Category: Methodology

Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis: In Search of Meaning by Stefan Titscher, Michael Meyer, Ruth Wodak, Eva Vetter

By Stefan Titscher, Michael Meyer, Ruth Wodak, Eva Vetter

Methods of textual content and Discourse Analysis offers the main entire evaluation presently to be had of linguistic and sociological ways to textual content and discourse analysis.

Among the ten linguistic and sociological types surveyed during this booklet many of the extra very important are Grounded concept, content material research, dialog research and important Discourse research. The ebook provides each one process in line with a standardised layout, which permits for direct systematic comparisons. The totally annotated lists of resources offer readers with an extra technique of review of the competing analytical tools. Interdisciplinary and foreign in its target, Methods of textual content and Discourse Analysis indicates the advantages either linguists and sociologists will derive from a extra intimate wisdom of every others' equipment and strategies. by way of allowing readers to match, distinction and practice quite a number equipment and methods this booklet may be an important source for either scholars and researchers.

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Our Common Denominator: Human Universals Revisited by Christoph Antweiler

By Christoph Antweiler

Because the politicization of anthropology within the Nineteen Seventies, so much anthropologists were reluctant to process the subject of universals—that is, phenomena that take place frequently in all recognized human societies. during this quantity, Christoph Antweiler reasserts the significance of those cross-cultural commonalities for anthropological learn and for all times and co-existence past the academy. The query provided here's how anthropology may help us technique humanity in its entirety, realizing the area much less as a globe, with an emphasis on ameliorations, yet as a planet, from a vantage aspect open to commonalities.

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Sociology and Complexity Science: A New Field of Inquiry by Brian Castellani

By Brian Castellani

This publication is the 1st to spot and evaluation the hot box of research, sociology and complexity science—or SACS for brief. SACS is made from 5 state-of-the-art components of analysis: computational sociology, the British-based college of Complexity (BBC), complicated social community research (CSNA), sociocybernetics and the Luhmann tuition of Complexity (LSC). jointly, those 5 components signify the newest improvement in complexity technological know-how and sociological platforms considering, providing researchers a robust, new set of instruments for addressing the turning out to be complexity of sociological inquiry.

This e-book additionally showcases a brand new strategy for modeling social structures, referred to as the SACS Toolkit. The SACS Toolkit comes with a theoretical framework (social complexity theory), procedural set of rules (assemblage) and advised toolset for modeling social platforms (qualitatively, traditionally or numerically) from the ground-up. in reality, this ebook makes use of the SACS Toolkit to check the hot box of SACS.

The 3rd characteristic of this e-book is its compendium of maps, graphs and figures—all positioned in a single bankruptcy. Demonstrating the visible ingenuity of complexity technological know-how strategy, this compendium presents a picture-book travel of the recent box of SACS.

Finally, this ebook comes with a significant other website—an net source for exploring the hot technology of complexity and its intersection with sociology; and for downloading the maps (in colour) utilized in this booklet. helpful for lecturers, scholars and researchers, this e-book articulates a potential destiny for social clinical inquiry within the 21st century.

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