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Sociological Landscape

Theories, Realities and Trends

Edited by Dennis Erasga

De La Salle University

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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Sociological LandscapeTheories, Realities and TrendsEdited by Dennis Erasga

Published: March 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2254

ISBN: 978-953-51-0460-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5115-9

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

84233 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

36 Web of Science Citations

35 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biopolitics: Biodiversity as Discourse of Claims

By Dennis S. Erasga


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2. Analysing Social Structures

By Charles Crothers


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3. The Nature-Society Controversy in France: Epistemological and Political Implications

By Florence Rudolf and Claire Grino


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4. Contingency Theoretical Functionalism and the Problem of Functional Differentiation

By Risto Kangas


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5. Economic Sociology: Bringing Back Social Factors

By Andrea Maurer


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6. What is Economic Sociology?

By João Carlos Graça


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7. A Meta-Analysis Framework and Its Application for Exploring the Driving Causes to Social Vulnerability

By Le-Le Zou


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8. Can Sociology Help Us to Live a Better Life ? A Phenomenological Approach to Clinical Sociology

By Massimo Corsale


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9. Sociology's Neglect of Ecological Context

By William R. Catton Jr.


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10. Zoological Collections and the Effects of Scientific Territorialism

By Luana Poliseli and Martin Lindsey Christoffersen


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11. The American Dream and Corporate Executive Fraud

By Freddie Choo and Kim Tan


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12. Education and the Reproduction of Inequalities

By Arnošt Veselý


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13. Small-Scale Entrepreneurship in Modern Italy - An Ethnographic Analysis of Social Embeddedness in the Access to Capital and Credit

By Simone Ghezzi


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14. Labour Relations and Social Movements in the 21st Century

By Elísio Estanque and Hermes Augusto Costa


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15. Exploring the Sociology of Agriculture: Family Farmers in Norway - Future or Past Food Producers?

By Hilde Bjørkhaug


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16. Climate Change and Shifting Technoscientific Agendas

By Fabricio Neves and João Vicente Costa Lima


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17. Religious Participation and Educational Attainment: An Empirical Investigation

By Shishu Zhang


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18. Symbiosis and Exploitation in Sports-Media Interrelations: The Israeli Case of Maccabi Tel-Aviv Basketball Club and the Public Channel

By Eran Shor


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19. Fulfilling the Promise of Sociology: Some Steps for Generating Reflexivity in Organizations

By Marinus Ossewaarde


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20. Food Policy Beyond Neo-Liberalism

By Valeria Sodano


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21. History and Sociology: What is Historical Sociology?

By Jiri Subrt


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