The Sociology of Art: A Reader Book
This unique anthology provides readers with a fascinating and complete introduction to the fundamental theories and debates in the sociology of art, using extracts from the core foundational and most influential contemporary writers in the field.
The New Companion to the Sociology of Religion
Reflecting the very latest developments in the field, the New Companion pres a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches.
Politics, Sociology, and Social Theory: Encounters with Classical and Contemporary Social Thought Book
Politics, Sociology, And Social Theory: Encounters With Classical And Contemporary Social Theory consists of a series of critical engagements with major figures in classical and present-day social and political thought. It offers not only a challenging critique of major traditions of social and political analysis but also unique insights into the ideas that Anthony Giddens has developed over the past twenty years. Giddens has attempted to strike a balance between classical and contemporary theorists including politics and sociology in the thought of Max Weber, analysis of Emile Durkheim's political sociology, Comte and the origins of positivism, and essays on Parsons (the concept of "power"), Marcuse (One-Dimensional Man), Garfinkel (ethnomethodology and hermeneutics), Habermas (labor and interaction), and Foucault (the new French conservatism), and a backward glance at Fredrick Nietzsche and Karl Marx. Politics, Sociology And Social Theory serves as a comprehensive introduction to some of the main debates in the social and political sciences today.
Mappers of Society: The Lives, Times, and Legacies of Great Sociologists Book
Fernandez examines the lives and ideas of sociologists who shaped the main contours of the discipline. Weber, Marx, Durkheim, and Simmel fashioned the early ideas and approaches of sociology, and their ideas are still central to the discipline. Veblen, Mead, Goffman, and Berger added crucial conceptual approaches; they also serve to underscore the length and breadth of Sociology as a science.
Die Moderne und ihre Vornamen: Eine Einladung in die Kultursoziologie Book
Original Introduction to KultursoziologieDas "Culture" has experienced since the so-called "cultural turn" in the humanities and social sciences an enormous economy. The related thesis of a paradigm change and the sociology is unconvincing. The example of the developmentof name over 100 years is shown that one can work very well with the classical tools of sociology and its epistemological justification to produce evidence on the cultural development of society. The example of the first names can be cultural modernization processes describe empirically, and structurally explained: The traditional ligatures family, religion and commitment to lose to the nation over time in the structuring of the first names of important processes of individualization and globalization, however, its relevance .
Mental Health, Social Mirror (Repost) Book
While mental health figured prominently in the writings of classical sociologists, contemporary sociologists often view research on mental health as peripheral to the "real work" of the discipline. The essays in this volume reassert the centrality of research in mental health to sociology. First, they articulate the contributions that mental health research has made and can make to resolving key theoretical and empirical debates in important areas of sociological study. Second, they draw from mainstream theories and concepts to reconsider the potential of sociology to provide answers to critical questions regarding the social origins of and social responses to mental illness. As reflected in the title, the sociological study of mental health provides a reflection of the central processes that characterize our society.
Applications of Mathematics in Models, Artificial Neural Networks and Arts: Mathematics and Society Book
The book is divided in four parts: (a) a historical part, written by Vittorio Capecchi which helps us understand the changes in the relationship between mathematics and sociology by analyzing the mathematical models of Paul F. Lazarsfeld, the model of simulation and artificial societies, models of artificial neural network and considering all the changes in scientific paradigms considered; (b) a part coordinated by Pier Luigi Contucci on mathematical models that consider the relationship between the mathematical models that come from physics and linguistics to arrive at the study of society and those which are born within sociology and economics; (c) a part coordinated by Massimo Buscema analyzing models of artificial neural networks; (d) a part coordinated by Bruno D’Amore which considers the relationship between mathematics and art.
Economic Sociology: A Systematic Inquiry Book
The sociological study of economic activity has witnessed a significant resurgence. Recent texts have chronicled economic sociology's nineteenth-century origins while pointing to the importance of context and power in economic life, yet the field lacks a clear understanding of the role that concepts at different levels of abstraction play in its organization. Economic Sociology fills this critical gap by surveying the current state of the field while advancing a framework for further theoretical development.
Society, the Sacred and Scripture in Ancient Judaism: A Sociology of Knowledge Book
This work explores the relationship between religion, social patterns, and the perception of the character of scripture in four modes of Ancient Judaism: (1) the Jerusalem community of the fifth to fourth centuries B.C.E. (ie, the Early Second Temple Period); (2) the Judaism of the Graeco-Roman Disapora down to the end of the fourth century of the Christian Era; (3) earliest rabbinic Judaism in the second century C.E> in the land of Israel; (4) Late Antique Talmudic Rabbinism, primarily inn Babylonia, down to the sixth century of the Christian Era. Lightstone attempts not only to describe these perceptions and relationships but also to account for them, to explore why scripture should be thus perceived. His imaginative approach to the challenging descriptive and theoretical tasks is influenced by literary and form-critical methods as well as by the methods and perspectives of social anthropology and sociology of the mind.
Reinventing Revolution: The Renovation Of Left Discourse In Cuba And Mexico Book
Based on in-depth interviews with 74 intellectuals of the lefts in Cuba and Mexico, Reinventing Revolution explores the rapidly changing thinking of progressives on the big-and enduring-questions of democracy, economic alternatives, and national sovereignty. Offering a unique world-systems perspective on the sociology of intellectuals and ideology, Edward McCaughan concludes that the collapse of state socialism, the rise of neoliberalism, and accelerated economic globalization have deeply challenged the old paradigms of Latin America's socialist and nationalist lefts and have given rise to renovative ideas that defy both Marxist and liberal orthodoxies. The book's findings are relevant not only throughout Latin America but in Eastern Europe, Russia, South Africa, India, and other regions of the world where political, social, and intellectual forces continue to defy predictions about the "end of history."
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