By Ruth Fischer,John C. Leggett
By Ruth Fischer,John C. Leggett
By Luis A. Vivanco
In towns in the course of the global, bicycles have won a excessive profile lately, with politicians and activists selling projects like motorcycle lanes, bikeways, motorbike percentage courses, and different social courses to get extra humans on bicycles. Bicycles within the urban are, a few might say, the wave of the long run for car-choked, financially-strapped, overweight, and sustainability-sensitive city areas.
This ebook explores how and why individuals are reconsidering the bicycle, not taking into consideration it easily as a toy or workout laptop, yet as a possible option to a few modern difficulties. It focuses specifically on what reconsidering the bicycle may perhaps suggest for daily practices and politics of city mobility, an idea that refers back to the intertwined actual, technological, social, and experiential dimensions of human movement.
This booklet is for Introductory Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Sociology, Environmental Anthropology, and all undergraduate classes at the setting and on sustainability through the social sciences.
By Patrick Woltner
“The statement I made final week approximately my perspectives on marriage equality -- comparable precept. < …> the elemental concept -- i need everyone taken care of really during this kingdom. now we have by no means long past incorrect once we multiplied rights and obligations to everyone. That doesn’t weaken households; that strengthens households. It’s definitely the right factor to do” (President Barack Obama, “The View” television express, 14 may possibly 2012).
Although the 2 critiques oppose one another, there's something they've got in universal: they either indicate that increasing the appropriate to marry to gay might impact the associations of kinfolk and marriage themselves, both certainly or negatively. [...]
By Thomas J. Scheff,Bernard S Phillips,Harold Kincaid
By Maleiha Malik
This assortment makes a different contribution to the learn of anti-Muslim prejudice via putting the problem in either its previous and current context. The essays hide old and modern matters from the 11th century to the current day. They research the kinds that anti-Muslim prejudice takes, the historic affects on those types, and the way they relate to other kinds of prejudice reminiscent of racism, antisemitism or sexism, and certainly how anti-Muslim prejudice turns into institutionalized.
This quantity appears to be like at anti-Muslim prejudice from a variety of disciplinary views, together with politics, sociology, philosophy, heritage, diplomacy, legislations, cultural stories and comparative literature. The essays give a contribution to our realizing of the several degrees at which anti-Muslim prejudice emerges and operates - the neighborhood, the nationwide and the transnational – through additionally together with case experiences from a number of contexts together with Britain, Europe and the US.
This book contributes to a deeper figuring out of latest political difficulties and debatable subject matters, corresponding to concerns that target Muslim girls: the 'headscarf' debates, honour killings and compelled marriages. there's additionally research of media bias within the illustration of Muslims and Islam, and different pressing social and political concerns equivalent to the social exclusion of eu Muslims and the political mobilisation opposed to Islam through far-right parties.
This publication used to be released as a different factor of Patterns of Prejudice.
By Joxe Azurmendi Otaegi
By Kathleen Odell Korgen
By Ms. Paulajean Anne Anderson
By S Barry Barnes
In this penetrating and guaranteed ebook, one of many top commentators within the box argues that social concept is relocating within the incorrect course in its reflections on human freedom and autonomy. It has borrowed notions of 'agency' and 'choice' from daily discourse, yet more and more it places a misconceived individualistic gloss upon them. in contrast, Barnes unequivocally identifies humans as social brokers in a profound feel, and emphasises the important significance in their sociability. Notions of 'agency', 'freedom' and 'choice' must be understood by means of connection with their position in communicative interplay; they're key elements of the discourse during which people determine one another, and feature results upon one another, as social agents.
These are principal topics in the entire social sciences. And Understanding Agency addresses them in a extra centred approach than the other publication. it's a refreshingly diversified examine social thought that might be greatly debated. Barnes' account is a version of well-informed and wide-ranging analysis.
By Andrew Edgar
An independently minded champion of ‘the undertaking of modernity’ in a supposedly post-modern age, Jurgen Habermas (1929- ) is among the most generally influential thinkers of our times.
An easy-to-use A-Z consultant to a physique of labor that spans philosophy, sociology, politics, legislation and cultural thought, Habermas: the major Concepts explores Habermas’ writings on:
Fully cross-referenced with broad feedback for extra studying, this can be an important reference consultant to 1 of an important social theorists of the final century.