The Sociology of Development Handbook

Author: Gregory Hooks
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520277783
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This handbook brings together essays by leading contributors to development sociology by addressing intellectual challenges: internal and international migration, transformation of political regimes, globalization, changes in household and family formations, gender dynamics, technological change, population and economic growth, environmental sustainability, peace and war, and the production and reproduction of social and economic inequality. The Sociology of Development Handbook includes essays that reflect the range of debates in development sociology and in the interdisciplinary study and practice of development"--Provided by publisher.

The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107125896
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Whether a student, an instructor, a researcher, or just someone interested in understanding the roots of sociology and our social world, The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology, Volume 1 is for you. This first volume of the Handbook focuses on core areas of sociology, such as theory, methods, culture, socialization, social structure, inequality, diversity, social institutions, social problems, deviant behavior, locality, geography, the environment, and social change. It also explains how sociology developed in different parts of the world, providing readers with a perspective on how sociology became the global discipline it is today. Each essay includes a discussion of how the respective subfield contributes to the overall discipline and to society. Written by some of the most respected scholars, teachers, and public sociologists in the world, the essays are highly readable and authoritative.

Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Author: Maureen T. Hallinan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387364242
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This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.

The Palgrave Handbook of the Sociology of Work in Europe

Author: Paul Stewart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319932063
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This book explores the key conceptual features of the development of the Sociology of Work (SoW) in Europe since 1945, using eleven country case studies. An original contribution to our understanding of the trajectory of the SoW, the chapters map the current state of the theoretical background of the sub-discipline's development to broader socio-political and economic changes, traced across a heterogeneous set of national contexts. Different definitions of the SoW in each country often reflect variations in the focus of analysis, and these chapters link the subject definition and focus to other social science disciplines, the state, as well as social class interests and ideologies. The book contends that the ways in which the sub-discipline makes sense of changes in work is itself a response to the type of society in which the sub-discipline is practiced, whether in the post-war social democratic West, the Soviet East, or today's societies, dominated by variant forms of neo-liberalism. It will be of use to scholars and students interested in the transnational history of the discipline of sociology, with a specific focus on the nexus between the sociology of labour, ideology, economics and politics.

The Palgrave Handbook of Sociology in Britain

Author: J. Holmwood
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137318864
Format: PDF
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Leading sociologists outline the historical development of the discipline in Britain and document its continuing influence in this essential and comprehensive reference work. Spanning the Scottish enlightenment of the 18th century to the present day this Handbook maps the discipline and the British contribution.

Handbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of Education

Author: John G. Richardson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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The first of its kind, this handbook synthesizes major advances in the sociology of education over the past several decades. It incorporates both a systematic review of significant theoretical and empirical work and challenging original contributions by distinguished American, English, and French sociologists. In his introduction, John G. Richardson traces the development of the sociology of education and reviews the important classical European works in which this discipline is grounded. Each chapter, devoted to a major topic in the field, provides both a review of the literature and an exposition of an original thesis. The inclusion of subjects outside traditional sociological concern--such as the historical foundations of education and the sociology of special education--gives an interdisciplinary scope that enhances the volume's usefulness.

Handbook Of The Sociology Of Youth In Brics Countries

Author: Dwyer Tom
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813148403
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Youth are, by definition, the future. This book brings initial analyses to bear on youth in the five BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which are home to nearly half of the world's youth. Very little is known about these youth outside of their own countries since the mainstream views on "youth" and "youth culture" are derived from the available literature on youth in the industrialized West, which is home to a small part of the world's youth. This book aims to help fill in this gap. The handbook examines the state of youth, their past, present and permits the development of insights about future. The BRICS countries have all engaged in development processes and some remarkable improvements in young people's lives over recent decades are documented. However, the chapters also show that these gains can be undermined by instabilities, poor decisions and external factors in those countries. Periods of economic growth, political progress, cultural opening up and subsequent reversals rearticulate differently in each society. The future of youth is sharply impacted by recent transformations of economic, political and social realities. As new opportunities emerge and the influence of tradition on youth's lifestyles weakens and as their norms and values change, the youth enter into conflict with dominant expectations and power structures. The topics covered in the book include politics, education, health, employment, leisure, Internet, identities, inequalities and demographics. The chapters provide original insights into the development of the BRICS countries, and place the varied mechanisms of youth development in context. This handbook serves as a reference to those who are interested in having a better understanding of today's youth. Readers will become acquainted with many issues that are faced today by young people and understand that through fertile dialogues and cooperation, youth can play a role in shaping the future of the world. Contents: History of Concepts and Theoretical and Methodological Assumptions into Research on Youth: Knowledge about Youth in Brazil and the Challenges in Consolidating This Field of Study (Marilia Pontes Sposito)Historical, Theoretical and Methodological Background for Youth Studies in Russia (Mikhail K Gorshkov and Frants E Sheregi)Sociology of Youth: Substantive and Conceptual Issues (N Jayaram)Chinese Youth Studies in a Changing Society (Meng Lei)Review of Historical and Contemporary Concepts and Theoretical Assumptions in Youth Studies of South Africa (Mokong Simon Mapadimeng)Demographic Characteristics of Youth: Youth in Brazil: Concepts, Issues and Socio-Demographic Characteristics (Celi Scalon and Lygia Costa)Demographics of Youth in Russia (Sergei V Zakharov and Ekaterina S Mitrofanova)Indian Youth Population: Socio-Demographic Characteristics (Vinod Chandra)Demographic Characteristics of Chinese Youth (Zhang Yi and Tian Feng)The Demographic Profile of Youth in South Africa: Past, Present and Future (Martin E Palamuleni)Identity and Generation: Youth Generations and Processes of Identity Formation in Brazil (Wivian Weller and Lucélia de Moraes Braga Bassalo)Russian Youth: Specifics of Identities and Values (Svetlana V Mareeva)Contemporary Youth: Change of Referent, Loss of Identity (Ashok Kaul and Chittaranjan Das Adhikary)Youth Culture and Social Ecology: State, Market, Technology, and Grassroots Participation (Meng Lei)South African Youth Identity and Generation (Jayanathan Govender)Consumption and Leisure: Young

Handbook of the Life Course

Author: Michael J. Shanahan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319208802
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Building on the success of the 2003 Handbook of the Life Course, this second volume identifies future directions for life course research and policy. The introductory essay and the chapters that make up the five sections of this book, show consensus on strategic “next steps” in life course studies. These next steps are explored in detail in each section: Section I, on life course theory, provides fresh perspectives on well-established topics, including cohorts, life stages, and legal and regulatory contexts. It challenges life course scholars to move beyond common individualistic paradigms. Section II highlights changes in major institutional and organizational contexts of the life course. It draws on conceptual advances and recent empirical findings to identify promising avenues for research that illuminate the interplay between structure and agency. It examines trends in family, school, and workplace, as well as contexts that deserve heightened attention, including the military, the criminal justice system, and natural and man-made disaster. The remaining three sections consider advances and suggest strategic opportunities in the study of health and development throughout the life course. They explore methodological innovations, including qualitative and three-generational longitudinal research designs, causal analysis, growth curves, and the study of place. Finally, they show ways to build bridges between life course research and public policy.

The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology

Author: Peter Hedström
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191615234
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Analytical sociology is a strategy for understanding the social world. It is concerned with explaining important social facts such as network structures, patterns of residential segregation, typical beliefs, cultural tastes, and common ways of acting. It explains such facts by detailing in clear and precise ways the mechanisms through which the social facts were brought about. Making sense of the relationship between micro and macro thus is one of the central concerns of analytical sociology. The approach is a contemporary incarnation of Robert K. Merton's notion of middle-range theory and presents a vision of sociological theory as a tool-box of semi-general theories each of which is adequate for explaining certain types of phenomena. The Handbook brings together some of the most prominent sociologists in the world. Some of the chapters focus on action and interaction as the cogs and wheels of social processes, while others consider the dynamic social processes that these actions and interactions bring about.

Handbook of Neurosociology

Author: David D. Franks
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400744730
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Until recently, a handbook on neurosociology would have been viewed with skepticism by sociologists, who have long been protective of their disciplinary domain against perceived encroachment by biology. But a number of developments in the last decade or so have made sociologists more receptive to biological factors in sociology and social psychology. Much of this has been encouraged by the coeditors of this volume, David Franks and Jonathan Turner. This new interest has been increased by the explosion of research in neuroscience on brain functioning and brain-environment interaction (via new MRI technologies), with implications for social and psychological functioning. This handbook emphasizes the integration of perspectives within sociology as well as between fields in social neuroscience. For example, Franks represents a social constructionist position following from G.H. Mead’s voluntaristic theory of the act while Turner is more social structural and positivistic. Furthermore, this handbook not only contains contributions from sociologists, but leading figures from the psychological perspective of social neuroscience.