Resiliency Enhancement by Elaine Norman

By Elaine Norman

The strengths standpoint is a brand new concentration in social paintings this present day, yet before little has been performed to maneuver this concentration past the world of theoretical discourse. In Resiliency Enhancement, Elaine Norman and her colleagues bridge the space among conception and implementation to demonstrate how resiliency enhancement -strengthening an individual?s skill to operate effectively even within the presence of significant lifestyles stressors -enables social staff to place the strengths standpoint effectively into perform for his or her consumers. Resiliency relies on a typical middle of character features and inclinations that permit hugely under pressure folks to take care of a feeling of competence and keep an eye on of their lives. extra components give a contribution to a winning individual?s higher resiliency: the kinfolk interplay procedure and the paintings and group milieu. The participants to this quantity convey how the social employee can use interventions to target bettering these resiliency elements in a manner that would intensify the optimistic and placed the strengths version to paintings for the customer.

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Culture in Minds and Societies: Foundations of Cultural by Jaan Valsiner

By Jaan Valsiner

Briefly, Culture in Minds and Societies: Foundations of Cultural Psychology provides a brand new examine the connection among humans and society, produces a semiotic thought of cultural psychology and offers a dynamic therapy of tradition in human lives. This ebook makes a decisive holiday from the post-modernist theoretical framework that considers wisdom as neighborhood and situation-specific. It restores the aim of development of basic wisdom to the social sciences. whereas spotting the individuality of all human own event from beginning to loss of life, it emphasizes the universality of cultural association of human minds and societies.

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The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the by Helena Wulff

By Helena Wulff

Writing is essential to anthropology, yet which genres are anthropologists anticipated to grasp within the twenty first century? This ebook explores how anthropological writing shapes the highbrow content material of the self-discipline and educational careers. First, chapters determine the various writing genres and contexts anthropologists really have interaction with. moment, this publication argues for the usefulness and necessity of taking heavily the belief of writing as a craft and of writing throughout and inside of genres in new methods. even supposing educational writing is an anthropologist's fundamental style, in addition they write in lots of others, from drafting administrative texts and submitting reviews to composing ethnographically encouraged journalism and fiction.

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Parmenides and the history of dialectic : three essays by Parmenides.; Parmenides.; Austin, Scott

By Parmenides.; Parmenides.; Austin, Scott

It is a examine of Greek philosophical procedure because it impacts modern philosophical concerns. What was once detailed in regards to the approach to Parmenides, the inventor of philosophical argument as we all know it? How did Parmenides' process have an effect on Plato's dialectic, which used to be speculated to give you the method to all final philosophical difficulties? How, in flip, did Plato impression Hegel and our next culture? there are numerous stories of Parmenides' textual content, its philosophical content material, and its impression. This research goals to do whatever assorted, to examine the shape of the argument, the scope of its confident and detrimental language, the balanced constitution its writer generates, and the transparent parallels with Plato's Parmenides. alongside the best way, Austin considers concerns like those: was once Parmenides, an absolute monist, entitled to talk in any respect, and in lots of destructive phrases at that? How did he imagine that his personal language regarding the truth that he was once attempting to describe? What was once his suggestion of using metaphor? What logical concepts did he invent? Has his kind of philosophy come to an end?"

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Unifying Political Methodology: The Likelihood Theory of by Gary King

By Gary King

One of the hallmarks of the improvement of political technological know-how as a self-discipline has been the construction of latest methodologies through students in the discipline--methodologies which are well-suited to the research of political information. Gary King has been a pacesetter within the improvement of those new techniques to the research of political facts. In his ebook, Unifying Political Methodology, King exhibits how the possibility conception of inference bargains a unified method of statistical modeling for political learn and therefore allows us to higher learn the large quantity of information political scientists have amassed through the years. Newly reissued, this booklet is a landmark within the improvement of political method and maintains to problem students and spark controversy.
"Gary King's Unifying Political Methodology is straight away an advent to the chance concept of statistical inference and an evangelist's demand us to alter our methods of doing political technique. One needn't settle for the altar name to profit greatly from the ebook, however the highbrow debate over the decision for reformation could be the long-lasting contribution of the work."
--Charles Franklin, American Political technology Review
"King's booklet is among the basically current books which take care of political method in a transparent and constant framework. the cloth in it really is now and may stay crucial interpreting for all critical scholars and researchers in political methodology." --R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Tech-nology
Gary King is Professor of presidency, Harvard college. one of many best thinkers in political method, he's the writer of A method to the Ecological Inference challenge: Reconstructing person habit from mixture Data and different books and articles.

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A Companion to Digital Humanities by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, Visit Amazon's John Unsworth

By Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, Visit Amazon's John Unsworth Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, John Unsworth,

This Companion offers a radical, concise evaluation of the rising box of humanities computing.

  • Contains 37 unique articles written by way of leaders within the box.
  • Addresses the important matters shared by way of these drawn to the topic.
  • Major sections specialize in the adventure of specific disciplines in utilising computational the right way to study difficulties; the elemental ideas of humanities computing; particular functions and techniques; and construction, dissemination and archiving.
  • Accompanied by means of an internet site that includes supplementary fabrics, commonplace readings within the box and essays to be integrated in destiny variations of the spouse.

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Quantifying Theory: Pierre Bourdieu by Karen Robson, Chris Sanders

By Karen Robson, Chris Sanders

Pierre Bourdieu’s contributions to the speculation and perform of social learn are a long way achieving. probably the main fashionable sociologist lately, his paintings has touched on a myriad of subject matters and has stimulated students in a number of disciplines. all through Bourdieu’s paintings, emphasis is put on the linkage among the perform of social examine and its courting to social thought. This booklet honours Bourdieu’s dedication to the inextricable courting among social concept and study in social technology. during this quantity, authors from worldwide make the most of key techniques coined by way of Bourdieu, particularly his inspiration of capitals, habitus, and the sector, and try and try out them utilizing quantitative survey info. the point of interest of this quantity is how researchers can take key parts of Bourdieu’s paintings and observe them to the research of quantitative facts on a number of themes. through the quantity, problems with the potential interpretations of innovations and dimension validity are centred upon in a language that may be preferred via new and skilled researchers alike. This quantity turns out to be useful for classes the place the linkage among thought and examine is emphasised, at either the higher undergraduate and basic postgraduate point. as well as serving as a educating instrument, the articles in the quantity can be worthwhile to any student drawn to operating with Bourdieu’s recommendations in quantitative learn.

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Remembering the 1980 Turkish Military Coup d‘État: Memory, by Elifcan Karacan

By Elifcan Karacan

In her learn reports, Elifcan Karacan exhibits the relation among trauma, violence and reminiscence with a particular concentrate on the occasions contemplating the 1980 army Coup d‘État in Turkey. in response to collective reminiscence theories and cultural trauma theories, the writer makes a speciality of the reconstruction of the earlier in current instances and reminiscence practices, akin to commemorations, anniversaries, building of memory-places (museums). This booklet seeks for an realizing of collective reminiscence inside person narrations and mnemonic practices by utilizing narrative interviews and biographical case reconstruction equipment.

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How to Build Social Science Theories by Pamela J. Shoemaker

By Pamela J. Shoemaker

As elementary as its title, How to construct Social technology Theories sidesteps the well-traveled highway of theoretical exam by way of demonstrating how new theories originate and the way they're elaborated. crucial analyzing for college students of social technological know-how study, this publication strains theories from their such a lot rudimentary construction blocks (terminology and definitions) via multivariable theoretical statements, types, the position of creativity in thought construction, and the way theories are used and evaluated. Authors Pamela J. Shoemaker, James William Tankard, Jr., and Dominic L. Lasorsa intend to enhance learn in lots of components of the social sciences via making examine extra theory-based and theory-oriented.

The publication starts with a dialogue of options and their theoretical and operational definitions. It then proceeds to theoretical statements, together with hypotheses, assumptions, and propositions.  Theoretical statements want theoretical linkages and operational linkages; this dialogue starts off with bivariate relationships, in addition to three-variable, four-variable, and extra multivariate relationships.  The authors additionally commit chapters to the inventive portion of theory-building and the way to guage theories.

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Qualitative Forschung: Ein Überblick by Thomas Brüsemeister

By Thomas Brüsemeister

Dieses Buch stellt Grundzüge von fünf Verfahren der qualitativen Forschung vergleichend vor:
· qualitative Einzelfallstudien,
· narratives Interview,
· Grounded Theory,
· ethnomethodologische Konversationsanalyse
· und objektive Hermeneutik.
Die Darstellung beginnt mit qualitativen Einzelfallstudien, bei denen Beschreibungen von Daten im Mittelpunkt stehen. Am Ende werden Methoden diskutiert, die ihren Gegenstand stärker theoretisch deuten. Alle Verfahren werden weitgehend aus Sicht der Anwendungspraxis geschildert.

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