Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 19


Jared A. Jaworski (Editor)

Series: Advances in Sociology Research
BISAC: SOC026000

The authors of this book discuss the latest advances in sociology research. Chapter One presents a review of the current literature of AIDS in the Caribbean and postulates several hypotheses to explain the unusually high rate of HIV infection and AIDS in the heterosexual population. Chapter Two examines how three sub-groups of skinheads – heterosexual men, gay men, and women – each define masculinity within a culture that espouses a traditional hegemonic definition of masculinity. Chapter Three seeks to understand the effects of international policies of civil society empowerment as promoted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the practice of ‘power’ among social actors within the governance context of land-use decision-making in the counties of the South. Chapter Four investigates how “social context” is associated with risk factors for cardiovascular disease in different geographic locations. Chapter Five traces the history of the Darfur conflict, examines the actions of primary actors and explores potential solutions. Chapter Six provides an understanding of how the Renal Patient Support Group (RPSG) raises Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) awareness; supports health professionals and researchers; and provides a reflection on the first 6-years (2009-2015). Chapter Seven analyzes and compares the arguments of important theorists about Fashion, such as Barthes, Flugel, Koënig, Lipovetsky, Simmel, Eco, Sigurtà, Livolsi, Alberoni, Dorfles, Lomazzi, Schwarz or Cordwell, among others. The phenomenon of Fashion is also analyzed under its diverse cultural dimensions, such as history, communication, language and expressivity. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. West Indian Culture and its Effect on Heterosexual Spread of HIV in the Caribbean
Suresh J. Antony (Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center/ Paul F. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, Texas, USA)

Chapter 2. Masculine Identities within the Skinhead Movement: How Straight Men, Gay Men, and Women Embody and Perform Masculinity in a Culture of Traditional Masculinity
Robin Valeri and Kevin Borgeson (St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Power Practice and Civil Society Participation in the Urban Development Governance Context: The Case of Damascus, Syria between 2005-2010
Sacha Hasan and Christopher McWilliams (School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)

Chapter 4. A Duboisian Dogma Appropriate for Addressing Social Context and Global Health
Gniesha Y. Dinwiddie (University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA)

Chapter 5. The Causes, Consequences and Implications of Darfur Conflict
Nawal El-Gack (University of Canberra, ACT, Australia)

Chapter 6. The Renal Patient Support Group (RPSG) – A ‘place’ where Awareness and Research Meet – Administration and Research through a Leading Social Media Platform – Co-Founders Reflections on the First 6 Years (2009-2015)
Shahid Muhammad, John Gardner and Vicky Gardner (Co-founders for the Renal Patient Support Group (RPSG), England UK)

Chapter 7. Anthropological and Sociological Approaches to Fashion: Historical and Social Foundations of Fashion and Analysis of the Language of Dress
Laura Luceño (PhD in Fashion, Professor at the Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)


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