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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Author: Judith Treas,Jacqueline Scott,Martin Richards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111940603X

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive volume investigates modern-day family relationships, partnering, and parenting set against a backdrop of rapid social, economic, cultural, and technological change. Covers a broad range of topics, including social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, changing patterns of citizenship, multi-cultural families, and changes in welfare state protection for families Includes many European, North American and Asian examples written by a team of experts from across five continents Features coverage of previously neglected groups, including immigrant and transnational families as well as families of gays and lesbians Demonstrates how studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life across the globe Extensively reworked from the original Companion published over a decade ago: three-quarters of the material is completely new, and the remainder has been comprehensively updated

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Author: Jacqueline Scott,Judith Treas,Martin Richards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998997

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 4650

Tackling issues relevant to family life today, this authoritative Companion shows why studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life, across the globe. Contains original essays by expert contributors on a wide range of topics relating to the sociology of families. Includes coverage of social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and multi-cultural families. Gives special attention to European and North American examples. Discusses previously neglected groups, including immigrant families and gays and lesbians. Explores how revolutionary changes in aging, longevity, and sexual behavior have radically affected the experience of different generations, and the relationships between them.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 6333

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144433039X

Category: Social Science

Page: 661

View: 2341

Featuring a collection of original chapters by leading and emerging scholars, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology presents a comprehensive and balanced overview of the major topics and emerging trends in the discipline of sociology today. Features original chapters contributed by an international cast of leading and emerging sociology scholars Represents the most innovative and 'state-of-the-art' thinking about the discipline Includes a general introduction and section introductions with chapters summaries by the editor

The Blackwell Companion to Law and Society

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047069291X

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

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The Blackwell Companion to Law and Society is an authoritative study of the relationship between law and social interaction. Thirty-two original essays by an international group of expert scholars examine a wide range of critical questions. Authors represent various theoretical, methodological, and political commitments, creating the first truly global overview of the field. Examines the relationship between law and social interactions in thirty-three original essay by international experts in the field. Reflects the world-wide significance of North American law and society scholarship. Addresses classical areas and new themes in law and society research, including: the gap between law on the books and law in action; the complexity of institutional processes; the significance of new media; and the intersections of law and identity. Engages the exciting work now being done in England, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, as well as "Third World" scholarship.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists, 2 Volume Set

Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396609

Category: Social Science

Page: 1232

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Die Globalisierung des Nichts

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896695369

Category: Globalization

Page: 372

View: 5887

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

Author: Nuala C. Johnson,Richard H. Schein,Jamie Winders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118384431

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 5712

**Named a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety ofhistorical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritativereference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantiveanalysis of cultural geography currently available. A significantly revised new edition covering a number of newtopics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and tech, bordersand tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in establishedsubjects including animal geographies Edited and written by the leading authorities in thisfast-developing discipline, and features a host of new contributorsto the second edition Traces the historical evolution of cultural geography throughto the very latest research Provides an international perspective, reflecting the advancingacademic traditions of non-Western institutions, especially inAsia Features a thematic structure, with sections exploring topicssuch as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility

Ulrich Beck

Pioneer in Cosmopolitan Sociology and Risk Society

Author: Ulrich Beck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319049909

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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This book presents Ulrich Beck, one of the world’s leading sociologists and social thinkers, as a Pioneer in Cosmopolitan Sociology and Risk Society. His world risk society theory has been confirmed by recent disasters – events that have shaken modern society to the core, signaling the end of an era in which comprehensive insurance could keep us safe. Due to its own successes, modern society now faces failure: while in the past experiments were conducted in a lab, now the whole world is a test bed. Whether nuclear plants, genetically modified organisms, nanotechnology – if any of these experiments went wrong, the consequences would have a global impact and would be irreversible. Beck recommends ignoring the mathematical morality of expert opinions, which seek to identify the level of a given risk by calculating the probability of its occurrence. Instead, man’s fear of collapse should offer an opportunity for international cooperation and a cosmopolitan turn in the social sciences.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345729

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 2422

Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub-disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life

Anatomie des Sozialen - Prinzipien der analytischen Soziologie

Author: Peter Hedström

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531153971

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Einer der weltweit führenden Soziologen, Peter Hedström, zeichnet die Grundlagen einer analytischen Soziologie nach. Er argumentiert für eine erklärende Soziologie, die Theorie und Empirie miteinander verbindet.

Our Kids

The American Dream in Crisis

Author: Robert D. Putnam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476769915

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5893

A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

Author: Mark D. Jacobs,Nancy Weiss Hanrahan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137282

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 5474

This collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by prominent international scholars covers the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture. Provides an invaluable reference resource to all interested in the cultural structures and processes that animate contemporary life Contains 27 essays on the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture, including art, science, religions, race, class, gender, collective memory, institutions, and citizenship Reflects and analyzes the “cultural turn” that has transformed scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism

Author: Alan A. Lew,C. Michael Hall,Allan M. Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118474627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 2169

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism presents acollection of readings that represent an essential andauthoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of theinterdisciplinary field of tourism studies. Presents a comprehensive and critical overview of tourismstudies across the social sciences Introduces emerging topics and reassesses key themes in tourismstudies in the light of recent developments Includes 50 newly commissioned essays by leading experts in thesocial sciences from around the world Contains cutting-edge perspectives on topics that includetourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and thestate’s role in tourism development Sets an agenda for future tourism research and includes awealth of bibliographic references

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

Author: Michael D. Palmer,Stanley M. Burgess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355376

Category: Religion

Page: 664

View: 5052

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and SocialJustice brings together a team of distinguished scholars toprovide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justicein the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of socialjustice for each of the major world religions, exploringviewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism,and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studyingreligion and social justice - a crucially important subject withinthe history of religion, and a significant area of academic studyin the field Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in acomprehensive, explanatory, and informative style All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminentscholars in the field Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, withsections on major religions; religious movements and themes;indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialismto civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities

Author: Mary Romero,Eric Margolis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405152060

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 2881

The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities is afirst-rate collection of social science scholarship oninequalities, emphasizing race, ethnicity, class, gender,sexuality, age, and nationality. Highlights themes that represent the scope and range oftheoretical orientations, contemporary emphases, and emergingtopics in the field of social inequalities. Gives special attention to debates in the field, developingtrends and directions, and interdisciplinary influences in thestudy of social inequalities. Includes an editorial introduction and suggestions for furtherreading.

Entwicklungspsychologie

Author: Laura E. Berk

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 3868940499

Category: Entwicklungspsychologie

Page: 1074

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The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118451775

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 7428

Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offersstudents and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritativeintroduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections ontheory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped thecompanion’s leading reputation have been updated and nowinclude innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantivesections covering essential topics for trainee social workers– in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leadingexperts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluableprofessional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practicealongside detailed expositions of the social and psychologicalframework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives andcore components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions fordiscussion, and recommendations for further reading

Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958010970

Category:

Page: 584

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Ein Klassiker der Religions- und Sozialwissenschaft: Max Webers dreibandiges Werk zur Religionssoziologie beschaftigt sich mit dem Einfluss der Weltreligionen auf Gesellschaftssysteme. Im ersten Band beantwortet Weber die zentrale Frage nach dem Zusammenhang zwischen Religion und Wirtschaft und formuliert die bahnbrechende und vielfach diskutierte Protestantismusthese. Der deutsche Soziologe und Okonom Max Weber gehort zu den einflussreichsten Denkern des 19. Jahrhunderts; seine Essays zu den wichtigsten Studien der modernen Soziologie. Die weiteren Bande dieser Trilogie sind erhaltlich unter den ISBN 978-3-95801-099-4 (Bd. 2) und 978-3-95801-156-4 (Bd. 3).

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior and Society

Author: Robert Dingwall,Stella R. Quah

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781444330762

Category: Social Science

Page: 2696

View: 2991

Offering more than 700 entries across 20 sub-disciplines, this encyclopedia represents the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and international reference work on all aspects of the social scientific study of health and illness. Represents the most authoritative resource covering concepts, theories, and substantive topics relating to the study of health in our globalized, 21st-century world Brings together an experienced author team from across America, Asia, and Europe, who represent a variety of health-related disciplines Accessibly structured A to Z entries also benefit from brief bibliographies and cross-references for enhanced clarity Offers a definitive representation of each topic, combining different areas of the social scientific study of health in a way that reflects and promotes the interdisciplinary development of health research Published simultaneously as a five-volume set and as an online reference work at www.healthandsocietyencyclopedia.com

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