Nietzsche and Sociology

Prophet of Affirmation
Author: Anas Karzai
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 179360343X
Category: Sociology
Page: 252
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This book is about Friedrich Nietzsche's sociological reading of modern society. Nietzsche is often represented as a philosopher, but his uniquely sociological theories and ideas have either been misunderstood or ignored in the study of modern industrial society. This work seeks to examine the reasons why Nietzsche has been ignored in sociological literature, and also shows how most classical and modern sociological thinkers, including Weber, Adorno, and Foucault, among others, have been greatly influenced by him. Marxian, Durkheimian, and Weberian sociology continue to dominate the discipline of sociology, and until now no book has adequately traced Nietzsche's influence on rethinking traditional sociological theories and concepts pertaining to the examination of the present. This book provides a compelling argument as to why sociology and social theory would benefit by returning to the sociological elements in Nietzsche's oeuvre as a way of better understanding the founders of sociology as well as a way of exploring the ways that Nietzsche can shed light on the present social world.

Émile Durkheim

With selected essays
Author: Robert A. Nisbet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 179
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Capital Punishment

A Study of Law and Social Structure, by Carol Beth Roddie Tucker
Author: Carol Beth Roddie Tucker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Capital punishment
Page: 422
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White-collar Crime Reconsidered


Author: Kip Schlegel,David Weisburd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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In 1940, Edwin Sutherland coined the term white-collar crime in his presidential address to the American Sociological Society. Since then, E. F. Hutton, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Solomon Brothers have vividly brought the problem to the attention of the American public. In White-Collar Crime Reconsidered, the world's leading authorities on the subject expand upon Sutherland's concept of white-collar crime. They present the most compelling new scholarship as they take stock of the research and theory of the past fifty years, noting significant developments and shifts in the field. The volume presents new writings both on the theoretical issues of the causes of white-collar crime and on the problematic issues surrounding its social control by the criminal justice system and other agencies. Essays on definition and theory, victimization, enforcement, and the sanctioning of organizations and individuals raise important questions, ranging from what sanctions against corporate criminals a society can enforce, to the debate over whether many white-collar offenders can even be prosecuted, given the fact that their activities are often camouflaged as legitimate business practices. White-Collar Crime Reconsidered examines how inequality of wealth and power contributes to both "crime in the streets" and "crime in the suites" and explores the argument that white-collar offenders are motivated more by a fear of losing their wealth than by a desire to add to it. The volume also includes new research on reporting consumer fraud, as well as studies of the Savings and Loan scandal and the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. White-Collar Crime Reconsidered is a fascinating and comprehensive examination of the inner workings of the individuals, corporations, and government agencies guilty of abusing their economic and societal privileges.

Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Social Science


Author: David L Seim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317319893
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Making use of untapped resources, Seim looks at the impact of the Rockefellers, viewed through the lens of their philanthropic support of social science from 1890-1940. Focusing specifically on the Rockefeller Foundation and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, Seim connects the family's business success with its philanthropic enterprises.

Émile Durkheim

With Selected Essays
Author: Robert A. Nisbet
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 179
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This book provides an in-depth guide to security in wireless ad hoc and sensor networksSecurity in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks introduces the reader to the fundamentals and key issues related to wireless ad hoc networking, with an emphasis on security. It discusses the security attacks and counter measures in wireless ad hoc, sensor and mesh networks, and briefly presents the standards on related topics. The authors offer a clear exposition of various challenges and solutions in this field including bootstrapping, key distribution and exchange, authentication issues, privacy, anonymity and tamper resilience.Key Features:Introduces the fundamentals and key issues of the new technologies followed by comprehensive presentation on security attacks and counter measures Covers Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, hardware aspects of secure wireless ad hoc and sensor networks and secure routing Contains information on cryptographic primitives and electronic warfare Includes problems at the end of each chapter to enhance learning. Offers an accompanying website with extra learning resources including over 400 PowerPoint slides.This book is well suited for graduate students in computer, electrical and communications engineering and computer science departments, researchers in academia and industry, as well as C4I engineers and officers in the military. Wireless network designers for internet service providers and mobile communications operators will also find this book very useful.

Emile Durkheim


Author: Ivan Strenski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351940600
Category: Social Science
Page: 568
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A new appreciation of Durkheim, now into its fourth decade, has extended our grasp of his intellectual ambitions beyond standard academic boundaries. Contributions to this revival of interest in Durkheim, many secreted away in obscure periodicals, are well worth being recognized for their unqualified excellence in helping us to uncover the original Durkheimian intellectual project in all its interdisciplinary complexity. Besides classic Durkheimian subjects such as religion, social solidarity and suicide, these studies bring to light Durkheim's intellectual inquiry into political theory, comparative ethnology, social reconstruction, questions of civil society, and his articulation of an updated individualism in conversation with Marx, Hegel, Spencer and others. Authors who have helped us attain this more rounded conception of the Durkheimian project include such well-known figures as Robert N. Bellah, Robert Alun Jones, Anthony Giddens, W. S. F. Pickering and Edward Tiryakian. More than matching these contributions are the surprising writings by authors from across the disciplines, including such contemporaries of Durkheim as historian Henri Berr and theologian Alfred Loisy, as well as modern-day writers who deserve to be much better known, such as philosopher, John Brooks III or historian John Bossy. Although this collection is overwhelmingly drawn from sources in English, two classic critical pieces by French contemporaries of Durkheim enhance the value of this anthology.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN: N.A
Category: Copyright
Page: 1394
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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

ABPR


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia

Research and Policy Challenges
Author: Wei-Jun Jean Yeung,Mui Teng Yap
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400773862
Category: Social Science
Page: 270
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This book presents recent findings about the consequences and policy implications of economic stress for human capital development and family well-being in Asia. The scope of the chapters goes beyond the impact of current financial crisis to include the effect of economic deprivation families in Asia experience as a result of job loss, low-wage employment, and catastrophic natural calamities. The studies show how macro-level economic stress can filter down through households to affect individuals’ economic and socio-psychological well-being. The chapters reveal a wide spectrum of economic stresses experienced by families in Asia that is linked to poor human capital development, emotional distress, health problems, changing fertility patterns, more frequent geographic movement, and less supportive parenting behavior. The elderly, women, children, low-skilled workers are particularly vulnerable. The economic shocks in the past several decades have exposed the vulnerability of the family institution and the weaknesses in this region’s social protection system that can lead to detrimental long-term effects on human capital development. This book is relevant for researchers and students in fields such as Family Studies, Globalization, Development, Social Problems, Social Stratification, Social Inequalities, Poverty and Welfare, Education, and Social Policies.

Contested Knowledge

Social Theory Today
Author: Steven Seidman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444358820
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Contested Knowledge is a well-established text offering up-to-date perspectives on social theory by one of the most important thinkers of our time. This fourth edition includes an exploration of globalization and a new section on the theories of global and world order. It provides a thoughtful and rigorous, yet highly accessible and reader-friendly account of social theory. Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movements Reviews sociological theory from a truly contemporary perspective Examines both classical and contemporary theories Combines social analysis and moral advocacy to demonstrate how social theory contributes to the making of a better world Challenges social scientists to renew their commitment to the important moral and political role social knowledge plays in public life A thoughtful and rigorous, yet highly accessible and reader-friendly account of social theory An accompanying website containing additional support for lecturers and students is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/seidman