Social Decentering

Author: Mark Redmond
Publisher: de Gruyter Oldenbourg
ISBN: 9783110515657
Size: 59.10 MB
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The textbook presents an innovative approach to the process by which humans take into consideration the thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and dispositions of other people. The interest in other-oriented processes encompassed by social decentering theory are cross-disciplinary and of particular relevance to those who study communication, interpersonal relationships, social cognition, and social psychology.

The Search For Political Community

Author: Paul Lichterman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521483438
Size: 22.48 MB
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Study of environmental groups assessing different cultures of political commitment in post-traditional society.

The Meanings Of Social Life

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195306406
Size: 56.87 MB
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Presents an approach to how culture works in societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the Holocaust, this work shows how these unseen cultural structures translate into concrete actions and institutions.

With Service In Mind

Author: Robert G. Bringle
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1563770105
Size: 70.64 MB
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This book begins with six articles that address how psychological theory, research, and practice bear on collaborating with communities, interpreting changes in students, and using psychological techniques to understand and act on social problems. The remaining articles demonstrate how service-learning can be effectively integrated into a variety of psychology courses so that student learning is enhanced in breadth and depth. Woven through all of the chapters are the five values that Prilleltensky (1997) identifies as most salient for how psychologists can foster the good life: compassion, self-determination, human diversity, collaboration and democratic participation, and distributive justice. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)

Turning Back

Author: Stephen Steinberg
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Size: 59.17 MB
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In a critical assessment of the views of sociologists and public policy-makers on race and racism, the author argues that intellectuals have tried to formulate theories that cover up the roots of racism and social inequality.

Environmental Sociology

Author: Matthias Groß
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048187303
Size: 57.27 MB
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Despite being a relatively young sub-discipline, European environmental sociology has changed considerably in the last decades towards more interdisciplinary collaborations and problem solving. Current trends such as global environmental modernization and processes of economic, political and socio-cultural globalization, fuelled by developments of transport, environmental flows, scientific uncertainty, and information technologies, have fostered new conceptual approaches that move beyond classical sociological mind-sets toward broader attempts to connect to other disciplines.

Debating Humanity

Author: Daniel Chernilo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107129338
Size: 78.93 MB
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Debating Humanity explores sociological and philosophical efforts to delineate key features of humanity that identify us as members of the human species. After challenging the normative contradictions of contemporary posthumanism, this book goes back to the foundational debate on humanism between Jean-Paul Sartre and Martin Heidegger in the 1940s and then re-assesses the implicit and explicit anthropological arguments put forward by seven leading postwar theorists: self-transcendence (Hannah Arendt), adaptation (Talcott Parsons), responsibility (Hans Jonas), language (Jrgen Habermas), strong evaluations (Charles Taylor), reflexivity (Margaret Archer) and reproduction of life (Luc Boltanski). Genuinely interdisciplinary and boldly argued, Daniel Chernilo has crafted a novel philosophical sociology that defends a universalistic principle of humanity as vital to any adequate understanding of social life.

Social Theory Of Fear

Author: Geoffrey R. Skoll
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230103499
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Fear has long served elites. They rely on fear to keep and expand their privileges and control the masses. In the current crisis of the capitalist world system, elites in the United States, along with other central countries, promote fear of crime and terrorism. They shaped these fears so that people looked to authorities for security, which permitted extension of apparatuses of coercion like police and military forces. In the face of growing oppression, rebellion against elite hegemony remains possible. This book offers an analysis of the crisis and strategies for rebellion. This ebook is participating in an experiment and is available Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) licence. Users are free to disseminate and reuse the ebook. The licence does not however permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. To view a copy of this license visit For more information about the experiment visit our FAQs

Language Culture And Society

Author: Christine Jourdan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139452517
Size: 11.29 MB
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Language, our primary tool of thought and perception, is at the heart of who we are as individuals. Languages are constantly changing, sometimes into entirely new varieties of speech, leading to subtle differences in how we present ourselves to others. This revealing account brings together eleven leading specialists from the fields of linguistics, anthropology, philosophy and psychology, to explore the fascinating relationship between language, culture, and social interaction. A range of major questions are discussed: How does language influence our perception of the world? How do new languages emerge? How do children learn to use language appropriately? What factors determine language choice in bi- and multilingual communities? How far does language contribute to the formation of our personalities? And finally, in what ways does language make us human? Language, Culture and Society will be essential reading for all those interested in language and its crucial role in our social lives.