Inside Social Life

Author : Kent Sandstrom
ISBN : 0199978115
Genre : Social Science
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This is an anthology for the social psychology course that is taught out of sociology (not psychology). It provides an introduction to the field, and covers topics such as interpersonal interaction, social construction, and the social shaping of human experience in our everyday lives. It includes both classic and contemporary theoretical work as well as empirical studies. Detailed introductions to each part and articles identify and explain central issues, key concepts, and relationshipsamong topics.
Category: Social Science

Defining Student Success

Author : Lisa M. Nunn
ISBN : 9780813563633
Genre : Social Science
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The key to success, our culture tells us, is a combination of talent and hard work. Why then, do high schools that supposedly subscribe to this view send students to college at such dramatically different rates? Why do students from one school succeed while students from another struggle? To the usual answer—an imbalance in resources—this book adds a far more subtle and complicated explanation. Defining Student Success shows how different schools foster dissimilar and sometimes conflicting ideas about what it takes to succeed—ideas that do more to preserve the status quo than to promote upward mobility. Lisa Nunn’s study of three public high schools reveals how students’ beliefs about their own success are shaped by their particular school environment and reinforced by curriculum and teaching practices. While American culture broadly defines success as a product of hard work or talent (at school, intelligence is the talent that matters most), Nunn shows that each school refines and adapts this American cultural wisdom in its own distinct way—reflecting the sensibilities and concerns of the people who inhabit each school. While one school fosters the belief that effort is all it takes to succeed, another fosters the belief that hard work will only get you so far because you have to be smart enough to master course concepts. Ultimately, Nunn argues that these school-level adaptations of cultural ideas about success become invisible advantages and disadvantages for students’ college-going futures. Some schools’ definitions of success match seamlessly with elite college admissions’ definition of the ideal college applicant, while others more closely align with the expectations of middle or low-tier institutions of higher education. With its insights into the transmission of ideas of success from society to school to student, this provocative work should prompt a reevaluation of the culture of secondary education. Only with a thorough understanding of this process will we ever find more consistent means of inculcating success, by any measure.
Category: Social Science

Virtual Communities Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781609601010
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 89.84 MB
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Covers the development, design, and utilization of virtual organizations and communities and the resulting impact of these venues.
Category: Social Science

An Invitation To Social Construction

Author : Kenneth J Gergen
ISBN : 9781473927711
Genre : Psychology
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This new edition of Kenneth J. Gergen’s celebrated text An Invitation to Social Construction is now even more accessible for students, offering a clear and thorough introduction to one of the most significant movements in contemporary social science. The Third Edition includes: updates reflecting the many new developments in theory, research, and practice a more student-friendly, personal writing style three new chapters on education, and therapy and health care, and organizations key insights into how social construction can help support you in your research projects, from start to finish. An Invitation to Social Construction is the must-read text for all social science students, academics and practitioners wishing to learn about social constructionism, along with the forms of inquiry and practice central to its impact.
Category: Psychology

International Handbook Of Chinese Families

Author : Chan Kwok-bun
ISBN : 9781461402664
Genre : Social Science
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Families are the cornerstone of Chinese society, whether in mainland China, in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Malaysia, or in the Chinese diaspora the world over. Handbook of the Chinese Family provides an overview of economics, politics, race, ethnicity, and culture within and external to the Chinese family as a social institution. While simultaneously evaluating its own methodological tools, this book will set current knowledge in the context of what has been previously studied as well as future research directions. It will examine inter-family relationships and politics as well as childrearing, education, and family economics to provide a rounded and in-depth view.
Category: Social Science

Sociology Looking At Disability

Author : Sara Green
ISBN : 9781786354778
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.20 MB
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The purpose of this volume is to explore existing literature, with an eye towards encouraging scholars not to ask “the same old” questions but to use older writings as a basis for revolutionary and evolutionary thinking. What do the older writings tell us about what questions we should be asking, and what research we should be doing, today?
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Group Processes And Intergroup Relations

Author : John M Levine
ISBN : 9781412942089
Genre : Psychology
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Entries cover the concepts of group processes and intergroup relations, ranging from conformity to diversity and from small group interaction to intergroup relations on a global scale.
Category: Psychology

Soziologische Grundbegriffe

Author : Max Weber
ISBN : 9788027212279
Genre : Social Science
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Der Begriff Soziologische Grundbegriffe wurde von Max Weber (1913, 1922) in die Soziologie eingebracht. Weber führte damit sehr wirkungsvoll die Begriffsarbeit fort, die bereits unter anderem von Auguste Comte, Ferdinand Tönnies und Émile Durkheim geprägt war. Weber ging es primär um Begriffsdefinitionen einer empirisch arbeitenden Soziologie. Er definierte nachhaltig, was "Handeln", "Soziales Handeln" und "Sinn" meinen sollten. Weber ging es darum, einheitliche Begriffe für den Soziologen zu entwickeln, damit in "korrekter pedantischer Ausdrucksweise" formuliert wird, "was jede empirische Soziologie tatsächlich meint, wenn sie von den gleichen Dingen spricht". Inhalt: Begriff der Soziologie und des »Sinns" sozialen Handelns Methodische Grundlagen Begriff des sozialen Handelns Bestimmungsgründe sozialen Handelns Die soziale Beziehung Typen sozialen Handelns: Brauch, Sitte Begriff der legitimen Ordnung Arten der legitimen Ordnung: Konvention und Recht. Geltungsgründe der legitimen Ordnung: Tradition, Glauben, Satzung Max Weber (1864 - 1920) war ein deutscher Soziologe, Jurist und Nationalökonom. Er gilt als einer der Klassiker der Soziologie sowie der gesamten Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften.
Category: Social Science