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Handbook of Sociology of Aging

Handbook of Sociology of Aging

  • Author: Richard A. Settersten, Jr.,Jacqueline L. Angel
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441973740
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 689
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The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the most comprehensive, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of developments within the field over the past 30 years. The volume represents an indispensable source of the freshest and highest standard scholarship for scholars, policy makers, and aging professionals alike. The Handbook of Sociology of Aging contains 45 far-reaching chapters, authored by nearly 80 of the most renowned experts, on the most pressing topics related to aging today. With its recurring attention to the social forces that shape human aging, and the social consequences and policy implications of it, the contents will be of interest to everyone who cares about what aging means for individuals, families, and societies. The chapters of the Handbook of Sociology of Aging illustrate the field’s extraordinary breadth and depth, which has never before been represented in a single volume. Its contributions address topics that range from foundational matters, such as classic and contemporary theories and methods, to topics of longstanding and emergent interest, such as social diversity and inequalities, social relationships, social institutions, economies and governments, social vulnerabilities, public health, and care arrangements. The volume closes with a set of personal essays by senior scholars who share their experiences and hopes for the field, and an essay by the editors that provides a roadmap for the decade ahead. The Handbook of Sociology of Aging showcases the very best that sociology has to offer the study of human aging.

Nature and Human Nature

Nature and Human Nature

  • Author: Lawrence K. Frank
  • Publisher: Ardent Media
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Human beings
  • Page: 175
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International Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Education

International Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Education

  • Author: Lawrence J. Saha
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 961
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"This book provides a state-of-the-art resource, for an international audience, of the cumulative results of research and to identify the substantive developments which will take the sociological study of educaion into the next century. This encyclopedia presents the full range of paradigms, theoretical points of view, together with many research methodologies." --Cover.

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.

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.

Sociology for Nurses

Sociology for Nurses

  • Author: Elaine Denny,Sarah Earle
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745631002
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 310
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Nurses often ask: – What is sociology? – Why do I need sociology to be a nurse? – What′s the point of studying it? This major new textbook answers these questions. It focuses on the relevance of sociology to contemporary nursing practice. Clearly written, and carefully illustrated, the book uses jargon–free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of professional nursing practice. In addition, the book provides: – clearly defined learning aims – a useful glossary of sociological concepts – structured activities and questions for discussion – annontated suggestions for further reading Both editors have a wealth of experience teaching sociology to nurses at diploma and degree pre–registration and post–registration levels. Their book will spark interest and debate amongst all student nurses, particularly those approaching sociology for the first time.

The Sociology

The Sociology

A Study of Society

  • Author: Irshad Ahmad Wani
  • Publisher: Educreation Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 505
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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.

The Principles of Sociology

The Principles of Sociology

  • Author: Herbert Spencer
  • Publisher: Wentworth Press
  • ISBN: 9780270258035
  • Category:
  • Page: 448
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Sociology

Sociology

The Study of Human Interaction

  • Author: David Dressler,William M. Willis
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf
  • ISBN: 9780394404141
  • Category: Sociologie
  • Page: 525
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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 Development of Social Network Analysis

The Development of Social Network Analysis

A Study in the Sociology of Science

  • Author: Linton C. Freeman
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781594577147
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 205
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Ideas about social structure and social networks are very old. People have always believed that biological and social links among individuals are important. But it wasn't until the early 1930s that systematic research that explored the patterning of social ties linking individuals emerged. And it emerged, not once, but several times in several different social science fields and in several places. This book reviews these developments and explores the social processes that wove all these "schools" of network analysis together into a single coherent approach.

Handbook of Medical Sociology, Sixth Edition

Handbook of Medical Sociology, Sixth Edition

  • Author: Chloe E. Bird,Peter Conrad,Allen M. Fremont,Stefan Timmermans
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • ISBN: 0826517226
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 512
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Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by some of the outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness. In addition to updated and reconceived chapters on the impacts of gender, race, and inequality on health, this volume has new chapters on topics that include: --social networks, neighborhoods, and social capital --disability --dying and "the right to die" --health disparities --the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry --the internet --evidence-based medicine and quality of care --health social movements --genetics --religion, spirituality, and health

The Social Anthropology of Complex Societies

The Social Anthropology of Complex Societies

  • Author: Michael Banton
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415330282
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 156
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This volume illustrates how much the study of social anthropologists has encompassed other, non-primitive societies: rural Italy, urban Africa, village politics in India and the smaller ex-colonial territories of Fiji and Mauritius are just some of the areas covered by the book. The position and contribution of British community studies is also examined, illustrating how micro-sociology can be made relevant to macro-sociology. Originally published 1966.

Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

  • Author: Earl Smith
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 0736075720
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 239
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"Sociology of Sport and Social Theory" presents current research perspectives from major sport scholars and leading sociologists regarding issues germane to the sociology of sport while addressing traditional and contemporary sociological theories.

Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health

Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health

  • Author: Carol S. Aneshensel,Jo C. Phelan,Alex Bierman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400742762
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 636
  • View: 9903
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This second edition of the Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health features theory-driven reviews of recent research with a comprehensive approach to the investigation of the ways in which society shapes the mental health of its members and the lives of those who have been diagnosed as having a mental illness The award-winning Handbook is distinctive in its focus on how the organization and functioning of society influences the occurrence of mental disorder and its consequences. A core issue that runs throughout the text concerns the differential distribution of mental illness across various social strata, defined by status characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age. The contributions to this volume shed light on the social, cultural, and economic factors that explain why some social groups have an elevated risk of disorder. They also address the social repercussions of mental disorder for individuals, including stigmatization within the larger society, and for their families and social networks. The second edition of this seminal volume includes substantial updates to previous chapters, as well as seven new chapters on: -The Individual’s Experience of Mental Illness.--The Medicalization of Mental Illness.---Age, Aging, and Mental Health.- -Religion and Mental Health.- -Neighborhoods and Mental Health.- -Mental Health and the Law—and Public Beliefs about Mental Illness.

Sociology of Higher Education

Sociology of Higher Education

Contributions and Their Contexts

  • Author: Patricia J. Gumport
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801892158
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 400
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Featuring extensive reviews of the literature, this volume will be invaluable for scholars and students of sociology and higher education.

Suicide

Suicide

A Study in Sociology

  • Author: Emile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134470223
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
  • View: 9216
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There would be no need for sociology if everyone understood the social frameworks within which we operate. That we do have a connection to the larger picture is largely thanks to the pioneering thinker Émile Durkheim. He recognized that, if anything can explain how we as individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why is it more common in some places than others? In seeking answers to these questions, Durkheim wrote a work that has fascinated, challenged and informed its readers for over a hundred years. Far-sighted and trail-blazing in its conclusions, Suicide makes an immense contribution to our understanding to what must surely be one of the least understandable of acts. A brilliant study, it is regarded as one of the most important books Durkheim ever wrote.

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

  • Author: Diana Kendall
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495096563
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 600
  • View: 8288
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Sharpen your sociological skills . . . connect with sociology . . . and master the concepts with Kendall's expert guidance! Vivid and compelling, Kendall's text uses real-life stories and unique Lived Experiences to introduce you to the study of sociology. Kendall takes you on an exciting journey that lets you experience sociological theory and research and see for yourself how it can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. As you explore body image, poverty, suicide, Hurricane Katrina and the war in Iraq, you'll see the relevance of sociology to your own life-and, you'll see how accurately the book's real-life stories mirror the diversity in society. Plus, Kendall presents ideas on how you can get involved and effect social change. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations

Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations

  • Author: Hernan Vera,Joe R Feagin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387708456
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 494
  • View: 4316
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The study of racial and ethnic relations has become one of the most written about aspects in sociology and sociological research. In both North America and Europe, many "traditional" cultures are feeling threatened by immigrants from Latin America, Africa and Asia. This handbook is a true international collaboration looking at racial and ethnic relations from an academic perspective. It starts from the principle that sociology is at the hub of the human sciences concerned with racial and ethnic relations.