By Zina O'Leary
The Social technology Jargon Buster tackles the main complicated suggestions within the social sciences in an easy-to-understand, erudite, and witty approach. Zina O’Leary brings extraordinary readability and perception to even the main advanced phrases. This functional, down-to-earth dictionary is helping scholars new to the social sciences achieve a radical realizing of the most important phrases. every one access contains a concise middle definition, a extra specified clarification, and an advent to the linked debates and controversies. additionally, the book includes an invaluable define of the sensible software of every time period, in addition to a listing of key figures and suggestions for extra examining.
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Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried. Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) US president – speech, 27 February 1860, in Basler, R. P. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953) Further readings The Meaning of Conservatism (Scruton 2002) and Conservatism (Muller 1997) will introduce you to the concept’s major tenets and key thinkers. I also like The Inevitability of Conservatism (Perkinson 2005), which argues the unavoidable nature of conservative thought and action in Western political and social systems.
He first articulated cognitive dissonance theory in 1957. Contemporary researchers working in this area include Eddie Harmon-Jones and Jack Brehm. Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract, be they facts or be they principles, under penalty of endless inconsistency and frustration. William James (1842–1910) US philosopher, psychologist – in ‘Pragmatism’s Conception of Truth’, Pragmatism (1907) Recommended readings For a contemporary take on cognitive dissonance, try A Radical Dissonance Theory (Joule 1996) or the collection of papers presented at a 1997 cognitive dissonance conference, Cognitive Dissonance: Progress on a Pivotal Theory in Social Psychology (Harmon-Jones and Mills 1999).
Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. Saul Alinsky (1909–1972) US radical activist – in ‘The Purpose’, Rules for Radicals (1971) Recommended readings Using Conflict Theory (Bartos and Wehr 2002), Class and Class Conflict in Industrial Society (Dahrendorf 1959) and Functions of Social Conflict (Coser (1956 1999) should give you a feel for the development of twentieth-century conflict theory. But if you want to go right back to the founding fathers, turn to Marx’s Das Kapital (pt 3) (1867 1999), Weber’s Economy and Society (pt 2, ch 10) (1921–22 1978) and Simmel’s Conflict and the Web of Group Affiliations (1908 1964).
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