Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 31


Jared A. Jaworski (Editor)

Series: Advances in Sociology Research
BISAC: SOC026000

This compilation opens with a focus on social validity, which refers to the extent changes in a target skill brought about by instruction actually make a difference in students’ lives. Following this, the authors examine whether marijuana policy continues to feature morality- and values-based arguments. Urbanization and related housing issues in Burkina Faso are assessed through an analysis of urban development, housing supply and demand, and financing systems. Additionally, information that facilitates a specific form of qualitative analysis is examined, as well as how fragmented modes of urban basic utilities governance is hampering the perceived benefits of urbanization across the global south. The authors investigate how women’s employment in Indonesia depends on the family structure, particularly how women’s employment differs depending on whether the woman lives in an extended family or in a nuclear family. The management of cemeteries within the urbanised areas of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta is studied, examining the unconventional methods of conducting a burial. The penultimate chapter aims to demonstrate that, for most people who gamble, gambling is a fundamentally social activity. The closing study assesses the way in which religious beliefs may influence the choice of a contraception method, as all methods of conception control, except natural ones, are totally forbidden by most religions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Social Validity Assessment: Examples from a Functional Skills Training Intervention
(Amy Callender, PhD, Seth King, PhD, and Martha Howard, PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, US, and others)

Chapter 2. Marijuana as Morality Policy
(Kathleen Ferraiolo, PhD, Department of Political Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, US)

Chapter 3. Urban Development and Housing Issues in Urbanizing Burkina Faso
(Rodrigue Bazame and Harun Tanrıvermiş, Department of Real Estate Development and Management, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey)

Chapter 4. Governance of Urban Basic Utilities: Dreams and Quandaries from the Global South
(Golam Moinuddin, PhD, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Chapter 5. Family Structure and Women’s Employment in Indonesia
(Imam M. Alam, Shahina Amin and Ken McCormick, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, US, and others)

Chapter 6. The Muslim Grave Redefined: a Review of the Burial Practices of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta
(Mohamad Reza Mohamed Afla, PhD, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia)

Chapter 7. Gambling as Interaction
(Cormac Mc Namara, PhD, Faculty of Education, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China)

Chapter 8. Religious Commitment and Contraception
(Galina B. Dikke, MD, and Vladimir V. Ostromensky, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academy of Medical Education “F.I. Inozemtsev”, Saint Petersburg, Russia)


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