Critical And Effective Histories

Foucault's Methods and Historical Sociology
Author: Mitchell Dean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134921314
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Methode und Wahrheit in der Islamwissenschaft

Author: Marco Schöller
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447043359
Category: Religion
Page: 148
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Seit geraumer Zeit wird die Islamwissenschaft, wie die meisten Kultur- und Geisteswissenschaften, von einer Methodendebatte beherrscht. Im Zentrum dieser Debatte steht die Frage nach der Theoretizitat der islamwissenschaftlichen Forschung und ihrer Methode. Viele der ins Feld gefuhrten Modelle und theoretischen Ansatze sind allerdings kaum ins Allgemeine gewendet worden und blieben spezifischen Fragestellungen verhaftet. Dieses Buch versucht deshalb den Horizont aufzuzeigen, vor dem eine grundsatzliche Neuorientierung der Islamwissenschaft denkbar und sinnvoll erscheint.Die drei Hauptteile des Buches behandeln die weitreichenden Folgen des historistischen und positivistisch-szientifischen Denkens fur die Entwicklung und Auspragung der Orientalistik, die Problematik des interkulturellen Vergleichs und der Interdisziplinaritat, die Diskursanalyse samt anderer, verwandter Ansatze, wie z. B. Mentalitatsgeschichte und Wissenssoziologie in ihrer Bedeutung fur die zukunftige islamwissenschaftliche Forschung und die dadurch mogliche Entscharfung oder Uberwindung des oft zitierten Gegensatzes von Philologie und Sozialwissenschaft auf der Grundlage einer kulturalistisch und konstruktiv ausgerichteten Hermeneutik.

Sociology after postmodernism

Author: David Owen
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780803975149
Category: Philosophy
Page: 228
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Postmodernism is frequently described as dealing a death-blow to sociology. This book, however, argues that it is a mistake to conceive postmodernism in terms of a fatal attack upon what sociologists do. The contributors locate the identity of sociology `after' postmodernism as a contested site which opens up the possibility of re-imagining the enterprise of sociology. They show how this re-imagination might be conducted and trace some of the key potential consequences.

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin,Gill Valentine
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949633
Category: Science
Page: 356
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A comprehensive guide to the latest work on space. Each entry is a short interpretative essay, outlining the contributions made by the key theorists.

Governable Places

Readings on Governmentality and Crime Control
Author: Russell Charles Smandych
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781840147261
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
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Bringing together the work of leading researchers in the new field of governmentality studies and crime control, this book deals with key theoretical and methodological issues now being addressed by researchers in the field, while also reporting the results of innovative theoretically-informed research on a range of substantive topics.

Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason

Science and the History of Reason
Author: Gary Gutting
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521366984
Category: Philosophy
Page: 306
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This is an important introduction to and critical interpretation of the work of the major French thinker, Michel Foucault. Through comprehensive and detailed analyses of such important texts as The History of Madness in the Age of Reason, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge, the author provides a lucid exposition of Foucault's "archaeological" approach to the history of thought, a method for uncovering the "unconscious" structures that set boundaries on the thinking of a given epoch. The book casts Foucault in a new light, relating his work to Gaston Bachelard's philosophy of science and Georges Canguilhem's history of science. This perspective yields a new and valuable understanding of Foucault as a historian and philosopher of science, balancing and complementing the more common view of him as primarily a social critic and theorist.

Handbook of Social Theory

Author: George Ritzer,Barry Smart
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Category: Social Science
Page: 552
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This book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the roots, current debates and future development of social theory. It draws together a team of outstanding international scholars, and presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the field. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part examines the classical tradition. Included here are critical discussions of Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Freud, Mannheim and classical feminist thought. This part conveys the classical tradition as a living resource in social theory, it demonstrates not only the critical significance of classical writings, but their continuing relevance. The second part moves on t

Readings in contemporary rhetoric

Author: Karen A. Foss,Sonja K. Foss,Robert Trapp
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
ISBN: 9781577662068
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
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Sociological Theory

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780072296051
Category: Sociologie
Page: 769
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This text provides an overview of the major classical theorists, contemporary schools of sociological thought, and spans the history of sociological theory from its inception to the present. This edition has been updated and revised to include a number of sections on new developments in the field, such as theories of consumption and the new means of consumption, multiculturism, and criticisms and applications of postmodernism and post-post modernism.


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Publisher: N.A
Category: Curriculum planning
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Power and Rule in Modern Society
Author: Mitchell Dean
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847873839
Category: Political Science
Page: 294
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Originally published in 1999 this exceptionally clear and lucid book quickly became the standard overview of what are now called ‘governmentality studies’. In this timely Second Edition, Mitchell Dean engages with the full textual basis of Foucault’s lecturers and once again provides invaluable insights into the traditions, methods, and theories of political power identifying the authoritarian as well as liberal sides of governmentality.

Dangerous Encounters

Genealogy and Ethnography
Author: Maria Tamboukou,Stephen J. Ball
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820457956
Category: Philosophy
Page: 219
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New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien. Dangerous Encounters: Genealogy and Ethnography explores the methodological and theoretical relationships between the epistemology and practices of ethnographic research and the epistemology and practices of Michel Foucault's genealogical method. Using examples from a number of disciplines, researchers who have attempted the demanding interface between ethnography and genealogy discuss their methods and ontological assumptions and rehearse their doubts and problems. This collection provides a grounded and useful introduction for those who would follow this dangerous research path. Contents: Maria Tamboukou/Stephen J. Ball: Genealogy and Ethnography: Fruitful Encounters or Dangerous Liaisons? - Sue Middleton: Top of Their Class? On the Subject of 'Education' Doctorates - Erica McWilliam: Writing Up, Writing Down: Authenticity and Irony in Educational Research - Stephanie Brown: Desire in Ethnography: Discovering Meaning in the Social Sciences - Debra N. A. Hayes: Getting Rid of the Subject: A Technique for Understanding how Gendered Subjectivities Form and Function in Educational Discourses - Susan Peters/Lynn Fendler: Disability, Flanerie, and the Spectacle of Normalcy - Kari Dehli: 'Making' the Parent and the Researcher: Genealogy Meets Ethnography in Research on Contemporary School Reforms - Wayne Martino: Masculinities: The Implications and Uses of Foucauldian Analyses in Undertaking Ethnographic Investigations into Adolescent Boys' Lives at School - Erica Southgate: Liquid Handcuffs: A Tale of Power, Subjectivity, Risk, and the Drug Treatment Clinic - Maria Tamboukou: Genealogy/Ethnography: Finding the Rhythm.

Pick one intelligent girl

employability, domesticity, and the gendering of Canada's welfare state, 1939-1947
Author: Jennifer Anne Stephen
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 299
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During the tumultuous formative years of the Canadian welfare state, many women rose through the ranks of the federal civil service to oversee the massive recruitment of Canadian women to aid in the Second World War. Ironically, it became the task of these same female mandarins to encourage women to return to the household once the war was over. Pick One Intelligent Girl reveals the elaborate psychological, economic, and managerial techniques that were used to both recruit and train women for wartime military and civilian jobs, and then to achieve precisely the opposite effect - that is, to move women out of the labour force altogether - at war's end.Negotiating the fluid boundaries of state, community, industry, and household, and drawing on a wide range of primary sources, Jennifer Stephen illustrates how women's relationships to home, work, and nation were profoundly altered during this period. She demonstrates how federal officials enlisted the help of a new generation of 'experts' to entrench a two-tiered training and employment system that would become an enduring feature of the Canadian state.This engaging study not only intervenes in debates about the gendered origins of Canada's welfare state, it also makes an important contribution to Canadian social history, labour and gender studies, sociology, and political science.

Risk and Sociocultural Theory

New Directions and Perspectives
Author: Deborah Lupton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521645546
Category: Social Science
Page: 191
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This 1999 book presents a variety of exciting perspectives on the perception of risk and the strategies that people adopt to cope with it. Using the framework of recent social and cultural theory, it reflects the fact that risk has become integral to contemporary understandings of selfhood, the body and social relations, and is central to the work of writers such as Douglas, Beck, Giddens and the Foucauldian theorists. The contributors are all leading scholars in the fields of sociology, cultural and media studies and cultural anthropology. Combining empirical analyses with metatheoretical critiques, they tackle an unusually diverse range of topics including drug use, risk in the workplace, fear of crime and the media, risk and pregnant embodiment, the social construction of danger in childhood, anxieties about national identity, the governmental uses of risk and the relationship between risk phenomena and social order.