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Collins Dictionary of Sociology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 710

Collins Dictionary of Sociology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The Collins Dictionary of Sociology is a clear, balanced guide to the terms and concepts used in every area of sociology, and to related terms in political science, economics and anthropology.

Improving What is Learned at University
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Improving What is Learned at University

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-01-21
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Received the ‘highly commended’ award by the Society for Educational Studies for books published in 2010. What is learned in universities today? Is it what students expect to learn? Is it what universities say they learn? How far do the answers to questions such as these differ according to what, where and how one studies? As higher education has expanded, it has diversified both in terms of its institutional forms and the characteristics of its students. However, what we do not know is the extent to which it has also diversified in terms of ‘what is learned’. In this book, the authors explore this question through the voices of higher education students, using empirical data from st...

Sociology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 712

Sociology

Web-linked Dictionary Sociology This dictionary provides a clear and balanced guide to terms and concepts used in every area of sociology. Includes thousands of definitions of key terms Covers methodological concepts and research methods relating to sociology, as well as related terms in the fields of anthropology, psychology, economics, and political science Now includes numerous useful links to authoritative Web sites to further expand research in the field Contains biographical entries on classical sociologists and contemporary theorists

Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1998-09-24
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  • Publisher: SAGE

Anthony Giddens is widely recognized as one of the most important sociologists of the post-war period. This is the first full-length work to examine Giddens' social theory. It guides the reader through Giddens' early attempt to overcome the duality of structure and agency. He saw this duality as a major failing of social theories of modernity. His attempt to resolve the problem can be regarded as the key to the development of his brandmark `structuration theory'. The book is the most complete and thorough assessment of Giddens' work currently available. It incorporates insights from many different perspectives into his theory of structuration, his work on the formation of cultural identities and the fate of the nation-state. This far-reaching work also touches on issues such as the transformation of modern intimacy and sexuality, and the fate of politics in late modern society.

Sociological Theory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 832

Sociological Theory

The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, the Tenth Edition of Sociological Theory by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought, from sociology′s origins through the early 21st century. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This text helps students better understand the original works of classical and contemporary theorists, and enables them to compare and contrast the latest substantive concepts.

Modern Sociological Theory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 704

Modern Sociological Theory

The authors are proud sponsors of the SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. Modern Sociological Theory gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought, from sociology′s 19th century origins through the mid-20th century. Written by an author team that includes one of the leading contemporary thinkers, the text integrates key theories with with biographical sketches of theorists, placing them in historical and intellectual context.

Giddens' Theory of Structuration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Giddens' Theory of Structuration

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-03
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Anthony Giddens is one of the most respected and influential social theorists at work today. This wide-ranging and stimulating volume, first published in 1991, provides an authoratative and penetrating critical assessment of social theory. It will be of use to all students of sociology and social theory.

Bernard Shaw’s Fiction, Material Psychology, and Affect
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 235

Bernard Shaw’s Fiction, Material Psychology, and Affect

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-03-05
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  • Publisher: Springer

This book traces the effects of materiality - including money and its opposite, poverty - on the psychical lives of George Bernard Shaw and his characters. While this study focuses on the protagonists of the five novels Shaw wrote in the late 1870s and early 1880s, it also explores how materialism, feeling, and emotion are linked throughout his entire canon. At the same time, it demonstrates how Shaw’s conceptions of human subjectivity parallel those of two of his contemporaries, Sigmund Freud and Georg Simmel. In particular, this book explores how theories of so-called 'marginal economics' influence fin de siècle thought about human psychology and the sociology of the modern metropolis, particularly London.

The HarperCollins Dictionary Sociology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 608

The HarperCollins Dictionary Sociology

This complete and timely sourcebook provides professionals and the more than 490,000 students annually enrolled in sociology courses with the terms and concepts used in every area of sociology, and with related terms in psychology, economics, political science, and anthropology.

Resisting McDonaldization
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Resisting McDonaldization

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999-04-16
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  • Publisher: SAGE

George Ritzer's McDonaldization thesis argued that contemporary life is succumbing to the standardization, flexibility and practicability of fast-food service. This book brings together specially commissioned papers by leading social and cultural analysts to engage in a critical appraisal of the thesis. The contributors discuss the roots of the thesis, the rationalization of late modern life, the effects of increasing cultural commodification, the continuing prominence of American cultural and economic imperialism and the impact of globalization on social and cultural life. The strengths and weaknesses of the McDonaldization thesis are clearly evaluated and the irrational consequences of rationalization are pinpointed and critically developed. The book enlarges our understanding of how everyday life is structured by new standards of bureaucratic control and performance-related criteria and plays a major role in illuminating how identity and practice are structured today. The volume concludes with a response from George Ritzer.