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Social structure

  • Alternative Lebensstile und Aktivismus in Japanby Julia Obinger

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99

    Eine wachsende Zahl junger Japaner kann und will den ehemals ?idealen? Lebensläufen der japanischen Mittelstandsgesellschaft nicht mehr folgen; die Analyse dieses gesellschaftlichen Wandels beschränkt sich zumeist auf dessen negative Implikationen. In diesem Kontext beleuchtet Julia Obinger eine junge Tokyoter Aktivistengruppe, die sich selbstbewusst... more...

  • Beruf und Privatleben - Ein Vereinbarkeitsproblem?by Sebastian Böhm

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 49.99

    In den letzten drei Jahrzehnten hat sich in Deutschland das Verhältnis von Erwerbsarbeit und Privatleben stark gewandelt. Die traditionelle Verbindung von männlichem Alleinernährermodell und Normalarbeitsverhältnis hat weitestgehend ausgedient. Sowohl Frauen als auch Männer haben heute eine hohe Erwerbsneigung, sie verfolgen vielfältige Karrierepfade... more...

  • Beyond Technocracyby Massimiano Bucchi; Adrian Belton

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 149.00

    Explores the widely debated theme of science and democracy by synthesizing a broad range of public controversies from the U.S. and Europe, including genetically modified food, nuclear development, and stem cell research Offers an original, yet accessible overview of issues raised by the current relationship among scientists, policymakers, and the... more...

  • Bildungseffekte urbaner Räumeby Claudia Tunsch

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99

    Claudia Tunsch nähert sich bildungswissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen raumtheoretisch und entwickelt ein ?bildungstheoretisches Raum-Analyse-Modell?. Die Autorin erörtert ?Raum? als Differenzkategorie und stellt fest, dass Wohnorte bildungsrelevant sind. Unter einer relationalen Raumperspektive untersucht sie Wirkung und Einfluss von ?Räumen? auf (berufliche)... more...

  • Child Welfare in Developing Countriesby John M. Cockburn; Jane Kabubo-Mariara

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 169.00

    Co-published with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Features contributions from local researchers in Africa and South America One of few books to offer empirical analysis and measurement of child poverty more...

  • Children’s Rights and the Capability Approachby Daniel Stoecklin; Jean-Michel Bonvin

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume addresses the conditions allowing the transformation of specific children?s rights into capabilities in settings as different as children?s parliaments, organized leisure activities, contexts of vulnerability, children in care. It addresses theoretical questions linked to children?s agency and reflexivity, education, the life cycle perspective,... more...

  • Civil Societyby Elizabeth Dunn; Chris Hann

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 52.95

    Between kinship ties on the one hand and the state on the other, human beings experience a diversity of social relationships and groupings which in modern western thought have come to be gathered under the label 'civil society'. A liberal-individualist model of civil society has become fashionable in recent years, but what can such a term mean in the... more...

  • Civil Society in the Philippinesby Gerard Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research, this book provides a path-breaking account of civil society in the Philippines. It challenges the widespread belief in political science and development studies literature that civil society in developing countries is an institutional arena in which the poor can challenge and reverse their social,... more...

  • A Comparative Analysis of European Time Transfers between Generations and Gendersby Emilio Zagheni; Marina Zannella; Gabriel Movsesyan; Brittney Wagner

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 54.99

    This comparative study of European time transfers reveals the full extent of transfers in the form of unpaid work and highlights the existence of important gender differences in household time production. A large quantity of goods and services are produced by household members for their own consumption, without involving market transactions. Despite... more...

  • Complexity and Co-evolutionby E. Garnsey; J. McGlade

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Applies ideas and methods from the complexity perspective to key concerns in the social sciences, exploring co-evolutionary processes. more...