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This broad ranging text offers an introduction to the theorists who have made a key contribution to the discipline of sociology. Its structure places the writers in their social and intellectual context, summarizes the central issues dealt with in their work and sketches out the intellectual legacy they have left behind them. Illustrating how these thinkers have shed light on how we think about society, the book aims to convey the spirit of openness intrinsic to the sociological enterprise. The book is suitable for undergraduate courses on sociological theory and for students studying sociology as an elective, on course such as politics, social policy, social work, and nursing. It is also aimed at schools, FE colleges, and library market.
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""Disability Harassment" provides a detailed, complex, and interwoven series of argument and legal strategies that can be used by lawyers to address the school and work based abuses experienced by individuals with disabilities."
-"Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education",
"Weber is at his best when he explains the terrible cruelty of marginalizing and segregating children from their peers on account of disability."
"Provides a progression of well-documented, horrific stories of abuse that are experienced by both children and adults, by both individuals and who were born with a disability and by individuals who became disabled."
-Harold A. Johnson, Michigan State University
"Weber lays out an understandable explanation of the remedies that exist for people who are harassed based on disability, including those that are available under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). . . . Few lawyers practice in the area of disability law. One perhaps unintended benefit of the book is that it may recruit trial lawyers to Weber's cause. His passion for the subject gives life to the pages of the book and may inspire trial lawyers to get involved in these types of cases. . . . In the end, Weber makes it clear that practitioners can protect the rights of children and workers with disabilities. And he succeeds in making his main point: that children and workers ought to be treated equally and evaluated on their merits, not their afflictions. This book helps trial lawyers get closer to that laudable goal."
"Weber accomplishes three significant tasks in "Disability Harassment" he demonstrates the existence of disability harassment, explains the harm that it causes, and provides courts with tools to prevent future instances of disability-based maltreatment. "Disability Harassment" thereby contributes to the anti-discrimination literature by focusing attention on the comparatively less examined, but pervasive phenomenon of intentional mistreatment of people with disabilities."
-"Northwestern University Law Review",
Key Sociological Thinkers provides a clear and contextualised overview of the best of sociological thought. Written by leading academics, it offers stimulating and insightful assessments of 24 of the most influential thinkers in sociology: from Marx, Weber and Simmel to Chodorow, Foucault and Bauman. In addition, there are extended glossary accounts of thirteen additional theorists who have influenced, or been influenced by, these key thinkers.The third edition of this popular and established text is updated to cover the lives, works and legacies of Mead, Du Bois, Latour and Alexander, and to include five newly-authored chapters on Durkheim, Merton, Goffman, Bourdieu and Giddens. It contains a major new introduction, linking sociological theory to events and processes in three different historical periods of modernity.
With frameworks for deep learning around group discussion, and much-valued ‘Seeing Things Differently’ sections to demonstrate how each thinker’s ideas can be used to illuminate aspects of social life in new ways, this continues be an essential text for all students of sociological theory.
Online-only chapters on Adorno, Blumer, De Beauvoir, Freud and Lockwood can be found on www.macmillanihe.com/stones
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 1998. Card Cover. Condition: New. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Softback. Seller Inventory # 018462