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Key Concepts in Sociology

Author: Ken Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113706644X

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Complementing the student's primary reading, Key Concepts in Sociology presents a comprehensive glossary of the key terms, concepts and figures that dominate the sociological landscape. Organized alphabetically and cross-referenced for ease of use and accessibility, the book also provides suggestions for further reading to consolidate learning.

Key Concepts in Philosophy

Author: Paddy McQueen,Hilary McQueen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137214562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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An accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.

Key Concepts in Bilingualism

Author: Fredric W. Field

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Arranged alphabetically, this accessible glossary provides a quick source of reference for a range of readers, from students of linguistics to educators who need help navigating the vocabulary of Bilingualism. Cross-referenced throughout, this guide considers a range of concepts that relate to the interdisciplinary nature of the field.

Key Concepts in Public Relations

Author: Sandra Cain

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113702173X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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An indepth glossary, this accessible book successfully introduces students to the key concepts, themes and principles of Public Relations. Terms are organized alphabetically and are fully cross-referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading help to consolidate knowledge and aid understanding.

Key Concepts in Modernist Literature

Author: Julian Hanna

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021365

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Introducing the dynamic study of a literary period stretching from 1900 to the Second World War, the book reflects the exciting mix of European avant-garde, writers of the Harlem Renaissance and regional voices within Britain. Three distinct sections explore the major concepts, themes and issues that characterise the literature.

Fundamental Concepts in Max Weber’s Sociology of Religion

Author: Christopher Adair-Toteff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137454792

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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This book helps explain some of Max Weber's key concepts such as charisma, asceticism, mysticism, pariah-people, prophets, salvation, and theodicy and places them within the context of Weber's sociology of religion.

The Palgrave Handbook of Relational Sociology

Author: François Dépelteau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319660055

Category: Social Science

Page: 686

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This handbook on relational sociology covers a rapidly growing approach in the social sciences—one which is connected to the interests of a large, diverse pool of researchers across a range of disciplines. Relational sociology has been one of the key foundations of the “relational turn” in human sciences since the 1980s, and it offers a unique opportunity to redefine the basic epistemological and ontological principles of sociology as we know it. The contributors collected here aim to elucidate the complexity and the scope of this growing approach by dealing with three central questions: Where does relational sociology come from and what are its principal concerns? What are the main theoretical and methodological currents within relational sociology? What have we studied in relational sociology and what are the results?

Key Concepts in Ethnography

Author: Karen O'Reilly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412928648

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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At last, an accessible, authoritative, no-nonsense guide to the key concepts in one of the most widely used methodologies in social science: Ethnography. This is not quite an encyclopedia but far more than a dictionary. This outstanding teaching and research resource is comprehensive yet brief. It is small and neat, easy to hold and flick through, and it is exactly what students and researchers have been waiting for.

Max Webers Theorie des modernen Staates

Herkunft, Struktur und Bedeutung

Author: Andreas Anter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428143665

Category: State, The

Page: 270

View: 1976

Diese vielbeachtete Studie unternimmt eine umfassende Darstellung und Interpretation der Weberschen Staatstheorie. Sie rekonstruiert die über das Werk verstreuten Fragmente, zeigt die Herkunft der einzelnen Konzepte und ihre Bedeutung für die heutige Staatslehre. Andreas Anter weist nach, wie eng Weber sich an zeitgenössische Denker anlehnt - insbesondere an Georg Jellinek und Friedrich Nietzsche - und ihre Konzepte zuspitzt und modifiziert. Zugleich wird Max Webers Ambivalenz deutlich: das Schwanken zwischen einer etatistischen Haltung, die sich an der Staatsräson orientiert, und einer individualistischen Position, die nach der Freiheit des Einzelnen fragt. ”Anter hat eine von souveränem Überblick über das Umfeld getragene, auch stilistisch ansprechende Studie geschrieben, die für jede Beschäftigung mit dem Thema unumgänglich ist.“

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Author: Jonathan Gabe,Lee Monaghan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446280799

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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"Fills an important gap in medical sociology. In an era of information overload, busy scholars and students will appreciate these accessible introductions to the field's key concepts." - Alan Petersen, Monash University "A handbook for any student to have by their side as they embark on any course exploring the sociology of health, medicine and disease." - Jessica Clark, University Campus Suffolk "A really useful collection of concise, accessible and informative mini essays on a range of medical concepts and conceptualisations. The book is ideal for students, including those following health professional courses, and for more seasoned academics and scholars. A very handy volume." - Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Lincoln University How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework? Medical sociology is a dynamic and complex field of study, comprising many concepts which students sometimes find difficult to grasp. This title manages to successfully elucidate this conceptual terrain. The text systematically explains the key concepts that have preoccupied medical sociologists from its inception and which have shaped the field as it exists today. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition: Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology Includes new relevant entries as well as classic concepts Begins each entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses Offers further reading guidance for independent learning Draws on international literature and examples. This title has proved hugely popular among students in medical sociology as well as those undertaking professional training in health-related disciplines. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to find an easily accessible, yet critical and thoughtful, information source about the building blocks of medical sociology and the sociology of health and illness.

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

Author: Allison James,Adrian James

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446201899

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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This book has already proved itself as a course adoption leader in Childhood Studies. All of the strengths of the First Edition have been retained. The book is comprehensive and judged with the needs of students in mind. It is a model of clarity and precision and has been acknowledged as such in reviews and course feedback. The new edition thoroughly revises old entries and adds new ones. The book is the most accessible, relevant student introduction to this expanding, interdisciplinary field.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Social Research

Author: Sotirios Sarantakos

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292474

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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From question development and research design to data collection and statistical analysis, this text guides the reader through every aspect of social research. Encouraging a critical approach in each chapter, this 4th edition includes enhanced coverage of internet sampling, mixed methods, conversation analysis and feminist research.

Key Concepts in Leisure

Author: Jonathan Sutherland,Diane Canwell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137130377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Leisure studies encompasses the broadest range of leisure and sports pursuits and marries management, administration and sports, as well as customer service. Key Concepts in Leisure presents an indispensable guide to the key themes and concepts in this rapidly developing, fast-paced and demanding industry.

Key Concepts in Cultural Studies

Author: Maja Mikula

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137104252

Category: History

Page: 224

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This is a student friendly resource for the rapidly developing field of cultural studies. Organized alphabetically, it provides a comprehensive selection of accessible definitions of key cultural studies terms, guides readers to critical reference for further reading and places cultural studies in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts.

Environment and Society

Concepts and Challenges

Author: Magnus Boström,Debra J. Davidson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319764152

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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This book offers a critical analysis of core concepts that have influenced contemporary conversations about environment-society relations in academic, political, and civil circles. Considering these conceptualizations are currently shaping responses to environmental crises in fundamental ways, critical reflections on concepts such as the Anthropocene, metabolism, risk, resilience, environmental governance, environmental justice and others, are well-warranted. Contributors to this volume, working across a multitude of areas within environmental social science, scrutinize underlying worldviews and assumptions, asking a common set of key questions: What are the different concepts able to explain? How do they take into account society-environment relations? What social, cultural, or geo-political biases and blinders are inherent? What actions or practices do the concepts inspire? The transdisciplinary engagement and reflexivity regarding concepts of environment-society relations represented in these chapters is needed in all spheres of society—in academia, policy and practice—not the least to confront current tendencies of anti-reflexivity and denialism.

Sozialtheorie

Zwanzig einführende Vorlesungen

Author: Hans Joas,Wolfgang Knöbl

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518732129

Category: Social Science

Page: 819

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Dieses Buch gibt einen einzigartigen Überblick über die Entwicklung der Sozialtheorie von 1945 bis heute. Nach einer ausführlichen Behandlung des Versuchs von Talcott Parsons, das Erbe der Klassiker Weber und Durkheim zu einer Synthese zusammenzuführen, werden die produktiven Widerstände gegen diesen Versuch (etwa Rational Choice und Symbolischer Interaktionismus) dargestellt. Danach geht es um die großen neuen Syntheseentwürfe seit etwa 1970 (Habermas, Luhmann, Giddens), aber auch um die kritische Fortführung der Modernisierungstheorie (Eisenstadt), Strukturalismus, Poststrukturalismus, Antistrukturalismus (Touraine), Feminismus, neue Diagnosen einer Krise der Moderne, den Neopragmatismus und die wichtigsten Aufgaben gegenwärtiger Arbeit. Das Buch behält den Duktus von Vorlesungen bei und liegt nun in einer aktualisierten Neuauflage vor. Eine vorzügliche Einführung für Studierende und fachfremde Leser.

Foundations of Sociology

Towards a Better Understanding of the Human World

Author: Richard Jenkins

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137179899

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book argues that the foundations of sociology - key concepts which are necessary to all sociology, from whatever perspective - have become taken-for-granted and require re-assessment. Focusing on society, culture, the individual, and collectivity, the author builds a powerful case for an overhaul of these basic concepts, offering a unified model of the subject matter of sociology as 'the human world' - understood as individual, interactional and institutional orders - which is part of the 'natural world'. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this is a powerful restatement of the value of sociological sense as a necessary critique of common sense, and its relevance to an audience far beyond academia.

Key Concepts in Business and Management Research Methods

Author: Peter Stokes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230346006

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9946

A detailed yet concise handbook clarifying all the major terms needed for a thorough understanding of key research methodology concepts in business and management. An invaluable guide for students at all levels seeking assistance with projects, research proposals, dissertations and theses; including case studies and suggestions for further reading.

Sociology of the European Union

Author: Adrian Favell,Virginie Guiraudon

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343902

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 7259

Sociology of the European Union examines how core sociological theories, concepts and methods can be applied to the study of the EU. Carefully integrating theory and empirical research, the book: • Explores key concepts in European studies, such as Europeanization, integration and transnationalism • Assesses the social foundations of Europe, from class and citizenship to mobility and culture • Includes contributions by internationally renowned names in political, economic and cultural sociology • Contains a postface from George Ross, one of the leading figures in contemporary European Studies This thought-provoking book opens up new questions and debates whilst introducing readers to essential ideas and cutting-edge research. It is invaluable reading for students of Sociology, European Studies, Politics and International Relations.

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