Sociological Adventures

He listed four : 1. To get to know the respective sociologists personally . 2. To get from them direct information about their lives and their work . 3. To get from them information about the situation of Sociological Adventures Earle ...

Sociological Adventures


Stretching the Sociological Imagination

Adventures. with. Cross-Classification. in. the. Sociology. of. Work. Tony Elger Introduction One of John Eldridge's recent publications explored 'Baldamus's Adventures with Cross-Classification' (Eldridge 2010), and John has also had ...

Stretching the Sociological Imagination

This edited collection calls for renewed attention to the concept of the sociological imagination, allowing social scientists to link private issues to public troubles. Inspired by the eminent Glasgow-based sociologist, John Eldridge, it re-engages with the concept and shows how it can be applied to analyzing society today.

Political Power and Social Theory

Sociological adventures: Earle Edward Eubank's visits with European sociologists. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers. Kaesler, D. (2002). Max Weber: Vom akademischen AuXenseiter zum soziologischen Klassiker.

Political Power and Social Theory

It is time to consider changes in the field of comparative-historical sociology, as the discipline seeks to accommodate old and new trends as well as the transforming spatial scales in which political power and social theory are increasingly embedded. This title showcases articles that pursue similar themes.

Sport Sociology

The model is useful because it recognises that not all adventures are the same and that risk management is a key variable in determining the 'adventurousness' of the experience. The model is however constructed with an understanding of ...

Sport Sociology

"A welcome addition for those who teach sports studies... Used as a primer, this book provides readers with excellent introduction to the key sociological concepts, methods, and theories, and, also offers useful examples and contextualised discussions that beginners to the realm of sociology will no doubt appreciate. Beedie has compiled for students a good companion text that could certainly be used in conjunction with more detailed books, and, to guide students through more complex academic texts. Students have certainly appreciated Beedie's efforts to help them apply sociological rigour to analysing their sporting worlds, identities and experiences." - Geoffery Kohe, Worcester University "This should be highly useful for any sports studies students who are encountering the sociology of sport for the first time, even those who have previously studied sociology." - Alison Cain, Hertfordshire University Sociology is central to the study of sport in higher education. This reader-friendly textbook introduces all of the subject’s core themes, such as power, diversity and mediation, and relates them to major contemporary social issues such as commercialisation and globalisation. Special emphasis is given throughout to examples drawn from the UK and to the significance of the 2012 Olympics. Theoretical explanation is fully supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.

Adventures of Ideas

The Western Empire in all its ramifications was a purely defensive institution , in its sociological functionings and in its external behaviour . Its learning lacked speculative adventure . In no sense , however we stretch the metaphor ...

Adventures of Ideas


The Sociology of Wilhelm Baldamus

Chapter 2 Baldamus's Adventures with Crossclassification John Eldridge1 Introduction: Serious Playfulness I will begin with three quotations: Graham'smemory stick contained alot ofthe humdrum of commerce – feasibility studies, ...

The Sociology of Wilhelm Baldamus

Wilhelm 'Gi' Baldamus (1908–1991) was one of the most distinctive voices in British sociology in the second half of the twentieth century. He made major contributions to both industrial sociology and sociological theory, yet many of his central concerns remain under-explored. This volume is the first of its kind to engage with these questions and Baldamus’ responses, in combination with the publication of two of Baldamus's own later writings never before printed in English. A substantial biographical introduction by the editors situates this work within the context of Baldamus’s life both before and after his exile from Nazi Germany, adding background to the exploration of his concerns that research should be underpinned by meticulous theoretical and conceptual work. It will be of interest to sociologists, social theorists, intellectual historians, and those working in the field of social science research methods.'

The Adventure as Social Performance

A Study of the German Court Epic Willard Ray Hasty. - sociological approach that I wish to reveal and call into.

The Adventure as Social Performance


Introduction to Recreation and Leisure

outdoor recreation resources, especially those uniquely adventure based in nature, may be the best way of both ... These include hard-earned personal and physical victories, emotional and psychological development, sociological ...

Introduction to Recreation and Leisure

Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, Second Edition, is a textbook designed for an initial undergraduate course in a recreation and leisure program. With its 21st-century views of recreation and leisure services, it incorporates indicators for future directions in the field and presents international perspectives as well as career opportunities in recreation and leisure. A new web resource is included.

Rethinking the Social through Durkheim Marx Weber and Whitehead

The focus on “how” returns us to the importance of the adverbial which has been touched on throughout the previous chapters. So, although Whitehead uses the adjective “sociological” roughly twenty times in Part I of Adventures of Ideas, ...

Rethinking the Social through Durkheim  Marx  Weber and Whitehead

According to some social theorists, we are ‘at the end of the social’. This book argues that such pronouncements may be premature, as we need to reengage with what sociologists have previously meant by ‘the social’. ‘Rethinking the Social’ is the first book to systematically analyse the different concepts of the social developed by Durkheim, Marx and Weber. It examines how the concept of the social became unproblematic for twentieth-century writers and suggests that debates surrounding this concept remain very much alive. Building on A. N. Whitehead’s work, Halewood develops a novel ‘philosophy of the social’.

The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader

themselves in metropolitan life, but his brief discussions of gambling were never developed into sustained sociological formulations. If we consider Simmel's formulation of adventure as an activity that falls outside the “usual ...

The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Making Sense of the Social World

... Second Edition by Ronald F. Czaja and Johnny Blair A Guide to Field Research , Second Edition by Carol A. Bailey Adventures in Social Research , Fifth Edition by Earl Babbie , Fred Halley , and Jeanne Zaino Adventures in Social ...

Making Sense of the Social World

Provides an introduction to social research. This book presents research methods as an integrated whole, with balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integration of substantive examples and research techniques, and consistent attention to the goal of validity and the standards of ethical practice.

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

The Pine Forge Press and Related Titles in Research Methods and Statistics Adventures In Social Research , Fifth Edition by Earl Babbie , Fred Halley , and Jeanne Zaino Adventures In Social Research with SPSS Student Version 11.0 ...

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

"Social Statistics for a Diverse Society provides students with a revealing introduction to social science statistics. This Fourth Edition maintains the same informal, conversational writing style, along with the many pedagogical features that made previous editions so successful. It is an excellent textbook for students taking their first course in social statistics and can also be used in a number of sociological research methods courses."--BOOK JACKET.

Alfred Schutz s Sociological Aspect of Literature

Only pretending to share Don Quixote's world , they never really want to enter into a true social relationship with him . So the literary objectivation of Quixote's and Sancho's former adventures constitutes radical different relevance ...

Alfred Schutz s Sociological Aspect of Literature

The maintext in the present volume has beenconstructed out of passages found scattered aboutin thirty-five years of Alfred Schutz's writings, and it has been constructed by following a pageof notes for a lecture that he gave in 1955 under the title "Sociological Aspect of Literature. " The result can be considered the substance of Schutz's contribution to the theory of literature. More detail about how this construction has beenperformed is offered in the Editor's Introduction. The complementary essays areby scholars from Germany, Japan, andthe United States , from several generations, and from the disciplines of anthropology, philosophy, and sociology. These researchers were invited to reflect in their own perspectives on the main text and in relation to matters referred to within and beyond it. Draftversions of most of these complementary essays were presented for critical discussion in a research symposium held at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of theNewSchool for Social Research on April28-29, 1995 underthe sponsorship of The Center for Advanced Research in Phenomen ology, Inc. , Florida Atlantic University; The Department of Philosophy of The Graduate Faculty of the New School, Richard 1. Bernstein, Chair; and Evelyn and George Schutz, the philosopher's children. Revised versions of these presentations and also several essays subsequently recruited are offered to begin yet another stagein thehistory of scholarship on Schutz and the phenomenological research inspired by him. Northwestern University Press is thanked for permission to quote extensively from Alfred Schutz, The Phenomenology of the Social World, trans.

Fiction and Social Reality

Literature and Narrative as Sociological Resources Dr Mariano Longo ... Since both don Quixote and Sancho Panza are objects of ridicule in a series of social games based on the quasiobjective reality of their previous adventures, ...

Fiction and Social Reality

This book reinvigorates the debate surrounding the utility of fiction as a sociological resource, examining the distinction between the two forms of writing and exploring the views of early sociologists on the suitability of subjecting literary sources to sociological analysis. Engaging with contemporary debates in this field, the author explores the potential sociological use of literary fiction, considering the role of literature as the exemplification of sociological concepts, a non-technical confirmation of theoretical insights, and a form of empirical material used to confirm a set of theoretically oriented assumptions.

The Development of a Theory of Social Structure and Personality

I had thought when I published the last of these books, Adventures in Sociology: My Life as a Cross-National Scholar, a few months ago, that I could now at long last retire and catch up on reading new books and rereading old ones.

The Development of a Theory of Social Structure and Personality

In The Development of a Theory of Social Structure and Personality Melvin Kohn, a pioneer in the cross-national, comparative and collaborative study of social structure and personality examines his sociological research spanning a six-decade career to articulate a theory of social structure and personality.

The Great Adventure

Book review of Charisma and social structure . World futures : The journal of general evolution 27 : 155-67 . Loye , D. ( 2000 ) . Darwin's lost theory of love . New York : iUniverse . Loye , D. ( 2002 ) . Introduction : Toward a fully ...

The Great Adventure

Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.

Social Scientist

It is a complicated task , then , to take pluralist sociology head - on : for instead of a collection there results ... and Indian sociology in paraparticular , only betrays the paucity of meaningful sociological adventures in the field ...

Social Scientist


Sceptical Sociology RLE Social Theory

Odysseus' life is a sequence of adventures, of challenges, in which he must prove his manhood - his cunning, his leadership, his strength, his honour. He wants these adventures, for Without them he would not be what he is.

Sceptical Sociology  RLE Social Theory

John Carroll contends that since 1918 sociology has distinguished itself by making society appear as dull as it is at its worst. Using barbaric jargon, legalistic syntax and vacuous statistical tables, and driven by an obsession with the humdrum, it has exhibited some of the worst traits of the culture it should have been laying bare. Sceptical Sociology examines where sociology went wrong, and what ought to be done to transform it into a worthwhile enterprise. In a series of studies of contemporary Western society, the author puts into practice the principles of a ‘sceptical sociology’. There are enquiries into the cleanliness compulsion among housewives, the conflicting dream and reality of the tourist, the moral centrality of the car, the tactics of the latest shopping palaces. There is an allegory on fur hats, a dark portrait of a typical modern marriage, a putting of intellectuals in their place, and a pursuit of the sociology of space through the universal longing for home. The author contends that sociology ought to be the important stories about a society and its times, well told. Sceptical Sociology attempts to show that it can be well done.

Jane Austen Charles Darwin

The princes' adventures on the road result in discoveries of the Sherlock Holmes sort— discoveries crucially ... monograph called The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity: A Study in Sociological Semantics and the Sociology of Science, ...

Jane Austen   Charles Darwin

Are Jane Austen and Charles Darwin the two great English empiricists of the nineteenth century? Peter W. Graham poses this question as he brings these two icons of nineteenth-century British culture into intellectual conversation in his provocative new book. Graham shows that while the one is generally termed a naturalist (Darwin's preferred term for himself) and the other a novelist, these characterizations are at least partially interchangeable, as each author possessed skills that would serve well in either arena. Both Austen and Darwin are naturalists who look with a sharp, cold eye at the concrete particulars of the world around them. Both are in certain senses novelists who weave densely particularized and convincingly grounded narratives that convey their personal observations and perceptions to wide readerships. When taken seriously, the words and works of Austen and Darwin encourage their readers to look closely at the social and natural worlds around them and form opinions based on individual judgment rather than on transmitted opinion. Graham's four interlocked essays begin by situating Austen and Darwin in the English empirical tradition and focusing on the uncanny similarities in the two writers' respective circumstances and preoccupations. Both Austen and Darwin were fascinated by sibling relations. Both were acute observers and analysts of courtship rituals. Both understood constant change as the way of the world, whether the microcosm under consideration is geological, biological, social, or literary. Both grasped the importance of scale in making observations. Both discerned the connection between minute, particular causes and vast, general effects. Employing the trenchant analytical talents associated with his subjects and informed by a wealth of historical and biographical detail and the best of recent work by historians of science, Graham has given us a new entree into Austen's and Darwin's writings.

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