The Nature of Sociology

Author: Marcel Mauss

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571816593

Category: Religion

Page: 93

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Translation of two works: Sociologie, first published in 1901 in La grande encyclopedie; and, Divisions et proportions des divisions de la sociologie, first published in 1927.

Nature and Sociology

Author: Tim Newton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134211503

Category: History

Page: 218

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This book engages with, and contests, the ‘new sociology of nature’. It moves beyond existing debates by presenting new social theory and working across current fields of interest, addressing the debate on new genetics and genomics, taking human biology seriously, and the issues of interdisciplinarity that are likely to arise in longer term attempts to work across the social and natural world. Nature and Sociology will be of great interest to students of a variety of disciplines including sociology and social science, human geography, social and biological anthropology, and the natural sciences.

Key Ideas in Sociology

Author: Martin Slattery

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748765652

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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Key Ideas in Sociology provides a tour d'horizon of the great sociological thinkers of the last two centuries -- their lives, their main ideas, and their influence on further thinking and practice in sociology. Fifty key thinkers in sociology are represented, both to give a sense of history to the development of the discipline and to exemplify the range of issues that have been covered. Each essay concludes with an annotated Suggested Readings list, and a General Bibliography is also provided.

The Nature of Work

Sociological Perspectives

Author: Kai Erikson,Steven Peter Vallas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300045208

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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In this book, America's leading authorities on the sociology of work discuss the recent transformation of the nature of work in America. Among the provocative issues they raise are these: precisely what alienation from work means, and what nonalienated forms of work might be like; what happens within the family when both husband and wife contribute to the family's income; how work values are changing, and whether the primacy of work in people's lives has begun to wane and other questions.

The Body: Sociology, nature, and the body

Author: Andrew Blaikie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415266642

Category: Body image

Page: 320

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This collection offers a uniquely comprehensive guide to the sociology of the body. With a strong historical scope and conceptual framework, it provides an indispensable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a robust source for scholars working in the area. The central focus is on understanding sociology through the body; what is often described as re-reading sociology in a 'more corporeal light'. This is an interdisciplinary process, drawing on history, feminism, cultural history, art history, anthropology, social psychology, philosophy, medical sociology and media and communications, as well as sociology. While this has been primarily a Western practice, The Body seeks to broaden the perspective to include references that draw on alternative cultural assumptions, beliefs and practices (including Japan, and South America.)

The Rules of Sociological Method

And Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143911837X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim’s work into context for the twenty-first century reader. The Rules of Sociological Method represents Emile Durkheim’s manifesto for sociology. He argues forcefully for the objective, scientific, and methodological underpinnings of sociology as a discipline and establishes guiding principles for future research. The substantial new introduction by leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes explains and sets into context Durkheim’s arguments. Lukes examines the still-controversial debates about The Rules of Sociological Method’s six chapters and explains their relevance to present-day sociology. The edition also includes Durkheim’s subsequent thoughts on method in the form of articles, debates with scholars from other disciplines, and letters. The original translation has been revised and reworked in order to make Durkheim’s arguments clearer and easier to read. This is an essential resource for students and scholars hoping to deepen their understanding of one of the pioneering voices in modern sociology and twentieth-century social thought.

Mapping Reality

An Evolutionary Realist Methodology for the Natural and Social Sciences

Author: Jane Azevedo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791432075

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Using the insights of evolutionary epistemology, the author develops a new naturalist realist methodology of science, and applies it to the conceptual, practical, and ethical problems of the social sciences.

New Technology in Sociology

Practical Applications in Research and Work

Author: Grant Blank,James L. McCartney,Edward E. Brent

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412829670

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

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When technology has been applied in business environments, its justification has usually been cast in terms of saving time or saving money. In the social sciences, the justification must be different; the viability of sociology as a profession, for example, will not be enhanced by cost reductions. The focus in this volume is on a different bottom line: the quality and content of work.

Natural Women, Cultured Men

A Feminist Perspective on Sociological Theory

Author: R.A. Sydie

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 077484454X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This book examines the work of the classical social theorists -- Durkheim, Weber, Marx, Engels and Freud -- from a feminist perspective. The focus is on the theoretical approach adopted by each theorist in his examination of the nature of human nature and, more specifically, the nature of sex relationships. In general, the dichotomized, hierarchical view of sex relationships common to each of the theorists forms the framework for the discussions and critiques.

A New Science

The Breakdown of Connections and the Birth of Sociology

Author: Bruce Mazlish

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195058461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

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Mazlish examines the historical origins of sociology, especially in terms of its relationship to the humanities and economics.

A Hundred Years of Sociology

Author: Geoffrey Duncan Mitchell

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202366642

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Tracing the development of scientific sociology from Comte to the present, A Hundred Years of Sociology is a concise, narrative history of the major figures, ideas, and schools that lie behind the work of contemporary sociologists. Covering both theoretical and empirical contributions, the book describes the convergence of two major streams of sociological thought: a speculative and philosophical tradition and a reformist, fact-finding tradition. Throughout the volume, the author is as much concerned with the content of ideas as with their labels and chronology. The important developments in both American and European sociology are considered in full, and special attention is given to the emergence of social anthropology and social psychology and to the profound influence of World War II on current work in the field. Sociology is still both philosophical and practical, both concerned with society in general and with particular parts or aspects of human social life, yet an effective way of thinking about human social life has been built: a formulation of the principal questions, which define the discipline, and a drawing together, in an increasingly imposing organization, of the many diverse strands of knowledge about society. A Hundred Years of Sociology is intended to acquaint the student with the intellectual history of the discipline, to show that the fundamental problems of sociology are not new, and to nurture a critical awareness of the relationship between present concerns and the heritage of the past. Not an exhaustive reference work or an encyclopedia of sociology, the book is a literate, coherent, and readable guide to this broad field that will be read with interest by all students of sociology.

The Craft of Sociology

Epistemological Preliminaries

Author: Pierre Bourdieu,Jean-Claude Chamboredon,Jean-Claude Passeron

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110119404

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

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The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the last two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science. The Craft of Sociology, both a textbook and an original contribution to epistemology in social science, focuses on a basic problem of sociological research: the necessity of an epistemological break with the preconstructed objects social practice offers to the researcher. Pierre Bourdieu and his co-authors argue in the epistemological tradition of scholars like Bachelard, Canguilhem, Koyre, a tradition that identifies the construction of the object as being the fundamental scientific act. Their way of discussing the issue makes it accessible not only to academics and experts of epistemology, but also to advanced students of social science, using for illustration a wide range of texts from the various social sciences as well as from philosophy of science. The book includes an interview with Pierre Bourdieu and an introduction by the editor to his sociological methodology.

Sociological Methods and Techniques

Author: Rajendra Kumar Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171567096

Category: Social sciences

Page: 448

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This Book Covers The Syllabi Prescribed By Indian Universities At Undergraduate And Postgraduate Level In Sociology In The Paper Concerned With Sociological Methods And Techniques, Social Survey And Research. After Analysing The Nature Of Sociology And Social Phenomena; Fact, Theory And Concept, The Book Describes, Discusses And Evaluates Sociological Data; Social Research; Historical Method And Techniques Of Sociological Research Including Observation; Experiment; Case Study; Social Survey; Mailed Questionnaire; The Schedule; Rating Scales And Sociometry And Calling Interview. In Social Research Separate Chapters Have Been Devoted To Identification Of Problem Of Research; Review Of Related Literature; Formulation Of Hypothesis; Research Design And Investigation; Sampling And Census Investigation. In The End, There Are Chapters On Content Analysis; Formulation Of Generalisations; Objectivity In Social Research; The Research Report; Inter-Disciplinary Approach; Social Research, Survey And Book-Keeping In India And Statistics In Sociology. While Each Chapter Has Been Written In An Analytical Style, Matter Has Been Drawn From Standard Books. Questions Actually Asked In University Examinations Have Been Given At The End Of Each Chapter For Exercise For Examinations. An Attempt Has Been Made To Use Simple Language Avoiding Technical Jargon As Much As Possible. Tables And Figures Have Been Used To Facilitate Understanding. Thus, The Author Has Left No Stone Unturned To Make This Book An Ideal Textbook For The Students And Reference Work For The Teachers.

Fundamentals of Sociology

Author: Rajendra Kumar Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171566457

Category: Culture

Page: 384

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This Book Covers Courses Prescribed In Indian Universities In Sociology For The Papers : Principles Of Sociology; Essentials Of Sociology; Fundamentals Of Sociology Etc. Meant To Serve As A Textbook It Discusses All The Essentials And Leaves Out Those Topics Which Are Irrelevant. Thus, It Is At Once Concise, Relevant And Also Detailed And Exhaustive. It Deals With Social Phenomena; Society, Social Institutions And Associations; Communities, Groups And Factors Determining These. It Includes Social Change, Social Control And Social Processes. While Its Subject-Matter Has Been Drawn From Standard Books Published In The West, It Has Been Discussed In Indian Setting. While Its Method Of Presentation Is Analytic, It Has Adopted Holistic And Integral Approach On Controversial Issues. With Actual University Questions At The End Of Each Chapter, This Book Intends To Deliver First Division At The Examination.

Theory and Practice in Sociology

Author: Ian Marsh

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780130265531

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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This comprehensive, clear and accessible introduction to the different methods and practice of social research and the main theoretical approaches in sociology uses an interactive approach to encourage students to react to the material covered.