Social and Cultural Dynamics

Social and Cultural Dynamics
A Study of Change in Major Systems of Art, Truth, Ethics, Law and Social Relationships

by Pitirim Sorokin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-29
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 1351490591
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This classic work is a revised and abridged version, in a single volume, of the work which more than any other catapulted Pitirim Sorokin into being one of the most famed figures of twentieth-century sociology. Its original publication occurred before World War II. This revised version, written some twenty years later, reflects a postwar environment. Earlier than most, Sorokin took the consequences of the breakdown of colonialism into account in discussing the renaissance of the great cultures of African and Asian civilization. Other than perhaps F.S.C. Northrop, no individual better incorporated the new role of the Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic peoples in this postwar world. Sorokin came to view social and cultural dynamics in terms of three major processes: a major shift of mankind's creative center from Europe to the Pacific; a progressive disintegration of the sensate culture; and finally the first blush of the emergence and growth of a new idealistic sociocultural order. This volume is perhaps most famous for revealing Sorokin's remarkable efforts to understand the relationship of war and peace to the process of social and political change. Contrary to received wisdom, he shows that the magnitude and depth of war grows in periods of social, cultural, and territorial expansion by the nation. In short, war is just as often a function of development as it is of social decay. This long-unavailable volume remains one of the major touchstones by which we can judge efforts to create an international social science. There are few areas of social or cultural life that are not covered—from painting, art, and music, to the ethos of universalism and particularism. These are terms which Sorokin introduced into the literature long before the rise of functional doctrines. For all those interested in cultural and historical processes, this volume provides the essence of Sorokin's remarkably prescient effort to achieve sociological transcendence, by takin

Cultural Dynamics

Cultural Dynamics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An international journal for the study of processes and temporality of culture.

Artistic Practices

Artistic Practices
Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics

by Tasos Zembylas

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-04-03
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1317950666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art matters. It affects us in our daily lives and is full of meanings that are valuable to all of us. As a catalyst for social interactions, art may either cause public conflict and create dissensions or facilitate mutual understanding and strengthen collective bonds. All of this is grounded in practices that develop and change along social interaction, cultural dynamics, as well as technological and economic lines. So how is art formed and produced? What are the relevant constraints and challenges that artists experience in the creative process? And what constitutes artistic agency? This collection of contributions from international, interdisciplinary experts explores particular case studies to deeply analyse artistic practices. Comprising eleven chapters relating to different art forms, each chapter offers an original perspective conveying a comprehensive understanding of artistic practices as arrays of specific activities in contemporary art worlds. This book will be important for both researchers and practitioners in the field. It will help artists to deepen their analytical abilities, enabling them to further their own creative practice. It will allow students and researchers to gain insights into processes of artistic creation and thus into the reproduction of art, as well as innovation in the arts.

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life
Crossing Boundaries

by Mary B. McRae,Ellen L. Short

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2009-09-16
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1483317080
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The field has been waiting for a masterpiece like Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life for a long time. It provides a thoughtful account of the subtle, barely visible, and sometimes unspeakable influences of racial and cultural dynamics that occur in groups." —Leo Wilton, Binghamton University, State University of New York "I believe that by focusing on group diversity, this book aligns with a major trend that has not received enough attention." — Christopher J. McCarthy, University of Texas at Austin This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding leadership and authority in group and organizational life. Using relational psychoanalytic and systems theory, the authors examine conscious and unconscious processes as they relate to racial and cultural issues in the formation and maintenance of groups. Unique among group dynamics texts, the book explores aspects of racial and cultural influences in every chapter. Readers will enhance their analytic and practice skills in addressing factors that impact diverse groups and organizations, including ethical considerations, social roles, strategies for leadership, dynamics of entering and joining, and termination. Key Features Case examples help readers integrate theory and practice, as illustrated in transcripts of interactions from group sessions. A group work competencies list ensures that readers master concepts as they progress through the book. An assessment form allows the student or practitioner to evaluate concrete dynamics of groups, such as size, and gendered and racial composition. This text is appropriate for graduate-level courses incorporating group dynamics and multicultural topics in departments of psychology, education, counseling, and social work. It is also a valuable resource for counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals in preparation for group work.

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life
Crossing Boundaries

by Mary B. McRae,Ellen L. Short

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2009-09-16
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1483317080
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The field has been waiting for a masterpiece like Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life for a long time. It provides a thoughtful account of the subtle, barely visible, and sometimes unspeakable influences of racial and cultural dynamics that occur in groups." —Leo Wilton, Binghamton University, State University of New York "I believe that by focusing on group diversity, this book aligns with a major trend that has not received enough attention." — Christopher J. McCarthy, University of Texas at Austin This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding leadership and authority in group and organizational life. Using relational psychoanalytic and systems theory, the authors examine conscious and unconscious processes as they relate to racial and cultural issues in the formation and maintenance of groups. Unique among group dynamics texts, the book explores aspects of racial and cultural influences in every chapter. Readers will enhance their analytic and practice skills in addressing factors that impact diverse groups and organizations, including ethical considerations, social roles, strategies for leadership, dynamics of entering and joining, and termination. Key Features Case examples help readers integrate theory and practice, as illustrated in transcripts of interactions from group sessions. A group work competencies list ensures that readers master concepts as they progress through the book. An assessment form allows the student or practitioner to evaluate concrete dynamics of groups, such as size, and gendered and racial composition. This text is appropriate for graduate-level courses incorporating group dynamics and multicultural topics in departments of psychology, education, counseling, and social work. It is also a valuable resource for counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals in preparation for group work.

Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics

Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics
A Global Perspective on Mid-Holocene Transitions

by David G. Anderson,Kirk Maasch,Daniel H. Sandweiss

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2011-07-28
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN : 9780080554556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Middle Holocene epoch (8,000 to 3,000 years ago) was a time of dramatic changes in the physical world and in human cultures. Across this span, climatic conditions changed rapidly, with cooling in the high to mid-latitudes and drying in the tropics. In many parts of the world, human groups became more complex, with early horticultural systems replaced by intensive agriculture and small-scale societies being replaced by larger, more hierarchial organizations. Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics explores the cause and effect relationship between climatic change and cultural transformations across the mid-Holocene (c. 4000 B.C.). Explores the role of climatic change on the development of society around the world Chapters detail diverse geographical regions Co-written by noted archaeologists and paleoclimatologists for non-specialists

Cultural Dynamics

Cultural Dynamics
A Book

by Melville Jean Herskovits

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions Within ServiceLearning

Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions Within ServiceLearning
A Book

by Trae Stewart,Nicole Webster

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN : 161735466X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Servicelearning is an exciting pedagogy and field of study, offering insight into how academic study and community engagement blend to create social change. In its most traditional conceptualization, servicelearning activities typically manifest within communities where outside individuals address a need. Service learning is purported to have a transforming effect on individual student perspectives by providing students the opportunity to interact with people and enter into situations that allow students to test their predisposition towards others. However, the literature on the impact of servicelearning on participants' acceptance of diversity and development of openmindedness reports mixed outcomes. The purpose of this book is to explore cultural tensions and dynamics within the field of servicelearning. It is not meant to be an exhaustive review of the interplay between culture and service learning, but rather a starting point for an ongoing conversation about how this complex topic impacts the field. In 18 chapters, educators, students, and administrators investigate the cultural values of servicelearning itself and the tensions created when this is at odds with the values of others within K12 and higher education in the United States and abroad. Authors include community organization representatives, researchers, directors of offices of community engagement, university administrators, junior and senior faculty, and former servicelearning undergraduate students. Submissions reflect a range of genres, including theoretical / conceptual pieces, position papers, case studies, and other traditional academic essays, challenging how students and community members are affected by the cultural tensions within servicelearning engagement.

Bourdieu in Translation Studies

Bourdieu in Translation Studies
The Socio-cultural Dynamics of Shakespeare Translation in Egypt

by Sameh Hanna

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-03-17
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1317621581
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the implications of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of cultural production for the study of translation as a socio-cultural activity. Bourdieu’s work has continued to inspire research on translation in the last few years, though without a detailed, large-scale investigation that tests the viability of his conceptual tools and methodological assumptions. With focus on the Arabic translations of Shakespeare’s tragedies in Egypt, this book offers a detailed analysis of the theory of ‘fields of cultural production’ with the purpose of providing a fresh perspective on the genesis and development of drama translation in Arabic. The different cases of the Arabic translations of Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear and Othello lend themselves to sociological analysis, due to the complex socio-cultural dynamics that conditioned the translation decisions made by translators, theatre directors, actors/actresses and publishers. In challenging the mainstream history of Shakespeare translation into Arabic, which is mainly premised on the linguistic proximity between source and target texts, this book attempts a ‘social history’ of the ‘Arabic Shakespeare’ which takes as its foundational assumption the fact that translation is a socially-situated phenomenon that is only fully appreciated in its socio-cultural milieu. Through a detailed discussion of the production, dissemination and consumption of the Arabic translations of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Bourdieu in Translation Studies marks a significant contribution to both sociology of translation and the cultural history of modern Egypt.

The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites

The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites
A Book

by Mirjana Roksandic,Sheila Mendonça de Souza,Sabine Eggers,Meghan Burchell,Daniela Klokler

  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release : 2014-05-15
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0826354572
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The excavation of shell middens and mounds is an important source of information regarding past human diet, settlement, technology, and paleoenvironments. The contributors to this book introduce new ways to study shell-matrix sites, ranging from the geochemical analysis of shellfish to the interpretation of human remains buried within. Drawing upon examples from around the world, this is one of the only books to offer a global perspective on the archaeology of shell-matrix sites. “A substantial contribution to the literature on the subject and . . . essential reading for archaeologists and others who work on this type of site.”—Barbara Voorhies, University of California, Santa Barbara, author of Coastal Collectors in the Holocene: The Chantuto People of Southwest Mexico

The Cultural Dynamics of Democratization in Spain

The Cultural Dynamics of Democratization in Spain
A Book

by Peter McDonough,Professor of Political Science Emeritus Peter McDonough,Samuel Henry Barnes,Antonio López Pina

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9780801435164
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since the death of Franco in 1975, Spain has made a successful transition to democracy. This book looks at what that transition has meant for the Spanish people. Drawing on national surveys taken in 1978, 1980, 1984, and 1990, the authors explore three questions: What is the basis of the new regime's political legitimacy? How did Spanish democracy move from the conservative center-right coalition that engineered the transition to the socialist government that consolidated it? And why is political participation so low among Spaniards? The answers to the first two questions highlight the ambiguity built into the political contrast with the Franco regime and a certain appreciation of the material accomplishments of authoritarianism, the pivotal role of the king in opting for democracy while symbolically spanning traditional and modernizing forces, and finally a movement from foundational issues to economic and social concerns. In response to the third question, the authors illuminate the participatory shortfall in Spanish politics by comparing Spain with Brazil and Korea, two post-authoritarian societies where political involvement is much higher. They consider long-term structural factors as well as short-term strategic actions that have contributed to low civic engagement. --Cristina Leston-Bandeira "South European Society and Politics"

Handbook of Research on Social and Cultural Dynamics in Indian Cinema

Handbook of Research on Social and Cultural Dynamics in Indian Cinema
A Book

by Biswal, Santosh Kumar,Kusuma, Krishna Sankar,Mohanty, Sulagna

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2020-06-26
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 1799835138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cinema in India is an entertainment medium that is interwoven into society and culture at large. It is clearly evident that continuous struggle and conflict at the personal as well as societal levels is depicted in cinema in India. It has become a reflection of society both in negative and positive ways. Hence, cinema has become an influential factor and one of the largest mass communication mediums in the nation. Social and Cultural Dynamics in Indian Cinema is an essential reference source that discusses cultural and societal issues including caste, gender, oppression, and social movements through cinema and particularly in specific language cinema and culture. Featuring research on topics such as Bollywood, film studies, and gender equality, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academicians, film studies students, and industry professionals seeking coverage on various aspects of regional cinema in India.

Social and Cultural Dynamics

Social and Cultural Dynamics
A Book

by Pitirim Aleksandrovich Sorokin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 2912
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cultural Dynamics

Cultural Dynamics
"why Do Civilizations Decline and what Can be Done about It?"

by E. L. Anderson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1960
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caribbean Cultural Identity

Caribbean Cultural Identity
The Case of Jamaica : an Essay in Cultural Dynamics

by Rex M. Nettleford

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This revised edition is a re-affirmation of the validity of that persistent quest by the Jamaican and Caribbean people for place and purpose in a globalised world of continuous change.

Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World

Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World
Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Arts and Humanities

by Melani Budianta,Manneke Budiman,Abidin Kusno,Mikihiro Moriyama

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2017-12-14
  • Pages : 930
  • ISBN : 1351846604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book contains essays on current issues in arts and humanities in which peoples and cultures compete as well as collaborate in globalizing the world while maintaining their uniqueness as viewed from cross- and interdisciplinary perspectives. The book covers areas such as literature, cultural studies, archaeology, philosophy, history, language studies, information and literacy studies, and area studies. Asia and the Pacifi c are the particular regions that the conference focuses on as they have become new centers of knowledge production in arts and humanities and, in the future, seem to be able to grow signifi cantly as a major contributor of culture, science and arts to the globalized world. The book will help shed light on what arts and humanities scholars in Asia and the Pacifi c have done in terms of research and knowledge development, as well as the new frontiers of research that have been explored and opening up, which can connect the two regions with the rest of the globe.

Social and Cultural Dynamics: Basic problems, principles, and methods

Social and Cultural Dynamics: Basic problems, principles, and methods
A Book

by Pitirim Aleksandrovich Sorokin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ancient Cuismancu

Ancient Cuismancu
Settlement and Cultural Dynamics in the Cajamarca Region of the North Highlands of Peru, 200 B.C.-A.D. 1532

by Daniel George Julien

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 786
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Uncovering the Cultural Dynamics in Mentoring Programs and Relationships

Uncovering the Cultural Dynamics in Mentoring Programs and Relationships
Enhancing Practice and Research

by Frances K. Kochan,Andrea M. Kent,André M. Green

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2014-12-01
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 1623968534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although cultural issues have a powerful influence on the failure and success of mentoring programs and relationships, there is scant research on this area and little in the way of guidelines that practitioners can use to help assure mentoring success. This book seeks to expand our knowledge and understanding of this topic and to foster the use of this information to enhance practice and research. The book is unique in a number of ways and will be an important resource for all those engaged in mentoring endeavors and for those conducting research in this area. First, it presents research findings on the cultural impact of mentoring at the individual relational level, at the organizational level, and within the structures of the society. Secondly, the chapters describe mentoring from an international perspective including programs from Africa, Australia, Canada, Finland, India, Ireland, Korea, Scotland, Sweden and the United States. Third, the book is research based and yet, can be easily applied to practice. Chapters provide information on lessons learned and also include reflective questions to enable the reader to delve more deeply into the constructs and findings in order to apply them to their own practice and research. This makes the book an ideal resource for training mentors and mentees, for designing mentoring programs, for teaching about mentoring, and for establishing and maintaining mentoring relationships. It also will be of value to those who are engaged in conducting research on how to create and maintain successful mentoring relationships and programs. Endorsements All mentoring relationships are diverse. Indeed, it is the difference between mentor and mentee that creates the potential for colearning. Mentoring that bridges cultural gaps opens the way to an exchange of understanding about both internal and external assumptions and perspectives (how each of us thinks and how the world functions for each of us). In this book, the editors and contributors demonstrate the diversity of diversity, with particular focus on education in different societies. I recommend it as essential background reading for anyone designing mentoring programmes, in which cultural diversity will be a significant dynamic. Dr David Clutterbuck, Special Ambassador, European Mentoring and Coaching Council In this boundaryspanning volume, the authors pull back the curtain on the latest evolution of mentoring theory and practice revealing that all mentoring relationships are intrinsically cultural. Not only that, the researchers present creative, empirically sound ideas for mentoring at different scales—personal encounters, networked communities, and loose collectives. This book is robustly inclusive of structural layers of mentoring differentiated by context—whether higher education, schools, or collegial communities—making meaning of cultural diversity as part of one’s inner core of relational and systematic mentoring. Practitioners of mentoring and researchers of mentoring alike should find this work important for understanding the breadth and depth of mentoring in different cultural contexts while allowing its essence to remain unfolding, rather than simply told. All mentoring professionals can gain insight and value from the diversity of theoretical orientations that capture as well as map the impact of global and cultural influences of mentoring in everyday worlds. A must read for all who care about the quality of educational relationships and about making a difference in learning settings. ~ Dr. Carol A. Mullen, Professor of Educational Leadership, Virginia Tech, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Plenary Session Representative (PSR)

Cultural Dynamics of Women's Lives

Cultural Dynamics of Women's Lives
A Book

by Ana Cecília S. Bastos,Jaan Valsiner,Kristiina Uriko

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2012-12-01
  • Pages : 645
  • ISBN : 1617355623
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the diverse landscapes wherein women struggle for their personal and social identities and lives, between biology and culture, destiny and choice, shared and individual worlds, tradition and modernity. Their “peripheral lives” have “central meaning” (Chaudhary, this volume) in any society – and as such are approached as a primary subject in this book, as the chapters traverse ten different countries on three continents: North America (United States); Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia); Asia (India); and Europe (United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Finland, Estonia). Throughout these different places, women's lives are an interesting stage for observing the interaction between biology and culture (e.g. sex vs. gender; pregnancy and childbirth vs. transition to motherhood). The focus on the cultural variability of human experience opens the door for the search of commonalities so needed in psychological theorizing. Here, this search is directed by how cultural models of womanhood (and motherhood) constrain personal experiences, especially through developmental transitions. This book is, ultimately, an opportunity to approach women’s lives from the perspective of the women themselves, particularly making audible and explicit their voices and the axis of logic that structures their world. Undoubtedly, it is a valuable opportunity for women and men interested in understanding and constructing human experience inside better worlds.