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Author : Hansfried Kellner
Frank W. Heuberger
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release : 1994
Page : 224
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9781412825092
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In the early 1970s many social scientists and critics noted the emergence of a new elite based on the "Knowledge Industry" and pitted against the old business-based middle class both politically and culturally. This work attempts to delineate the features of the New Class phenomenon and map its structural location in contemporary American and Western European societies.


Author : Brigitte Berger
Publisher : Ics Press
Release : 1991
Page : 242
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Frank W. Heuberger
Laura L. Nash
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release :
Page : 261
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9781412816076
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As business practices increasingly move to humanize the workplace, boundaries between private and public life are undergoing redefinition. Nowhere in contemporary business are the boundaries shifting more rapidly than in the area of human resource services. In the past decade, the growth of corporate programs to address social needs among employees has been explosive. A Fatal Embrace? defines reasons for this phenomenon, which has become a significant trend in professional management in Western societies. A Fatal Embrace? is directed at the current proliferation of personal development programs to improve and spur growth in employees' capabilities. Such services include health benefits, family-care arrangements, employee assistance programs, and leadership training. This trend reflects an underlying assumption that the corporation is responsible for promoting a symbiosis of person and economics. By helping employees become healthier, more relaxed, and more creative, the corporation develops stronger economic performers. A Fatal Embrace? will serve as a catalyst for further research and analysis in the area of human resource programs and is an important book to be read by economists, sociologists, and professionals in business and management.


Author : David Ashley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-08
Page : 288
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0429968566
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This book, beginning with an analysis of how changes in the global economy are affecting the lives of ordinary Americans, suggests that the postmodern condition can be likened to the balkanization of culture and society and the "Brazilianization" of politics and the economy.


Author : S. Kott
J. Droux
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-03-20
Page : 346
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1137291966
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Based on the case of the ILO, both as an actor and driver of international social policy, this collection explores the internationalization process of social rights, in a number of national and international contexts. This collection brings together a variety of new scholarship by a group of highly qualified and internationally renowned scholars.


Author : Sebastian M. Buettner
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-23
Page : 268
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 113645943X
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Regional development strategies are becoming more similar all around Europe, even though regional differences are more pronounced than ever and many European regions have become more autonomous actors. This thesis of a peculiar standardized diversification of sub-national space in the modern European Union is the point of departure of this book. Based upon the analytical premises of Stanford School Sociological Institutionalism, Sebastian M. Büttner studies regional mobilization in contemporary Europe from a new and innovative perspective. He highlights the importance of scientific expertise and global scientific models in contemporary regional development practice, and exemplifies their significance with the example of region-building in Poland in the course of EU integration. This new wave of regional mobilization is not just conceived as an effect of local, national or European politics, but as an expression of a larger conceptual shift in governing society and space. This well researched and clearly argued book not only provides fresh insights into region-building and regionalization in contemporary European space, but also contributes to the new sociology of Europeanization. It will be an illuminating read for scholars and students in Sociology, European and EU studies, International Relations, Cultural Studies, Geography, Regional Science, Polish Studies and related subject areas.


Author : Engin F Isin
Patricia K Wood
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 1999-12-07
Page : 189
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780761958291
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Through a detailed introductory discussion of the relation between the civil and the political, and between recognition and representation, this book provides a comprehensive vocabulary for understanding citizenship. It uses the work of T H Marshall to frame the critical interrogation of how ethnic, technological, ecological, cosmopolitan, sexual and cultural rights relate to citizenship. The authors show how the civil, political and social meanings of citizenship have been redefined by postmodernization and globalization.


Author : Justin O’Connor
Derek Wynne
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-07-05
Page : 282
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 135193533X
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Each of the chapters in this volume derives from recently conducted research grounded in an attempt to examine some of the issues posed in what can be described as postmodernist theorising on the nature of the contemporary city. Implicit in the very conception of the book, and running through each of the contributions, is the view that contemporary popular culture is crucial to the understanding of the transformations to which we refer, and that the investigation of this popular culture needs to move beyond the parameters of cultural studies to include sociological, political and economic analyses. In addition to students of popular cultural studies, the book will be of interest to all those studying sociology, urban studies and cultural studies, as well as those with a desire to have contemporary social theorising more firmly located in empirical investigation.


Author : Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Publisher : Crossway
Release : 1994-02-15
Page : 256
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1433529335
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The modern era is over. Assumptions that shaped twentieth-century thought and culture, the bridges we crossed to this present moment, have blown up. The postmodern age has begun. Just what is postmodernism? The average person would be shocked by its creed: Truth, meaning, and individual identity do not exist. These are social constructs. Human life has no special significance, no more value than animal or plant life. All social relationships, all institutions, all moral values are expressions and masks of the primal will to power. Alarmingly, these ideas have gripped the nation's universities, which turn out today's lawyers, judges, writers, journalists, teachers, and other culture-shapers. Through society's influences, postmodernist ideas have seeped into films, television, art, literature, politics; and, without his knowing it, into the head of the average person on the street. Christ has called us to proclaim the gospel to a culture grappling with postmodernism. We must understand our times. Then, through the power that Christ gives, we can counter the prevailing culture and proclaim His sufficiency to our society's very points of need.


Author : E. Swan
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2009-11-27
Page : 258
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0230246761
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Drawing upon current literature on the history and politics of therapeutic cultures and upon original, qualitative research this book was produced in response to rapidly growing interest in the rise of 'new' HRD practices such as coaching, 'soft skills' training and personal development training.


Author : Avrom Fleishman
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2002
Page : 147
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780275977771
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Argues that a new class is emerging in the wake of the information economy and studies how this class is reshaping American culture.


Author : Elizabeth Rata
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2000
Page : 265
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9780739100684
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Among the unintended and largely unforeseen consequences of globalization are the fundamental transformations of local relationships, both economic and cultural, that occur within communities drawn into the predominantly capitalist world economy. Democracy, once considered the essential political mode of regulation for successful capitalist economies, is being replaced by nondemocratic modes of social organization as localized responses to global forces, such as Maori retribalization in New Zealand, are subverted and transformed. A Political Economy of Neotribal Capitalism looks at the past three decades in New Zealand and the shifts in the relationship between the indigenous Maori people and the dominant Pakeha (white) society to illustrate these fundamental changes to national political, social, and economic structures. The book includes a case study of a Maori family, a theoretical exploration of the concept of "neotribal capitalism", and discussions of themes such as changing socioeconomic relations, new social movements; the indigenization of ethnicity; dominant group-ethnic group realignment; and the antidemocratic ideologies of late capitalism -- themes of interest to students of world political economics, international relations, and anthropology.


Author : Anton Zijderveld
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-04-17
Page : 173
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1351289780
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The welfare state in postwar Western Europe has been extended and intensified in a spectacular manner. Today, "welfare" represents a complex mix of services covering health, education, welfare, the arts, leisure, and social security. Anton C. Zijderveld is of the opinion that Europe's vast, comprehensive welfare state is becoming leaner and meaner, heading down a more sober path toward decentralization and deregulation, which only, but not merely, secures order for its citizens and shields society's vulnerable. As the millennium approaches, Zijderveld believes Europe is experiencing a cultural renaissance and a socioeconomic and political reformation in which the market will flourish and civil society will prosper. The Waning of the Welfare State focuses on the transformation of the welfare state in Europe over a four-decade period. Zijderveld employs the democratic triangle theoretical model, in which democracy is viewed as a system in which state, market, and civil society are held in precious balance. If one component supersedes the other two, democracy is endangered. In its 1960s and 1970s heyday, the state took center stage at the expense of the market and civil society; social democracy was the prevailing ideology. In the 1980s the market triumphed, often at the expense of both the state and civil society; this was the decade of liberalism. Today, civil society prevails, albeit at risk of being injurious to state and market. Ideologically, this is the decade of conservatism. Zijderveld sees a future "Americanization" of European social policy producing a fortuitously balanced coalition of social democracy, liberalism, and conservatism; a place where safety and order, prosperity and economic participation, and social participation and meaningful interactions flourish equally. This transformation carries many risks. But it will, in the end, strengthen Europe's political, economic, and sociocultural stamina. If it also draws the Atlantic partners closer together, as Zijderveld believes it does, the chances of another European communist, libertarian, or fascist Gtterdommerung will remain remote. Zijderveld presents useful concepts in a highly organized fashion. He has produced a very important book for American readers who will, hopefully, discover, beyond the often vast differences, some basic similarities of structures and developments within the European welfare state.


Author : Patricio Silva
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2010-11-01
Page :
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN 13 : 9780271048024
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"Explores the role played by technocrats in the political and institutional evolution of Chile since the late nineteeth century until today, with emphasis on the period from 1938-1973 as well as the period following democratic restoration in 1990"--Provided by publisher.


Author : MarcyKate Connolly
Publisher : Blink
Release : 2020-08-25
Page : 368
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0310768160
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Aissa’s life is a web of carefully constructed lies. She and her twin sister, Zandria, are Magi spies, a magical people most believe to be extinct. And they’re on a mission for revenge. This action and adventure spy thriller—a fantasy spin on “Romeo and Juliet” from New York Times bestselling author MarcyKate Connolly—is perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer and Elly Blake and is about to become your new obsession! By day, Aissa and Zandra play the role of normal young Technocrats eager to fulfill the duties of their new apprenticeships. By night, they plot their revenge to retake their city from the Technocrats. But then Aissa is given a new mission: find and kidnap the heir to the Technocrat throne, who is rumored to be one of the Heartless—a person born without a working heart who survives via a mechanical replacement—and has been hidden since birth. Aissa is more likely to be caught than to be successful, but she's never been one to turn down an assignment, even if the hunt is complicated by a kind Technocrat researcher who is determined to find a cure for the Heartless. But when Zandria is captured by the Technocrats, Aissa will do anything to get her sister back. Even if it means abandoning all other loyalties and missions … and risking everything by trusting her sworn enemies.


Author : Frank Webster
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2007-01-24
Page : 312
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1134134797
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Coping in an era of information flows, of virtual relationships and breakneck change poses challenges to one and all. In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster makes sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they refer to the 'Information Society' and critically examines the major post-war theories and approaches to informational development. This third edition brings the book right up to date with both new theoretical work and, social and technological changes (such as the rapid growth of the Internet and accelerated globalization), reassessing the work of key theorists in light of these changes. This book is essential reading for students of contemporary social theory and anybody interested in social and technological change in the post-war era. It addresses issues of central concern to students of sociology, politics, communications, information science, cultural studies, computing and librarianship.


Author : Philip Wexler
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2008-01-01
Page :
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9087902751
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This is a book about sociology of education—past, present and future.


Author : Joel Pfister
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016
Page : 276
Category : American literature
ISBN 13 : 0190276150
Description :


Introduction: the critical work and critical pleasure of American literature -- Inner-self industries: soft capitalism's reproductive logic -- How America works: getting personal to get personnel -- Dress-down conquest: Americanizing top-down as bottom-up -- Afterword: payoffs


Author : Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Publisher : Crossway
Release : 2003-10-07
Page : 160
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1433516705
Description :


Our world is alive with fascinating new ideas, discoveries, and technologies. But for Christians this can also present problems-especially when the values of postmodernism and secular university life conflict with basic Christian principles. What should Christians do when their beliefs come under attack in the classroom or the public square? Loving God with All Your Mind shows us that the answer is neither wholesale rejection of intellectual life and culture, nor blind acceptance of it. The answer lies in understanding that Jesus is Lord of all of life and that everything in life must be carefully viewed in the light of what Christ's lordship means. Gene Edward Veith unfolds a dazzling critique of the postmodern intellectual world and culture. He affirms the part that is good and true, but he also shows crucial weaknesses that have such a hold over contemporary thought. This book shows Christians how to survive and flourish in a postmodern world while affirming the truth of the Christian faith.


Author : Derek Wynne
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-01-22
Page : 184
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1134956517
Description :


In this valuable study, conducted within the theoretical context associated with the work of Pierre Bourdieu, Derek Wynne looks at how the 'new middle class' of the late twentieth century goes about constructing and defending its social identity.