Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science

A Multicultural Approach
Author: Brian Fay
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781557865380
Category: Philosophy
Page: 278
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This volume provides a lucid and distinct introduction to multiculturalism and the philosophy of social science. Distinct, engaging and timely 'multicultural' approach Clear, non-technical overview of the nature of social inquiry First volume of outstanding new "Contemporary Philosophy" series

Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science


Author: Michael Martin,Lee C. McIntyre
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262631518
Category: Science
Page: 785
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the first comprehensive anthology in the philosophy of social science to appear since the late 1960s

Global social work

Crossing borders, blurring boundaries
Author: Carolyn Noble,, Helle Strauss,Brian Littlechild
Publisher: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 1743324049
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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Global social work: crossing borders, blurring boundaries is a collection of ideas, debates and reflections on key issues concerning social work as a global profession, such as its theory, its curricula, its practice, its professional identity; its concern with human rights and social activism, and its future directions. Apart from emphasising the complexities of working and talking about social work across borders and cultures, the volume focuses on the curricula of social work programs from as many regions as possible to showcase what is being taught in various cultural, sociopolitical and regional contexts. Exploring the similarities and differences in social work education across many countries of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific, the book provides a reference point for moving the current social work discourse towards understanding the local and global context in its broader significance.

Religion ohne Gott


Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518737325
Category: Philosophy
Page: 146
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Das Zentrum wahrer Religiosität, so der bekennende Atheist Albert Einstein, sei die Ehrfurcht vor den Mysterien des Universums, »deren höchste Weisheit und strahlende Schönheit wir mit unseren matten Erkenntnisvermögen nur rudimentär begreifen können«. In diesem Sinne sei er, Einstein, ein tiefreligiöser Mensch. Aber was ist religiös an einer solchen Haltung, in der Gott offensichtlich keine Rolle spielt? Mit dieser Frage beschäftigte sich Ronald Dworkin in seinen Einstein-Vorlesungen, die er bis kurz vor seinem Tod zu diesem Buch ausgearbeitet hat. Religion, so seine Antwort, bezeichnet eine Sicht auf die Welt, die von einem tiefen Glauben an objektive Werte getragen wird – etwa daran, dass Geschöpfe eine Würde haben, dass ein Leben erfüllt oder verfehlt sein kann oder dass Schönheit, die uns den Atem raubt, sich nicht als pures Produkt unserer Sinnesorgane erklären lässt. Auch Theisten teilen diese Werte, meinen aber, sie seien gottgegeben. Für Dworkin verhält es sich genau umgekehrt: Die Idee eines Gottes rührt daher, dass es diese Werte wirklich gibt. Und an Gott (oder Götter) zu glauben ist eine Weise, dies auszudrücken, aber nicht die einzige. Von der Physik über die Politik bis hin zum Recht erkundet »Religion ohne Gott« den Perspektivwechsel, der mit einem solchen gottlosen Verständnis von Religion verbunden ist. Das Buch, das mit einer eindrucksvollen Reflexion über Tod und Unsterblichkeit schließt, ist das Vermächtnis eines bekennenden religiösen Atheisten. Es weitet den Blick für das, was wichtig ist.

Socializing Metaphysics

The Nature of Social Reality
Author: Frederick Schmitt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0585466653
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
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Socializing Metaphysics supplies diverse answers to the basic questions of social metaphysics, from a broad array of voices. It will interest all philosophers and social scientists concerned with mind, action, or the foundations of social theory.

British Chinese Families

Parenting, Relationships and Childhoods
Author: C. Lau-Clayton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137026618
Category: Social Science
Page: 206
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Based on repeat interviews from a range of generational perspectives, this book explores the nature of contemporary British Chinese households and childhoods, examining the extent to which parents identify themselves as being Chinese and how decisions to uphold or move away from 'traditional' Chinese values impacts on their child-rearing methods.

Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy


Author: John McLeod
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849206651
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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Qualitative methods are particularly suited to answering the kinds of questions that counsellors and psychotherapists need to ask about their practice. Qualitative Research Methods in Counselling and Psychotherapy has therefore been written to help researchers find their way through the range of methodologies and techniques available to them. Leading expert, and best selling author John McLeod takes the reader through each stage of the research process, explaining techniques for gathering data, writing up the study and evaluating the findings. Each qualitative method is clearly described and critically assessed in terms of its own strengths and weaknesses. Examples from actual research studies are given to show how

Grundsätze sozialer Gerechtigkeit


Author: David Miller
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593381527
Category: Philosophy
Page: 382
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Philosophische Theorien der Gerechtigkeit nehmen die Vielfalt alltäglicher Gerechtigkeitsurteile selten zur Kenntnis. Anders dagegen David Miller: Ausgehend von einer Analyse der Kontexte, in denen die in der Gesellschaft kursierenden Gerechtigkeitsvorstellungen entstehen, zeigt er deren Vielgestaltigkeit – und ihren philosophischen Gehalt. Er identifiziert drei Grundsätze, die allen Vorstellungen von sozialer Gerechtigkeit zugrunde liegen: Bedarf, Verdienst und Gleichheit. Seine zentrale These ist, dass mit den unterschiedlichen Formen menschlicher Beziehungen der jeweilige Stellenwert dieser Grundsätze variiert. Millers klar und unprätentiös geschriebenes Buch verdient es, in einem Atemzug mit den Werken von Rawls und Walzer genannt zu werden. Glanzstücke seiner Argumentation sind unter anderem seine Bemerkungen zur Rolle von Glück bei der Beurteilung von Leistungen für das Gerechtigkeitsempfinden.

Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research


Author: Vern L. Bengtson,Alan C. Acock,Katherine R. Allen,Peggye Dilworth-Anderson,David M. Klein
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452279101
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 688
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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Knowing and History

Appropriations of Hegel in Twentieth-century France
Author: Michael S. Roth
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801421365
Category: History
Page: 264
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Keine Götter mehr

das Ende der Erziehung
Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827001702
Category:
Page: 247
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Der amerikanische Medienexperte und Kulturkritiker beklagt eine Verflachung der öffentlichen Erziehung und versucht eine Antwort auf die Frage: Wozu sind Schulen da?

Multiculturalism

A Critical Reader
Author: David Theo Goldberg
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631189121
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 468
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Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader delineates the prevailing concerns and considerations, principles and practices, concepts and categories that fall under the rubric of "multiculturalism".

Explanation in the Behavioural Sciences


Author: Robert Borger,Frank Cioffi
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521099059
Category: Philosophy
Page: 536
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A confrontation of views written by distinguished figures concerned with the behavioural and social sciences.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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The Social Sciences and Africa's Future

30th Anniversary Essay Competition Winners
Author: Knowledge Rajohane Matshedisho
Publisher: Codesria
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 143
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This is the first title in a new series Interventions, a strategic initiative by CODESRIA, aimed at promoting the research output of the younger generation of academics and scholars in Africa, and encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences between young researchers about African issues. The series intends to create an opportunity for a younger generation of Africans, which is of key demographic importance, to become more engaged in public and/or academic debates about the future of their continent.

Practicing Multiculturalism

Affirming Diversity in Counseling and Psychology
Author: Timothy B. Smith
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 341
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?Practicing Multiculturalism? facilitates effective multicultural practice by helping the reader internalize the principles of multiculturalism. This book represents a wide variety of perspectives, and focuses on the internalization of multicultural principles. ?Practicing Multiculturalism? discusses emotional reactions in multicultural scenarios, values and assumptions, and power, priviledge, and contextual factors that impact multicultural practice. Unique content includes chapters devoted to spiritual and religious diversity (including Islam), activism and organizational multicultural competence, classism, an overview of the multicultural movement in mental health including past acheivements and current controversies, children's issues in a family context, international students and immigrants, and an ecological/contextual approach to assessment and treatment.