Theories, Identities and Social Change
By (author) Graham Crow
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Social Solidarities by Graham Crow
Book Description* What is the significance of social solidarity? * Has social change undermined the potential for people to come together and act coherently? * What can we learn from comparing the solidarities of families, communities and wider societies? Social solidarity is important in many areas of our lives, or at least in how we wish our lives to be. Family and kinship relationships, community life, trade union activity and the identity politics of new social movements are just some of the numerous ways in which social solidarity features in contemporary social arrangements. This book explores the ways in which people strive to come together and act as a coherent, unified force. It considers the arguments of those who claim that solidarity is increasingly fragile, and of those who are concerned to revitalise solidarities in our unsettled societies. The author shows how social change can be understood in the context of the limitations as well as the potential of the pursuit of solidarity, drawing on research findings on social relationships in families, communities, and the post-communist world. Written with undergraduate students and researchers in mind, Social Solidarities will be an invaluable text for those studying social theory, and family, community or comparative sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335202300
(90mm x 60mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Crow
What are Community Studies?, Paperback (June 2016)
What are Community Studies? takes the study of communities as a method of social research and outlines key methodological issues. International in scope, this book considers new ways of researching modern communities.
Stepfamilies, Hardback (February 2011)
Drawing on recent developments within the sociology of family life, this book examines family connection and solidarity within different stepfamily networks, focusing on relationships from a kinship perspective and using case studies of people's experiences to explore how family connection is constructed within different stepfamilies.
Art of Sociological Argument, Paperback (April 2005)
This book explores the ways in which sociological arguments are constructed and presented, looking at what can be learned from the contrasting styles of sociologists working in different periods and theoretical traditions.
Social Conceptions of Time, Hardback (August 2002)» View all books by Graham Crow
The contributors to this volume consider the changing social meanings that time has in work, leisure and everyday routines. Together they provide a combination of theoretical and empirically based approaches that reveal the social significance of time in all aspects of everyday lives.
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Author Biography - Graham Crow
Graham Crow is Reader in Sociology at the University of Southampton where he has worked since 1983. His research interests include sociological theory, comparative sociology, and the sociology of families and communities.
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