0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (2)
  • R50 - R100 (22)
  • R100 - R250 (605)
  • R250 - R500 (1,369)
  • R500+ (6,628)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships

Tim Noakes - The Quiet Maverick (Paperback): Daryl Ilbury Tim Noakes - The Quiet Maverick (Paperback)
Daryl Ilbury 5
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) In stock

On 5 February 2014, world-renowned scientist Tim Noakes fired off a tweet allegedly dispensing dietary advice to a young mother into a highly volatile media space; the fallout threatened to destroy his career. This is the untold backstory.

Veteran journalist and writer Daryl Ilbury unveils, layer by layer, a combustible mix of scientific ignorance, academic jealousy, the collapse of media ethics, and the interests of a world-renowned scientist in highlighting the intricacies of human nutrition and exposing those he believes have vested interests in regulating it.

Featuring interviews with people who have worked closely with Noakes, including former Springbok coach Jake White and polar swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh, as well as award-winning journalists and fellow scientists and academics, some of whom now consider Noakes dangerous and out of control, this book is bound to be as controversial as the man himself.

Lied Vir Sarah - Lesse Van My Ma (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Jonathan Jansen, Naomi Jansen Lied Vir Sarah - Lesse Van My Ma (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Jonathan Jansen, Naomi Jansen 1
R240 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R18 (7%) In stock

Jonathan Jansen is die voormalige Rektor van die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, met 'n formidabele reputasie vir transformasie en 'n diepgewortelde verbintenis tot versoening in gemeenskappe wat met die erfenis van apartheid saamleef. In hierdie boek, Jansen se persoonlikste en mees intieme boek tot op hede, daag Suid-Afrika se geliefde professor die stereotipes en stigma uit wat so maklik op Kaapse Vlakte-ma's van toepassing gemaak word as luidrugtig, wellustig en sonder tande – en bied hy diť deernisvolle verhaal aan as 'n lofsang vir ma's oral wat op moeilike plekke gesinne moet grootmaak en gemeenskappe moet bou.

As jong man het Jansen gewonder hoe ma's dit regkry om kinders onder moeilike omstandighede groot te maak – en toe besef die antwoord is reg voor hom in die vorm van Sarah Jansen, sy eie ma. Deur haar vroeŽ lewe in Montagu en die gevolge van apartheid se gedwonge verskuiwings na te speur, werp Jansen lig op hoe sterk vroue nie slegs daarin geslaag het om gesinne bymekaar te hou nie, maar hulle kinders ook met integriteit groot te maak.

Met sy kenmerkende fynsinnigheid, humor en eerlikheid, volg Jansen sy ma se lewensverhaal as 'n jong verpleegster en ma van vyf kinders, en wys hy hoe diť ma's hulle verlede verwerk het, hulle huise ingerig het, sin gemaak het van die politiek, die liefde bestuur en kernwaardes gekommunikeer het – hoe hulle hulle lewens gelei het. Om sy eie herinneringe te balanseer, het Jansen hom op sy suster, Naomi, beroep om haar eie insigte en herinneringe te deel, en daardeur spesiale waarde tot hierdie roerende memoir toe te voeg.

Song For Sarah - Lessons From My Mother (Hardcover): Jonathan Jansen, Naomi Jansen Song For Sarah - Lessons From My Mother (Hardcover)
Jonathan Jansen, Naomi Jansen 2
R240 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R18 (7%) In stock

Jonathan Jansen is the former Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State, with a formidable reputation for transformation and for a deep commitment to reconciliation in communities living with the heritage of apartheid. In this, Jansen’s most personal and intimate book to date, South Africa’s beloved professor contemplates the stereotypes and stigma so readily applied to Cape Flats mothers as bawdy, lusty and gap-toothed – and offers this endearing antidote as a praise song to mothers everywhere who raise families and build communities in difficult places.

As a young man, Jansen questioned how mothers managed to raise children in trying circumstances – and then realised that the answer was right in front of him in the form of Sarah Jansen, his own mother. Tracing her early life in Montagu and the consequences of apartheid’s forced removals, Jansen unpacks how strong women managed to not only keep families together, but raise them with integrity.

With his trademark delicacy, humour and frankness, Jansen follows his mother’s life story as a young nurse and mother to five children, and shows how mothers dealt with their pasts, organised their homes, made sense of politics, managed affection, communicated core values – how they led their lives. As a balance to his own recollections, Jansen has called on his sister, Naomi, to offer her own insights and memories, adding special value to this touching personal memoir.

Achtung Baby - An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children (Hardcover): Sara Zaske Achtung Baby - An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children (Hardcover)
Sara Zaske
R464 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R83 (18%) Preorder
Adoption - Choosing it, Living it, Loving it (Paperback): Raymond Guarendi Adoption - Choosing it, Living it, Loving it (Paperback)
Raymond Guarendi
R264 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R42 (16%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Ray Guarendi, psychologist, husband and father of ten adopted children, considers the most commonly asked adoption questions with insight, humor and a heart for the adoptive family. His aim? To dispel unsettling misperceptions about adoption, to encourage others to think about and act on adoption, and to guide adoptive parents to a more relaxed, rewarding family life for all involved. A must-have resource for those considering adoption, those who have already adopted and those in the mix as family members or friends of adoptive parents.

Love Island - On Paper - The Official Love Island Guide to Grafting, Cracking on and Mugging off (Hardcover): ITV Ventures... Love Island - On Paper - The Official Love Island Guide to Grafting, Cracking on and Mugging off (Hardcover)
ITV Ventures Limited 1
R432 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R73 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Revel in all the island antics from the likes of Kem, Marcel, Chris, Georgia and Camilla, and delight in this irreverent guide to modern love from the TV sensation that everyone's talking about. Featuring exclusive interviews with your favourite characters, and images of the contestants within the villa, this official Love Island book will teach you essential lessons in love.Including:- How to tell if you're being a 'melt'- Work out which islander's basket you should put all your eggs into- A crash course in being classy from Camilla - Dr Marcel's guide to coping with heartbreakPacked full of all the funniest quotes, most embarrassing moments and cutest romantic shenanigans, and including an indispensable glossary explaining the likes of 'muggy', 'grafting' and the unforgettable 'dick sand', Love Island - On Paper is the ultimate indulgence for every fan of the hit ITV2 show.

All the Single Ladies - Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation (Paperback, Export): Rebecca Traister All the Single Ladies - Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation (Paperback, Export)
Rebecca Traister 1
R238 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R39 (16%) In stock

The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women is "an informative and thought-provoking book for anyone-not just the single ladies (The New York Times Book Review). In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change-temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are married by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life, through the lens of the unmarried American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, "we're better off reading Rebecca Traister on women, politics, and America than pretty much anyone else" (The Boston Globe).

Marriages, Families, and Relationships - Making Choices in a Diverse Society, International Edition (Paperback, Revised... Marriages, Families, and Relationships - Making Choices in a Diverse Society, International Edition (Paperback, Revised Edition)
Mary Ann Lamanna, Agnes Riedmann
R756 R647 Discovery Miles 6 470 Save R109 (14%) In stock

This bestselling marriage and family text combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a unique theme especially relevant to today's dynamic global environment: "Making choices in a diverse society." The text achieves an excellent balance between the sociological and ecological or family systems theoretical perspectives, while including extensive coverage of family dynamics and interpersonal relationships. The authors use warmth, humor, and an engaging presentation to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and marriage and family alternatives.

Love In The Time Of AIDS - Inequality, Gender And Rights In South Africa (Paperback): Mark Hunter Love In The Time Of AIDS - Inequality, Gender And Rights In South Africa (Paperback)
Mark Hunter
R245 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R18 (7%) Within 10 - 15 working days

In some parts of South Africa, more than one in three people are HIV positive. Love in the Time of AIDS explores transformations in notions of gender and intimacy to try to understand the roots of this virulent epidemic. By living in an informal settlement and collecting love letters, cell phone text messages, oral histories, and archival materials, Mark Hunter details the everyday social inequalities that have resulted in untimely deaths. Hunter shows how first apartheid and then chronic unemployment have become entangled with ideas about femininity, masculinity, love, and sex and have created an economy of exchange that perpetuates the transmission of HIV/AIDS. This sobering ethnography challenges conventional understandings of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

Love Warrior - A Memoir (Paperback): Glennon Doyle Melton Love Warrior - A Memoir (Paperback)
Glennon Doyle Melton
R300 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R70 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Four Waifs on our Doorstep (Paperback): Trisha Merry Four Waifs on our Doorstep (Paperback)
Trisha Merry 1
R173 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R37 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

At eleven o' clock one night in 1997, four hungry, damaged young children arrive on foster carers Trisha and Mike Merry's doorstep. Two social workers dropped them off with nothing but the ragged clothes they were wearing and no information. The children were covered in bruises, two had black eyes, one had a broken arm and they were all scratching themselves. Starved, seriously neglected and abused in every way, four young siblings have been repeatedly overlooked by everyone who should have cared. The eldest scavenges for food by night and is exhausted from trying to protect his sisters, his baby brother and himself from serious parental neglect and the perilous attentions of frequent paedophile visitors. From the start, these four children challenge Trisha and Mike to extremes. Despite all their experience over many years, they wonder if they have met their match. Yet, from that very first night, this couple's unbounded love and care and their unbelievable determination surmount all the obstacles that follow. The shocking truth about the children's home lives is beyond anything Trish and Mike have experienced, yet through their formidable efforts, their unshakeable belief in the children, and their (almost) unfailing sense of humour, they are able to turn around four young lives from tragedy to hope.

Jealousy: A Forbidden Passion (Paperback): Giulia Sissa Jealousy: A Forbidden Passion (Paperback)
Giulia Sissa
R434 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R79 (18%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Amorous jealousy is not a monster, as Shakespeare's venomous Iago claims. It is neither prickly and bitter fancy, nor a cruel and mean passion, nor a symptom of feeble self-esteem. All those who have experienced its wounds are well aware that it is not callous, nasty, delusional and ridiculous. It is just painful. Yet for centuries moralists have poured scorn and contempt on a feeling that, in their view, we should fight in every possible way. It is allegedly a disease to be treated, a moral vice to be eradicated, an ugly, pre-modern, illiberal, proprietary emotion to be overcome. Above all, no-one should ever admit to being jealous. So should we silence this embarrassing sentiment? Or should we see it, like the heroines of Greek tragedy, as a fundamental human demand for reciprocity in love? By examining its cultural history from the ancient Greeks to La Rochefoucauld, Hobbes, Kant, Stendhal, Freud, Beauvoir, Sartre, and Lacan, this book demonstrates how jealousy, far from being a "green-eyed" fiend, reveals the intense and apprehensive nature of all erotic love, which is the desire to be desired. We should never be ashamed to love.

Raising a Secure Child - How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional... Raising a Secure Child - How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore (Paperback)
Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, Bert Powell, Christine M. Benton
R273 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R61 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:"; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Today's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful "Circle of Security" parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time. Readers learn how to protect and nurture babies through teens while fostering their independence, and what emotional needs a child may be expressing with difficult behavior. Vivid stories and unique practical tools offer insight into how our own upbringing affects our parenting style (and what to do about it). This book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone's reach--self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. A parent reflects on Raising a Secure Child (video) Mental health professionals: See also the authors' related intervention manual, Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child Relationships.

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America (Paperback): $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America (Paperback)
R262 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R62 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Dog Tales - Heart-warming stories of rescue dogs who rescued their owners right back (Hardcover): Andrea Hayes Dog Tales - Heart-warming stories of rescue dogs who rescued their owners right back (Hardcover)
Andrea Hayes
R364 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R92 (25%) Within 19 - 23 working days

Andrea Hayes has spent many years documenting her work with the ISPCA and Dogs Trust on her TV shows Animal A&E and Dog Tales with Andrea Hayes. In this book she tells the inspiring true stories of 12 dogs that have been given a second chance at finding their forever homes and of the inspirational owners who found a place in their hearts and homes for the abandoned, and often traumatised, animals. We hear about Skittles the heavily pregnant and terrified Shih Tzu, rescued from a puppy farm and eventually rehomed with her best friend Minty the three-legged cat, and about Munchkin, the tiny dog who helped her new owner overcome bullying. We meet Penney the pit bull, who lost her pups but found love with a couple who take her everywhere - even to work. Andrea also reveals how dogs have helped her on her own journey through chronic pain and how the dogs she has encountered have touched her life in different ways, often when she needed it most.

The Future of Marriage (Hardcover, Annotated edition): David Blankenhorn The Future of Marriage (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
David Blankenhorn
R473 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R82 (17%) Within 7 - 15 working days

In their current demands, Blankenhorn points out, gay and lesbian leaders are not asking for marriage with an adjective in front of it, but marriage itself. Therefore, what marriage is and why it matters is what this debate is all about. What exactly is this institution to which gay and lesbian activists are seeking access? Why do we have it in the first place? Where did it come from? What is it for? How is it changing? These are some of the hard questions "The Future of Marriage" confronts.

Intermarried (Hardcover): Yael Ben-Zion Intermarried (Hardcover)
Yael Ben-Zion; Foreword by Amy Chua
R900 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R182 (20%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Following her award-winning monograph "5683 miles away," Yael Ben-Zion fixes her camera on another personal but politically charged theme: intermarriage. Ben-Zion initiated the project in 2009, inviting couples who define themselves as "mixed" to participate. Her own marriage "mixed," she was interested in the many challenges faced by couples who choose to share their lives regardless of their different origins, ethnicities, races, or religions.

Through layered images and revealing texts--including excerpts from a questionnaire she asked her subjects to fill out--"Intermarried" weaves together fragments of reality to compose a subtle narrative that deals with the multifaceted issues posed by intermarriage.

A New Look at Black Families (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Charles Vert Willie, Richard J. Reddick A New Look at Black Families (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Charles Vert Willie, Richard J. Reddick
R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Within 7 - 15 working days

Charlie Willie's A New Look at Black Families has introduced thousands of students to the intricacies of the Black family in American society since its publication in 1976. Now, with Richard Reddick, Willie has produced a substantially-revised 5th edition of this standard text on the subject. Using a case study approach, Willie and Reddick show the varieties of the Black family experience and how those experiences vary by socioeconomic status. In addition to examining families of low-income, working, and middle classes, the authors also look to the family environment leading to success. The authors also puncture the myth of the Black matriarchy prevalent in the popular imagination. For a nuanced, readable, accurate picture of the state of the family in African America for scholars and their students, this New Look should be useful reading.

Handbook of Parenting, Volume I - Children and Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marc H. Bornstein Handbook of Parenting, Volume I - Children and Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Marc H. Bornstein
R1,004 Discovery Miles 10 040 Within 8 - 15 working days

Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring. The Handbook of Parenting concerns itself with: *different types of parents--mothers and fathers, single, adolescent, and adoptive parents; *basic characteristics of parenting--behaviors, knowledge, beliefs, and expectations about parenting; *forces that shape parenting--evolution, genetics, biology, employment, social class, culture, environment, and history; *problems faced by parents--handicap, marital difficulties, drug addiction; and *practical concerns of parenting--how to promote children's health, foster social adjustment and cognitive competence, and interact with school, legal, and public officials. Contributors to the Handbook of Parenting have worked in different ways toward understanding all these diverse aspects of parenting, and all look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent wonders about. Each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting; each is rooted in current thinking and theory, as well as classical and modern research in that topic; each has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting. In addition, each chapter follows a standard organization, including an introduction to the chapter as a whole, followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, forecasts of future directions of theory and research, and a set of conclusions. Of course, contributors' own convictions and research are considered, but contributions to this new edition present all major points of view and central lines of inquiry and interpret them broadly. The Handbook of Parenting is intended to be both comprehensive and state of the art. As the expanded scope of this second edition amply shows, parenting is naturally and closely allied with many other fields.

Lost in Space - A Father's Journey There and Back Again (Paperback): Lost in Space - A Father's Journey There and Back Again (Paperback)
R263 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R41 (16%) Within 7 - 15 working days

"Lost in Space" is a sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always lively essay collection about fathers and sons, and their relationship to not only one another, but pop culture, death, and sex--because sex sells, even if you're otherwise focused on parenting and the generation spanning cultural impact of Star Wars.
The essays in "Lost in Space" are focused on an array of child-rearing topics including sleep, discipline, first haircuts, deceased parents/grandparents and illness, and the inherent challenges and humor that coincide with, and are intrinsically tied-into, these stages of life. The essays also recognize the ongoing presence of the author's dead father in his life even as he seeks to parent without his father's guidance or advice.

Necessary Conversations - Between Adult Children and Their Aging Parents (Paperback, Original): Gerald Kauffman Necessary Conversations - Between Adult Children and Their Aging Parents (Paperback, Original)
Gerald Kauffman
R236 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R35 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days


In this timely book, family counselors Gerald and Marlene Kaufman urge adult children and their parents to have direct conversations about the decisions that lie ahead as parents age. A thoughtful and useful guide to a life stage that's often dreaded and muddled through.
In this timely book, family counselors Gerald and Marlene Kaufman urge adult children and their parents to have direct conversations about the decisions that lie ahead as parents age. The Kaufmans suggest that families use their parents' retirement as the benchmark for having the first discussion about their parents' plans for the next phase of their lives. The Kaufmans point out that most families wait until they're faced with a crisis before having these conversations.
The big questions facing aging adults are:
1. Where should they live as they become less able to care for a property?
2. How will they manage their finances so that they are as prepared as possible to meet their needs as they age? Are they ready to invite one or more of their children to become their partners in making financial decisions?
3. Are they ready to invite one or more of their children to become their partners in making their medical decisions?
4. How can parents and children work together in determining when it's no longer safe or wise for the parents to drive?
5. What end-of-life decisions should parents be prepared to make? What is the best way to have those discussions?
Necessary Conversations is filled with stories and examples from many families, most with different life circumstances, but all facing these same issues. The chapters end with Getting Started, a list of suggestions for action, as well as Questions for focusing on practical outcomes to the discussions. The book includes a series of exhibits--from a Needs Assessment for Caregivers to a Medications and Supplements List to a Driving Contract and Checklist. A thoughtful and useful guide to a life stage that's often dreaded and muddled through. Gerald W. Kaufman and L. Marlene Kaufman have been family counselors for nearly 40 years. This book grew out of a seminar they were asked to lead with their adult daughter and her husband.

Same Family, Different Colors - Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families (Paperback): Lori L. Tharps Same Family, Different Colors - Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families (Paperback)
Lori L. Tharps
R321 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R75 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Population - An Introduction to Concepts and Issues (Hardcover, 12th edition): John R. Weeks Population - An Introduction to Concepts and Issues (Hardcover, 12th edition)
John R. Weeks
R702 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R101 (14%) In stock

Demographics just got a lot more interesting, thanks to this book's compelling writing and intriguing essays. POPULATION does more than give you information; it also shows you how to use it. From the debate over how to rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina to what should be done about Social Security and Medicare, POPULATION lets you apply the research yourself.

Japanese Family and Society - Words from Tongo Takebe, a Meiji Era Sociologist (Paperback): Japanese Family and Society - Words from Tongo Takebe, a Meiji Era Sociologist (Paperback)
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Within 8 - 15 working days

An accurate, thought provoking translation of original work from sociologist pioneer Tongo Takebe Today's sociology education emphasizes multiculturalism, yet most of the views originate from Judeo-Christian perspectives that can limit insight and understanding. Japanese Family and Society: Words from Tongo Takebe, A Meiji Era Sociologist presents a carefully edited, accurate translation by Teruhito Sako of original work from the early Japanese sociologist Tongo Takebe. His unique viewpoint sheds light on both Eastern and Western perspectives used to describe societal development and a classification system of knowledge. This easily understandable source retains the essences of this classical Japanese social theorist's work while giving an excellent overview of Eastern and Western social theory and philosophy and discussion of major scientific advances from the earliest eras until 1900. Japanese Family and Society is a translation of Takebe's General Sociology: Introduction (1904, Volume 1) and an excerpt from General Sociology: Social Statistics (1909, Volume 3). In Volume 1, Takebe reviews the accomplishments of major Eastern and Western scholars. Systematically, Takebe discusses the major scientific advances in physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, political science, and sociology to develop criteria for a classification system of knowledge. In the excerpt from Volume 3, Takebe discusses family relationships. In these translations, Takebe focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of both Eastern and Western viewpoints of societal development in which he demonstrates the advantages of combining these perspectives. Topics in Japanese Family and Society include: * a brief history of Japanese society * early Japanese sociologists * a biography of Tongo Takebe * theoretical introduction to sociology, sociology's problems, and methodology * historical introduction to the sociological ideas in Japan, China, Indian thought, Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, and the Modern era * the rise of socialism * major accomplishments in various disciplines * family organization, including marital relationships, parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, and others * much more Japanese Family and Society can be used as a text or supplemental text for upper level undergraduate courses in social theory, sociology, philosophy, history, and social science.

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory - 5 Volume Set (Hardcover): Bryan S. Turner The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory - 5 Volume Set (Hardcover)
Bryan S. Turner; Edited by Kyung-Sup Chang, Cynthia F. Epstein, Peter Kivisto, J. Michael Ryan, …
R13,168 R12,141 Discovery Miles 121 410 Save R1,027 (8%) Within 7 - 13 working days

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary compendium of original entries focusing on the origins, evolution, and global development of contemporary social theory. Presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview and analysis of all aspects of social theoryFeatures more than 850 in-depth, original entries contributed by international expertsIncludes all major theories, theorists, schools of thought, disciplines, debates, doctrines, developments, epistemologies, and methodologies relating to the development of modern social theoryBrings in concepts from contemporary cultural studies, feminism, post-secularism, and postmodernism Explores controversial contemporary debates relating to the clash of civilization, environmentalism, post-colonialism, post-humanism, cyborgs, and the life-extension project

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
The Truth Game
Vanessa Nicolson Hardcover R357 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950
Media, Family Interaction and the…
Anja R. Lahikainen, Tiina Malkia, … Hardcover R1,990 Discovery Miles 19 900
Sex Media
Feona Attwood Paperback R426 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470
Legkaart Van Jou Gesig - Fisionomie In…
Marthie Mare Paperback  (1)
R230 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980
Promises I Can Keep - Why Poor Women Put…
Kathryn Edin, Maria Kefalas Paperback R509 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380
The Voyeur's Motel
Gay Talese Paperback  (1)
R215 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670
One Couple Two Cultures
Dan Waters Paperback R425 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510
Get Serious About Getting Married - 365…
Janis Spindel Paperback R276 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350
The Erotic Doll - A Modern Fetish
Marquard Smith Hardcover R876 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920
The Art of Conversation - Change Your…
Judy Apps Hardcover  (1)
R245 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620

 

Loyalty partners