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Handbook on Social Change $145.00
Editors: Brooke H. Stroud and Scott E. Corbin
Book Description:
Social change in the broadest sense is any change in social relations. Viewed this way, social change is an ever-present phenomenon in any society. A distinction is sometimes made between processes of change within the social structure, which serve in part to maintain the structure, and processes that modify the structure. The term is used in the study of history, economics, and politics, and includes topics such as the success or failure of different political systems, globalization, democratization, development and economic growth. While the term is usually applied to changes that are beneficial to society, it may result in negative side-effects or consequences that undermine or eliminate existing ways of life that are considered positive. This new book presents a broad variety of research on this topic. Several chapters will look at the role of education and family structures on social change. This book also focuses on technology and the media instruments in social change.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Impact of OSS on Social and Economic Welfare
(Spyridoula Lakka, Chistos Michalakelis, Drakoulis Martakos, Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece)

Technological Development and Social Change: Towards New Implicit Social Contract
(Antonio López Peláez, Dimitris Kyriakou, Sociology and Political Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Household Management Guides and Cookery Books for Memsahibs: Control in the Home and Promoting the Ethos of Empire
(Simon Pallett, David Oldroyd, Cultures, Accounting and Management History Research Group, Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom)

Value Choices and Social Change in the Theories of Max Weber and Jürgen Habermas
(Christian Etzrodt, Akita International University, Japan)

Rural Schooling and Social Change in Post Apartheid South Africa
(Vitallis Chikoko, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa)

American Youth and Social Change
(Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Dan Cassino, Montclair State University, Department of Sociology, Montclair, NJ, USA and others)

Social Change and Public Education in the U.S.
(John Kambutu, Lydiah Nganga, University of Wyoming, Casper, Wyoming, USA)

Globalization and Globalism: Educational Quest for Social Transformation and Global Consciousness
(Stephen R. White, Appalachian State University, Reich College of Education, Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, Boone, North Carolina, USA)

Refugee Centered Education: Critical Theory in Practice
(Loshini Naidoo, School of Education, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

Low Fertility in Italy and Spain: The Role of Institutions and Identity
(Thomas Barbiero, Jose Luis Álvarez-Arce, Department of Economics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

People of Color, Educational Achievement and Career Opportunities: A Paradox with Implications for Social Change
(John Kambutu, Ph.D., University of Wyoming, Casper, Wyoming, USA)

The Pacific Past That Is Not One: Problematising Re-Indigenised Pacific Futures
(Greg Burnett, Department of Education Studies and Professional Practice, College of Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Being ‘Made Up’: Semiotics, Pedagogy, and Identity in America’s Next Top Model
(Brad Houston Lane, Jessica W. Giles, Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University, IN, USA, and others)

Playgrounds: A Context for Social Development of Preschoolers with Special Needs
(Laura Nabors and Brian Olsen, Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Tourette’s syndrome and why psychophysical unity does not entail psychophysical identity^
(Amihud Gilead, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, ISRAEL)

On the Tendency of the Word ‘Evildoer’ to Provoke Essentialist Judgments
(Jessica W. Giles, University of Colorado, CO, USA)

Index

   Series:
      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2009 3rd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-776-2
   Status: AV
  
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