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Das soziale Erbe

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ISBN: 9783205992295 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_574827 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3173
Subject: Social Sciences
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Within an exemplary case of one familiy this study investigates how cultural values and biographical orientations are transmitted from one generation to another. Therefore the phenomenon of social heritage is the main topic of this research: Social inheritance implies the transmission, the adoption and the transformation of non-material goods in the family process. In which Ways are women and men influenced in developing their individual biographies by cultural meanings, orientations and values passed on in the family? The study presents the processes of passing on family traditions in the greater context of historical and social change in this century. It is this frame of conditions which convert social inheritances into a complex phenomenon with ambivalent and contradictional character. By embedding the analysis of the single case in the historical reality of social change the theoretical argument of the study gets in touch with the issue of social modernization which ist broadly discussed in the social sciences. It is one argument in this discussion, if we look at the concept of "Individualisierung" (U. Beek) and the concept o post-traditional ism (A. Giddens), that the dynamics of change diminishes the social meaning of family origin and traditional environment. The research on a single case, which is here presented, tries to get a look on the inner side of the social reality which ist usually described only in reference to macrosociological concepts and wants to proof the validity of these concepts from the perspective in detail. The case study reaches two main conclusions: In the first place we can say that social movements foster a reflexive transformation process by which a young generation changes traditions inherited by their parents along their own Conditions of living and biographical aspirations. The middle generation of the family, which is the case in this study, is born around 1948 and is engaged within the social movements of 1968. Out of this historical experience this generation is acting in a sense of critical re-interpretation of family tradition and at the same time is keeping a sense of historicity in this process. It does not feel as a victim of social change but as its actor. In the second place we can say that the significance of family traditions increases in the same way as the cultural systems of meaning and traditions become more pluralistic. This thesis comprehends the type of social inheritance which gets shape within the young generation of the family, born around 1972. For this generation the specific life models of the parents gain biographical importance because they function as a bridge of mediation to cultural worlds of meaning which have become more and more reflexive and confusing. This generation has to stand on its own in its attempts to transform the social inheritance and it lives in a feeling of being driven by the power of social change. There ist also a methodological purpose connected with this study. New impulses should be given to the case study as a specific design of interpretative research. To do this different concepts, which are accepted and proved in other disciplines of social sciences, are bound together with empirical thought in sociology: the concept of thick description transfered from cultural anthropology and the concept of "szenisches Verstehen " transfered from psychoanalysis. This methodological argumentations are outlined in detail in specific sections before the discussion turns to the phenomenon of social heritage under the conditions of social change.

Besitzwechsel und sozialer Wandel

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ISBN: 9783205795650 Year: Pages: 378 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_482143 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 117
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book deals with the changing patterns of transmission of land and houses in a pre-industrial rural community of Southern Bohemia. By linking different sources, such as land registers and a family reconstitution, the study focuses on both the demographic and the economic factors that influenced peasant transmission strategies as well as on the consequences of changing transmission patterns for access to land-ownership.

Bildung / Transformation

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839400944 Year: Pages: 252 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400944 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Education
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Kultur und Gesellschaft unterliegen Transformationsprozessen, deren Ausmaße, Dimensionen und Geschwindigkeit kaum zu ermessen sind. Der erste Teil des Bandes fragt nach der Neuformulierung des Bildungsbegriffs unter den Bedingungen einer verstärkten Drift in den Mustern gesellschaftlichen Zusammenlebens. Der zweite Teil analysiert kulturelle Phänomene und soziale Felder wie Familie, Identität, Geschlechterverhältnisse, Pop, Migration, Postkolonialität und Bildungsreform, neue Medien im Unterricht oder Bildungsrecht. Die Beiträge, die nach tragfähigen Perspektiven im komplexen Phänomenbestand von Transformationsgesellschaften suchen, verorten Bildungstheorie im Rahmen einer weit verstandenen Kulturwissenschaft.

Frauenbewegung im Wandel der Generationen

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Book Series: Gender Studies ISBN: 9783839408452 Year: Pages: 492 DOI: 10.14361/9783839408452 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Gender Studies
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Wie hat die Neue Frauenbewegung Einfluss auf den Wandel von Geschlechterkonstruktionen genommen? Insbesondere im Vergleich älterer und jüngerer Frauengenerationen sind die Veränderungen unübersehbar. Diese empirische Studie rekonstruiert eklatante Umbrüche in Frauenbiographien über je drei Familiengenerationen hinweg. Die Impulse der Frauenbewegung erweisen sich dabei als Bezugspunkte individueller Biographiekonstruktionen und intergenerationaler Interaktionen - nahezu unabhängig von der Nähe oder Distanz der Beteiligten zur Bewegung. Allerdings folgt die individuelle Bezugnahme häufig eigenen Logiken, die mit den Intentionen der Frauenbewegung wenig gemein haben.

Autonomie der Trauer

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Book Series: Dimensionen der Sorge ISBN: 9783748901525 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: 220 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783748901525 Language: German
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
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Funeral culture is changing rapidly. In recent years, graveyards and burial rituals in Germany have altered significantly. They no longer reflect mechanisms of collective sense-making; instead, they represent individual lifeworlds. Death and the decisions and actions surrounding it have, in effect, become characterised by pluralism.When it comes to legal regulations, however, no change is visible. The law does not interpret the aforementioned cultural transformation from the perspective of the bereaved. It is thus not surprising that graveyard rules and especially the stipulation that human remains may only be interred in a cemetery have come under criticism.Yet today, practices have evolved by which the bereaved can sidestep the rules and keep the ashes of their deceased relatives with them, or scatter them at alternative locations. The trigger for this silent revolution is individualisation. However much individual decisions play a role in this respect, this development is also the result of changes within the cultural mind. They both mark a shift towards mourning becoming more autonomous.

Historische Generationen

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783839409428 Year: Pages: 292 DOI: 10.14361/9783839409428 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Sociology
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In Zeiten beschleunigten gesellschaftlichen Wandels hat das Generationsthema Konjunktur. Die wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Rekonstruktion des Generationenverständnisses seit der Antike offenbart jedoch, dass die bei Karl Mannheim angelegte Verbindung von Generationstheorie und Theorien des sozialen Wandels im Zuge der Professionalisierung der Soziologie verloren ging. Diese Studie schlägt durch eine innovative Interpretation der klassischen Vorlage die Brücke zu aktuellen Theorieentwicklungen. Unter Rückgriff auf die Analysen von Margaret S. Archer und Shmuel N. Eisenstadt stellt die Reformulierung des Generationskonzeptes den Konstitutionsprozess historischer Generationen als einen sozialen Mechanismus kulturellen Wandels und kollektiver Kreativität heraus. Damit wird nicht nur der Anschluss an die makrosoziologische Diskussion neu eröffnet, sondern auch die kulturtheoretische Frage nach der Vermittlung von Biographie und Geschichte wieder aufgenommen.

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