The Field of Social Investment

Author: Severyn T. Bruyn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521407762

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This study of the theory and practice of professional social investment offers a conceptual foundation for investment policy and research and reviews empirical studies supporting new directions in investment policies.

The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology

Tradition and Formalization

Author: Thomas J. Fararo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521437950

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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This book sets out a generative structuralist conception of general theoretical sociology; its philosophy, its problems, and its methods. The field is defined as a comprehensive research tradition with many intersecting subtraditions that share conceptual components.

Undocumented Mexicans in the USA

Author: David M. Heer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521382472

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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When this volume was published in 1990, undocumented Mexican immigrants had become an important component of the US population. In this book the author analyzes the results of a unique survey conducted in Los Angeles County, where an estimated 44 percent of the undocumented Mexican population lived. The survey allows the author to make comparisons among the groups of undocumented and legal Mexican immigrants and to study the effects of legal status on their living conditions. The author also examines the findings of a number of other social scientists, providing a comprehensive summary of the data on undocumented Mexicans in the US. In his conclusion, he turns to an evaluation of policy options for incorporating this group into the US population and for immigrants. The book will be useful to sociologists and other social scientists as well as to lawyers and policy experts studying the problem of illegal immigrants.

The Darkened Room

Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England

Author: Alex Owen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226642055

Category: History

Page: 314

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A highly original study that examines the central role played by women as mediums, healers, and believers during the golden age of spiritualism in the late Victorian era, The Darkened Room is more than a meditation on women mediums—it's an exploration of the era's gender relations. The hugely popular spiritualist movement, which maintained that women were uniquely qualified to commune with spirits of the dead, offered female mediums a new independence, authority, and potential to undermine conventional class and gender relations in the home and in society. Using previously unexamined sources and an innovative approach, Alex Owen invokes the Victorian world of darkened séance rooms, theatrical apparitions, and moving episodes of happiness lost and regained. She charts the struggles between spiritualists and the medical and legal establishments over the issue of female mediumship, and provides new insights into the gendered dynamics of Victorian society.

Social Psychology

Author: K.J. Gergen,M.M. Gergen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461578663

Category: Psychology

Page: 453

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3. Greater sensitivity to European work: We have can cut common experience so close to the bone. long felt very close to European social psychol In the present volume we wish to share what we ogy, and the European responsiveness to the first believe to be some of the most significant and edition suggested that we were communicating stimulating insights to emerge from social psy with this audience. Further, there has been a chology, from its birth to the present. Our writ steadily increasing awareness among American ing has been guided in particular by the follow and Canadian social psychologists of significant mg concerns: work in Europe. We thus made a special effort in the second edition to reflect this work. No, we Theoretical coherence The emphasis on the did not succeed in capturing all the work of im oretical ideas begins in the first chapter; we portance. Space limitations and organizational compare the behaviorist, cognitive, and rule requirements also meant that work of many wor role orientations. We believe that these para thy colleagues in the United States and Canada digms form the generating context for subse was not included. However, we do feel that the quent chapters. We show how these perspectives present volume is superior to all others in its have influenced the questions that have been integration across continents. asked and the explanations that have been of fered for various kinds of social behavior.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Policy publishers and associations directory

a directory describing policy-relevant scholarly associations, journals, book publishers, and interest groups

Author: Policy Studies Organization

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

Page: 153

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Education, Employment, and Migration

Israel in Comparative Perspective

Author: Paul Ritterband

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521291927

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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This 1978 study of the international migration of high-level manpower, popularly referred to as the 'brain drain', considers the relationship between education and occupational success.

Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

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Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.