Describes the transformation of societies and social relations that characterize the twenty-first century. This book presents a conceptualization of three processes that are fundamental to the analysis of micro, meso and macro social relations: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation.
'This Handbook is the first published by the ISA in this millennium; representing the fruit of in-depth dynamics it invites us to give all necessary attention to the concepts of conflict, cooperation and competition. By reflecting on the possible articulations of these concepts and attempting to apply them in diverse fields of social science the editors give voice to those who are studying the world as it is and perform the service of returning a set of concepts, approaches or paradigms to their legitimate place. I thank them warmly for offering us this fine volume, which, clearly, will be a milestone' - Michel Wieviorka, President, International Sociological Association. This new ISA handbook presents and tracks the transformation of the societies and social relations that characterize the twenty-first century. The volume is organized around a conceptualization of three processes that are fundamental to the analysis of micro, meso and macro social relations: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation. This ISA Handbook presents and tracks the transformation of the societies and social relations that characterize the twenty-first century.; In addition to chapters that delve into sociological theory, case studies and overviews of subfields discuss and contextualize debates from an international perspective, incorporating relevant material about North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Chapters on topics and fields crucial to the experience of people around the world include, among others: Childhood Studies; Consumption; Hunger; Labour Studies; Peace-Keeping and the Military; Sociology and the Law; Sociology of Health; Sociology of Sport; and, Welfare. Systematic and informed, the handbook will serve readers in all branches of the social sciences, providing both experienced researchers and novices with the materials to explore the different domains of contemporary life.
1. Introduction - Ann Denis and Devorah Kalekin-Fishman Part One: Analyses of Approaches to Research 2. Alienation: Critique and Alternative Futures - Lauren Langman and Devorah Kalekin-Fishman 3. Identity, Citizenship and Contemporary, Secure, Gendered Politics of Belonging - Nira Yuval-Davis 4. Sociological Practice and the Socio-Technics of Governance - Kjeld Hogsbro, Hans Pruijt, Nikita Pokrovsky and George Tsobanoglou 5. Law through Sociology's Looking Glass. Conflict, and Competition in Sociological Studies of Law - Reza Banakar 6. New Ways of Relating Authority and Solidarity: Theoretical and Empirical Explorations - Elisa P. Reis 7. New Collaborative Forms of Doing Research - Jaime Jimenez Part Two: Trends in Conceptualizing Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation in Sub-fields of Sociology 8. Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation in the Sociology of Development and Social Transformations - Ulrike Schuerkens 9. Health Sociology: Conflict, Competition, Cooperation - Elianne Riska, Ellen Annandale and Robert Dingwall 10. Sociological Theories of Professions: Conflict, Competition and Co-operation - Julia Evetts, Charles Gadea, Mariano Sanchez and Juan Saez 11.Competition, Conflict and Cooperation, and the Naturalization of Social Difference in Sport - Fabien Ohl 12. Controversies as Sites of Conflict and Collaboration: Insights from the Sociology of the Arts - Jan Marontate 13. Rethinking the Sociology of Childhood: Conflict, Competition and Cooperation in Children's Lives - Robert van Krieken and Doris B hler-Niederberger 14. The Lifecourse of the Social Mobility Paradigm - Stephane Moulin and Paul Bernard Part Three: Research on Social Issues -- Interweaving Processes 15.Health, Illness and Mortality in Less Developed Countries: Convergence, Divergence and Stagnation - Bali Ram and Shefali S. Ram 16. Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation in Twenty-First Century Military Peacekeeping Operations - David R. Segal, Christopher Dandeker, and Yuko K. Whitestone 17. Conflict, Competition Cooperation in the Social Division of Health Care - Paul Leduc Browne 18. Market against Society: Labour's Predicament in the Second Great Transformation - Edward Webster and Robert Lambert 19. Political Consumerism: An Extension of Social Conflict or a Renewed Form of Economic Collaboration? - Marco Silvestro 20. Modes of Structured Interplay in the Modelling of Digital Futures - Markus Schulz 21. Sociological Theory, Social Change and Crime in Rural Communities - Joseph F. Donnermeyer, Pat Jobes, and Elaine Barclay Part Four: Illustrative Case Studies 22. Hunger and Plenty: Fragmented Integration in the Global Food System - Mustafa Koc 23. Social Movements in Brazil: Characteristics and Research - Maria da Gloria Gohn 24. Making Sense of Social Justice and Social Mobilization in Latin America: A Discourse Analysis - Victor Armony 25. Industrial and Labour Studies, Socio-Economic Transformation, Conflict and Cooperation in KwaZulu Natal - Ari Sitas 26. Economic Globalization and Singapore's Development Policies: Competition, Cooperation and Conflict - Alexius A. Pereira 27. The Dynamics of Local Global Relations: Conflict and Development - Henry Teune 28. Negotiating Identity, Conflict and Cooperation within a Strategic Model of Address - Sandi Michele de Oliveira 29. Conflict and (Ethno-Linguistic) Diversity: Canada/Quebec - Philippe Couton, Ann Denis, Leslie Laczko, Linda Pietrantonio, and Joseph-Yvon Theriault Part Five: Conclusion 30. Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation: Means and Stratagems for Shaping Social Reality in the Twenty-First Century - Ann Denis and Devorah Kalekin-Fishman