The Crisis in Sociology

The Need for Darwin
Author: Joseph Lopreato,Timothy Alan Crippen
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412820691
Category: Social Science
Page: 329
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Crisis in Sociology presents a compelling portrait of sociology's current troubles and proposes a remedy that is likely to inspire controversy. In the authors' view sociology's crisis has deep roots, traceable to the over-ambitious sweep of the discipline's founders. Lopreato and Crippen argue that the most disabling flaw is the failure to discover even a single general law or principle necessary to systematically organize empirical observations, guide inquiry by suggesting falsifiable hypotheses, and form the core of a genuinely cumulative body of knowledge. Crisis in Sociology invites sociologists to consider that participation in the "new social science," exemplified by thriving new fields such as evolutionary psychology, may help to build a vigorous, scientific sociology.

Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

Author: Viviene E. Cree
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136936645
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Fully revised and updated throughout, this second edition examines sociology in relation to key areas of social work and probation practice, and includes two new chapters. It provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places them firmly into the context of actual social work practice.

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412916089
Category: Social Science
Page: 1344
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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century

Author: Barbara Schneider
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319766945
Category: Social Science
Page: 597
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This handbook unifies access and opportunity, two key concepts of sociology of education, throughout its 25 chapters. It explores today’s populations rarely noticed, such as undocumented students, first generation college students, and LGBTQs; and emphasizing the intersectionality of gender, race, ethnicity and social class. Sociologists often center their work on the sources and consequences of inequality. This handbook, while reviewing many of these explanations, takes a different approach, concentrating instead on what needs to be accomplished to reduce inequality. A special section is devoted to new methodological work for studying social systems, including network analyses and school and teacher effects. Additionally, the book explores the changing landscape of higher education institutions, their respective populations, and how labor market opportunities are enhanced or impeded by differing postsecondary education pathways. Written by leading sociologists and rising stars in the field, each of the chapters is embedded in theory, but contemporary and futuristic in its implications. This Handbook serves as a blueprint for identifying new work for sociologists of education and other scholars and policymakers trying to understand many of the problems of inequality in education and what is needed to address them.

Sport Matters

Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation
Author: Eric Dunning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134870132
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as the history of sport, the development of ideas of 'fair play', sport and the emotions, the professionalization of sport, race-relations and sport and sport and gender. Unique in its cross-cultural analysis, it uses examples from around the globe, including sports spectator violence in North America, the growth of international soccer and the role of sport in the European identity.

Soziologische Phantasie

Author: C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365810015X
Category: Social Science
Page: 325
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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.

Mathematical Ideas and Sociological Theory

Current State and Prospects
Author: Thomas J. Fararo
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780677166353
Page: 185
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First Published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Essentials of Sociology

A Down-to-earth Approach
Author: James M. Henslin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205316908
Category: Social Science
Page: 475
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This book places sociological questions about culture, race, and everyday life into a perspective for readers to understand.

North East India

A Sociological Study
Author: S. M. Dubey
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
Category: India, Northeastern
Page: 426
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Sociology of families

Author: David M. Newman,Shelley Kowalski,Jill Grigsby
Publisher: Pine Forge Pr
ISBN: 9780761985143
Category: Social Science
Page: 540
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"Two features I like very much about this book is the integration of gender throughout and the frequent references to other societies and cultures." Becky Glass, State University of New York, Geneseo "A specific strength of Sociology of Families compared to others is that it does cover the really interesting subjects of family privacy, family rights and obligations, and family definitions. This is a great contribution." Laura Sanchez, Tulane University "I think there is a genuine need for a text like this and everyone I know who teaches a basic undergraduate family class says that they need a text like this. It's organized around current issues and changes in the family; it's 'reader friendly', grabbing students' interests; it makes connections between a sociological study of the family and the students' experiences; and it emphasizes 'diversity' - race, class, gender, and sexual orientation." Judith Barker, Ithaca College "Never before have I seen a Family text that has offered such a unique and well-rounded view of the complexities of the family." Kristin Bates, California State University, San Marcos "I like Newman's consistent attempt to connect personal troubles with social issues, a wonderful way to make social science come alive for undergraduates." Dana Vannoy, University of Cincinnati

Sociological Studies of Children

Author: Anne-Marie Ambert,Nancy Mandell
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781559389006
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
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The volumes in this series illustrate how social organization and private, emotional experience are different phases of the social process. They show the steps by which emotional experience is shaped by social structural, macro-level processes and how these processes are changed by experience.


Understanding a Diverse Society
Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard Francis Taylor
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534566647
Category: Cultural pluralism
Page: 660
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In this theoretically balanced new book, two nationally renowned scholars combine impeccable research, current and classical theory, and vivid prose to involve readers in new ways to view and understand our society. The book's broad treatment of diversity is unequalled in any introductory sociology book.


The Essentials
Author: N.A
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
Page: 483
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Andersen & Taylor is a theoretically balanced, mainstream, brief text characterized by its emphasis on diversity. In every chapter, students explore research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to the topics covered. This text provides a solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology while maintaining an accessible style, appealing to the ever-changing student population, and inviting students to view the world through a sociological lens. This highly integrated, research-oriented, contemporary example approach combined with its depth of coverage in a brief-text format accounts for its wide appeal to professors and students alike.