How Institutions Think

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0815602065
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87.62 MB
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Category: Social Science

Wissenskulturen

Author : Johannes Fried
ISBN : 9783593390208
Genre : Civilization
File Size : 85.85 MB
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Category: Civilization

Nie Wieder Sex

Author : Esther Donat
ISBN : 9783531914572
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.29 MB
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Gemeinhin wird davon ausgegangen, dass jeder Mensch entweder männlich oder weiblich ist. Das biologische Geschlecht (Sex) bestimmt - ob wir es nun wollen oder nicht - die gesellschaftliche Geschlechterrolle (Gender). Dieses Wissen dominiert unseren Alltag. Die AutorInnen dieses Bandes behaupten nun, es ist an der Zeit für 'Nie wieder Sex'. Sex - wie auch Gender - wird 'gemacht' und zwar jeweils lokal, in bestimmten Kontexten, in Machtzusammenhängen, mit bestimmten Funktionen. Dieses Buch trägt sieben aktuelle Analysen zu Konstruktionsbedingungen und Effekten von Sex und Gender zusammen. Untersucht werden: Gender Mainstreaming, Prostitution, ukrainische Frauenbilder, Lesben in der DDR, das Paar als Geschlechterproduzent, Frauen und Demografie, sowie die Entdeckung des Geschlechts.
Category: Social Science

Media Audiences

Author : John L. Sullivan
ISBN : 9781452289939
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 40.57 MB
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Despite the widespread use of the term "audience" in our popular culture, the meaning of "audience" is complex, and it has undergone significant historical shifts over time. Media Audiences explores the concept of media audiences from four broad perspectives, as "victims" of mass media, as market constructions and commodities, as users of media, and as producers and subcultures of mass media.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

From Higher Aims To Hired Hands

Author : Rakesh Khurana
ISBN : 1400830869
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 63.17 MB
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Is management a profession? Should it be? Can it be? This major work of social and intellectual history reveals how such questions have driven business education and shaped American management and society for more than a century. The book is also a call for reform. Rakesh Khurana shows that university-based business schools were founded to train a professional class of managers in the mold of doctors and lawyers but have effectively retreated from that goal, leaving a gaping moral hole at the center of business education and perhaps in management itself. Khurana begins in the late nineteenth century, when members of an emerging managerial elite, seeking social status to match the wealth and power they had accrued, began working with major universities to establish graduate business education programs paralleling those for medicine and law. Constituting business as a profession, however, required codifying the knowledge relevant for practitioners and developing enforceable standards of conduct. Khurana, drawing on a rich set of archival material from business schools, foundations, and academic associations, traces how business educators confronted these challenges with varying strategies during the Progressive era and the Depression, the postwar boom years, and recent decades of freewheeling capitalism. Today, Khurana argues, business schools have largely capitulated in the battle for professionalism and have become merely purveyors of a product, the MBA, with students treated as consumers. Professional and moral ideals that once animated and inspired business schools have been conquered by a perspective that managers are merely agents of shareholders, beholden only to the cause of share profits. According to Khurana, we should not thus be surprised at the rise of corporate malfeasance. The time has come, he concludes, to rejuvenate intellectually and morally the training of our future business leaders.
Category: Business & Economics

Mary Douglas

Author : Richard Fardon
ISBN : 9781134953097
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 69.81 MB
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This is the first full length account of the life and ideas of Mary Douglas, the British social anthropologist whose publications span the second half of the twentieth century. Richard Fardon covers Douglas' family background, and the pervasive influence of her catholic faith on her writings before providing an analysis of two of her most influential works; Purity and Danger (1966) and Natural Symbols (1970). The final section deals with Douglas' more controversial writings in the fields of economics, consumption, religion and risk analysis in contemporary societies. Throughout, Fardon highlights the centrality of Douglas' role in the history of anthropology and the discipline's struggle to achieve relevance to contemporary, western societies.
Category: Business & Economics

Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography 2005 2008

Author : Lawrence Goldman
ISBN : 9780199671540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 82.35 MB
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This book, drawn from the award-winning online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, tells the story of our recent past through the lives of those who shaped national life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Enhancing Religious Identity

Author : John Richard Wilcox
ISBN : 0878408134
Genre : Education
File Size : 80.47 MB
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Catholic colleges and universities have achieved a prestigious place in American higher education, but at the risk of losing their religious identity. This book confronts challenges facing all members of the college community, from presidents and trustees through the faculty and deans to student-life professionals, in making a renewed commitment to that mission. Developing the vision of Catholic higher education expressed in the Vatican statement Ex Corde Ecclesiae, these essays provide a framework for enhancing Catholic identity across the campus and in the curriculum. The contributors address significant aspects of the culture of Catholic higher education in order to prescribe the best practices that can help colleges and universities maintain their distinctive religious character and ethical vision.
Category: Education