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Journey Into Social Activism

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Book Series: Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker Book Series ISBN: 9780823274130 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626395 Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100071
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Academic study of social activism and social movements has become increasingly prevalent over the years; this is due in large part to the fact that activists have captured public imagination and gained substantial influence in political discourse. For instance, Occupy Wall Street activists, Tea Party activists, and activists affiliated with the Arab Spring have transformed political debates and have become the focus of mainstream news media coverage about a variety of different political topics.'Journey into Social Activism' explicates the philosophical foundations of the study of activism and illustrates four different research sites in which activism can be observed and studied: organizations, networks, events, and alternative media. The book will introduce students and scholars to important qualitative approaches to the study of social activism within these four research sites.

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Sociology

Raum und Würde

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ISBN: 9783837647327 9783837647327 Year: Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104879
Subject: Sociology
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Wie manifestiert sich der abstrakte und oftmals unterbestimmte Begriff der menschlichen Würde in konkreten räumlichen Konstellationen – etwa öffentlichen Gebäuden oder in einem Hospiz?Die Beiträge des Bandes beleuchten interdisziplinär und dialogisch die unterschiedliche Auflösung dieses Spannungsverhältnisses zwischen Räumen und Würde. Dabei werden bewusst die formalen Schranken wissenschaftlichen Publizierens überwunden und in Form und Inhalt ein Publikum auch jenseits des universitären Umfeldes für den Themenbereich angesprochen.

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Sociology

Labour and Employment in a Globalising World

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ISBN: 9789052016580 9783035260243 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0352-6024-3 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103090
Subject: Sociology
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This collection of essays provides new insight into the complex realities of labour and employment market globalisation. The pluridisciplinary and multi-faced understanding of globalisation is based upon ground research in ten countries from South to North. Its contextualisation of globalising labour and employment market, perceived as process, constitutes the originality of the book. Globalisation is understood through a single process of both standardisation and differentiation, which also underscores its political agenda. The globalising process incorporates trends of convergent and somewhat undifferentiated Southern and Northern situations in labour and employment. Strong political perspectives thereby emerge to help understand changes in current capitalism and question the longstanding North to South paradigm. As labour and employment markets standardise and differentiate, what other problematical threads can be pulled to strengthen the hypothesis that trends converge within a single globalising process? The comparative concepts and tools proposed in this volume help to answer these queries.

Muße und Gesellschaft

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ISBN: 9783161551567 9783161555664 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-155566-4 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104840
Subject: Social Sciences
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Leisure (otium) is an unfettered lingering in time set loose from instrumental rationality and utilitarianism. It aims to be free from regimes of time and pressures to perform, that is, it aims at freedom set in time yet not subjected to time's dominion. Leisure may hence at first glance appear to be an individual experience and remove individuals from societal constraints, but it is also an eminently social phenomenon. Capacities for successfully claiming spaces of leisure for oneself are distributed in an extremely unequal manner. Freedom for leisure often becomes a defining and fiercely contested feature of specific social roles. This volume, which contains seventeen essays from ten different disciplines, illuminates leisure's societal dimension in varying historical and cultural contexts, while illustrating its symbolic capital in its respective manifestations.

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Sociology --- Leisure

The Great Mindshift: How a New Economic Paradigm and Sustainability Transformations go Hand in Hand

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Book Series: The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science ISSN: 2367-4024 ISBN: 9783319437651 9783319437668 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43766-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Economics --- Environmental Sciences
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This book describes the path ahead. It combines system transformation research with political economy and change leadership insights when discussing the need for a great mindshift in how human wellbeing, economic prosperity and healthy ecosystems are understood if the Great Transformations ahead are to lead to more sustainability. It shows that history is made by purposefully acting humans and introduces transformative literacy as a key skill in leading change.

Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences

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Book Series: Demographic Research Monographs Copyright ISSN: 1613-5520 ISBN: 9783319446653 9783319446677 Year: Pages: 370 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44667-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Economics --- Business and Management --- Social Sciences
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This open access book provides an overview of childlessness throughout Europe. It offers a collection of papers written by leading demographers and sociologists that examine contexts, causes, and consequences of childlessness in countries throughout the region.The book features data from all over Europe. It specifically highlights patterns of childlessness in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. An additional chapter on childlessness in the United States puts the European experience in perspective. The book offers readers such insights as the determinants of lifelong childlessness, whether governments can and should counteract increasing childlessness, how the phenomenon differs across social strata and the role economic uncertainties play. In addition, the book also examines life course dynamics and biographical patterns, assisted reproduction as well as the consequences of childlessness. Childlessness has been increasing rapidly in most European countries in recent decades. This book offers readers expert analysis into this issue from leading experts in the field of family behavior. From causes to consequences, it explores the many facets of childlessness throughout Europe to present a comprehensive portrait of this important demographic and sociological trend.

Improvisation und Organisation

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783837626117 9783839426111 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839426111 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103557
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Um in komplexen und dynamischen Umwelten agieren und diese aktiv gestalten zu können, sind formalisierte Arbeitsabläufe und geronnene Strukturen oft nicht hilfreich. Wir benötigen ein performatives, fließendes Verständnis von Organisation und die Beherrschung agiler Prozesse: Das oft versteckte Erfahrungswissen (tacit knowing) wird zur Grundlage der heute benötigten »Kunst« der Improvisation. Die Beiträge zeigen: Implizites und intuitives, vorausschauendes Wissen und experimentierend-spielerisches Handeln sind die Grundlage für Innovation und agiles Lernen in Organisationen und sozialen Systemen. In der Analyse von »organizational patterns« und »musikalischem Denken« entsteht ein neues Verständnis flexibler und dynamischer Organisationen.

Freiwilliges Engagement in Deutschland: Der Deutsche Freiwilligensurvey 2014

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Book Series: Empirische Studien zum bürgerschaftlichen Engagement ISBN: 9783658126438 9783658126445 Year: Pages: 643 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-12644-5 Language: German
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Zoology --- Law
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Die Herausgeber/innen arbeiten am Deutschen Zentrum für Altersfragen (DZA), einem auf dem Gebiet der sozial- und verhaltenswissenschaftlichen Gerontologie tätigen wissenschaftlichen Forschungsinstitut.Dr. Julia Simonson ist Soziologin, Leiterin des Arbeitsbereichs Forschung und stellvertretende Institutsleiterin.

Mobilities of Knowledge

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Book Series: Knowledge and Space ISSN: 1877-9220 ISBN: 9783319446530 9783319446547 Year: Volume: 10 Pages: 303 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44654-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Business and Management --- Social Sciences
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This collection of essays examines how spatial mobilities of people and practices, technologies and objects, knowledge and ideas have shaped the production, circulation, and transfer of knowledge in different historical and geographical contexts. Targeting an interdisciplinary audience, Mobilities of Knowledge combines detailed empirical analyses with innovative conceptual approaches. The first part scrutinizes knowledge circulation, transfer, and adaption, focussing on the interpersonal communication process, early techniques of papermaking, a geographical text, indigenous knowledge in exploration, the genealogy of spatial analysis, and different disciplinary knowledges about the formation of cities, states, and agriculture. The second part analyses the interplay of mediators, networks, and learning by studying academic careers, travels, and collaborations within the British Empire, public internationalism in Geneva, the global transfer of corporate knowledge through expatriation, graduate mobility from the global south to the global north, and the international mobility of degree programs in higher education.

Enquêter, former, publier au coeur de la cité

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ISBN: 9782882242006 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Editions IES Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103220
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Le travail social est un domaine de recherche relativement récent (années 60) qui produit des recherches fondamentales tournées vers l’application. A la Haute école de travail social de Genève, les recherches se concentrent actuellement autour de trois axes: la citoyenneté; les nouveaux modes de régulations étatiques et associatifs ainsi que les pratiques professionnelles et modes d’intervention en travail social. Après 50 ans d’existence, le Centre de recherche sociale (CERES) de la HETS-Genève interroge ses pratiques. Quels types de politiques de recherche est développée? Comment les problèmes sociaux sont-ils abordés pour en faire des problématiques de recherche? Comment les données et analyses sont-elles transmises? S’agit-il d’ailleurs d’une transmission passive ou, au contraire, de co-réflexion ou co-production de recherches, menées, non seulement avec les partenaires de terrain, mais aussi avec les étudiant-e-s suivant les enseignements?

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