Advances in Sociology Research by Jared A. JaworskiThe authors of this book discuss the latest advances in sociology research. Chapter One reviews technology and the place of labour in a future socialist society. Chapter Two focuses on YouTube users from different cultural markets with the purpose of identifying their patterns of behaviour in relation to gender, age and the main activities (uses) performed through this digital medium. Chapter Three presents studies which suggest that evolutionary models of direct reciprocity and indirect reciprocity both partially explain gift exchange and record keeping in various cultures. Chapter Four analyses social class and divorce behaviours. Chapter Five explores the spatial relations of grief, loss, memory and accomplishment through the growing phenomenon of sports-based charity challenges. Chapter Six discusses the prospects and challenges for civil society in contemporary Iran. Chapter Seven reviews a case study of locally unwanted land use activism in Hong Kong to explain participation in social movements. Chapter Eight provides a historical case study from North-west Nigeria to explain pioneering resettlement during a time of crisis and hardship.
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse by Reiner Keller (Editor); Anna-Katharina Hornidge (Editor); Wolf J. Schünemann (Editor)The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) has reoriented research into social forms, structuration and processes of meaning construction and reality formation; doing so by linking social constructivist and pragmatist approaches with post-structuralist thinking in order to study discourses and create epistemological space for analysing processes of world-making in culturally diverse environments. SKAD is anchored in interpretive traditions of inquiry and allows for broadening - and possibly overcoming - of the epistemological biases and restrictions still common in theories and approaches of Western- and Northern-centric social sciences. An innovative volume, this book is exactly attentive to these empirically based, globally diverse further developments of approach, with a clear focus on the methodology and its implementation. Thus, The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse presents itself as a research program and locates the approach within the context of interpretive social sciences, followed by eleven chapters on different cases from around the world that highlight certain theoretical questions and methodological challenges. Presenting outstanding applications of the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse across a wide variety of substantive projects and regional contexts, this text will appeal to postgraduate students and researchers interested in fields such as Discourse Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies and Qualitative Methodology and Methods.
Publication Date: 2020-02-25
Chicago Sociology by Jean-Michel Chapoulie; Caroline Wazer (Translator); William Kornblum (Foreword by)Known for its pioneering studies of urban life, immigration, and criminality using the "city as laboratory," the so-called Chicago school of sociology has been a dominant presence in American social science since it emerged around the University of Chicago in the early decades of the twentieth century. Canonical figures such as Robert Park, Everett Hughes, Howard S. Becker, and Erving Goffman established foundational principles of how to conduct social research. This groundbreaking book on the development and influence of the Chicago tradition, first published in 2001, became an immediate classic in France, where Chicago sociology has exerted significant appeal. Drawing on deep archival research and interviews with members of the tradition, Jean-Michel Chapoulie interrogates evidence with a historian's eye and recognizes the profound effects that culture, society, and the economy have on individuals and institutions. His study is a fine-grained and panoramic portrait of the complex and interlocking factors that gave rise to the research interests and methodologies that characterized the Chicago tradition in the 1920s and that contributed to rises and falls in its predominance in American sociology over the following decades. Now revised and available for the first time in English, Chicago Sociology provides a unique perspective on the history of social science in the twentieth century. A foreword by William Kornblum places Chapoulie's work in context and addresses recent critical challenges to the Chicago school and its origins.
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
Sociology on the Web by Stuart SteinSociology on the Web is directed at those who want to be able to access sociology Internet resources quickly and efficiently without needing to become IT experts. The emphasis throughout is on the location of high quality sociology Internet related resources likely to be useful for learning, teaching and research, from among the billions of publicly accessible Web pages. In addition to extensive coverage of topics relating to the efficient location of files and Web sites, Part III provides a substantial and annotated list of high quality resources likely to be of use to students of sociology. The work is structured so that it will be found useful by both beginners and intermediate level users, and be of continuing use over the course of higher education studies.