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The Social Dynamics of Web 2 0

The Social Dynamics of Web 2 0 Author Charalambos Tsekeris
ISBN-10 9781317412182
Release 2015-06-05
Pages 136
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Within only a few years, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, You Tube and other social media have become an intimate part of everyday life. Web 2.0, the collective term for all forms of interactive online communication, is characterized by the overwhelming ability of users to collaboratively create content. The implications of Web 2.0 have become a central focus for interdisciplinary social science research. This book comprehensively addresses the profound impact of Web 2.0 on contemporary society and its dynamics in a multiplicity of fields. The chapters, authored by world-leading experts, vividly demonstrate that Web 2.0 is a dynamic basis for collective action and an unlimited source of societal destabilisation and revolutionary change, for better or for worse. Various aspects of the radical transformative potential of Web 2.0 are imaginatively and critically discussed in the analytical context of quantitative approaches, qualitative works and case studies. This book provides key insights into the wide-reaching implications of recent technological developments, casting new light into an area which may potentially contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable future. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences.



Protest Movements and Dissent in the Social Sciences

Protest  Movements  and Dissent in the Social Sciences Author Giovanni A. Travaglino
ISBN-10 9781317408567
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 144
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Drawing on a wide range of social science disciplines and approaches, each chapter in this book offers a comprehensive analysis of social protest, political dissent and collective action. The distinguished scholars contributing to the book discuss some of the key theoretical and methodological issues in social protest research, and analyse recent instances of collective dissent around the globe, ranging from the 15M movement in Spain, to the 2011 Salford riots in the UK, to Pro-Palestinian activism in Jerusalem. The result of these contributions is a sophisticated and multifaceted collection that enriches our understanding of why, when, and how groups of people decide to act collectively in order to pursue political change. The book is a timely testament to the vitality of the field. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.



Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change

Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change Author David Canter
ISBN-10 9781317408383
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 132
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Although it is generally accepted that the climate is changing for the worse and that human activities are a major contributing factor in that change, there is still only marginal response to the challenge posed by climate change. The reasons behind this limited response are becoming clearer through the recognition that climate change is not just a set of physical science facts, but it is also part of a series of complex social processes. Consequently, this book is important in providing social science perspectives on a range of attempts to adjust human activity to reduce its environmental impact. These attempts vary from the changing of the dress code in Japanese offices to the creation of zero-carbon, gated communities in Bangalore, India. Taken together, the contributions to this book provide timely insights into the complexities of saving the planet through human endeavour. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.



Revisiting the Self

Revisiting the Self Author Charalambos Tsekeris
ISBN-10 9781317357896
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 140
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Who am I? Or, even more curiously, who are you? These are questions about the self – that aspect of who we are that we believe defines, or at least describes, each of us. The self is not merely an internal creation, however. Family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances all contribute to who we are, and more importantly, they help to shape who we think we are. In this innovative and thought-provoking book, the various social aspects of the self and its construction are imaginatively explored. Such explorations can seem abstractly academic, but they carry great significance. Knowledge of how the self is constructed has many implications for most social processes, for example, understanding the volatility of the notion of self that can provide the basis for terrorist radicalisation, can generate destructive suicidal tendencies, or can foment aggressive national identities. This interdisciplinary collection is relevant not only for theoretical and methodological elaborations, but also for more practical considerations. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science, and two articles from Self and Identity.



Motherhood in Literature and Culture

Motherhood in Literature and Culture Author Gill Rye
ISBN-10 9781317235460
Release 2017-06-26
Pages 280
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Motherhood remains a complex and contested issue in feminist research as well as public discussion. This interdisciplinary volume explores cultural representations of motherhood in various contemporary European contexts, including France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the UK, and it considers how such representations affect the ways in which different individuals and groups negotiate motherhood as both institution and lived experience. It has a particular focus on literature, but it also includes essays that examine representations of motherhood in philosophy, art, social policy, and film. The book’s driving contention is that, through intersecting with other fields and disciplines, literature and the study of literature have an important role to play in nuancing dialogues around motherhood, by offering challenging insights and imaginative responses to complex problems and experiences. This is demonstrated throughout the volume, which covers a range of topics including: discursive and visual depictions of pregnancy and birth; the impact of new reproductive technologies on changing family configurations; the relationship between mothering and citizenship; the shaping of policy imperatives regarding mothering and disability; and the difficult realities of miscarriage, child death, violence, and infanticide. The collection expands and complicates hegemonic notions of motherhood, as the authors map and analyse shifting conceptions of maternal subjectivity and embodiment, explore some of the constraining and/or enabling contexts in which mothering takes place, and ask searching questions about what it means to be a ‘mother’ in Europe today. It will be of interest not only to those working in gender, women’s and feminist studies, but also to scholars in literary and cultural studies, and those researching in sociology, criminology, politics, psychology, medical ethics, midwifery, and related fields.



Asian America

Asian America Author Pawan Dhingra
ISBN-10 9780745682365
Release 2014-03-10
Pages 224
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Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority population in the country. Moreover, they provide a wonderful lens on the experiences of immigrants and minorities in the United States more generally, both historically and today. In this timely new text, Pawan Dhingra and Robyn Magalit Rodriguez critically examine key sociological topics through the experiences of Asian Americans, including social hierarchies (of race, gender, and sexuality), work, education, family, culture, identity, media, pan-ethnicity, social movements, and politics. With vivid examples and lucid discussion of a broad range of theories, the authors demonstrate the contributions of the discipline of sociology to understanding Asian Americans, and vice versa. In addition, this text takes students beyond the boundaries of the United States to cultivate a comparative and global understanding of the Asian experience, as it has become increasingly transnational and diasporic. Bridging sociology and the growing interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies, and uniquely placing them in dialogue with one another, this engaging text will be welcome in undergraduate and graduate sociology courses such as race and ethnic relations, immigration, and social stratification, as well as on ethnic studies courses more broadly.



Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Social Sciences Author Georgeta Raţă
ISBN-10 9781443857673
Release 2014-03-17
Pages 375
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Social Sciences is a collection of essays on educational issues confronting educators and researchers from three continents (Africa, Asia, and Europe). The essays are grouped into three sections. The first, “Human Resources Management”, discusses issues such as consumer innovativeness, employee expectations, enterprise competitiveness, the global economy, human resources, internet advertising, job performance, the labour market, privatisation policies, profitability, transformational leadership, and work behaviour. The second part, “International Relations”, encompasses topics such as administrative reforms, elections, EU enlargement, mass media, migration, nationalism, and totalitarian thought, while the third, “Sociology”, looks at divorce, everyday life practices, the family structure, feminism, gender issues, the legalisation of prostitution, and women’s rights. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, and students involved in social sciences.



Collective Efficacy

Collective Efficacy Author Anthony H. Normore
ISBN-10 9781781906811
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 408
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The impetus of this book builds on the collective synergy of international and interdisciplinary authors with focus on leadership development and growth. Although professional disciplines are closely interconnected, there's often a tendency to work in silos and isolation. Diverse authors share a wealth of knowledge, research, and pragmatism that ca



Workers and the Global Informal Economy

Workers and the Global Informal Economy Author Supriya Routh
ISBN-10 9781317445258
Release 2016-04-20
Pages 240
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The global financial crisis and subsequent increase in social inequality has led in many cases to a redrawing of the boundaries between formal and informal work. This interdisciplinary volume explores the role of informal work in today’s global economy, presenting economic, legal, sociological, historical, anthropological, political and cultural perspectives on the topic. Workers and the Global Informal Economy explores varying definitions of informality in the backdrop of neo-liberal market logic, exploring how it manifests itself in different regions around the world, and its relationship with formal work. This volume demonstrates how neo-liberalism has been instrumental in accelerating informality and has resulted in the increasingly precarious position of the informal worker. Using different methodological approaches and regional focuses, this book considers key questions such as whether workers exercise choice over their work; how constrained such choices are; how social norms shape such choices; how work affects their well-being and agency; and what role culture plays in the determination of informality. This interdisciplinary collection will be of interest to policy-makers and researchers engaging with informality from different disciplinary and regional perspectives.



Exploration of Space Technology and Spatiality Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Exploration of Space  Technology  and Spatiality  Interdisciplinary Perspectives Author Turner, Phil
ISBN-10 9781605660219
Release 2008-09-30
Pages 278
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"For researchers and scholars working at the intersection of physical, social, and technological space, this book provides critical research from leading experts in the space technology domain"--Provided by the publisher.



Death and Denial

Death and Denial Author Daniel Liechty
ISBN-10 0275974200
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 301
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Analyzes the impact of the theory of Generative Death Anxiety on the humanities and social sciences.



Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations Author Jeffrey L. Dunoff
ISBN-10 9781107020740
Release 2013
Pages 680
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This book brings together the most influential contemporary writers in the fields of international law and international relations to take stock of what we know about the making, interpretation, and enforcement of international law. The contributions to this volume critically explore what recent interdisciplinary work reveals about the design and workings of international institutions, the various roles played by international and domestic courts, and the factors that enhance compliance with international law.



Tourism Studies and the Social Sciences

Tourism Studies and the Social Sciences Author Andrew Holden
ISBN-10 9781134444403
Release 2004-06-01
Pages 240
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Based upon a social science approach to understanding the significance of tourism in contemporary society, Andrew Holden’s fascinating book highlights tourism as a multidisciplinary area of study with rich and varied theoretical underpinnings. Here, Holden introduces social science disciplines and applies relevant theories to the understanding of tourism. He investigates how the economic and political structures of society influence the manifestation of tourism at a global level, and subsequently considers a variety of topical issues including citizenship and social exclusion, tourism as a form of trade, consumerism, the consequences of tourism, and feminism and ethics. Each chapter includes: a brief introductory summary of the discipline a critique of its main theories and concepts which have relevance to tourism a discussion of how the theories and concepts have been applied to tourism using cases and examples international case studies and examples. Punctuated with study and teaching aids, chapter summaries and ‘think points’ to encourage reflection, this excellent, broad-ranging textbook provides a wider understanding of tourism’s role in society.



International Encyclopedia of the Social Behavioral Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social   Behavioral Sciences Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:248533524
Release 2001
Pages 12
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International Encyclopedia of the Social Behavioral Sciences has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Encyclopedia of the Social Behavioral Sciences also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Encyclopedia of the Social Behavioral Sciences book for free.



Social Computing Theory and Practice

Social Computing Theory and Practice Author Panagiota Papadopoulou
ISBN-10 1616929049
Release 2011
Pages 366
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Social computing has seen exponential growth in various application areas, enabling new digital contexts for almost any type of interaction. This growth is expected to continue in various domains as social computing becomes a new paradigm for the next generation applications. Social Computing Theory and Practice: Interdisciplinary Approaches offers a holistic approach to social computing with respect to the underlying theory, technology and mechanisms, as well as the challenges, opportunities and impact of social computing to any application area. As such, the book provides a much needed interdisciplinary perspective of social computing and delivers a concentrated body of knowledge with contributions from diverse domains and fields.



Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences Author Linda George
ISBN-10 9780124172852
Release 2015-08-18
Pages 552
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Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Eighth Edition, presents the extraordinary growth of research on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in the social sciences of aging. As the complexities of population dynamics, cohort succession, and policy changes modify the world and its inhabitants in ways that must be vigilantly monitored so that aging research remains relevant and accurate, this completely revised edition not only includes the foundational, classic themes of aging research, but also a rich array of emerging topics and perspectives that advance the field in exciting ways. New topics include families, immigration, social factors, and cognition, caregiving, neighborhoods, and built environments, natural disasters, religion and health, and sexual behavior, amongst others. Covers the key areas in sociological gerontology research in one volume, with an 80% update of the material Headed up by returning editor Linda K. George, and new editor Kenneth Ferraro, highly respected voices and researchers within the sociology of aging discipline Assists basic researchers in keeping abreast of research and clinical findings Includes theory and methods, aging and social structure, social factors and social institutions, and aging and society Serves as a useful resource—an inspiration to those searching for ways to contribute to the aging enterprise, and a tribute to the rich bodies of scholarship that comprise aging research in the social sciences



Understanding Angry Groups Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Their Motivations and Effects on Society

Understanding Angry Groups  Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Their Motivations and Effects on Society Author Susan C. Cloninger
ISBN-10 9781440833519
Release 2017-01-23
Pages 434
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This book examines the dynamics that lead to anger in individuals, within groups, and between groups; identifies the role of the media in angry group behavior; and offers solutions for dealing with angry groups and channeling that negative energy in positive ways. • Presents angry group dynamics from various perspectives, ranging from individual personality to group behavior to mass social movements • Draws expertise from diverse academic areas and presents information that will be accessible to anyone interested in history and the social and political sciences • Connects with current societal and political issues that often receive attention in the news and popular media