Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 21

Jared A. Jaworski (Editor)

Series: Advances in Sociology Research
BISAC: SOC026000

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The authors of this book discuss the latest advances in sociology research. Chapter One reviews technology and the place of labor in a future socialist society. Chapter Two focuses on YouTube users from different cultural markets with the purpose of identifying their patterns of behavior in relation to gender, age and the main activities (uses) performed through this digital medium. Chapter Three presents studies which suggest that evolutionary models of direct reciprocity and indirect reciprocity both partially explain gift exchange and record keeping in various cultures. Chapter Four analyzes social class and divorce behaviors. Chapter Five explores the spatial relations of grief, loss, memory and accomplishment through the growing phenomenon of sports-based charity challenges. Chapter Six discusses the prospects and challenges for civil society in contemporary Iran. Chapter Seven reviews a case study of locally unwanted land use activism in Hong Kong to explain participation in social movements. Chapter Eight provides a historical case study from North-west Nigeria to explain pioneering resettlement during a time of crisis and hardship.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Technology and the Place of Labour in a Future Socialist Society
Jeff Noonan (Department of Philosophy, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 2. Patterns of YouTube Uses in a Cross-cultural Context: An Exploratory Approach Focused on Gender and Age
Ma³gorzata Bartosik-Purgat and Nela Filimon (Department of International Management, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poznan, Poland, and others)

Chapter 3. Gift Giving and Recordkeeping Across Cultures
Ming Xue (Postdoctoral Researcher, American Museum of Natural History, NY, USA)

Chapter 4. Social Class and Divorce Behavior
Lorenzo Todesco (University of Torino, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, Torino, Italy)

Chapter 5. "Running for Mum": Sports Charity Challenges and Therapeutic Places
Catherine Palmer (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Chapter 6. Civil Society in Iran within the Context of a Global Civil Society: Challenges, Obstacles, and Opportunities
Houri Jahanshahrad (Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Chapter 7. Explaining Participation in Social Movements: A Case Study of LULU Activism in Hong Kong
Ting Liu, Yung Yau and Ruoshi Li (College of Public Administration, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)

Chapter 8. Pioneering Resettlement during a Time of Crisis and Hardship: An Historical Case Study from Northwest Nigeria
John Grolle (Department of Geography, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI, USA)

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