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Space, the City and Social Theory Space, the City and Social Theory Новинка

Space, the City and Social Theory

6897 руб.
Space, the City and Social Theory offers a clear and critical account of key approaches to cities and urban space within social theory and analysis. It explores the relation of the social and the spatial in the context of critical urban themes: community and anonymity; social difference and spatial divisions; politics and public space; gentrification and urban renewal; gender and sexuality; subjectivity and space; experience and everyday practice in the city. The text adopts an international and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on a range of debates on cities and urban life. It brings together classic perspectives in urban sociology and social theory with the analysis of contemporary urban problems and issues. Rather than viewing the urban simply as a backdrop for more general social processes, the discussion looks at how social and spatial relations shape different versions of the city: as a place of social interaction and of solitude; as a site of difference and segregation; as a space of politics and power; as a landscape of economic and cultural distinction; as a realm of everyday experience and freedom. Similarly, it examines how core social categories – such as class, culture, gender, sexuality and community – are shaped and reproduced in urban contexts. Linking debates in urban studies to wider concerns within social theory and analysis, this accessible text will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban sociology, social and cultural geography, urban and cultural studies.
Space, the City and Social Theory Space, the City and Social Theory Новинка

Space, the City and Social Theory

2799 руб.
Space, the City and Social Theory offers a clear and critical account of key approaches to cities and urban space within social theory and analysis. It explores the relation of the social and the spatial in the context of critical urban themes: community and anonymity; social difference and spatial divisions; politics and public space; gentrification and urban renewal; gender and sexuality; subjectivity and space; experience and everyday practice in the city. The text adopts an international and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on a range of debates on cities and urban life. It brings together classic perspectives in urban sociology and social theory with the analysis of contemporary urban problems and issues. Rather than viewing the urban simply as a backdrop for more general social processes, the discussion looks at how social and spatial relations shape different versions of the city: as a place of social interaction and of solitude; as a site of difference and segregation; as a space of politics and power; as a landscape of economic and cultural distinction; as a realm of everyday experience and freedom. Similarly, it examines how core social categories – such as class, culture, gender, sexuality and community – are shaped and reproduced in urban contexts. Linking debates in urban studies to wider concerns within social theory and analysis, this accessible text will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban sociology, social and cultural geography, urban and cultural studies.
Community Space and Social Sustainability Community Space and Social Sustainability Новинка

Community Space and Social Sustainability

5790 руб.
The transformation of space from low-rise to high-rise has had a tremendous impact on the form and structure of today’s Dhaka city, Bangladesh. This high-rise urban dwelling style has ushered in a new socio-cultural era in Dhaka. This scenario is not compatible with our traditional culture; rather it ignores our social values. The focus of the study is to analyze the spatial organization of the community space of high-rise apartment buildings in relation to the high-rise community-based organizations that are responsible for managing, maintaining and keeping the social harmony through various active performances. With these assumptions, the study develops a conceptual framework based on relevant theories and concepts and aims to analyze thereby the socio-spatial context and evaluate the findings regarding the issue of social sustainability. There have been two case studies on two high-rise apartment buildings in Dhaka city. The study shows how quality community space and active social organization can maintain and promote social sustainability within high-rise apartment buildings in Dhaka city of Bangladesh.
Stream of Connections Through Power, Time, Space and Value Stream of Connections Through Power, Time, Space and Value Новинка

Stream of Connections Through Power, Time, Space and Value

7790 руб.
From the author of Marxian Theory and Socialism in Turkey and A Theory of Capitalist Urbanisation: David Harvey... The book aims to show the main components and materials to develop a Marxist grand theory, preparing the foundations of its social dialectics, systematically but freely connecting time to space, history to geography within a conception of power and value... It is written in a stream of consciousness mode of thinking...
Politics and Social Theory Politics and Social Theory Новинка

Politics and Social Theory

3167 руб.
Under present social conditions, neither social theorists nor political scientists can afford to ignore one another. This book is a clear, structured account of the relationship between politics and social theory, examining both the political content of social theory, and how social theory has illuminated our understanding of politics.
Southern Theory Southern Theory Новинка

Southern Theory

2959 руб.
In Southern Theory Raewyn Connell presents the case for a new ‘world social science? – one that is inclusive of many voices – by arguing for a more democratic global recognition of social theory from societies outside the dominant European and North American metropole. Intellectual production of the majority ‘southern? world does in fact include theory, though its contribution is often marginalised and intellectually discredited by the metropole. Connell shows how social theory about the modern world from peripheral societies is equal in intellectual rigour and is often of greater political relevance to our changing world.Beginning with an examination of the hidden assumptions of modern general theory, Southern Theory looks to the ‘southern? social experience and the theories that have emerged from Australia, Indigenous peoples, Latin America, India, Africa, Islam and other post–colonial societies, as sources of important and vital contributions to world social science. These myriad theories offer valuable perspectives so crucial to the application of social theory in the contemporary world, having the power to transform the influence of the metropolitan hegemony on social thought by mutual regard and interaction.Southern Theory is a major new work in social theory, drawing on anthropology, history, psychology, philosophy, economics and cultural studies, with wide–ranging implications for the social sciences in the 21st century.
Southern Theory Southern Theory Новинка

Southern Theory

6897 руб.
In Southern Theory Raewyn Connell presents the case for a new ‘world social science? – one that is inclusive of many voices – by arguing for a more democratic global recognition of social theory from societies outside the dominant European and North American metropole. Intellectual production of the majority ‘southern? world does in fact include theory, though its contribution is often marginalised and intellectually discredited by the metropole. Connell shows how social theory about the modern world from peripheral societies is equal in intellectual rigour and is often of greater political relevance to our changing world.Beginning with an examination of the hidden assumptions of modern general theory, Southern Theory looks to the ‘southern? social experience and the theories that have emerged from Australia, Indigenous peoples, Latin America, India, Africa, Islam and other post–colonial societies, as sources of important and vital contributions to world social science. These myriad theories offer valuable perspectives so crucial to the application of social theory in the contemporary world, having the power to transform the influence of the metropolitan hegemony on social thought by mutual regard and interaction.Southern Theory is a major new work in social theory, drawing on anthropology, history, psychology, philosophy, economics and cultural studies, with wide–ranging implications for the social sciences in the 21st century.
Social Production of Private Low income Housing in Ogbere, Ibadan Social Production of Private Low income Housing in Ogbere, Ibadan Новинка

Social Production of Private Low income Housing in Ogbere, Ibadan

7790 руб.
The Ogbere case study presents how marginalised and excluded low income people negotiate housing production from a social context of lack of access.This necessitated studying the housing producers, the processes adopted and the houses produced. The family and residential history of the people and informal occupation contributed immensely to their ability to produce houses. Lefebvres theory of space provided insights into the methodology to apprehend low income housing production.The producers who were not new entrants to Ibadan city were highly motivated to own houses rather than rent and higher reasons than making profit from investment for home-ownership.They operated at the margin of representational space and space of representations in abstract space to achieve the unexpected-houses for themselves.The motivation of the Ogbere spatial practitioners were experiential from earlier lived space and everyday life from which they derived substantial indigenous knowledge and social capital that made housing production possible.
A Theory of Capitalist Society and Social Dialectics A Theory of Capitalist Society and Social Dialectics Новинка

A Theory of Capitalist Society and Social Dialectics

7790 руб.
From the author of “Stream of Connections Through Power, Time, Space and Value”, “Marxian Theory and Socialism in Turkey” and “A Theory of Capitalist Urbanization: David Harvey”.... An attempt to build a Marxist grand theory of capitalist social relations, dialectically connecting its economic, political, ideological, cultural and psychological spheres... Conceiving dialectics as the form of all host-alien relations with their concrete, spatial and temporal characteristics...by arguing that there are limited number of general root contradictory relations such as surplus producer versus surplus appropriators, rulers versus ruleds, ideologues versus practical thinkers, and man versus woman... Replacing the architectural metaphors within social analysis with geometrical, geographical as well as biological ones such as spheres, circles, toroids, borders, ocean, seas, lakes, fertilization, sperms, uterus, egg from a cubic mode of seeing and presentation...
Human Rights and Social Theory Human Rights and Social Theory Новинка

Human Rights and Social Theory

8712 руб.
This book examines the contribution social theory can make to understanding different human rights which operate in a variety of settings. Including an introduction to the theoretical issues raised by the study of rights, it covers a range of individual and collective rights, illuminating the relationship between social theory and human rights.
Human Rights and Social Theory Human Rights and Social Theory Новинка

Human Rights and Social Theory

3273 руб.
This book examines the contribution social theory can make to understanding different human rights which operate in a variety of settings. Including an introduction to the theoretical issues raised by the study of rights, it covers a range of individual and collective rights, illuminating the relationship between social theory and human rights.
The Meaning of Lost Space Concept For People In Urban Spaces The Meaning of Lost Space Concept For People In Urban Spaces Новинка

The Meaning of Lost Space Concept For People In Urban Spaces

6690 руб.
Public spaces reflect the social life and interaction of people When this social interaction is missed in a public space it means the public space is lost. Lost space is a production of urban space left by people if it continues, we will lose the place. In the lost space we just have an unusable land in the urban environment whereas, when we lost a place not only people’s memories and imagined being forgotten from a space but also the identity to be lost and the characteristic of the city and citizenship will decline sharply. The perceptions of the environment due to differences in humans and some special factors in their way of life are not the same so the meaning of lost space between residents and passersby is different. The variables of space, which associate the meaning of lost space for people, were not identified;so there is a big gap in designing lost spaces to bringing back to the people and life cycle. This study has concentrated on the lost space to identify the variables of it which convey the meaning of lost space to people, also comparing the perception of residents and passersby of a lost space in the urban environment to extract the perceptual factors of lost space.
Social and Spatial Production of Ankara Social and Spatial Production of Ankara Новинка

Social and Spatial Production of Ankara

6690 руб.
This work aims to analyse the social production of urban space and it is based on Lefebvre’s conceptualisation of ‘production of space’ within the context of Marxist urban space theories. In the analysis of space, historical geographical materialism and realist geography are used. In this work, the production of urban space of Ankara is examined with an emphasis on social relations of planning and architecture. Ankara as the capital city is a spatial representation of nation state and national identity. Spatial representations and practices are analysed in terms of Ataturk Boulevard and the squares of Ulus, S?hh?ye and K?z?lay. Within this scope, public buildings and monuments, housing, transportation and commercial spaces are examined by drawing on Lefebvre’s conceptual triad of ‘spatial practices’, ‘representations of space’ and ‘spaces of representation’. In the production process of the urban space of Ankara, history of space is considered as the history of its forms and representations and the production of urban space is examined in historical periods.
Spatial Transformation of the Waterfront Spatial Transformation of the Waterfront Новинка

Spatial Transformation of the Waterfront

5790 руб.
This work presents the spatial transformations on the waterfront of Durres, a port city in Albania, within a predefined timeframe:before, during and after socialism. The main concern of the research is the examination of the impact of political, social and economic actors, as well as morphological and geographic conditions in transforming the urban space and environment. The aim of the study is to understand how space was (re)produced, used and transformed in three different and consecutive systems and the relations set among actors involved in these process. While making a descriptive and comparative spatial analysis, the physical & programmatic elements of the waterfront constitute essential tools of examination. Along with the information on space production process inherent of three political systems, concentrating the attention on the waterfront as an important element of the urban structure; this work brings some understanding on subjects related to the actual spatial transformations occurring in the city and it social space. Finally, by affirming the waterfront as an edge condition, the notion of ‘edge’ and its meaning in the socialist and post-socialist city is elaborated.
Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science Новинка

Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science

2547 руб.
Written specifically for graduate students and practitioners beginning social science research, Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science covers the essential statistical tools, models and theories that make up the social scientist's toolkit. Assuming no prior knowledge of statistics, this textbook introduces students to probability theory, statistical inference and statistical modeling, and emphasizes the connection between statistical procedures and social science theory. Sean Gailmard develops core statistical theory as a set of tools to model and assess relationships between variables - the primary aim of social scientists - and demonstrates the ways in which social scientists express and test substantive theoretical arguments in various models. Chapter exercises guide students in applying concepts to data, extending their grasp of core theoretical concepts. Students will also gain the ability to create, read and critique statistical applications in their fields of interest.
The City of London and Social Democracy The City of London and Social Democracy Новинка

The City of London and Social Democracy

6534 руб.
How and why did social democracy give way to neoliberalism in Britain in the late twentieth century? Aled Davies asks these questions in this exploration of the City of London and its relationship with the post-war social democratic State.
Some Studies on Relativistic Cosmology Some Studies on Relativistic Cosmology Новинка

Some Studies on Relativistic Cosmology

5490 руб.
In this book, we have studied the geometrical aspects of the space-time with regard to the space of constant curvature, symmetric space and recurrent space,constructed the spherically symmetric homogeneous cosmological model in Einstein’s theory of gravitation and the space-time is designed as degenerate vacuum universe when c = 0, the problem of spherically symmetric homogenous space time with perfect fluid and viscous fluid distribution are considered separately in Einstein’s theory, the inhomogeneous plane symmetric space-time in presence of macro matter field representing perfect fluid in Einstein’s theory, to construct the plane symmetric inhomogeneous Masonic perfect fluid models in Einstein’s theory in presence of micro and macro matter field represented by scalar meson field and perfect fluid respectively obtained Bianchi type -1 spatially homogeneous and isotropic cosmological model in Einstein’s theory and its modified theory proposed by Barber in presence of perfect fluid distribution,devoted to study the spatially homogeneous and anisotropic Bianchi type-1 space time with perfect fluid distribution in Barber’s second theory of gravitation etc.
Space-time relativity and gravitation Space-time relativity and gravitation Новинка

Space-time relativity and gravitation

4529 руб.
The book is devoted to the development of Einstein's theory of gravitation, based on the relativity of space-time and projectively invariant equations of gravitation. It eliminates contradiction of the theory with the modern field theory, because both descriptions of gravity - as a curvature of the Riemannian space-time and as a field in the Minkowski space - are not mutually exclusive. On this basis, some of the fundamental problems of the theory and relativistic astrophysics are revised. It is shown, in particular, that the spherically symmetric field does not have a singularity, the energy of the gravitational field of a point mass is finite, and the accelerated expansion of the Universe is a consequence of gravity properties. The book is intended for physicists and astrophysicists. However, it is also apprehensible for senior students.
A Journey to the Stars A Journey to the Stars Новинка

A Journey to the Stars

3249 руб.
The theoretical method of “A Journey to the Stars” is treated in this book. The distance to a stellar system is too huge, therefore the travel to the fixed star nearest to the Earth using the present propulsion technology will require tens of thousands years. In order to overcome such a limit of the space travel between fixed stars, research and development of a new propulsion theory and navigation theory are indispensable. As a promising approach, space drive propulsion theory and Hyper-Space navigation theory given by a space-time featuring an imaginary time (i.e., Time-Hole) are introduced. Space drive propulsion system is one of field propulsion system utilizing the action of the medium of strained or deformed field of space. The curvature of space plays a significant role for the propulsion theory. On the other hand, a plunging into Hyper-Space characterized by imaginary time would make the interstellar travel possible in a short time. The Hyper-Space navigation theory would allow a starship to start at any time and from any place for an interstellar travel to the farthest star systems, the whole mission time being within human lifetime.
Socio-Economic Disparities in Guwahati City, India Socio-Economic Disparities in Guwahati City, India Новинка

Socio-Economic Disparities in Guwahati City, India

5790 руб.
Socio-Economic Disparities in Guwahati City, India portrays the social and economic conditions of different groups of people like the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other population groups residing in selected areas at varying distances from the heart of Guwahati City. The book focuses on the social characteristics of the population groups like occupation, literacy, family type, housing conditions, land holding pattern and the like. The book also deals with the economic characteristics of the residents of the city like income, expenditure, property and household assets. In addition, the book tries to find out the causes of the social and economic disparities among the different areas and social groups residing in the city.
Social Theory in Popular Culture Social Theory in Popular Culture Новинка

Social Theory in Popular Culture

3273 руб.
Social theory can sometimes seem as though it's speaking of a world that existed long ago, so why should we continue to study and discuss the theories of these dead white men? Can their work still inform us about the way we live today? Are they still relevant to our consumer-focused, celebrity-crazy, tattoo-friendly world? This book explains how the ideas of classical sociological theory can be understood, and applied to, everyday activities like listening to hip-hop, reading fashion magazines or watching reality TV. Taking the reader through central sociological texts, Social Theory In Popular Culture explains why key theorists – from Marx to Saussure – are still considered to be the bedrock of sociology and sociological enquiry. Each chapter examines a different key thinker and applies their work to a recognisable aspect of popular cultural, showing how the central issues underpinning classic social thought - class, conflict, gender, power, ethnicity, and social status - can still be readily observed within the modern global world.Encouraging the reader to critique and reflect upon the ways in which classic social theory applies to their own worlds, this is the perfect antidote to dry social theory explanations. It is an eye-opening read for all students and scholars across the social sciences.
A Primer of State-space Geometry A Primer of State-space Geometry Новинка

A Primer of State-space Geometry

5790 руб.
In this Primer, we offer black hole thermodynamics and physics of extremal and non-extremal black holes in from the perspective of the statistical correlations and brane-antibrane configurations. Given a string theory black hole configuration, the framework of the intrinsic state-space geometry shows that the stability of charged anticharged black brane solutions are encoded in the positivity of principle minors of the space-state metric tensor. We provide the local and global stability structures of rotating black holes, black strings, black rings, multi-centered black branes, 1/2-BPS configurations, brane fractionation, Mathur's Fuzzball solutions, subensemble theory in string theory and bubbling black brane foams in M-theory. We discuss perspective implications towards the intrinsic geometric understanding of the vacuum fluctuations and physics of brane-antibrane bound states in string theory.
Social Theory of International Politics Social Theory of International Politics Новинка

Social Theory of International Politics

2640 руб.
Drawing upon philosophy and social theory, Social Theory of International Politics develops a cultural theory of international politics which contrasts with the realist mainstream. Wendt argues that states can view each other as enemies, rivals or friends, characterising these roles as 'cultures of anarchy', which are shared ideas which help shape states' interests and capabilities. These cultures can change over time as ideas change. Wendt thus argues that the nature of international politics is not fixed, and that the international system is not condemned to conflict and war.
Political Theory: Methods and Approaches Political Theory: Methods and Approaches Новинка

Political Theory: Methods and Approaches

2664 руб.
Political Theory: Methods and Approaches is one of the first books to analyze research methods in political theory and political philosophy. Drawing together essays by a distinguished set of contributors, this rich and varied collection introduces students to many of the often unelaborated methods and approaches that currently inform the work of leading scholars in the field. The selections consider how political theory should be conducted today and also examine the complex and contested connections between political theory and a range of adjacent disciplines-moral philosophy, the empirical social sciences, the history of political thought, the world of "real" politics, critical social theory, and ideology. Both individually and as a collection, these essays will promote understanding and provoke further debate amongst students and established scholars alike.
Environments, Natures and Social Theory Environments, Natures and Social Theory Новинка

Environments, Natures and Social Theory

3273 руб.
From climate change to fossil fuel dependency, from the uneven effects of natural disasters to the loss of biodiversity: complex socio-environmental problems indicate the urgency for cross-disciplinary research into the ways in which the social, the natural and the technological are ever more entangled. This ground breaking text moves between environmental sociology and environmental geography, political and social ecology and critical design studies to provide a definitive mapping of the state of environmental social theory in the age of the anthropocene.Environments, Natures and Social Theory provokes dialogue and confrontation between critical political economists, actor network theorists, neo-Malthusians and environmental justice advocates. It maps out the new environmental politics of hybridity moving from hybrid neo-liberals to end times ecologists, from post environmentalists to cyborg eco-socialists. White, Rudy and Gareau insist on the necessity of a critical but optimistic hybrid politics, arguing that a more just, egalitarian, democratic and sustainable anthropocene is within our grasp. This will only be brought into being, however, by reclaiming, celebrating and channeling the reconstructive potential of entangled hybrid humans as inventive hominids, creative gardeners, critical publics and political agents. Written in an accessible style, Environments, Natures and Social Theory is an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students across the social sciences.
Environments, Natures and Social Theory Environments, Natures and Social Theory Новинка

Environments, Natures and Social Theory

8712 руб.
From climate change to fossil fuel dependency, from the uneven effects of natural disasters to the loss of biodiversity: complex socio-environmental problems indicate the urgency for cross-disciplinary research into the ways in which the social, the natural and the technological are ever more entangled. This ground breaking text moves between environmental sociology and environmental geography, political and social ecology and critical design studies to provide a definitive mapping of the state of environmental social theory in the age of the anthropocene.Environments, Natures and Social Theory provokes dialogue and confrontation between critical political economists, actor network theorists, neo-Malthusians and environmental justice advocates. It maps out the new environmental politics of hybridity moving from hybrid neo-liberals to end times ecologists, from post environmentalists to cyborg eco-socialists. White, Rudy and Gareau insist on the necessity of a critical but optimistic hybrid politics, arguing that a more just, egalitarian, democratic and sustainable anthropocene is within our grasp. This will only be brought into being, however, by reclaiming, celebrating and channeling the reconstructive potential of entangled hybrid humans as inventive hominids, creative gardeners, critical publics and political agents. Written in an accessible style, Environments, Natures and Social Theory is an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students across the social sciences.
The Pattern and Process of Urban Social Exclusion in Istanbul The Pattern and Process of Urban Social Exclusion in Istanbul Новинка

The Pattern and Process of Urban Social Exclusion in Istanbul

4839 руб.
This book investigates the radical changes in urban policy which has taken place in Turkey since the year 2000. The main argument of the book is to examine whether the recent urban regeneration projects in Istanbul, targeting gecekondu settlements, historical and dilapidated areas in the city centre, will lead social exclusion of the dwellers or not. These are theorised in terms of changes in the relationship between state, space and society. The approach of the book understands space (territory, distance, scale), not as given, but as an active part of social relations of their construction. This premise carries changes in urban policy, empowering of central state institutions and the resistance of the dwellers of urban regeneration areas as a whole process.
Narrative Space Narrative Space Новинка

Narrative Space

4839 руб.
This book focuses on a unique concept constituting the most significant relation between architecture and literature: space. It builds on Norberg-Schulz''s theory of existential space which follows a phenomenological approach towards revealing the essence of space narrated in "The Black Book" by Orhan Pamuk. In the novel, the author gives new meaning to "spaces" that actually exist in the city of Istanbul. Most of the spaces narrated in the novel are based on places from his childhood. Pamuk''s use of his childhood environment as the story setting enables him to provide the reader with a vivid picture of a place. Space is the dominant structuring frame in "The Black Book" and Pamuk''s focus is not on studying portraits, but on the character''s movement through, and conflict with space, especially Istanbul.
Parental Involvement, Stress and Social Support Parental Involvement, Stress and Social Support Новинка

Parental Involvement, Stress and Social Support

6690 руб.
This book examines the fathers’ and mothers’ involvement with their mentally delayed and normally developing children. ThFinal Overview >>e book also focuses on social support and parental stress experienced by parents of 4 to 7-year-old children. Human ecological theory and family systems theory have been utilized as the conceptual frameworks to identify the predictor and mediating variables related to parent involvement, stress, and social support. The present study included married mothers and fathers of young children with mental retardation and mothers and fathers of approximate age-matched typically developing children.
Mandala of identities and intergroup relations Mandala of identities and intergroup relations Новинка

Mandala of identities and intergroup relations

7890 руб.
The work explores multiple identities and out-group attitudes among minority and majority groups on the Italo-Slovene borderland, considered a “natural laboratory” to study the effects of the entrance of Slovenia in the European Union on ethnic and national identification, territorial attachments, intergroup dynamics and social integration processes. The research, grounded in the conceptual models of the Social Identity Theory, the Self-Categorization Theory and Social Identity Complexity Theory, aimed to determine whether complex (vs. simple) ingroup identification in minority and majority members is related to outgroup orientation. Following Bhabha's perspective, it is suggested that hybrid identifications and other complex identity structures may have the potential to mediate similarities and differences between groups, transcending the oppositional positioning of “us” and “them”, fostering inclusion and collaboration between groups.
Explaining Social Life Explaining Social Life Новинка

Explaining Social Life

3167 руб.
This distinctive text makes social theory accessible to and usable by students. Whereas social theory is often seen as abstract, esoteric and separate from our understanding of the social world, here it is shown to be a flexible and practical resource for anyone wanting to explain social phenomena.This expanded and updated second edition actively encourages readers to develop and practice their own capacities for social explanation:• providing readers with a powerful 'tool kit' of five social theoretical concepts – Individuals, Nature, Culture, Action and Social Structure – that are fundamental to social explanation;• drawing on a historically and geographically wide range of examples of social phenomena to show how these theoretical concepts operate and why they're important;• offering end of chapter questions that enable readers to put theory into practice and begin theorising for themselves.Explaining Social Life is ideal for anyone interested in social theory, including students of sociology, anthropology and related social sciences - both those engaging with social theory for the first time, and more advanced students looking to build upon their understanding.
Explaining Social Life Explaining Social Life Новинка

Explaining Social Life

8712 руб.
This distinctive text makes social theory accessible to and usable by students. Whereas social theory is often seen as abstract, esoteric and separate from our understanding of the social world, here it is shown to be a flexible and practical resource for anyone wanting to explain social phenomena.This expanded and updated second edition actively encourages readers to develop and practice their own capacities for social explanation:• providing readers with a powerful 'tool kit' of five social theoretical concepts – Individuals, Nature, Culture, Action and Social Structure – that are fundamental to social explanation;• drawing on a historically and geographically wide range of examples of social phenomena to show how these theoretical concepts operate and why they're important;• offering end of chapter questions that enable readers to put theory into practice and begin theorising for themselves.Explaining Social Life is ideal for anyone interested in social theory, including students of sociology, anthropology and related social sciences - both those engaging with social theory for the first time, and more advanced students looking to build upon their understanding.
Microsociological Theories of Communication Microsociological Theories of Communication Новинка

Microsociological Theories of Communication

6690 руб.
Taking into consideration the developing path of the sociology in the 20th century, this book in its spotlight contains the separation of the communication as an issue of scientific interest of the sociology. Using the theory of social action as a basis for analysis of communication, this book represents the most important microsociological theories of communication: the theory of the social interactionism, the phenomenology, the ethomethodology, the theory of the social constructionism, the dramaturgic theory and the theory of the communicative action. Common thread of all these theories is the consideration of the social action as a basis for communication, whereas each of the pointed theories differently defines the social action, thus the communication as a social action. At the same time dedicating to the research of the communication, these theories offer the transfer from analysis of the meaning of the social action which the theory of the social action offered as a perspective, to mutual understanding of the social actors which the analysis of the communication opened as a perspective.
Park Spaces: Leisure, culture and Modernity Park Spaces: Leisure, culture and Modernity Новинка

Park Spaces: Leisure, culture and Modernity

9900 руб.
The importance of a critical understanding of space in contemporary social scientific enquiry is increasingly recognised as fundamental for the analysis of the development, enlargement and experience of modern capitalism. In particular, the concentration of forces and relations of production, circulation and consumption, of people, commodities and services, is progressively appreciated as achieved through the creation and exploitation of urban space. The works of Lefebvre, Harvey, Foucault, de Certeau and Simmel are used to create a syncretic theoretical analyses that provides a conceptual framework for the substantive analysis of a case study of specific forms of modern urban social space. That is, an exploration of the processes by which the origins and development of what came to be integral features of the landscape of the modern city were produced, namely, the creation of the social spaces of public parks. The investigation of Glasgow's parks as social spaces constructed, depicted and used for leisure and recreation contributes to the understanding of the development and experience of urban modernity, as well as to contemporary socio-spatial analysis.
Property Law and Social Morality Property Law and Social Morality Новинка

Property Law and Social Morality

2663 руб.
Property Law and Social Morality develops a theory of property that highlights the social construction of obligations that individuals owe each other. By viewing property law through the lens of obligations rather than through the lens of rights, the author affirms the existence of important property rights (when no obligation to another exists) and defines the scope of those rights (when an obligation to another does exist). By describing the scope of the decisions that individuals are permitted to make and the requirements of other-regarding decisions, the author develops a single theory to explain the dynamics of private and common property, including exclusion, nuisance, shared decision making, and decision making over time. The development of social recognition norms adds to our understanding of property evolution, and the principle of equal freedom underlying social recognition that limit government interference with property rights.
Technology and Social Theory Technology and Social Theory Новинка

Technology and Social Theory

8712 руб.
From the everyday and unnoticed to the newsworthy and cutting edge, technology is undoubtedly a fundamental element of our daily lives. While saving us time and effort, it can also shape our environment, mediate our relationships, and simultaneously solve problems and create new ones. In studying technology we gain an insight into how societyis constructed, maintained and transformed. Unravelling and explaining the complex connections between technology and the social contexts in which it is used, Technology and Social Theory guides the reader through 150 years of thinking in this ever evolving field. The chapters critically evaluate a broad range of theorists, from Marx to Foucault, Orwell to Elias, alongside empirical examples which show theory in action. The significance of technology is assessed within both public spheres and intimate spaces, shedding light on its integralrole in society. Showing how theory maps the way for further research, and in turn how new advances in research can inform theory, this book is invaluable reading for students and researchers in Sociology, Social theory, Science and Technology Studies and the Media.
Technology and Social Theory Technology and Social Theory Новинка

Technology and Social Theory

3273 руб.
From the everyday and unnoticed to the newsworthy and cutting edge, technology is undoubtedly a fundamental element of our daily lives. While saving us time and effort, it can also shape our environment, mediate our relationships, and simultaneously solve problems and create new ones. In studying technology we gain an insight into how societyis constructed, maintained and transformed. Unravelling and explaining the complex connections between technology and the social contexts in which it is used, Technology and Social Theory guides the reader through 150 years of thinking in this ever evolving field. The chapters critically evaluate a broad range of theorists, from Marx to Foucault, Orwell to Elias, alongside empirical examples which show theory in action. The significance of technology is assessed within both public spheres and intimate spaces, shedding light on its integralrole in society. Showing how theory maps the way for further research, and in turn how new advances in research can inform theory, this book is invaluable reading for students and researchers in Sociology, Social theory, Science and Technology Studies and the Media.
The Story of Astronomy and Space The Story of Astronomy and Space Новинка

The Story of Astronomy and Space

829 руб.
A narrative introduction to the mysteries of space and the secrets of astronomy, packed with scientific facts about the solar system, comets, the Big Bang theory, telescopes, space exploration and lots more. Diagrams and amusing illustrations help make complex ideas easy and fun. Also includes star charts, a glossary, and an astronomy timeline.
Fixed Point Theorems in Topological Spaces with Application to Fratal Fixed Point Theorems in Topological Spaces with Application to Fratal Новинка

Fixed Point Theorems in Topological Spaces with Application to Fratal

4929 руб.
The problems associated in the present research work which are taken care of are related to the study of fixed point theorems in semi Hausdorff space, uniform space and Banach space along with studying the applications of fixed point theorem in economics and analyzing the theory of fractals and application of fixed point theory. In this work, the introductory part of fractal theory, the important applications of fractal in image compression and a model of fixed point theorem in dynamical system is taken into consideration keeping in view its application in various areas like planetary motion, stock market prices, meteorological data etc. Also theorem of maximal elements in Banach space and existence of maximal elements and equilibrium for pair of maps in
Theorising participation Theorising participation Новинка

Theorising participation

4839 руб.
In the field of development communication deliberately planned efforts to effect social change usually intersects with strategic thinking, whilst other not so deliberate efforts (such as social movements, internet trends, and so forth) may also effect social change. This book falls within the ambit of the former and is addressing a topic in the intersection between traditional study fields of strategic communication and development communication.The particular focus is how a theory commonly used in the strategic communication field, the Stakeholder Theory, applies to deliberate development communication efforts - more specifically how the Stakeholder Theory sheds light on the concept of participation. In so doing,the normative validity and descriptive accuracy of Stakeholder Theory to define the notion of participation is key.
The Story of Astronomy and Space The Story of Astronomy and Space Новинка

The Story of Astronomy and Space

1505 руб.
A narrative introduction to the mysteries of space and the secrets of astronomy, packed with scientific facts about the solar system, comets, the Big Bang theory, telescopes, space exploration and lots more. Diagrams and amusing illustrations help make complex ideas easy and fun. Also includes star charts, a glossary, and an astronomy timeline.
Psychoanalytic Theory Psychoanalytic Theory Новинка

Psychoanalytic Theory

7623 руб.
Influential, exciting and often controversial, psychoanalytic theory has had a major impact in the humanities and social sciences.In a new edition of this classic book, Anthony Elliott masterfully introduces the reader to psychoanalytic theory. He provides lucid interpretations of key theorists, as well as exploring their impact on society, culture and politics.Psychoanalytic Theory: An Introduction• discusses leading psychoanalytic theorists - from Freud to Lacan, Klein to Kristeva, Zizek to Laplanche;• examines the political and cultural dimensions of psychoanalytic studies, from feminism to postmodernism;• contains new material on Lacanian and post-Lacanian theory, the post-Kleinian psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion, psychoanalytic feminism and deconstructive psychoanalysis. Written by one of the world's leading social theorists, this engaging and influential text is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about psychoanalytic theory and its cultural importance in our lives.
Psychoanalytic Theory Psychoanalytic Theory Новинка

Psychoanalytic Theory

2851 руб.
Influential, exciting and often controversial, psychoanalytic theory has had a major impact in the humanities and social sciences.In a new edition of this classic book, Anthony Elliott masterfully introduces the reader to psychoanalytic theory. He provides lucid interpretations of key theorists, as well as exploring their impact on society, culture and politics.Psychoanalytic Theory: An Introduction• discusses leading psychoanalytic theorists - from Freud to Lacan, Klein to Kristeva, Zizek to Laplanche;• examines the political and cultural dimensions of psychoanalytic studies, from feminism to postmodernism;• contains new material on Lacanian and post-Lacanian theory, the post-Kleinian psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion, psychoanalytic feminism and deconstructive psychoanalysis. Written by one of the world's leading social theorists, this engaging and influential text is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about psychoanalytic theory and its cultural importance in our lives.
Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration Новинка

Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration

2547 руб.
Despite its increasing visibility as a social issue, mass incarceration - and its inconsistency with core democratic ideals - rarely surfaces in contemporary political theory. Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration seeks to overcome this puzzling disconnect by deepening the dialogue between democratic theory and punishment policy.
Planning the search for a space object Planning the search for a space object Новинка

Planning the search for a space object

6690 руб.
A new mathematical theory of planning the search for a space object using imprecise a-priori information of its orbit parameters was developed. The basis of the theory includes the set-theoretical treatment and presentation of the space object current position uncertainty domain and its dynamics, the formulation and use of the principle of equivalence of the search plan elements for different times, and mathematical description of the phenomenon of the search plan degradation during its realization. All the main search situations taking place in the space surveillance practice were considered and investigated in terms of this theory. Some constructive means for compensation of the search plan degradation negative consequences were suggested. The most efficiency can be achieved in terms of this theory for narrow-angle and narrow-beam sensors and for acquisition of a faint intelligence signal from the sought for space object. Some of the suggested search methods have been implemented in real space surveillance sensors.
The Roman Street The Roman Street Новинка

The Roman Street

9263 руб.
Every day Roman urbanites took to the street for myriad tasks, from hawking vegetables and worshipping local deities to simply loitering and socializing. Hartnett takes readers into this thicket of activity as he repopulates Roman streets with their full range of sensations, participants, and events that stretched far beyond simple movement. As everyone from slave to senator met in this communal space, city dwellers found unparalleled opportunities for self-aggrandizing display and the negotiation of social and political tensions. Hartnett charts how Romans preened and paraded in the street, and how they exploited the street's collective space to lob insults and respond to personal rebukes. Combining textual evidence, comparative historical material, and contemporary urban theory with architectural and art historical analysis, The Roman Street offers a social and cultural history of urban spaces that restores them to their rightful place as primary venues for social performance in the ancient world.
The Role of Social Context The Role of Social Context Новинка

The Role of Social Context

5790 руб.
How does social context influence the similarity effects on organizational attachment? Using self-categorization theory, similarity attraction theory and social identity theory as the theoretical underpinning, I explore the research question in the formal work group and the organizational reference group, two different conceptualizations of social context. Contrary to predictions, no significant similarity effects were found in either context. In testing a revised model in which communication is a partial mediator between similarity and organizational attachment, however, I find that organizational reference group similarity in gender, ethnicity and organizational tenure significantly predict organizational attachment. In particular, similarity in ethnicity negatively predicts job satisfaction, one measure of organizational attachment. Such results show that a direct positive similarity effect may be too simplistic to capture the nuances in people’s psychological and behavioral reactions to demographic similarity.
Smart City: A New Approach to Building Cities Smart City: A New Approach to Building Cities Новинка

Smart City: A New Approach to Building Cities

8005 руб.
Urban performance currently depends not only on the city's endowment of hard infrastructure ('physical capital'), but also, and increasingly so, on the availability and quality of knowledge communication and social infrastructure ('intellectual capital and social capital'). The concept of the smart city has been introduced as a strategic device to encompass modern urban production factors in a common framework and to highlight the growing importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), social and environmental capital in profiling the competitiveness of cities.
Steven Seidman Contested Knowledge. Social Theory Today Steven Seidman Contested Knowledge. Social Theory Today Новинка

Steven Seidman Contested Knowledge. Social Theory Today

3427.55 руб.
In the fifth edition Contested Knowledge, social theorist Steven Seidman presents the latest topics in social theory and addresses the current shift of 'universalist theorists' to networks of clustered debates. Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movements Reviews sociological theory from a contemporary perspective Reveals how the universal theorist and the era of rival schools has been replaced by networks of clustered debates that are relatively 'autonomous' and interdisciplinary Features updates and in-depth discussions of the newest clustered debates in social theory—intimacy, postcolonial nationalism, and the concept of 'the other' Challenges social scientists to renew their commitment to the important moral and political role social knowledge plays in public life Accompanied by a companion website for students at www.wiley.com/go/seidman featuring chapter outlines and useful web links; an instructor site can also be accessed which features password-protected PowerPoint teaching slides
100 Years of Relativity: Space-time Structure Einstein and Beyond 100 Years of Relativity: Space-time Structure Einstein and Beyond Новинка

100 Years of Relativity: Space-time Structure Einstein and Beyond

6083 руб.
Thanks to Einstein's relativity theories, our notions of space and time underwent profound revisions about a 100 years ago. The resulting interplay between geometry and physics has dominated all of fundamental physics since then. This volume contains contributions from leading researchers, worldwide, who have thought deeply about the nature and consequences of this interplay. The articles take a long-range view of the subject and distill the most important advances in broad terms, making them easily accessible to non-specialists. The first part is devoted to a summary of how relativity theories were born (J Stachel). The second part discusses the most dramatic ramifications of general relativity, such as black holes (P Chrusciel and R Price), space-time singularities (H Nicolai and A Rendall), gravitational waves (P Laguna and P Saulson), the large scale structure of the cosmos (T Padmanabhan); experimental status of this theory (C Will) as well as its practical application to the GPS system (N Ashby). The last part looks beyond Einstein and provides glimpses into what is in store for us in the 21st century. Contributions here include summaries of radical changes in the notions of space and time that are emerging from quantum field theory in curved space-times (Ford), string theory (T Banks), loop quantum gravity (A Ashtekar), quantum cosmology (M Bojowald), discrete approaches (Dowker, Gambini and Pullin) and twistor theory (R Penrose).
Social Theory for Alternative Societies Social Theory for Alternative Societies Новинка

Social Theory for Alternative Societies

3167 руб.
This book traces a unique story of social theory: one which focuses on its role in offering ideas for alternative societies. In charting this story, Matt Dawson argues that the differences in alternatives offered by social theorists not only demonstrate the diversity in, and value of, sociological perspectives, but also emphasize competing ideas of the role of intellectuals in social change. The text discusses a collection of social theorists –from key figures such as Marx, Durkheim and Du Bois to less well known or now commonly overlooked writers such as Levitas, Lefebvre and Mannheim. It explains their use of the tools of sociology to critique society and provide visions for alternatives, highlighting elements of the intellectual backgrounds of movements such as socialism, anti-racism, feminism and cosmopolitanism. Social Theory for Alternative Societies not only explores in detail a variety of thinkers, but also reflects on the relevance of sociology today and on the connection between social theory and the 'real world.' Thus it will be of interest to students of sociology and those interested in ideas for a better society.
Social Theory for Alternative Societies Social Theory for Alternative Societies Новинка

Social Theory for Alternative Societies

8168 руб.
This book traces a unique story of social theory: one which focuses on its role in offering ideas for alternative societies. In charting this story, Matt Dawson argues that the differences in alternatives offered by social theorists not only demonstrate the diversity in, and value of, sociological perspectives, but also emphasize competing ideas of the role of intellectuals in social change. The text discusses a collection of social theorists –from key figures such as Marx, Durkheim and Du Bois to less well known or now commonly overlooked writers such as Levitas, Lefebvre and Mannheim. It explains their use of the tools of sociology to critique society and provide visions for alternatives, highlighting elements of the intellectual backgrounds of movements such as socialism, anti-racism, feminism and cosmopolitanism. Social Theory for Alternative Societies not only explores in detail a variety of thinkers, but also reflects on the relevance of sociology today and on the connection between social theory and the 'real world.' Thus it will be of interest to students of sociology and those interested in ideas for a better society.
Public Open Spaces in Kathmandu Valley Public Open Spaces in Kathmandu Valley Новинка

Public Open Spaces in Kathmandu Valley

4839 руб.
The current growth of Kathmandu Valley has been malignant in many ways which suggest a decline of public realm in the city. As the current efforts for planning and design of public open space exhibit numerous problems related to both physical and social aspects of city building, this book examines the shortcomings with contemporary urban development from urban planning and design point of view and attempts to suggest methods to overcome such shortcomings based on the study of historic urban squares. This book identifies the inherent urban design qualities of the historic urban squares in order to learn from them and also attempts to put forward the principles and guidelines for the contemporary public space design based on such findings.
Fostering Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientations Fostering Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientations Новинка

Fostering Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientations

7790 руб.
Social cognitive theory presents a dynamic theory, which engages in a scientific study of ‘how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the actual, imagined, and implied presence of others’ (Allport 1985, 3). The hallmark of such an approach is its claim that social interaction informs cognitive processes (as the axis around which social behaviour is learnt), within a reciprocal process, which can be studied scientifically. Thus, central to social cognitive theory is Bandura’s (1986, 18) concept of reciprocal determinism, that is, the ‘understanding of human function in terms of a complex dynamic triadic reciprocal function in which behaviour, personal factors and environmental events all operate as interacting determinant of each other’. Relatedly, based on the above approach, the social cognitive theory examines the impact of the collective or the structural on the individual or the agent, particularly on the formation of particular attitudes. As such, the social cognitive theory potentially offers the study important insights into the dynamic process in environmental and/or structural factors shape students’ Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientations.
Exploring the Missing Links Exploring the Missing Links Новинка

Exploring the Missing Links

7790 руб.
This book is the publication of a highly praised doctoral thesis exploring the role of social capital theory in Australian regional development policy and practice. The author provides a trenchant critique of the concept 'social capital' and the link between social capital and regional economic development which has been propagated in Australia and around the world. The author draws attention to the 'missing links' in social capital theory, exploring how the concept has mutated from its origins as a tool in a tightly theorised framework for the explanation of social structure and inequality, into a community development tool which many believe can be used to remedy such inequality. With reference to a case study of the local government area of the City of Playford in South Australia, the author argues that not only are current understandings of social capital unable to adequately address issues of class and structural inequality in Australian regional development, they may also be contributing to their exacerbation.
Tourism and Thai People Tourism and Thai People Новинка

Tourism and Thai People

7790 руб.
This study examines the social representations of Thailand’s tourism development and related social impact, as perceived by respondents from Bangkok, Thailand. Employing social representations theory (SRT) and social exchange theory (SET), this study adopts qualitative methods to obtain respondents’ representations of tourism development in Bangkok. For the study, forty in-depth interviews and four focus-group interviews were conducted with respondents who were either involved or not involved in the tourism industry. The two main issues considered were, firstly, the determination of the concepts used to perceive tourism development and its social impact among Thai people and, secondly, how social exchanges affect these perceptions.
The Ethiopian Scientific study of Information theory The Ethiopian Scientific study of Information theory Новинка

The Ethiopian Scientific study of Information theory

4929 руб.
The book is contain the Information system basic concepts and the Scientific study of Information,The Data Explosion & The formation LAG, Information & Communication Technologies, The Social System AND Social StructurTechnology and Human needs,The Physiology and Psychology of the human /computer Interaction,Social Interactions Among Computer Users, Computer Aided Conversation and the Problem of Trust Social Integration in Electronic Networks and Blue-collar Robots: Automating the Labor Aristocracy
Modern Social Work Theory Modern Social Work Theory Новинка

Modern Social Work Theory

3273 руб.
This masterly text is a classic in its field and will be a reliable companion throughout the course of your studies and your career as a social work practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. Modern Social Work Theory is now more accessible and comprehensive than ever, offering: • the most complete coverage of social work theory, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas, including a new chapter dedicated to strengths, narrative and solutions approaches• a host of brand new case examples showing how theories can be applied to everyday practice• new analysis of the ethical dimensions of different social work theories and what common values they share• 'Pause and Reflect' questions to encourage you to draw on your own experience and develop your thinking• updated 'Example text' sections which summarise the most current thinking and help bridge the gap between introductions to each theory and more specialist writing.
The Semiotics of Safavid in Perceiving Urban Space: The Semiotics of Safavid in Perceiving Urban Space: Новинка

The Semiotics of Safavid in Perceiving Urban Space:

5790 руб.
This study interprets the urban space in respect of the role played by human perception of space and the impact, which social culture has on urban design. The main aim of this research at a macro level is to attain a strong theoretical basis through a multi-dimensional approach to the city. The method of analyzing and carrying out a critique of it at an applied level will clarify the impact which cultural factors have in the perception of urban space. The methodology is based on hermeneutic method, as an example, Chahar Bagh Street in Isfahan one of the capital cities of Iran has been introduced, because it possesses valuable traditional structure. As a conclusion, cultural impacts creating symbolism was discussed as the base of perceiving the urban space.
The Semiperson Model The Semiperson Model Новинка

The Semiperson Model

4839 руб.
This book contains : The Lahoot, The fourteen souls, whome are in the position of Lahoot, The Walk Year, The Throne of Allah - The Meaning of the skies and the earth- The Three Dimensions, The Fourth Dimensions, The Worlds, Albert Einstein, The Dimensional World of the Space-Time, The Relativity of Light, The Special Theory of Relativity Equations, The General theory of Relativity, The Worm Hole and The Travel Between Stars, Galaxies, and Universes, and the Special Theory of RElativity and The Ecistance: The Semiperson model, and the Solution of the semiperson model equation.

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Space, the City and Social Theory offers a clear and critical account of key approaches to cities and urban space within social theory and analysis. It explores the relation of the social and the spatial in the context of critical urban themes: community and anonymity; social difference and spatial divisions; politics and public space; gentrification and urban renewal; gender and sexuality; subjectivity and space; experience and everyday practice in the city. The text adopts an international and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on a range of debates on cities and urban life. It brings together classic perspectives in urban sociology and social theory with the analysis of contemporary urban problems and issues. Rather than viewing the urban simply as a backdrop for more general social processes, the discussion looks at how social and spatial relations shape different versions of the city: as a place of social interaction and of solitude; as a site of difference and segregation; as a space of politics and power; as a landscape of economic and cultural distinction; as a realm of everyday experience and freedom. Similarly, it examines how core social categories – such as class, culture, gender, sexuality and community – are shaped and reproduced in urban contexts. Linking debates in urban studies to wider concerns within social theory and analysis, this accessible text will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban sociology, social and cultural geography, urban and cultural studies.
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