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The Sociology of News

The Sociology of News

  • Author: Michael Schudson
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393912876
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 280
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A personal, trenchant, and comprehensive account of the contemporary news media. The Sociology of News reviews and synthesizes not only what is happening to journalism but also what is happening to the scholarly understanding of journalism. In the Second Edition, each chapter of the book has been updated to account for the radical changes that have reshaped the news industry over the last decade. With a new chapter on the sharp contraction of the news business in the United States since 2007, The Sociology of News examines journalism as a social institution and analyzes the variety of forces and factors-economic, technological, political, cultural, organizational-that shape the news media today.

The sociology of money

The sociology of money

economics, reason & contemporary society

  • Author: Nigel Dodd
  • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 211
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This is the first systematic sociological discussion of one of the most important of modern institutions: money. It demonstrates the immense significance of monetary systems in modern societies and considers why sociologists have been so slow to address this issue. Nigel Dodd, a sociologist by training, analyzes differing conceptions of the nature of money in economics, sociology, and anthropology, and subjects each of these to a systematic critique. He covers the main debates in economic theory, but concentrates special attention on the role of money in the work of such prominent social theorists as Simmel, Parsons, Habermas, and Giddens. None of these writers, Dodd concludes, offers a satisfactory account of the character or significance of money in modern societies. And so he offers a new interpretation of the nature of monetary transactions: one with far-reaching implications for social and economic analysis. Interdisciplinary in nature, The Sociology of Money will be of interest to those working in the fields of economics, social theory, sociology, and anthropology, and all those wishing to gain a better understanding of this dominant, but neglected, social institution.

Art and Society

Art and Society

Readings in the Sociology of the Arts

  • Author: Arnold W. Foster,Judith R. Blau
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791401170
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 513
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There is currently no reader in print that provides a broad ranging overview for an undergraduate course on the sociology of the arts or the sociology of culture. This book remedies this situation as it provides students with an overall understanding of the current issues, theoretical approaches, and substantive contributions in the sociology of the arts. Included are chapters on the aesthetic meaning of art; the social and institutional production of art; the links among audiences, artists, and cultural organizations; tensions between artists and their bureaucratized working settings; the training and careers of artists; relations between art and society; and the dynamics of cultural change. In addition to section introductions, there is a comprehensive introduction to provide students with an understanding of the history of the field, its main theoretical currents, and also to provide them with an appreciation of the contributions to cultural studies by other disciplines, such as anthropology and history. An extensive bibliography is also included in the reader, which was developed to assist students who wish to pursue research topics.

Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education

Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education

  • Author: R. Brooks,M. McCormack,K. Bhopal
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113726988X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 238
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Some of the most prominent sociologists working in education today have collaborated to address a wide range of empirical and theoretical issues. Adopting an international perspective, this book foregrounds cutting-edge research that highlights both the diversity and complexity of understanding education in society.

The Promise of Sociology

The Promise of Sociology

Classical Approaches to Contemporary Society, Second Edition

  • Author: Rob Beamish
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442634065
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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Unlike most introductory texts that take a topical approach to studying sociology, this smart, challenging, and accessibly written text looks at the core principles of the discipline, making links to a contemporary context. The second edition of this award-winning book has been substantially revised, making more direct connections between Generation Z, Mills’s concept of the sociological imagination, and the challenges students face in higher education today. The section on popular culture contains a new chapter on the history of popular music from early rock ’n’ roll to contemporary pop and R&B. New chapter objectives, end-of-chapter review and reflection questions, key terms, and glossary, as well as an instructor’s manual, make this text much more useful in the classroom.

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

  • Author: Mark D. Jacobs,Nancy Weiss Hanrahan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405137282
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 520
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This collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by prominent international scholars covers the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture. Provides an invaluable reference resource to all interested in the cultural structures and processes that animate contemporary life Contains 27 essays on the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture, including art, science, religions, race, class, gender, collective memory, institutions, and citizenship Reflects and analyzes the “cultural turn” that has transformed scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.

Approaches to Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

Approaches to Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

An Introduction to Major Trends in British Sociology

  • Author: John Rex
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317652533
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 306
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These essays, commissioned by John Rex, reflect the state of sociology in Britain today. Leading representatives of the diverse ‘schools’ provide lucid accounts of their own particular approaches to this complex discipline and in doing so demonstrate the techniques described. Topics covered include the empirical study of stratification, social evolution, survey techniques, mathematical sociology, systems theory, phenomenological approaches, Weberian sociology, structuralism, contemporary Marxism, and the development of theory after Talcott Parsons.

The aesthetics of violence in contemporary media

The aesthetics of violence in contemporary media

  • Author: Gwyn Symonds
  • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
  • ISBN: 9780826429872
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 309
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"The topic of violence in the media has been very widely covered. Countless studies and research projects have been conducted, most of which argue its negative effects on society. Gwyn Symonds takes this significant topic one step further: studying the aesthetics of media violence. By defining key terms like the "graphic" nature and "authenticity" of violent representations, and discussing how those definitions are linked to actual violence outside the film and television screen, Symonds demonstrates that the debate on the effects of violence cannot be conducted without recognizing the vast generic and textual variety that characterizes the representation of violence in contemporary media." "Symonds uses existing studies for the empirical audience reception data, together with discussions of different representations of violence, to look at violence in the media as an art form in itself. By looking at a range of examples from The Simpsons to The Passion of the Christ and The Sopranos, Symonds cross analyzes violence in multiple media to see its affective role in audience reception."--BOOK JACKET.

Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society

Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society

  • Author: Fox, Andrew
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 146669968X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 306
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Media events have been described as broadcasts that involve an engaged audience viewing the same event simultaneously; though this definition is still relevant, the way media outlets interact with and react to their audiences has greatly changed. This is in part due to the emergence of social media platforms which allow a participatory audience, something that genre-specific television channels now rely on. Because these genre-specific, 24-hour channels seek to hook viewers with hyperbolic presentation and the illusion of large media events, the original definition must be adapted. Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society seeks to re-define the role of the media in relaying information about current events within a modern context. Determining what constitutes as and the proper presentation of a media event is of great importance given the ubiquity of media consumption. This book approaches the topic from historical, ceremonial, and globally cultural perspectives while addressing news, sports, and other significant current events. It is a vital resource for students and teachers of communication, media, and journalism, professionals in the media industry, policy makers, and sociologists.

Contemporary Society

Contemporary Society

An Introduction to Social Science

  • Author: John A Perry,Erna K Perry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317349199
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 600
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This best-selling text emphasizes that social and cultural changes are the pervasive realities of our era. One of the main themes of Contemporary Society is that the transition from an industrial to a post-industrial order in the modern world is fraught with difficulties, as was the transition from an agricultural to an industrial order in an earlier era. Within this framework, we can observe the increasing fragmentation of the social order, which tends to lead people away from community and a common purpose and often invites conflict and disunity. At the same time, countervailing social forces are also at work, providing some stability, some shelter in the storm. Finally, societies are faced with the rapid and transformative power of information technology, a fact that propels separate groups of people into a global entity.

Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society

Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society

  • Author: Pei-Lin Yu,Chen Shen,George S. Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351332961
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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In the contemporary world, unprecedented global events are challenging our ability to protect and enhance cultural heritage for future generations. Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society examines innovative and flexible approaches to cultural heritage protection. Bringing together cultural heritage scholars and activists from across the world, the volume showcases a spectrum of exciting new approaches to heritage protection, community involvement, and strategic utilization of expertise. The contributions deal with a range of highly topical issues, including armed conflict and non-state actors, as well as broad questions of public heritage, museum roles in society, heritage tourism, disputed ownership, and indigenous and local approaches. In so doing, the volume builds upon, and introduces readers to, a new cultural heritage declaration codified during a 2016 workshop at the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada. Offering a clarion call for an enduring spirit of innovation, collaboration, education, and outreach, Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society will be important reading for scholars, students, cultural heritage managers, and local community stakeholders.

The Sociology of Rural Life

The Sociology of Rural Life

  • Author: Samantha Hillyard
  • Publisher: Berg
  • ISBN: 1845201388
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
  • View: 9125
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Foot and mouth disease and BSE have both had a devastating impact on rural society. Alongside these devastating developments, the rise of the organic food movement has helped to revitalize an already politicized rural population. From fox-hunting to farming, the vigour with which rural activities and living are defended overturns received notions of a sleepy and complacent countryside. Over the years "rural life" has been defined, redefined and eventually fallen out of fashion as a sociological concept--in contrast to urban studies, which has flourished. This much-needed reappraisal calls for its reinterpretation in light of the profound changes affecting the countryside. First providing an overview of rural sociology, Hillyard goes on to offer contemporary case studies that clearly demonstrate the need for a reinvigorated rural sociology. Tackling a range of contentious issues--from fox-hunting to organic farming--this book offers a new model for rural sociology and reassesses its role in contemporary society.

Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Handbook of the Sociology of Education

  • Author: Maureen T. Hallinan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387364242
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 588
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This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.

The Sociology of Tourism

The Sociology of Tourism

Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

  • Author: Yiorgos Apostolopoulos,Stella Leivadi,Andrew Yiannakis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135635722
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 376
  • View: 2945
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The rapid expansion of the tourism industry has provided many economic benefits and affected every facet of contemporary societies including employment, government revenue and cultural manifestations. However, tourism can also be considered a problematic phenomenon, promoting dependency, underdevelopment and adverse sociocultural effects, especially for developing countries. This pioneering work provides a comprehensive review of these complex tourism issues from a sociological perspective. Various theoretical and empirical approaches are introduced and the following issues are discussed: * identifiable and stable forms of touristic behaviour and roles * social divisions within tourism * the interdependence of tourism and social institutions * the effects of transnational tourism and commodification on the ecosystem. Featuring international contributions from nine different countries, this book brings together the most noted theoretical and empirical studies and enriches them with diverse experiences and perspectives.

Leisure in Contemporary Society

Leisure in Contemporary Society

  • Author: Kenneth Roberts
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 184593069X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 260
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In Western societies, leisure has been a major force in changing people's lives. The containment of working time and the rise in spending power have been long-term trends and are likely to continue over the next decades. While growth of leisure may not have eradicated differences by social class, gender or age, it has transformed how these differences are expressed, challenged or modified. In parallel, leisure studies has itself developed significantly as an academic discipline. This second edition is a complete rewrite of the first edition published in 1999. It is an introductory undergraduate text on leisure. It has a sociological perspective and discusses recent debates and research on topics such as post-modernity, consumer cultures and lifestyles.

Medicine, Health and Society

Medicine, Health and Society

  • Author: Hannah Bradby
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446258459
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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Sharp, bold and engaging, this book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this timely book explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography. Chapters include: • social theory and medical sociology • health inequalities • bodies, pain and suffering • personal, local and global. Brimming with fresh interpretations and critical insights this book will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of medical sociology. This exciting text will be of interest to students of sociology of health and illness, medical sociology, and sociology of the body. Hannah Bradby has a visiting fellowship at the Department of Primary Care and Health Sciences, King's College London. She is monograph series editor for the journal Sociology of Health and Illness and co-edits the multi-disciplinary journal Ethnicity and Health.

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

  • Author: Barbara J. Risman,Carissa M. Froyum,William J. Scarborough
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319763334
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 559
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This handbook provides a comprehensive view of the field of the sociology of gender. It presents the most important theories about gender and methods used to study gender, as well as extensive coverage of the latest research on gender in the most important areas of social life, including gendered bodies, sexuality, carework, paid labor, social movements, incarceration, migration, gendered violence, and others. Building from previous publications this handbook includes a vast array of chapters from leading researchers in the sociological study of gender. It synthesizes the diverse field of gender scholarship into a cohesive theoretical framework, gender structure theory, in order to position the specific contributions of each author/chapter as part of a complex and multidimensional gender structure. Through this organization of the handbook, readers do not only gain tremendous insight from each chapter, but they also attain a broader understanding of the way multiple gendered processes are interrelated and mutually constitutive. While the specific focus of the handbook is on gender, the chapters included in the volume also give significant attention to the interrelation of race, class, and other systems of stratification as they intersect and implicate gendered processes.

Understanding Contemporary Society

Understanding Contemporary Society

Theories of the Present

  • Author: Gary Browning,Abigail Halcli,Frank Webster
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761959267
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 502
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Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present is a comprehensive textbook to guide students through the complexities of social theory today. Over 30 chapters, written by an international team of contributors, demonstrate clearly the practical applications of social theory in making sense of the modern world. Students are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives. Key features of the book are: clearly structured and readable prose; bullet pointed summaries and annotated further reading for each topic; makes complex issues accessible to undergraduates; focuses on relevance and practicality; chapter lay-out which is ideal for t

Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine

Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine

America, Britain and Australia Compared

  • Author: Fran Collyer
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230320449
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 325
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This book is a study of disciplines and their specialities. It poses sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations, and offers an in-depth, historical study of one of the largest specialities of the discipline of sociology - the sociology of health and medicine - across three countries: the United States of America, Britain and Australia. Employing a radical new theory of disciplines, this book reveals unexpected connections between the ideas of sociologists and the context they work within. It answers questions about where they work, who they cite and collaborate with, and highlights distinct differences in the practice of sociology from one country to the next. In doing so, this book offers evidence of the effects of sweeping changes to the university sector and the global publishing industry on the working lives of sociologists, not least the impact of commercial research sponsorship on the knowledge they produce.

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory

Visualizing Social Worlds

  • Author: Kenneth Allan
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506319394
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 488
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In the Third Edition of Ken Allan's highly-praised Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory book, sociological theories and theorists are explored using a straightforward approach and conversational, jargon-free language. Filled with examples drawn from everyday life, this edition highlights diversity in contemporary society, exploring theories of race, gender, and sexuality that address some of today's most important social concerns. Through this textbook students will learn to think theoretically and apply to their own lives.