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."

Political Order in Changing Societies

Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300116205
Category: Political Science
Page: 488
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This now classic examination of the development of viable political institutions in emerging nations is an enduring contribution to modern political analysis. The foreword by Fukuyama assesses Huntingdon's achievement.

Middle Start

An Experiment in the Educational Enrichment of Young Adolescents
Author: J. Milton Yinger
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521292078
Category: Education
Page: 134
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A report on an experimental program designed to discover whether an academic and recreational summer-school could improve the educational performance of economically disadvantaged thirteen-year-old children.

The Myth of Mondragon

Cooperatives, Politics, and Working Class Life in a Basque Town
Author: Sharryn Kasmir
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791430033
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
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Shows how the creation of an idealized image of the Mondragon cooperatives is part of a new global ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management relations in order to discredit labor unions and working-class organizations.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Women and Nation Building

Author: Cheryl Benard
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833043110
Category: Political Science
Page: 191
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Using a case study of Afghanistan, this study examines gender-specific impacts of conflict and post-conflict and the ways they may affect women differently than they affect men. It analyzes the role of women in the nation-building process and considers outcomes that might occur if current practices were modified. Recommendations are made for improving data collection in conflict zones and for enhancing the outcomes of nation-building programs.