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.

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.

Political Ethnography

What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power
Author: Edward Schatz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226736785
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Scholars of politics have sought in recent years to make the discipline more hospitable to qualitative methods of research. Lauding the results of this effort and highlighting its potential for the future, Political Ethnography makes a compelling case for one such method in particular. Ethnography, the contributors amply demonstrate in a wide range of original essays, is uniquely suited for illuminating the study of politics. Situating these pieces within the context of developments in political science, Edward Schatz provides an overarching introduction and substantive prefaces to each of the volume’s four sections. The first of these parts addresses the central ontological and epistemological issues raised by ethnographic work, while the second grapples with the reality that all research is conducted from a first-person perspective. The third section goes on to explore how ethnographic research can provide fresh perspectives on such perennial topics as opinion, causality, and power. Concluding that political ethnography can and should play a central role in the field as a whole, the final chapters illuminate the many ways in which ethnographic approaches can enhance, improve, and, in some areas, transform the study of politics.

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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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,, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Grundsätze sozialer Gerechtigkeit

Author: David Miller
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593381524
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.


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".


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: 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
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
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.

Keine Götter mehr

das Ende der Erziehung
Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827001702
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?