Reflexive Modernization

Politics, Tradition and Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order

Author: Ulrich Beck,Anthony Giddens,Scott Lash

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804724722

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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Three prominent social thinkers discuss how modern society is undercutting its formations of class, stratum, occupations, sex roles, the nuclear family, and more. Reflexive modernization, or the way one kind of modernization undercuts and changes another, has wide ranging implications for contemporary social and cultural theory, as this provocative book demonstrates.

Reflexive Modernisierung

eine Kontroverse

Author: Ulrich Beck,Anthony Giddens,Scott Lash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518117057

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 363

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Facilitating Sustainable Agriculture

Participatory Learning and Adaptive Management in Times of Environmental Uncertainty

Author: N. G. Roling,M. A. E. Wagemakers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794817

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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A unique examination of the social implications of adopting more ecologically sound agricultural practices.

Communities, Identities and Crime

Author: Basia Spalek

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861348045

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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This book provides a critical exploration of the importance of social identities when considering crime, victimisation and criminal justice and offers a refreshing perspective on the most significant developments in relation to equality and diversity issues that feature in policies and practices of criminal justice agencies.

Communication Yearbook 24

Author: William Gudykunst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135152926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

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Communication Yearbook 24, originally published in 2001 comprises essays that address the current status of theory and research in each division and interest group of the International Communication Association (ICA). It focusses on the following questions: What are the parameters of the division/interest group, and what is the relationship of the division within other groups? What are the major theories used, and what research is there to support these theories?What are the major lines of research, and what are the main issues with which scholars must cope in the twenty-first century?

Emotions in Transmigration

Transformation, Movement and Identity

Author: A. Brooks,R. Simpson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284331

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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The book explores the intersection of emotions and migration in a number of case studies from across the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia, including the transmigration of female domestic workers, transmigrant marriages, transmigrant workers in the entertainment industry and asylum seekers and refugees who are the victims of domestic violence.

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134589999

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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A Handbook of Media and Communications Research presents qualitative as well as quantitative approaches to the analysis and interpretation of media, covering perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. The Handbook offers a comprehensive review of earlier research and a set of guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out studies of media in different social and cultural contexts. Divided into sections on the history, systematics and pragmatics of research, and written by internationally acknowledged specialists in each area, the Handbook will be a standard reference work for students and researchers.

User Behavior and Technology Development

Shaping Sustainable Relations Between Consumers and Technologies

Author: Peter-Paul Verbeek,Adriaan Slob

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402051964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 412

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Environmental policy has long been determined by a dichotomy between technology and behavior. This book explores the relationships between technology and behavior from an interdisciplinary perspective. It is the first volume that aims to create a conceptual basis for analyzing interactions between technology and behavior, and to provide insights that are relevant to technology design and environmental policy.

A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

Pressures, Conflicts, and Reconciliation

Author: Dr François Maon,Dr Philip Kotler,Professor Adam Lindgreen,Professor Joëlle Vanhamme

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409456404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

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Corporate social responsibility has grown into a global phenomenon that encompasses businesses, consumers, governments, and civil society, and many organizations have adopted its discourse. Yet corporate social responsibility remains an uncertain and poorly defined ambition, with few absolutes. First, the issues that organizations must address can easily be interpreted to include virtually everyone and everything. Second, with their unique, often particular characteristics, different stakeholder groups tend to focus only on specific issues that they believe are the most appropriate and relevant in organizations' corporate social responsibility programs. Thus, beliefs about what constitutes a socially responsible and sustainable organization depend on the perspective of the stakeholder. Third, in any organization, the beliefs of organizational members about their organization's social responsibilities vary according to their function and department, as well as their own managerial fields of knowledge. A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility provides a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge theories and research that can lead to a more multifaceted understanding of corporate social responsibility in its various forms, the pressures and conflicts that result from these different understandings, and some potential solutions for reconciling them.

Intellektuelle Grenzgänge

Pierre Bourdieu und Ulrich Beck zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik

Author: Hubert Wissing

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531902180

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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Soziologen sind Beobachter und Interpreten der modernen Gesellschaft. Ihr soziologischer Blick kann jedoch niemals ein rein theoretischer sein, denn Soziologen sind Teil ihres Untersuchungsgegenstands, der Gesellschaft. Zu dieser unvermeidlichen Praxisnähe kommt für sie die Herausforderung, mit ihrem soziologischen Wissen Optionen zur gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung aufzeigen und die von ihnen beobachteten Strukturen und Prozesse beeinflussen zu können. Pierre Bourdieu und Ulrich Beck stehen als Soziologen und Intellektuelle mit ihrem Werk und ihrer Biographie für das Austesten der Grenze zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik. In zwei miteinander verknüpften Fallstudien werden ihre Grenzgänge nachvollzogen. Das Agieren der Intellektuellen wird vor dem Hintergrund des Denkens als Soziologen aufgearbeitet.

Making Public Services Management Critical

Author: Graeme Currie,Jackie Ford,Nancy Harding,Mark Learmonth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135212740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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This book brings together public services policy and public services management in a novel way that is likely to resonate with academics, policy makers and practitioners engaged in the organization of public services delivery as it is from a perspective that challenges many received ideas in this field. Starting from the perspective of critical management studies, the contributors to this volume embed a critical perspective on policy orthodoxy around critical public services policy and management studies (CPPMS). In so doing the authors bring together previous disparate fields of public services policy and public services management, but more importantly, debate and present what ‘critical’ constitutes when applied to public services policy and management. This edited collection presents chapters from a broad range of public services domains including health, education, prisons, local and central government and deals with a range of contemporary issues facing public services managers are examined, including regulation of professions, risk management, user involvement, marketing and leadership.

Knowledge, Space, Economy

Author: John Bryson,Peter Daniels,Nick Henry,Jane Pollard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134656777

Category: Science

Page: 352

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Solidarity in Health and Social Care in Europe

Author: Will Arts,R. Muffels

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402001642

Category: Medical

Page: 506

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OF 'SOLIDARITY' IN UK SOCIAL WELFARE Here then, perhaps, is a British version of solidarity in social welfare, but early there are strong tensions between the powerfully liberal individualistic strands of the British understanding of the functions of the state and the socialistic or communitarian tendency of a commitment to universal welfare provision. In the search for the roots of this understanding of welfare we shall survey, fitst, the historical background to these tensions in some early British political philosophers, starting with Hobbes and ending with Mill. We then consider the philosophical and social influences on the Beveridge Report itself, and we will trace the emergence of the philosophy of the welfare state in the era following the Second World War. Finally we consider the contemporary debate, as it relates to the 'Third Way' thinking of New Labour. 2. A mSTORICAL SKETCH In the previous section we observed that the philosophy underlying the Beveridge Report could be described as 'liberal collectivism'. What are the historical antecedents of this strange amalgam of individualism and collectivism? Within the short scope of this chapter, any account of the philosophical history must be little more than a sketch, but we can perhaps understand most debates in British socio-political thought as a continuing dialogue with the well known claim of Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan that all political institutions are founded on egoistic motives.

Risks in Modern Society

Author: Hans-Jürgen Bischoff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402082894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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The International Section on Machine and System Safety was founded in 1975 to deal with questions on occupational risks in this ?eld at the inter- tional level. It is a member of the Special Commission on Prevention of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The Special Commission is a body within ISSA that focuses on work-related risks. It has 11 inter- tional Sections as members. ISSA was founded in 1927 with its headquarters in Geneva. It is working worldwide in over 150 countries with nearly 370 member institutions from all ?elds of social security. TheSection on Machine and System Safety, when it was founded, had its focus on machine safety, particularly on the ma- facturing of safe machinery, on assisting developing countries to be able to buy safe used machinery, and on delivering clear operating instructions. Our members and partners are: • institutions for safety and health at work; • insurance companies dealing with work-related risks; • research institutions; and • various enterprises, e.g. manufacturers, importers and users of machines and systems/installations. We thus bring together the experiences of our members and partners. The role of the operators soon grew in importance, and their capability for ha- ling machinery became an important factor for the safety and success of enterprises. The growing importance and complexity of handling different man-machine-environment situations created new challenges and led to - larging the Section’s tasks to machine and system safety.

Rehabilitating and Resettling Offenders in the Community

Author: Anthony H. Goodman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312244

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Rehabilitating and Resettling Offenders in the Community isa significant examination of the historical development of workwith offenders and their treatment by the state and society. Itoffers unique perspectives and a wealth of information drawn fromnumerous interviews with probation staff. Highlights how the work of probation staff has changed overtime and the reasons behind these changes Includes discourse with probation staff carried out over manyyears for a comprehensive, ‘insiders’ view of thesituation Focuses on contemporary issues, including the changes broughtin by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition Written by a leading academic with extensive experience in theprobation service

Ökologische Formen

die ökologische Frage als kulturelles Problem

Author: Dirk Hohnsträter

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826027512

Category: Ecology

Page: 220

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Zur Bewältigung ökologischer Herausforderungen genügt bloßes Umdenken nicht; alternative Wahrnehmungsweisen sind erforderlich. Die Durchsetzung nachhaltiger Naturverhältnisse hat also eine ästhetische Komponente. Daher kann auch die Kunst etwas zur Entstehung einer ökologischen Kultur beitragen. Aber wie? Die vorliegende Studie argumentiert, daß die Leistung ästhetischer Artefakte dabei weniger darin besteht, Inhalte der Ökologie-Debatte zu transportieren und anschaulich darzustellen. Ihr besonderer Wert liegt vielmehr im Eröffnen bestimmter ästhetischer Erfahrungen, denen ökologische Bedeutung zukommt. So können Kunstwerke natürliche Rhythmen vergegenwärtigen oder durch die Exposition von Materialqualitäten neuen Naturkontakt herstellen. Auf diese Weise tragen sie zur Einfügung des Menschen in seine natürliche Umgebung bei anstatt lediglich darauf zu verweisen. In Auseinandersetzung mit Kant und Hans Jonas, aber auch mit Ansätzen zeitgenössischer Semiotik, Kultur- und Kunsttheorie entwickelt die Abhandlung Kategorien, mit deren Hilfe die ökologische Relevanz ästhetischer Formen herausgearbeitet werden kann. Beispiele aus der Installationskunst (LandArt, beispielsweise James Turrell) dienen zur Illustration. Vertiefend interpretiert die Untersuchung V.S. Naipauls Roman "The Enigma of Arrival" und setzt sich ausführlich mit asketischen Idealen in der Architektur (zum Beispiel bei John Pawson und Claudio Silvestrin) und im Alltag auseinander.

DIY Style

Fashion, Music and Global Digital Cultures

Author: Brent Luvaas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857850474

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Armed with cheap digital technologies and a fiercely independent spirit, millions of young people from around the world have taken cultural production into their own hands, crafting their own clothing lines, launching their own record labels, and forging a vast, collaborative network of impassioned amateurs more interested in making than consuming. DIY Style tells the story of this international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of one of its biggest, but least known contingents: the "indie" music and fashion scene of the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia. Through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory, the book chronicles the rise of DIY culture in Indonesia, and also explores the phenomenon in Europe and the United States, painting an evocative portrait of vibrant communities who are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up. This exciting and original study is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, fashion, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Ulrich Beck

Pioneer in Cosmopolitan Sociology and Risk Society

Author: Ulrich Beck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319049909

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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This book presents Ulrich Beck, one of the world’s leading sociologists and social thinkers, as a Pioneer in Cosmopolitan Sociology and Risk Society. His world risk society theory has been confirmed by recent disasters – events that have shaken modern society to the core, signaling the end of an era in which comprehensive insurance could keep us safe. Due to its own successes, modern society now faces failure: while in the past experiments were conducted in a lab, now the whole world is a test bed. Whether nuclear plants, genetically modified organisms, nanotechnology – if any of these experiments went wrong, the consequences would have a global impact and would be irreversible. Beck recommends ignoring the mathematical morality of expert opinions, which seek to identify the level of a given risk by calculating the probability of its occurrence. Instead, man’s fear of collapse should offer an opportunity for international cooperation and a cosmopolitan turn in the social sciences.

Our Biometric Future

Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance

Author: Kelly A. Gates

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814732798

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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Since the 1960s, a significant effort has been underway to program computers to “see” the human face—to develop automated systems for identifying faces and distinguishing them from one another—commonly known as Facial Recognition Technology. While computer scientists are developing FRT in order to design more intelligent and interactive machines, businesses and states agencies view the technology as uniquely suited for “smart” surveillance—systems that automate the labor of monitoring in order to increase their efficacy and spread their reach. Tracking this technological pursuit, Our Biometric Future identifies FRT as a prime example of the failed technocratic approach to governance, where new technologies are pursued as shortsighted solutions to complex social problems. Culling news stories, press releases, policy statements, PR kits and other materials, Kelly Gates provides evidence that, instead of providing more security for more people, the pursuit of FRT is being driven by the priorities of corporations, law enforcement and state security agencies, all convinced of the technology’s necessity and unhindered by its complicated and potentially destructive social consequences. By focusing on the politics of developing and deploying these technologies, Our Biometric Future argues not for the inevitability of a particular technological future, but for its profound contingency and contestability.