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The Promise of Sociology

The Promise of Sociology

Classical Approaches to Contemporary Society, Second Edition

  • Author: Rob Beamish
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442634049
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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The second edition of this award-winning introduction to sociology has been substantially revised throughout, including improved connections between the discussion of millennials and Mills s concept of the sociological imagination."

Soziologische Phantasie

Soziologische Phantasie

  • Author: C. Wright Mills
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 365810015X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 325
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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.

Classical Sociological Theory, Rediscovering the Promise of Sociology

Classical Sociological Theory, Rediscovering the Promise of Sociology

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1490265015
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 75
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Classical Sociological Theory, Rediscovering the Promise of Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book 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.

State, Security, and Subject Formation

State, Security, and Subject Formation

  • Author: Anna Yeatman,Magdalena Zolkos
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441102248
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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State, Security, and Subject Formation addresses the question of how to secure the conditions for a civil and peaceful life together. It brings together leading scholars to examine democracy from two approaches: peaceful coexistence and the secular state as public authority and the necessity of division between communities of faith that allows for a state that defends the values of the community. This book aims to understand the rationality that informs both approaches, interpreting the subjectivities within each. To do so, the interdisciplinary, scholarly essays examine 17th century political thought and how it is caught up in debate about the relationship between faith and the state at a time when religious wars are endemic and profoundly destructive. They also provide an in-depth discussion of contemporary 21st and 20th century approaches to the question of security and the issue of subjective capacity for peaceful co-existence. Civil Order and Politics is the outcome of an intensive cross-disciplinary cooperation and, as such, not only demonstrates the richness of relevant themes and issues, but also brings to the fore challenges and problems associated with civil practice and theorizing of politics. Through its thematic juxtaposition of state, security, and subjectivity within the framework of civil order and politics, the book fills a gap in the contemporary political literature that will be of interest to anyone studying and researching these issues.

New Directions in Sociology

New Directions in Sociology

Essays on Theory and Methodology in the 21st Century

  • Author: Ieva Zake,Michael DeCesare
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786485493
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 249
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Written by the new generation of sociologists, these essays chart a course for the future of the discipline, both by revisiting forgotten theories and methods and by suggesting innovative theoretical and methodological approaches. Comprised of seven essays on theory and five on methodology, the volume also attempts to reconnect theorists and methodologists in a discussion about the future of the sociological enterprise.

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

  • Author: James A Beckford,Jay Demerath
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446206521
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 768
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"In their introduction to this Handbook, the editors affirm: 'Many sociologists have come to realise that it makes no sense now to omit religion from the repertoire of social scientific explanations of social life'. I wholeheartedly agree. I also suggest that this wide-ranging set of essays should become a starting-point for such enquiries. Each chapter is clear, comprehensive and well-structured - making the Handbook a real asset for all those engaged in the field." - Grace Davie, University of Exeter "Serious social scientists who care about making sense of the world can no longer ignore the fact that religious beliefs and practices are an important part of this world... This Handbook is a valuable resource for specialists and amateurs alike. The editors have done an exceptionally fine job of incorporating topics that illuminate the range and diversity of religion and its continuing significance throughout the world." - Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University At a time when religions are increasingly affecting, and affected by, life beyond the narrowly sacred sphere, religion everywhere seems to be caught up in change and conflict. In the midst of this contention and confusion, the sociology of religion provides a rich source of understanding and explanation. This Handbook presents an unprecedentedly comprehensive assessment of the field, both where it has been and where it is headed. Like its many distinguished contributors, its topics and their coverage are truly global in their reach. The Handbook's 35 chapters are organized into eight sections: basic theories and debates; methods of studying religion; social forms and experiences of religion; issues of power and control in religious organizations; religion and politics; individual religious behaviour in social context; religion, self-identity and the life-course; and case studies of China, Eastern Europe, Israel, Japan, and Mexico. Each chapter establishes benchmarks for the state of sociological thinking about religion in the 21st century and provides a rich bibliography for pursuing its subject further. Overall, the Handbook stretches the field conceptually, methodologically, comparatively, and historically. An indispensable source of guidance and insight for both students and scholars. Choice 'Outstanding Academic Title' 2009

Toward a Sociological Imagination

Toward a Sociological Imagination

Bridging Specialized Fields

  • Author: Bernard S. Phillips,Harold Kincaid,Thomas J. Scheff
  • Publisher: University Press of Amer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 305
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Builds on the ideas C. Wright Mills expressed in The Sociological Imagination for an approach to the scientific method broad enough to open up to the full range of knowledge within the sociology discipline.

Religion and the State

Religion and the State

A Comparative Sociology

  • Author: Jack Barbalet,Adam Possamai,Bryan S. Turner
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 1783080663
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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With a clear statement of the theoretical issues in the debates about secularization and post-secularism, ‘Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology’ considers a number of major case studies – from China, Europe, Singapore and South Asia – in order to understand the rise of public religions in the modern state. By distinguishing between political secularization – the separation of state and religion – and social secularization – the transformation of the everyday practice of religion – this volume offers an integrating framework within which to analyze these different societies.

Einladung zur Soziologie

Einladung zur Soziologie

Eine humanistische Perspektive

  • Author: Peter Berger
  • Publisher: UTB
  • ISBN: 3825248321
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Im Alter von 35 Jahren schrieb Peter L. Berger seine charmante Einführung „Invitation to Sociology“, welche in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Mit seiner konkurrenz- und zeitlosen »Einladung zur Soziologie« eröffnet er auf möglichst leichtfüßige und eingängige Art einen Zugang in die Denk- und Arbeitsweisen des Fachs. Ergänzt wird das Werk durch ein aktuelles Interview, das die Herausgeberin Michaela Pfadenhauer mit Peter L. Berger über dieses Buch und sein heutiges Verständnis von Soziologie führte. Peter L. Berger gilt als bedeutendster Vertreter der „neueren Wissenssoziologie“ und scharfer Analytiker der Gegenwart. Er leitete 30 Jahre lang das von ihm gegründete „Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs“ (CURA) an der Boston University. Mit dieser utb-Studienausgabe wird das wichtige Werk Studienanfängern wieder zugänglich gemacht.

Crime, Justice, and Society

Crime, Justice, and Society

  • Author: Calvin J. Larson,Gerald R. Garrett
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781882289257
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 409
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Reformers in Search of Yesterday

Reformers in Search of Yesterday

Work and Identity in Women's Lives

  • Author: Brenda K. Shelton
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438419813
  • Category: History
  • Page: 245
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Reform movements in Buffalo during the 1890s are described in terms of the way the city’s traditional leaders responded to the forces of industrialization, urbanization, and immigration. Thorough documentation provides the reader with details of the diverse ways that prominent Buffalonians tried to solve their contemporary problems.

Social Acceleration

Social Acceleration

A New Theory of Modernity

  • Author: Hartmut Rosa
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231519885
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 512
  • View: 6158
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Hartmut Rosa advances an account of the temporal structure of society from the perspective of critical theory. He identifies three categories of change in the tempo of modern social life: technological acceleration, evident in transportation, communication, and production; the acceleration of social change, reflected in cultural knowledge, social institutions, and personal relationships; and acceleration in the pace of life, which happens despite the expectation that technological change should increase an individual's free time. According to Rosa, both the structural and cultural aspects of our institutions and practices are marked by the "shrinking of the present," a decreasing time period during which expectations based on past experience reliably match the future. When this phenomenon combines with technological acceleration and the increasing pace of life, time seems to flow ever faster, making our relationships to each other and the world fluid and problematic. It is as if we are standing on "slipping slopes," a steep social terrain that is itself in motion and in turn demands faster lives and technology. As Rosa deftly shows, this self-reinforcing feedback loop fundamentally determines the character of modern life.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

  • Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444355074
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
  • View: 3805
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Imaginative Participation

Imaginative Participation

The Career of an Organizing Concept in a Multidisciplinary Context

  • Author: B. Baumann
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401016380
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 214
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I am Czech. In 1948 I graduated from ancient Charles' University at Prague. In 1970 I came to Canada, the country of my choice, from New Zealand where I had taught two years at the University of Canter bury in Christchurch. This work was begun after I left Europe. It is intended as contribution to contemporary sociological and social psy chological theory, or theories. For a very long time in my native country I was intellectually a Jack of-alI-trades. Before coming to sociology I spent two decades of study and research in the fields of philosophy, history and imaginative literature. Looking back I view this not as wasted time, but as an extraordinary introduction to the study of society, of man in society and of society in man. There are many links between these areas of scientific inquiry which I would not have been able to make had I not had this multi disciplinary experience. In each of my lives, past and present, I have been for a number of reasons marginal to my fellow men, marginal in several respects. In my native land I refused to conform to the line of the ruling political party. I became a "non-person" in all that implies in a totalitarian regime.

The Global Promise of Federalism

The Global Promise of Federalism

  • Author: Grace Skogstad,David Cameron,Martin Papillon,keith Banting
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442619201
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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The Global Promise of Federalism honours the life and work of Richard Simeon, one of Canada’s foremost experts on federalism. It features a group of distinguished scholars of federalism from Canada and abroad who take up some of the fundamental questions at the heart of both Simeon’s work and contemporary debates. Does federalism foster democracy? Can it help bring together divided societies? How do federations evolve and adapt to changing circumstances? In the course of answering these questions, the chapters in this collection offer a comparative perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing well-established federations such as Canada and Australia, as well as new federal and quasi-federal systems in Europe, Africa, and Asia. They examine the interplay between federal values, such as trust and mutual recognition, and institutional design; the challenges facing post-conflict federations; and the adaptability of federal systems in the face of changing social, economic, and cultural contexts.

The Sociology of Religion

The Sociology of Religion

A Substantive and Transdisciplinary Approach

  • 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.

Die McDonaldisierung der Gesellschaft

Die McDonaldisierung der Gesellschaft

  • Author: George Ritzer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783896695390
  • Category: Fast food restaurants
  • Page: 406
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Winners and Losers

Winners and Losers

Social and Political Polarities in America

  • Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822306023
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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Leading sociologist Irving Louis Horowitz examines the response social science has made to contemporary subjects and issues: the so-called "new class" of the intelligentsia, the ecology movement, social planning, alienation, privatization, anomie, the threat of nuclear war. Horowitz evaluates as a social scientist the question of values&—those disclosed through analysis, and those threatened by it&—and discusses the overall political and moral impact of knowledge and methodology in social science.

Chairing the Mathematical Sciences Department of the 1990s

Chairing the Mathematical Sciences Department of the 1990s

Proceedings of a Colloquium, October 27-28, 1989, Arlington, Virginia

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: National Academies
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: College department heads
  • Page: 97
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Society and Culture

Society and Culture

Scarcity and Solidarity

  • Author: Bryan S Turner,Chris Rojek
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761970491
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 249
  • View: 1814
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Society and Culture reclaims the classical heritage, provides a clear-eyed assessment of the promise of sociology in the 21st century and asks whether the `cultural turn' has made the study of society redundant. Sociologists have objected to the rise of cultural studies on the grounds that it produces cultural relativism and lacks a stable research agenda. This book looks at these criticisms and illustrates the relevance of a sociological perspective in the analysis of human practice. The book argues that the classical tradition must be treated as a living tradition, rather than a period piece. It analyzes the fundamental principles of belonging and conflict in society and provides a detailed critical survey of the p