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Knowledge and Human Liberation

Knowledge and Human Liberation

Author: Ananta Kumar Giri

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783083275

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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Human liberation has become an epochal challenge in today’s world, requiring not only emancipation from oppressive structures but also from the oppressive self. It is a multidimensional struggle and aspiration in which knowledge – self, social and spiritual – can play a transformative role. ‘Knowledge and Human Liberation: Towards Planetary Realizations’ undertakes such a journey of transformation, and seeks to rethink knowledge vis-à-vis the familiar themes of human interest, critical theory, enlightenment, ethnography, democracy, pluralism, rationality, secularism and cosmopolitanism. The volume also features a Foreword by John Clammer (United Nations University, Tokyo) and an Afterword by Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame).

Liberation Sociology

Liberation Sociology

Author: Joe R. Feagin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317264682

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

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Many people of all ages today continue to be attracted to sociology and other social sciences because of their promise to contribute to better political, social, and moral understandings of themselves and their social worlds-and often because they hope it will help them to build a better society. In a world of new movements and deepening economic inequality following the Great Recession, this new edition is vital. It features dozens of new examples from the latest research, with an emphasis on the next generation of liberation sociologists. The authors expand on the previous edition with the inclusion of sections on decolonisation paradigms in criminology, critical speciesism, and studies of environmental racism and environmental privilege. There is an expanded focus on participatory action research, and increased coverage of international liberation social scientists. Work by psychologists, anthropologists, theologians, historians, and others who have developed a liberation orientation for their disciplines is also updated and expanded.

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Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811931369

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Modern Sociological Theory

Modern Sociological Theory

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506325613

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, the Eighth Edition of Modern Sociological Theory by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and theoretical schools, from the Structural Functionalism of early 20th century through the cutting-edge theories of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of contemporary thinkers. New to this Edition A new chapter focuses theories of race, racism, and colonialism, as well as theories about indigenous peoples and theories from the “Global South” that challenge the work of scholars from Europe and North America. New material on colonialization, classical women theorists, and race, as well as new timelines in history chapters. The chapter on Symbolic Interactionism now discusses work on the sociology of emotions. The concluding chapter now discusses affect theory and theories of prosumption, one of the newest developments in consumer theory. The chapter on Contemporary Theories of Modernity includes new section on the work of Charles Taylor. New perspectives on the work of Immanuel Wallerstein have been added to the chapter on Neo-Marxian theories. The opening historical sketch chapters now include a discussion of colonialism as one of the forces that shaped modern society; new material on the historical significance of early women founders; and a section on theories of race.

Continental Philosophy of Science

Continental Philosophy of Science

Author: Gary Gutting

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405137447

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Continental Philosophy of Science provides an expert guideto the major twentieth-century French and German philosophicalthinking on science. A comprehensive introduction by the editor provides a unifiedinterpretative survey of continental work on philosophy ofscience. Interpretative essays are complemented by key primary-sourceselections. Includes previously untranslated texts by Bergson, Bachelard,and Canguilhem and new translations of texts by Hegel andCassirer. Contributors include Terry Pinkard, Jean Gayon, RichardTieszen, Michael Friedman, Joseph Rouse, Mary Tiles,Hans-Jöerg Rheinberger, Linda Alcoff, Todd May, Axel Honneth,and Penelope Deutscher.

The Enlightenment and Its Effects on Modern Society

The Enlightenment and Its Effects on Modern Society

Author: Milan Zafirovski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441973870

Category: Social Science

Page: 367

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The Enlightenment of the late 17th and 18th century is characterized by an emphasis on reason and empiricism . As a major shaping philosophy of Western culture, it had a historical impact on the religious, cultural, academic, and social institutions of 18th century Europe. In this compelling volume, the author explores the lasting impact of Enlightenment thinking on modern Western societies and other democracies. With an interdisciplinary, comparative-historical approach this volume explores the impact of Enlightenment ideals such as liberty, equality, and social justice on current social institutions. Combining sociological theory with concrete examples, the author provides a unique framework for understanding modern cultural development, including a picture of how it would look without this Enlightenment basis. This work provides a multi-faceted approach, including: an historical overview, analysis of the Enlightenment’s influence on modern democratic societies, modern culture, political science, civil society and the economy, as well as exploring the counter-Enlightenment, Post-Enlightenment, and Neo-Enlightenment philosophies.

Realisms Interlinked

Realisms Interlinked

Author: Arindam Chakrabarti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350044470

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

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This book brings together over 25 years of Arindam Chakrabarti's original research in philosophy on issues of epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. Organized under the three basic concepts of a thing out there in the world, the self who perceives it, and other subjects or selves, his work revolves around a set of realism links. Examining connections between metaphysical stances toward the world, selves, and universals, Chakrabarti engages with classical Indian and modern Western philosophical approaches to a number of live topics including the refutation of idealism; the question of the definability of truth, and the possibility of truths existing unknown to anyone; the existence of non-conceptual perception; and our knowledge of other minds. He additionally makes forays into fundamental questions regarding death, darkness, absence, and nothingness. Along with conceptual clarification and progress towards alternative solutions to these substantial philosophical problems, Chakrabarti demonstrates the advantage of doing philosophy in a cosmopolitan fashion. Beginning with an analysis of the concept of a thing, and ending with an analysis of the concept of nothing, Realisms Interlinked offers a preview of a future metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind without borders.

Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506337708

Category: Social Science

Page: 832

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Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, the Tenth Edition of Sociological Theory by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought, from sociology's origins through the early 21st century. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This text helps students better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists, and enables them to compare and contrast the latest substantive concepts. New to this Edition Chapter 1 now includes a discussion of colonialism as one of the forces that shaped modern society. The “Historical Sketch” chapters contain new material on the historical significance of early women founders, and on the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois. Chapters on Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Simmel now conclude with sections on contemporary applications of ideas from these 19th century thinkers. A new chapter focuses theories of race, racism, and colonialism, as well as theories about indigenous peoples and theories from the “Global South” that challenge the work of scholars from Europe and North America. The concluding chapter has a new section on theories of prosumption, one of the newest developments in consumer theory. New material on colonization, women classical theorists, and race theory, as well as new timelines, added to history chapters.

Creative Management

Creative Management

Author: Jane Henry

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761966110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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Praise for First Edition: `The book is an accessible source of key writings and it will be of interest to practising managers and students of organizational behaviour' - The Occupational Psychologist `Fascinating reading and very relevant to managing change and the needs of the decades ahead' - Long Range Planning `Excellent collection of articles examining the nature of creativity and how it relates to various management issues from a wide variety of perspectives. Especially noteworthy are the contributions from Gareth Morgan (author of Images of Organization), Michael McCaskey and Peter Drucker. Recommended for anyone with an interest in problem solving, organization

Sustainability and the Humanities

Sustainability and the Humanities

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319953366

Category: Science

Page: 619

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This book explores the strong links between sustainability and the humanities, which go beyond the inclusion of social sciences in discussions on sustainability, and offers a holistic discussion on the intellectual and moral aspects of sustainable development. The contributions from researchers in the fields of education, social sciences, religion, humanities, and sustainable development fulfill three main aims: They provide university lecturers interested in humanities and sustainable development with an opportunity to present their work; foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of teaching and research; and discuss methodological approaches and projects that provide a better understanding of how the humanities can contribute to the debate on sustainable development. Prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre, the book reiterates the need to promote integrated approaches to sustainable development. Including practice-based lessons learnt that can be replicated further, it is a valuable resource for scientists and practitioners working in the humanities and sustainable development.