Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 26


Jared A. Jaworski (Editor)

Series: Advances in Sociology Research
BISAC: SOC026000

Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 26 opens with an attempt to explore the impact and extent of Kuwait’s religious freedom in encouraging the accumulation of social capital for the migration workers’ community in Kuwait. Although Kuwait’s constitution states that Islam is the state religion, numerous faith groups coexist with the majority Sunni and minority Shiite population in Kuwait.

Next, the authors discuss the topic of “enlightened” burial reform in the 18th century Habsburg monarchy, with particular regard on Bohemia. Principal arguments are based on the idea of “egalitarian medicalisation strategy” which transcended social class in the new ways of treating the dead.

Parental physical abuse is examined as a noxious problem in need of preventative research in China, as well as other places. Prevention may originate from professionals such as teachers, social workers, and police, as indicated by their visiting, helping, and/or punishing. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of professional prevention is unclear.

Also discussed in this collection is adolescent pregnancy and early motherhood. The authors question why it is even possible to reproduce at such an early age despite the dangerous risk factors associated with adolescent pregnancies. The evolutionary history of adolescence and female reproductive strategies is analyzed from the viewpoint of evolutionary anthropology in an effort to draw conclusions.

The authors also analyze the perceptions of key adults on their role in counseling adolescents to prevent unwanted pregnancies. A qualitative study based on 36 semi-structured interviews was conducted with mothers and health and academic staff in Morelos and Mexico City.

Lastly, because Greece has faced the largest refugee and immigrant flows of recent years, one article highlights the efforts of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and the Hellenic Government, who prepared and implemented a pedagogically correct method to enable Hellenic schools to welcome the children of refugees in October 2016.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Kuwait’s Religious Freedom: Migration Church and Social Capital
(Rosa Sochin Ko, PhD, Department of Political Science, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya)

Chapter 2. The Exodus of the Dead: The Removal of Churchyards and the Beginnings of the Medicalization of Death in the Czech Lands
(Daniela Tinková, PhD, Institute of Czech History, Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 3. Teacher, Police, and Social Worker Helpfulness for Preventing Parental Physical Abuse in Shanghai
(Chau-kiu Cheung and Sijia Guo, City University of Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 4. Adolescent Pregnancy: A Current Problem from the Viewpoint of Evolutionary Anthropology
(Sylvia Kirchengast, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 5. Perceptions of Key Adults on Adolescents’ Needs and Access to Information: Prevention of Early Pregnancy in Mexico
(Lourdes Campero, PhD, Cristina Herrera, PhD, Fátima Estrada, PhD and Erika E. Atienzo, PhD, Research Center for Population Health, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 6. Overcoming Social Disadvantage and Inequality in Social Integration of Migrants through Education: Social Policy and Access to Early Childhood Education for Immigrant and Refugee Children in Greece in Times of Crisis
(Theodoros Fouskas, PhD, Sociologist, 2018-2019, NSRF, Teaching Scholarship, Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Peloponnese, Greece)


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