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Practice Theory and Research    :  There has been an upsurge in scholarship concerned with theories of social practices in various fields including sociology, geography and management studies. This book provides a systematic introduction and overview of recent formulations of practice theory organised around three important themes: the importance of analysing the role of the non-human alongside the human; the reflexive nature of social science research; and the dynamics of social chang...

Practice Theory and Research : Don Weenink, Gert Spaargaren, Machiel Lamers

The Power of the Media in Health Communication    :  Health is a contested concept that has been defined in numerous ways. The media is extremely powerful in promoting health beliefs and in creating role models for contemporary people. The ways in which health is defined or understood can have wide-ranging implications and can have an impact on issues such as health promotion or health literacy. Health presentation in the media has a significant social impact because this type of messa...

The Power of the Media in Health Communication : Bianca Mitu, Valentina Marinescu

Pakistan's Democratic Transition    ::  <P>Politics in Pakistan has traditionally been understood in the context of civil-military relationship. In May 2013, for the first time in history, Pakistan saw an elected government complete a full term in office and transfer power through the ballot box to another civilian government.</P> <P>In view of such an important development, this book offers critical perspectives on Pakistan’s current democratic transition and its implications for nati...

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Emotion and Social Structures    ::  <P>The past decades have seen significant advances in the sociological understanding of human emotion. Sociology has shown how culture and society shape our emotions and how emotions contribute to micro- and macro-social processes. At the same time, the behavioral sciences have made progress in understanding emotion at the level of the individual mind and body. </P><I> <P>Emotion and Social Structures</I> embraces both perspectives to uncover the fu...

Contemporary Developments in Games Teach ( Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport)

Engaging with the World    :  This title reflects the general theme of the 2010 IACR annual conference that was held in Padova, Italy, the aim of which was to provide a fresh view on some cultural and structural changes involving Western societies after the world economic crisis of 2008, from the point of view of Critical Realism.  Global society is often regarded as disrupting identities and blurring boundaries, one which entails giving up ideas of structure and fixity. Globalization ...

Case Studies in Public Governance : June Gwee

Stop and Search and Police Legitimacy    :  ‘Stop and search’ is a form of police-citizen interaction that is confrontational, often stressful for those involved, and potentially damaging to the relationship between police and public. The extent to which police officers use their power to stop and perhaps search members of the public is intimately linked not only to the present-day context of policing but also to longer term patterns in the aims of policing, the ends used to achieve th...

Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure : Katherine Dashper

Gender, Globalization, and Violence    :  This wide-ranging collection of essays elaborates on some of the most pressing issues in contemporary postcolonial society in their transition from conflict and contestation to dialogue and resolution. It explores from new angles questions of violent conflict, forced migration, trafficking and deportation, human rights, citizenship, transitional justice and cosmopolitanism. The volume focuses more specifically on the gendering of violence from ...

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Islam, Development, and Urban Women’s Reproductive Practices    ::  <P>Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Rabat, Morocco, this ethnography analyzes the relationship between neoliberal development policies, women’s reproductive practices, and popular understandings of Islam. In the 1990s, Morocco shifted its attention from economic to human development, as economic reforms in the preceding decades ultimately did not address social issues such as access to healthcare and education and pov...

Islam, Development, and Urban Women’s Reproductive Practices : Cortney Hughes Rinker

The Cultural Politics of Talent Migration in East Asia    ::  <P>As the world globalises, more people than ever are on the move, including the many professional, managerial and entrepreneurial elites—often referred to as ‘international talent’—who circulate between cities in response to career and business opportunities. While much has been written about the economic motivations behind these mobilities, less is known about the everyday experiences and encounters of highly skilled trans...

The Cultural Politics of Talent Migration in East Asia : Brenda Yeoh, Shirlena Huang

Popular Politics and the Quest for Justice in Contemporary China    :  The rise of popular politics is among one the most significant social and political developments the People’s Republic of China has witnessed in the post-Mao era. People from all walks of life have responded to rising inequalities and the privatization of collective goods with a new quest for justice. Although China has remained a censorial society under the authoritarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party, state-s...

Popular Politics and the Quest for Justice in Contemporary China : The rise of popular politics is among one the most significant social and political developments the People’s Republic of China has witnessed in the post-Mao era. People from all walks of life have responded to rising inequalities and the privatization of collective goods with a new quest for justice. Although China has remained a censorial society under the authoritarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party, state-s...

Sexploitation    :  Michèle Alexandre’s innovative study examines how sexual profiling represses, oppresses, and hinders various aspects of life for both genders, and explores the ways in which the law and the community can help eradicate the practice of sexual profiling. Alexandre defines "sexploitation" as the perpetuation of myths and stereotypical notions regarding men and women in order to further an agenda of oppression and subordination in certain spheres of society. The most po...

Postmodernism sociology essay Definitions of postmodernism and identity formation, and then moving on to describe how identities are formed.

Democratizing Journalism through Mobile Media    :  Fuelled by a distrust of big media and the development of mobile technologies, the resulting convergence of journalism praxis (professional to alternative), workflows (analogue to multipoint digital) and platforms (PC to mobile), result in a 24-hour always-on content cycle. The information revolution is a paradigm shift in the way we develop and consume information, in particular the type we call news. While many see this cultural shi...

Twins in Early Modern English Drama and Shakespeare : Daisy Murray

The Global Economic Crisis and East Asian Regionalism    ::  <P>Regional cooperation in East Asia on various issue areas, such as emergency liquidity mechanisms in finance, the exponential growth of free trade agreements and policy coordination on the environment and public health, developed rapidly after the Asian Financial Crisis. A decade later, the global financial crisis offered a new opportunity for the nascent regional cooperation mechanisms to acquire new depth and meaning - th...

The Economic and Social Regulation of Public Utilities : Harm Schröter, Judith Clifton, Pierre Lanthier

Vocational Education of Female Entrepreneurs in China    ::  <P>This book examines the ways in which formal and non-formal education can contribute to women’s successful design, development and operation of small businesses in rural settings. Calling on varied, pertinent social theories, the book examines profitable businesses operated by Dongxiang Muslim women in the southern Gansu province of northwestern China. The author explains the multifaceted formula for women's challenges and ...

Handbook on the Study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape : Jessica Woodhams, Miranda A.

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