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Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences

Author: Ulrich Beck

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761961123

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually makes it possible. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that it is vital to distinguish between the neo-liberal idea of the free-market individual and the concept of individualization. The result is the most complete discussion of individualization currently available, showing how individualization relates to basic social rights and also paid employment; and concluding that in

Individualization Engineering

Author: Stefan Kirn

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 3867276390


Page: 255

View: 9141

Individualized Teacher Preparation: Rationale for individualization

Author: Florida State University. Intermediate Science Curriculum Study

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Contested Individualization

Debates about Contemporary Personhood

Author: C. Howard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230609252

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 9899

Howard brings together top contributorsin avolume that provides a survey of new research and theoretical work on the topic of individualization. Topics covered include gender, social policy reform, and economy.

Individualization in Childhood and Adolescence

Author: Georg Neubauer,Klaus Hurrelmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110811006

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 9070

Paradoxes of Individualization

Social Control and Social Conflict in Contemporary Modernity

Author: Mr Willem de Koster,Professor Dick Houtman,Professor Stef Aupers

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494802

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Paradoxes of Individualization addresses one of the most hotly debated issues in contemporary sociology: whether a process of individualization is liberating selves from society so as to make them the authors of their personal biographies. The book adopts a cultural-sociological approach that firmly rejects such a notion of individualization as naïve. The process is instead conceptualized as an increasing social significance of moral notions of individual liberty, personal authenticity and cultural tolerance, which informs two paradoxes. Firstly, chapters about consumer behavior, computer gaming, new age spirituality and right-wing extremism demonstrate that this individualism entails a new, yet often unacknowledged, form of social control. The second paradox, addressed in chapters about religious, cultural and political conflict, is concerned with the fact that it is precisely individualism's increased social significance that has made it morally and politically contested. Paradoxes of Individualization, will therefore be of interest to scholars and students of cultural sociology, cultural anthropology, political science, and cultural, religious and media studies, and particularly to those with interests in social theory, culture, politics and religion.

Late Modernity, Individualization and Socialism

An Associational Critique of Neoliberalism

Author: M. Dawson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137003421

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 4878

Influenced most notably by Émile Durkheim and Zygmunt Bauman, Dawson outlines how this long neglected stream of socialist theory can help us more fully understand, and possibly move beyond, the problems of neoliberalism and our conceptions of political individualism.

Religious Individualization and Christian Religious Semantics

Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825849603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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In the western world, there has been a change in religion. Some researchers speak of a general secularization in the sense of a decline of religion in general. Other researchers claim that religion, represented by the dominant churches in particular, are losing importance. Still others are discovering that religious vitality is an inherent dimension of modernity. The analytical profit might be the greatest if empirical researchers succeed in achieving some sort of balance between functional and substantial dimensions of religion. This is the goal of the authors of this volume. It is in this balance that the task of practical theology rests: to reflect on the tension between traditional Christian religion and actual religious practice and to open up perspectives for action in the pastoral practice and teaching. Hans-Georg Ziebertz, series editor, is professor of practical theology/pedagogics of religion at the University of Wrzburg, Germany.

Gendered Life Courses Between Standardization and Individualization

A European Approach Applied to Switzerland

Author: René Levy,Eric D. Widmer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643801432

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 4252

This volume presents an integrated approach to life-course analysis with innovations on the theoretical, empirical and methodological level. Life courses are considered as multidimensional individual trajectories that are influenced not only by available resources and by trajectories of closely related others (children, partners), but also by gender and by specific institutional configurations. This approach is applied to Switzerland, a society mixing modern and traditional elements. René Levy is Professor emeritus of Sociology, Institute of Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies and Pavie Centre (now Life Course and Social Inequalities Center LINES), University of Lausanne. Eric D. Widmer is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, and member of IDEMO, an interdisciplinary research institute on population and life course issues.

Challenges of Individualization

Author: Nikolai Genov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134995828X


Page: N.A

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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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The Impact of Individualization on Families and Personal Relationships

Author: Lea Weller BA

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656539405

Category: Social Science

Page: 8

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Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Sociology - Gender Studies, grade: A, University of Derby, course: BA in Sociology and Film and Television Studies, language: English, abstract: This essay will examine and discuss the effect of individualization on families and personal relationships. The nuclear family will be discussed in term of its viability in the modern individualized world. It will look at how the new family forms exist and the constraints that are put upon these individuals who chose their path in life. This discussion will also look at cohabitation and the many forms including relationships, friendships, and even just a single parent with a child.

Lives of their own

the individualization of women's lives

Author: Charles L. Jones,Lorna R. Marsden,Lorne Tepperman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 5426

Innovation in English Language Teaching

A Reader

Author: David Hall,Ann Hewings

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415241243

Category: Education

Page: 289

View: 1159

Designed specially for postgraduate TESOL and applied linguistics students, this text is a TESOL reader which provides both theoretical perspectives and practical tools for analyzing and understanding how ELT classroom curricula can be analyzed, developed and evaluated. The commissioned and classic texts place curriculum change in a philosophical framework and also explore the political and institutional considerations. A series of case studies are provided to highlight both the role of the teacher in curriculum innovation and various processes of planning and implementation. The final section deals with evaluating curriculum and syllabus change.

Learning together and alone

cooperation, competition, and individualization

Author: David W. Johnson,Roger T. Johnson

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 7195

Choosing a Self

Young Women and the Individualization of Identity

Author: Shelley Budgeon

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Psychology

Page: 210

View: 4312

Examines the impact of choices on the formation of young women's individual identities.


Ein Vierteljahrhundert "jenseits von Stand und Klasse"?

Author: Peter A. Berger,Ronald Hitzler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353192589X

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

View: 5580

Auch nach mehr als einem Vierteljahrhundert ist die Diskussion über die von Ulrich Beck in den 1980er Jahren vorgetragene „Individualisierungsthese“ so lebendig wie kontrovers. In theoretischer Hinsicht eröffnet sie immer wieder neue Perspektiven auf (reflexiv) moderne Gesellschaften und provoziert Fragen nach deren Zusammenhalt. Und in empirischer Hinsicht finden sich immer zahlreichere Untersuchungen, die „Individualisierungen“ in verschiedenen Bereichen aufspüren, aber auch Gegenkräfte identifizieren. Dieser Band repräsentiert die Vielzahl und Vielfalt empirischer Analysen und theoretischer Stellungnahmen zu „Individualisierungen“. Mit Beträgen von Soziologinnen und Soziologen unterschiedlicher theoretischer und methodischer Ausrichtungen und aus verschiedenen Generationen öffnet er damit zugleich den Blick auf die Fruchtbarkeit der vor mehr als 25 Jahren entwickelten Individualisierungsthese.

Individualization and the Delivery of Welfare Services

Contestation and Complexity

Author: A. Yeatman,G. Dowsett,M. Fine,D. Gursansky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230228356

Category: Medical

Page: 279

View: 808

The conception of welfare services has changed to consider the more specialized needs of individual users or consumers. This book examines the contradictions and complexities of contemporary individualized welfare services, with special reference to service groups who are deeply dependent on service delivery for their quality of life

Individualization of Youth in Post-industrial Society

Dilemmas and Perspectives

Author: Darja Zorc-Maver

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820447469

Category: Social Science

Page: 126

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