Social and Cultural Dynamics

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Extending Horizons Books #ad - A study of change in major systems of art, truth, ethics, law and social relationships. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Crisis of Our Age Archive

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Oneworld Publications #ad - Used book in Good Condition. On the outcome of this struggle, the author contends, rests the progress and survival of mankind. This is an analysis of the nature, causes and consequences of the crisis of modern society. Professor sorokin asserts that the whole of modern culture is undergoing a period of transition brought on by the struggle between the forces of the largely outworn materialistic order and the emerging, creative forces of a new idealistic order.

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Social Theory and Social Structure

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Free Press #ad - Examines the interactions between sociological theory and research in various approaches to the study of social structure, evaluating the limitations and functions of each Used book in Good Condition.

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Pitirim A. Sorokin: An Intellectual Biography

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University Press of Kansas #ad - Pitirim A. As a result, sorokin's ideas have been consistently ignored and misunderstood for more than a quarter century. Based on exhaustive research in sorokin's papers and the Harvard archives, as well as interviews with Sorokin's surviving family members, former students, and colleagues, this biography restores Sorokin to his rightful place in the pantheon of American intellectuals.

And, as barry johnston shows, his equally dramatic fall from favor and unexpected resurrection illuminate both Sorokin's life and the tempestuous world of academic politics. An outspoken revolutionary and secretary to Alexander Kerensky, Sorokin was imprisoned and ordered executed by Lenin, then reprieved and exiled.

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Used book in Good Condition. Parsons ultimately deposed Sorokin and transformed sociology into the Department of Social Relations. Finally in 1963, after years in eclipse, Sorokin was recognized for his accomplishments when he was elected president of the American Sociological Association. During a long and distinguished career, Sorokin amassed an amazingly diverse and substantial body of work, much of which set the standard for the field.

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Ways & Power Of Love: Techniques Of Moral Transformation

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Templeton Press #ad - Turning the sciences toward the study of love is no easy task, but it can and must be done. Bringing the ways and power of love back into print allows a new generation of readers to appreciate Sorokin's genius and to move forward with his endeavor at a time when civilization itself continues to be threatened by a marked inability to live up to the ideal of love for all humankind.

It is certainly right to hope, with Sorokin, that progress in knowledge about love can move humanity forward to a better future. Used book in Good Condition. His elaborate scientific analysis of love with regard to its higher and lower forms, its causes and effects, its human and cosmic significance, and its core features constitutes the first study on this topic in world literature to date.

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The Brave New World of Work

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Polity #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Beck's alternative vision is centred on the concept of active citizens democratically organized in local, and increasingly also regional or transnational, networks. In this important book, ulrich beck - one of the leading social thinkers in Europe today - examines how work has become unstable in the modern world and presents a new vision for the future.

The west would appear to be heading towards a social structure of ambiguity and multiple activity that has hitherto been more characteristic of the developing world. It will also appeal to a broader audience interested in the issues and debates surrounding the changing nature of work. Used book in Good Condition.

This book will be of great interest to second- and third-year students in sociology, politics, geography and the social sciences generally. The aim must be to turn insecurity around, so that it becomes a positive and enriching discontinuity of life. This will involve constant movement between formal employment with a major reduction in working hours and forms of self-organized artistic, cultural and political 'civil labour', providing equal access to comprehensive social protection.

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These processes are part of the same challenge upon which a politics of modernity must now base itself.

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The Individualized Society

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Polity #ad - Used book in Good Condition. When trying to make sense of our lives, we tend to blame our own failings and weaknesses for our discomforts and defeats. By bringing into view the many complex dependencies invisible from the vantage point of private experience, to the conditions under which we act, sociology can help us to link our individual decisions and actions to the deeper causes of our troubles and fears - to the ways we live, to the socially drawn limits of our imagination and ambition.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Sociology can help us to understand the processes that have shaped the society in which we live today, a society in which individualization has become our fate. For bauman, the task of sociology is not to censor or correct the stories we tell of our lives, but to show that there are more ways in which our life stories can be told.

The Individualized Society #ad - Reasonable beings that we are, how does this happen and why does it go on happening? These are the questions addressed in this new book by Zygmunt Bauman - one of the most original and perceptive social thinkers writing today. And in doing so, we make things worse rather than better. And sociology can also help us to see that if our individual but shared anxieties are to be effectively tackled, not individual, true to their social, they need to be addressed collectively, nature.

It will also appeal to a broader range of readers who are interested in the changing nature of our social and political life today.

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The Third Way: The Renewal of Social Democracy

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Polity Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Anthony giddens shows that developing a third way is not only a possibility but a necessity in modern politics. Used book in Good Condition. The idea of finding a 'third way' in politics has been widely discussed over recent months - not only in the UK, but in the US, Continental Europe and Latin America.

But what is the third way? Supporters of the notion haven't been able to agree, and critics deny the possibility altogether. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Structure of Social Action, Vol. 1: Marshall, Pareto, Durkheim

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Problematics of Sociology: The Georg Simmel Lectures, 1995

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University of California Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. These skillfully written essays are based on the Georg Simmel Lectures delivered by Neil J. Within this framework, smelser covers a variety of topics, including the place of the rational and the nonrational in social action and in social science theory; the changing character of group attachments in post-industrial society; the eclipse of social class; and the decline of the nation-state as a focus of solidarity.

The clarity of smelser's writing makes this a book that will be welcomed throughout the field of social science as well as by anyone wishing to understand sociology's essential characteristics and problems. Book. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Smelser at humboldt University in Berlin in the spring of 1995.

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Acts of Resistance: Against the Tyranny of the Market

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New Press, The #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Book. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In his most explicitly political work to date, Pierre Bourdieu, speaks out against the dismantling of public welfare in the name of private enterprise and global competitiveness.

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