Émile Durkheim

With selected essays
Author: Robert A. Nisbet
Publisher: 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
Category: Capital punishment
Page: 422
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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.

Zur Aktualität von Georg Simmel

Einführung in sein Werk
Author: Klaus Lichtblau
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658227168
Category: Social Science
Page: 146
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Der Band führt umfassend und luzide in die Soziologie Georg Simmels ein. Er umreißt dabei historisch-systematisch seine Geldtheorie sowie seine Ansätze zu kultur- wie auch geschlechtersoziologischen Theorien. Damit wird Simmel in Bezug zu aktuellen Fragen der Soziologie gesetzt.

Emile Durkheim

Author: Ivan Strenski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351940600
Category: Social Science
Page: 578
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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
Category: Copyright
Page: 1394
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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)


Author: N.A
Publisher: 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: 1118231902
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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In the fifth edition Contested Knowledge, social theoristSteven Seidman presents the latest topics in social theory andaddresses the current shift of 'universalist theorists' to networksof clustered debates. Responds to current issues, debates, and new socialmovements Reviews sociological theory from a contemporaryperspective Reveals how the universal theorist and the era of rival schoolshas been replaced by networks of clustered debates that arerelatively 'autonomous' and interdisciplinary Features updates and in-depth discussions of the newestclustered debates in social theory—intimacy, postcolonialnationalism, and the concept of 'the other' Challenges social scientists to renew their commitment to theimportant moral and political role social knowledge plays in publiclife Accompanied by a companion website for students at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/seidman"www.wiley.com/go/seidman/afeaturing chapter outlines and useful web links; an instructor sitecan also be accessed which features password-protected PowerPointteaching slides

Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World

Author: Stephen Trombley
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782390383
Category: Philosophy
Page: 300
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Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World profiles fifty landmark philosophers, scientists, political, social theorists and spiritual leaders whose ideas have defined the age we live in. Stephen Trombley's Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World traces the development of modern thought through a sequence of accessible profiles of the most influential thinkers in every domain of intellectual endeavour since 1789. No major representative of post-Enlightenment thought escapes Trombley's attention: the German idealists Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel; the utilitarians Bentham and Mill; the transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau; Kierkegaard and the existentialists; founders of new fields of inquiry such as Weber, Durkheim and C.S. Peirce; the analytic philosophers Russell, Moore, Whitehead and Wittgenstein; political leaders from Mohandas K. Gandhi to Adolf Hitler; and - last but not least - the four shapers-in-chief of our modern world: the philosopher, historian and political theorist Karl Marx; the naturalist Charles Darwin, proposer of the theory of evolution; Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis; and the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, begetter of the special and general theories of relativity and founder of post-Newtonian physics. Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World offers a crisp analysis of their key ideas, and in some cases a re-evaluation of their importance as we proceed into the 21st century.