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Talcott Parsons And The Social Image Of Man Rle Social Theory

Talcott Parsons and the Social Image of Man  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Ken Menzies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650557
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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This account of Talcott Parsons’s work clarifies his basic concepts and sets out their correlation. Dr Menzies believes that the philosophy of science working within the confines of the analytic-synthetic distinction tends to provide a rigid, static and sterile account of theories. He presents a more dynamic account of the scientific enterprise in order to come to grips with the amorphous nature of theory, and to provide the basic framework for his analysis of Parsons. Menzies argues that Parsons’s central problematic in The Structure of Social Action is utilitarianism in general and the classical economists’ account of the rise of capitalism in particular, and as such the book is not a reconciliation of positivistic and idealistic elements and these run throughout his subsequent work. Two major strands in Parsons’s work – the social action theory and the systems theory (structural-functionalism) – are separated and examined individually.

Talcott Parsons And The Social Image Of Man Rle Social Theory

Talcott Parsons and the Social Image of Man  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Ken Menzies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650549
Size: 63.85 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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This account of Talcott Parsons’s work clarifies his basic concepts and sets out their correlation. Dr Menzies believes that the philosophy of science working within the confines of the analytic-synthetic distinction tends to provide a rigid, static and sterile account of theories. He presents a more dynamic account of the scientific enterprise in order to come to grips with the amorphous nature of theory, and to provide the basic framework for his analysis of Parsons. Menzies argues that Parsons’s central problematic in The Structure of Social Action is utilitarianism in general and the classical economists’ account of the rise of capitalism in particular, and as such the book is not a reconciliation of positivistic and idealistic elements and these run throughout his subsequent work. Two major strands in Parsons’s work – the social action theory and the systems theory (structural-functionalism) – are separated and examined individually.

Key Thinkers Past And Present Rle Social Theory

Key Thinkers  Past and Present  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Jessica Kuper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651650
Size: 29.22 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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This volume provides a fascinating perspective on the social sciences through its examination of the leading proponents, their ideas and careers. It includes useful suggestions for further reading. All the great names in the history of the subject are here – Freud, Marx, Weber, Adam Smith and so on – along with many less prominent but nevertheless important thinkers.

Talcott Parsons On Economy And Society Rle Social Theory

Talcott Parsons on Economy and Society  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Bryan S. Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317652266
Size: 53.78 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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'In this remarkable collection of essays, Holton and Turner demonstrate that Parsonian sociology addresses the most central problems of our time – issues of sickness and health, power and inequality, the nature of capitalism and its possible alternatives. They develop a mature and original perspective on Parsons as the only classical theorist who avoided crippling nostalgia. Holton and Turner not only talk about Parsonian sociology in a profound and insightful way, they do it, and do it well. As sociology moves away from the rigid dichotomies of earlier debate, this book will help point the way.' – Jeffrey Alexander, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, UCLA

Sociological Theory In Use Rle Social Theory

Sociological Theory in Use  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Kenneth Menzies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317657195
Size: 43.70 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Central to most sociologists’ self-image is the claim that their theories are based on research. However, using a random sample of 680 articles appearing in major American, British and Canadian journals, Dr Menzies shows that in some areas of sociology the wide gap between theory and research means that much of sociological theory is virtually untested. He explains how theory is embodied in eight particular types of research, critically examines these research theories, and contrasts them with the positions of modern theorists. The sample of journal articles also permits a comparison of British, American and Canadian sociology. By contrasting on how researchers us theories, Dr Menzies is able to reassess several theories. For instance, symbolic interactionist research uses embedded causal claims and stands in a dialectical relationship to other sociological research, while the research version of conflict theory depends on external causes to explain social change. The implications of using statistical techniques like factor analysis and regression are also considered in relation to the form of explanation.

The Normative Structure Of Sociology Rle Social Theory

The Normative Structure of Sociology  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Hermann Strasser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317652320
Size: 56.79 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 284
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In this provocative analysis of the central issues and developments in modern social theory, Dr Strasser contends that enquiry into the function, tasks and mission of sociology as a discipline can be understood only in relation to the subject's historical development. He believes that a discussion of the origin and intention of sociology, particularly in relation to the established social order, enables us to grasp fully the nature of sociological theory, both past and present. He maintains that a sociologist's own position in society, and consequently his views on its development and his way of expressing those views, will affect the theoretical position he takes up.

The Personal And The Political Rle Social Theory

The Personal and the Political  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Paul Halmos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651448
Size: 56.26 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 198
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Are human misery, poverty and despair a result of personal inadequacy or social injustice? Therefore is the solution to these problems psychotherapy or political action? In one of the most important books on social work for a decade, Paul Halmos tries to resolve a dilemma which many social workers experience acutely – the conflict between a desire to help those in need and a fear that, by doing so, they merely support a political system which should, itself, be changed. Such a dilemma was highlighted during the sixties when 'casework' and personal counselling became discredited by the 'rediscovery' of widespread poverty and inequality in western society. To many the only solution seemed to be urgent and radical political action. For Professor Halmos the realities are more complex – an exclusive preoccupation with either personal or political solutions is unlikely to prove fruitful – what is needed is a dual sensitivity and balance. Yet for the author it is the political solution which carries within it the greater risk and he warns of the dangers inherent in the total politicization of social concerns. He argues that social action can become political action and ultimately political control.

Discovering Sociology Rle Social Theory

Discovering Sociology  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: John Rex
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651960
Size: 66.92 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 294
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Professor John Rex was one of Britain’s most eminent sociologists, and a teacher of a whole generation of sociology students. In this book he presents a stimulating introduction to the major issues of sociological theory and gives an account of the perspective which has informed his thinking and writing. He deals with the objectives of sociological investigation, the methods it uses and how in these respects it resembles or differs from natural science and history. He goes on to discuss the work of Weber, Durkheim, Marx, Engels, Mills and other important theorists, and concludes with a convincing demonstration of the continuing relevance of the Weberian tradition to the study of sociology.

Social Theory And The Family Rle Social Theory

Social Theory and the Family  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: D.H.J. Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651065
Size: 79.65 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 286
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An experienced teacher of courses on the sociology of the family, D.H.J. Morgan frequently encounters a gulf between ‘the family’ as it is often treated in sociological texts and ‘the family’ as it is usually experienced. In this book he provides an extremely valuable bridge between the two by presenting an encounter between some of the mainstream theoretical approaches and concerns in the sociology of the family and what he terms as ‘critical’ perspectives on the family. This is the first British book on a basic social institution that takes into account the literature outside the mainstream of sociological analysis that deals with the subject. The first half examines the varieties of functional theorizing embedded in many texts, the over-concern with the question of kinship in modern society and the treatment of the family as a ‘success story’. In the second half Dr Morgan presents a critical account of some of the counter-theories: those derived from the radical feminist movement, the existential psycho-analytical approach associated with Laing, and the critical analyses of sex in an advanced capitalist society. A final chapter suggests some themes and orientations, derived from this encounter of theoretical approaches and modern perspectives, which can be usefully developed.

Sociological Theory In Transition Rle Social Theory

Sociological Theory in Transition  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Mark L. Wardell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651006
Size: 53.24 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 188
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Current sociological theories appear to have lost their general persuasiveness in part because, unlike the theories of the ‘classical era’, they fail to maintain an integrated stance toward society, and the practical role that sociology plays in society. The authors explore various facets of this failure and possibilities for reconstructing sociological theories as integrated wholes capable of conveying a moral and political immediacy. They discuss the evolution of several concepts (for example, the social, structure, and self) and address the significant disputes (for example, structuralism versus humanism, and individual versus society) that have dominated twentieth-century sociological thought. Their ideas and analyses are directed towards an audience of students and theorists who are coming to terms with the project of sociological theory, and its relationship with moral discourses and political practice. The authors of these essays are sociological theorists from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. They are all established, but not ‘establishment’ authors. The book contains no orthodoxies, and no answers. However, the essays do contribute to identifying the range of issues that will constitute the agenda for the next generation of sociological theorists.

Value Theory In Philosophy And Social Science Rle Social Theory

Value Theory in Philosophy and Social Science  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: James B. Wilbur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650492
Size: 26.37 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 164
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The annual Conferences on Value Inquiry bring together philosophers, scientists and humanists to discuss the many facets of the problem of value in the experience of the individual and in contemporary society. One of the criteria in choosing papers for the Conference is the ability to stimulate discussion and clarification. The papers in the present volumes show deep concern with the problems and responsibilities in making choices of value.

Ideological Representation And Power In Social Relations Rle Social Theory

Ideological Representation and Power in Social Relations  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Mike Gane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651758
Size: 74.11 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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This collection reflects the French influence on literary and representational theory which has been predominant in recent years. It contains stimulating essays on the fiction of Perault, Borges, James, Eco and Tournier. These are complemented by theoretical essays on power and representation which provide powerful critiques of Barthes, Derrida, Deleuze and Marin, writers central to the contemporary debate. Finally, two perceptive essays reflect upon and attempt to redirect current theory, drawing on and confronting the writings of Michel Foucault.

Pornography Indigeneity And Neocolonialism

Pornography  Indigeneity and Neocolonialism PDF
Author: Tim Gregory
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429513879
Size: 17.50 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 120
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Pornography, Indigeneity and Neocolonialism examines how pornography operates as a representational system that authenticates settler colonies, focussing on American and Australian examples to reveal how pornography encodes whiteness, pleasure, colonisation and Indigeneity. This is the first text to use decolonial and queer theory to examine the role of pornography in America and Australia, as part of a network of neocolonial strategies that "naturalise" occupation. It is also the first study to focus on Indigenous people in pornography, providing a framework for understanding explicit representations of First Nations peoples. Pornography, Indigeneity and Neocolonialism defines the characteristics of heterosexual pornography in settler colonies, exposing how the landscape is presented as both exotic and domestic – a land of taboo pleasures that is tamed and occupied by and through white bodies. Examining the absence of Indigenous porn actors and arguing against the hypervisual fetishising of Black bodies that dominates racialised porn discourse, the book places this absence within the context of legal, political and military neocolonial Indigenous elimination strategies. This book will be of key interest to researchers and students studying porn studies, media and film studies, critical race studies and whiteness studies.

Theorien Sozialer Strukturen

Theorien sozialer Strukturen PDF
Author: Peter Michael Blau
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322839648
Size: 79.18 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : de
Pages : 255
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Logie, was ihre Organisationsform angeht, sehr viel kooperativer sel; m Euro!". sei dagegen ein "exzessiver Individualismus" vorherrschend; fast jeder Autor, so Mannheim (1932: 273), "halt es fUr notwendig, von yom anzufangen, und die Mehrzahl der Gelehrten ist stolz, daB sie ein eigenes System erdacht haben". Man spreche zwar viel iiber soziale Arbeitsteilung, aber man sei selbst kaum bereit, sie zu praktizieren. Es gibt also so etwas wie eine scientific community in der ameri kanischen Soziologie und mit ihr offen bar auch Wissensfortschritte, die auf einer weitgehenden kognitiven Obereinstimmung beruhen oder in Obereinstimmung resultieren. Zudem zeichne sich die amerikanische Soziologie dadurch aus, daB sie weitgehend praktisch, konkret, empirisch und auf aktu elle, sozialpolitische Probleme sowie soziale Reformmoglichkeiten hin orientiert sei, wahrend die kon tinentaleuropaische Soziologie eher theoretisch-systematisch, spekulativ und welt anschaulich sei. Dieser Unterschied manifestiere sich darin, daB ein deutschsprachi ger Soziologe kaum in der Lage ware, ein Buch wie Methods in Social Science zu sammenzusteIlen, ohne intensive Betrachtungen iiber das Wesen des Verstehens und des Erkllirens in den Sozialwissenschaften anzustellen; ein amerikanischer Sozio loge dagegen, vor die gleiche Aufgabe gestellt, wende sich unmittelbar Fragen der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungspraxis zu. Die amerikanische Soziologie leidet demnach an einer iibermliBigen Furcht vor Theorie (einer Askese), wahrend die deutschsprachige Soziologie an einem Obermag an Theorie leidet. Dieses Bild der amerikanischen und der deutschen Soziologie ist sowohl hier wie dort, in dieser oder anderer Form in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten immer wieder beschworen worden.

Theorie Sozialer Konflikte

Theorie sozialer Konflikte PDF
Author: Lewis A. Coser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658255900
Size: 67.22 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : de
Pages : 195
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Lewis A. Coser versucht in diesem Klassiker der modernen Sozialwissenschaften im Anschluß an Georg Simmels berühmter Untersuchung über den "Streit" den Begriff des sozialen Konfliktes zu klären und dessen empirische Anwendungsmöglichkeiten aufzuzeigen. Als eines der wichtigsten Bücher der neueren Konfliktforschung hat es in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts die in diesem Zusammenhang geführten theoretischen Kontroversen maßgeblich bestimmt und eine Vielzahl von empirischen Untersuchungen angeregt.

Lehrbuch Der Bildungssoziologie

Lehrbuch der Bildungssoziologie PDF
Author: Rolf Becker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531927590
Size: 62.59 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : de
Pages : 516
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Das Buch ist eine umfassende Darstellung von Theorien, Methoden, zentralen Befunden der Bildungssoziologie und eine kritische Würdigung des Erkenntnisstandes in dieser Disziplin. Es bietet eine weit gefasste Abhandlung zentraler Themen, Fragestellungen und Forschungsergebnisse der gegenwärtigen Bildungssoziologie. Im Vordergrund stehen dabei Wechselwirkungen zwischen gesellschaftlichen Verhältnissen, Bildungsverhalten, Bildungssystem und Arbeitsmarkt. Zugleich wird eine soziologische Einführung in Struktur, Funktion und Entwicklungen der Bildung und Bildungssysteme im historischen und internationalen Vergleich gegeben. Mit dem Lehrbuch sollen Studierende und Sozialwissenschaftler einen einführenden Überblick über Bildung, Bildungsprozesse, Bildungssysteme, Bildungsexpansion, Bildungspolitik und Folgen von Bildung für Individuen und Gesellschaft aus soziologischer Perspektive vermittelt bekommen.

Arts Humanities Citation Index

Arts   Humanities Citation Index PDF
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ISBN:
Size: 19.34 MB
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Category : Arts
Languages : en
Pages :
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A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

Modern German Grammar

Modern German Grammar PDF
Author: Ruth Whittle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134859147
Size: 32.27 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 504
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Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.

Soziales Im Netz

Soziales im Netz PDF
Author: Caja Thimm
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322907686
Size: 26.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : de
Pages : 321
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Im Mittelpunkt des Bandes steht die Frage, in welcher Form mittels digitaler Kommunikation ("Cybertalk") personale und soziale Identität sowie zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen kommuniziert werden. Die Beiträge geben einen Überblick über linguistische, soziologische und psychologische Perspektiven und fokussieren sprachliche Verfahren, mit deren Hilfe sowohl dialogische Beziehungen als auch Gruppenmitgliedschaften im Netz gestaltet werden. Die Aufsätze gruppieren sich um die Schwerpunkte personale Identität (Chat-Kommunikation, Gästebücher), Gruppenzugehörigkeit und soziale Identität (Geschlecht, Ethnizität, Senioren, Jugendliche) und Kommunikation von und in Organisationen (Intranet-Kommunikation, online-Bürgerdienste).