Cultural Capital, Identity, and Social Mobility

The Life Course of Working-Class University Graduates
Author: Mick Matthys
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113620704X
Category: Social Science
Page: 274
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This qualitative study explores the meaning of working-class origin in the life and career of university graduates. Social transition from a working-class background to a middle-class milieu results in loyalty conflicts and communication barriers. The lack of social and cultural capital and the absent sense of an assertive self-presentation are pivotal barriers to gaining management functions. Positions in certain key sectors are not necessarily allocated according to professional capacity, but to obscure social connections, regulated by cultural codes and tests. Matthys approaches social mobility as a trajectory of identity construction in which different classes are integrated, and uses the notion of identity capital to interpret and discuss the meaning of the individual drive in social mobility.

Handbuch Bildungs- und Erziehungssoziologie


Author: Ullrich Bauer,Uwe H. Bittlingmayer,Albert Scherr
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531189441
Category: Social Science
Page: 1024
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Das Handbuch bietet einen umfassenden Überblick zur Erziehungs- und Bildungssoziologie. Neben klassischen Texten – u.a. von Adorno, Bourdieu, Durkheim und Luhmann – werden grundlegende Orientierungen und Paradigmen der Erziehungs- und Bildungssoziologie ausführlich dargestellt. Vom Elementarbereich bis zur Hochschule wird das Bildungssystem aus soziologischer Perspektive analysiert und werden dessen Probleme und Möglichkeiten aufgezeigt. Zudem werden Erziehungs- und Bildungsprozesse in den verschiedenen sozialen Zusammenhängen (u.a. Familie, Peers) dargestellt. Schließlich wird Bildung in Deutschland auch im internationalen Vergleich in den Blick genommen.

Social Capital and Its Institutional Contingency

A Study of the United States, China and Taiwan
Author: Nan Lin,Yang-chih Fu,Chih-jou Jay Chen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135012326
Category: Social Science
Page: 430
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This volume is a collection of original studies based on one of the first research programs on comparative analysis of social capital. Data are drawn from national representative samples of the United States, China and Taiwan. The three societies selected for study allow the examination of how political-economic regimes (command versus market) and cultural factors (family centrality versus diverse social ties) affect the characteristics of social ties and social networks from which resources are accessed and mobilized.

Builders

Class, Gender and Ethnicity in the Construction Industry
Author: Darren Thiel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136313222
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Building workers constitute between five and ten per cent of the total labour market in almost every country of the world. They construct, repair and maintain the vital physical infrastructure of our societies, and we rely upon and trust their achievements every day. Yet we know surprisingly little about builders, their cultures, the organization of their work or the business relations that constitute their industry. This book, based on one-year’s participant observation on a London construction site, redresses this gap in our knowledge by taking a close-up look at a section of building workers and businessmen. By examining the organizational features of the building project and describing the skill, sweat, malingering, humour and humanity of the building workers, Thiel illustrates how the builders were mostly autonomous from formal managerial control, regulating their own outputs and labour markets. This meant that the men’s ethnic, class and gender-bound cultural activities fundamentally underpinned the organization of their work and the broader construction economy, and thereby highlights the continuing centrality of class-bound culture and social stratification in a post-industrial, late modern world. Thiel outlines the on-going connections and intersections between economy, state, class and culture, ultimately showing how these factors interrelated to produce the building industry, its builders, and its buildings. Based predominately on cultural and economic sociology, this book will also be of interest to those working in the fields of gender and organizational studies; social class and inequality; migration and ethnicity; urban studies; and social identities.

Transnational Students and Mobility

Lived Experiences of Migration
Author: Hannah Soong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317691695
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
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As globalisation deepens, student mobility and migration has not only impacted economy and institutions, it has also infused human desires, imaginaries, experiences and subjectivities. In Transnational Students and Mobility, Hannah Soong portrays the vexed nexus of education and migration as a site of multiple tensions and existence and examines how the notion of imagined mobility through education-migration nexus transforms the social value of international education and transnational mobility.

Material Culture

Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences
Author: Victor Buchli
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415336420
Category:
Page: 5
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Material culture is the study of material products of human manufacturing processes, or "the history of things." Since material culture studies re-emerged in the late 1960s, this field of study has spread to a variety of other disciplines including cultural studies, history, literary studies, semiotics, consumer studies, market research, museum studies, linguistics, design, and art history, to name just a few. This five-volume set brings together key nineteenth and twentieth century texts, along with the most significant publications from the past forty years to create an accessible and comprehensive survey of the field. Each volume includes a new introduction by the editor, placing the articles selected within their intellectual and historical context and the set is completed with a thorough index.

Service encounters

class, gender, and the market for social distinction in urban China
Author: Amy Hanser
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 235
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This book shows how department stores and marketplaces in China have become important sites where Chinese people understand, and perform, unequal social relations.

Consumer Behavior

The meaning of consumption
Author: Margaret K. Hogg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Consumer behavior
Page: N.A
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The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education


Author: Michael W. Apple,Stephen J. Ball,Luis Armando Gandin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135179700
Category: Education
Page: 441
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This collection brings together many of the world’s leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes, global trends, and changing and enduring forms of social conflict and social inequality. The research, conducted by leading international scholars in the field, indicates that two complexly interrelated agendas are discernible in the heat and noise of educational change over the past twenty-five years. The first rests on a clear articulation by the state of its requirements of education. The second promotes at least the appearance of greater autonomy on the part of educational institutions in the delivery of those requirements. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education examines the ways in which the sociology of education has responded to these two political agendas, addressing a range of issues which cover three key areas: perspectives and theories social processes and practices inequalities and resistances. The book strongly communicates the vibrancy and diversity of the sociology of education and the nature of ‘sociological work’ in this field. It will be a primary resource for teachers, as well as a title of major interest to practising sociologists of education.

Cities of Culture

A Global Perspective
Author: Deborah Stevenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134084358
Category: Social Science
Page: 175
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Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging cliché. The proliferation of local blueprints for cultural planning/creative cities has been remarkable, while supra-state bodies such as the European Union and UNESCO are also fostering the use of culture in strategies to revive cities and urban economies and to brand places as ‘different’. Cities of Culture highlights significant trends in cultural planning since its inception, revealing and analysing key discourses and influential (globally-circulating) manifestos and processes, as well as their interpretation and implementation in specific places. With reference to examples drawn from Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, Cities of Culture provides insights into the application of urban cultural strategies in different local, national and international contexts, highlighting regularities, tensions and intersections as well as core underpinning assumptions. This book explores the now-pervasive expectation that cultural planning is capable of achieving a wide range of social, economic, urban and creative outcomes. It will be of interest for students and scholars of urban sociology, urban studies, cultural policy studies and human geography.

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook


Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781412916080
Category: Social Science
Page: 1344
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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

Environment and Planning

Society & space
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology, Urban
Page: N.A
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International interdisciplinary journal discussing the relations between Society and Space. Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretical construct and empirical fact. Covers both practical politics and the abstractions of social theory.

The Practice of the Meal

Food, Families and the Market Place
Author: Benedetta Cappellini,David Marshall,Elizabeth Parsons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317595645
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 274
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Reflecting a growing interest in consumption practices, and particularly relating to food, this cross disciplinary volume brings together diverse perspectives on our (often taken for granted) domestic mealtimes. By unpacking the meal as a set of practices - acquisition, appropriation, appreciation and disposal - it shows the role of the market in such processes by looking at how consumers make sense of marketplace discourses, whether this is how brand discourses influence shopping habits, or how consumers interact with the various spaces of the market. Revealing food consumption through both material and symbolic aspects, and the role that marketplace institutions, discourses and places play in shaping, perpetuating or transforming them, this holistic approach reveals how consumer practices of ‘the meal’, and the attendant meaning-making processes which surround them, are shaped. This wide-ranging collection will be of great interest to a wide range of scholars interested in marketing, consumer behaviour and food studies, as well as the sociology of both families and food.

Theorie sozialer Konflikte


Author: Lewis A. Coser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531165820
Category: Social Science
Page: 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.