Herausforderungen gesellschaftlicher Transformationen. Verhandlungen des 34. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Jena 2008. Herausgegeben in deren Auftrag von Hans-Georg Soeffner
Author: Hans-Georg Soeffner
Category: Social Science
In den spätindustriellen Gesellschaften des Westens geht ein Zeitalter der Sicherheit zu Ende. Wir erleben gegenwärtig die Transformation der durch scheinbar grenzenloses wirtschaftliches Wachstum, anhaltende politische Stabilität und effektive wohlfahrtsstaatliche Garantien gekennzeichneten gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse der langen Nachkriegszeit. Die vielfältigen und widersprüchlichen Phänomene und Konstellationen zeitgenössischer Verunsicherung, ihre Ursachen und Konsequenzen, standen im Mittelpunkt der Debatten auf dem 34. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Jena. Der vorliegende Band versammelt die Beiträge zur Eröffnungs- und Abschlussveranstaltung sowie die Vorträge der Plenen, Mittagsvorlesungen, Foren, Sonderveranstaltungen, Author meets Critics- und Abendveranstaltungen. Die beigelegte CD-ROM enthält die Referate der Sektionssitzungen und Ad-hoc-Gruppen.
Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies
Author: Anne Waldschmidt
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Category: Social Science
Which theoretical and methodological approaches of contemporary cultural criticism resonate within the field of disability studies? What can cultural studies gain by incorporating disability more fully into its toolbox for critical analysis? Culture - Theory - Disability features contributions by leading international cultural disability studies scholars which are complemented with a diverse range of responses from across the humanities spectrum. This essential volume encourages the problematization of disability in connection with critical theories of literary and cultural representation, aesthetics, politics, science and technology, sociology, and philosophy. It includes essays by Lennard J. Davis, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Dan Goodley, Robert McRuer and Margrit Shildrick.
This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.
Challenges and Opportunities for Global Civic Education
Author: Helmut Kury
Refugees and migration are not a new story in the history of humankind, but in the last few years, against a backdrop of huge numbers of migrants, especially from war-torn countries, they have again been a topic of intensive and contentious discussion in politics, the media and scientific publications. Two United Nations framework declarations on the sustainable development goals and on refugees and migrants adopted in 2016 have prompted the editors – who have a background in international criminology – to invite 60 contributors from different countries to contribute their expertise on civic education aspects of the refugee and migrant crisis in the Global North and South. Comprising 35 articles, this book presents an overview of the interdisciplinary issues involved in irregular migration around the world. It is intended for educationists, educators, diplomats, those working in mass media, decision-makers, criminologists and other specialists faced with questions involving refugees and migrants as well as those interested in improving the prospects of orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration in the context of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. Rather than a timeline for migration policies based on “now”, with states focusing on “stopping migration now”, “sending back migrants now” or “bringing in technicians or low-skilled migrant workers now”, there should be a long-term strategy for multicultural integration and economic assimilation. This book, prefaced by François Crépeau, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, and William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, addresses the question of the rights and responsibilities involved in migration from the academic and practical perspectives of experts in the field of social sciences and welfare, and charts the way forward to 2030 and beyond, and also beyond the paradigm of political correctness.