Encyclopedia of Sociology Research (3 Volume Set)


Miranda O. Parker (Editor)
Alexander D. Petrov (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
BISAC: SOC026000

This new book presents current research and findings in the study of sociology. Topics discussed include social capital, entrepreneurial capital and economic growth; disruption of social development in children with autism spectrum disorders; children’s social interactions in cultural context; everyday theorizing and the construction of knowledge; participation, pedagogy and practice in design education; community participation in formulating sustainable forest policy; increasing the economic sustainability of online communities and a comparison between theoretical and naive definitions of community. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Volume 1


Reflective Positioning: The Impact of Conversations in the Social and Cultural Environment of Midwifery Practice Settings on Professional Learning for Students, pp. 1-50
(Diane Phillips, Deakin University, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, School of Nursing, Australia)

Development of Northern Irish Catholic and Palestinian Muslim National Identities and the Role of Common Histories, pp. 51-85
(Stephen Vertigans, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK)

Biosphere Reserves as Learning Sites of Sustainable Development – A Case Study of the Czech Republic, pp. 87-124
(Drahomíra Kušová, Jan Těšitel, Michael Bartoš, Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)

Social Development Needs Better Politics, pp. 125-131
(Paul E. Smith, School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia)

Water Policy Reforms in Brazil: The Contradiction between Economic Approaches and Socionatural Needs, pp. 133-148
(Antonio A. R. Ioris, Lecturer, Department of Geography and Environment & Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability (ACES), University of Aberdeen, UK)

The Microcluster Value Chain Analysis, pp. 149-164
(Josep Capó-Vicedo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

New European Policy Toward Chronically Ill Employees, pp. 165-184
(Helen Kopnina,Joke Haafkens,Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Labour Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Social Capital, Entrepreneurial Capital and Economic Growth, pp. 185-199
(Inmaculada Carrasco and Mª Soledad Castaño, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

How General Managers Influence Organizational Social Capital: The Need of New Theoretical Perspectives;pp. 201-211
(David Pastoriza, HEC Montreal)

How Does Personality Develop over the Lifecourse: Results of the BRNO Longitudinal Study on Life-Span Development, pp. 213-245
(Marek Blatný, Martin Jelínek, Terezie Osecká, Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno)

Disruption of Social Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, pp. 247-258
(Gianluca Esposito and Sergiu P. Paşca, Department of Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Italy, and others)

Children’s Social Interactions in Cultural Context, pp. 259-268
(Rachel Lechcier-Kimel, Janet Chung, Celia Hsiao, & Xinyin Chen, The University of Western Ontario,Canada)

“Why Should I Behave in This Way?” Rule Discrimination within the School Context Related to Children’s Bullying, pp. 269-290
(Simona C. S. Caravita, Sarah Miragoli, Paola Di Blasio, Center of Research in Developmental and Educational Dynamics (C.R.I.d.e.e.), Department of Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italy)

Everyday Theorizing and the Construction of Knowledge, pp. 291-294
(Sherrie Bade, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops,BC, Canada)

Volume 2

On Snips and Snails: Perceptions of the Origins of Gender Differences, pp. 295-315
(Jessica W. Giles, Christa G. Ice, Talia C. Gursky, University of Colorado/Naropa University and others)

The Out Of School Hours Sports Program: Developing A Healthy Community Through Active Participation And Empowerment? pp. 317-358
(James O’Meara, Inst. Of Professional And Organisational Learning Univ. Of Ballarat, Australia, Michael Spittle,School Of Human Movement And Sports Sciences Univ. Of Ballarat, Australia)

Synthesising Deliberative Democracy and Environmental Sustainability: Lessons from the Stanage Forum, pp. 359-396
(Stephen Elstub, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley)

Social Inequalities, Powerlessness And Somatic Health In A Welfare State, pp. 397-411
(Odd Steffen Dalgard, Norwegian Inst. Of Public Health, Oslo, Norway, Bjorgulf Claussen, Univ. Of Oslo,Norway, Michael McCubbin, Laval Univ.,Quebec,Canada)

Participation of Homeless and Abused Women in A Parent Training Program: Science and Practice Converge in a Battered Women’s Shelter, pp. 413-430
(Abigail Gewirtz and Tamara Taylor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Communities For Legal Knowledge Dissemination, pp. 431-466
(Laurens Mommers,Centre For Law In The Information Society,Leiden Univ.,The Netherlands,Esther Hoorn, Univ. Library, Groningen Univ., The Netherlands)

Participation, Pedagogy and Practice In Design Education, pp. 467-492
Cheri Logan, Univ. Of Cumbria, United Kingdom)

Geographic Information Systems And Decision Processes For Urban Planning: A Case Study Of Rough Set Analysis On The Residential Areas Of The City Of Cagliari, Italy, pp. 493-523
(Sabrina Lai, Corrado Zoppi, Univ. Di Cagliari, Italy)

Regional and City Planning in Sardinia (Italy): Conflictual Issues Analyzed through Multicriteria Analysis and Contingent Valuation, pp. 525-548
(Corrado Zoppi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio, Sezione di Urbanistica, Università di Cagliari,Italy)

Drinking Water From Solar Stills: A Renewable Technology For Sudan, pp. 549-575
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Nottingham,United Kingdom)

Community Participation In Formulating Sustainable Forest Policy: An Institutional Perspective, pp. 577-598
(Jayanath Ananda, School Of Business La Trobe Univ, Wodonga,Australia)

Collaborating On Climate Change In 3D Landscapes, pp. 599-616
(Christian Stock, Cooperative Research Center For Spatial Information, Univ. Of Melbourne, Ian D. Bishop, The Univ. Of Melbourne, Christopher J. Pettit, Dept. of Primary Industries,Australia)

Community Participation In Japan: Japanese Collectivism And Stereotypical Gender-Role, pp. 617-630
(Kumi Hirokawa, Fukuyama Univ., Japan)

Appreciative Inquiry With Migrant Youth For Meaningful Community Participation, pp. 631-648
(Julie Morsillo, Adrian T Fisher, Victoria Univ., Australia)

Project, Organization, and Environment Factors In Sustaining Oxford House, pp. 649-659
(David G. Mueller,Darrin Aase,Leonard A. Jason,Depaul Univ.,Jennifer Mortensen,Michigan State Univ.,Bradley D. Olson,Northwestern Univ., Evanston,IL, USA)

Increasing The Economic Sustainability Of Online Communities: An Empirical Investigation, pp. 661-674
(Jonathan Bishop, Univ. Of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales)

A Comparison Between Theoretical And Naive Definitions Of Community, pp. 675-688
(Stefano Tartaglia, Univ. Of Turin, Italy)

The Microfoundations Of Community: Small Groups As Bridges And Barriers To Participatory Democracy, pp. 689-703
(Gazi Islam, Ibmec Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Volume 3

Community Intermediaries: Providing Support To Enhance Community Participation, pp. 705-720
(Scott Wituk, Wichita State Univ., Wichita,Kansas)

Language Identity in a Multicultural Canada: The Case of Deaf Canadians, pp. 721-756
(Campbell McDermid, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada)

The Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity at the International Level, pp. 757-774
(Mira Burri-Nenova, World Trade Institute, University of Bern Law School, Switzerland)

Cultural Diversity, Immigrants and International Trade: An Empirical Examination of the Relationship in Nine OECD Countries, pp. 775-808
(Roger White, Bedassa Tadesse, Department of Economics, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA and others)

Narrative as Methodology: Understanding Cultural Diversity Through Unfolding Cultural Tales, pp. 809-831
(Jessie Bee Kim Koh, Cornell University)

Managing Cultural Diversity: Competing Discourses in Australian Multiculturalism, pp. 833-849
(Justine Dandy, School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia)

The Development of Cultural Diversity Tourism: Policy Framework and Options, pp. 851-865
(Peter U. C. Dieke, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia)

Families, Education and Cultural Diversity: Program Designing and Evaluation, pp. 867-881
(M.A. Santos Rego, M. Lorenzo Moledo, A. Godas Othero, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Cross Cultural Knowledge Creation: A Native American Case Study, pp. 883-898
(Gelaye Debebe, Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, George Washington University, Washington, DC)

Parenthood and Migration: Cultural and Psychological Issues, pp. 899-910
(Olivier Taïeb, Thierry Baubet, Dalila Rezzoug, Marie Rose Moro, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry, Avicenne Hospital, Paris 13 University, Bobigny, France, and others)

Biocultural Diversity Conservation: Management and Recovery of Rural Mediterranean Landscapes, pp. 911-923
(A.J. Rescia, M.F. Schmitz, I. de Aranzabal, F.D. Pineda, Departamento de Ecología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid

Global Economy and Cultural Diversity, pp. 925-943
(Janez Prasnikar and Andreja Cirman, Univ. of Ljubljana, Slovenia)


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