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Against recognition /

by McNay, Lois.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2008Description: vii, 232 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction: against recognition -- 1. Recognition and misrecognition in the psyche -- 2. The politics of recognition -- 3. Narrative and recognition -- 4. Recognition and redistribution -- 5. Beyond recognition: identity and agency. Missing 15 March 2012Summary: "In this original book, Lois McNay argues that the insights of the recognition theorists are undercut by their reliance on an inadequate account of power. Using Bourdieu's relational sociology, McNay develops an alternative account of individual agency that connects identity to structure. By focusing on issues of gender identity and agency, she opens up new pathways to move beyond the oppositions between material and cultural feminisms."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) /

by Australasian Human Development Association.

Publisher: 11/27/2002 09:11:41 2005Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 11/27/2002 09:11:41 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) is a multidisciplinary, non-profit association formed in the early 1980s. Its' goals are to foster and promote research on human development at all stages of the lifespan: prenatal development, infancy and childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The association aims to promote the application of research findings to inform professional practice in various disciplines, as well as to inform social policy concerned with individual development, families and communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Basics of qualitative research : grounded theory procedures and techniques. /

by Strauss, Anselm | Corbin, Juliet.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage 1990Description: 270 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bridges out of poverty : strategies for professionals and communities. /

by Payne, Ruby K | DeVol, Philip | Dreussi Smith, Terie.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: Highlands, TX aha! Process 2005Description: 267 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-267)Summary: Designed for social, health and legal professionals in the United States, this book aims to help such workers understand the hidden rules which shape many aspects of the lives of people in poverty. The authors argue that staff with middle-class backgrounds are largely unaware that their clients belong to a quite different culture, and therefore often overlook the challenges faced and the strengths demonstrated by people living in survival mode . They suggest strategies for achieving better communication, negotiation and understanding - accompanied by exercises and summaries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Common cause : the case for working with our cultural values /

by Crompton, Tom | World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK).

Publisher: London, U.K. World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK) 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 89-96Summary: This report is intended to catalyse debate on current approaches to tackling a wide range of challenges, including global poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss. Whatever the success of civil society organisations in beginning to address such challenges, these often seem to be intractable or worsening. Throughout this report such challenges are referred to, collectively, as 'bigger-than-self' problems. This is to distinguish them from another class of problem: one that it is clearly in an individual's immediate self-interest to invest energy and resources in helping to tackle (for example, an insensitive development in their neighbourhood).Availability: (1)

Contemporary social theory : an introduction /

by Elliot, Anthony.

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2009Description: xvi, 375 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Do it yourself social research : the bestselling practical guide to doing social research projects /

by Wadsworth, Yoland.

Edition: 3rd editionPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2011Description: xii, 204 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Cartoons by Simon KneeboneSummary: This book demystifies the research process, covering all the basics of: where to start; how to manage a research project; methods, techniques and resources; digital tools; interpretation, analysis and reporting. This edition has been thoroughly revised. It covers the use of narrative and dialogue in research, rich research design, and what digital technology can (and can't) contribute to the research process. With its hands-on, no-nonsense approach, Do It Yourself Social Research is an essential resource for anyone doing social research in sociology, social work, education, health, welfare, not-for profit and many other fields.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination. /

by Hart, Chris.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 1998Description: ix, 230 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Bibliography: p.220-223Summary: Presents a guide to researching, preparing and writing a literature review, a major component of research projects.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic sociology : state, market, and society in modern capitalism. /

by Triglia, Carlo.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Blackwell Publishers 2002Description: x, 287 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Handbook of action research : participative inquiry and practice. /

by Reason, Peter (ed.) | Bradbury, Hilary (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2001Description: xlii, 468 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents : Introduction : inquiry and participation in search of a world worthy of human aspiration / Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury -- Part One : Groundings - 1. Theory and practice the mediating discourse / Bjorn Gustavsen -- 2. Participatory (Action) Research in social theory : origins and challenges / Orlando Fals Borda -- 3. Action research in the workplace : the socio-technical perspective / William Pasmore -- 4. Infusing race into the US discourse on Action Research / Ella Edmondson Bell -- 5. Uneven ground : feminisms and action research / Patricia Maguire -- 6. Power and knowledge / John Gaventa and Andrea Cornwall -- 7. Knowledge and participatory research / Peter Park -- 8. Exploring the relevance of critical theory theory for action research : emancipatory action research in the footsteps of Jurgen Habermas / Stephen Kemmis -- 9. Pragmatic action research and the struggle to transform universities into learning communities / Morten Levin and Davydd Greenwood -- 10. The Humanistic approach to action research / John Rowan -- 11. Engaging sympathies : relationship between action research and social constructivism / Yvonna S. Lincoln -- 12. The relationship of 'systems thinking' to action research / Robert Louis Flood -- 13. Action research as the hidden curriculum of the western tradition / Olav Eikeland -- Part Two : Practices - 14. Action science : creating communities of inquiry in communities of practice / Victor J. Friedman -- 15. I wish this were a poem of practices of participatory research / Budd L. Hall -- 16. The practice of co-operative inquiry : research 'with' rather than 'on' people / John Heron and Peter Reason -- 17. Appreciative inquiry : the power of the unconditional positive question / James D. Ludema, David L. Cooperrider and Frank J. Barrett -- 18. Large-group processes as action research / Ann W. Martin -- 19. The use of words : improving enterprises by improving their conversations / Oyvind Palshaugen -- 20. Ethnodrama : constructing participatory, experiential and compelling action research through performance / Jim Mienczakowski and Stephen Morgan -- 21. Clinical inquiry/research / Edgar H. Schein -- 22. Community action research : learning as a community of practitioners, consultants and researchers / Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer -- 23. The practice of action inquiry / William R. Torbert -- 24. The turn to action and the linguistic turn : towards an integrated methodology / Lesley Treleaven -- 25. Educational action research / Ken Zeichner -- Part Three : Exemplars - 26. Working together, learning together : co-operative inquiry in the development of complex practice by teams of social workers / Mark Baldwin -- 27. The Early Mothering Project : what happened when the words 'action research' came to life for a group of midwives / Penelope A. Barrett -- 28. Citizen participation in natural resource management / Yogesh Bhatt and Rajesh Tandon -- 29. Learning with The Natural Step : action research to promote conversations for sustainable development / Hilary Bradbury -- 30. Tranforming lives : towards bicultural competence / Gloria Bravette Gordon -- 31. Action research to develop an interorganizational network / Rupert F. Chisholm -- 32. Transpersonal co-operative inquiry / John Heron -- 33. Using co-operative inquiry to transform evaluation of nursing students' clinical practice / Marcia D. Hills -- 34. Collaborative inquiry with African American community leaders : comments on a participatory action research process / James G. Kelly, Lynne O. Mock and S. Darius Tandon -- 35. Participatory research and education for social change : Highlander Research and Education Center / Helen M. Lewis -- 36. Creative arts and photography in participatory action research in Guatemala / M. Brinton Lykes -- 37. The art of clinical inquiry in information technology-related change / Joe McDonagh and David Coghlan -- 38. The sights and sounds of indigenous knowledge / Timothy Pyrch and Maria Teresa Castillo -- 39. Participatory action research in southern Tanzania, with special reference to women / Marja-Liisa Swantz, Elizabeth Ndedya and Mwajuma Saiddy Masaiganah -- 40. Six street youth who could ... / Elizabeth Whitmore and Colette McKee -- Part Four : Skills - 41. Collaborative off-line reflection : a way to develop skill in action science and action inquiry / Jenny W. Rudolph, Steven S. Taylor and Erica Gabrielle Foldy -- 42. On working with graduate research students / Peter Reason and Judi Marshall -- 43. The mirror, the magnifying glass, the compass and the map : facilitating participatory action research / Yoland Wadsworth -- 44. Self-reflective inquiry practices / Judi Marshall -- 45. The third task of universities or how to get universities to serve their communities! / Goran Brulin -- Conclusion : broadening the brandwidth of validity : issues and choice-points for improving the quality of action research / Hilary Bradbury and Peter Reason.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Happiness : lessons from a new science. /

by Layard, Richard.

Publisher: New York, NY Penguin 2005Description: ix, 310 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-297) and index.Summary: Economist Richard Layard contests the view prevailing among western governments (and many economists) that perfect markets will lead us to the greatest happiness that is possible, given people s wants and resources. In this book he explores the evidence (from psychology, sociology, neuroscience, economics and other disciplines) for what really makes people happy and therefore what steps we should be taking to make live really worth living.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Identity : sociological perspectives /

by Lawler, Steph.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2008Description: vii, 168 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Formerly CIP. Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-159) and index.Summary: "This book will be essential reading on upper-level courses across the social sciences that focus on the compelling issues surrounding identity."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Markets /

by Aspers, Patrik.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2011Description: xiii, 202 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-198) and index.Summary: Our lives have gradually become dominated by markets. They are not only at the heart of capitalistic economies all over the world, but also central in public debates. This insightful book brings together existing knowledge on markets from sociology, economics and anthropology, and systematically investigates the different forms of markets we encounter daily in our social lives. Aspers starts by defining what a market actually is, analyzing its essential elements as well as its necessary preconditions and varied consequences. An important theme in the book is that a whole host of markets are embedded within one other and in social life at large, and Aspers discusses these in the context of other forms of economic coordination, such as networks and organizations. Combining theory with empirical examples, the book cuts to the core of understanding how different markets function, the role they have played in history, and how they come into being. This accessible and theoretically rich book will be essential reading for upper-level students seeking to make sense of markets and their complex role in social life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New theories of welfare. /

by Fitzpatrick, Tony.

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2005Description: xvii, 239 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-236) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Orderly fashion : a sociology of markets /

by Aspers, Patrik.

Publisher: Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2010Description: x, 237 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: For any market to work properly, certain key elements are necessary: competition, pricing, rules, clearly defined offers, and easy access to information. Without these components, there would be chaos. "Orderly Fashion" examines how order is maintained in the different interconnected consumer, producer, and credit markets of the global fashion industry. From retailers in Sweden and the United Kingdom, to producers in India and Turkey, Patrik Aspers focuses on branded garment retailers--chains such as Gap, H&M, Old Navy, Topshop, and Zara. Aspers investigates these retailers' interactions and competition in the consumer market for fashion garments, traces connections between producer and consumer markets, and demonstrates why market order is best understood through an analysis of its different forms of social construction. Emphasizing consumption rather than production, Aspers considers the larger retailers' roles as buyers in the production market of garments, and as potential objects of investment in financial markets. He shows how markets overlap and intertwine and he defines two types of markets - status markets and standard markets. In status markets, market order is related to the identities of the participating actors more than the quality of the goods, whereas in standard markets the opposite holds true. Looking at how identities, products, and values create the ordered economic markets of the global fashion business, "Orderly Fashion" has wide implications for all modern markets, regardless of industry.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Qualitative analysis : practice and innovation. /

by Ezzy, Douglas.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. 2002Description: xvii, 190 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reclaiming development agendas : knowledge, power and international policy making. /

by Utting, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2006Description: xix, 249 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-235) and index. Contents: Introduction: Reclaiming development agendas / Peter Utting -- 1. Challenging the knowledge business / Shalmali Guttal -- 2. The new buzzwords / Andrea Cornwall and Karen Brock -- 3. The search for policy autonomy in the global south / Norman Girvan -- 4. The World Bank as a knowledge agency / John Toye and Richard Toye -- 5. Knowledge management and the global agenda for education / Kenneth King -- 6. The quest for gender equality / Gita Sen -- 7. Global social policy reform / Bob Deacon -- 8. Generating knowledge in the United Nations / Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly and Thomas G. Weiss.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Researching society and culture / [edited by] Clive Seale.

by Seale, Clive.

Edition: 3rd ed.Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, c2012Description: xii, 636 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: 'Researching Society and Culture' provides an introduction to methods and methodology for students in the social sciences and cultural studies.The book concludes with a series of workshop and discussion exercises, tailored to each chapter. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rural poverty in northern New South Wales: research report. /

by New England. University. Department of Sociology.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1974Description: 169p.Notes: Australian Government Commission of Inquiry into Poverty.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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