Emotions and Social Movements

Author: Helena Flam,Debra King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134228732

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 6182

Most research on social movements has ignored the significance of emotions. This edited volume seeks to redress this oversight and introduces new research themes and tools to the field of emotions and social movements. Sociologists and political activists around the world will find this volume to be of great interest due to its wide-ranging approach and its unique emphasis on the role of emotion in protest, dissent and social movements.

Neue politische Literatur

Berichte über das internationale Schrifttum

Author: Erwin Stein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

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The Social Organization of Disease

Emotions and Civic Action

Author: Jochen Kleres

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317483995

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 4781

Empirically, this book is a case-study analysis of dissolution processes in German AIDS organizations. Indeed, why is it that civic organizers start out with a commitment to a cause but end up dissolving their organization? This question is exactly what Kleres seeks to tackle within The Social Organization of Disease. Focusing on the emotional bases of dissolved German AIDS organizations to develop a typology of civic action and organizing, Kleres presents a perspective on non-profit organizations that analyses organizational development through the emotional sense making of individual organizers, within the light of larger political processes and cultural contexts. To this end, this volume develops and applies a new methodology for researching emotions empirically, expanding the scope of narrative analysis. However, parallel to this, The Social Organization of Disease also explores how shifting discursive processes establish emotional climates and thus impact on state policies and the evolution of AIDS organizing. The book would appeal to sociologists and political scientists working in the field of social movements and non-profit organisations: but it would also appeal to those who are interested in the sociology of emotions. It would potentially be of interest to non-profit scholars who consider community-based organizations, volunteerism and advocacy, and secondarily, to medical sociologists interested in AIDS service organizations. Sociology, International relations, Social Work, Political Science. May be of interest for NGO-activists and/or employees and leadership.

Emotions in Politics

The Affect Dimension in Political Tension

Author: N. Demertzis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137025662

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

View: 9616

Prompted by the 'affective turn' within the entire spectrum of the social sciences, this books brings together the twin disciplines of political psychology and the political sociology of emotions to explore the complex relationship between politics and emotion at both the mass and individual level with special focus on cases of political tension.

Emotion and Social Structures

The Affective Foundations of Social Order

Author: Christian von Scheve

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317577760

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 3408

The past decades have seen significant advances in the sociological understanding of human emotion. Sociology has shown how culture and society shape our emotions and how emotions contribute to micro- and macro-social processes. At the same time, the behavioral sciences have made progress in understanding emotion at the level of the individual mind and body. Emotion and Social Structures embraces both perspectives to uncover the fundamental role of affect and emotion in the emergence and reproduction of social order. How do culture and social structure influence the cognitive and bodily basis of emotion? How do large-scale patterns of feeling emerge? And how do emotions promote the coordination of social action and interaction? Integrating theories and evidence from disciplines such as psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Christian von Scheve argues for a sociological understanding of emotion as a bi-directional mediator between social action and social structure. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of the sociology of emotion, microsociology, and cognitive sociology, as well as social psychology, cognitive science, and affective neuroscience.

Human Resource Development as We Know It

Speeches that Have Shaped the Field

Author: Monica Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136458794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 4927

The field of Human Resource Development has developed largely through academics, scholars and reflective practitioners from across the world coming together. Many people link memorable keynote speeches to changes in their research, practice, career path or even life view. Good keynote speeches are a forthright statement of the expert’s view and thus are often not published. Now that HRD is maturing there is a need to recapture some of those earlier moments – both as a form of archive, and also to shed light on the path that has been followed. Twenty-two speeches seminal to the field of HRD are included in this volume. These speeches are milestones along the path of the development of the field; as well as reconstructing their speech, the contributors have also located it within the time it was given and commented on how the field has developed since. This book is a resource, not only as an archive and for those who wish to relive their pivotal moments, but also for anyone interested in the development of HRD as a discipline. This unique approach provides an exciting and engaging way to reflect on cutting edge issues in the academic and practitioner world of HRD!

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 7592

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Europas Töchter

Traditionen, Erwartungen und Strategien von Frauenbewegungen in Europa

Author: Ingrid Miethe,Silke Roth

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663100049

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

View: 8687

Das Buch bietet eine komparativ angelegte Bestandsaufnahme zu Frauenbewegungen in Europa (EU-Länder, Beitrittsländer, nicht zur EU gehörende Länder) und deren Erwartungen und Befürchtungen mit Blick auf die EU. Im Buch wird der Frage nachgegangen, welche Erwartungen europäische Frauenbewegungen an die EU haben, sowohl in den Mitgliedsländern, Beitrittsländern und solchen Ländern, die vorläufig nicht der EU beitreten werden. In den drei einleitenden theoretischen Beiträgen geht es um die Geschichtsschreibung von frauenpolitischem Engagement, zweitens um die Veränderungen von Bürgerrechten im Kontext der EU und drittens um die EU als Gelegenheitsstruktur im Hinblick auf die Durchsetzung von Gendermainstreaming. Im Hauptteil geht es um eine vergleichende Bestandsaufnahme von Frauenbewegungen in Europa. Ausgehend von nationalen und historischen Traditionen von Frauenbewegungen der jeweiligen Länder wird der Bogen zu bisherigen Erfahrungen, Erwartungen und Befürchtungen an die EU aus Frauensicht gezogen.

Soziologie der Emotionen

Eine Einführung

Author: Helena Flam

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 9783825223595

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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Mit der Bedeutung von Emotionen, Gefühlen und Leidenschaft für Individuum und Gesellschaft haben sich Soziologen seit jeher beschäftigt. Die Soziologie der Emotionen entstand jedoch erst etwa Mitte der 80er Jahre in den USA. Die Autorin zeichnet in diesem Lehrbuch zunächst die Rolle von Emotionen in den Werken der europäischen und amerikanischen Klassiker nach (Simmel, Max Weber, Durkheim, Cooley, Sorokin, Parsons u.a.). Sodann stellt sie die neueren Forschungsansätze und -ergebnisse dar und beschreibt schließlich Funktion und Einfluss von Emotionen in ausgewählten Bereichen, z.B. am Arbeitsplatz, im Umgang mit Geld und in der Politik. Prof. Dr. Helena Flam lehrt Soziologie an der Universität Leipzig.

Islamic Environmentalism

Activism in the United States and Great Britain

Author: Rosemary Hancock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134865503

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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Islamic Environmentalism examines Muslim involvement in environmentalism in the United States and Great Britain. The book focuses upon Muslim activists and Islamic organizations that approach environmentalism as a religious duty: offering environmental readings of Islamic scriptures, and integrating religious ritual and practice with environmental action. Honing in on the insights of social movement theory, Hancock predominantly examines the activism and experience of Muslims involved in environmentalism and bases her research on interviews with activists in the United States and Great Britain. Indeed, the reader is first provided with an insightful analysis of the ways in which Muslim activists interpret and present environmentalism—diagnosing causes of environmental crises, proposing solutions, and motivating other Muslims into activism. This is followed by a discussion of the importance of affective ties, emotion and group culture in motivating and sustaining Muslim involvement in environmental activism. A timely volume which draws attention to the synthesis of political activism and religious practice amongst Muslim environmentalists, this book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Islamic Studies, Sociology of Religion, Social Movement Theory and Environmental Studies.

Emotions in Transmigration

Transformation, Movement and Identity

Author: A. Brooks,R. Simpson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284331

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

View: 631

The book explores the intersection of emotions and migration in a number of case studies from across the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia, including the transmigration of female domestic workers, transmigrant marriages, transmigrant workers in the entertainment industry and asylum seekers and refugees who are the victims of domestic violence.

Status und Scham

zur symbolischen Reproduktion sozialer Ungleichheit

Author: Sighard Neckel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Equality

Page: 290

View: 8644

Social Theory in Contemporary Asia

Author: Ann Brooks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415666855

Category: Self-Help

Page: 137

View: 3762

Philosophical debates around individualization and the implications for intimacy, reflexivity and identity have occupied a central part of social and cultural theorizing in the West in the last decade. In fact, late modernity has become conspicuously engaged with issues of intimacy, reflexivity and identity. The author analyses the relevance of these debates in the context of contemporary Asia and combines an analysis of significant social theorists including Beck, Giddens, Bourdieu, McNay, Adkins, and Ong with an application of these debates to social, political and cultural contexts. Drawing on empirical research, case studies, global reports, media and academic literature, the book provides a relevant, wide-ranging and contemporary analysis of the debates on Asian culture and society. In the Foreword to the book Bryan Turner comments: 'Professor Brooks shows consequently that the intimate and emotional cultures that have been described by Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck with respect to the West have not arrived in Asia or at least that they have not become visible and permanent aspects of the social landscape.'

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366632

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Handbook of Social Movements Across Disciplines

Author: Conny Roggeband,Bert Klandermans

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319576488

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 6898

This book aims to revisit the interdisciplinary roots of social movement studies. Each discipline raises its own questions and approaches the subject from a different angle or perspective. The chapters of this handbook are written by internationally renowned scholars representing the various disciplines involved. They each review the approach their sector has developed and discuss their disciplines’ contributions and insights to the knowledge of social movements. Furthermore, each chapter addresses the "unanswered questions" and discusses the overlaps with other fields as well as reviewing the interdisciplinary advances so far.

Pakistan - Social and Cultural Transformations in a Muslim Nation

Author: Mohammad Qadeer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134186169

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 915

This is the first English-language survey of Pakistan’s socio-economic evolution. Mohammad Qadeer gives an essential overview of social and cultural transformation in Pakistan since independence, which is crucial to understanding Pakistan’s likely future direction. Pakistan examines how tradition and family life continue to contribute long term stability, and explores the areas where very rapid changes are taking place: large population increase, urbanization, economic development, and the nature of civil society and the state. It offers an insightful view into Pakistan, exploring the wide range of ethnic groups, the countryside, religion and community, and popular culture and national identity. It concludes by discussing the likely future social development in Pakistan, captivating students and academics interested in Pakistan and multiculturalism. Qadeer’s impressive work is a comprehensive examination of social and cultural forces in Pakistani society, and is an important resource for anyone wanting to understand contemporary Pakistan.

The Institutionalization of Social Welfare

A Study of Medicalizing Management

Author: Mikael Holmqvist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 2721

Today most countries rely on formally organized welfare programs - in some cases to the extent that they are labeled "welfare states". These programs, which have been constructed over the last decades, make up a larger national and international system of good intentions. Overall, it appears inconceivable to imagine "civilized society" without a comprehensive organizational system of social welfare. Social welfare has become a "holy cow" in many societies; an institutionalized aspect of modern life. But how does the institutionalization of social welfare occur through the concrete activities it enacts; and why does the institutionalization of social welfare appear to be so particularly successful in relation to other institutionalizing phenomena? These are central problems for any sociological analysis of contemporary society's organization and are the main locus of attention of this book. Holmqvist explores how a social welfare organization becomes a self-evident phenomenon by "medicalizing" its environment: a way of "solving" social problems by viewing and treating them as medical problems. This study generates new understandings of how institutionalization of organizations comes about and contributes fresh insight to the area of social welfare policies.

Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

Author: Anthony Elliott,Charles Lemert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136237380

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

View: 2366

In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert examine the major theoretical traditions from the Frankfurt School to globalization and beyond. When first published, the book’s wide range set new standards for introductory textbooks – social theorists discussed include Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu, Julia Kristeva, Jurgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek, Manuel Castells, Ulrich Beck, Zygmunt Bauman, Giorgio Agamben and Manuel De Landa. Extensively developed to take into account significant recent developments in American social theory, the book offers chapters on American pragmatism, structural functionalism, ethnomethodology, black feminist thought and world-systems theory. American traditions of social theory are brought powerfully to life in treatments of intellectuals ranging from William James to Robert K. Merton, David Riesman to Randall Collins, and Patricia Hill Collins to Saskia Sassen. Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory combines lively exposition and clarity with reflective social critique and original insights, and is a superb textbook with which to navigate the twists and turns of contemporary social theory as taught in the disciplines of sociology, politics, history, cultural studies and many more.

Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights

Author: David L. Brunsma,Keri E. Iyall Smith,Brian K Gran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317258398

Category: Social Science

Page: 585

View: 3969

Long the province of international law, human rights now enjoys a renaissance of studies and new perspectives from the social sciences. This landmark book is the first to synthesize and comprehensively evaluate this body of work. It fosters an interdisciplinary, international, and critical engagement both in the social study of human rights and the establishment of a human rights approach throughout the field of sociology. Sociological perspectives bring new questions to the interdisciplinary study of human rights, as amply illustrated in this book. The Handbook is indispensable to any interdisciplinary collection on human rights or on sociology. This text: Brings new perspectives to the study of human rights in an interdisciplinary fashion. Offers state-of-the-art summaries, critical discussions of established human rights paradigms, and a host of new insights and further research directions. Fosters a comprehensive human rights approach to sociology, topically representing all 45 sections of the American Sociological Association.