Social institutions

Society's Problems

Author: D. Stanley Eitzen

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Category: Social institutions

Page: 416

View: 814

Mathematics

Graph Theory and Its Applications to Problems of Society

Author: Fred S. Roberts

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 122

View: 266

Explores modern topics in graph theory and its applications to problems in transportation, genetics, pollution, perturbed ecosystems, urban services, and social inequalities. The author presents both traditional and relatively atypical graph-theoretical topics to best illustrate applications.
Graph theory

Graph Theory and Its Applications to Problems of Society

Author: Fred S. Roberts

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN:

Category: Graph theory

Page: 122

View: 347

Explores modern topics in graph theory and its applications to problems in transportation, genetics, pollution, perturbed ecosystems, urban services, and social inequalities. The author presents both traditional and relatively atypical graph-theoretical topics to best illustrate applications.
Social Science

Body Problems

Author: Ben Agger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 71

View: 392

This book addresses the relationship between the body and society in a fast-food society. Agger focuses on issues of food, exercise, work, dieting and eating disorders, fashion, bariatric and cosmetic surgery, and health. He addresses the dilemma that we have ample access to abundant calories but lead lifestyles and have jobs that for the most part do not enable us to expend those calories. He proposes solutions, both individual and structural, that involve re-orienting ourselves to exercise as play. The book can be used in introductory sociology, social problems, work, sociology of sport, gender, health and illness. The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today's social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.
Law

Social Problems, Law, and Society

Author: Angela Kathryn Stout

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 429

View: 918

This volume represents a critical, issue-oriented approach to law and society, emphasizing its important relationship to contemporary social problems. Various empirical studies within the text explore the contradictory dynamics of class as they relate to race and gender in both a national and global context, illustrating the dialectical interplay between the state and social movements in the context of the larger political economy.
Social Science

Social Problems

Author: Maxine P. Atkinson

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 485

As part of SAGE's "Sociology in Action" series, Sociology In Action: Social Problems will engage students in active learning in class, on their own, and in their local communities, as they explore a range of social problems and consider sociological solutions to issues facing society today. The text is ideal for instructors who want to rely less on lecturing and more on discussion, collaboration, self-directed investigation, observation, analysis, and reflection.
Business & Economics

The Problems and Promise of Commercial Society

Author: Dennis Carl Rasmussen

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

View: 654

Adam Smith is popularly regarded as the ideological forefather of laissez-faire capitalism, while Rousseau is seen as the passionate advocate of the life of virtue in small, harmonious communities and as a sharp critic of the ills of commercial society. But, in fact, Smith had many of the same worries about commercial society that Rousseau did and was strongly influenced by his critique. In this first book-length comparative study of these leading eighteenth-century thinkers, Dennis Rasmussen highlights Smith&’s sympathy with Rousseau&’s concerns and analyzes in depth the ways in which Smith crafted his arguments to defend commercial society against these charges. These arguments, Rasmussen emphasizes, were pragmatic in nature, not ideological: it was Smith&’s view that, all things considered, commercial society offered more benefits than the alternatives. Just because of this pragmatic orientation, Smith&’s approach can be useful to us in assessing the pros and cons of commercial society today and thus contributes to a debate that is too much dominated by both dogmatic critics and doctrinaire champions of our modern commercial society.
Social Science

Housing an Aging Society

Author: Robert J. Newcomer

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 786

Business & Economics

Advertising and Chinese Society

Author: Hong Cheng

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 237

This book examines the social, psychological, legal, and ethical impact â?? perceived or proven â?? that may result from advertising in the booming Chinese market. The book provides readers with an understanding of the two-way relationship between advertising and Chinese society. Major issues addressed include rising consumerism, consumers' attitudes towards advertising and reactions to advertising appeals, cultural messages conveyed in advertisements, gender representations, sex appeal, offensive advertising, advertising law and regulation, advertising to children and adolescents, symbolic meanings of advertisements, public service advertising, and new media advertising and its social impact. Advertising and Chinese Society resorts to a variety of research techniques including content analysis, survey, experiment, semiotic analysis, and secondary data analysis. The book will enhance the sensitivity of scholars and practitioners interested in Chinese advertising and its social ramifications.