The variety of nonreligious humans has elevated dramatically during the last a number of many years, but scholarship at the nonreligious is critically missing. based on this severe hole in wisdom, The Nonreligious offers a entire summation and research of current social clinical study on secular humans and societies. The authors current a radical evaluate of current wisdom whereas additionally drawing upon ongoing study and suggesting how you can increase our realizing of this growing to be inhabitants. providing a study- and data-based exam of the nonreligious, this ebook could be a useful resource of data and a starting place for extra scholarship. Written in transparent, obtainable language that might entice scholars and the more and more normal reader, The Nonreligious presents an impartial and thorough account of proper latest scholarship in the social sciences that bears on lived stories of the nonreligious.
By Mark Rouncefield (Ed.), Peter Tolmie (Ed.)
Bringing jointly the most vital our bodies of study into people's operating practices, this quantity outlines the explicit personality of the ethnomethodological method of paintings, supplying an advent to the main conceptual assets ethnomethodology has drawn upon in its reports, and a collection of important chapters that study how humans paintings from a foundational viewpoint. With contributions from prime specialists within the box, together with Graham Button, John Hughes and Wes Sharrock, "Ethnomethodology at paintings" explores the contribution that ethnomethodological experiences proceed to make to our knowing of the ways that humans truly accomplish paintings from day after day. As such, it is going to attraction not just to these operating within the components of ethnomethodology and dialog research, but additionally to these with pursuits within the sociology of labor and businesses.
By Layla Skinns, Michael Scott, Tony Cox
Fresh occasions from the commercial downturn to weather switch suggest that there hasn't ever been a greater time to be puzzling over and attempting to larger comprehend the idea that of probability. during this ebook, renowned and eminent audio system from fields as various as facts to classics, neuroscience to criminology, politics to astronomy, in addition to audio system embedded within the media and in govt, have positioned their rules down on paper in a sequence of essays that increase our figuring out of the that means of probability. The essays come from the celebrated Darwin university Lecture sequence which, after twenty-five years, is among the preferred public lecture sequence on the collage of Cambridge. the chance lectures in 2010 have been among the preferred but and, in essay shape, they make for a full of life and interesting learn for experts and non-specialists alike.
By Christopher Morris
Mississippi represented the outdated South and all that it stood for--perhaps extra so than the other kingdom. Tracing its lengthy histories of monetary, social, and cultural evolution, Morris takes a detailed and richly precise examine a consultant Southern group: Jefferson Davis's Warren County, within the state's southwestern nook. Drawing on many wills, deeds, courtroom files, and manuscript fabrics, he finds the transformation of a loosely knit, usually Western neighborhood of pioneer homesteaders right into a extraordinarily Southern society according to plantation agriculture, slavery, and a patriarchal social order.
"This considerate, well-written learn without doubt may be generally learn and deservedly influential."--American historic Review.
By S. R. Epstein
This ebook bargains the 1st survey of family members among city and state throughout Europe among the Black demise and the Enlightenment. 13 particularly commissioned chapters provide complete insurance, from Spain to Sweden, and from the Polish Commonwealth to the Netherlands and Italy. each one bankruptcy analyzes its state within the mild of modern debates on kingdom formation, urbanization, protoindustrialization, and the local personality of premodern fiscal progress. The advent discusses the historiographical and theoretical framework for systematic comparability, emphasizing how substitute political configurations may perhaps set nations on diversified paths to progress.
By Jeffrey C. Alexander
In this booklet, one of many world’s top social theorists provides a severe, alarmed, but in addition nuanced knowing of the post-traditional global we inhabit at the present time. Jeffrey Alexander writes approximately modernity as old time and social , but additionally as ideology and utopia. the assumption of modernity embodies the Enlightenment’s noble hopes for growth and rationality, yet its fact brings nice soreness and exposes the harmful impulses that proceed to inspire humankind.
Alexander examines how twentieth-century theorists struggled to realize the Janus-faced personality of modernity, which appears from side to side even as. Weber associated the triumph of worldly asceticism to freeing autonomy but in addition ruthless domination, describing flights from clarification as systemic and unsafe. Simmel pointed to the otherness haunting modernity, whilst he normalized the stranger. Eisenstadt celebrated Axial Age transcendence, yet said its expanding skill for barbarity. Parsons heralded American group, yet overlooked modernity’s fragmentations.
instead of trying to get to the bottom of modernity’s contradictions, Alexander argues that social concept may still settle for its Janus-faced personality. it's a harmful myth to imagine that modernity can get rid of evil. Civil inclusion and anti-civil exclusion are intertwined. Alexander enumerates harmful frictions endemic to modernity, yet he additionally indicates new traces of social amelioration and emotional repair.
By Joannah Caborn Wengler, Britta Hoffarth, Łukasz Kumięga
Seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre hat sich im deutschsprachigen Raum quer durch die verschiedenen sozial- und geisteswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen eine lebendige Szene der diskurstheoretisch begründeten empirischen Diskurs- und Dispositivforschung entwickelt. Vor diesem Hintergrund zielt die interdisziplinär angelegte Reihe durch die Veröffentlichung von Studien und Diskussionsbeiträgen auf eine weitere Profilschärfung der Diskursforschung. Die aufgenommenen und aufzunehmenden Veröffentlichungen sind im gesamten Spektrum sozialwissenschaftlicher Diskursforschung und angrenzenden Disziplinen verortet. Die einzelnen Bände beschäftigen sich mit theoretischen und methodologischen Grundlagen, methodischen Umsetzungen und empirischen Ergebnissen der Diskurs- und Dispositivforschung. Zudem kommt deren Verhältnis zu anderen Theorieprogrammen und Vorgehensweisen in den Blick. Veröffentlicht werden sowohl empirische Studien wie theoretisch oder methodologisch ausgerichtete Monographien wie auch Diskussionsbände zu spezifischen Themen.