Description : Updated throughout with relevant new examples, research, and photos, AGING, THE INDIVIDUAL, AND SOCIETY, Tenth Edition, brings a social problems approach to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology. This accessible text combines academic research with an empathetic view of the lives of older people to involve students emotionally and intellectually in the material. Activities offer many opportunities for experiential learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Essays illustrate the ways Renaissance Florentines expressed or shaped their identities as they interacted with their society.
Description : "There is something in this book to interest every literate person and, says one critic who read the manuscript, "something to offend everybody--the rugged individualists, the liberals, the collectivists"--which means that it is an intensely vital book. Professor Bridgman begins by admitting that he says "out loud all sorts of things that are perfectly obvious to anyone, but which anyone with a ghost of sense or of social instinct knows enough to keep to himself." His great desire is to lead an intelligently ordered life, and it seems to him that this longing is one of the fundamental drives of human beings. He writes: "The intelligently ordered life is for me first of all a life in which the relations, consequences and implications of the drives that make me go are apprehended with complete vividness--a life in which the fundamental drives are served with all possible intelligence, in which the bearing of every action on my fundamental purposes is apprehended with the greatest vividness, and every action is deliberately so chosen as to further this end with the greatest possible efficiency." But he says he falls far short of this ideal. "I am not able to answer any question with regard to my life, whether concerning fact or motive or chance of success, with even an approach to that clearness and completeness which I demand with regard to my scientific activities." He sees the greatest need for the application of intelligence in the solution of social problems. He is convinced that the situations in physics and society today are practically identical, that in the social sciences, as in physics, the old ways of thinking are inadequate, and that social concepts must be revised in the face of altered circumstances as the physicists have learned to revise their concepts. Detailed application of methods similar to those successfully employed by physics shows the utter inadequacy of the conventional understanding of our mental machinery, as involved in our relations to the external world, the verbalizing in terms of which we do most of our thinking, and the relation of the individual to his fellows. In the light of an analysis of mental possibilities and limitations, he takes up and presents in a new aspect such ideas as those of duty, freedom, "rights," morality, justice, race survival, service, idealism; and discusses from a fresh viewpoint such questions as the use of physical force, the way to social reform, the future of education"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
Description : This is an updated version of Karier's highly regarded Man, Society, and Education, which focuses on the concepts of human nature and community throughout American educational history. For the new edition, Karier has added chapters on the major movements in American education from World War II to the present and on the major Supreme Court cases involving educational policy during the same period. "This classic volume remains a remarkable study in the history of ideas into which the implications for American schooling have been deftly woven. It is balanced, thorough, and intelligently challenging." --- Ann M. Keppel, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa "This new edition should have great use as a primary text at the graduate and advanced undergraduate levels." --- Peter A. Sola, School of Education, Howard University
Description : The concept of alienation is an umbrella concept that includes powerlessness, meaninglessness, social isolation, cultural estrangement, and self-estrangement. For researchers, the study of alienation is a three-fold task: first, understanding the discrepancy between individual values and actions and general living and working conditions; second, analyzing the overt and latent forms of oppression in social structures; third, accounting for social circumstances that hinder or facilitate individual or collective action against those alienating structures. Alienation, Society, and the Individual provides a timely and broadly representative overview of the most recent developments in alienation research and theory. Alienation, Society, and the Individual makes it clear that alienation research has come of age. Further theoretical developments remain important and as demonstrated In this volume, which revives theoretical debate so as to reformulate classical concepts in view of developments in modern society, the concept of alienation is now increasingly applied to empirical research in a variety of fields. Included here are theory driven evaluations of empirical research on migrant workers, as well as comparative studies on differing liberation ideologies in South Africa. This volume reflects the effects of political developments in Eastern Europe on Marxist alienation theory. While Marxist theory remains important, it is no longer directed exclusively toward criticism of capitalist society. New applications include a critique of Eastern European state socialism, analysis of consumer, rather than capitalist society, and uncommon examples of empirical research carried out within a Marxist framework. The book concludes with a chapter that evaluates recent theoretical and methodological innovations and sets priorities for future research. Alienation, Society, and the Individual offers an unusual combination of theory and practice that make it a state-of-the-art volume. It will be read by sociologists, political scientists, social psychologists, philosophers, and anthropologists.
Description : By focusing on the fact of our entrenched conditioning and the necessity for the psyche to undergo a revolution, Krishnamurti brings us to the interface, to the source of both the individual and society. http://bookstore.kfa.org/cat/catalog/
Description : Unlike other texts for undergraduate sociological social psychology courses, this text presents the three distinct traditions in sociological social psychology—symbolic interactionism, social structure and personality, and group processes and structures—and emphasizes the different theoretical frameworks within which social psychological analyses are conducted within each research tradition. With this approach, the authors make clear the link between sociological social psychology, theory, and methodology. Students will gain a better understanding of how and why social psychologists trained in sociology ask particular kinds of questions; the types of research they are involved in; and how their findings have been, or can be, applied to contemporary societal patterns and problems. This new, second edition includes the latest research on topics related to current events and changing societal patterns; more detailed discussions on intersectionality, social media, and contemporary social movements; as well as a new concluding chapter that asks students to reflect on what they have learned about sociological social psychology and its applicability to contemporary social issues. Engaging exercises and group activities are also embedded within in each chapter to enhance students’ understanding of key concepts, theories, methods and research findings within the field and how they relate to everyday life.