Search results: Found 65

Listing 1 - 10 of 65 << page
of 7
>>
Sort by
Journey Into Social Activism

Author:
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
Added to DOAB on : 2017-03-31 11:02:44
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Sociology

Designing Prostitution Policy

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9781447324249 9781447335191 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627654 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100729
Subject: Philosophy
Added to DOAB on : 2017-04-20 11:01:33
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

While the debate on regulating prostitution usually focuses on national policy, it is local policy measures that have the most impact on the ground. This book is the first to offer a detailed analysis of the design and implementation of prostitution policy at the local level and carefully situates local policy practices in national policy making and transnational trends in labour migration and exploitation. Based on detailed comparative research in Austria and the Netherlands, and bringing in experiences in countries such as New Zealand and Sweden, it analyses the policy instruments employed by local administrators to control prostitution and sex workers. Bridging the gap between theory and policy, emphasizing the multilevel nature of prostitution policy, while also highlighting more effective policies on prostitution, migration and labour exploitation, this unique book fills a gap in the literature on this contentious and important social issue.

Keywords

Sociology

What Do Science, Technology, and Innovation Mean from Africa?

Author:
ISBN: 9780262533904 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_631166 Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100317
Added to DOAB on : 2017-06-27 11:01:59
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Clapperton Mavhunga's collection of essays about science, technology, and innovation (STI) from an African perspective opens with the idea, "Things do not (always) mean the same from everywhere; when we insist that only ‘our’ meaning is the meaning, we silence other people’s meanings." Mavhunga and his contributors argue that our contemporary definitions of STI are those of countries and cultures that have acquired their dominance of others through global empires, and as a counter to that, Mavhunga seeks to put the concepts of STI into question, exploring what the technological, scientific, and innovative might mean from Africa in lieu of outside introductions or influences. We strongly feel that this book is suited to the Knowledge Unlatched program because of the difficulty of reaching markets and readers in Africa with print books. We feel unlatching would go a long way toward helping Mavhunga reach an important audience for this work that we have been previously unable to reach.

Keywords

Sociology

A New Dawn for the Second Sex

Author:
ISBN: 9789089646026 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089646026 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2017-11-21 11:02:23
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

To what extent is Simone de Beauvoir's study The Second Sex still relevant? From her work it emerges that patriarchy is a many-headed monster. Over the past decades, various heads of this monster have been slayed: important breakthroughs have been achieved by and for women in law, politics, and economics. Today, however, we witness movements in the opposite direction, such as a masculinist political revival in different parts of the world, the spread of the neoliberal myth of the Super Woman, the rise of transnational networks of trafficking in women and children, and a new international 'Jihadism'. This suggests that patriarchy is indeed a Hydra: a multi-headed monster that grows several new heads every time one head is cut off. Since different - often hybrid - heads of patriarchy dominate in different settings, feminism requires a variety of strategies. Women's movements all over the world today are critically creating new models of self and society in their own contexts. Drawing on notions of Beauvoir, as well as Michel Foucault, this book outlines a 'feminism in a new key' which consists of women's various freedom practices, each hunting the Hydra in their own key - but with mutual support.

Keywords

sociology

China: Promise or Threat?

Author:
Book Series: Studies in Critical Social Sciences ISBN: 9789004298200 9789004330603 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627434 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100607
Added to DOAB on : 2017-04-16 00:08:19
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In China: Promise or Threat? Helle compares the cultures of China and the West through both private and public spheres. For China, the private sphere of family life is well developed while behaviour in public relating to matters of government and the law is less reliable. In contrast, the West operates in reverse. The book’s twelve chapters investigate the causes and effects of threats to the environment, military confrontations, religious differences, fundamentals of cultural history, and the countries’ orientations for finding solutions to societal problems, all informed by the Confucian impulse to recapture the lost splendour of a past versus faith in progress toward a blessed future. The West has promoted individualism while China is locked in its kinship society.

Keywords

Sociology --- Sociology

Berufsbildung, eine Renaissance?

Authors: --- --- --- --- et al.
ISBN: 9783763957637 Year: DOI: 10.3278/6004552w Language: English
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101772
Added to DOAB on : 2018-01-11 11:01:52
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The potential role of vocational education in Austria, Germany and Switzerland was the topic of the Fifth Austrian Conference on Vocational Education and Training Research 2016 (5. Österreichische Berufsbildungsforschungskonferenz 2016). The debate revolved around the expectations of vocational education, for example whether it promotes social integration and mobility, if it can be understood as a driver of innovation and whether it is capable of providing employment impulses.

Bildung auf einen Blick 2017

Author:
ISBN: 9783763959105 Year: DOI: 10.3278/6001821kw Language: German
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101770
Added to DOAB on : 2018-01-11 11:01:52
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The focus of the study is the performance of the education systems in the 35 OECD countries, and some non-member states such as Costa Rica and Lithuania. A system of indicators developed by the OECD allows a comparison of the level and conditions of education in the participating countries. The main aspects of the study are participation in the education system, educational expenses, operational data in the education system and which results are achieved. The educational status quo within the participating countries is visualised in more than 180 figures and tables. The current edition analyses for the first time success rates at the secondary level and admission criteria for the tertiary level. A new chapter addresses the educational policy goal of the 2030 agenda.

Von der Innovation zur Institution

Author:
ISBN: 9783763959167 Year: DOI: 10.3278/6004629w Language: English
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101777
Added to DOAB on : 2018-01-11 11:01:52
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The author asks about the institutional and personal conditions under which academic writing centres can be established in the long term. As an example, she analyses the situation at universities in the USA, where problems are similar to those in Germany: lack of acceptance, lack of financial provision and unclear expectations. Expert interviews with directors of writing centres serve as the empirical basis. The focal point of the investigation is institutionalisation work at management level that is equally characterised by intentional and accidental actions, successes and failures. The result is a model for institutionalisation work by writing centre directors, as well as recommendations for actions that are transferrable to the establishment of writing centres and other innovative institutions at German universities.

Keywords

Sociology --- Habilitation

Wissenschaft Weltoffen 2017

Author:
ISBN: 9783763958757 Year: DOI: 10.3278/7004002pw Language: German
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101778
Added to DOAB on : 2018-01-11 11:01:52
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The Baltic Sea Region is an important example of the regionalisation of international academic cooperation. This is the conclusion of the 17th DAAD study on international scientific mobility. On an annual basis, the paper documents the status quo as well as developments in the internationality of German science and universities. The study also examines other countries such as the USA, China, and Great Britain. The emphasis of this issue lies on academic mobility and cooperation within the Baltic Sea Region. Among other sources, the included mobility analyses by scientists, students, and doctoral students are based on international data by the OECD and UNESCO as well as on national data by the German Federal Statistical Office. In combination with other indicators, this data offers a valid foundation for long-term analyses. "Cosmopolitan Academia" (Wissenschaft Weltoffen) is published as a bilingual German/English issue. The study text and diagrams are available for free download at wbv

Keywords

Sociology --- Studierende

Zukunftsfeld Bildungs- und Berufsberatung IV

Authors: --- --- ---
Book Series: Zukunftsfeld Bildungs- und Berufsberatung ISBN: 9783763957736 Year: DOI: 10.3278/6004558w Language: German
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101773
Added to DOAB on : 2018-01-11 11:01:52
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The transcript comprises different views and options for action within educational and vocational guidance and counselling in the face of social, economic and labour-market changes. Professional theory and practical occupational approaches constitute the emphasis of this paper. Furthermore, the authors address the role of educational and vocational guidance and counselling as well as the execution and interpretation of the same by the counsellors - both individual and as an occupational group. The contributions are divided into four central issues: What determines the daily work of the counsellors and how do they handle it? Which challenges does migration entail? How can the professional theory of educational and vocational guidance and counseling be differentiated and developed further? How can potentials and resources be identified and extended?

Keywords

Sociology --- Berufsberatung

Listing 1 - 10 of 65 << page
of 7
>>
Sort by