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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.

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.

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.

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 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
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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.

The Sociology of Rural Life

The Sociology of Rural Life

  • Author: Samantha Hillyard
  • Publisher: Berg
  • ISBN: 1845201388
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
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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.

The Power of News

The Power of News

  • Author: Michael Schudson
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674695863
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 269
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Some say it's simply information, mirroring the world. Others believe it's propaganda, promoting a partisan view. But news, Michael Schudson tells us, is really both and neither; it is a form of culture, complete with its own literary and social conventions and powerful in ways far more subtle and complex than its many critics might suspect. A penetrating look into this culture, The Power of News offers a compelling view of the news media's emergence as a central institution of modern society, a key repository of common knowledge and cultural authority. One of our foremost writers on journalism and mass communication, Schudson shows us the news evolving in concert with American democracy and industry, subject to the social forces that shape the culture at large. He excavates the origins of contemporary journalistic practices, including the interview, the summary lead, the preoccupation with the presidency, and the ironic and detached stance of the reporter toward the political world. His book explodes certain myths perpetuated by both journalists and critics. The press, for instance, did not bring about the Spanish-American War or bring down Richard Nixon; TV did not decide the Kennedy-Nixon debates or turn the public against the Vietnam War. Then what does the news do? True to their calling, the media mediate, as Schudson demonstrates. He analyzes how the news, by making knowledge public, actually changes the character of knowledge and allows people to act on that knowledge in new and significant ways. He brings to bear a wealth of historical scholarship and a keen sense for the apt questions about the production, meaning, and reception of news today.

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 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.

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.

Music in Society

Music in Society

A Guide to the Sociology of Music

  • Author: Ivo Supicic,Ivo [email protected]@,Supǐci ́c, Ivo
  • Publisher: Pendragon Press
  • ISBN: 9780918728357
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 488
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The subject of this study has two distinct but not unrelated aspects: first, an investigation into the sociology of music as an autonomous and specialized discipline; and second, an examination of certain fundamental facts that may be considered within the purview of the sociology of music itself. If an analysis and study even a preliminary one of these facts is to be properly focused and fruitful, we must first try to determine the subject and methods of the sociology of music, its position and boundaries in respect to musicology, and, most especially, its relation to the aesthetics of music and music history. It is equally indispensable to ascertain what the sociology of music as a separate scholarly discipline embraces, where its investigation leads, and, finally, to establish its position vis-a-vis sociology in general. (From the Author's Introduction.)

The Sociology of Childhood

The Sociology of Childhood

  • Author: William A. Corsaro
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506386199
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 504
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William A. Corsaro’s groundbreaking text, The Sociology of Childhood, discusses children and childhood from a sociological perspective. Corsaro provides in-depth coverage of the social theories of childhood, the peer cultures and social issues of children and youth, children and childhood within the frameworks of culture and history, and social problems and the future of childhood. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research and the most pertinent information so readers can engage in powerful discussions on a wide array of topics.

Leisure in Contemporary Society

Leisure in Contemporary Society

  • Author: Kenneth Roberts
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 184593069X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 260
  • View: 5695
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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.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

  • Author: Professor Pål Repstad,Assoc Prof Inger Furseth
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 140947710X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.

Contemporary Urban Japan

Contemporary Urban Japan

A Sociology of Consumption

  • Author: John Clammer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444399276
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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This volume demonstrates a fresh approach to urban studies as well as a new way of looking at contemporary Japan which links economy and society in an innovative way.

Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

  • Author: Steve Greenfield,Guy Osborn
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714650487
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 296
  • View: 1377
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As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for regulation increases. This work looks at how the law is used in sports, in such areas as money, drugs, and the control of hooliganism.

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

  • Author: Peter Clarke
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199279791
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 1046
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An expert team of international scholars provide fifty-one essays as entry points into the sociological study and understanding of religion and in-depth surveys into its changing forms and content in the contemporary world. Issues discussed range from ecology to law, art to cognitive science, crime to health care.

The Sociology Of Taste

The Sociology Of Taste

  • Author: Jukka Gronow
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134786557
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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The modern society of consumption is a society of fashion. Fashion has extended its influence over various fields of social life and, together with taste, become central to our understanding of the inner dynamics of any modern society. The Sociology of Taste looks at the role of taste - or the aesthetic reflection - in society at large and in modern society in particular. Taking case studies from social life, for example eating and food culture, it illustrates the role of fashion in the formation of collective taste.

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory

Visualizing Social Worlds

  • Author: Kenneth Allan
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 141299277X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 465
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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.

The Sociology

The Sociology

A Study of Society

  • Author: Irshad Ahmad Wani
  • Publisher: Educreation Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 505
  • View: 7585
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This is a comprehensive reference book and covers subjects widely prescribed in the syllabus of various Indian universities. The series is intended to serve as a text book for social sciences students at Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and at the competitive level. The book provides an accessible and engaging introduction to basic concepts of Sociology, Research Methodology, Sociological Thought and also reflects on the contemporary changes that broaden our understanding of Society. The language is easy and free from special words. This text book will prove most useful to the students, teachers and common readers.