Professions And Metaphors

Author: Andreas Liljegren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317371984
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Professions and Metaphors: Understanding Professions in Society explores the way that two traditions have contributed to our understanding of both theory and society over recent decades. In the first tradition, the growing literature on metaphors has helped to guide thinking, providing insights into such phenomena as the study of organizations. In the second, there has been an increased interest in professions, from lawyers and university academics to doctors and social workers. This edited collection brings together these two traditions for the first time, providing a unique and systematic overview, at macro and micro level, of the use of metaphors in the sociology of professions. A range of professional fields are explored, from law and medicine to social work and teaching, showing how metaphors can enhance our understanding of the operation of professional groups. By demonstrating how metaphors can add to our understanding of professions in society, as well as in professional practice, this ground-breaking book makes an invaluable contribution to advanced students and researchers in fields such as the sociology of professions and work and organization – as well as informing professionals and policy makers themselves.

Stress And Anxiety

Author: Petra Buchwald
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832528865
Size: 63.75 MB
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The book focuses on stress in the context of education and health. The first part is concerned with stress in educational settings including stress, anxiety, and coping of preschoolers, primary school children, college students adolescents and teachers. The second part deals with stress and its effects on health, e.g. while coping with a distaster, with chronic pain or myocardial infarction.

International Handbook Of Violence Research

Author: Wilhelm Heitmeyer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402039805
Size: 42.78 MB
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The International Handbook of Violence Research: *brings together 62 articles written by famous authors from ten different countries; *describes the long term development of relevant research and addresses current tendencies; *pays special attention to sociological research, i.e. to violence as a social phenomenon; *deals with various socio-structural relations and their impact on violence, socialization and the learning of violence, experiences of violence and violent activities, results of victimology, violence in the public space, and the use of violence by political groups or by state institutions; *covers the whole dynamic process of violent activities: discourses, justifications, and interpretations of violence; *provides analyses based on socio-psychological, historical, political and legal research or with a background in socio-biology or cultural studies; *paints a complex picture that displays an area of complicated research on questions of order, destruction and power.

Making Sense Of Illness

Author: Robert A. Aronowitz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521558259
Size: 42.24 MB
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In Making Sense of Illness Robert Aronowitz offers historical essays about how diseases change their meaning. Each of the diseases or etiologic hypotheses in this book has had a controversial and contested history: psychosomatic views of ulcerative colitis, twentieth century chronic fatigue syndromes, Lyme disease, angina pectoris, risk factors for coronary heart disease, and the type A hypothesis. By juxtaposing the history of the different diseases, the author shows how values and interests have determined research programs, public health activities, clinical decisions, and the patient's experience of illness.

Disparate Ladders

Author: Arnold Heidenheimer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351292021
Size: 32.61 MB
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This study breaks new ground in examining how political factors helped lead three countries with highly regarded education systems to evolve quite different structures and processes in their secondary and higher education sectors. Their educational "ladders" are disparate because the techniques and timing for selecting students for further educational opportunities vary both among the three nations, and within the German and Swiss federal systems. The comparative analysis seeks to place the Japanese trajectory with reference to European developments, and to account for some of its unique aspects. Building on an extensive record of publication on comparative education policies and welfare state development, Heidenheimer places special emphasis on exploring the network of relationships between the various levels of the educational system and tiers of government.Following a strategy of integrated comparative analysis, the various national school and university types are directly compared as to their permeability, nature of administrative supervision, curricula, and examination practices. Contrasting the ways in which political parties and bureaucracies have made and adapted policies helps clarify how and why specific innovations became political issues, at the national and regional levels. Through close contextual case analysis, the study probes why, despite great differences hi political institutions, some secondary school policies became especially embattled in all three countries.Heidenheimer explains why the German Lander have maintained a monopoly in the university sector, whereas in both "centralized" Japan and "decentralized" Switzerland national governments operate and finance key parts of the university sector. Also analyzed is the impact of post-unification developments on East German university expansion. Whereas many Swiss schools have no principal, German courts have ruled that principals have tenure in their jobs. This comparative treatment by a political scientist complements studies of education by sociologists and economists analyzing how differences in political institutions have helped shape some distinctive policy emphases. Based on original research and a broad command of the literature, Disparate Ladders will appeal to school administrators, educators, political scientists, social historians, sociologists, and multiculturalists.

A Pictorial History Of Psychology

Author: Wolfgang G. Bringmann
Publisher: Edition Q
ISBN: 9780867152920
Size: 55.33 MB
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With more than 100 chapters by eminent contributors around the world, this book brings to life the key figures, ideas, and movements that have shaped psychology from ancient times to the present. Nearly 700 photographs and illustrations, some published here for the first time, give the book a strong visual emphasis to complement its expert writing. The reader will learn the surprising connections between psychology and a variety of other disciplines.

Methods Theories And Empirical Applications In The Social Sciences

Author: Samuel Salzborn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3531188984
Size: 31.75 MB
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The volume addresses major features in empirical social research from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Prominent researchers discuss central problems in empirical social research in a theory-driven way from political science, sociological or social-psychological points of view. These contributions focus on a renewed discussion of foundations together with innovative and open research questions or interdisciplinary research perspectives.

Thriving Surviving Or Going Under

Author: Erica Frydenberg
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781593111953
Size: 65.40 MB
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This is a great introduction to coping with the stress of the educational workplace. Editor from the University of Melbourne.