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Knowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip
by Clare Birchall - Berg Publishers , 2006
The book examines the popular knowledges that saturate our everyday experience. We make this information and then it shapes the way we see the world. How valid is it when compared to official knowledge and why it causes so much institutional anxiety?
Kinship and Social Organisation
by W. H. R. Rivers - Constable & Co. , 1914
The aim of these lectures is to demonstrate the close connection which exists between methods of denoting relationship or kinship and forms of social organization, including those based on different varieties of the institution of marriage.
Migration, Gender and Social Justice
by Tanh-Dam Truong (ed.) - Springer , 2013
The book examines commonalities and differences in the operation of various structures of power and their interactions within the institutional domains of national and inter-national migration that produce context-specific forms of social injustice.
Crime Against Nature: A More Accurate Telling of What's Natural
by Gwenn Seemel - gwennseemel.com , 2012
What do single moms, stay-at-home dads, professionals who happen to be women, men who like to dress colorfully, infertile people, and homosexuals have in common? They're often viewed by society as sad, bad, and even a little suspicious.
Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World
by Steven E. Barkan - Flat World Knowledge , 2011
This text presents not only a sociological understanding of society but also a sociological perspective on how to improve society. It demonstrates sociology's relevance for today's students who want to make a difference in the world beyond them.
Introduction to Sociology and Social Change
by Ruth Dunn, Beverly Irby - Connexions , 2013
Written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. The online text meets standard scope and sequence requirements and incorporates current events such as the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Globalization and Responsibility
by Zlatan Delic (ed.) - InTech , 2012
The authors show that globalization consists of not only an objective process, but also of a lot of statements that define, describe and analyze the different experiences of the process. Written by researchers from different academic disciplines.
Introduction to Sociology
- OpenStax College , 2012
This free online text meets standard scope and sequence requirements and incorporates current events such as the Occupy Wall Street movement. The text is designed for the Introduction to Sociology course at any two- to four-year school.
Mathematical Models of Social Systems
by James Montgomery - University of Wisconsin , 2009
Contents: Linear models; Markov Chains; Social Mobility; Differential Reproduction; Absorbing Chains; Evolution of Social Conventions; Strategic Network Formation; Communication Classes; Influence Networks; Demography; Population Momentum; etc.
Networks, Crowds, and Markets
by David Easley, Jon Kleinberg - Cambridge University Press , 2010
Combines different scientific perspectives in its approach to understanding networks and behavior. Drawing on ideas from economics, sociology, computing and information science, and applied mathematics, it describes an emerging field of study.
Theory of Culture
by Richard Muench, Neil J. Smelser - University of California Press , 1992
With the increasing focus on the concept of culture by sociologists, there is now a need for developing theoretical perspectives on this issue. The authors have answered this call, adding new insight to the debate over culture and its definition.
The Boundaries of Humanity: Humans, Animals, Machines
by J. Sheehan, M. Sosna - University of California Press , 1991
To the age-old debate over what it means to be human, the relatively new fields of sociobiology and artificial intelligence bring new insights. What have these two fields in common? Have they affected the way we define humanity?
America at Century's End
by Alan Wolfe - University of California Press , 1992
This book presents twenty-two sociological essays which form a surprising portrait of America in the throes of change. Michael Schudson's chapter on the media and Bart Landry's piece on racism provide the high points of the collection.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World
by Kevin Kelly - Basic Books , 1995
This book is an accessible explanation of why the coming years will probably be the Age of Biology, and what this will mean to most every aspect of our society. Kelly is a guide who explains the implications of this rapidly evolving revolution.
Introduction to Sociology
by Ryan T. Cragun, Deborah Cragun - Wikibooks , 2006
This book covers the foundations of sociology, including an introduction to the discipline, the methods of study, and some of the dominant theoretical perspectives. The remaining chapters focus on the different areas of study in sociology.