Aspirations, Education and Social Justice

Applying Sen and Bourdieu
Author: Caroline Sarojini Hart
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441185747
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Highlights and explores key challenges for society in the light of new findings on the nature of aspirations and personal development.

What is Gender?

Sociological Approaches
Author: Mary Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446240258
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Is gender something done to us by society, or something we do? What is the relationship between gender and other inequalities? What is Gender? explores these complex and important questions, helping readers to critically analyse how women's and men's lives are shaped by the society in which they live. The book offers a comprehensive account of trends in sociological thinking, from a material and economic focus on gender inequalities to the debates about meaning initiated by the linguistic or cultural turn. The book begins by questioning simplistic biological conceptions of gender and goes on to evaluate different theoretical frameworks for explaining gender, as well as political approaches to gender issues. The cultural turn is also examined in relation to thinking about how gender is related to other forms of inequality such as class and 'race'. The book is up-to-date and broad in its scope, drawing on a range of disciplines, such as: sociology, psychoanalysis, masculinity studies, literary criticism, feminist political theory, feminist philosophy and feminist theory.

Space Travel and Culture

From Apollo to Space Tourism
Author: David Bell,Martin Parker
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405193320
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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Explores the significance of the first Apollo moon landing and how the countless books, films, and products associated with factual space fiction had an affect on popular culture and artistic practice, but not social sciences and humanities Investigates how a topic is hugely important in popular culture, but almost invisible in the academy, and how it makes us want to ask questions about visibility, or perhaps self-censorship Evaluates how little impact the space age actually had on the social sciences and humanities - partly because its combination of military-industrial cold war politics, combined with patriarchy and big science, sits uneasily with contemporary thought in these areas Provides an interdisciplinary collection of essays on various aspects of NASA, the moon landing, and the commercialization of space generally The book travels from hard engineering to space romance, echoing the variety of attempts to blur science and culture

Nature, Society and Environmental Crisis

Author: Bob Carter
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405193337
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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"Many of the chapters in the present volume were first presented at the 2008 BSA Annual Conference 'Social Worlds, Natural Worlds' held at the University of Warwick."--Acknowledgments.

Embodying Sociology

Retrospect, Progress and Prospects
Author: Chris Shilling
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405167949
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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A study of ‘the body’ - one of the fastest growing, most influential, and most contested subjects in the social sciences and humanities. Includes cutting edge contributions from Europe, America and Asia Brings together a series of theoretical, methodological and empirical analyses by leading international exponents of body studies Explores the structural, interactional and phenomenological features of human embodiment Connects the concerns of classical sociologists to new advances in social theory, anthropology, feminism and social research Introduces the study of ‘body pedagogics’ Takes the sociological study of the body in an exciting new direction and opens up new horizons for the sociological imagination

Market Devices

Author: Michel Callon,Yuval Millo,Fabian Muniesa
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
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Remembering elites

Author: Michael Savage,Karel Williams
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405185462
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 295
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This collection will be essential reading for all those interested in the intimate relationship between elites and the remaking of present day capitalism. Investigates how in the last thirty years elites have been forgotten in social sciences but remembered as capitalism Brings together an interdisciplinary team of contributors including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists,and management researchers all arguing for and demonstrating the need to resume elite studies Tackles the paradox of memory and forgetting by explaining how neo-positivism and post-structuralist theory both marginalised elites as intellectual object while financialized capitalism created lucrative new elite positions Evaluates the historical changes since Thatcher and Reagan and explores the changing elite cultures in the civil service Explores the possibilities of a Bourdieusian, comparative analysis of business and finance within British and French business networks Includes essays which balance the concern with financialization on cultural elites and consumption of elites Considers whether there is still an ‘intellectual’ cultural elite and contributes empirical studies of elite consumption in the UK

Un/knowing Bodies

Author: Joanna Latimer,Michael Schillmeier
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Leading international authors from across the social science disciplines explore the contemporary re-theorizing of bodies as known, knowing and unknowing. Presents cutting-edge research on ageing, disability, and biomedicine, together with original philosophical debates about the body and embodiment Offers exciting and creative approaches to researching disembodiment and to the practice, organization, and conduct of care Original exploration of contemporary theory and social philosophy on the body Includes innovative and creative approaches to care and primary research in medicine, genetics, disability, and ageing studies

Erotisches Kapital

Das Geheimnis erfolgreicher Menschen
Author: Catherine Hakim
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593412500
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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David Beckham hat es, Anne Will auch – und Carla Bruni erst recht: Die Rede ist von erotischem Kapital. Die Soziologin Catherine Hakim zeigt einen überraschenden Weg an die Spitze der Gesellschaft und bricht dabei so manches Tabu: Nicht nur Intelligenz bringt uns weiter – wir müssen neu lernen, Sex-Appeal und Schönheit für uns zu nutzen. Feministische Scheuklappen haben Frauen jahrzehntelang nicht weitergebracht, im Gegenteil: Wer hierzulande zu gut aussieht, dem wird von vornherein der IQ gekürzt. Bewusst eingesetzte Attraktivität gilt als anstößig, dabei spielt das gewisse Etwas für den sozialen Aufstieg eine ebenso große Rolle wie die Ausbildung. Und das Beste ist: Jeder kann es entwickeln und erlernen!

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: 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.

Politik mit der Angst

Zur Wirkung rechtspopulistischer Diskurse
Author: Ruth Wodak
ISBN: 3902968192
Category: Political Science
Page: 254
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In ihrem Buch zeichnet Ruth Wodak den Weg rechtspopulistischer Parteien von den Rändern der politischen Landschaft in den Mainstream nach. Sie beschreibt, wie die politischen Akteure mit ebenso einfachen wie wirkungsvollen Mitteln ihren Parteien zu politischem Einfluss verhelfen und auch den Medien die Themen vorgeben.

Intellektuelle Migrantinnen — Subjektivitäten im Zeitalter von Globalisierung

Eine postkoloniale dekonstruktive Analyse von Biographien im Spannungsverhältnis von Ethnisierung und Vergeschlechtlichung
Author: Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366310382X
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Das Buch behandelt den Konstitutions- und Konstruktionsprozeß von Subjektivitäten im Zeitalter der Globalisierung am Beispiel der Migrationserfahrung weiblicher Intellektueller in der Bundesrepublik. Im Zentrum stehen Differenzierungs- und Hierarchisierungsvorgänge auf der Basis von Ethnisierung und Vergeschlechtlichung. Mittels einer postkolonialen dekonstruktiven Analyse biographisch-narrativer Interviews werden Selbstverständnis, Handlungsstrategien und Verortungsperspektiven intellektueller Migrantinnen zwischen Professionalisierung und Dequalifizierung rekonstruiert.


Author: Bauman, Zygmunt
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518754742
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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»Jedes einzelne von Baumans Büchern in der letzten Dekade kann als Meisterwerk gelesen werden.« Ulrich Beck »Make America great again«, lautet der Leitspruch des amtierenden US-Präsidenten. Nicht »vorwärts« soll es gehen, wie Barack Obama noch im Wahlkampf von 2012 versprochen hatte, sondern zurück zu alter Größe. Die Menschen scheinen die Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben in der Zukunft aufgegeben zu haben und wenden sich stattdessen einer angeblich guten alten Zeit zu. In seinem letzten zu Lebzeiten vollendeten Buch untersucht der große Soziologe und Philosoph Zygmunt Bauman die Gründe für diese globale Epidemie der Nostalgie. Gut fünfhundert Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung von Thomas Morus’ Utopia, so seine These, haben die Nationalstaaten die Fähigkeit eingebüßt, ihre Versprechen auf Wohlstand und Sicherheit einzulösen. Wer in einer globalisierten Welt nach Orientierung sucht, der richtet seinen Blick daher nicht länger auf einen als Ideal verklärten Ort – einen topos –, sondern in eine untote Vergangenheit.

Wir sind nie modern gewesen

Versuch einer symmetrischen Anthropologie
Author: Bruno Latour
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3050070153
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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