Passionate Sociology

Author: Ann Game,Andrew Metcalfe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446265374
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Offering a major challenge to established textbooks and pointing to inspiring new ways of approaching sociology, this book presents a notable shift in introductory sociology. Too often the subject is taught as a dry and detached system of thought and practice. Passion is regarded as something to avoid or to treat with inherent suspicion. By asking questions about sociology and its relation to passion, the authors seek to revitalize the subject. The book introduces and develops a number of themes such as: identity, knowledge, magic, desire, power and everyday life. It argues that students should analyze these themes through practices including: reading, writing, speaking, storytelling and organizing. The authors aim to introduce students to sociology by a controlled engagement with practical sociological ideas and ways of seeing. In this way they hope that readers will participate in the creative possibilities of sociology.

Advances in Sociological Knowledge

Over half a Century
Author: Nikolai Genov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3663092151
Category: Social Science
Page: 359
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Das englischsprachige Buch zieht eine Bilanz der widersprüchlichen intellektuellen Entwicklung der Soziologie über ein halbes Jahrhundert. Die Disziplin braucht diese Aufarbeitung der eigenen Erfahrung, um mit den neuen sozialen und kognitiven Herausforderungen fertig zu werden.

Passionate Politics

Emotions and Social Movements
Author: Jeff Goodwin,James M. Jasper,Francesca Polletta
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226304007
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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Emotions are back. Once at the center of the study of politics, emotions have receded into the shadows during the past three decades, with no place in the rationalistic, structural, and organizational models that dominate academic political analysis. With this new collection of essays, Jeff Goodwin, James M. Jasper, and Francesca Polletta reverse this trend, reincorporating emotions such as anger, indignation, fear, disgust, joy, and love into research on politics and social protest. The tools of cultural analysis are especially useful for probing the role of emotions in politics, the editors and contributors to Passionate Politics argue. Moral outrage, the shame of spoiled collective identities, or the joy of imagining a new and better society, are not automatic responses to events. Rather, they are related to moral institutions, felt obligations and rights, and information about expected effects, all of which are culturally and historically variable. With its look at the history of emotions in social thought, examination of the internal dynamics of protest groups, and exploration of the emotional dynamics that arise from interactions and conflicts among political factions and individuals, Passionate Politics will lead the way toward an overdue reconsideration of the role of emotions in social movements and politics generally. Contributors: Rebecca Anne Allahyari Edwin Amenta Collin Barker Mabel Berezin Craig Calhoun Randall Collins Frank Dobbin Jeff Goodwin Deborah B. Gould Julian McAllister Groves James M. Jasper Anne Kane Theodore D. Kemper Sharon Erickson Nepstad Steven Pfaff Francesca Polletta Christian Smith Arlene Stein Nancy Whittier Elisabeth Jean Wood Michael P. Young

Leaving the Priesthood

A Close Reading of Priestly Departures
Author: Emmanuel R. Fernandez
Publisher: Ateneo University Press
ISBN: 9789715503648
Category: Religion
Page: 279
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Global Citizenship and Social Movements

Creating Transcultural Webs of Meaning for the New Millennium
Author: Janet McIntyre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135294291
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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In this book, Janet McIntyre addresses the need for transcultural thinking tools, to not only mend problems in the global environment but also to understand the essential nature of the problems. Thinking tools comprise the analytical concepts which organise, disorganise, pattern and question thoughts about the social and natural world. Specifically, the concepts introduced in this book are 'global citizenship', 'human rights', 'responsibility', 'social movements' and 'transcultural webs of meaning'.

Passionate Love and Popular Cinema

Romance and Film Genre
Author: Erica Todd
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137295384
Category: Social Science
Page: 171
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This book analyses the romantic drama and the way that passionate love is presented as the central storyline in popular cinema, drawing upon genre studies and sociology. Exploring the passionate love story as a cinematic form, it also contributes, through comparison, to research on the romantic comedy.

Sociology: The Basics

Author: Ken Plummer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136943285
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics examines: the scope, history and purpose of sociology ways of understanding 'the social' the state of the world we live in today suffering and social inequalities key tools for researching and thinking about 'the social' the impact of new technologies. The reader is encouraged to think critically about the structures, meanings, histories and cultures found in the rapidly changing world we live in. With tasks to stimulate the sociological mind and suggestions for further reading both within the text and on an accompanying webpage, this book is essential reading for all those studying sociology, and those with an interest in how the modern world works.

Using Sociology

An Introduction from the Applied and Clinical Perspectives
Author: Roger Austin Straus
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742516632
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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A humanist alternative to massive, encyclopedia-like texts, Using Sociology provides a passionate and focused introduction to sociology and sociological practice. The Third Edition has been updated and reorganized to even better meet the needs of students and instructors. Three sections introduce sociology and its tools, uses of sociology, and using sociology in your own life; the theory and history chapters have been dramatically revised; the methodology chapter and the chapter on applying clinical sociology have been greatly expanded; and an exciting new chapter on crime and deviance has been added.

The Peter Townsend Reader

Author: Peter Townsend
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 184742404X
Category: Political Science
Page: 678
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This reader brings together for the first time a collection of Peter Townsend's most distinctive work, allowing readers to review the changes that have taken place over the past six decades, and reflect on issues that have returned to the fore today.

The Passionate Society

The Social, Political and Moral Thought of Adam Ferguson
Author: Lisa Hill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402038909
Category: Social Science
Page: 286
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Adam Ferguson (1723-1816) was a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment whose thought was, in many respects, original and distinctive. This book is a study of his ideas and of the intellectual forces that shaped them. Though somewhat overlooked in the nineteenth century, Ferguson was rescued from obscurity in the first half of the twentieth century by scholars interested in the origins of sociology and early critiques of modernity. Ferguson’s interest in the mechanics of social life and especially social change led him to many groundbreaking insights. In fact, he is sometimes identified as the 'Father of Modern Sociology'. In addition to exploring whether or not he merits this title, this study examines the whole of Ferguson’s thought as a system and includes his moral and faculty psychology, historiography, theology, politics and social science. Ferguson is distinguished by his deep appreciation of the complexity of the human condition; his study of society is based on the belief that it is not only reason, but the unseen, unplanned, sub-rational and visceral forces that keep the human universe in motion. Ferguson’s appreciation of this fact, and his ability to make social science of it, is his major achievement.

Teaching Applied Sociology

Author: Duane Dukes,James C. Petersen,Thomas L. Van Valey
Publisher: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: 128
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Introductory Sociology Research Updates

Author: Wadsworth
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495007647
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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A stepping-stone to complement and expand discussion and research, this unparalleled resource provides topic-specific readings on different issues that correlate with the Introduction to Sociology course. This reader has been carefully designed to include recent InfoTrac articles on each aspect of the core Introduction to Sociology curriculum, covering topic areas such as global stratification, aging, health care, and social movements, among others. The articles have been chosen from periodicals across sociology, and other related disciplines, to provide a wide range of discussion materials. These current readings help expose both students and instructors to the ever-changing sociological world, and provide material for discussions and writing assignments on foundational sociological concepts. Most importantly, the articles will help students begin to understand how sociologists write, think and research.

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.

The Engaged Sociologist

Connecting the Classroom to the Community
Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen,Jonathan M. White
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483359182
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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This fully updated edition of The Engaged Sociologist by Kathleen Odell Korgen carries the public sociology movement into the classroom, while at the same time providing an engaging overview of the entire field. It demonstrates how to think sociologically, to develop a sociological eye, and to use sociological tools to become effective participants in a democratic society. Perfect as a supplement for an introductory course, or as a main text for any course that has public sociology at its roots, this inspiring book will serve as a guidebook to any student who is passionate about applying sociological concepts to the world around them.