainty, Diversity and The Common Good

Changing Norms and New Leadership Paradigms

  • Author: Dr Stefan Gröschl
  • Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 147240808X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 226
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Because of a management model emphasizing standardization and a one-size-fits-all approach, the previous good health of firms depended on economic performance and maximizing shareholder value. The enduring financial crisis and the ensuing leadership void have forced us all to reconsider the rules of the game and to take into account economic and social factors, in order to address the needs of an unpredictable world. In Uncertainty, Diversity and The Common Good, contributors from leading academic institutions around the World discuss different models of socially responsible global leadership. Their perspectives embrace philosophy; sociology; psychology; ecological and environmental economics; management; and entrepreneurship. Together they explore unpredictability and how being responsible for social as well as economic outcomes requires intelligences that enable managers to adapt and to develop a sustainable, lasting and consistent managerial approach. Working with local communities, integrating minorities, and redistributing wealth, they say, requires a new model of socially responsible leadership that brings together dimensions that are incompatible within existing paradigms. This book indicates what new paradigms might look like, with particular regard to the issue of diversity as an asset with which to confront uncertainty. Case studies tell of leaders working with diversity to create social change and new visions of leadership that are impacting social and cultural norms. This leads to discussion of the nature and diversity of leadership itself which will be helpful to academic researchers and higher level students, as well as policy makers and practitioners.

Society in Focus

Society in Focus

An Introduction to Sociology

  • Author: William E. Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey,Mica L. Thompson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442255986
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 656
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Examining the role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society, Society In Focus, Eighth Edition, emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere. It is designed to help students think clearly and critically about sociological issues, concepts, and methods. Questioning is at the heart of this approach, and as students read this book they are encouraged to become part of the sociological enterprise—rather than remain passive observers. Every element of the text is designed to challenge students to evaluate social issues and, guided by the sociological imagination, to clearly formulate their own positions. By asking questions that demand sociological and creative thought, students are reminded that their conclusions and decisions, as well as their non-decisions and inaction, may have important social consequences. New to this edition: • New coauthor Mica Thompson, an experienced teacher of introduction to sociology, brings a fresh new perspective as well as a wide array of different life experiences to this edition of Society in Focus. • An expanded critical analysis in Chapter 1 introduces all forms of media and technology, and every chapter examines an aspect of their powerful social influence. • Chapters 9, 16, and 17 have been updated to include the most recent worldwide financial and economic developments, to help explain globalization and cultural diversity. • Expanded application of feminist theory in every chapter to help students recognize the importance of gender diversity and the contributions of that theoretical perspective in sociology. • Updated and brand new boxes throughout encourage students to take a closer look at society and selected social issues.

Teaching Music in Secondary Schools

Teaching Music in Secondary Schools

A Reader

  • Author: Gary Spruce
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415262347
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 233
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This series brings together a range of articles, extracts from books and reports that inform an understanding of secondary schools in today's educational climate.

Fragments of Modernity (Routledge Revivals)

Fragments of Modernity (Routledge Revivals)

Theories of Modernity in the Work of Simmel, Kracauer and Benjamin

  • Author: David Frisby
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134459920
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 330
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Fragments of Modernity, first published in 1985, provides a critical introduction to the work of three of the most original German thinkers of the early twentieth century. In their different ways, all three illuminated the experience of the modern urban life, whether in mid nineteenth-century Paris, Berlin at the turn of the twentieth century or later as the vanguard city of the Weimar Republic. They related the new modes of experiencing the world to the maturation of the money economy (Simmel), the process of rationalization of capital (Kracauer) and the fantasy world of commodity fetishism (Benjamin). In each case they focus on those fragments of social experience that could best capture the sense of modernity.

Personal Media and Everyday Life

Personal Media and Everyday Life

A Networked Lifeworld

  • Author: T. Rasmussen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137446463
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 141
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This book addresses the widespread use of digital personal media in daily life. With a sociological and historical perspective, it explores the media-enhanced individualization and rationalization of the lifeworld, discussing the dramatic mediatization of daily life and calling on theorists such as McLuhan, Habermas and Goffman.

Improving What is Learned at University

Improving What is Learned at University

An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education

  • Author: John Brennan,Robert Edmunds,Muir Houston,David Jary,Yann Lebeau,Michael Osborne,John T.E. Richardson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135190976
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
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Received the ‘highly commended’ award by the Society for Educational Studies for books published in 2010. What is learned in universities today? Is it what students expect to learn? Is it what universities say they learn? How far do the answers to questions such as these differ according to what, where and how one studies? As higher education has expanded, it has diversified both in terms of its institutional forms and the characteristics of its students. However, what we do not know is the extent to which it has also diversified in terms of ‘what is learned’. In this book, the authors explore this question through the voices of higher education students, using empirical data from students taking 15 different courses at different universities across three subject areas – bioscience, business studies and sociology. The study concentrates on the students’ experiences, lives, hopes and aspirations while at university through data from interviews and questionnaires, and this is collated and assessed alongside the perspectives of their teachers and official data from the universities they attend. Through this study the authors provide insights into ‘what is really learned at university’ and how much it differs between individual students and the universities they attend. Notions of ‘best’ or ‘top’ universities are challenged throughout, and both diversities and commonalities of being a student are demonstrated. Posing important questions for higher education institutions about the experiences of their students and the consequences for graduates and society, this book is compelling reading for all those involved in higher education, providing conclusions which do not always follow conventional lines of thought about diversity and difference in UK higher education.