Category: Methodology

  • The Transformation of Cities: Urban Theory and Urban Life by David C. Thorns

    By David C. Thorns

    The purpose of the publication is to ascertain the transformation of the town within the overdue twentieth century and discover the ways that urban existence is based. The shift from modern-industrial to information/consumption-based 'post-modern' towns is traced throughout the textual content. the point of interest is not only on the USA and Europe but additionally explores towns in different elements of the realm as urban development within the 21st century could be predominantly outdoors of those areas.
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  • Towards Relational Sociology by Nick Crossley

    By Nick Crossley

    In the direction of Relational Sociology argues that social worlds include networks of interplay and kinfolk. Crossley asserts that family are lived trajectories of iterated interplay, outfitted up via a heritage of interplay, but additionally entailing anticipation of destiny interplay. additionally, he demonstrates how networks contain a number of dyadic family that are at the same time remodeled via their mix. in this conceptual foundation he builds a relational beginning for sociology. Over the process the ebook, 3 critical sociological dichotomies are addressed - individualism/holism, structure/agency and micro/macro – and utilised as a foil opposed to which to build the case for relational sociology. via this, Crossley is ready to argue that neither participants nor ‘wholes’ - within the conventional sociological feel - may still take priority in sociology. relatively sociologists may still concentration upon evolving and dynamic networks of interplay and relations. The booklet covers some of the key suggestions and matters of up to date sociology, together with identification, energy, trade and that means. As such it's a useful reference software for postgraduate scholars and researchers alike.
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  • Philosophy and Non-Philosophy by Francois Laruelle

    By Francois Laruelle


    Each iteration invents new practices and new writings of philosophy. Ours must have been in a position to introduce convinced mutations that may at the very least be similar with these of cubism, summary paintings, and twelve-tone serialism: it has purely partly performed so. yet in spite of everything the deconstructions, after Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Derrida, this call for takes on a distinct measurement: What can we do with philosophy itself? How can we globally swap our relation to this notion, which retains indicating that it's more and more conservative and repetitive? those questions jointly have caused what we name “non-philosophy.”


    Non-philosophy isn't the negation of philosophy. it's the suspension of philosophy’s declare to imagine the true (Principle of enough Philosophy), and it's the invention of recent usages of idea and language that disrupt the rational narrative of the genuine, that's accurately what each philosophy is. Non-philosophy may still otherwise be understood à l. a. the “non-Euclidean,” specifically, as a generalization of the philosophical past its conventional obstacle through the unitary or “Heraclitean” postulate. From then on, an enormous variety of philosophical judgements which are not together specific will correspond with any actual phenomenon.


    Philosophy and Non-Philosophy is broadly thought of the 1st totally specific elaboration of non-philosophy and one in all its most crucial introductory texts.


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  • Einführung in die interaktionistische Ethnografie: by Michael Dellwing, Robert Prus

    By Michael Dellwing, Robert Prus

    Ethnografie hat weiterhin den Geruch von Abenteuer. Der vorliegende Band bietet eine Heranführung an die ethnografische Haltung und Praxis, mit der das immersive Abenteuer der Feldarbeit und das akademische Abenteuer der Schreibarbeit zusammen bestritten werden können.
    Als von Interaktionisten verfasste Einführung bietet er Einsteigern eine klassische, zurück zu den Chicagoer Wurzeln führende Praxis an, in der Intersubjektivität, Offenheit, Unwägbarkeit, Aufs-Feld-Einlassen und kreative Neuschöpfung aus dem Feld heraus betont werden. Dabei ist er theoretisch fundiert und feldpraktisch ausführlich gehalten: Mit reichhaltigen Beispielen zeigt er auf, wie die Sammlung von fabric, die begleitende examine und das schlussendliche Verfassen eines analytisch gebundenen Feldberichts organisiert werden können. Zugleich aber steht er in der interaktionistischen culture, die "Realität des Feldes" als primäre Realität zu sehen, die nicht durch extern angelegte Theorie oder Methode planiert werden darf. Damit ist es eine Einleitung in eine kreative, pluralistische und bescheidene ethnografische Haltung.

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  • Deleuze and Guattari: an introduction to the politics of by Philip Goodchild

    By Philip Goodchild

    This obtainable booklet examines significantly the writings of Deleuze and Guattari, clarifying the information of those notoriously tricky thinkers with out over-simplifying them. Divided into 3 sections - wisdom, energy, and Liberation of wish - the publication presents a scientific account of the highbrow context in addition to an exhaustive research of the main topics informing Deleuze and Guattari's paintings. It presents the framework for studying the $64000 and influential learn Capitalism and Schizophrenia and, with the desires of scholars in brain, explains the most important techniques in Deleuze and Guattari's dialogue of philosophy, artwork and politics. Definitive and incisive, the booklet should be priceless in situating the philosop
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  • Designing Case Studies: Explanatory Approaches in Small-N by Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter, Dr Markus Haverland

    By Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter, Dr Markus Haverland

    The authors discover 3 ways of undertaking causal research in case reports. They draw on proven practices in addition to on contemporary suggestions in case research technique and combine those insights into coherent techniques. They spotlight the center positive factors of every process and supply suggestion on each one step of the examine approach.
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  • Measuring Identity: A Guide for Social Scientists by Rawi Abdelal, Visit Amazon's Yoshiko M. Herrera Page, search

    By Rawi Abdelal, Visit Amazon's Yoshiko M. Herrera Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Yoshiko M. Herrera, , Alastair Iain Johnston, Rose McDermott

    The idea that of identification has develop into more and more popular within the social sciences and arts. research of the improvement of social identities is a crucial concentration of scholarly study, and students utilizing social identities because the development blocks of social, political, and monetary lifestyles have tried to account for a couple of discrete results through treating identities as causal components. The dominant implication of the large literature on identification is that social identities are one of the most vital social evidence of the area during which we are living. Abdelal, Herrera, Johnston, and McDermott have introduced jointly prime students from various disciplines to think about the conceptual and methodological demanding situations linked to treating id as a variable, supply a man-made theoretical framework, and display the chances provided by means of a variety of tools of size. The e-book represents a suite of empirically-grounded theoretical discussions of a number of methodological suggestions for the examine of identities.
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  • Narrative Interviews: Grundlagen und Anwendungen by Ivonne Küsters

    By Ivonne Küsters

    Dieses Buch führt in die Methode des narrativen Interviews und in die zugehörigen Auswertungsverfahren ein. Dabei werden sämtliche Schritte eines qualitativen Forschungsprozesses mit narrativen Interviews - Entwicklung der Fragestellung, Sampling, Erhebung und Auswertung von Interviews, Typenbildung, Theoriebezug der empirischen Ergebnisse - sowohl allgemein erläutert, als auch an einem durchgehenden Forschungsbeispiel, einer biographie- und musiksoziologischen Untersuchung, exemplarisch in der Anwendung gezeigt. Daneben werden die erzähltheoretischen und methodologischen Grundlagen des narrativen Verfahrens, seine Einsatzmöglichkeiten in diversen Forschungsfeldern, auch über den Haupteinsatzbereich Biographieforschung hinaus, sowie die Kritik an der Methode behandelt.
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  • Breaking the Frames: Anthropological Conundrums by Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern

    By Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern

    This booklet argues that the breaking and re-making of frames of research underlie the historical past of theorizing in anthropology. Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew J. Strathern observe that this mode of study hazards fabricating over-essentialized dichotomies among viewpoints. The authors suggest a aware, nuanced, people-centered method of all theorizing-one that avoids overall process techniques (-isms) and recommend that idea may still relate cogently to ethnography. aware anthropology, as this publication envisages it, isn't a particular conception yet a philosophical aspiration for the self-discipline as a whole.

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