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Standards. We apply them, uphold them, or fail to meet them. But how do they get made?

Author: Janice Graham


ISBN: 0774865229


Page: 256

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The Social Life of Standards reveals how political and technical tools for organizing society are developed, subverted, contested, and reassembled by local communities interacting with standards created by others. The authors investigate biomedical, agricultural, and other cases to show how inconsistent implementation of standards in the real world runs up against the non-negotiable criteria presupposed by external forces. To solve these problems, they propose a new, reflexive process that involves local engagement at every stage in the production and application of standards.
2022-01-15 By Janice Graham

Te social life of standards for biosafety precautions described in this chapter and interpreted into procedures (i.e., “practical norms”) was short and hectic. After their rapid definition, they were transferred from the social space of ...

Author: Janice E. Graham

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774865241

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Standards. We apply them, uphold them, or fail to meet them. But how do they get made? The Social Life of Standards reveals how these political and technical tools for organizing society are developed, subverted, contested, and reassembled by local communities interacting with standards created by others. Using ethnographic approaches, contributors investigate biomedical, agricultural, and other contexts that reveal the mismatch between the inconsistent implementation of standards in the real world and the non-negotiable criteria presupposed by external forces. These cases support a reflexive process that involves local engagement at every stage in the production and application of standards.
2021-04-15 By Janice E. Graham

riority or some moral standards over Others. in short, pluralism in the domain of morality is supposed to lead towards arbitrariness and instrumentalism, with the impossibility of distinguishing instrumental from non-instrumental social ...

Author: Zbigniew Drozdowicz

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643903761

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

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The standards of rationality are treated in this book as certain regulators of social life. They are compared to the rudders of the great vessels constituted by social communities. The diversity exhibited by those standards do not only result from the differences of time and space of their implementation, but also from the differences in the sets of ideas put forward by the leading social thinkers accompanied by the different characteristics of their designated audiences. (Series: Development in Humanities - Vol. 7)

Tying gendered representation to class and race, this chapter shows that the impacts of gender norms go far beyond narrowing the range of possible gender expression. Dominant social standards of masculinity and femininity also impose ...

Author: Raka Ray

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483324425

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The Social Life of Gender provides a comprehensive approach to gender as an organizing principle of institutions, history, and unequal interpersonal relations. This new title will develop students’ capacity to use gender analysis to question social life more broadly, by presenting a critical sociology based on the unique insights gleaned from the study of gender. Through bold, concise, and intellectually generative writing, the authors explore culture, geopolitics, and the economy, providing students with a succinct, accessible, and critical grasp of core debates in the sociology of gender.
2017-12-07 By Raka Ray

The SA8000 (SAI 2013) was the first auditable social standard and is based on the international workplace norms of the International Labor Organization (ILO) as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations in ...

Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812872968

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

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This book details the primary concepts of Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA), integration of social aspects in product life cycles, quantification of social impacts in S-LCA, impact categorization in S-LCA, methodological aspects of S-LCA, and detailed case studies. As the societal implications of producing a product are coming to take on a new importance, the concept of Social Life Cycle Assessment has recently been developed and is becoming increasingly prominent. However, S-LCA is still in its infancy and its impact categories for many industrial segments are still under development.

Norms,. and. Rules. Predictable patterns of behaviors represent a form of social order. Social order exists when stable, ... themselves into perpetuating a range of predictable activities that help produce a functional collective life?

Author: David Shulman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483319421

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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The Presentation of Self in Contemporary Social Life covers the popular theories of Erving Goffman, and shows modern applications of dramaturgical analysis in a wide range of social contexts. David Shulman’s innovative new text demonstrates how Goffman’s ideas, first introduced in 1959, continue to inspire research into how we manage the impressions that others form about us. He synthesizes the work of contemporary scholars who use dramaturgical approaches from several disciplines, who recognize that many values, social norms, and laws have changed since Goffman’s time, and that contemporary society offers significant new forms of impression management that we can engage in and experience. After a general introduction to dramaturgical sociology, readers will see many examples of how Goffman’s ideas can provide powerful insights into familiar aspects of contemporary life today, including business and the workplace, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and the digital world.
2016-05-17 By David Shulman

Strictly speaking, in a complex heterogeneous society there are, can be, no norms of acting and of living in the name of which we should regulate our fellows. What are accepted standards of normal social life? Accepted by whom?

Author: R.M. Maciver

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447492627

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
2013-04-16 By R.M. Maciver

Third, Babcock's(1988) personal account of embarrassment assumes thatindividuals definethemselves interms ofaspecific persona – includinga setofpersonal standardsof conduct important tothe person, consisting of underlyingbeliefs, ...

Author: Warren D. TenHouten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134229079

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Founded upon the psychoevolutionary theories of Darwin, Plutchik and Izard, a general socioevolutionary theory of the emotions - affect-spectrum theory - classifies a wide spectrum of the emotions and analyzes them on the sociological, psychological and neurobiological levels. This neurocognitive sociology of the emotions supersedes the major theoretical perspectives developed in the sociology of emotions by showing primary emotions to be adaptive reactions to fundamental problems of life which have evolved into elementary social relationships and which can predict occurrences of the entire spectrum of primary, complex secondary, and tertiary emotions. Written by leading social theorist Warren D. TenHouten, this book presents an encyclopaedic classification of the emotions, describing forty-six emotions in detail, and presenting a general multilevel theory of emotions and social life. The scope of coverage of this key work is highly topical and comprehensive, and includes the development of emotions in childhood, symbolic elaboration of complex emotions, emotions management, violence, and cultural and gender differences. While primary emotions have clearly defined valences, this theory shows that complex emotions obey no algebraic law and that all emotions have both creative and destructive potentialities.
2006-11-22 By Warren D. TenHouten

Education on Civic Norms Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards. In citizens' social life, a set of norms needs to be set to ensure the orderly operation of social life. The norms that citizens need to observe mainly ...

Author: Kerry J. Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136022081

Category: Education

Page: 268

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There is a flourishing literature on citizenship education in China that is mostly unknown in the West. Liberal political theorists often assume that only in democracy should citizens be prepared for their future responsibilities, yet citizenship education in China has undergone a number of transformations as the political system has sought to cope with market reforms, globalization and pressures both externally and within the country for broader political reforms. Over the past decade, Chinese scholars have been struggling for official recognition of citizenship education as a key component of the school curriculum in these changing contexts. This book analyzes the citizenship education issues under discussion within China, and aims to provide a voice for its scholars at a time when China’s international role is becoming increasingly important.
2013-10-15 By Kerry J. Kennedy

The British Sociological Association's Statement of Ethical Practice appears under the banner 'Professional Standards' on the BSA web site (http://tinyurl. com/2bwz3y). The Association has a set of Rules for the Conduct of Enquiries ...

Author: Nigel Gilbert

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259634

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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`This new edition of this excellent guide maintains the standard of the original whilst taking full account of developments in both methodological discussion and the techniques of social research. The organization of the text around the research process is a great strength of the text' - David Byrne, University of Durham Preview the Third Edition's opening chapter and guide to its teaching and learning features designed to stimulate student engagement with the content here The Third Edition of Nigel Gilbert's hugely successful Researching Social Life covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner. Gilbert's text offers the best coverage of the full scope of research methods of any of the leading textbooks in the field, making this an essential text for any student starting a research methods course or doing a research project. This thoroughly revised text is driven by the expertise of a writing team comprised of internationally-renowned experts in the field. New to the Third Edition are chapters on: - Searching and Reviewing the Literature - Refining the Question - Grounded Theory and Inductive Research - Mixed Methods - Participatory Action Research - Virtual Methods - Narrative Analysis A number of useful features, such as worked examples, case studies, discussion questions, project ideas and checklists are included throughout the book to help those new to research to engage with the material. Researching Social Life follows the 'life cycle' of a typical research project, from initial conception through to eventual publication. Its breadth and depth of coverage make this an indispensable must-have textbook for students on social research methods courses in any discipline.
2008-03-17 By Nigel Gilbert