Protest and Participation

The New Working Class in Italy
Author: John R. Low-Beer
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521292771
Category: Political Science
Page: 285
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This study examines the new working class that has emerged in advanced in industrial societies and considers its role in the political process.

The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology

Tradition and Formalization
Author: Thomas J. Fararo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521437950
Category: Social Science
Page: 404
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This book sets out a generative structuralist conception of general theoretical sociology; its philosophy, its problems, and its methods. The field is defined as a comprehensive research tradition with many intersecting subtraditions that share conceptual components.

The Cooperative Workplace

Potentials and Dilemmas of Organisational Democracy and Participation
Author: Joyce Rothschild,J. Allen Whitt
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521379427
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Over the last several years worker cooperatives of many kinds have sprung up all around the world. As a result, industrial relations in the workplace have changed dramatically as workers have come to own and run their own enterprises. This book provides evidence on how these new enterprises are functioning today. Using evidence from their extensive research in various such firms, the authors identify the consequences for both the organisation and the workers when those who do the work also manage. Setting forth an original theory of democratic organisations, they reveal the very real dilemmas and trade-offs that democratic work organisations face, as well as the specific conditions in which workplace democracy flourishes or declines.

Dynamic Functionalism

Strategy and Tactics
Author: Michael A. Faia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521031394
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
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In this book, Michael Faia challenges the view that functionalism should be rejected.

We Shall Live Again

The 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance Movements as Demographic Revitalization
Author: Russell Thornton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521034524
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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Asserts that the 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance movements were deliberate efforts by American Indians to accomplish a demographic revitalization following their virtual demographic collapse. Correlates tribal participation with Indian population levels before and after the movements.


Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins
Publisher: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Cities Contested

Urban Politics, Heritage, and Social Movements in Italy and West Germany in the 1970s
Author: Martin Baumeister,Bruno Bonomo,Dieter Schott
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593436566
Category: History
Page: 383
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Die 1970er-Jahre gelten in der deutschen Zeitgeschichte als Epoche eines tief greifenden sozialen Wandels, eines "Strukturbruchs " im Übergang von der Industriemoderne zur postfordistischen Gesellschaft. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes widmen sich diesem Jahrzehnt erstmals aus einer stadthistorischen Perspektive und stellen dabei Entwicklungen in Westdeutschland und Italien einander gegenüber. In Fallstudien zu Städten vom Ruhrgebiet bis Sizilien wird untersucht, wie sich die Umbrüche dieser Zeit im Brennpunkt von städtischem Raum und städtischer Gesellschaft verdichten, als "urbane Krise" wahrgenommen und verhandelt werden und sich in Konflikten in der städtischen Politik sowie Kämpfen in und um die Stadt manifestieren.