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Gendered Bodies and Leisure

Gendered Bodies and Leisure Author Rachel Kraus
ISBN-10 9781317175261
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 212
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With its roots in Middle Eastern and North African dance, belly dance is a popular leisure activity in the West with women (and some men) of all ages and body types pursing the activity for diverse reasons. Drawing on empirical research, fieldwork, and interviews with participants, this book investigates the social world and small group cultures of American belly dance, examining the various ways in which people use leisure to construct the self and social relationships. With attention to gender expectations, body image, sexuality, community, spiritual experiences, and the process of identifying with a leisure activity, this book shows how people engage in the same pursuit in a variety of ways. It sheds light on the manner in which dancers strive to deal with the challenges presented by internal power struggles and legitimacy bids, public beliefs, narrow cultural ideals of beauty and often sexualized assumptions about their art. A fascinating study of identity work and the reproduction and challenging of gender norms through a gendered leisure activity, Gendered Bodies and Leisure: The Practice and Performance of American Belly Dance will be of interest to students and scholars researching gender and sexuality, the sociology of leisure, the sociology of the body and interactionist thought.



Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology

Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology Author Bradley H. Brewster
ISBN-10 9781317096764
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 232
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Environmental sociology tends to be dominated by macrosociological theories, to the point that microsociological perspectives have been neglected and ignored. This collection of original work is the first book dedicated to demonstrating the utility of microsociological perspectives for investigating environmental issues. From symbolic interactionism to actor–network theory, from dramaturgy to conversation analysis, from practice theory to animism, a variety of microsociological perspectives are not only drawn upon but creatively applied and developed, making this collection not only a contribution to environmental sociology, but to microsociological theory as well. The authors address such topics as the treatment of waste, human–animal relations, science and industry partnerships, environmental social movements, identities, and lifestyles, eco-tourism, the framing of land, water, and natural resources, and even human conceptions of outer space. Bringing together diverse scholars, perspectives, and topics, Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology opens the field up to new approaches and initiates much needed dialogue between environmental sociologists and microsociologists. It will appeal not only to sociologists, but to environmental scholars across the social sciences interested in enriching their theoretical repertoire in studying the social aspects of the environment.



Doing Coercion in Male Custodial Settings

   Doing    Coercion in Male Custodial Settings Author Luigi Gariglio
ISBN-10 9781315462677
Release 2017-07-20
Pages 220
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This book offers a sustained study of one feature of the prison officer’s job: the threat and use of force, which the author calls ‘doing’ coercion. Adopting an interactionist, micro-sociological perspective, the author presents new research based on almost two years of participant observation within an Italian custodial complex hosting both a prison and a forensic psychiatric hospital. Based on observation of emergency squad interventions during so-called ‘critical events’, together with visual methods and interviews with staff, ‘Doing’ Coercion in Male Custodial Settings constitutes an ethnographic exploration of both the organisation and the implicit and explicit practices of threatening and/or ‘doing’ coercion. With a focus on the lawful yet problematic and discretionary threatening and 'doing’ of coercion performed daily on the landing, the author contributes to the growing scholarly literature on power in prison settings, and the developing field of the micro-sociology of violence and of radical interactionism. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology and criminology with interests in prisons, power and violence in institutions, and visual methods.



The Cultural Study of Music

The Cultural Study of Music Author Martin Clayton
ISBN-10 9781136754326
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 376
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Dude You re a Fag

Dude  You re a Fag Author C. J. Pascoe
ISBN-10 9780520950696
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 248
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High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.



The Terminal Self

The Terminal Self Author Simon Gottschalk
ISBN-10 9781317022350
Release 2018-01-31
Pages 146
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Living at the dawn of a digital twenty-first century, people living in Western societies spend an increasing amount of time interacting with a terminal and interacting with others at the terminal. Because the self emerges out of interaction with others (humans and non-humans), this increasingly pervasive and mandatory interaction with terminals prompts a ‘terminal self’—a nexus of social and psychological orientations that are adjusted to the terminal logic. In order to trace the terminal self’s profile, the book examines how five unique ‘default settings’ of the terminal incite particular adjustments in users that transform their perceptions of reality, their experiences of self, and their relations with others. Combining traditional interactionist theory, Goffman’s dramaturgy, and the French hypermodern approach, using examples from everyday life and popular culture, the book examines these adjustments, their manifestations, consequences, and resonance with broader trends of a hypermodern society organized by the ‘digital apparatus.’ Suggesting that these adjustments infantilize users, the author proposes strategies to confront three interrelated risks faced by the terminal self and society. These risks pertain to users’ subjectivity and need for recognition, to their declining abilities in face-to-face interactions, and to their dwindling abilities to retain control over terminal technologies. An accessibly written examination of the transformation of the self in the digital age, The Terminal Self will appeal to scholars of sociology, social psychology, and cultural studies with interests in digital cultures, new technologies, social interaction, and conceptions of identity.



The Drama of Social Life

The Drama of Social Life Author Charles Edgley
ISBN-10 9781317035251
Release 2016-03-23
Pages 356
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Whatever else they may be doing, human beings are also and always expressing themselves whenever they are in the awareness of others. As such, the metaphor of life as theater - of people playing roles to audiences who review them and then coordinate further action - is an ancient idea that has been resurrected by social scientists as an organizing simile for the analysis and understanding of social life. The Drama of Social Life examines this dramaturgical approach to social life, bringing together the latest original work from leading contemporary dramaturgical thinkers across the social sciences. Thematically organized, it explores: ¢ the work of classical and contemporary thinkers who have contributed most to this theoretical framework ¢ the foundational concepts of the dramaturgical approach ¢ a rich array of substantive areas of empirical investigation to which dramaturgy continues to contribute ¢ directions for future dramaturgical thinking. An indispensable collection that updates and extends the dramaturgical framework, The Drama of Social Life will appeal to scholars and students of sociology, social psychology, performance studies, cultural studies, communication, film studies, and anthropology - and all those interested in the work of Goffman and symbolic interactionist theory and practice.



Dance Modernity and Culture

Dance  Modernity and Culture Author Helen Thomas
ISBN-10 9781134881826
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 232
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Body Politics and Women Citizens

Body Politics and Women Citizens Author Ann Schlyter
ISBN-10 9158641009
Release 2009
Pages 151
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Body Politics and Women Citizens has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Body Politics and Women Citizens also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Body Politics and Women Citizens book for free.



Challenging Myths of Masculinity

Challenging Myths of Masculinity Author Dr Michael Atkinson
ISBN-10 9781409435006
Release 2014-06-28
Pages 192
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Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand the social world as lived and experienced, the authors provide insights that are likely to challenge common perceptions of various groups of men and boys, their diverse physical cultures, shared ways of being and identities.



Handbook of African Educational Theories and Practices A Generative Teacher Education Curriculum

Handbook of African Educational Theories and Practices  A Generative Teacher Education Curriculum Author A. Bame Nsamenang
ISBN-10 9789956444649
Release 2012
Pages 563
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Handbook of African Educational Theories and Practices A Generative Teacher Education Curriculum has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Handbook of African Educational Theories and Practices A Generative Teacher Education Curriculum also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Handbook of African Educational Theories and Practices A Generative Teacher Education Curriculum book for free.



Customizing the Body

Customizing the Body Author Clinton Sanders
ISBN-10 9781592138890
Release 2009-08-21
Pages 280
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Tattoos as art, work, decoration and defiance.



Pop Culture Freaks

Pop Culture Freaks Author Dustin Kidd
ISBN-10 9781351015370
Release 2018-07-06
Pages 298
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Utilizing each chapter to present core topical and timely examples, Pop Culture Freaks highlights the tension between inclusion and individuality that lies beneath mass media and commercial culture, using this tension as a point of entry to an otherwise expansive topic. He systematically considers several dimensions of identity—race, class, gender, sexuality, disability—to provide a broad overview of the field that encompasses classical and contemporary theory, original data, topical and timely examples, and a strong pedagogical focus on methods. Pop Culture Freaks encourages students to develop further research questions and projects from the material. Both quantitative and qualitative analyses are brought to bear in Kidd's examination of the labor force for cultural production, the representations of identity in cultural objects, and the surprising differences in how various audiences consume and use mass culture in their everyday lives. This new, revised edition includes update examples and date to reflect a constantly changing pop culture landscape.



Cultures and Organizations Software for the Mind

Cultures and Organizations  Software for the Mind Author Geert Hofstede
ISBN-10 9780071505680
Release 2004-10-03
Pages 300
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The landmark study of cultural differences across 70 nations, Cultures and Organizations helps readers look at how they think—and how they fail to think—as members of groups. Based on decades of painstaking field research, this new edition features the latest scientific results published in Geert Hofstede’s scholarly work Culture’s Consequences, Second Edition. Original in thought and profoundly important, Cultures and Organizations offers vital knowledge and insight on issues that will shape the future of cultures and nations in a globalized world.



The Politics of Sorrow

The Politics of Sorrow Author Professor Daniel D Martin
ISBN-10 9781472402639
Release 2013-07-28
Pages 208
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Drawing on several years of research with grief support organizations and the families and friends of murdered children, this book examines the emotional experience of families in the aftermath of a homicide. It examines the politics of sorrow, offering a comparative analysis of White and African-American families as they navigate the experience of homicide, shedding light on the ways in which the class location or ethnicity of mourners affects their experience. Analyzing the manner in which police and other authorities differentially extend emotional support to bereaved families, notify them of a homicide, or assign blame, The Politics of Sorrow reveals how 'disenfranchised grief' comes to be an institutionalized outcome of their practice. The book further examines the effects of 'announcement shock' and the importance to the family of the moral career of the deceased, as they seek to manage his or her identity, often dealing with their grief through an active pursuit of justice in court, or through political involvement with a grief support organization, which mobilizes families in pursuit of its political ends. A rigorous study of stigma, identity, and stratified experiences of grief, The Politics of Sorrow will appeal to sociologists interested in interactionist methods, race, class, and emotion.



Cross Cultural Psychology

Cross Cultural Psychology Author John W. Berry
ISBN-10 9780521745208
Release 2011-02-17
Pages 626
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Third edition of leading textbook offering an advanced overview of all major perspectives of research in cross-cultural psychology.



Social Performance

Social Performance Author Jeffrey C. Alexander
ISBN-10 9781139452670
Release 2006-05-04
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Jeffrey C. Alexander brings together new and leading contributors to make a powerful and coherently argued case for a new direction in cultural sociology, one that focuses on the intersection between performance, ritual and social action. Performance has always been used by sociologists to understand the social world but this volume offers the first systematic analytical framework based on the performance metaphor to explain large-scale social and cultural processes. From September 11, to the Clinton/Lewinsky affair, to the role of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Social Performance draws on recent work in performative theory in the humanities and in cultural studies to offer a novel approach to the sociology of culture. Inspired by the theories of Austin, Derrida, Durkheim, Goffman, and Turner, this is a path-breaking volume that makes a major contribution to the field. It will appeal to scholars and students alike.