A Good Book In Theory

This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the process of social inquiry and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry, offering a strong foundation in critical thinking that is ...

A Good Book  In Theory

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442606681

Page: 206

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This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the process of social inquiry and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry, offering a strong foundation in critical thinking that is rooted in the social sciences but maintains relevance across the disciplines.

A Good Book In Theory

An interesting idea, in theory -- Theory matters -- But how do you know?

A Good Book  In Theory

Author: James Cairns

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442600772

Page: 240

View: 425

An interesting idea, in theory -- Theory matters -- But how do you know? -- You are here : mapping social relations -- The real world : making sense of perceptions -- Nature and culture : the social construction of distinctions -- Making time : clocking social relations -- Conclusion : the politics of social theory

A Good Book in Theory

This book is designed to introduce readers to the joys and challenges of theoretical thinking.

A Good Book  in Theory

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115368

Page: 174

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This book is designed to introduce readers to the joys and challenges of theoretical thinking. It begins by encouraging reflection of informal everyday theorizing, showing that theoretical thinking is an important feature of human activity. A focus on key themes'the politics of the classroom, the notion of what is "real," what is "natural," and how time is measured'allows Sears to draw out important elements of social theory in a way that makes it relevant and interesting to students. Creative exercises bring the issues to life and help hone critical thinking and writing skills. In the process, Sears offers an engaging and accessible guide through the complex world of social theory and lays a solid foundation for further study. Special Combined Price: A Good Book, In Theory: A Guide to Theoretical Thinking may be ordered together with Social Theory: Continuity and Confrontation, second edition at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-55402-291-5. Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies. Restricted titles remain available to adopters and to academics very likely to adopt in the coming semester. When adoption possibilities are less strong and/or further in the future, academics are requested to purchase the title, with the proviso that UTP Higher Education will happily refund the purchase price if the book is indeed adopted.

A Good Book in Theory

This book is designed to introduce readers to the joys and challenges of theoretical thinking.

A Good Book  in Theory

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781442600386

Page: 176

View: 607

This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the process of social inquiry and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry, offering a strong foundation in critical thinking that is rooted in the social sciences but maintains relevance across the disciplines.

Social Capital

The volume is divided into three parts. The first segment clarifies social capital as a concept and explores its theoretical and operational bases.

Social Capital

Author: Nan Lin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202368948

Page: 333

View: 836

Leading scholars in the field of social networks from diverse disciplines present the first systematic and comprehensive collection of current theories and empirical research on the informal connections that individuals have for support, help, and information from other people. Expanding on concepts originally formulated by Pierre Bourdieu and James Coleman, this seminal work will find an essential place with educators and students in the fields of social networks, rational choice theory, institutions, and the socioeconomics of poverty, labor markets, social psychology, and race. The volume is divided into three parts. The first segment clarifies social capital as a concept and explores its theoretical and operational bases. Additional segments provide brief accounts that place the development of social capital in the context of the family of capital theorists, and identify some critical but controversial perspectives and statements regarding social capital in the literature. The editors then make the argument for the network perspective, why and how such a perspective can clarify controversies and advance our understanding of a whole range of instrumental and expressive outcomes. Social Capital further provides a forum for ongoing research programs initiated by social scientists working at the crossroads of formal theory and new methods. These scholars and programs share certain understandings and approaches in their analyses of social capital. They argue that social networks are the foundation of social capital. Social networks simultaneously capture individuals and social structure, thus serving as a vital conceptual link between actions and structural constraints, between micro- and macro-level analyses, and between relational and collective dynamic processes. They are further cognizant of the dual significance of the "structural" features of the social networks and the "resources" embedded in the networks as defining elements of social capital. Nan Lin is professor of sociology, Duke University. Karen Cook is Ray Lyman Wilber Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Stanford University. Ronald S. Burt is Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Theory and Principles of Education

Contents: Meaning, Nature and Scope of Education, Objectives and Aims of Education, Definition, Nature and Scope of Philosophy, Major Philosophies, Role of Elders, Different Theories, Role of Education in Democracy, Role of Education in ...

Theory and Principles of Education

Author: A.R. Rather

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788171418176

Page: 264

View: 519

Contents: Meaning, Nature and Scope of Education, Objectives and Aims of Education, Definition, Nature and Scope of Philosophy, Major Philosophies, Role of Elders, Different Theories, Role of Education in Democracy, Role of Education in Socialism, Role of Education in Secularism, Education and Culture Development, Social Change and Role of Education, National and Emotional Integration by Education.

The Good and the Good Book

Samuel Fleischacker offers a powerful defence of revealed religion, and reconciles it with science and liberal morality.

The Good and the Good Book

Author: Samuel Fleischacker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198733070

Page: 164

View: 244

Religions that centre around a revelation - or a 'good book', which is seen as God's word - are widely regarded as irrational and dangerous, based on outdated science and conducive to illiberal, inhumane moral attitudes. Samuel Fleischacker offers a powerful defence of revealed religion, and reconciles it with science and liberal morality.

The Literary in Theory

This work explores the role of the literary in theory, with wide-ranging analysis of key concepts and disciplinary practices.

The Literary in Theory

Author: Jonathan D. Culler

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804753746

Page: 276

View: 145

This work explores the role of the literary in theory, with wide-ranging analysis of key concepts and disciplinary practices.

A Theory of the Good and the Right

Developing the concept of a moral code and defining "Morally right" actions by rational persons, this book discusses important traditional philosophical inquiries about what is good and right through analyses of contemporary psychological ...

A Theory of the Good and the Right

Author: Richard B. Brandt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198247449

Page: 362

View: 308

Developing the concept of a moral code and defining "Morally right" actions by rational persons, this book discusses important traditional philosophical inquiries about what is good and right through analyses of contemporary psychological theories of action and motivation.

Elements of Information Theory

The Second Edition features: Chapters reorganized to improve teaching 200 new problems New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity Updated references Now current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of ...

Elements of Information Theory

Author: Thomas M. Cover

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118585771

Page: 776

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The latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem sets and material The Second Edition of this fundamental textbook maintains the book's tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. Readers are provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics, physics, statistics, and information theory. All the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. The authors provide readers with a solid understanding of the underlying theory and applications. Problem sets and a telegraphic summary at the end of each chapter further assist readers. The historical notes that follow each chapter recap the main points. The Second Edition features: * Chapters reorganized to improve teaching * 200 new problems * New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity * Updated references Now current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of Information Theory remains the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering, statistics, and telecommunications.

Good City Form

Good City Form is both a summation and an extension of his vision, ahigh point from which he views cities past and possible.First published in hardcover under the titleA Theory of Good City Form Lynch looks at connections between human ...

Good City Form

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262620468

Page: 514

View: 834

With the publication of The Image of the City in 1959, Kevin Lynch embarked upon theprocess of exploring city form. Good City Form is both a summation and an extension of his vision, ahigh point from which he views cities past and possible.First published in hardcover under the titleA Theory of Good City Form

The Democratic Imagination

This book brings the question of democracy out of the halls of political power and home to our daily lives, pitting "official democracy" and "democracy from below" against one another in a lively debate.

The Democratic Imagination

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605308

Page: 224

View: 772

Democracy is very much an open question in the early twenty-first century. While voter participation declines in many traditional democracies, new movements for democracy are emerging around the world. This book brings the question of democracy out of the halls of political power and home to our daily lives, pitting "official democracy" and "democracy from below" against one another in a lively debate. For more information see www.democraticimagination.com.

Social Theory Power and identity in the global era

Social Theory: Power and Identity in the Global Era offers students substantial selections from the classic and standard texts alongside unusual and thought-provoking examples of theory in action.

Social Theory  Power and identity in the global era

Author: Roberta Garner

Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551116648

Page: 318

View: 351

Social Theory: Power and Identity in the Global Era offers students substantial selections from the classic and standard texts alongside unusual and thought-provoking examples of theory in action.

Toward a Theory of Instruction

And a theory of instruction - and this book is a series of exercises in such a theory - is in effect a theory of how growth and development are assisted by diverse means.

Toward a Theory of Instruction

Author: Jerome Seymour Bruner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674897014

Page: 176

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Instruction is an effort to assist or to shape growth. In devising instruction for the young, one would be ill advised indeed to ignore what is known about growth, its constraints and opportunities. And a theory of instruction - and this book is a series of exercises in such a theory - is in effect a theory of how growth and development are assisted by diverse means.

The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory

This handbook provides a comprehensive and state-of-art overview of the debate in value theory.

The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory

Author: Iwao Hirose

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199959307

Page: 448

View: 333

Questions about value are important in many contexts. Value theory, or axiology, studies which things are good or bad, how good or bad they are, and, most fundamentally, what it is for a thing to be good or bad. This handbook provides a comprehensive and state-of-art overview of the debate in value theory.

Game Theory and Strategy

This book pays careful attention to applications of game theory in a wide variety of disciplines.

Game Theory and Strategy

Author: Philip D. Straffin, Jr

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883856376

Page: 244

View: 805

This book pays careful attention to applications of game theory in a wide variety of disciplines. The applications are treated in considerable depth. The book assumes only high school algebra, yet gently builds to mathematical thinking of some sophistication. Game Theory and Strategy might serve as an introduction to both axiomatic mathematical thinking and the fundamental process of mathematical modelling. It gives insight into both the nature of pure mathematics, and the way in which mathematics can be applied to real problems.