Category: Other Social Sciences

Download Problematics of Sociology: The Georg Simmel Lectures, 1995 by Neil J. Smelser PDF

By Neil J. Smelser

Those skillfully written essays are in response to the Georg Simmel Lectures introduced by means of Neil J. Smelser at Humboldt collage in Berlin within the spring of 1995. A distillation of Smelser's reflections after approximately 4 a long time of analysis, instructing, and concept within the box of sociology, the essays establish, as he says within the first bankruptcy, ''. . . a few vital problematicsthose popular, recurrent, by no means resolved and not thoroughly resolvable issuesthat form the paintings of the sociologist.'' every one bankruptcy considers a unique point of sociological research: micro (the individual and private interaction), meso (groups, agencies, movements), macro (societies), and international (multi-societal). inside of this framework, Smelser covers quite a few subject matters, together with where of the rational and the nonrational in social motion and in social technological know-how idea; the altering personality of crew attachments in post-industrial society; the eclipse of social type; and the decline of the countryside as a spotlight of unity. The readability of Smelser's writing makes this a publication that may be welcomed through the box of social technology in addition to via a person wishing to comprehend sociology's crucial features and difficulties.

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Download meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the by Rosa Linda Fregoso PDF

By Rosa Linda Fregoso

MeXicana Encounters charts the dynamic and contradictory illustration of Mexicanas and Chicanas in tradition. Rosa Linda Fregoso's deft research of the cultural practices and symbolic kinds that form social identities takes her throughout a large and sundry terrain. one of the topics she considers are the new murders and disappearances of ladies in Ciudad Juárez; transborder feminist texts that care for deepest, household different types of violence; how motion pictures like John Sayles's Lone celebrity re-center white masculinity; and the importance of los angeles familia to the id of Chicanas/os and the way it could actually subordinate gender and sexuality to masculinity and heterosexual roles. Fregoso's self-reflexive method of cultural politics embraces the circulate for social justice and provides new insights into the ways in which racial and gender changes are inscribed in cultural practices.

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Download Recognition Struggles and Social Movements: Contested by Barbara Hobson PDF

By Barbara Hobson

This research seems relatively and cross-nationally on the dynamic interaction among these combating for a fairer department of financial assets and people suffering for popularity and appreciate of crew changes. The e-book addresses key debates at the political gender of multiculturalism and identification politics with unique empirical study. Written via well known students throughout disciplinary and geographical borders, it transcends social move experiences by way of confronting problems with strength and governance, authenticity, and boundary making.

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Download Talk at Work: Interaction in Institutional Settings by Paul Drew (ed.), John Heritage (ed.) PDF

By Paul Drew (ed.), John Heritage (ed.)

Speak at paintings is a huge selection of stories of language and interplay in a large choice of institutional and office settings, together with doctor-patient consultations, criminal hearings, mass media, task interviews, visits by way of healthiness viewers, psychiatric interviews, and calls to emergency companies. A theoretical assessment of the distinct contribution made via dialog research to our figuring out of speak in institutional contexts is by means of stories of the individuals' unique empirical examine.

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Download European Nutrition And Health Report 2004 by Ibrahim Elmadfa PDF

By Ibrahim Elmadfa

The ecu foodstuff and health and wellbeing document is the 1st entire overview of the current prestige of foodstuff and well-being in Europe, and of the to be had assets and specifications for appropriate and consultant information from various nations. thirteen ecu member states and Norway have participated during this venture, pursuing 3 major ambitions: compilation of accessible nutrient consumption and wellbeing and fitness facts; id of significant nutrients and illnesses; id of difficulties in regards to the equipment and compatibility of information assortment. the most subject matters contain nutrition provide and availability, power and nutrient consumption in several age teams, healthiness symptoms and standing, weight problems, actual job and smoking. The Appendix bargains a close booklet of nationwide experiences and unmarried tasks. This publication presents an outstanding foundation for the making plans of destiny tasks in nutrients and healthiness and will be of serious curiosity to all pros within the fields.

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