Social Sciences

Sociological Landscape - Theories, Realities and Trends

Edited by Dennis Erasga, ISBN 978-953-51-0460-5, 428 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 28, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2254

More than the usual academic textbook, the present volume presents sociology as terrain that one can virtually traverse and experience. Each version of the sociological imagination captured by the chapter essays takes the readers to the realm of the taken-for-granted (such as zoological collections, food, education, entrepreneurship, religious participation, etc.) and the extraordinary (the likes of organizational fraud, climate change, labour relations, multiple modernities, etc.) - altogether presumed to be problematic and yet possible. Using the sociological perspective as the frame of reference, the readers are invited to interrogate the realities and trends which their social worlds relentlessly create for them, allowing them in return, to discover their unique locations in their cultures' social map.

Dr. Dennis Erasga

De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines

Dennis Erasga is Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology at the De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila, Philippines. He is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow (Biography as Mirror of Society, 2006) and has published extensively on postmodern social theory, critical ethnography and environmental discourse. His “Rice-Based History of Environmental Discourse in the Philippines, 1946-2005” will be published later in 2012. He obtained his PhD in Environmental Science from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Philippines and currently teaching graduate and undergraduate theory and sociology courses at the Behavioral Sciences Department, De La Salle University.

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  • Sociological Landscape - Theories, Realities and Trends

    More than the usual academic textbook, the present volume presents sociology as terrain that one can virtually traverse and experience. Each version of the sociological imagination captured by the chapter essays takes the readers to the realm of the taken-for-granted (such as zoological collections, food, education, entrepreneurship, religious participation, etc.) and the extraordinary (the likes of organizational fraud, climate change, labour relations, multiple modernities, etc.) - altogether presumed to be problematic and yet possible. Using the sociological perspective as the frame of reference, the readers are invited to interrogate the realities and trends which their social worlds relentlessly create for them, allowing them in return, to discover their unique locations in their cultures' social map.

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