Handbook Of The Sociology Of Gender

Author : Janet Saltzman Chafetz
ISBN : 9780387362182
Genre : Social Science
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During the past three decades, feminist scholars have successfully demonstrated the ubiq uity and omnirelevance of gender as a sociocultural construction in virtually all human collectivities, past and present. Intrapsychic, interactional, and collective social processes are gendered, as are micro, meso, and macro social structures. Gender shapes, and is shaped, in all arenas of social life, from the most mundane practices of everyday life to those of the most powerful corporate actors. Contemporary understandings of gender emanate from a large community of primarily feminist scholars that spans the gamut of learned disciplines and also includes non-academic activist thinkers. However, while in corporating some cross-disciplinary material, this volume focuses specifically on socio logical theories and research concerning gender, which are discussed across the full array of social processes, structures, and institutions. As editor, I have explicitly tried to shape the contributions to this volume along several lines that reflect my long-standing views about sociology in general, and gender sociology in particular. First, I asked authors to include cross-national and historical material as much as possible. This request reflects my belief that understanding and evaluating the here-and-now and working realistically for a better future can only be accomplished from a comparative perspective. Too often, American sociology has been both tempero- and ethnocentric. Second, I have asked authors to be sensitive to within-gender differences along class, racial/ethnic, sexual preference, and age cohort lines.
Category: Social Science

Sociology For Social Workers And Probation Officers

Author : Viviene E. Cree
ISBN : 9781136936647
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.52 MB
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Fully revised and updated throughout, this second edition examines sociology in relation to key areas of social work and probation practice, and includes two new chapters. It provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places them firmly into the context of actual social work practice.
Category: Social Science

Readings In Indian Sociology

Author : Madhu Nagla
ISBN : 9788132118381
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47.32 MB
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Sociology of Health, contains empirical and theoretical articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health and illness and the organization of medicine and healthcare. Further the articles also try to explore the understanding of the process by which social practices and human health are related.
Category: Social Science

Seeing Sociology An Introduction

Author : Joan Ferrante
ISBN : 9781285595023
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73.47 MB
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Extremely reader friendly and practical, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 2e illustrates the relevance of sociology to daily life through the use of everyday images and photos. Engaging “SocScenes” allow you to visually apply sociological concepts as you learn about them. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the Second Edition emphasizes such contemporary topics as tattoos and body piercings as expressions of identity; commercialization of childhood; human-animal relationships; and much more. Its unique format features brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that provide easy-to-manage content and synthesis of information. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Recent Social Trends In Russia 1960 1995

Author : Irene A. Boutenko
ISBN : 0773516107
Genre : History
File Size : 65.79 MB
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Recent Social Trends in Russia is a collection of statistical and sociological data on trends in Russian society that have never before been assembled in a comprehensive and systematic manner.
Category: History

Sociology

Author : Beth B. Hess
ISBN : 0023546212
Genre : Sociology.
File Size : 43.11 MB
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Now in its fifth edition, this text continues to provide understandable presentations of abstract sociological issues. The authors present the essentials of sociology clearly, and the bulk of the text has been revised to reflect recent research and critical topics.
Category: Sociology.

A Richard Wright Bibliography

Author : Keneth Kinnamon
ISBN : 0313254117
Genre : Reference
File Size : 61.26 MB
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Any future biographical work on Richard Wright will find this bibliography a necessity; academic or public libraries supporting a program of black culture will find it invaluable; and it belongs in any library supporting American literature studies. Richard Wright has truly been well served. Choice The most comprehensive bibliography ever compiled for an American writer, this book contains 13,117 annotated items pertaining to Richard Wright. It includes almost all published mentions of the author or his work in every language in which those mentions appear. Sources listed include books, articles, reviews, notes, news items, publishers' catalogs, promotional materials, book jackets, dissertations and theses, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, handbooks and study guides, library reports, best seller charts, the Index Translationum, playbills and advertisements, editorials, radio transcripts, and published letters and interviews. The bibliography is arranged chronologically by year. Each entry includes bibliographical information, an annotation by the authors, and information about all reprintings, partial or full. The index is unusually complete and contains the titles of Wright's works, real and fictional characters in the works, entries relating to significant places and events in the author's life, important literary terminology, and much additional information.
Category: Reference

Disciplinary Approaches To Aging Sociology Of Aging

Author : Donna Lind Infeld
ISBN : 0415938988
Genre : Reference
File Size : 62.11 MB
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Category: Reference

New Directions In The Sociology Of Aging

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309293006
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 69.79 MB
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The aging of the population of the United States is occurring at a time of major economic and social changes. These economic changes include consideration of increases in the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare and possible changes in benefit levels. Furthermore, changes in the social context in which older individuals and families function may well affect the nature of key social relationships and institutions that define the environment for older persons. Sociology offers a knowledge base, a number of useful analytic approaches and tools, and unique theoretical perspectives that can facilitate understanding of these demographic, economic, and social changes and, to the extent possible, their causes, consequences and implications. New Directions in the Sociology of Aging evaluates the recent contributions of social demography, social epidemiology and sociology to the study of aging and identifies promising new research directions in these sub-fields. Included in this study are nine papers prepared by experts in sociology, demography, social genomics, public health, and other fields, that highlight the broad array of tools and perspectives that can provide the basis for further advancing the understanding of aging processes in ways that can inform policy. This report discusses the role of sociology in what is a wide-ranging and diverse field of study; a proposed three-dimensional conceptual model for studying social processes in aging over the life cycle; a review of existing databases, data needs and opportunities, primarily in the area of measurement of interhousehold and intergenerational transmission of resources, biomarkers and biosocial interactions; and a summary of roadblocks and bridges to transdisciplinary research that will affect the future directions of the field of sociology of aging.
Category: Social Science