Social Science

Sociology in Action

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen,Maxine P. Atkinson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506345921

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 6765

Wake up your introductory sociology classes! Sociology in Action helps your students learn sociology by doing sociology. Sociology in Action will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to ignite their sociological imaginations. This innovative new text immerses students in an active learning experience that emphasizes hands-on work, application, and learning by example. Each chapter explains sociology's key concepts and theories and pairs that foundational coverage with a series of carefully developed learning activities and thought-provoking questions. You choose the activities that will best engage your students, fit the format of your course, and meet your course goals.
Social Science

Sociology in Action

Cases for Critical and Sociological Thinking

Author: David S. Hachen

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761986638

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 4218

Sociology in Action is a highly practical introduction to interpreting and analyzing situations sociologically, which uses case studies to promote active learning of key thinking skills.
Social Science

Sociologists in Action

Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen,Jonathan M. White,Shelley K. White

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452203113

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

View: 8455

Brings the subject matter of sociology to life for students. Linking theory and practice, this textbook explores how sociological knowledge is used in the community to fight for social change and justice.

Sociology in Action

A Canadian Perspective

Author: Diane Symbaluk,Tami M. Bereska

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780176725068

Category:

Page: 400

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The essence of sociology lies in the sociological imagination. Sociology in Action: A Canadian Perspective, Third Edition, articulates the importance of developing a sociological imagination and highlights the tools that are necessary to develop that skill: empirical research methods that create verifiable knowledge, sociological theories that explain that knowledge, and critical thinking that enables us to evaluate and to extrapolate from that knowledge. By the time students have completed this text, they will be better equipped to engage in effective social action in the context of their families, communities, and professions, as well as in the context of larger social problems such as social inequality and environmental degradation. With their signature passion and Sociological Toolkit, Diane Symbaluk and Tami Bereska have created a text that will inspire 21st-century learners to become active and informed citizens.
Social Science

Sociologists in Action on Inequalities

Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

Author: Shelley K. White,Jonathan M. White,Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322297

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, by Shelley K. White, Jonathan M. White, and Kathleen Korgen, is a brief anthology of original readings that are perfect for Race and Ethnicity; Race, Class, and Gender; Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Social Inequality; Senior Capstone and other courses taught through the central lens of diversity. Like its companion Sociologists in Action volume, on social change and social justice, this collection brings together dozens of accounts of sociologists who are using their sociology to make a positive impact on society. Each of the 30 selections describe, through firsthand experience, how sociology can be used to address enduring problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality. Discussion questions and suggested readings and resources at the end of every chapter will provide students with opportunities to delve further into the topics covered and help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the "real world" work of public and applied sociologists.
Social Science

Sociology in Action

Applications and Opportunities for the 1990s

Author: Malcolm Cross,Geoff Payne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349121088

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In the last decade of this century, sociology has grown into a major contributor to public debate and social policy. After a period of introspection and uncertainty, sociologists are becoming more self-confident about their subject's potential to influence events in the world at large. Here a collection of well known sociologists debate what this means for the way sociology is professionally practised in areas as diverse as regulating medicine, combating racism, managing manufacturing, evaluating wealth and poverty, and structuring education. The issues and opportunities they identify will interest both sociologists and other social scientists concerned with moving ideas into a framework for social action.
Social Science

Sociology in Action (Routledge Revivals)

A Critique of Selected Conceptions of the Social Role of the Sociologist

Author: Christopher G. A. Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113503673X

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 321

This book, first published in 1976, discusses four classical paradigms for sociology – the positivism of Saint-Simon and Comte, Durkheim, Marx and Weber – and four contemporary developments or revisions of them – the sociologie active of Dumazedier and his colleagues in France, sociology in Socialist Poland, the work of Dahrendorf and the ‘new sociology’ of Mills and his successors. Christopher Bryant suggests that no neutral language exists in which to compare the characteristics of these different paradigms, yet highlights those features which are common to all of them. Unique in its approach and analysis of the relationship between sociology and action, this book is of value and interest to students of sociology and theory and professional sociologists.
Industrial relations

Marxist sociology in action

a sociological critique of the Marxist approach to industrial relations

Author: Joseph Ambrose Banks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial relations

Page: 324

View: 3543

Social Science

Community Reconstruction After an Earthquake

Dialectical Sociology in Action

Author: Ino Rossi

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 8235

Rossi develops a theory of the roles of "action" and "structure" (sociopolitical resources, cultural resources, and economic resources) in disaster studies, using the 1980 earthquake in souther Italy as its paradigm.
Sociology, Rural

Rural Sociology in Action

Author: A. K. Constandse,E. W. Hofstee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology, Rural

Page: 64

View: 885

Social Science

Our Social World + Sociologists in Action

Introduction to Sociology: Media Edition

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781452205847

Category: Social Science

Page: 593

View: 3140

We offer these texts bundled together at a discount for your students! Our Social World, Third Edition, Media Update is truly a coherent essay that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see relationships between topics. Our Social World, Third Edition, Media Update presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world. Sociologists in Action provides vivid examples of how sociologists are using sociological tools to make a positive impact on our society. This one-of-a-kind book helps students better understand how their study of sociology can be put to good use in today's world. Each chapter is filled with stories from practicing sociologists that illustrate the two core commitments of sociology: using the sociological eye to notice social patterns and using social activism to address social issues. The exciting examples of sociologists in action bring the content of sociology to life for students and show them how they can make a positive impact on the world.
Social Science

The Engaged Sociologist

Connecting the Classroom to the Community

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen,Jonathan M. White

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412979498

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 6325

This book brings the 'public sociology' movement into the classroom, as it teaches students to use the tools of sociology to become effective participants in our democratic society. Through exercises and projects, the authors encourage students to practice the application of these tools in order to get both hands-on training in sociology and experience with civic engagement in their communities.
Social Science

Public Sociology

The Contemporary Debate

Author: Lawrence T. Nichols

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351495542

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 7808

Public Sociology features a wide-ranging discussion of the controversial model of a social science that reaches out to non-academic audiences, including both average citizens and policymakers. This approach has been greeted with enthusiasm by supporters, and with skepticism and anxiety among critics. Both perspectives are well represented in this volume.Some of the critical voices question whether public sociology is even a good idea. Others dissent, arguing for a strong program in professional sociology as an alternative. Still others express concern that public sociology promotes a liberal-left political agenda, despite its nonpartisan pretensions. Some elements of the model are queried, such as ""critical sociology."" Others are supportive--discussing personal experiences, the benefits of an engaged social science, and how it could take social science into a broader, global marketplace.Following an introduction by the editor, the contributions include: David Boyns and Jesse Fletcher, ""Public Relations, Disciplinary Identity, and the Strong Program in Professional Sociology,"" Jonathan H. Turner, ""Is Public Sociology Such a Good Idea?"" Steven Brint, ""Guide to the Perplexed,"" Vincent Jeffries, ""Piritim A. Sorokin's Integralism and Public Sociology,"" Norella M. Putney, Dawn E. Alley, and Vern L. Bengston, ""Social Gerontology as Public Sociology in Action,"" Edna Bonacich, ""Working with the Labor Movement: A Personal Journey in Organic Public Sociology,"" Christopher Chase-Dunn, ""Globabl Public Social Science,"" Neil McLauglin, Lisa Kowalchuk, and Kerry Turcotte, ""Why Sociology Does Not Need to be Saved,"" Michael Burawoy, ""Third-Wave Sociology and the End of Pure Science,"" Patricia Madoo Lengerman and Jill Niebrugge-Brantley, ""Back to the Future: Settlement Sociology, 1885i?1/2-1930,"" Sean McMahon, ""From the Platform: Public Sociology in the Speeches of Edward A. Ross,"" Chet Ballard, ""The Origin and Early History of the Association for Humanist So
Social Science

Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems

Author: Dr Karen M McCormack,Professor A Javier Treviño

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472421973

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 5504

This book challenges sociologists and sociology students to think beyond the construction of social problems to tackle a central question: What do sociologists do with the analytic tools and academic skills afforded by their discipline to respond to social problems? Service Sociology posits that a central role of sociology is not simply to analyse and interpret social problems, but to act in the world in an informed manner to ameliorate suffering and address the structural causes of these problems. This volume provides a unique contribution to this approach to sociology, exploring the intersection between its role as an academic discipline and its practice in the service of communities and people. With both contemporary and historical analyses, the book traces the legacy, characteristics, contours, and goals of the sociology of service, shedding light on its roots in early American sociology and its deep connections to activism, before examining the social context that underlies the call for volunteerism, community involvement and non-profit organisations, as well as the strategies that have promise in remedying contemporary social problems. Presenting examples of concrete social problems from around the world, including issues of democratic participation, poverty and unemployment, student involvement in microlending, disaster miitigation, the organization and leadership of social movements, homelessness, activism around HIV/AIDS and service spring breaks, Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems explores the utility of public teaching, participatory action research, and service learning in the classroom as a contribution to the community.
Dalit Vikas Samiti (India)

Dalits in Action

An Evaluation of Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti

Author: A. K. Lal

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170226048

Category: Dalit Vikas Samiti (India)

Page: 95

View: 6490