Download Einführung in die Amerikanistik/American Studies by Udo J. Hebel PDF

By Udo J. Hebel

Amerika in allen Facetten. Von den Pilgrim Fathers bis zu determined Housewives, von kolonialen Reiseberichten bis zur 9/11-Literatur: Die Einführung gibt einen umfassenden und systematischen Überblick über das Studium der Amerikanistik/American stories als interdisziplinäre Kulturwissenschaft. Kultur- und Literaturgeschichte, Sprachen und faith werden ebenso vorgestellt wie das politische process der united states und die geografischen, regionalen und demografischen Gegebenheiten. Mit Abbildungen, Tabellen, Zeittafeln, Bibliografien.

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Download The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays (Key Issues by Bryan S. Turner, Simon Susen PDF

By Bryan S. Turner, Simon Susen

Those severe essays compile sought after students within the social sciences to think about the various nature of the legacy of Pierre Bourdieu in modern social thought. In delivering a variety of views at the carrying on with relevance of Bourdieu’s sociology, the essays of this quantity research Bourdieu’s courting to either classical and modern social concept. This assortment constructs an highbrow bridge among French-speaking and English-speaking debts of Bourdieu’s work.

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Download Cultures of nature: an essay on the production of nature by Lawrence Hazelrigg PDF

By Lawrence Hazelrigg

"Philosophically not easy. . . . Hazelrigg's thesis turns out to trap all people short."--Steve Fuller, govt editor, Social Epistemology

"A caliber piece of labor; the vital complex is obviously articulated and critical; the theoretical analyses are subtle and sophisticated; and the narrative is definitely crafted. . . . the point of interest of this paintings is on the center of middle matters now being mentioned by means of a lot better circles of interdisciplinary social theorists and cultural reviews scholars."--Robert Antonio, collage of Kansas

Lawrence Hazelrigg's thesis, argued during this concluding paintings of his trilogy, is that "nature, less than any description whatever, is carefully a humanly made existence."  Nature is a cultural construction, he says, and any contrast among nature and tradition is drawn from the kinfolk of energy that represent a selected culture.  
 In this leading edge imaginative and prescient of the very starting place of social idea, he units out many of the phrases and relationships of the nature-culture polarity and provides a map of the "circuits and relays" that exist among "that which counts as wisdom and that which counts as power."  He extends the mapping to problems with philosophical anthropology and the "production" of human nature (and the Marxian roots of this construction) after which examines 3 events within which the circuits and relays function in ecu and Euroamerican cultures:  the sixteenth-century invention of tradition; sleek innovations of primitiveness; and "a lengthy series of practices of sexing nature's body."

 In end, he addresses the query of an ecologism that starts off to glimpse the artificiality of nature (the new "crisis of nature") and which needs to paintings anew to appreciate what counts as knowledge.

 This paintings should be an incredible resource for college kids within the becoming zone of sociology of tradition in addition to for students in philosophy, social and political idea, ethnography, and feminism and others attracted to the social building of nature and the politics of environmentalism.

Lawrence Hazelrigg is professor of sociology at Florida kingdom University.  he's the writer of A barren region of Mirrors and Claims of Knowledge (both UPF, 1989), the 1st books of this trilogy, and of Class, clash, and Mobility and felony inside of Society.

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Download Social Indicators of Well-Being: Americans’ Perceptions of by Frank M. Andrews PDF

By Frank M. Andrews

This is a learn approximately perceptions of healthiness. Its function is to enquire how those perceptions are prepared within the minds of other teams of yankee adults, to discover legitimate and effective methods of measuring those percep­ tions, to indicate methods those size equipment may be carried out to yield a sequence of social symptoms, and to supply a few preliminary readings on those signs; i.e., a few information regarding the degrees of wellbeing and fitness perceived through american citizens. The findings are in accordance with info from greater than 5 thousand americans and contain effects from 4 separate consultant samplings of the yankee inhabitants. one of many methods our study is rare is that it features a significant methodological part. normal surveys contain a modest attempt at instru­ ment improvement, the applying of the software to a bunch of respondents, and an research of the ensuing facts that almost always describes the folks studied. Our paintings, besides the fact that, used to be carried out in a sequence of sequential cycles, every one of which consisted of conceptual improvement, tool layout, facts assortment, research, and interpretation. principles and findings generated in earlier cycles affected the layout of next cycles.

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Download Zukunftsillusionen: Kritik der Trendforschung by Holger Rust PDF

By Holger Rust

Holger Rust gilt als der pointierteste und wirkungsvollste Kritiker der feuilletonistischen „Trend- und Zukunftsforschung“. In seiner aktuellen services zu den jüngsten Angeboten der Branche unterzieht er die Methoden und Befunde der vielfältigen development- und Zukunftsagenturen aus wissenschaftlicher wie aus wirtschaftspraktischer Perspektive einer profunden examine. Er kommt dabei zum Ergebnis, dass die meist vollmundigen Versprechungen weder methodologisch noch inhaltlich fundiert sind. In einer dezidierten examine diagnostiziert er vor allem im Hinblick auf die Anwendbarkeit der pattern- und Zukunftsdiagnosen rhetorisch aufgeputzte Trivialität und strategischen Opportunismus.
Die so genannten „Megatrends“ sind, wie der Autor nachweist, durch die Analysen öffentlicher und wissenschaftlicher Forschungsinstitutionen sattsam bekannt und stehen jedem Interessenten zur freien Verfügung. Die gängige development- und Zukunftsforschung erweist sich vor diesem Hintergrund inhaltlich und methodologisch als teurer und, wie die Analysen zeigen, nicht selten irreführender Umweg. Der Autor zeigt klare Alternativen und belegt die Stärke einer pragmatischen Soziologie für die wissenschaftliche wie die wirtschaftliche Praxis gleichermaßen.

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Download Physics, Nature and Society: A Guide to Order and Complexity by Joaquín Marro PDF

By Joaquín Marro

This wide-ranging and obtainable publication serves as a desirable advisor to the thoughts and ideas that aid us comprehend the bounds among physics, at the one hand, and sociology, economics, and biology at the different. From cooperation and criticality to flock dynamics and fractals, the writer addresses the various subject matters belonging to the huge topic of complexity. He chooses first-class examples (requiring no past mathematical wisdom) to light up those rules and their implications. The full of life variety and transparent description of the appropriate types will attraction either to newbies and people with an present wisdom of the sphere.

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Download Access to Justice: 12 (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance) by Rebecca Sanderfur PDF

By Rebecca Sanderfur

World wide, entry to justice enjoys an brisk and passionate resurgence as an item either one of scholarly inquiry and political contest, as either a social circulate and a cost dedication motivating examine and motion. This paintings evidences a deeper engagement with social thought than earlier generations of scholarship.

Around the realm this present day, entry to justice enjoys an lively and passionate resurgence as an item either one of scholarly inquiry and political contest, as either a social circulation and a price dedication motivating research and motion. This quantity brings jointly state of the art paintings from practitioners and students in legislations, political technology, social psychology, sociology, and sociolinguistics. This paintings displays a excessive measure of class in empirical research, and, as importantly, evidences a deeper engagement with social concept than earlier generations of scholarship. reliable figuring out is effective either for its personal sake and since it's necessary to sturdy coverage. The richer conceptual frameworks hired through those students create extra subtle study questions that during flip tell a extra nuanced coverage time table. This research-on rights wisdom and police method, race and jury deliberation, tort reform and entry to legal professionals, self-interest and public carrier, usual people's event with daily troubles–reveals new discoveries approximately legislations and social approach and gives starting place for a deeper realizing of entry to justice that may tell wiser, more desirable rules.

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Download Handbuch Promotion: Forschung — Förderung — Finanzierung by Ansgar Nünning PDF

By Ansgar Nünning

Alle Fakten zur advertising jetzt systematisch zusammengestellt. Welchen Anforderungen müssen Doktoranden gerecht werden? Auf welche Schlüsselkompetenzen kommt es an? Welche Möglichkeiten der Finanzierung eröffnen sich? Die Experten zum Thema Graduiertenförderung geben ausführliche Antworten. Viele Praxishinweise zu effektivem Projekt- und Zeitmanagement und zu Stichworten wie "Juniorprofessur" und "Druckkostenzuschuss" machen das Handbuch zu einer wertvollen Entscheidungs- und Arbeitsrichtschnur.

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Download Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, PDF

Within the present old second borders have taken on heightened fabric and symbolic value, shaping identities and the social and political panorama. "Borders"—defined largely to incorporate territorial dividing strains in addition to sociocultural boundaries—have develop into more and more salient websites of fight over social belonging and cultural and fabric assets. How do modern activists navigate and problem those borders? What meanings do they ascribe to diverse social, cultural and political barriers, and the way do those meanings form the innovations within which they have interaction? in addition, how do those social events confront inner borders in response to the diversities that emerge inside social switch initiatives?

Border Politics, edited through Nancy A. Naples and Jennifer Bickham Mendez, explores those very important questions via 11 rigorously chosen case stories located in geographic contexts worldwide. by way of conceptualizing struggles over identification, social belonging and exclusion as extensions of border politics, the authors seize the complicated ways that geographic, cultural, and symbolic dividing traces are blurred and transcended, but additionally fortified and redrawn. This quantity significantly areas right-wing and social justice projects within the comparable analytical body to spot styles that span the political spectrum. Border Politics bargains a lens wherein to appreciate borders as websites of numerous struggles, in addition to the recommendations and practices utilized by varied social events in today's globally interconnected international.

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Download The New Transnational Activism by Sydney Tarrow PDF

By Sydney Tarrow

From exertions organizers to immigrant activists, from environmentalists to human rights campaigners, from international justice protesters to Islamic militants, this e-book indicates how usual humans achieve new views, test with new kinds of motion, and occasionally emerge with new identities via their contacts throughout borders. It asks to what volume transnational activism alterations family actors, their sorts of declare making, and their triumphing innovations. Does it easily venture the conflicts and alignments regularly occurring from family politics onto a broader level, or does it create a brand new political area within which family and foreign contentions fuse? And if the latter, how will this improvement impact internationalization and the normal department among family and foreign politics?

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