Home Education in Deutschland: Hintergrunde - Praxis - by Thomas Spiegler

By Thomas Spiegler

Die Idee des Homeschooling hat auch in Deutschland eine kleine, aber langsam wachsende Zahl von Anhängern gefunden. Die Arbeit ist die erste breit angelegte Studie, die Auskunft gibt über Entwicklungsweg und Gestalt der deutschen domestic Education-Bewegung. Im Zentrum stehen die Fragen nach den Motiven für die Wahl dieser Bildungsform, nach der Gestaltung des individuellen Lernens und nach den unterschiedlichen Konsequenzen, die derartiges Handeln nach sich zieht. In der soziologischen examine des umfangreichen Datenmaterials werden auch die pädagogischen, juristischen und gesellschaftspolitischen Aspekte berücksichtigt, die mit diesem Thema verknüpft sind.

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The Time of the Tribes: The Decline of Individualism in Mass by Michel Maffesoli

By Michel Maffesoli

During this interesting publication Michel Maffesoli argues that the normal methods to knowing team spirit and society are deeply unsuitable. He contends that mass tradition has disintegrated and that at the present time social life is carried out via fragmented tribal groupings, geared up round the catchwords, brand-names and sound-bites of customer tradition. The ebook offers a wealthy backcloth opposed to which to contemplate the increase of `identity politics' and the `proliferation of way of life cultures'.

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Americans Against the City: Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth by Steven Conn

By Steven Conn

T is a paradox of yank existence that we're a hugely urbanized kingdom choked with humans deeply ambivalent approximately city existence. An aversion to city density and all that it contributes to city lifestyles, and a conception that the town was once where the place "big government" first took root in the USA fostered what historian Steven Conn phrases the "anti-urban impulse." In reaction, anti-urbanists known as for the decentralization of town, and rejected the position of presidency in American lifestyles in want of a go back to the pioneer virtues of independence and self-sufficiency. during this provocative and sweeping publication, Conn explores the anti-urban impulse around the twentieth century, analyzing how the information born of it have formed either the areas during which americans stay and paintings, and the anti-government politics so robust at the present time. starting within the booming business towns of the innovative period on the flip of the 20 th century, the place debate surrounding those questions first arose, Conn examines the development of anti-urban hobbies. : He describes the decentralist flow of the Thirties, the try to revive the yank small city within the mid-century, the anti-urban foundation of city renewal within the Fifties and '60s, and the Nixon administration's software of establishing new cities as a reaction to the city situation, illustrating how, by way of the center of the 20 th century, anti-urbanism used to be on the middle of the politics of the recent correct. Concluding with an exploration of the recent Urbanist experiments on the flip of the twenty first century, Conn demonstrates the entire breadth of the anti-urban impulse, from its inception to the current day. Engagingly written, completely researched, and forcefully argued, american citizens opposed to the town is necessary analyzing for someone who cares not only in regards to the background of our towns, yet approximately their destiny to boot.

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Arrested Adulthood: The Changing Nature of Maturity and by James E. Cote

By James E. Cote

Why are modern adults extra like youngsters, of their costume and private tastes, than ever ahead of? Why accomplish that many adults appear to flow and stay away from tasks equivalent to paintings and kin? because the conventional family members breaks down and marriage and baby rearing are not on time, what makes somebody an adult?Many humans within the commercial West are easily now not "growing up" within the conventional experience. as a substitute, they pursue own, person achievement and emerge from a imprecise and lengthy adolescence right into a obscure and insecure maturity. The transition to maturity is changing into extra detrimental, and the vacation spot is changing into more challenging to arrive, whether it is reached at all.Arrested maturity examines the range of younger people's responses to this new state of affairs. James E. Côté exhibits us adults who let the profit-driven industries of mass tradition to supply the constitution that's lacking, as their lives develop into extra individualistic and atomized. He additionally exhibits adults who face up to anomie and construct their global round their feel of non-public connectedness to others. eventually, Côté presents a imaginative and prescient of a very innovative society during which all contributors can strengthen their potentials except the impact of the marketplace. In so doing, he offers us a clearer imaginative and prescient of what it skill to be an grownup and is smart of the longest, yet least understood interval of the existence direction.

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The Sociology of Theodor Adorno by Matthias Benzer

By Matthias Benzer

Theodor Adorno is a widely-studied determine, yet quite often with reference to his paintings on cultural idea, philosophy and aesthetics. The Sociology of Theodor Adorno presents the 1st thorough English-language account of Adorno's sociological pondering. Matthias Benzer reads Adorno's sociology via six significant subject matters: the matter of conceptualising capitalist society; empirical learn; theoretical research; social critique; the sociological textual content; and the query of the non-social. Benzer explains the methodological and theoretical principles informing Adorno's reflections on sociology and illustrates Adorno's method of analyzing social lifestyles, together with astrology, sexual taboos and racial prejudice. Benzer clarifies Adorno's sociology relating to his paintings in different disciplines and the foundation his sociology took from social thinkers akin to Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Kracauer and Benjamin. The e-book increases serious questions about the viability of Adorno's sociological mode of strategy and its power contributions and demanding situations to present debates in social technology.

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Taking It Off, Putting It on: Women in the Strip Trade by Chris Bruckert

By Chris Bruckert

This e-book is a cautious, studied, theoretical stroll via "women and work." the writer interviews lady strippers to bare the middle of the realm of the pro stripper. Bruckert contends that the audience's interpreting of the stripper's sexualised shape doesn't erase her authorship; she is ready to "put on" the viewers whereas she is "taking it (her outfits) off." Bruckert used to be herself a stripper, and writes of feeling objectified by means of the standard feminist research of strippers. those emotions have been the catalyst for her curiosity in ladies and paintings. She makes use of her intimate wisdom of the realm of the stripper to trip to the guts and soul of the and permits the voice of the stripper to grow to be the "subject" in an adventure during which she is generally objectified.

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Subverting Borders: Doing Research on Smuggling and by Bettina Bruns, Judith Miggelbrink

By Bettina Bruns, Judith Miggelbrink

Small-scale alternate and smuggling are a part of lifestyle at many borders. those buying and selling actions usually catch up on monetary scarcity that many families are being affected by consequently of e.g. political transformation approaches. regardless of of the variety of transborder small-scale alternate and smuggling and their vast dispersion, not just in Europe, their reception inside social sciences is comparatively low. The contributions shed consequently gentle on study in geography and neighboured disciplines. at the foundation of empirical learn findings from borders world wide, the authors thrive to examine mechanisms and prerequisites of the casual actions and to realize parallels and changes of casual financial constructions from diversified views. This e-book is effective interpreting for researchers in geography, sociology, ethnography, and in political technology.

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Investigative study of standards for digital repositories by Muriel Foulonneau

By Muriel Foulonneau

This examine is intended for institutional repository managers, provider prone, repository software program builders and usually, all gamers taking an lively half within the production of the electronic repository infrastructure for e-research and e-learning. It stories the present criteria, protocols and functions within the area of electronic repositories. targeted realization is being paid to the interoperability of repositories to augment the alternate of information in repositories. It goals to stimulate dialogue approximately those subject matters and helps projects for the combination of and, the place wanted, improvement of latest criteria. The authors additionally look at the within sight destiny: which steps need to be taken now for you to agree to destiny calls for? This identify comes in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.

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Interactionism by Paul Anthony Atkinson, William Housley

By Paul Anthony Atkinson, William Housley

'Atkinson and Housley have produced a e-book that could be a very useful, fascinating and necessary addition to different paintings within the box. Its targeted contribution for me, lies within the exploration of the connection among, and advancements inside interactionist sociologies' - Sociology

What is symbolic interactionism? This clean and authoritative e-book offers readers with:

· A consultant to the basic pondering, study and ideas in interactionism

· an indication of using the interactionist approach

· An explaination of why the interactionist effect has now not been absolutely stated in Britain.

The authors argue that few sociologists in Britain have pointed out themselves with symbolic interactionism, even supposing many have engaged with interactionist principles of their study and methodological paintings. we're all interactionists now, within the feel that the various key principles of interactionism became a part of the mainstream of sociological idea. at the moment stylish ways to sociology show one of those collective amnesia. a great deal of modern-day principles which are provided as 'novel' or 'innovative' merely seem so simply because previous contributions - interactionism between them - aren't explicitly said.

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