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Odd Couples

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ISBN: 9780822351771 9780822395119 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100987
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Odd Couples examines friendships between gay men and straight women, and also between lesbians and straight men, and shows how these "intersectional" friendships serve as a barometer for shifting social norms, particularly regarding gender and sexual orientation. Based on author Anna Muraco's interviews, the work challenges two widespread assumptions: that men and women are fundamentally different and that men and women can only forge significant bonds within romantic relationships. Intersectional friendships challenge a variety of social norms, Muraco says, including the limited roles that men and women are expected to play in one another's lives. Each chapter uses these boundary-crossing relationships to highlight how key social constructs such as family, politics, gender, and sexuality shape everyday interactions. Friendship itself—whether intersectional or not—becomes the center of the analysis, taking its place as an important influence on the social behavior of adults.

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Social inclusion and higher education

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ISBN: 9781847427977 9781447354734 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102931
Subject: Education
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This book is about the experiences of students in institutions of higher education from 'non-traditional' backgrounds with contributions from the UK, the USA and Australia which reveal that the issues surrounding the inclusion of 'non-traditional' students are broadly similar in different countries.

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Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research ISBN: 9789089643575 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_418150 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration
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To what extent can different forms of social capital help immigrants make headway on the labour market? An answer to this pressing question begins here. Taking the Netherlands and Germany as case studies, the book identifies two forms of social capital that may work to increase employment, income and occupational status and, conversely, decrease unemployment. New insights into the concepts of bonding and bridging arise through quantitative research methods, using longitudinal and crosssectional data. Referring to a dense network with 'thick' trust, bonding is measured as family ties, co-ethnic ties and trust in the family. Bridging is seen in terms of interethnic ties, thus implying a crosscutting network with 'thin' trust. Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market reveals that although bonding allows immigrants to get by, bridging enables them to get ahead.

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sociology --- sociologie

Nieuw in Nederland

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ISBN: 9789089644053 Year: Pages: 219 DOI: 10.5117/9789089644053 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: The Netherlands Organistion for Scientific Research (NWO)
Subject: Sociology
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Sociology

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sociology --- sociologie

European Immigrations

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research ISBN: 9789089644572 Year: Pages: 286 pp. DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_426531 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology
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This book makes an essential contribution to understanding the dynamics of contemporary immigrant inflows and integration in Europe. Though embracing a Continent-wide outlook on migration processes, it accounts, in particular, for Southern and Eastern European perspectives. This is accomplished by analysing the long-term transition countries undergo from net emigration to net immigration, as well as developments in their migrant inflows, integration and policy. Balance is achieved between describing the common European experience and the intra- and inter-regional differences characterising migration’s underlying factors and trends. This volume is one of few attempts to conceive of the ‘Old Continent’ as a common economic and cultural space that fully incorporates its eastern part, while still viewing post-enlargement Europe as an area that – despite nation-specific histories – maintains a high degree of social and political coherence.&#xD;&#xD;The book is very comprehensive, with deep insights into aspects of immigration throughout different periods and changing socio-economic environments. Contents come from new empirical evidence, specially designed and collected. A great asset is the mix of authors, representing several academic centres across Europe yet pursuing a common vision of European migration, past, present and future.

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sociology --- sociologie

Immigration and Social Systems

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research ISBN: 9789089644534 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_426532 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration
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The European Second Generation Compared

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research Series ISBN: 9789089644435 Year: Pages: 416 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_426534 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology
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Integration of newcomers is a foremost challenge for contemporary Europe. The 'second generation' - children born of immigrant parentage - is crucial in this process, for they constitute a growing and increasingly vocal segment of the metropolitan youth. This book offers an unprecedented look at the real-life place and position of the European second generation in education, labour, social relations, religion and identity formation. Using data collected by the TIES survey in fifteen cities across eight European countries, the authors paint a vivid picture of how the children of immigrants from Turkey, Morocco and former Yugoslavia are progressing. Their findings and cross-national comparisons are demographically compelling and at times revelational.

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Homo militaris

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837619379 9783839419373 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839419373 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103252
Subject: Social Sciences
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Als politische Institution des Staates und der Gesellschaft prägt das Militär Soldaten und Zivilisten - und erzeugt den "Homo militaris". Ulrich vom Hagen widmet sich der spezifischen Kultur des Militärs: In Verbindung der Weber'schen Herrschaftstheorie und der Bourdieu'schen Feldtheorie konzipiert er das Militär als gewaltsame Körperschaft und lässt den Homo militaris dabei als soziologische Figur - als eine Gestalt institutionalisierter Gewalt - sichtbar werden. Zur Untersuchung des militärischen Feldes Deutschlands konnten hierfür erstmals Daten einer internen Erhebung der Bundeswehr genutzt werden. Das Buch macht eine kritische Militärsoziologie an die allgemeine Soziologie anschlussfähig.

Aspects of Urbanization in China

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Book Series: IIAS Publications series ISBN: 9789089643988 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.5117/9789089643988 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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China's rise is one of the transformative events of our time. Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou examines some of the aspects of China's massive wave of urbanization - the largest the world has ever seen. The various papers in the book, written by academics from different disciplines, represent ongoing research and exploration and give a useful snapshot in a rapidly developing discourse. Their point of departure is the city - Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou - where the downside of China's miraculous economic growth is most painfully apparent. And it is concern for the citizens of these cities that unifies the papers in a book whose authors seek to understand what life is like for the people who call them home.

Generation und Geltung

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Book Series: Studien des Göttinger Instituts für Demokratieforschung zur Geschichte politischer und gesellschaftlicher Kontroversen ISBN: 9783837619751 9783839419755 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839419755 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103257
Subject: Sociology
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In den Sozialwissenschaften wird das Verhalten von Menschen oft durch ihre Zugehörigkeit zu einer Generation erklärt. Seit den 68ern ist jedoch umstritten, ob sich überhaupt noch Generationen bilden und wodurch sie entstehen könnten. Worin liegen die Gründe hierfür? Welche gesellschaftlichen Umstände befördern welches Verhalten und warum erhalten nur manche Generationen sozialwissenschaftliche Aufmerksamkeit, sodass sie als 'Etablierte' gelten können? Im Vergleich von 45ern, Halbstarken, 68ern, 78ern, Generation Golf und Generation Praktikum zeigt David Bebnowski, dass vor allem jene Generationen 'übersehen' werden, von denen radikale politische Opposition erwartet wird.

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