Social Science

Alevis in Europe

Voices of Migration, Culture and Identity

Author: Tözün Issa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317182642

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 1799

The Alevis are a significant minority in Turkey, and now also in the countries of Western Europe. Over the past century, many of them have migrated from rural enclaves on the Anatolian plateau to the great cities of Istanbul and Ankara, and from there to the countries of the European Union. This book asks who are they? How do they construct their identities – now and in the past; in Turkey and in Europe? A range of scholars, writing from sociological, historical, socio-psychological and political perspectives, present analysis and research that shows the Alevi communities grouping and regrouping, defining and redefining – sometimes as an ethnic minority, sometimes as religious groups, sometimes around a political philosophy - contingently responding to circumstances of the Turkish Republic’s political position and to the immigration policies of Western Europe. Contributors consider Alevi roots and cultural practices in their villages of origin; the changes in identity following the migration to the gecekondu shanty towns surrounding the cities of Turkey; the changes consequent on their second diaspora to Germany, the UK, Sweden and other European countries; and the implications of European citizenship for their identity. This collection offers a new and significant contribution to the study of migration and minorities in the wider European context.
Social Science

On the Frontlines of the Welfare State

How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems

Author: Barry Goetz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317299612

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 6589

Although public safety agencies protect our well-being, they also shape social problems and community inequities. Public safety protections promote what T.H. Marshall called "social rights" of equitable citizenship. Frontlines of Welfare State shows how public safety agencies function as welfare state agencies, responsible for a range of essential public functions including emergency service, criminal investigation, regulatory oversight and social service outreach. Furthermore, this volume shows how public safety agencies are being asked to absorb more social welfare functions amidst cut-backs in other areas of the welfare state. Two areas of public safety are examined: arson control and fire prevention, especially within the contexts of urban change and gentrification, and community policing, especially as a mechanism of expanding drug treatment service and prevention programs. Facilitating a greater understanding of institutional biases within the state built around organizational structures, procedures and cultures and their impact on social outcomes, this original and exciting book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of Policing and Fire Control, Public Policy and Administration, Drugs and Substance Abuse and White Collar Crime.
Social Science

Multigenerational Family Living

Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia

Author: Edgar Liu,Hazel Easthope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317093542

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 1845

Multigenerational living – where more than one generation of related adults cohabit in the same dwelling – is recognized as a common arrangement amongst many Asian, Middle Eastern and Southern European cultures, but this arrangement is becoming increasingly familiar in many Western societies. Much Western research on multigenerational households has highlighted young adults' delayed first home leaving, the result of difficult economic prospects and the prolonged adolescence of generation Y. This book shows that the causes and results of this phenomenon are more complex. The book sheds fresh light on a range of structural and social drivers that have led multigenerational families to cohabit and the ways in which families negotiate the dynamic interactions amongst these drivers in their everyday lives. It critically examines factors such as demographics, the environment, culture and family considerations of identity, health, care and well-being, revealing how such factors reflect (and are reflected by) a retracting welfare state and changing understandings of families in an increasingly mobile world. Based on a series of qualitative and quantitative research projects conducted in Australia, the book provides an interdisciplinary examination of intergenerational cohabitation that explores a variety of concerns and experiences. It will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in housing, demographics and the sociology of the family.
Social Science

Bourdieusian Prospects

Author: Lisa Adkins,Caragh Brosnan,Steven Threadgold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317542665

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 8705

Bourdieusian Prospects considers the ongoing relevance of Bourdieu's social theory for contemporary social science. Breaking with the tendency to reflect on Bourdieu's legacies, it brings established and emergent scholars together to debate the futures of a specifically Bourdieusian sociology. Driven by a central leitmotif in Bourdieu’s oeuvre, namely, that his work not be blindly appropriated but actively interpreted, contributors to this volume set out to map the potentials of Bourdieusian inflected social science. While for many social scientists the empirical and theoretical developments of the twenty-first century mark a limit point of Bourdieusian social theory, this collection charts both how and why a Bourdieusian sociology has a future, which is crucial for the ongoing development and roll out of an engaged, relevant and critical social science.
Social Science

Alienation and Affect

Author: Warren D. TenHouten

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317678532

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 2605

Alienation has objective, social-structural determinants, yet is experienced subjectively as a psychological state involving both emotion and cognition. Part I considers conceptualizations of alienation and affect in historical context, emphasizing Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Simmel, and Weber. Part II develops a theory of the affective bases of Seeman’s original five varieties of alienation – normlessness, meaninglessness, self-estrangement, cultural estrangement, and powerlessness. The book argues that both normlessness and cultural estrangement manifest in two distinct forms and involve distinct emotions. Thus it develops the affective bases of seven distinct varieties of alienation. This work synthesizes classical and contemporary alienation theory and the sociology of emotions. It contributes to political sociology, and finds application in social psychiatry and related health and social-service fields that treat traumatized and highly alienated individuals.
Social Science

Work–Family Dynamics

Competing Logics of Regulation, Economy and Morals

Author: Berit Brandth,Sigtona Halrynjo,Elin Kvande

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317508068

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 7303

Work-life integration is an increasingly hot topic in the media, social research, governments and in people’s everyday lives. This volume offers a new type of lens for understanding work-family reconciliation by studying how work-family dynamics are shaped, squeezed and developed between consistent or competing logics in different societies in Europe and the US. The three institutions of "state", "family" and "working life", and their under-explored primary logics of "regulation", "morality" and "economic competitiveness" are examined theoretically as well as empirically throughout the chapters, thus contributing to an understanding of the contemporary challenges within the field of work-family research that combines structure and culture. Particular attention is given to the ways in which the institutions are confronted with various moral norms of good parenthood or motherhood and ideals for family life. Likewise, the logic of policy regulation and gendered family moralities are challenged by the economic logic of working life, based on competition in favour of the most productive workers and organizations. Demonstrating different aspects of what is behind and between the logics of state regulation, morals and market, this innovative volume will appeal to students, teachers and researchers interested in areas such as family studies, welfare state studies, social policy studies, work life studies as well as and gender studies.
Political Science

Migration in a Globalised World

New Research Issues and Prospects

Author: Cédric Audebert,Mohamed Kamel Doraï

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641572

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

View: 9783

This broad thematic study offers a major new research perspective on international migration in the context of globalisation.

The Migration Conference 2017 Programme and Abstracts Book

Author: Ibrahim Sirkeci,Fethiye Tilbe,Mehtap Erdogan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1910781681

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7956

The Migration Conference 2017 hosted by Harokopio University, Athens from 23 to 26 August. The 5th conference in our series, the 2017 Conference was probably the largest scholarly gathering on migration with a global scope. Human mobility, border management, integration and security, diversity and minorities as well as spatial patterns, identity and economic implications have dominated the public agenda and gave an extra impetus for the study of movers and non-movers over the last decade or so. Throughout the program of the Migration Conference you will find various key thematic areas are covered in about 400 presentations by about 400 colleagues coming from all around the world from Australia to Canada, China to Mexico, South Africa to Finland. We are also proud to bring you opportunities to meet with some of the leading scholars in the field. Our line of keynote speakers include Saskia Sassen, Oded Stark, Giuseppe Sciortino, Neli Esipova, and Yuksel Pazarkaya.
Social Science

Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe

Author: Magdalena Nowicka,Vojin Šerbedžija

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137601264

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 1149

This book explores migrant's global social remittances and their impacts on Europe. Exploring the topic from a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, geography and political science, the authors present empirical analyses covering a wide selection of international contexts across Europe, India, Iraq, Bolivia, Congo, Lebanon and Thailand. The book presents migrants not as Europe’s ‘cultural others’ but as an integral part of Europe’s global connection, and scrutinises the flows of knowledge, ideas, money, objects and values which result from the process of migration, rather than the migrants themselves. A valuable contribution to the literature on migrant transnationalism and globalisation, this book will appeal to scholars across the social sciences.
Religion

Religion and Politics

European and Global Perspectives

Author: Johann P. Arnason

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074869174X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9250

Combining theoretical and empirical research, these 12 essays examine the role of religion and its prospects in Europe. On the one hand, the volume discusses growing Islamic presence in Europe as a reminder of enduring religious pluralism, not least in view of the high prominence given to Islamic experience in arguments against over-generalised notions of secularisation. On the other hand, it explores the question of Christian motivated extremism and religious nationalism. Against this background, the contributors discuss the role of religion in other countries throughout the world including China, Japan, Russia and the MENA region.
Education

Language, Culture and Identity in the Early Years

Author: Tözün Issa,Alison Hatt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441146148

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 895

Introduces the key themes and debates in supporting young children with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds in an inclusive way.
Political Science

Transnational Muslim Politics

Reimagining the Umma

Author: Peter G. Mandaville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134540221

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 4964

This book analyzes Islam as a form of 'travelling theory' in the context of contemporary global transformations such as diasporic communities, transnational social movements, global cities and information technologies. Peter Mandaville examines how 'globalization' is manifested as lived experience through a discussion of debates over the meaning of Muslim identity, political community and the emergence of a 'critical Islam'. This radical book argues that translocal forces are leading the emergence of a wider Muslim public sphere. Now available in paperback, it contains a new preface setting the debates in the context of September 11th.
History

Frontiers of identity

the British and the others

Author: Robin Cohen

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 7281

Social Science

Narratives of Place, Culture and Identity

Second-Generation Greek-Americans Return 'Home'

Author: Anastasia Christou

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053568786

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 3572

Annotation. Christou explores the phenomenon of 'return migration' in Greece through the settlement and identification processes of second-generation Greek-American returning migrants. She examines the meanings attached to the experience of return migration. The concepts of 'home' and 'belonging' figure prominently in the return migratory project which entails relocation and displacement as well as adjustment and alienation of bodies and selves. Furthermore, Christou considers the multiple interactions (social, cultural, political) between the place of origin and the place of destination; network ties; historical and global forces in the shaping of return migrant behaviour; and expressions of identity. The human geography of return migration extends beyond geographic movement into a diasporic journey involving (re)constructions of homeness and belongingness in the ancestral homeland. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789053568781. This title is available in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.
Social Science

Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict

Author: Rebecca Bryant

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785331256

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 6633

In Southeast Europe, the Balkans, and Middle East, scholars often refer to the "peaceful coexistence" of various religious and ethnic groups under the Ottoman Empire before ethnonationalist conflicts dissolved that shared space and created legacies of division. Post-Ottoman Coexistence interrogates ways of living together and asks what practices enabled centuries of cooperation and sharing, as well as how and when such sharing was disrupted. Contributors discuss both historical and contemporary practices of coexistence within the context of ethno-national conflict and its aftermath.
Social Science

Everywhere Taksim

sowing the Seeds for a New Turkey at Gezi

Author: Isabel David,Kumru F. Toktamis

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048526396

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 3036

In May 2013, a small group of protesters made camp in Istanbul's Taksim Square, protesting the privatisation of what had long been a vibrant public space. When the police responded to the demonstration with brutality, the protests exploded in size and force, quickly becoming a massive statement of opposition to the Turkish regime. This book assembles a collection of field research, data, theoretical analyses, and cross-country comparisons to show the significance of the protests both within Turkey and throughout the world.
Kurds

Rival Kurdish Movements in Turkey

Transforming Ethnic Conflict

Author: Mustafa Grbz

Publisher: Protest and Social Movements

ISBN: 9789089648785

Category: Kurds

Page: 206

View: 7501

The place occupied by Kurds in Turkish society has changed remarkably in recent years. Around the turn of the millennium, the Turkish state still denied their very existence, whereas now Kurdish parties are seen as key parts of Turkish political life. This book uses the situation of the Kurds in Turkey as a case study for attempting to understand the conditions that foster nonviolent civic engagement in emerging civil societies. How and why did the Kurds choose participation over rebellion, discarding the violent approach of the PKK and opting instead for organization within the structures of the state? And what can their success teach us about possible ways to encourage similar approaches in other developing democracies?
Political Science

The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Information Technology and Political Islam

Author: Philip N. Howard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199813663

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 1618

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that boost economic fortunes also undermine power structures. Globally, one in ten internet users is a Muslim living in a populous Muslim community. In these countries, young people are developing political identities online, and digital technologies are helping civil society build systems of political communication independent of the state and beyond easy manipulation by cultural or religious elites. With unique data on patterns of media ownership and technology use, The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy demonstrates how, since the mid-1990s, information technologies have had a role in political transformation. Democratic revolutions are not caused by new information technologies. But in the Muslim world, democratization is no longer possible without them.
Education

Realising Potential

Complementary Schools in the UK

Author: Tözün Issa,Claudette Williams

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858563794

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 652

Over the past half century, millions of children have spent their Saturdays or Sundays in the schools set up by their communities. This book reveals the workings of complementary schools and their significance for black communities and for bilingual children. It explores the contribution of complementary schools to pupils' education and achievement in the mainstream. By critically evaluating existing practices, the authors identify the good practice in complementary schools. They indicate avenues for closer collaboration between these and mainstream schools.Readers of this comprehensive study of the complementary sector will find: an account of the historical and political background and the emergence of community generated schools; analysis of current provision in the context of local and national policies; examination of curriculum provision, teaching approaches and training needs, based on data analysis of ongoing practice; case studies illustrating the diversity of complementary school provision; discussion of the implications for complementary and mainstream teachers, managers, policy makers and initial teacher education institutions; and, recommendations for strengthening provision and fostering collaboration across all education provision. This illuminating book is for complementary school teachers, managers in complementary school teachers and managers, mainstream classroom teachers, initial teacher education providers and tutors, and community language tutors and student teachers.