Mapping the Social Landscape

Readings in Sociology

Author: Susan J. Ferguson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072878998

Category: Social Science

Page: 684

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Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, the 60 selections in this best-selling reader represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology.

Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology

Author: Susan J Ferguson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073528076

Category: Social Science

Page: 732

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Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, the 60 selections in this best-selling reader represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology. In addition to classic works by authors such as Karl Marx, Max Weber, C. Wright Mills, David Rosenhan, Kingsley Davis and Wilbert Moore, this anthology presents a wide range of contemporary scholarship, some of which provides new treatments of traditional concepts. By integrating issues of diversity throughout the book, Ferguson helps students see the inter-relationships of race, social class, and gender, and the ways in which they have shaped the experiences of all people in society.

Mapping the Social Landscape

Author: Susan J. Ferguson,Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781428815995

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Keine Zeit

Wenn die Firma zum Zuhause wird und zu Hause nur Arbeit wartet

Author: Arlie Hochschild

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 9783531144689

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Diese bahnbrechende Studie aus den USA untersucht die Situation berufstätiger Eltern zwischen den Anforderungen einer globalisierten Arbeitswelt und denen des Familienlebens. Es bleibt buchstäblich ,Keine Zeit'. Warum das so ist, zeigt dieses Buch, ein mitreißender und sehr gut lesbarer Bericht über die Praxis eines Unternehmens im Mittleren Westen der USA, geschrieben von der bekannten amerikanischen Soziologin Arlie Russell Hochschild. Mit ihrer Sensibilität, ihrem scharfen Blick und ihrer Gabe für spannende Porträts gibt Hochschild einen Einblick in das Alltagsleben der Arbeitnehmer bei Amerco von den untersten Rängen bis in die Chefetagen und kommt zu einem faszinierenden Schluss: Der Arbeitsplatz ist - für Männer wie Frauen - zum Zuhause geworden und die Familie ist für viele Eltern ein stressiger Arbeitsplatz.

Soziologische Phantasie

Author: C. Wright Mills

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365810015X

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.

Shifting the Center

Understanding Contemporary Families

Author: Susan J. Ferguson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780767416429

Category: Social Science

Page: 670

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Shifting the Center is an anthology that explores the issues and diversity of contemporary families by presenting a balanced coverage of racial and ethnic variation, and integrating a diversity of family arrangements and processes.

Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class

Dimensions of Inequality

Author: Susan J. Ferguson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412991943

Category: Social Science

Page: 754

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This book presents a contemporary and compelling overview of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class issues in the United States today. Taking an intersectional approach, the book is organized topically, rather than focusing on specific race/ethnic subgroups. The content is framed around the themes of identity, experiences of race, class, gender or sexuality, difference, inequality, and social change or personal empowerment, with historical context threaded throughout to give the reader context.

Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

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Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

Bundle: Ferguson: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class, 2e + Healey: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, 7e

Author: Susan J. Ferguson,Joseph F. Healey

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781506327655

Category: Social Science

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We offer these texts bundled together at a discount for your students. Ferguson: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class, 2e An eye-opening exploration of how socials statuses intersect to shape our identities and produce inequalities. In this fully edited and streamlined Second Edition, Susan Ferguson has carefully selected readings that open readers' eyes to the ways that social statuses shape our experiences and impact our life chances. The anthology represents many of the leading voices in the field and reflects the many approaches used by scholars and researchers to understand this important and evolving subject. The anthology is organized around broad topics (Identity, Power and Privilege, Social Institutions, etc.), rather than categories of difference (Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality) to underscore this fundamental insight: race, class, gender, and sexuality do not exist in isolation; they often intersect with one another to produce social inequalities and form the bases of our identities in society. Healey: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, 7e Joseph F. Healey and Eileen O'Brien's Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, Seventh Edition once again uses sociological perspectives to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities with consistency and clarity. Through a vivid writing style and engaging pedagogical features, the authors ensure that readers engage with core concepts in a meaningful way. The text conveys much of the richness and varieties of experience within minority groups, instead of treating them as single, undifferentiated entities. Although it focuses mainly on the minority groups in the United States, it compares group relations in the United States with other societies as well. Please contact your Sales Representative for more information.

Enchanting Asian Social Landscapes

Author: A Mani

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 981079505X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The study of social landscapes already exists as a discipline within the social sciences. Undertaken by sociologists, geographers, urban planners, architects, and historians, it is a developed multidisciplinary field of study. Thus, the basic approaches to the field are well-established and taught at many graduate schools. But teaching this established field with a focus towards developing a new body of Asia Pacific Studies posed a challenge to this author and the students who came to study at APU. After muddling through various experimentations at curriculum design, the course came to a definitive framework of teaching and guiding students to write papers that could incorporate the existing social landscape theoretical perspectives and developing the new Asia Pacific Studies.

A Social Geography of Canada

Author: Guy M. Robinson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550020922

Category: History

Page: 506

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This collection of essays focus on subjects which formed the basis of his life's work -- the changing character of Canadian landscape and society, and the urbanization of that society, including aspects of its historical evolution, its present spacial forms and current social issues.

Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land

Land and Territory in the Austronesian World

Author: Thomas Reuter

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 192094270X

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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This collection of papers is the fifth in a series of volumes on the work of the Comparative Austronesian Project. Reflecting the unique experience of fourteen ethnographers in as many different societies, the papers in this volume explore how people in the Austronesian-speaking societies of the Asia-Pacific have traditionally constructed their relationship to land and specific territories. Focused on the nexus of local and global processes, the volume offers fresh perspectives to current debate in social theory on the conflicting human tendencies of mobility and emplacement.

Branding For Dummies

Author: Bill Chiaravalle,Barbara Findlay Schenck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118958098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Discover how brands are created, managed, differentiated,leveraged, and licensed Whether your business is large or small, global or local, thisnew edition of Branding For Dummies gives you the nuts andbolts to create, improve, and maintain a successful brand. It'llhelp you define your company's mission, the benefits and featuresof your products or services, what your customers and prospectsalready think of your brand, what qualities you want them toassociate with your company, and so much more. Packed with plain-English advice and step-by-step instructions,Branding For Dummies covers assembling a top-notch brandingteam, positioning your brand, handling advertising and promotions,avoiding blunders, and keeping your brand viable, visible, andhealthy. Whether you're looking to develop a logo and tagline,manage and protect your brand, launch a brand marketing plan, fix abroken brand, make customers loyal brand champions—oranything in between—Branding For Dummies makes it fastand easy. Includes tips and cautionary advice on social media and itsimpact on personal and business branding programs Covers balancing personal and business brand development References some of the major brand crises—and how toavoid making the same mistakes Shows brand marketers how to create brands that match theiremployers' objectives while launching their own careers If you're a business leader looking to set your brand up for theultimate success, Branding For Dummies has you covered.

Picturing the Social Landscape

Visual Methods and the Sociological Imagination

Author: Caroline Knowles,Paul Sweetman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134401841

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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We live in a visual culture, and visual evidence is increasingly central to social research. In this collection an international range of experts explain how they have used visual methods in their own research, examine their advantages and limitations, and show how they have been used alongside other research techniques. Contributors explore the following ideas: * self and identity * visualizing domestic space * visualizing urban landscapes * visualizing social change. The collection showcases different methods in different contexts through the examination of a variety of topical issues. Methods covered include photo and video diaries, the use of images produced by respondents, the use of images as prompts in interviews and focus groups, documentary photography, photographic inventory and visual ethnography. The result is an exciting and original collection that will be indispensable for any student, academic or researcher interested in the use of visual methods.

Exploring the Visual Landscape

Advances in Physiognomic Landscape Research in the Netherlands

Author: Steffen Nijhuis,Ron Van Lammeren,Frank van der Hoeven

Publisher: TU Delft

ISBN: 160750832X

Category: Science

Page: 334

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Describes the combination of landscape research and planning, visual perception and Geographic Information Science. This title showcases possible ways of getting a grip on themes like: landscape openness, cluttering of the rural landscape, high-rise buildings in relation to cityscape, historic landscapes and motorway panoramas.

Mapping the Higher Education Landscape

Towards a European Classification of Higher Education

Author: F. van Vught

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 904812249X

Category: Education

Page: 170

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An important contribution to the international discussion on higher education globalization and worldwide rankings of higher education institutions, this volume criticizes the existing one-dimensional and aggregated international ranking models and suggests an interesting and exciting new approach of multi-dimensional mapping of higher education institutions. The text gives readers a window on the unique process of developing a new approach to creating effective transparency in the diversity of higher education systems. It describes the conceptual, practical and methodological frameworks relevant to this new approach, whose development was based on theoretical and empirical literature on diversity in higher education. The authors report on the design methodology and research that were applied to develop the new instrument and also place it in the context of current supranational and national higher education policies. The new system emerged from a top-level EU project to design the first European classification of higher education institutions as a tool for mapping the diversity of the higher education landscape. The editor and chapter authors are all international leaders in the field who took part in the multi-year project. They also explore the potential application of the classification in the contexts of the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education and Research Areas (EHEA and ERA). The book analyzes, too, how the system can be used at the level of individual higher education institutions, where the classification is shown to be a useful instrument for strategic institutional profiling. This volume will be of interest to politicians and policy-makers in higher education at the supranational, national and sub-national levels, and to leaders and managers of higher education institutions and associations. It is also highly relevant to staff members and advisors at different policy levels, to higher education researchers and students, and to all who are interested in the further development of higher education systems and institutions.

Brave New Stepfamilies

Diverse Paths Toward Stepfamily Living

Author: Susan D. Stewart

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483360199

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Brave New Stepfamilies maps the changing landscape of American stepfamilies, taking readers on a tour through the diverse assortment of traditional and not-so-traditional stepfamily forms that have emerged in recent years. Author Susan D. Stewart presents the latest scholarly research on stepfamilies in an accessible way, weaving together predominant theoretical perspectives, findings from research and national surveys, and interviews with stepfamily members.

Mapping the Margins

The Family and Social Discipline in Canada, 1700-1975

Author: Michael Gauvreau

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773527294

Category: History

Page: 407

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A re-evaluation of the history and historiography of the Canadian family.