Case Study Methods (Qualitative Research Methods) by Jacques Hamel,Stephane Dufour,Dominic Fortin

By Jacques Hamel,Stephane Dufour,Dominic Fortin

during this creation to figuring out, studying and doing case experiences within the social sciences, Hamel outlines a number of differing traditions of case research examine together with the Chicago university of Sociology, the anthropological case experiences of Malinowski, and the French los angeles Play institution culture. He indicates how every one constructed, replaced and has been practiced over the years. feedback for the perform of case reviews are made for the beginner reader and an extra characteristic is the large bibliography on case learn tools in social technological know-how to permit for additional exploration of the topic.

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Managerial Prerogative and the Question of Control by John Storey

By John Storey

In either Marxist and non-Marxist scholarship there was a awesome forget of the managerial keep watch over of labour. John Storey’s research of the trendy labour technique exhibits that managerial regulate is in reality extra precarious than has been to date recorded. This ebook, first released in 1983, reassesses the Braverman idea of the inexorable degradation of labor, and demonstrates the necessity to transcend not just Braverman but additionally many of the resulting makes an attempt to enrich or fix his underlying thesis. The booklet should be of curiosity to scholars of the social sciences.

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Communication: Horizons de pratiques et de recherche (French by Johanne Saint-Charles,Pierre Mongeau

By Johanne Saint-Charles,Pierre Mongeau

En retraçant les fondements de l'étude des phénomènes de communique, les auteurs étudient les elements humains et interpersonnels de los angeles conversation et examinent les divers phénomènes liés à los angeles mise en forme de l'information pour l. a. diffusion (relations publiques, journalisme, téléréalité). Ils décrivent certains facets de l. a. conversation liés aux applied sciences de l'information et plongent ensuite dans l'univers des communautés virtuelles, puis dans celui des jeux électroniques et de los angeles synthèse d'images.

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The Social Scientific Gaze: The Social Question and the Rise by Per Wisselgren

By Per Wisselgren

The social sciences have, ever considering they have been first verified as educational disciplines, performed a foundational position in so much spheres of recent society - in policy-making, schooling, the media and public debate - and therefore additionally, not directly, for our self-understanding as social beings. The Social clinical Gaze examines the discursive formation of educational social technology within the ancient context of the 'social question', that's, the protracted and wide-ranging discussions at the social difficulties of modernity that have been being debated with elevated depth throughout the 19th century. Empirically, the learn makes a speciality of the Lorén origin, a mixed deepest investment supplier and early study institute, which was once organize in 1885 to advertise the increase of Swedish social technology and to enquire the social query. Comprising an heuristic case, the shut research of the root makes it attainable not just to reconstruct its simple principles and practices, but in addition to situate its actions in broader historic and sociological context. The Social medical Gaze argues that the increase of Swedish social technology could be noticeable not just as an 'answer' to the social 'question', but additionally as one try along others - together with modern social literature, the philantropic reform move, and the advent of contemporary social coverage - to conceptualize, mobilize and control the social sphere. during this method it really is in addition proven how an ambigious but specific 'social clinical gaze' was once discursively articulated.

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Researching Amongst Elites: Challenges and Opportunities in by Luis L.M. Aguiar,Christopher J. Schneider

By Luis L.M. Aguiar,Christopher J. Schneider

lecturers usually direct their examine 'across' with a view to learn matters that grip contributors of the center periods, or 'down' as a way to comprehend the problems employees and different marginalized teams undergo. study that's directed 'up' at participants and teams with positions of higher wealth and tool is much less universal, but 'studying up' can give a contribution to our knowing of becoming inequality, fiscal polarization and social swap via learning the wealthy, robust and elite in our society. proposing the most recent empirical case stories from Canada, the us and Australia, this quantity explores the demanding situations and problems concerned about carrying out learn among the wealthy and elite, when laying off gentle at the demeanour during which energy is harnessed, secure and regulated to regulate and manage assets. an illustration of the significance of learning as much as our knowing of decision-making, governance and the character of latest democracy within the international financial system, getting to know among Elites should be of curiosity to sociologists, anthropologists and geographers operating in components equivalent to social examine equipment, social stratification, the sociology of elites and kin of sophistication, wealth and power.

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Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples by Linda Tuhiwai Smith

By Linda Tuhiwai Smith

'A landmark within the strategy of decolonizing imperial Western knowledge.'
Walter Mignolo, Duke University

To the colonized, the time period 'research' is conflated with eu colonialism; the ways that educational examine has been implicated within the throes of imperialism continues to be a painful reminiscence.

This crucial quantity explores intersections of imperialism and learn - in particular, the ways that imperialism is embedded in disciplines of information and culture as 'regimes of truth.' recommendations akin to 'discovery' and 'claiming' are mentioned and an issue provided that the decolonization of study equipment may help to reclaim regulate over indigenous methods of figuring out and being.

Now in its eagerly awaited moment variation, this bestselling booklet has been considerably revised, with new case-studies and examples and demanding additions on new indigenous literature, the position of study in indigenous struggles for social justice, which brings this crucial quantity urgently up-to-date.

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Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and The State in by Michaeline A. Crichlow

By Michaeline A. Crichlow

Michaeline A. Crichlow extends the modern critique of improvement tasks by way of interpreting the political and discursive dating of the nation to the land-based operating humans, or 'smallholders,' in glossy Jamaica. the 1st booklet of its variety, Negotiating Caribbean Freedom does for Jamaican historiography and sociology what Akhil Gupta's PostColonial advancements did for experiences of India. Michaeline A. Crichlow supplies us an extremely nuanced dialogue of ways improvement dominates the lives of the subsistance peasantry, no longer via strength, yet in the course of the instrumentalization of social relationships that have been as soon as results in themselves. for instance, what have been as soon as potent agricultural practices—embedded within the on a daily basis lives of smallholders everywhere in the island—have, within the curiosity of serving overseas captial, been bureaucratized to the purpose that they're untenable to aid the livelihoods of smallholders. now not content material to degree the good fortune or failure of improvement to convey on its supplies, she discloses either the continuities and changes among improvement tasks of very various political regimes and is helping to set up why smallholders aid improvement tasks even if these tasks fail to deal with their needs.

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Gender Ironies of Nationalism: Sexing the Nation by Tamar Mayer

By Tamar Mayer

This e-book presents a different social technology analyzing at the development of state, gender and sexuality and at the interactions between them. It comprises foreign case stories from Indonesia, eire, former Yugoslavia, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Australia, the united states, Turkey, China, India and the Caribbean.
The participants supply either the masculine and female viewpoint, exposing how countries are created from sexed our bodies, and exploring the gender ironies of nationalism and the way sexuality performs a key function in kingdom construction and in maintaining nationwide identity.
The members finish that keep an eye on over entry to the advantages of belonging to the state is normally gendered; nationalism turns into the language wherein sexual keep an eye on and repression is justified masculine prowess is expressed and exercised. while it really is males who declare the prerogatives of kingdom and country construction it's, for the main half, girls who really settle for the duty of country and kingdom building.

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The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry by Thomas A. Schwandt

By Thomas A. Schwandt

In this Fourth Edition of The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry Thomas A. Schwandt presents a advisor to the phrases and words that aid form the origins, function, good judgment, that means, and techniques of the practices referred to as qualitative inquiry. This variation good points 20 extra phrases in addition to a restructured Reader’s consultant. Key references were up to date and choose phrases and words from past versions were reorganized and enormously accelerated. jointly, the dictionary entries supply a consultant to the methodological and epistemological strategies and theoretical orientations of qualitative inquiry. This different source is perfect for readers who're navigating quite a few views on qualitative inquiry, engaged on a qualitative dissertation, or are launching their very own investigations into the problems covered.

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Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

By Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

This Handbook offers either a theoretical and sensible method of accomplishing social technological know-how study on, for, and approximately ladies. It develops an figuring out of feminist examine through introducing a variety of feminist epistemologies, methodologies, and emergent tools that experience had an important impression on feminist learn perform and women's stories scholarship. members to the Second Edition proceed to focus on the shut hyperlink among feminist learn and social switch and transformation.

The new version expands the bottom of scholarship into new parts, with 12 completely new chapters on issues equivalent to the average sciences, social paintings, the health and wellbeing sciences, and environmental stories. It extends dialogue of the intersections of race, category, gender, and globalization, in addition to transgender, transsexualism and the queering of gender identities. All 22 chapters retained from the 1st variation are up to date with the most up-tp-date scholarship, together with a spotlight at the position that new applied sciences play within the feminist examine process.

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