Quest for an American Sociology: Robert E. Park and the by Fred H. Mathews

By Fred H. Mathews

Robert E. Park was once a key determine within the improvement of the 'Chicago university' which performed a dominant function within the evolution of yank sociology within the inter-war years. This biographical examine bargains extensive with Park's lifestyles sooner than his appointment to the collage of Chicago in 1913, and investigates the private and highbrow impacts that shaped the self sufficient nature and well-stocked brain he delivered to the tutorial international. A decade of labor as a newspaper reporter and a number of other years spent at Tuskegee as author and publicist for Booker T. Washington assisted in shaping what have been to develop into the most foci of his sociological pursuits: the trendy urban and the interplay of its diversified races and cultures.

Park observed the town because the excellent laboratory for learning the results of evolutionary switch on human nature and social association. In either his educating and his writing his eating curiosity was once the exam, now not of associations, yet of such techniques as social interplay, pageant, lodging, and assimilation. He introduced an identical viewpoint to the examine of race family, and used to be a pioneer within the research of ethnic prejudice as a made of intergroup pageant instead of of innate team character.

Park's reverence for the complexity and endurance of the approaches he studied prone him to a undeniable skepticism in regards to the threat of engineered social swap, and this introduced him below assault from more youthful students within the Nineteen Forties. Professor Matthews indicates right here that Park's tough-minded clash idea of social swap, like his rigidity at the social molding of character, has proved to be of higher prophetic worth than his detractors admit.

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Der vergessene Frieden: Friedensvorstellungen von der Antike by Karlheinz Koppe

By Karlheinz Koppe

Der Autor untersucht in diesem Buch das Phänomen des Friedens direkt und nicht, wie es sonst häufig der Fall ist, über seinen Gegenpol, den Krieg.
Die Ausgangsthese lautet, dass die Friedensidee so alt ist wie die menschliche Zivilisation. Der Autor stellt die Belege vor, die zeigen, wie die Menschen in den einzelnen belegten Kulturen über den Frieden gedacht haben.
Im Anschluss an die Darstellung der Geschichte der Friedensvorstellungen folgt eine Dokumentation der Friedenswissenschaften im 20. Jahrhundert.
Im Anhang sind dazu wichtige friedenswissenschaftliche Texte und Dokumente abgedruckt.

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The Waltham Book of Human–Animal Interaction. Benefits and by I. Robinson

By I. Robinson

Divided into elements, this article brings jointly ancient and present literature detailing the advantages linked to puppy possession, and examines interactions with animals and the way proprietors can emphasize the positives linked to possession and reduce any strength negatives. Chapters concentrate on either the mental and social advantages linked to human-animal interactions. Line drawings and images illustrate the textual content

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