Explaining Social Processes

choice but to analyze transformative processes and to keep a grip on complexity at least until I could see what features of those processes required explanation. Explaining variable rural responses to the Revolution, it turned out, ...

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Author: Charles Tilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317259893

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Built upon decades of experience at the frontiers of history and social science, Charles Tilly's newest book offers innovative methods and approaches that are applicable in a wide range of disciplines: politics, sociology, anthropology, history, economics, and more. The book covers approaches to analysis ranging from interpersonal exchanges to world-historical changes-economic, political, and social. He shows how a thoroughgoing relational account of social processes, coupled with the careful identification of causal mechanisms, illuminates variation and change in the ways people live at the small scale and the large.

Explaining Social Processes

The theory of the German sociologist Niklas Luhmann represents a particular approach to the issue of social evolution, social development, and its ongoing processes. The author avoids the issue of human actors by not considering human ...

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Author: Jiří Šubrt

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030521837

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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This textbook considers understanding social processes to be the main task of sociology. From this perspective its authors demonstrate and explain problems which they consider to be crucial for contemporary social science. These are topics of a theoretical and epistemological nature, which are nevertheless closely connected with social development and issues arising from it. The book moves from the more general theoretical questions and dilemmas raised by key social thinkers, such as those connected with the concepts of actor, agency, institutions, structures and systems. It then leads to theoretical reflections on long-term developmental processes associated with the phenomena of power and life in current societies, including globalization, identities, migration, etc. It provides a comprehensive approach to the essential questions of sociology. Lucidly written and including the latest sociological perspectives, this book will find wide appeal among social science students and researchers, and is also for the socially aware general reader.

Explaining Social Processes

These are topics of a theoretical and epistemological nature, which are nevertheless closely connected with social development and issues arising from it.

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Author: Jiří Šubrt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030521826

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 890

This textbook considers understanding social processes to be the main task of sociology. From this perspective its authors demonstrate and explain problems which they consider to be crucial for contemporary social science. These are topics of a theoretical and epistemological nature, which are nevertheless closely connected with social development and issues arising from it. The book moves from the more general theoretical questions and dilemmas raised by key social thinkers, such as those connected with the concepts of actor, agency, institutions, structures and systems. It then leads to theoretical reflections on long-term developmental processes associated with the phenomena of power and life in current societies, including globalization, identities, migration, etc. It provides a comprehensive approach to the essential questions of sociology. Lucidly written and including the latest sociological perspectives, this book will find wide appeal among social science students and researchers, and is also for the socially aware general reader.

Human Behavior and Social Processes

ices, of institutional services of various kinds, which have become an integral part of the allocation process. For segments of the population and for neighborhood areas, considerations of location and access are needed to explain ...

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Author: Arnold M. Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136275944

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology

of social process has increased our understanding of why crime occurs in particular behavior settings, ... In answer to the question of whether social process is necessary for explaining crime, which was posed in the title, ...

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Author: Gerben J.N. Bruinsma

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190279714

Category: Social Science

Page: 904

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The study of how the environment, local geography, and physical locations influence crime has a long history that stretches across many research traditions. These include the neighborhood effects approach developed in the 1920s, the criminology of place, and a newer approach that attends to the perception of crime in communities. Aided by new technologies and improved data-reporting in recent decades, research in environmental criminology has developed rapidly within each of these approaches. Yet research in the subfield remains fragmented and competing theories are rarely examined together. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology takes a unique approach and synthesizes the contributions of existing methods to better integrate the subfield as a whole. Gerben J.N. Bruinsma and Shane D. Johnson have assembled a cast of top scholars to provide an in-depth source for understanding how and why physical setting can influence the emergence of crime, affect the environment, and impact individual or group behavior. The contributors address how changes in the environment, global connectivity, and technology provide more criminal opportunities and new ways of committing old crimes. They also explore how crimes committed in countries with distinct cultural practices like China and West Africa might lead to different spatial patterns of crime. This is a state-of-the-art compendium on environmental criminology that reflects the diverse research and theory developed across the western world.

Urbanization as a Social Process

explain little or nothing about the way in which relationships are organized , and so my employment of ' urbanization ' is different . As will be explained briefly in Chapter 1 , I use it to refer wholly and specifically to social ...

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Author: Kenneth Little

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415329949

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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Urbanization is probably the most important process taking place in African countries. This book provides a lucid and informative study of the significance of urbanization for social change in sub-Saharan Africa, which has vital implications for all developing regions. Originally published in 1974.

Criminology Theories Patterns and Typologies

Explains why some juvenile offenders do not become adult criminals. Develops concepts of criminal careers. CHAPTER 7 SOCIAL PROCESS THEORIES: SOCIALIZATION AND SOCIETY 259 Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act 260 PART TWO Theories of.

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Author: Larry J. Siegel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337514910

Category: Education

Page: 640

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The bestselling text on the market -- now in its thirteenth edition -- CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. In addition to its unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, the text is unrivaled in its strong research base and currency. The chapters in Part Three (Crime Typologies) cover some of the hottest issues in the field today: ISIL and terrorism, mass shootings, green crime, transnational crime, and cybercrime. Packed with real-world illustrations, the thirteenth edition is completely updated and includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Dr. Siegel encourages students to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Explaining Inequalities in School Achievement

The Weberian insistence that social processes are explained when they are understood negates the value of any attempt to specify the distinguishing character of sociological explanation. Boudon's methodological individualism is ...

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Author: Roy Nash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317137672

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Inequalities in educational opportunity have been a persistent feature of all school systems for generations, with conventional explanations of differences in educational attainment tending to be reduced to either quantitative or non-quantitative 'list' theories. In this groundbreaking book, Roy Nash argues that a realist framework for the sociological explanation of educational group differences can, and must be, constructed. A move to such an explanatory framework will allow us to take into account the social influences of early childhood development, the later emergence of social identities, and the nature of the social class impact of educational and career decision-making. By building on the critical analyses of the theories of Bourdieu, Boudon and Bernstein, this book makes a vital contribution to the current policy and theoretical debate about the causes of educational inequality.

Social Processes

Thus, we must distinguish between those who violate social norms and those who are conferred the status of deviants. ... Explaining stigmatization is not the same as explaining norm violation. ... Labeling as a Social Process.

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Author: Tamotsu Shibutani

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595144907

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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An introductory textbook to sociology.

Handbook of Computational Social Science Volume 1

Second, as explained previously, computational modeling is a useful tool to investigate and validate one's hypotheses about cognitive processes. If existing work should not provide the right or all necessary information on the desired ...

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Author: Uwe Engel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000448610

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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The Handbook of Computational Social Science is a comprehensive reference source for scholars across multiple disciplines. It outlines key debates in the field, showcasing novel statistical modeling and machine learning methods, and draws from specific case studies to demonstrate the opportunities and challenges in CSS approaches. The Handbook is divided into two volumes written by outstanding, internationally renowned scholars in the field. This first volume focuses on the scope of computational social science, ethics, and case studies. It covers a range of key issues, including open science, formal modeling, and the social and behavioral sciences. This volume explores major debates, introduces digital trace data, reviews the changing survey landscape, and presents novel examples of computational social science research on sensing social interaction, social robots, bots, sentiment, manipulation, and extremism in social media. The volume not only makes major contributions to the consolidation of this growing research field but also encourages growth in new directions. With its broad coverage of perspectives (theoretical, methodological, computational), international scope, and interdisciplinary approach, this important resource is integral reading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers engaging with computational methods across the social sciences, as well as those within the scientifi c and engineering sectors.