Sociology and Social Worlds
Author: Simon Carter,Tim Jordan,Sophie Watson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780719078118
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 9746
One of a set of three textbooks designed specifically for the Open University Course Making Social Worlds.

Making Social Worlds

A Communication Perspective
Author: W. Barnett Pearce
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470766409
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 602
Making Social Worlds: A Communication Perspective offers the most accessible introduction to the tools and concepts of CMM – Coordinated Management of Meaning – one of the groundbreaking theories of speech communication. Draws upon advances in research for the most up-to-date concepts in speech communication Defines the 'critical moments' of communication for students and practitioners; encouraging us to view communication as a two-sided process of coordinating actions and making/managing meanings Questions how we can intervene in dangerous or undesirable patterns of communication that will result in better social worlds

Sociology : Making Sense of the Social World

Author: Schwartz, Mary Ann,Scott, BarBara Marliene,Vanderplaat, Madine M. L
Publisher: Allyn and Bacon
ISBN: 9780205292462
Category: Sociology
Page: 491
View: 616
This text is designed for courses in Introductory Sociology. This Canadian adaptation of Sociology: Making Sense of the Social World presents a critical introduction to sociology, focusing on social change from macro and micro perspectives. The text integrates themes of race, class and gender throughout, and challenges students to think critically about their world.

Our Social World

Introduction to Sociology
Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Keith A. Roberts
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412968186
Category: Social Science
Page: 680
View: 7962
The most innovative introduction to Sociology in a generation presents a coherent essay that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations: to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. This engaging text introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see relationships between topics. Our Social World presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world.


Sociology and Social Worlds
Author: Peter Redman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780719078125
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
View: 8498
Introduces attachment as a concept integral to the making and ordering of social worlds.

Social Knowledge in the Making

Author: Charles Camic,Neil Gross,Michèle Lamont
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226092097
Category: Social Science
Page: 471
View: 3398
Over the past quarter century, researchers have successfully explored the inner workings of the physical and biological sciences using a variety of social and historical lenses. Inspired by these advances, the contributors to Social Knowledge in the Making turn their attention to the social sciences, broadly construed. The result is the first comprehensive effort to study and understand the day-to-day activities involved in the creation of social-scientific and related forms of knowledge about the social world. The essays collected here tackle a range of previously unexplored questions about the practices involved in the production, assessment, and use of diverse forms of social knowledge. A stellar cast of multidisciplinary scholars addresses topics such as the changing practices of historical research, anthropological data collection, library usage, peer review, and institutional review boards. Turning to the world beyond the academy, other essays focus on global banks, survey research organizations, and national security and economic policy makers. Social Knowledge in the Making is a landmark volume for a new field of inquiry, and the bold new research agenda it proposes will be welcomed in the social science, the humanities, and a broad range of nonacademic settings.

Making Sense, Making Worlds

Constructivism in Social Theory and International Relations
Author: Nicholas Onuf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136219463
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 337
Nicholas Onuf is a leading scholar in international relations and introduced constructivism to international relations, coining the term constructivism in his book World of Our Making (1989). He was featured as one of twelve scholars featured in Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver, eds., The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making? (1996); and featured in Martin Griffiths, Steven C. Roach and M. Scott Solomon, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations, 2nd ed. (2009). This powerful collection of essays clarifies Onuf’s approach to international relations and makes a decisive contribution to the debates in IR concerning theory. It embeds the theoretical project in the wider horizon of how we understand ourselves and the world. Onuf updates earlier themes and his general constructivist approach, and develops some newer lines of research, such as the work on metaphors and the re-grounding in much more Aristotle than before. A complement to the author’s groundbreaking book of 1989, World of Our Making, this tightly argued book draws extensively from philosophy and social theory to advance constructivism in International Relations. Making Sense, Making Worlds will be vital reading for students and scholars of international relations, international relations theory, social theory and law.

International Security and Conflict

Author: Bruce M. Russett
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780754627395
Category: Political Science
Page: 622
View: 2076
This collection of classic articles and recent research papers written by international scholars presents a variety of perspectives on key topics in international security and conflict. These include how the structure of the international system constrains nations' choices, how domestic politics may affect decisions on war and peace, how individual and small group behavior can affect foreign policy, and how international organizations can affect the security of states and peoples.

The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader

Author: James F. Cosgrave
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415952220
Category: Social Science
Page: 435
View: 9392
This reader contributes to the sociology of gambling, and offers a variety of sociological approaches, ranging from classical sociological analyses of gambling to contemporary sociological approaches to risk.

Sociology and Development

Author: Tony Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134897995
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
View: 1647
First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.