The Sociology of Rural Life

Author: Samantha Hillyard

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845201388

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Foot and mouth disease and BSE have both had a devastating impact on rural society. Alongside these devastating developments, the rise of the organic food movement has helped to revitalize an already politicized rural population. From fox-hunting to farming, the vigour with which rural activities and living are defended overturns received notions of a sleepy and complacent countryside. Over the years "rural life" has been defined, redefined and eventually fallen out of fashion as a sociological concept--in contrast to urban studies, which has flourished. This much-needed reappraisal calls for its reinterpretation in light of the profound changes affecting the countryside. First providing an overview of rural sociology, Hillyard goes on to offer contemporary case studies that clearly demonstrate the need for a reinvigorated rural sociology. Tackling a range of contentious issues--from fox-hunting to organic farming--this book offers a new model for rural sociology and reassesses its role in contemporary society.

The sociology of rural life

Author: Thomas Lynn Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

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The rural world. The number, origin, distribution, and importance of the rural population. Composition of the population. Physical characteristics and health. Psychological characteristics and mental health. Fertility. Mortality. Migration. Form of settlement. Land division. Land tenure. Size of holdings. Social differetiations. Social stratification. Mabriage and the family. Rural education and educational institutions. Relegion and the rural church. Rural political institutions and government. Comepetitions and conflict in rural socity. Cooperatition in rural areas. Accommodation, assimlation, and acculturuation.

Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802721386X

Category: Social Science

Page: 47

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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben ist ein 1903 erschienener Aufsatz des Soziologen Georg Simmel, mit dem dieser die Grundlagen der Stadtsoziologie schuf. Das tiefste Problem des modernen Lebens ist nach Georg Simmel der Anspruch des Individuums nach der Selbstständigkeit und Eigenart seines Daseins gegen die Übermächte der Gesellschaft, das geschichtlich Ererbte der äußerlichen Kultur und Technik des Lebens zu bewahren. Der Großstädter ist - im Gegensatz zum Kleinstädter - einer "Steigerung des Nervenlebens" ausgesetzt. Darin besteht die Basis für den Typus großstädtischer Individualität. Georg Simmel (1858-1918) war ein deutscher Philosoph und Soziologe. Er leistete wichtige Beiträge zur Kulturphilosophie, war Begründer der "formalen Soziologie" und der Konfliktsoziologie. Simmel stand in der Tradition der Lebensphilosophie, aber auch der des Neukantianismus.

Rural Sociology

Author: N. Jayapalan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126900985

Category: India

Page: 360

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The Book, Rural Sociology, Presents The Key Concepts Of Rural Sociology In The Form Of Evaluation And Analysis Made By Eminent Sociologists. For A Proper Understanding Of Rural Sociology As We Find It Today, A Thorough Study Is Very Essential. The First Chapter Presents A Clear Picture Of The Meaning And Definition Of Rural Sociology. The Subsequent Chapters Provide Valuable Informations Regarding Origin And Development Of Rural Sociology, Scope, Importance, Methods Of Study, Relations With Other Social Sciences, Rural Community, Peasant Community, Folk Society, Rural Society, Rural Religion, Festivals, Family, Joint Family, Marriage System, Caste System, Untouchability, Jajmani System, Hooka Group, Rural Leadership And Rural Economy. Further The Book Deals With Indian Rural Agricultural System, Rural Recreation, Rural Housing, Rural Politics, Social Education, Rural Reconstruction, C.D. Programme, Importance Of Co-Operatives, And Health Planning In India In Clear And Lucid Language.The Book Would Be Of Great Value For The Students, Teachers, Trainees, Agriculturists, Social Workers, Planners, Politicians And Common Readers.

Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft

Author: F. T?nnies

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883377742

Category: History

Page: 32

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Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft: Abhandlung des Communismus und des Socialismus als empirischer Culturformen. Ferdinand T?nnies.

New Directions In The Sociology Of Health

Author: Geoff Payne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135386773

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The sociology of medicine has come a long way from its origins in epidemiology and clinical practice. Like all specialist areas of study it has developed its own internal debates, over the years there has been a shift from a sociology in medicine to a sociology of medicine, and from a sociolgy of medicine, towards a sociology of health and illness. It is to the development of this latter perspective that this volume is addressed.

Sociology in Government

The Galpin-Taylor Years in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1919-1953

Author: Olaf F. Larson,Edward O. Moe,Julie N. Zimmerman

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271045361

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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From 1919 through 1953, the U.S. Department of Agriculture housed the Division of Farm Population and Rural Life&—the first unit within the federal government established specifically for sociological research. Distinguished sociologists Charles Galpin and Carl Taylor provided key leadership for 32 of its 34 years as the Division sought to understand the social structure of rural America and to do public policy-oriented research. It reached the height of its influence during the New Deal and World War II as it helped implement modern liberal policies in America's farming sector, attempting to counteract the harsh effects of modern industrialism on the rural economy. In addition, the Division devoted resources to studying both the history and the contemporary state of rural social life. Sociology in Government offers the first detailed historical account and systematic documentation of this remarkable federal office. The Division of Farm Population and Rural Life was an archetypal New Deal governmental body, deeply engaged in research on agricultural planning and action programs for the disadvantaged in rural areas. Its work continued during World War II with farm labor and community organization work. Larson and Zimmerman emphasize the Division's pioneering practices, presenting it as one model for applying the discipline of sociology in the government setting. Published in cooperation with the American Sociological Association, Sociology in Government preserves the history of this pathbreaking research unit whose impact is still felt today.

Fundamentals of Sociology

Author: Rajendra Kumar Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171566457

Category: Culture

Page: 384

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This Book Covers Courses Prescribed In Indian Universities In Sociology For The Papers : Principles Of Sociology; Essentials Of Sociology; Fundamentals Of Sociology Etc. Meant To Serve As A Textbook It Discusses All The Essentials And Leaves Out Those Topics Which Are Irrelevant. Thus, It Is At Once Concise, Relevant And Also Detailed And Exhaustive. It Deals With Social Phenomena; Society, Social Institutions And Associations; Communities, Groups And Factors Determining These. It Includes Social Change, Social Control And Social Processes. While Its Subject-Matter Has Been Drawn From Standard Books Published In The West, It Has Been Discussed In Indian Setting. While Its Method Of Presentation Is Analytic, It Has Adopted Holistic And Integral Approach On Controversial Issues. With Actual University Questions At The End Of Each Chapter, This Book Intends To Deliver First Division At The Examination.

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Author: Mark Shucksmith,David L. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317619854

Category: Social Science

Page: 698

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Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: Demographic change. Economic transformations. Food systems and land. Environment and resources. Changing configurations of gender and rural society. Social and economic equality. Social dynamics and institutional capacity. Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.

Beyond the Sociology of Development

Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa

Author: Ivar Oxaal,Tony Barnett,David Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136856935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Conceived as a response to the economic naïvety and implicit metropolitan bias of many 1950s and 60s studies of ‘the sociology of development’ , this volume, first published in 1975, provides actual field studies and theoretical reviews to indicate the directions which a conceptually more adequate study of developing societies should take. Much of the book reflects strongly the influence of Andre Gunder Frank, but the contributors adopt a critical attitude to his ideas, applying them in empirical situations within such African and American countries as Kenya, Guyana, Tanzania and Peru. Others pursue the lines of enquiry opened up by Latin American theories of economic ‘dependency’ and by the new school of French economic anthropology.