Changing women, unchanged men?

sociological perspectives on gender in a post-industrial society
Author: Sara Delamont
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 128
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* Is it true that women have changed and men have not?* Is feminism still relevant?* Are men the new underclass?

Social Games and Identity in the Higher Education Workplace

Playing with Gender, Class and Emotion
Author: Michelle Addison
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137518030
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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We all play games at work – but have you ever wondered how your identity becomes bound up with game playing? This book is about employees in the Higher Education workplace and it provides an interpretation of why people act the way they do at work as an expression of game playing. It offers an insight into how people try to adapt and fit in at work by looking at how value is attached to certain identities through the lens of class and gender. The figure of the 'chav', the 'emotional woman', 'The Grafter', and 'Mrs. Bucket', are explored in detail as representations of what kinds of people are permitted, or not, to fit in at work. These identities are topical, and may even be familiar to readers, but the author’s analysis of them challenges why they exist, what function these identities serve at work, and who is able to deploy and inscribe them as part of the games people play at work.

Globalisation, Higher Education, the Labour Market and Inequality


Author: Antonia Kupfer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317978250
Category: Education
Page: 232
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Globalisation, Higher Education, the Labour Market and Inequality addresses the global transformation of higher education in relation to changes in the labour market. It focuses on the relative impact of elements of globalisation on social inequality, and provides insights into the ways in which these general forces of change are transformed into specific policies shaped by global forces and the various national values, institutional structures and politics of the specified societies. The book begins with a theoretical conceptualization for a comparative understanding of globalization, higher education, labour markets and inequality. This is followed by a range of mainstream accounts from an international selection of contributors of the ways in which national systems have responded to the forces of globalisation and the increasing demand for higher education graduates – in Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and the UK. Finally, contributors explore more specific concerns such as the transition from higher education to the labour market in China and Sweden, the division of the ‘knowledge’ workers into traditional social groups in the US, and the role and salience of Doctoral programmes in South Africa in developing a knowledge economy. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education and Work.

Sociology


Author: James Fulcher,John Scott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199563756
Category: Social Science
Page: 879
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'Sociology' is relevant to current teaching and courses dealing with sociology as a living subject and incorporating the classic traditions of the discipline. This new edition has been updated with a range of new case studies and additional chapters.

Understanding Families

A Global Introduction
Author: Linda McKie,Samantha Callan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291820
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 264
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"I don't know how often I've wished for an introductory text on family life which encompassed critical contemporary sociological thinking alongside the basic information students need, and have only found fossilised thinking on a stodgy subject. But now all that has changed. McKie and Callan have achieved what I thought was almost impossible in Understanding Families - a textbook which provides unrivalled foundations for a critical understanding of contemporary families and relationships." - Carol Smart, The Morgan Centre, University of Manchester "This excellent, innovative, comprehensive and easy to read text should be essential reading for everyone keen to understand families across the globe... It will make an outstanding contribution to family studies and is highly recommended." - Janet Walker, Newcastle University "Easy to read text, which debates current thinking surrounding modern families. Case studies and questions for the reader throughout the text help traslate theory into practice." - Justine Gallagher, Northumbria University Families are the core building blocks of society. Our experience of them affects many aspects of our everyday lives shaping our expectations and future plans. Written by experts in family studies and family policy, this clear, engaging book adopts a global perspective to usefully examine how modern families can be explored and understood in research, policy and practice. Packed with critical pedagogy, including case-studies, think points, key words and a glossary, it guides students through topics such as relationships, sexualities and paid and unpaid work, continually returning to its central themes of process and structure. The book also: Applies key social theories to contemporary analysis Examines key studies on researching families and family life Explores the role of government policies and practices This comprehensive introduction to the study of families and relationships is a timely resource for students and lecturers working across the social sciences, particularly students of family studies, the sociology of the family, family policy, and social work and the family Linda McKie is Professor of Sociology, Glasgow Caledonian University; Samantha Callan is based at the Centre for Social Justice. They are both affiliated to the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh.

Entering Higher Education

Gender and Class Perspectives
Author: Caroline Berggren
Publisher: ACTA Universitatis Gothoburgensis
ISBN: N.A
Category: Differentiation (Sociology)
Page: 79
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Doing Family - Familienalltag heute

Warum Familienleben nicht mehr selbstverständlich ist
Author: Karin Jurczyk,Andreas Lange,Barbara Thiessen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783779922391
Category:
Page: 300
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Unter Einbeziehung des Genderaspekts liefert der Band einen Einblick in empirische und konzeptionelle, qualitative wie quantitative interdisziplinäre Zugänge zu den Rahmenbedingungen, Inhalten und Konsequenzen des "Doing Family". Er konturiert auch den neuen Ansatz der Familienforschung "Doing Family" bzw. "Familie als Herstellungsleistung" als Versuch, den aktuellen sozialen Wandel konzeptionell zu erfassen und skizziert die Zukunft von Familie. Die Situation von Familien als Gegenstand sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschung ist im Rahmen von Globalisierung, Wirtschaftskrise und demografischem Wandel aktueller denn je. Veränderte Arbeitswelten, ein aktivierender Sozialstaat, Beschleunigungen und Multilokalität durch Informations-, Kommunikations- und Transporttechnologien sowie nicht zuletzt Verwerfungen innerhalb der Geschlechterverhältnisse stellen die bestehende gesellschaftliche Konstellation von Staat, Markt und Familie infrage und bilden einen neuen, spannungsreichen Rahmen für den Familienalltag. Vermehrt wenden sich die Familienwissenschaften der Frage zu, wie Familien heute den vielschichtigen sozialen Wandel interpretieren und bewältigen, Alltage herstellen, persönliche Beziehungen gestalten und Fürsorgeleistungen erbringen. Unter Einbeziehung des Genderaspekts liefert der Band einen Einblick in empirische und konzeptionelle, qualitative wie quantitative interdisziplinäre Zugänge zu den Rahmenbedingungen, Inhalten und Konsequenzen des "Doing Family". Er konturiert auch den neuen Ansatz der Familienforschung "Doing Family" bzw. "Familie als Herstellungsleistung" als Versuch, den aktuellen sozialen Wandel konzeptionell zu erfassen und skizziert die Zukunft von Familie.

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

21st century sociology

a reference handbook
Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Sociology

Themes and Perspectives
Author: Michael Haralambos,Martin Holborn
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: 954
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This seventh edition has been fully updated to give all the detail and depth needed to get students the best grades and prepare teachers for teaching.

Die kreative Gesellschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts


Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264187707
Category:
Page: 240
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Drei fundamentale Antriebskräfte bestimmen die Grundlagen der Gesellschaft von morgen: - zunehmende soziale Diversität - tiefgreifende Umwälzungen der Wirtschaftsstrukturen - rasche Globalisierung.

Ökonomie für den Menschen

Wege zu Gerechtigkeit und Solidarität in der Marktwirtschaft
Author: Amartya Kumar Sen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423362641
Category: Wirtschaftsentwicklung - Freiheit - Soziale Gerechtigkeit
Page: 424
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Das große Buch des Nobelpreisträgers: Eine Programmschrift, die ökonomische Vernunft, politischen Realismus und soziale Verantwortung zusammenführt. Mit diesem Buch hat Sen eine Schneise in die Globalisierungsdebatte geschlagen. Als einer der bedeutenden Wirtschaftstheoretiker der Gegenwart fordert er die Moral in der Marktwirtschaft ein und packt das Weltproblem Nr. 1 an: die sich immer weiter öffnende Schere zwischen dem global agierenden Turbokapitalismus und der zunehmenden Arbeitslosigkeit und Verarmung. Dieses engagierte Buch hat er für die breite Öffentlichkeit geschrieben, eindringlich stellt er dar, daß Freiheit, Gleichheit und Solidarität keine abstrakten Ideale sind, sondern fundamentale Voraussetzungen für eine prosperierende, gerechte Weltwirtschaft.