Archive For The “Sociology” Category
By Andrew D. Blechman
Note: initially released below the name: "Leisureville: Adventures in America's Retirement Utopias"
When his next-door pals in a old fashioned New England city by surprise choose up and circulate to a gated retired neighborhood in Florida known as The Villages, Andrew Blechman is astonished via their tales, so he is going to enquire. better than long island, with a golfing direction for each day of the month, downtowns, its personal newspaper, radio, and television station, The Villages is a urban of approximately 100000 (and turning out to be) lacking just one factor: children.
In the significantly acclaimed Leisureville, Blechman delves into lifestyles within the senior utopia, delivering a hilarious firsthand record on every little thing from ersatz nostalgia to the residents’ unusually lively intercourse lifestyles. yet this is often greater than only a romp via a retirement paradise; Blechman strains the background of the age-segregated retirement phenomenon, and travels to Arizona to teach what has occurred to the pioneering advancements after a long time of segregation. a desirable mixture of great heritage, social remark, and hilarious, attractive reportage, Leisureville is a vital e-book on an important, underreported development.
By Jean Ziegler
Few comprehend that global starvation used to be just about eliminated in our lifetimes. some time past 5 years, despite the fact that, common hunger has without warning reappeared, and protracted starvation is an enormous factor on each continent.
In an in depth research of this anxious shift, Jean Ziegler—one of the world's major foodstuff experts—lays out in transparent and available phrases the advanced worldwide factors of the recent starvation situation. Ziegler's wide-ranging and interesting exam specializes in how the hot sustainable revolution in strength construction has diverted thousands of acres of corn, soy, wheat, and different grain vegetation from meals to gasoline. the consequences, he indicates, were surprising and startling, with declining meals reserves sending costs to list highs and a brand new worldwide commodities marketplace in ethanol and different biofuels gobbling up arable lands in approximately each continent on earth.
Like Raj Patel's pathbreaking Stuffed and Starved, Betting on Famine will enlighten the hundreds of thousands of american citizens fascinated with the politics of nutrition at home—and concerning the forces that hinder us from feeding the world's young children.
By Joseph C. Miller
Mbundu (African humans) -- Politics and govt.
By Thomas Geisen
Moderne Gesellschaften sind Arbeitsgesellschaften. Menschliche Arbeit nimmt hier eine abstrakte shape an, die Karl Marx als Arbeitskraft bezeichnet. Entscheidend ist nicht mehr die Tätigkeit an sich, sondern die Frage, in welchem Umfang menschliche Arbeitskraft verausgabt worden ist. Dies ist die Voraussetzung dafür, dass Arbeit in der modernen Gesellschaft zu einer Ware wie jede andere werden konnte. Für Hannah Arendt hat Marx mit dieser Charakterisierung von Arbeit als Arbeitskraft die moderne Gesellschaft auf den Begriff gebracht. Ihre Kritik an Marx richtet sich vor allem auf seinen Versuch, die Fülle menschlicher Tätigkeiten auf Arbeit zu reduzieren. Im Gegensatz dazu unterscheidet Arendt das Arbeiten vom Herstellen und Handeln als verschiedene menschliche Grundtätigkeiten. Diese folgen unterschiedlichen Prinzipien und führen zu verschiedenen Resultaten. Ausgehend vom Unterschied im jeweiligen Verständnis von Arbeit setzt dieses Buch zu einem discussion imaginaire zwischen Karl Marx und Hannah Arendt an und fragt nach der Handlungsfähigkeit von Menschen in einer auf Arbeit zentrierten Gesellschaft.
By David Schmader
The us is in the course of a brand new Golden Age of criminal weed. leisure marijuana is now criminal in 4 states--Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska--and Washington, DC, whereas scientific marijuana is criminal in 25 states and counting. This definitive, hands-on, and skilled advisor to the hot global of decriminalized leisure marijuana, written by way of the lovingly blunt and unfailingly witty David Schmader, will teach and entertain the amateur and skilled consumer alike. entire with historical past, how one can take pleasure in, recipes, security and legality assistance, and medical-use details, this witty advisor is ideal for reward giving.
By Mark Erickson
Wilhelm 'Gi' Baldamus (1908-1991) was once essentially the most specified voices in British sociology within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century. He made significant contributions to either business sociology and sociological thought, but lots of his imperative issues stay under-explored. This quantity is the 1st of its sort to interact with those questions and Baldamus’ responses, together with the booklet of 2 of Baldamus's personal later writings by no means ahead of revealed in English. a considerable biographical advent by way of the editors situates this paintings in the context of Baldamus’s lifestyles either earlier than and after his exile from Nazi Germany, including history to the exploration of his matters that examine may be underpinned via meticulous theoretical and conceptual paintings. will probably be of curiosity to sociologists, social theorists, highbrow historians, and people operating within the box of social technology learn methods.'
By Ferdinand Tönnies
"Ferdinand Tonnies's Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft (first released in 1887) is a vintage of social and political idea within the later-modern interval. It specializes in the universally endemic conflict among small-scale, kinship and neighbourhood-based 'communities' and large-scale aggressive marketplace 'societies'. This subject is explored in all features of existence - in political, monetary, criminal and relations constructions; in art, faith and tradition; in buildings of 'selfhood' and 'personhood'; and in modes of cognition, language and human knowing. Tonnies is healthier referred to as one of many 'founding fathers' of recent sociology, however the current paintings lays larger emphasis on his dating to eu political proposal and to advancements in philosophy because the seventeeth-century medical revolution, relatively the legacies of Hobbes and Kant. it may be learn at many alternative degrees: as a reaction to advancements in Bismarckian Germany; as a extra common critique of the tradition of modernity; as a theoretical workout in social, political and ethical technology; and as an strange statement at the internal personality of 'democratic socialism'. This new translation and creation make Tonnies's vintage yet tricky paintings obtainable to English-speaking readers attracted to social and political conception, highbrow and social background, language and cultural reviews, and the background of financial thought."--Jacket. Read more...
summary: "Ferdinand Tonnies's Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft (first released in 1887) is a vintage of social and political concept within the later-modern interval. It specializes in the universally endemic conflict among small-scale, kinship and neighbourhood-based 'communities' and large-scale aggressive marketplace 'societies'. This subject is explored in all features of lifestyles - in political, financial, criminal and relations buildings; in paintings, faith and tradition; in structures of 'selfhood' and 'personhood'; and in modes of cognition, language and human realizing. Tonnies is better referred to as one of many 'founding fathers' of contemporary sociology, however the current paintings lays larger emphasis on his courting to ecu political idea and to advancements in philosophy because the seventeeth-century medical revolution, rather the legacies of Hobbes and Kant. it may be learn at many various degrees: as a reaction to advancements in Bismarckian Germany; as a extra common critique of the tradition of modernity; as a theoretical workout in social, political and ethical technology; and as an strange remark at the internal personality of 'democratic socialism'. This new translation and creation make Tonnies's vintage yet tricky paintings obtainable to English-speaking readers drawn to social and political conception, highbrow and social heritage, language and cultural reviews, and the background of monetary thought."--Jacket
By Stephen Bodington
"[Based on a sequence of] seminars ... organised through CAITS (Centre for replacement commercial and Technological structures) and Middlesex Polytechnic employees [in 1984]"--P. ix.
By John S. Allen
House is the place the center is. safeguard, convenience, even love, are all emotions which are founded at the humble dwelling house. yet what if there's extra to the sensation of being at domestic? Neuroanthropologist John S. Allen believes that the human habitat is among the most crucial items of human cognitive, technological, and cultural evolution over the last million years. In Home, Allen argues that to "feel at home" is greater than simply an expression, yet displays a deep-seated cognitive foundation for the human wish to have, use, and luxuriate in a spot of one's own.
Allen addresses the very simple query: How did a spot to sleep develop into a house? inside human evolution, he ranks residence and residential as a signature improvement of our species, because it emerged along cooperative searching, language, and different serious elements of humanity. Many animals burrow, making everlasting domestic bases, yet primates, quite often talking, don't: such a lot wander, making nests at evening anyplace they may locate themselves. this is in domestic territory, however it isn’t particularly domestic. Our hominid ancestors have been wanderers, too—so how did we, over the last numerous million years, locate our approach domestic? to inform that tale Allen will take us via evolutionary anthropology, neuroscience, the learn of emotion, and sleek sociology. He examines the house from the interior (of our heads) out: houses are equipped with our brains up to with our palms and instruments. Allen argues that the item that could were most important in our evolution isn't the actual element of a house, yet constructing a sense of defining, developing, and being in a house, no matter what its actual shape. the outcome used to be an atmosphere, rather safe opposed to no matter what horrors lurked open air, that enabled the pricy yet artistic human brain to arrive its complete flowering. this day, with the specter of homelessness, baby foster-care, and foreclosures, this concept of getting a house is extra robust than ever.
In a transparent and obtainable writing variety, Allen sheds gentle at the deep, cognitive assets of the pleasures of getting a house, the evolution of these behaviors, and why the deep the reason why they subject. Home is the tale approximately how people developed to create an area not just for preserve, but additionally for nurturing creativity, innovation, and culture—and why “feeling at home” is a basic element of the human situation.
By Micaela Cecchinato
Die four. berlin biennale für zeitgenössische kunst war ein Überraschungserfolg. Inmitten der inhaltlichen Krise des codecs „Großausstellung“ und in einer kritischen section der Berliner Kulturpolitik, setzte sie sich, nationwide wie overseas, beim Breiten- wie beim Fachpublikum durch. Micaela Cecchinato untersucht die Gründe für die Anziehungskraft der Veranstaltung. Der Umgang der Kuratoren mit den grundlegenden Institutionen der Kunst – Museum, Ausstellung und Katalog – struggle experimentierfreudig, aber auch sorgfältig. Die Autorin konzentriert sich auf die Hauptausstellung dieser Biennale und richtet ihren Blick auf die Besucher. used to be genau berührte sie bei der Betrachtung der Kunstwerke im Kontext der Biennale? Sie zeigt, wie es den Kuratoren gelang, durch die Wahl stark konnotierter Ausstellungsorte die Überlappung der Lebenswelten der Künstler und der Rezipienten in einem gemeinsamen Gefühl zu verdichten.
Das Buch wendet sich an Dozierende und Studierende der Kulturwissenschaften und des Kulturmanagements sowie an KulturmanagerInnen und KuratorInnen.