Download The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the by Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann PDF

By Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann

A basic and systematic account of the position of information in society aimed to stimulate either serious dialogue and empirical investigations. This ebook is anxious with the sociology of 'everything that passes for wisdom in society'. It focuses really on that 'common-sense knowledge' which constitutes the truth of way of life for the standard member of society. The authors are involved to give an research of information in way of life within the context of a thought of society as a dialectical procedure among aim and subjective fact. Their improvement of a idea of associations, legitimations and socializations has implications past the self-discipline of sociology, and their 'humanistic' strategy has substantial relevance for different social scientists, historians, philosophers and anthropologists.

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Download Gesundheitsversorgung zwischen Solidaritat und Wettbewerb by Roman Böckmann PDF

By Roman Böckmann

Das Solidarprinzip im Gesundheitswesen erfährt in weiten Teilen der Bevölkerung große Zustimmung. Gleichzeitig haben in den vergangen Jahren wettbewerbliche Steuerungsinstrumente in allen Bereichen der Gesundheitsversorgung zugenommen. Die Wettbewerbslogik scheint jedoch der Forderung nach Solidarität grundsätzlich entgegenzustehen. In diesem Band wird das Spannungsverhältnis von Solidarität und Wettbewerb am Beispiel verschiedener Akteure und Versorgungsbereiche des Gesundheitswesens diskutiert. Dabei werden nationale Reformbemühungen ebenso berücksichtigt wie der zunehmende Regulierungseinfluss der Europäischen Union. In ausgewählten Beiträgen wird der Frage nachgegangen, wie sich das Verhältnis von Solidarität und Wettbewerb gewandelt hat, welche Konsequenzen sich daraus ergeben und wie möglicherweise die Vorteile beider Koordinationsformen miteinander kombiniert werden können.

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Download A handbook of political sociology : states, civil societies, by Thomas Janoski PDF

By Thomas Janoski

This instruction manual offers the 1st whole survey of the colourful box of political sociology. half I explores the theories of political sociology. half II specializes in formation, transitions, and regime constitution of the country. half III takes up a variety of facets of the nation that reply to pressures from civil society.

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Download Medical Sociology: An Introduction by Hannah Bradby PDF

By Hannah Bradby

This well timed and guaranteed textual content offers academics and scholars with a educated, penetrating research of the major questions in drugs and society. The booklet is split into 3 sections. It opens with a good judged account of the context of healthiness and disease. It strikes directly to learn the method and event of ailment. ultimately, it examines how wellbeing and fitness care is negotiated and introduced.

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Download Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste by Pierre Bourdieu PDF

By Pierre Bourdieu

No judgement of flavor is blameless - we're all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's contrast brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the center sessions within the smooth international, targeting the tastes and personal tastes of the French bourgeoisie. First released in 1979, the e-book is right away an enormous ethnography of latest France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind.

In the process way of life we continuously make a choice from what we discover aesthetically enjoyable, and what we give some thought to cheesy, basically stylish, or gruesome. flavor isn't really natural. Bourdieu demonstrates that our assorted aesthetic offerings are all differences - that's, offerings made towards these made by means of different sessions. This attention-grabbing paintings argues that the social global services concurrently as a procedure of energy relatives and as a symbolic procedure within which minute differences of flavor turn into the root for social judgement.

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Download Technikfolgen abschätzen lehren: Bildungspotenziale by Marc Dusseldorp, Richard Beecroft PDF

By Marc Dusseldorp, Richard Beecroft

Technikfolgenabschätzung (TA) ist ein relativ junges transdisziplinäres Forschungsfeld, das sich – ausgehend von der wissenschaftlichen Politikberatung und der außeruniversitären Forschung – in den letzten Jahrzehnten auch an den Hochschulen etabliert hat. Im Zuge dessen ist die Hochschullehre zu einer zentralen Aufgabe für die TA geworden. Bislang jedoch hat sich dies erst in geringem Maße in einer systematischen Reflexion der TA-Lehre niedergeschlagen. Hier setzen die AutorInnen an, indem sie Begründungsrahmen, Fallstudien und Formen curricularer Einbettung von TA-Lehre zur Diskussion stellen. Dabei steht die those im Mittelpunkt, dass sich die TA durch einen inhärenten Bildungscharakter auszeichnet, der sich insbesondere in ihren transdisziplinären Methoden zeigt. Dies lässt eine methodenbasierte Lehre vielversprechend erscheinen – sowohl in der TA als auch in anderen transdisziplinären Feldern.

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By James Garvey

'A paintings of attractive pop philosophy and obtainable social technology [and] a boisterous dissection of the forces jellifying our minds' Sunday Times Every day, many of us will try and swap your brain, yet they won’t cause with you. in its place, you’ll be nudged, anchored, incentivised and manipulated in only obvious methods. It’s a profound shift within the approach we engage with one another. [b]Philosopher James Garvey explores the hidden tale of persuasion and the boys and girls within the company of fixing our minds. From the covert PR used to begin the 1st Gulf warfare to the neuromarketing of goods to attract our subconscious minds, he finds the darkish arts practised through expert persuaders.

How did we prove with a global the place ideals are industrially produced through lobbyists and PR enterprises? may possibly Google or fb swing elections? Are new different types of persuasion making us much less more likely to stay satisfied, good lives in an open, peaceable international? Is it too past due, or do we discover ways to hearken to cause back? The Persuaders is a choice to re-examine approximately how we expect now.

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By Marie-Francoise Lanfant, John B Allcock, Edward M Bruner

Tourism is changing into an more and more favorite characteristic of up to date lifestyles. extra folks go back and forth for excitement than ever prior to, but the social clinical literature on tourism is comparatively scant. This ebook offers an unique contribution to the sphere of vacationer studies.

The individuals to International Tourism reconceptualize the neighborhood and the worldwide, keeping off such crude oppositions as centre v outer edge, glossy v conventional, macro v micro and North v South. as an alternative, they exhibit that the neighborhood can't be understood with out the worldwide, and that the worldwide can by no means be remoted from the local atmosphere in which it operates.

Providing new insights into theories of touristic perform, this quantity position

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