Changing Structures of Inequality examines these questions in a new comparative perspective, covering five national societies - Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States. The authors offer a deed analysis of country-specific research traditions in the fields of class analysis and social stratification, revealing important conceptual differences which have consequences for the diagnoses. They present the results of substantial compa-rative studies on different aspects of inequality in developed societies - the inequality of income and wealth; educational inequalities; status crystallization; migration and inequality; gender inequality and the structuring effect of social class - highlighting similarities as well as substantial differences between the societies under examination. The authors offer a nuanced con-clusion that puts in perspective the different topics of this contemporary debate. Developed societies are now characterized by more dynamic and pluralistic structures of inequalities, where classes have lost some of their previous importance, but to some extent still have a place. Contributors include Howard M. Bahr, Mathias Bös, Gary Caldwell, Salustiano del Campo, Theodore Caplow, Louis Chauvel, Michel Forse, Wolfgang Glatzer, Richard Huaser, Paul W. Kingston, Denise Lemieux, Laura Maratou-Alipranti, and Marion Mohle.
Online Market Segmentation through Social Structure Analysis
Author: Knut Linke
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Social Science
"Lifeworlds in Online Social Networks in Germany: ONLINE MARKET SEGMENTATION THROUGH SOCIAL STRUCTURE ANALYSIS" provides information about the German Social Network Market during the raising period of WhatsApp and Instagram. The research targets on a comparison of existing lifeworld (oriented on the German SINUS MILIEUS) and their online behavior. The research is influenced by the social structure analysis of Pierre Bourdieu which questioner was used to ask Internet users in Germany regarding their preferences and behavior. For the analysis 1.607 fulfilled questionnaires could be used. The resulting analysis provides information about the online and offline preferences of digital vanguards and responsibility-driven individuals. Those preferences were distinguished regarding i. e. media usage, purchase behavior und social network interaction.
The unification of Germany set in motion one of the most interesting and uncharted developments of our era: the transformation of a whole society. This book examines key areas of transformation with special reference to the place and future of the family.
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, Germany has faced complex challenges. The rapid introduction of political, economic, and social union in 1990 joined East and West in an experiment without precedent, as the former German Democratic Republic adopted the structures of the Federal Republic of Germany. Related issues include the adoption of a market economy, the opening of security police files, the role of the former Communist Party in the political system of the unified Federal Republic, and the incorporation of the East German military into that of the West.What has happened during the transition period? Focusing on the situation in eastern Germany today, almost eight years after unification, specialists from Germany, Great Britain, and the United States assess the institutional, social, and cultural changes that have occurred and speculate on prospects for the future. One of the few English-language books to concentrate on how unification has affected eastern Germany and East Germans, After the Wall: Eastern Germany Since 1989 addresses impacts on East German society, including elites, workers, and women. Discussion of institutional changes and the marginalization of East Germans recurs throughout the volume, along with a focus on concrete achievements and successes since unification. The section on politics and economics looks at changes in local government, the Communist Party, the radical right, and economic structures. Chapters in Part Two cover changes in political culture, religion, the media, and literature. In the final section, chapters assess the integration of the East German military into the military structures of the Federal Republic (and NATO) and analyze the foreign policy of a united Germany.
One in a series of short books devoted to different countries that offers much-needed cross-cultural and global material to instructors. Used alongside an introductory sociology text or as a supplement in courses on comparative societies, comparative politics, comparative economics, or social stratification, this book brings a rich global perspective into the undergraduate classroom. The opening chapter establishes historical and cultural context, while subsequent chapters focus on the basic institutions, social stratification, social problems and social change. The chapter organization is typical of a standard introductory sociology text making it easy to use in any class. In Modern Germany, the authors seek to help create a deeper understanding of German society and culture for people outside of Germany. Throughout the book, frequent comparisons are utilized, showing the similarities and differences between Germany and other modern societies, particularly the United States.
exploratory essays on cultural diversity and common policies
Author: European Economic Community
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Nominated for The Adolphe Bentinck Prize This book provides a timely contribution to the contemporary debate on the cultural dimension of European integration. Eight authors from a wide range of disciplines - political science, economics, cultural studies, and history - develop conceptual, as well as empirical themes showing the importance of cultural diversity in Europe. The studies in this book address questions such as: > How different is British political culture from the French? > Will nation states disappear? > Are there cultural barriers to economic integration?