Download E-books The Time of the Tribes: The Decline of Individualism in Mass Society (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society) PDF

Sociology

By Michel Maffesoli

During this fascinating ebook Michel Maffesoli argues that the normal ways to knowing unity and society are deeply mistaken. He contends that mass tradition has disintegrated and that this day social lifestyles is performed via fragmented tribal groupings, prepared round the catchwords, brand-names and sound-bites of patron tradition. The booklet presents a wealthy backcloth opposed to which to think about the increase of `identity politics' and the `proliferation of way of life cultures'.

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Download E-books Theory and Progress in Social Science PDF

Sociology

By James B. Rule

This paintings assaults questions that experience lengthy bothered social scientists--questions of the cumulative nature of social inquiry. Does the information generated by means of the learn of social, political, and financial existence develop extra accomplished through the years? Do state-of-the-art social scientists in any significant feel understand greater than their highbrow ancestors approximately such perennial issues because the origins of battle and peace, or the factors of monetary progress, or the forces shaping social stratification, or origins of civil upheaval? those questions visit the center of social scientists' soul-searching to whether they're certainly engaged in "science."

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Download E-books Ethnography, Linguistics, Narrative Inequality: Toward An Understanding Of Voice PDF

Sociology

This choice of paintings addresses the contribution that ethnography and linguistics make to schooling, and the contribution that study in schooling makes to anthropology and linguistics.; the 1st portion of the booklet pinpoints features of anthropology that almost all make a distinction to investigate in schooling. the second one part describes the point of view that's wanted if the learn of language is to give a contribution competently to difficulties of schooling and inequality. ultimately, the 3rd part takes up discoveries approximately narrative, which express that younger people's narratives can have a intensity of shape and talent that has long gone mostly unrecognized.

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Download E-books The Sociology of the Body: Mapping the Abstraction of Embodiment PDF

Sociology

By Kate Cregan

"Through a provocative research, this ebook contextualizes, explicates and significantly analyses the paintings of these key theorists and texts which have been so much influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. Upon this starting place, the writer builds her personal specific theoretical framework in the direction of the research of embodiment. it is a worthwhile addition to the sector of physique studies."

- Chris Shilling, college of Kent

Over the final two decades, the social sciences have witnessed a extraordinary inter-disciplinary surge of curiosity within the physique. The latter is now well-known as a middle thought and is the topic of extensive learn at undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. yet how do we map this paintings? What are the contributions and variations of some of the techniques? This lucid and authoritative text:

  • Provides a severe evaluate of the paintings of Elias, Aries, Foucault, Bourdieu, Mary Douglas, Kristeva, Butler, Haraway and Bordo.
  • Guides the reader during the inter-disciplinary impression of those ideas.
  • Gives a transparent and compelling research of the importance of the 'turn' in the direction of the body.
  • Explains the advanced method within which embodiment is shaped throughout assorted social formations.

Clearly equipped and powerfully expressed the ebook presents the easiest on hand advisor to the 'turn to the physique' within the social sciences.

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