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Intersections of ageing, gender, sexualities

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ISBN: 9781447333029 9781447354710 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bristol University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102920
Subject: Gender Studies
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With an increasingly diverse ageing population, we need to understand how social divisions intersect to affect outcomes in later life. Gender and sexuality are recognised as key factors in determining a person’s experience of later life but little research has been done into how age, gender and sexualities work together and with other divisions, including ethnicity and class, to form a range of inequalities and opportunities for people as they age.The collection brings together an international group of researchers and writers from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, and the USA, who argue for multiple, complex contextualised and spatialized approaches to understanding intersections of ageing, gender and sexualities and uneven outcomes in later life. The book highlights new ways of engaging with and thinking through questions related to ageing, gender and sexualities.

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Sociology

A Post-Neoliberal Era in Latin America?

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ISBN: 9781447343943 9781529208184 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bristol University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102918
Subject: Social Sciences
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The failure of a number of programmes and ongoing conflicts between neoliberal and post-neoliberal forces have resulted in growing social instability in Latin America. This book examines cultural responses to this instability. It looks at a wide range of cultural forms, such as literature, underground cinema, street fairs and self-help books to explore how Latin Americans construct subjectivities, build communities and make meaning in their everyday lives during a profound crisis of the social. In this context, the book emphasises the role which neoliberal and post-neoliberal narratives of self and social relationships may come to play in popular culture and everyday experience.

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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

The Cultural Production of Intellectual Property Rights

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ISBN: 9781439914298 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Temple University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102009
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This book looks at questions of intellectual property rights (IPR) -- historically, culturally, and politically -- and their relationship to law and the state. Arguing that the idea that intellectual property is another kind of property right (that is, that IP is a thing to be owned) exists in parallel with the idea that intellectual property is the consequence of a cultural process, Andrews discusses intellectual property rights within the context of cultural studies, treating them as an object through which intersecting cultural and political issues can be understood.

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Sociology

Diagnose Angstgesellschaft?

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ISBN: 9783837646146 9783839446140 Year: Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104880
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Abstiegsängste, Furcht vor Zuwanderung und Klimawandel: Glaubt man populären Zeitdiagnosen, leben wir in einer Gesellschaft der Angst. Dieser Band trägt aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse zur Gefühlslage der Menschen in Deutschland zusammen und unterzieht damit die Diagnose »Angstgesellschaft« einer kritischen Überprüfung: Kennen die Sorgen und Ängste der Deutschen wirklich nur eine Richtung – aufwärts? Was treibt bestimmte Bevölkerungsgruppen wie Jugendliche, prekär Beschäftigte oder Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund um? Welche Rolle spielen Sorgen und Ängste für die Wahlerfolge rechtspopulistischer Parteien? Die Beiträge zeigen, dass die Befindlichkeiten der Menschen zwar auf gesellschaftliche Bruchlinien verweisen, Deutschland aber dennoch keine Angstgesellschaft ist.

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Sociology --- Sociology

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 Social Question in the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN: 9780520972483 9780520302402 Year: Pages: 282 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.74 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Sociology
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"Want, disease, ignorance, squalor, and idleness: first recognized together in mid-nineteenth-century Europe, these are the focus of the Social Question. In 1942 William Beveridge called them the “giant evils” while diagnosing the crises produced by the emergence of industrial society. More recently, during the final quarter of the twentieth century, the global spread of neoliberal policies enlarged these crises so much that the Social Question has made a comeback.&#xD;This carefully curated volume maps the linked crises across regions and countries and identifies the renewed and intensified Social Question as a labor issue. It includes discussions of American exceptionalism, Chinese repression, Indian exclusion, South African colonialism, democratic transitions in Eastern Europe, and other phenomena. Evaluated here are the effects of capitalism, the impact of the scarcity of waged work, and the degree to which the dispossessed poor bear the brunt of the crisis. Both thorough and thoughtful, the book serves as collective effort to revive and reposition the Social Question, reconstructing its meaning and its politics in the world today.&#xD;“The global approach makes this book a highly innovative endeavor.” NICOLE MAYER-AHUJA, Director, Sociological Research Institute at the University of Göttingen&#xD;“Approaches a familiar debate on the social implications of globalization using a lens that is at once unique, suggestive, and innovative.” EDWARD WEBSTER, Professor Emeritus and Founder of the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand&#xD;JAN BREMAN is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam and author of On Pauperism in Present and Past. KEVAN HARRIS is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran. CHING KWAN LEE is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of The Specter of Global China. MARCEL VAN DER LINDEN is Senior Fellow and former Director of Research at the International Institute of Social History and author of Workers of the World."&#xD;

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Sociology --- BISAC SOC026000

Wellness in Whiteness

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ISBN: 9780815377436 9780815377443 9781351234146 Year: Pages: 118 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Sociology --- Gender Studies
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"This book analyses the social and ethical implications of the globalization of&#xD;emerging skin-whitening and anti-ageing biotechnology. Using an intersectional theoretical framework and a content analysis methodology drawn from cultural studies, the sociology of knowledge, the history of colonial medicine and critical race theory, it examines technical reports, as well as print and online advertisements from pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies for skin-whitening products. With close attention to the promises of ‘ageless beauty’, ‘brightened’, youthful skin and solutions to ‘pigmentation problems’ for non-white women, the author reveals the dynamics of racialization and biomedicalization at work. A study of a significant sector of the globalized health and wellness industries – which requires the active&#xD;participation of consumers in the biomedicalization of their own bodies – Wellness in Whiteness will appeal to social scientists with interests in gender, race and ethnicity, biotechnology and embodiment."&#xD;

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Sociology --- Race --- Gender

Como o Mundo Mudou as Mídias Sociais

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Book Series: Why We Post ISBN: 9781787356542 Year: Pages: 308 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787356542 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Sociology --- Media and communication --- Information theory
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How the World Has Changed Social Media is the first book by Why We Post, a book series that investigates the findings of nine anthropologists who have spent 15 months living in communities in different parts of the world, including Brazil, Chile, China, England, India, Italy, Trinidad and Turkey. This book offers a comparative analysis that summarizes research findings and analysis of the impact of social media on politics and gender, education, and commerce. What is the result of the increased emphasis on visual communication? Are we becoming more individualistic or more social? Why is public social media so conservative? Why can't equality on the internet nullify inequality? How did memes become the moral police of the internet?&#xD;

Monitored

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ISBN: 9780745338637 9781786803924 9781786803931 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102245
Subject: Economics
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This book explores a central contradiction of 21st century economy and society: the more morally and politically unaccountable capitalism and capitalists are, the more accountable the mass majority of its subjects must become. The technocratic ideology and surveillance culture of our modern marketized societies hides a deeper reality of a free market that is unmanageable and a corporate elite whose actions cannot be traced let alone regulated. This work highlights the paradoxical way an often disjointed and unjustifiable modern neoliberalism persists through subjecting individuals and communities to a wide range of technical and ethical 'accounting' in all areas of contemporary life. These pervasive practices of monitoring and codifying everything and everyone mask how at its heart this system and its elites remain socially uncontrollable and ethically out of control.

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