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Social systems

  • The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychologyby Thomas M. Holtgraves

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    Language pervades everything we do as social beings. It is, in fact, difficult to disentangle language from social life, and hence its importance is often missed. The emergence of new communication technologies makes this even more striking. People come to "know" one another through these interactions without ever having met face-to-face.... more...

  • Gesellschaftstheorie zwischen Autologie und Ontologieby Michael Beetz

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Anhand des spannungsreichen Wechselspiels von »Autologie« und »Ontologie« arbeitet dieses Buch Konvergenzen und Konfliktlinien des gesellschaftstheoretischen Diskurses heraus. Ausgehend vom ersten expliziten Begründungsversuch der Soziologie durch Auguste Comte problematisiert Michael Beetz die zwischen Sozialtechnologie und soziologischer Aufklärung... more...

  • Der selbständige Mensch und die Konstruktion seiner eigenen Welt.by Klaus-Peter Reuthal; Harry Reinhardt

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 24.51

    Die Autoren lassen mit Hilfe unterschiedlicher Theorien wie Konstruktivismus, System- und Kommunikationstheorie ein konsistentes Bild der menschlichen Wahrnehmung entstehen. Ziel ist es zu zeigen, dass die individuelle Wahrnehmung eine eigene Welt kreiert, die man jedoch durch eine andere Wahrnehmung jederzeit ändern kann. Werden hierfür im ersten... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalismby Mr Duncan Ivison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 170.00

    This Companion brings together a collection of new essays by leading and emerging scholars in the humanities and social sciences on some of the key issues facing multiculturalism today. It offers scholars and students a clear account of the leading theories and critiques of multiculturalism that have developed over the past twenty-five years and a... more...

  • Funktionssysteme der Gesellschaftby Günter Burkart

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Der prominent besetzte Band versammelt Beiträge zu den Funktionssystemen der Gesellschaft und diskutiert auf diese Weise die Aktualität der Luhmannschen Systemtheorie. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Uwe Schimank, Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, Alois Hahn und Hartmut Esser. more...

  • Legitimization in World Societyby Professor Kathya Araujo; Professor Aldo Mascareño

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    From a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, this book explores the manner in which legitimization can be constructed by people, groups or institutions under the contemporary pressures and possibilities of modern world society. Drawing on cosmopolitan theory, postcolonial sociology, systems theory, and historical sociology, it engages... more...

  • Drift into Failureby Professor Sidney Dekker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 29.95

    This book explores complexity theory and systems thinking to better understand how complex systems drift into failure. It studies sensitive dependence on initial conditions, unruly technology, tipping points, diversity - and finds that failure emerges opp more...

  • Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysisby Salvatore Babones; Christopher Chase-Dunn

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 225.00

    World-systems analysis has developed rapidly over the past thirty years. Today's students and junior scholars come to world-systems analysis as a well-established approach spanning all of the social sciences. The best world-systems scholarship, however, is spread across multiple methodologies and more than half a dozen academic disciplines. Aiming... more...

  • The Radical Luhmannby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    In The Radical Luhmann, Hans-Georg Moeller focuses on Luhmann's paradigm shift from philosophy to theory, which introduced new perspectives on the contemporary world. Boldly breaking with the heritage of Western thought, Luhmann denied the central role of humans in social theory, particularly the possibility of autonomous agency. In this way, after... more...

  • The Dawning Age of Cooperationby Gordon E. Moss

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 22.95

    Rugged individualism is great for legendary heroes, but does it really shape a society that can endure for the long term? A massive social transformation is underway, driven by technology; it requires and is pushing us toward a cooperative culture. Our American competitive, individualistic culture is outmoded and increasingly ineffective. This book... more...