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Young people and social change

Young people and social change

individualization and risk in late modernity

  • Author: Andy Furlong,Fred Cartmel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 141
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Recent social changes have had an enormous impact on the lives of young people. The authors ask whether traditional parameters are still relevant, and examine the extent to which 'risk' and 'individualisation' convey an accurate picture of young lives.

Calculating Political Risk

Calculating Political Risk

  • Author: Catherine Althaus
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317973151
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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Calculating Political Risk is rich and illuminating, and much more than a political science treatise. Althaus draws on diverse literature, extensive interviews and intriguing case studies to offer interdisciplinary, practical and nuanced insight. This book provides new perspectives and more precise language for making sense of a critical dimension of politics, policy-making and public management. Evert Lindquist, Director and Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, Canada This powerful new book is the first ever examination of the hard edge of how political risk - something faced by all political actors innumerable times every day - is calculated and used in decision-making. It opens with an outline of the historical and linguistic origins of risk, the various disciplinary understandings of risk, the risk society concept, and how risk has come to be so prominent in the context of environmental disaster and terrorism. The book then defines political risk and looks at its manifestations in the public sector, from project to high-level political risk. It also looks at risk identification versus risk management and compares the concept of political risk with the private sector practice of risk management. Unique research findings from interviews with over 100 risk practitioners and politicians provide a detailed look at how political actors calculate political risk. Case study-based chapters look in-depth at neat and discrete examples: risk calculation in state development plans in Australia; political risk identification and management in the UK during the mad cow crisis; and US government risk calculation in the post-September 11 context. The final chapters draw together the experiences and lessons learned from the case studies and practitioner insights to formulate a better understanding of what political risk is and what its calculation means in political practice. The author shows how political risk calculation provides a fresh perspective on policy analysis and identifies how political risk is relevant to a broader understanding of politics and political science, as well as policy formulation and implementation on the ground.

Wandel der Intimität

Wandel der Intimität

Sexualität, Liebe und Erotik in modernen Gesellschaften

  • Author: Anthony Giddens
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3105610855
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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Seit der »sexuellen Revolution« der siebziger Jahre ist das Thema Sexualität in aller Munde. Der Feminismus und das Coming-Out der Homosexuellen haben die tradierten Geschlechterrollen ebenso in Frage gestellt wie die sexuelle Moral. Trotzdem gelten Sex, Liebe und Erotik immer noch als ausschließlich private Bereiche. Der Wandel der Intimität, so zeigt Giddens, betrifft aber ebenso wie unsere ganz persönlichen Beziehungskrisen die Demokratie unserer modernen Gesellschaften. Dieser Wandel geht nicht etwa, wie Konservative behaupten, in die Richtung immer größerer Permissivität und ungehemmten Sex mit möglichst vielen Partnern. Vielmehr entwickeln sich unsere Liebesbeziehungen, Freundschaften und Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen hin zu mehr Partnerschaft und Gegenseitigkeit. »Demokratie«, dafür plädiert Giddens’ umfassende Analyse, ist daher nicht nur eine politische Forderung, sondern ein Schlüsselbegriff für die neue Partnerschaftlichkeit im privaten Leben. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Reshaping Social Life

Reshaping Social Life

  • Author: Sarah Irwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134301383
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Caught up in current social changes, we do not fully understand the reshaping of social life. In sociological analyses there is a conceptual gap between subjectivities and social structural processes, and we face real difficulties in understanding social change and diversity. Through analysis of key areas of social life, here, Sarah Irwin develops a new and exciting resource for better understanding our changing social world. Breaking with conventional approaches and reconnecting the subjective with the objective, Irwin’s book develops a new conceptual and analytical perspective with social relationality, interdependence and social context at its heart. The new perspective is developed through grounded analyses of empirical evidence, and draws on new data. It explores and analyzes: * significant changes in family forms, fertility, gender relations and commitments to employment, children and care, both now, and with comparisons to early twentieth century developments * the meshing of norms and social relations in contexts of change * diverse values, norms and perceptions of fairness, analyzed with respect to diversity over the life course, and in respect of gender, ethnicity and social class. Through analysis of context, Irwin offers new insights, and tackles puzzles of explanation. Reshaping Social Life offers a fascinating and innovative way of slicing into and re-interrogating our changing social world, and is sure to become a landmark resource for students, scholars and researchers.

Representing Youth

Representing Youth

Methodological Issues in Critical Youth Studies

  • Author: Amy L. Best
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814709176
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 342
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From youth culture to adolescent sexuality to the consumer purchasing power of children en masse, studies are flourishing. Yet doing research on this unquestionably more vulnerable—whether five or fifteen—population also poses a unique set of challenges and dilemmas for researchers. How should a six-year-old be approached for an interview? What questions and topics are appropriate for twelve year olds? Do parents need to give their approval for all studies? In Representing Youth, Amy L. Best has assembled an important group of essays from some of today’s top scholars on the subject of youth that address these concerns head on, providing scholars with thoughtful and often practical answers to their many methodological concerns. These original essays range from how to conduct research on youth in ways that can be empowering for them, to issues of writing and representation, to respecting boundaries and to dealing with issues of risk and responsibility to those interviewed. For anyone doing research or working with children and young adults, Representing Youth offers an indispensable guide to many of the unique dilemmas that research with kids entails. Contributors include: Amy L. Best, Sari Knopp Biklen, Elizabeth Chin, Susan Driver, Marc Flacks, Kathryn Gold Hadley, Madeline Leonard, C.J. Pascoe, Rebecca Raby, Alyssa Richman, Jessica Taft, Michael Ungar, Yvonne Vissing, and Stephani Etheridge Woodson.

Young People and Social Policy in Europe

Young People and Social Policy in Europe

Dealing with Risk, Inequality and Precarity in Times of Crisis

  • Author: L. Antonucci,M. Hamilton,Steven Roberts
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137370521
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 269
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This edited collection provides the first in-depth analysis of social policies and the risks faced by young people. The book explores the effects of both the economic crisis and austerity policies on the lives of young Europeans, examining both the precarity of youth transitions, and the function of welfare state policies.

Individualisierung und Integration

Individualisierung und Integration

Neue Konfliktlinien und neuer Integrationsmodus?

  • Author: Peter Sopp,Ulrich Beck
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3322958183
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 201
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Youth and Social Change in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Youth and Social Change in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

  • Author: Charles Walker,Svetlana Stephenson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135701318
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 136
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Two decades have now passed since the revolutions of 1989 swept through Eastern Europe and precipitated the collapse of state socialism across the region, engendering a period of massive social, economic and political transformation. This book explores the ways in which young people growing up in post-socialist Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union negotiate a range of identities and transitions in their personal lives against a backdrop of thoroughgoing transformation in their societies. Drawing upon original empirical research in a range of countries, the book's contributors explore the various freedoms and insecurities that have accompanied neo-liberal transformation in post-socialist countries - in spheres as diverse as consumption, migration, political participation, volunteering, employment and family formation - and examine the ways in which they have begun to re-shape different aspects of young people's lives. In addition, while 'social change' is a central theme of the issue, all of the chapters in the collection indicate that the new opportunities and risks faced by young people continue both to underpin and to be shaped by familiar social and spatial divisions, not only within and between the countries addressed, but also between 'East' and 'West'. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journal of Youth Studies.

Education, Globalization, and Social Change

Education, Globalization, and Social Change

  • Author: Hugh Lauder
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199272532
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 1182
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Education is seen as central to economic competitiveness, the reduction of poverty and inequality, and environmental sustainability. The editors have selected key writings that examine the social and economic limits- and possibilities of-education in addressing these fundamental problems. This new reader establishes the field of sociology of education with a particular focus on papers that analyse the nature and extent of globalization in education. A general introduction presents the keyconcepts in the sociology of education, and outlines the major theories and debates, especially in relation to globalization. Each section is accompanied by a part opener explaining and contextualizing the readings within a larger educational and sociological context.

Gender, Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China

Gender, Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China

Becoming a 'Modern' Man

  • Author: Xiaodong Lin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135069735
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 168
  • View: 5737
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Rural-urban migration within China has transformed and reshaped rural people’s lives during the past few decades, and has been one of the most visible phenomena of the economic reforms enacted since the late 1970s. Whilst Feminist scholars have addressed rural women’s experience of struggle and empowerment in urban China, in contrast, research on rural men’s experience of migration is a neglected area of study. In response, this book seeks to address the absence of male migrant workers as a gendered category within the current literature on rural-urban migration. Examining Chinese male migrant workers’ identity formation, this book explores their experience of rural-urban migration and their status as an emerging sector of a dislocated urban working class. It seeks to understand issues of gender and class through the rural migrant men’s narratives within the context of China’s modernization, and provides an in-depth analysis of how these men make sense of their new lives in the rapidly modernizing, post-Mao China with its emphasis on progress and development. Further, this book uses the men’s own narratives to challenge the elite assumption that rural men’s low status is a result of their failure to adopt a modern urban identity and lifestyle. Drawing on interviews with 28 male rural migrants, Xiaodong Lin unpacks the gender politics of Chinese men and masculinities, and in turn contributes to a greater understanding of global masculinities in an international context. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars working in the fields of Chinese culture and society, gender studies, migration studies, sociology and social anthropology. Shortlisted for this year's BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

Geographies of Children, Youth and Families

Geographies of Children, Youth and Families

An International Perspective

  • Author: Louise Holt
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135191255
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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This edited collection brings together international experts from the vibrant and growing field of geographies of children, youth and families. Designed as an introduction to the topic, this book provides an overview of current conceptual and theoretical debates surrounding geographies of children, youth and families, and gives a wide range of examples of cutting-edge research from a variety of national contexts across the globe. The theme of ‘disentangling the socio-spatial contexts of young people and/or their families’ advances debates in the field by emphasising the context of young people’s social agency. Geographies of Children, Youth and Families is an invaluable course text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of geography and the social sciences, as well as being of interest to students and practitioners of education, youth work, social policy, and social work.

Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Learners

Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Learners

  • Author: Vicky Duckworth
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134089465
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Learners offers deep insights into the lives of marginalised communities and the link between learning, literacy and violence, not previously carried out in-depth in a small scale study. It breaks the negative stereo-types of adults who struggle to read and write, who are often labelled and stigmatised by dominant discourses, and in doing so exposes why and how Basic Skills Learners often find themselves in marginal positions. The structural inequalities many face from childhood to adulthood across the private and public domains of their lives are revealed and probed, thus challenging neo-liberalism claims of an apparently egalitarian social field. The learners’ narratives expose the contradiction, complexities and ambivalences they experience in their daily lives, and how they try to make sense of them from their structural positioning as basic skills learners in a society based on inequality of opportunity and choice. Applying a feminist, qualitative, longitudinal, ethnographic and participatory approach, the book offers a critical perspective, drawing on Bourdieu’s work as the theoretical framework, as well as using a range of feminist, sociologists of education, literature on the ethics of care and critical literacy pedagogy, including the New Literacy Studies. The author’s personal position as an ’insider’ with ‘insider knowledge’ of marginalised communities is also woven throughout the chapters and offers insights into the struggles, conformity and resistance faced by the participants in the study. The book contributes to the debate on the impact of violence on learning and its link to class, gender and basic skills as well opening up a discussion on the power of a critical curriculum to empower people across the domains of their lives. It will be valuable reading for trainee teachers, teachers, education and sociology students, postgraduate students, as well as literacy specialists, researchers, academics, policy makers and managers of public services.

Documents de Séance

Documents de Séance

  • Author: Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly
  • Publisher: Council of Europe
  • ISBN: 9789287154293
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: N.A
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Schöne neue Arbeitswelt

Schöne neue Arbeitswelt

  • Author: Ulrich Beck
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518458716
  • Category: Labor
  • Page: 237
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Die Metamorphose der Welt

Die Metamorphose der Welt

  • Author: Ulrich Beck
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518747770
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 267
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Als 1986 Risikogesellschaft erschien, machte das Ulrich Beck schlagartig berühmt. Der Soziologe wies nicht nur auf die Nebenfolgen der Industriemoderne hin, er betonte zugleich, dass die Welt sich auch dann permanent verändert, wenn wir meinen, einen vorübergehenden Zustand mit Institutionen und Konzepten einfrieren zu können. Mit beispielloser Neugier spürte Beck den Indizien des Wandels nach und öffnete uns mit der Lust an der terminologischen Innovation die Augen für Individualisierung, Globalisierung und die Transformation der Arbeitswelt. Am 1. Januar 2015 verstarb Ulrich Beck überraschend und viel zu früh. Bis zu seinem Tod arbeitete er an einem Buch, das beides ist: Summe und radikale Weiterführung seiner Theorie. Während es früher Fixpunkte gab, an denen wir erkennen konnten, was stabil blieb und was nicht, erleben wir heute eine allumfassende Verwandlung, die uns orientierungslos werden lässt. Die Metamorphose der Welt ist der Versuch, diese Globalisierung des Wandels zu verstehen und hochaktuelle Herausforderungen wie Erderwärmung und Migration auf den Begriff zu bringen.

Youth and Employment in Modern Britain

Youth and Employment in Modern Britain

  • Author: Kenneth Roberts
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 139
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This work looks at the momentous changes that have occurred in the nature of youth employment in recent years. Examining the range of young people's experience of employment and unemployment, the author highlights the importance of class, gender, ethnic divisions, and geography in explaining these changes. He assesses the huge impact of educational changes on the patterns of youth employment, and compares the British experience with the rest of Europe. This book will be an invaluable introduction and reference work for students of sociology, human geography, and economics.

Reflexive Modernisierung

Reflexive Modernisierung

eine Kontroverse

  • Author: Ulrich Beck,Anthony Giddens,Scott Lash
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518117057
  • Category: Civilization, Modern
  • Page: 363
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Jugendliche in Bogotá

Jugendliche in Bogotá

eine ethnologische Studie zu Lebenswelt und Zukunftsangst

  • Author: Anna Isabella Streissler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Children
  • Page: 220
  • View: 8156
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Global Families

Global Families

  • Author: Meg Wilkes Karraker
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412998638
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 271
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In Global Families, author Meg Karraker provides family scholars with a methodical introduction to the interdisciplinary field of globalization. Global Families then examines the ways in which globalization impinges on families throughout the world in four major areas: demographic transitions, world-wide culture, international violence, and transnational employment. The book concludes with a discussion of supra-national policies and other efforts to position families in this global landscape.