Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

A Volume in the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080466648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 900

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This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology

Livelihood and Microfinance

Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives on Savings and Debt

Author: Hotze B. Lont,Otto Hospes

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9059720164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 3343

This volume offers a unique perspective on microfinance, an issue traditionally dominated by economists and policymakers. Drawing on the rich traditions of anthropology and sociology, Livelihood and Microfinance explores how livelihood approaches could lead to a better understanding of saving and credit behavior, and how such an understanding could help the design of finance for development. Contributors also propose new methods for better incorporating citizens into the larger economic system. Anticipating the United Nations’s Year of Microfinance in 2005, Livelihood and Microfinance is a long-awaited contribution to the international debate on the best approaches to development.

Inquiring about Cultures

Studies in Anthropology and Sociology

Author: Roger C. Owen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: 340

View: 3965

Nudge

Wie man kluge Entscheidungen anstößt

Author: Richard H. Thaler,Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3430920035

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 5503

Nudge – so heißt die Formel, mit der man andere dazu bewegt, die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen. Denn Menschen verhalten sich von Natur aus nicht rational. Nur mit einer Portion List können sie dazu gebracht werden, vernünftig zu handeln. Aber wie schafft man das, ohne sie zu bevormunden? Wie erreicht man zum Beispiel, dass sie sich um ihre Altervorsorge kümmern, umweltbewusst leben oder sich gesund ernähren? Darauf gibt Nudge die Antwort. Das Konzept hat bereits viele Entscheidungsträger überzeugt, darunter US-Präsident Barack Obama. Anschaulich und unterhaltsam präsentieren der Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger Richard Thaler und Cass Sunstein einen neuen Ansatz der Verhaltensökonomie, der schon heute das Denken und Handeln in Politik und Wirtschaft prägt.

Anthropology and sociology of Nepal

cultures, societies, ecology, and development : proceedings of an international conference

Author: Sociological and Anthropological Society of Nepal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 372

View: 8452

Anthropology and Epidemiology

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Health and Disease

Author: C. Janes,R. Stall,S.M. Gifford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027722485

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 3815

Over the past two decades increasing interest has emerged in the contribu tions that the social sciences might make to the epidemiological study of patterns of health and disease. Several reasons can be cited for this increasing interest. Primary among these has been the rise of the chronic, non-infectious diseases as important causes of morbidity and mortality within Western populations during the 20th century. Generally speaking, the chronic, non infectious diseases are strongly influenced by lifestyle variables, which are themselves strongly influenced by social and cultural forces. The under standing of the effects of the behavioral factors in, say, hypertension, thus requires an understanding of the social and cultural factors which encourage obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, non-compliance with anti-hypertensive medica tions (or other prescribed regimens), and stress. Equally, there is a growing awareness that considerations of human behavior and its social and cultural determinants are important for understanding the distribution and control of infectious diseases. Related to this expansion of epidemiologic interest into the behavioral realm 'has been the development of etiological models which focus on the psychological, biological and socio-cultural characteristics of hosts, rather than exclusive concern with exposure to a particular agent or even behavioral risk. Also during this period advances in statistical and computing techniques have made accessible the ready testing of multivariate causal models, and so have encouraged the measurement of the effects of social and cultural factors on disease occurrence.

Sociology, Anthropology, and Development

An Annotated Bibliography of World Bank Publications, 1975-1993

Author: Michael M. Cernea,April L. Adams

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821327814

Category: Reference

Page: 301

View: 2367

Environmentally Sustainable Development Studies and Monograph Series No. 3. A listing of works published by World Bank sociologists and anthropologists, this bibliography serves as a vehicle for exchanging experiences and promoting interdisciplinar

The Meaning of Illness

Anthropology, History, and Sociology

Author: Marc Auge,Marc Augé,Claudine Herzlich

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9783718652075

Category: Medical

Page: 231

View: 2412

This book is based on collective research carried out during the 1980s. This edition appears ten years after the original publication in French. Since then we have experienced many changes. In the late decade, disciplines have changed, as have the societies being researched. The outbreak of AIDS in Africa and the industrial world is not the least of these major and influential changes. The reader today will be sensitive to these changes and this research maintains its value as an intellectual endeavour and a useful model.

Sociology and Anthropology: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199804252

Category: Social Science

Page: 43

View: 8975

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Eyes across the water, II

essays on visual anthropology and sociology

Author: Douglas A. Harper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Visual anthropology

Page: 226

View: 2995

American Anthropology and Company

Historical Explorations

Author: Stephen O. Murray

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243952

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 1166

Explores the connections between anthropology, linguistics, sociology, psychology, and history in essays on the history of anthropology and allied disciplines.

Social Sciences

Communication, Anthropology, and Sociology

Author: Yogendra Singh

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131718834

Category: Communication

Page: 549

View: 9925

Contributed articles.

Anthropology in the East

founders of Indian sociology and anthropology

Author: Patricia Uberoi,Nandini Sundar,Satish Deshpande

Publisher: Seagull Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 7060

Anthropology and sociology have long histories in India. Yet, with the exception of fieldwork experience, there is little research available on the institutional and material contexts of these disciplines or on the practices of pioneering anthropologists and sociologists. Filling this important gap, this book spans a century of life and work, from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century, and focuses on scholars with varying research trajectories. The book shows how local influences and personalities played a major role in shaping the field and it examines their common concern with nation-building, social reform and the value of science.