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: Farm life

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: e-artnow

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Sociology of Food and Agriculture

Author: Michael Carolan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136488162

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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As interest has increased in topics such as the globalization of the agrifood system, food security, and food safety, the subjects of food and agriculture are making their way into a growing number of courses in disciplines within the social sciences and the humanities, like sociology and food studies. This book is an introductory textbook aimed at undergraduate students, and is suitable for those with little or no background in sociology. The author starts by looking at the recent development of agriculture under capitalism and neo-liberal regimes and the transformation of farming from a small-scale, family-run business to a globalized system. The consequent changes in rural employment and role of multinationals in controlling markets are described. Topics such as the global hunger and obesity challenges, GM foods, and international trade and subsidies are assessed as part of the world food economy. The second section of the book focuses on community impacts, food and culture, and diversity. Later chapters examine topics such as food security, alternative and social movements, food sovereignty, local versus global, and fair trade. All chapters include learning objectives and recommendations for further reading to aid student learning.

The Sociology of Religion

A Substantive and Transdisciplinary Approach

Author: George Lundskow

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412937213

Category: Social Science

Page: 445

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Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that follows the logic of actual research, first investigating the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzing actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the textùjust as a scholar pursues knowledge in the field and then applies theoretical constructs to interpret findings.This unique text is organized around essential topics and real-life issues and examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. While primarily sociological in focus, the text incorporates relevant interdisciplinary scholarshipùthus teaching sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from other fields. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key Features and Benefits:Uses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts doCombines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presentedFeatures discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular cultureDraws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM· InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM contains chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.û5:00 p.m., PST).Intended Audience: This core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.

A Sociology of Chiropractic

Author: Saul F. Rosenthal

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780889461307

Category: Medical

Page: 155

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This volume offers a study of the chiropractic's place in the health care system. The three objectives of the text include: presenting current descriptive data on chiropractics, assessing the place chiropractic fills in contemporary health care, and providing a critical data base for anticipating the future direction of chiropractic.

The Sociology of Canadian Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish

A Bibliography with Annotations

Author: Donovan E. Smucker

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587875

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The editor provides an important new scholarly tool for locating and understanding the enormous expansion of scholarly research dealing with the sociology of Canadian Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish. Although the book includes research from American scholars, the editor devotes special attention to Canadian works concerning these important and interesting minorities. Using the tripartite division of Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish, the bibliography includes 800 entries each with a concise summary and evaluation. The entries are listed under the subheadings: books, theses, articles and unpublished manuscripts. Preceding the bibliography itself is an essay by the editor originally presented to the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. The essay outlines the differing conceptual assumptions of the researchers included in the book, the major methodologies employed and the main conclusions to be drawn from their work.

The Sociology of Community Connections

Author: John G. Bruhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306486172

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This book discusses the rationale for community, the varieties of communities, the effect of social change on communities and many other factors, tying the concept to the various levels of human interaction, from the global to the individual.

The Sociology of Urban Living

Author: Harold E. Nottridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135668558

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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The urban setting in which people live has an important influence upon the organization and planning of their social lives. H. E. Nottridge here presents a valuable introduction to the field of urban sociology, showing that it is a theoretical discipline which is worthy of consideration in its own right. Throughout his account Mr Nottridge places strong emphasis on the need for comparative perspectives. He uses a wide range of source material from urban environments as far apart as shanty towns in developing countries and the great metropolitan complexity of London. He covers such topics as scope and methods in urban sociology, social differences in towns and , in the context of urban social structure, the family and network theories. He also analyses the work of the Chicago School of Weber, Tonnies, Park, Redfield and Wirth, assessing their value for mdoern urban sociology. The author concludes with an examination of housing, migration and urban poverty. This book was first published in 1972.

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.