Progress in Agricultural Geography (Routledge Revivals) by Michael Pacione

By Michael Pacione

In the second one half the 20th century, major alterations have been taking place in the agricultural undefined, together with a rise in potency and govt intervention, in addition to multiplied and extra complex styles of alternate. This entire quantity, first released in 1986, displays how those advancements challenged the sphere of agricultural geography. contemplating agricultural thoughts, farming structures, govt coverage and land possession, this identify presents a vital heritage to scholars with an curiosity in agricultural equipment, distribution and reform.

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Forschungsprogramme. Beiträge zur Vereinheitlichung der by Michael Schmid

By Michael Schmid

Der Band führt in die „Methodologie der wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprogramme“ ein und diskutiert hernach das Luhmannsche Programm der „soziologischen Aufklärung“, die forschungsleitenden Vorschläge der soziologisch gewendeten Evolutionstheorie, der soziobiologisch mikrofundierenden Konflikttheorie von Stephan Sanderson, der integrativen Handlungs- und Systemtheorie von Walter Bühl, des Neofunktionalismus von Jeffrey Alexander (und seiner Schule), der mikrofundierenden Solidaritätstheorie von Randall Collins und der Ulrich Beck‘schen Theorie der Reflexiven Modernisierung. Sodann untersucht der Band die (in einer Münchener Projektgruppe entwickelte) „Theorie der alltäglichen Lebensführung“ und das handlungstheoretisch fundierte Erklärungsprogramm von Andreas Balog; hernach wendet er sich der Habitus- und Gesellschaftstheorie Pierre Bourdieus und den Grundzügen der von Peter Hedström mitbegründeten „Analytischen Soziologie“ zu und thematisiert anschließend das sogenannte „weberianischen Forschungsprogramms“, wie es im Heidelberger Umkreis von M.R. Lepsius- und W. Schluchter entstanden ist. Am Ende steht eine vergleichende Untersuchung der „ökonomischen“ und „soziologischen“ Beiträge zur Korruptionstheorie.

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Global Gender Research: Transnational Perspectives by Christine Bose,Minjeong Kim

By Christine Bose,Minjeong Kim

Readers of Global Gender study will learn how to evaluate and distinction feminist issues globally, achieve familiarity with the breadth of gender examine, and comprehend the nationwide contexts that produced it.

This quantity presents an in-depth comparative photo of the present nation of feminist sociological gender and women's reports learn in 4 areas of the world—Africa, Asia, Latin America/the Caribbean, and Europe—as represented by means of many nations. The introductory essay to every sector explains how social technological know-how study on girls and/or gender concerns has been formed through economics, politics, and tradition, and by way of developments which are concurrently neighborhood, nearby, and international. It familiarizes readers with the wide variety of salient concerns, examine tools, writing kinds, and top authors from world wide.

Each neighborhood part includes several chapters on gender study in particular nations that symbolize the region's variety and canopy the main theoretical and empirical tendencies that experience emerged over the years, in addition to the connection of key study inquiries to feminist activism and women’s or gender reviews. subsequent, the editors illustrate this new wave of gender scholarship with translated/reprinted samples of analysis articles from extra nations within the sector, that hide quite a lot of very important worldwide topics—such as paintings, sexuality, masculinities, childcare and family members matters, faith, violence, legislations and gender regulations. ultimately, this quantity presents students with vast bibliographies and a list of websites for women’s and gender study facilities in eighty five countries.

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Social Theory for Beginners by Paul Ransome

By Paul Ransome

Treating social idea as an exhilarating highbrow trip in its personal correct, this new introductory-level textbook offers the most important principles and ideas in social conception including an account of the highbrow heritage from which they emerged. aimed toward first-year undergraduates learning sociology and all similar disciplines within the social sciences and arts, it offers an advent to the most important questions and debates dealing with social theorists and sociologists. basically designed presentation and structure beneficial properties aid readers navigate their method round the fabric therefore giving them the simplest probability of discovering what they wish speedy and easily.

      The purely booklet on social idea sociology scholars might want to get via their first year

      Written in an obtainable sort to lead scholars in the course of the subject

      Comprehensive assurance of classical and modern theories and theorists

      Uses vast examples from way of life to light up concepts

      Includes student-friendly good points reminiscent of highlighted keyword phrases with margin reasons, instruments for realizing, extra examining and net resources

      Associated interactive site displays how scholars research on-line and gives hyperlinks to wider resources

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Understanding Communication Theory: A Beginner's Guide by Stephen M. Croucher

By Stephen M. Croucher

This booklet bargains scholars a accomplished, theoretical, and useful advisor to verbal exchange thought. Croucher defines many of the views on verbal exchange theory—the social medical, interpretive, and significant approaches—and then takes at the theories themselves, with issues together with interpersonal communique, organizational conversation, intercultural communique, persuasion, severe and rhetorical thought and different key techniques. every one concept bankruptcy encompasses a pattern undergraduate-written paper that applies the defined idea, in addition to edits and statement by way of Croucher, giving scholars an insider’s glimpse of how communique idea will be written approximately and utilized within the lecture room and in genuine lifestyles. that includes routines, case reports and key phrases that illustrate and completely clarify some of the conversation theories, Understanding communique Theory supplies scholars all of the instruments they should comprehend and follow famous verbal exchange theories.

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Naturalistic Observation (Qualitative Essentials) by Michael V Angrosino

By Michael V Angrosino

statement is among the foundational tools of qualitative inquiry—but provided that it's performed in a scientific style that permits for the cautious recording of information and the constant retrieval of these facts for reasons of research. hence, this ebook incorporates a short how-to consultant to accomplishing observations in naturalistic settings. The heritage of observational study, ongoing questions of its epistemological prestige, the influence of latest applied sciences, and its significant moral issues also are handled. Replete with examples of observation-based examine, questions for sophistication dialogue, a thesaurus, and vast references, this quantity deals a quick fireplace commence into doing naturalistic observational learn for newbies and students.

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Re-evaluating Creativity: The Individual, Society and by Lili Hernández-Romero

By Lili Hernández-Romero

This booklet proposes a groundbreaking method of the learn of private creativity, linking this to the research of the chakras, or facilities of strength, of the delicate approach prompt by means of the japanese philosophy referred to as Sahaja Yoga. It argues that creativity is to be re-learnt via a strategy of self-review, a self-examination that's underpinned via the author’s inspiration of the outsider to the self, a pervasive characterised by way of a bent to be attached to the outer global on the expense of the internal global. the writer analyses creativity from 3 various yet interrelated facets –the person, society and schooling - and maps out a direction that could take the participants into an knowing of blockages of their artistic strategy. It additionally examines features that experience contributed to maintain the of the outsider to the self, hindering people’s creativity. It argues that the conventional schooling method is either constricting and freeing issue of creativity. ultimately, by utilizing auto-ethnography, the writer finds a technique of blocked and unblocked creativity. This booklet is a key learn for all these interested in psychology, sociology, schooling and cultural studies. 

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Cartographies of Knowledge: Exploring Qualitative by Celine-Marie Pascale

By Celine-Marie Pascale

Mapping geographies of strength and information in qualitative research

"In this foundational tome, Professor Celine-Marie Pascale opinions method in dating to precise qualitative tools and argues cogently that regardless of strong intentions, so much of this study continues to be tethered to the Cartesian paradigm therefore proscribing its emancipatory power. this is often a powerful booklet that would most probably develop into a classic!"
— Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University, co-author with Tukufu Zuberi, White common sense, White tools: Racism and Methodology

2012 Winner of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry exotic ebook Award!

Using transparent language and urban examples, this text examines theoretical and ancient foundations that form the idea and good judgment of qualitative social study. It analyzes qualitative technique and strategies in courting to problems with business enterprise, subjectivity, and adventure. Rooted to feminist, serious race, and post-structural literature, it's desirous about social justice because it opinions present study paradigms and advances large alternatives.

This is a perfect textual content for college students in graduate-level classes in method, Epistemology, Qualitative study tools, facts research, Ethnomethodology, Symbolic interplay, Phenomenology, Grounded concept, and similar classes the social, behavioral, and health and wellbeing sciences.

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Essential Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach by Jean J. Schensul,Margaret D. LeCompte

By Jean J. Schensul,Margaret D. LeCompte

This is e-book three of seven within the Ethnographer's Toolkit, moment Edition.

Essential Ethnographic Methods introduces the elemental, face-to-face information assortment instruments that ethnographers and different qualitative researchers use regularly. It presents ethnographers with instruments to respond to the critical ethnographic questions on surroundings, contributors, actions, habit, and extra. the fundamental “mixed” tools for accumulating info contain open-ended and concentrated listening, wondering options, player and non-participant remark, recording concepts, visible remember, mapping the environments and contexts during which player habit happens, and fascinating in ethnographically knowledgeable survey examine. simply because those facts assortment suggestions require ethnographers to get involved within the neighborhood cultural surroundings and to obtain their event via hands-on adventure, the basic instruments additionally let them find out about new events from the viewpoint of an "insider.” With those targeted directions, the standard and scope of the knowledge ethnographers gather are certain to be more advantageous.

Other books within the set:

Book 1:
Designing and carrying out Ethnographic learn: An creation, moment Edition
by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul

Book 2:
Initiating Ethnographic examine: A combined equipment Approach
by Stephen L. Schensul, Jean J. Schensul, and Margaret D. LeCompte

Book 4:
Specialized Ethnographic equipment: A combined tools Approach
edited by way of Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte

Book 5:
Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic information: A combined tools strategy, moment Edition
by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul

Book 6:
Ethics in Ethnography: A combined equipment Approach
by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul

Book 7:
Ethnography in motion: A combined tools Approach
by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte

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