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Post Modernism and the Social Sciences

Post Modernism and the Social Sciences Author Pauline Marie Rosenau
ISBN-10 1400820618
Release 1991-11-05
Pages 248
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Post-modernism offers a revolutionary approach to the study of society: in questioning the validity of modern science and the notion of objective knowledge, this movement discards history, rejects humanism, and resists any truth claims. In this comprehensive assessment of post-modernism, Pauline Rosenau traces its origins in the humanities and describes how its key concepts are today being applied to, and are restructuring, the social sciences. Serving as neither an opponent nor an apologist for the movement, she cuts through post-modernism's often incomprehensible jargon in order to offer all readers a lucid exposition of its propositions. Rosenau shows how the post-modern challenge to reason and rational organization radiates across academic fields. For example, in psychology it questions the conscious, logical, coherent subject; in public administration it encourages a retreat from central planning and from reliance on specialists; in political science it calls into question the authority of hierarchical, bureaucratic decision-making structures that function in carefully defined spheres; in anthropology it inspires the protection of local, primitive cultures from First World attempts to reorganize them. In all of the social sciences, she argues, post-modernism repudiates representative democracy and plays havoc with the very meaning of "left-wing" and "right-wing." Rosenau also highlights how post-modernism has inspired a new generation of social movements, ranging from New Age sensitivities to Third World fundamentalism. In weighing its strengths and weaknesses, the author examines two major tendencies within post-modernism, the largely European, skeptical form and the predominantly Anglo-North-American form, which suggests alternative political, social, and cultural projects. She draws examples from anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, planning, political science, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and women's studies, and provides a glossary of post-modern terms to assist the uninitiated reader with special meanings not found in standard dictionaries.



Postmodernist Fiction

Postmodernist Fiction Author Brian McHale
ISBN-10 9781134949168
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 288
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In this trenchant and lively study Brian McHale undertakes to construct a version of postmodernist fiction which encompasses forms as wide-ranging as North American metafiction, Latin American magic realism, the French New New Novel, concrete prose and science fiction. Considering a variety of theoretical approaches including those of Ingarden, Eco, Dolezel, Pavel, and Hrushovski, McHale shows that the common denominator is postmodernist fiction's ability to thrust its own ontological status into the foreground and to raise questions about the world (or worlds) in which we live. Exploiting various theoretical approaches to literary ontology - those of Ingarden, Eco, Dolezel, Pavel, Hrushovski and others - and ranging widely over contemporary world literature, McHale assembles a comprehensive repertoire of postmodernist fiction's strategies of world-making and -unmaking.



Conflict Sociology

Conflict Sociology Author Randall Collins
ISBN-10 9781317262176
Release 2015-12-03
Pages 368
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This new edition is a substantial abridgment and update of Randall Collins's 1975 classic, Conflict Sociology. The first edition represented the most powerful and comprehensive statement of conflict theory in its time. Here, Sanderson has retained the core chapters and added discussions on Collins's and others' work in recent years. An afterword summarizes Collins's latest forays into microsociological theorizing and attempts to demonstrate how his newer microsociology and older macrosociology are connected.



Public private Policy Partnerships

Public private Policy Partnerships Author Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau
ISBN-10 0262681145
Release 2000
Pages 256
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The first book to evaluate public-private partnerships in a broad range of policy areas.



Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Social Research

Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Social Research Author Malcolm Williams
ISBN-10 9781473986824
Release 2016-09-09
Pages 240
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“This is a splendid book, providing a readable and reliable guide to a very large range of topics and literature... the author brings together, as few of us can, the details of research methodology and practice with broader philosophical perspectives and approaches.” - William Outhwaite, Emeritus Professor, Newcastle University "We need researchers who are philosophically informed rather than philosophically obsessed or philosophically oppressed. With this book Malcolm Williams strikes the exact balance." - Ray Pawson, Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds This book is an ideal introduction for any student or social researcher hoping to better understand the philosophical issues that inform social research. Williams is the perfect guide providing short focused introductions to key concepts alongside a persuasive and engaging overview of how we interpret and conduct research. The book covers everything from core research methods, to ethical concerns and an exploration of the metaphysics of social life, with each entry providing: Clear definitions Engaging real world examples Up-do-date suggestions for further reading Informative cross-referencing Lists of key thinkers. Relevant and authoritative, this book is an indispensable introduction to the philosophy of social research.



Jung and the Postmodern

Jung and the Postmodern Author Christopher Hauke
ISBN-10 9781317798507
Release 2013-10-23
Pages 240
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What has Jung to do with the Postmodern? Chris Hauke's lively and provocative book, puts the case that Jung's psychology constitutes a critique of modernity that brings it in line with many aspects of the postmodern critique of contemporary culture. The metaphor he uses is one in which 'we are gazing through a Jungian transparency or filter being held up against the postmodern while, from the other side, we are also able to look through a transparency or filter of the postmodern to gaze at Jung. From either direction there will be a new and surprising vision.' Setting Jung against a range of postmodern thinkers, Hauke recontextualizes Jung' s thought as a reponse to modernity, placing it - sometimes in parallel and sometimes in contrast to - various postmodern discourses. Including chapters on themes such as meaning, knowledge and power, the contribution of architectural criticism to the postmodern debate, Nietzsche's perspective theory of affect and Jung's complex theory, representation and symbolization, constructivism and pluralism, this is a book which will find a ready audience in academy and profession alike.



Beginning Postmodernism

Beginning Postmodernism Author Tim Woods
ISBN-10 0719052114
Release 1999-08-20
Pages 284
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The first volume of Manchester University Press' 'Beginnings' series, which is based on Peter Barry's critically aclaimed bestseller, Beginning theoryThis brilliant digest offers a clear, step-by-step introduction to postmodernism on every discourse a. . . .



Roads to Dystopia Sociological Essay on the Post Modern Condition c

Roads to Dystopia  Sociological Essay on the Post Modern Condition  c Author
ISBN-10 161075350X
Release 2001
Pages 428
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Roads to Dystopia Sociological Essay on the Post Modern Condition c has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Roads to Dystopia Sociological Essay on the Post Modern Condition c also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Roads to Dystopia Sociological Essay on the Post Modern Condition c book for free.



Postmodernism and Social Research

Postmodernism and Social Research Author Mats Alvesson
ISBN-10 0335206328
Release 2002
Pages 200
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* What is postmodernism?* How can it be used to develop social research?* How can we do social research in more creative ways?



In Defence Of History

In Defence Of History Author Richard J. Evans
ISBN-10 9781847087904
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 384
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In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious sense of past cultures and ways of life, Evans shows us why history is both possible and necessary. His demolition of the wilder claims of postmodern historians, who deny the possibility of any realistic grasp of history, seeks to be witty and well balanced. He takes us into the historians' workshop to show us just how good history gets written, and explains the deadly political dangers of losing a historical perspective on the way we live our lives. This new edition contains an extensive afterword by the author.



Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory

Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory Author Chris Weedon
ISBN-10 0631198253
Release 1996-12-23
Pages 208
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Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theoryd offers a clear and accessible introduction to poststructuralist theory, focusing on questions of language, subjectivity and power.



Social Construction and Social Work Practice

Social Construction and Social Work Practice Author Stanley Witkin
ISBN-10 9780231530309
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 400
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Social construction addresses the cultural factors and social dynamics that generate and maintain values and beliefs. Drawing on postmodern and critical theories and philosophies, the approach has come to influence thinking and practice not only within social work but also within other, related fields. Social construction's diverse and inclusive approach to knowledge makes it particularly amenable to global contexts of social work practice. In this accessible collection, Stanley Witkin showcases the innovative ways social construction may be implemented and expanded.



From Georges Sorel

From Georges Sorel Author Georges Sorel
ISBN-10 9781351310703
Release 2018-01-16
Pages 402
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The prophet of social decadence, the theorist of violence and advocate of the general strike, the critic who stood Marx on his head, Georges Sorel was one of the foremost writers of this century to write extensively on the great importance of the moral aspects of social movements. His reconstruction of socialist ethics established him as one of the most remarkable critics of Marxist thought, and his writings in many aspects anticipated contemporary interpretations. From Georges Sorel, the first of two volumes of Sorel's work, presents his major contributions to social thought?articles on Marxism, religion, syndicalism, social myths, the philosophy of history and science, as well as a large and newly translated segment of "Reflections on Violence." In his introduction, John Stanley disputes the frequently encountered view of Sorel as a reactionary or extreme rightist, and emphasizes Sorel's attempt to provide Western society with a morality based on labor, struggle, and family life.



Postmodernism and the Social Sciences

Postmodernism and the Social Sciences Author Joe Doherty
ISBN-10 9781349221837
Release 2016-07-27
Pages 253
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The social sciences are still predominantly modernist disciplines and, as such, products of the Enlightenment. Recent challenges to Enlightenment thinking thus carry with them the potential or threat to transform the social sciences radically. Postmodernism and the Social Sciences examines the nature and potential of this postmodernist challenge in each of the major social sciences. Starting with the practices of particular disciplines and proceeding to matters of shared concern, the essays provide an accessible discussion of the contemporary impact of postmodernism on social scientific thought.



The Search to Belong

The Search to Belong Author Joseph R. Myers
ISBN-10 9780310863885
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 192
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A practical guide for those struggling to build a community of believers in a culture that wants to experience belonging over believingWho is my neighbor? Who belongs to me? To whom do I belong? These are timeless questions that guide the church to its fundamental calling. Today terms like neighbor, family, and congregation are being redefined. People are searching to belong in new places and experiences. The church needs to adapt its interpretations, definitions, and language to make sense in the changing culture.This book equips congregations and church leaders with tools to: • Discern the key ingredients people look for in community • Understand the use of space as a key element for experiencing belonging and community • Develop the “chemical compound” that produces an environment for community to spontaneously emerge • Discover how language promotes specific spatial belonging and then use this knowledge to build an effective vocabulary for community development • Create an assessment tool for evaluating organizational and personal community health



Jurgen Habermas

Jurgen Habermas Author Barbara Fultner
ISBN-10 9781317492023
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 256
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A rare systematic thinker, Habermas has furthered our understanding of modernity, social interaction and linguistic practice, societal institutions, rationality, morality, the law, globalization, and the role of religion in multicultural societies. He has helped shape discussions of truth, objectivity, normativity, and the relationship between the human and the natural sciences. This volume provides an accessible and comprehensive conceptual map of Habermas' theoretical framework and its key concepts, including the theory of communicative action, discourse ethics, his social-political philosophy and their applications to contemporary issues. It will be an invaluable resource for both novice readers of Habermas and those interested in a more refined understanding of particular aspects of his work.



Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology

Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology Author Guy Gibbon
ISBN-10 9780759123427
Release 2013-09-12
Pages 254
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Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology stands out as the most thorough and practical guide to the essential critical reading and writing skills that all students, instructors, and practitioners should have. It provides priceless insight for the here and now of the Theory and Methods of Archaeology classes and for a lifetime of reading, learning, teaching, and writing. Chapters focus on rigorous reasoning skills, types of argument, the main research orientations in archaeology, the basic procedural framework that underlies all schools of archaeology, and issues in archaeology raised by skeptical postmodernists.