Archive For The “Sociology” Category
By C. G. Jung
Illustrated all through with revealing pictures, this can be the 1st and simply paintings during which the world-famous Swiss psychologist explains to the layperson his vastly influential concept of symbolism as printed in goals.
By Liza Featherstone
On tv, Wal-Mart staff are smiling girls overjoyed with their jobs. yet truth is one other tale. In 2000, Betty Dukes, a fifty-two-year-old black lady in Pittsburg, California, grew to become the lead plaintiff in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, a category motion, representing 1.6 million ladies. In her explosive research of this ancient lawsuit, journalist Liza Featherstone unearths how Wal-Mart, a self-styled "family-oriented," Christian corporation: Deprives girls (but now not males) of the educational they should boost. Relegates girls to lower-paying jobs like promoting child outfits, booking the extra profitable positions for males. Inflicts punitive demotions on staff who item to discrimination. Exploits Asian ladies in its sweatshops in Saipan, a U.S. commonwealth. Featherstone is going directly to exhibit the inventive suggestions that Wal-Mart employees round the state have chanced on, like struggling with for unions, living-wage ordinances, and childcare suggestions. Selling ladies Short combines the non-public tales of those staff with marvelous investigative journalism to teach why ladies who paintings those low-wage jobs have become a uncooked deal, and what they're doing approximately it. a brand new preface to the paperback version will think about Wal-Mart's reaction to this lawsuit and its critics-including this one.
By Alice E. Marwick
Social media applied sciences equivalent to YouTube, Twitter, and fb promised a brand new participatory on-line tradition. but, expertise insider Alice Marwick contends during this insightful publication, "Web 2.0" purely inspired a preoccupation with prestige and a spotlight. Her unique research—which comprises conversations with marketers, web celebrities, and Silicon Valley journalists—explores the tradition and beliefs of San Francisco's tech neighborhood within the interval among the dot com growth and the App shop, whilst the town was once the world's heart of social media development.
Marwick argues that early innovative targets have didn't materialize: whereas many proceed to view social media as democratic, those applied sciences as an alternative flip clients into dealers and self-promoters, and depart expertise businesses poised to violate privateness and to prioritize earnings over participation. Marwick analyzes status-building techniques—such as self-branding, micro-celebrity, and life-streaming—to express that net 2.0 didn't supply a cultural revolution, yet purely furthered inequality and strengthened conventional social stratification, demarcated by means of race, category, and gender.
By Robert Benjamin Bailey
My preliminary curiosity in sociology stemmed from the will to determine particular social switch in definite parts of my local country. My relatively naive assumption at the moment was once that if in actual fact identified approximately social phenomena and offered to rational and trained individuals, public opinion will result in the fascinating social swap. that's, i presumed a few computerized linkage among fact, rationality and social development. definitely a number of the so-called "pioneers" of sociology additionally assumed this automated linkage. hence, the chance to review in Europe, at the soil of a few of those "pioneers" heightened my curiosity and wish to examine extra concerning the courting among sociology and social development. After residing and learning numerous years in quite a few components of Western Europe - England, Germany, France, Holland - one unearths that eu sociology has remained very heavily associ ated with social philosophy and background, has usually been resisted by means of the schools, and isn't as empirical as American sociology. the ecu sociologist, nonetheless relatively aware of the error of the early fathers - Comte, Spencer, Marx, between others - is very wary pertaining to difficulties of social development and social motion. he's conscious that his technology continues to be younger and sus pect. he's additionally much less convinced than his predecessors in regards to the specific function of sociology.
By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism with no Racists records how underneath our modern dialog approximately race lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, words, and tales that whites use to account for—and eventually justify—racial inequalities. This provocative booklet explodes the assumption that the USA is now a color-blind society.
The fourth variation provides a bankruptcy on what Bonilla-Silva calls “the new racism,” which supplies the basic beginning to discover problems with race and ethnicity in additional intensity. This version additionally updates Bonilla-Silva's evaluate of race in the USA after President Barack Obama's re-election. Obama's presidency, Bonilla-Silva argues, doesn't symbolize a sea swap in race family, yet fairly embodies hectic racial tendencies of the past.
“As the ‘color-blind,’ ‘post-racial’ consensus hardens, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva continues to be one of many few voices brave adequate to inform the unpalatable fact: black guy within the White residence doesn't make the us any much less a home divided. . . this fourth variation of Bonilla-Silva’s now-classic Racism with out Racists records in remorseless (and usually hilarious) element the white evasions that allow white denial of the truth of ongoing illicit structural racial advantage.” —Charles W. turbines, Northwestern college
By Dorothy Mary Emmet, Alasdair MacIntyre
By Jana Chudaske
Mangelnde Kompetenz in der Unterrichtssprache stellt einen zentralen Faktor für die Entstehung von Bildungsbenachteiligung dar. In den bislang verfügbaren Untersuchungen wurde die sprachliche Kompetenz nur selten mit standardisierten Testverfahren gemessen. Jana Chudaske analysiert den Zusammenhang von testbasiert erhobenen unterrichtssprachlichen Fähigkeiten und zentralen schulfachlichen Leistungen im Grundschulalter. Ursachen und Konsequenzen dieser auch bildungspolitisch aktuellen Thematik werden im interdisziplinären Bereich von Schulleistungsforschung und sprachbezogener Entwicklungspsychologie diskutiert.
By David B. Brinkerhoff, Lynn K. White, Suzanne T. Ortega, Rose Weitz
Decide up the sociology textbook that is helping you examine, is straightforward to learn, and has the research aids equipped correct in. necessities OF SOCIOLOGY takes real-world situations and indicates you the way to take advantage of sociology to research them. And with its up-to-date foreign concentration, you'll know about different cultures whereas learning your individual in addition. necessities OF SOCIOLOGY is extra concise and with extra examples than ever earlier than, making type time extra enjoyable and try time much less tense.
By Kate Cregan
`Through a provocative research, this e-book contextualizes, explicates and significantly analyses the paintings of these key theorists and texts which were so much influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. Upon this origin, the writer builds her personal precise theoretical Framework in the direction of the research of embodiment. this can be a worthy addition to the sector of physique reviews' - Chris Shilling, college of Portsmouth during the last two decades, the social sciences have witnessed a outstanding inter-disciplinary surge of curiosity within the physique. The latter is now famous as a middle inspiration and is the topic of in depth research at undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. yet how do we map this paintings? What are the contributions and alterations of many of the ways? This lucid and authoritative textual content: " presents a severe review of the paintings of Elias, Aries, Foucault, Bourdieu, Mary Douglas, Kristeva, Butler, Haraway and Bordo; " courses the reader in the course of the inter-disciplinary impression of those rules; " supplies a transparent and compelling research of the importance of the `turn' in the direction of the physique; " is helping to appreciate the complicated method within which embodiment is shaped throughout diversified social formations. truly geared up and powerfully expressed the booklet presents the simplest to be had consultant to the `turn to the physique' within the social sciences.
By James Boyd White
"White has given us not only a singular solution to the normal jurisprudential questions, but additionally a brand new method of examining and comparing judicial evaluations, and therefore a brand new appreciation of the freedom which they proceed to protect."—Robin West, Times Literary Supplement
"James Boyd White will be nominated for a seat at the splendid courtroom, completely at the power of this booklet. . . . Justice as Translation is a crucial paintings of philosophy, but it's written in a lucid, pleasant kind that calls for no history in philosophy. it is going to rework how you take into consideration law."—Henry Cohen, Federal Bar information & Journal
"White calls us to upward thrust above the customarily deadening and dreary language within which we're taught to put in writing professionally. . . . it's demanding to visualize equaling the readability of eloquence of White's problem. The it sounds as if easy grace of his prose conveys advanced strategies with misleading simplicity."—Elizabeth Mertz, Yale magazine of legislation and the Humanities
"Justice as Translation, like White's prior paintings, presents a fresh reminder that the arts, regardless of the pummelling they've got lately persevered, might be humane."—Kenneth L. Karst, Michigan legislation Review