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Series : GEMASS Studies in Social Analysis

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2016   Références trouvées  1

2016  |  GUILLO Dominique  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2014   Références trouvées  2

2014  |  RAYNAUD Dominique  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
2014  |  CHAZEL François , HAMILTON Peter  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2013   Références trouvées  1

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In this entertaining and insightful book, Raymond Boudon, one of France’s most eminent sociologists, draws on his personal history and intellectual career, showing how they relate to his distinctive ideas on the claim that contemporary sociology can operate as a true science. His distinctive contributions on such topics as educational and social inequality, rationality, methodological individualism, and the classical tradition in sociology have been influential. Boudon’s perspective moves beyond narrow, parochial and obscure concerns to the broader issues of how best to explain and understand society.

2013  |  BOUDON Raymond  |  Traductions  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2012   Références trouvées  2

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This book presents the most recent and comprehensive scientific study of the sexual behaviour and attitudes of the French. Published for the first time in English, the work is based on a major research survey conducted in 2006–7 with 12,000 participants, and supported by the main social research and health agencies in France.
The findings of this important study paint a fascinating picture of the evolution of attitudes, behaviours, sexual practices and health issues in contemporary France. A major contribution to knowledge about sexual attitudes and behaviour, the work provides important information of concern to social scientists, health professionals and social workers alike, and to all those interested in a better understanding of contemporary sexual life.

28 September 2012, Hardback, 590pp
ISBN 978-1-905622-28-3, £150.00
GEMAS Studies in Social Analysis Series

2012  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
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Présentation Contemporary biomedical research is of great concern in the scientific community and for society as a whole. It poses key questions—not just for science and medicine, but because of its economic, legal, ethical, and even philosophical ramifications.
In his new book on the social dynamics of biomedical research, Michel Dubois analyses two contemporary areas of rapid scientific growth : stem cell and prion diseases. Through a study of changes in scientific collaboration in these fields, his aim is to offer an alternative to the overly simplistic view of scientific transformation associated with the idea of “technoscience”.
Dubois provides a critical assessment of sociological research programmes such as constructivism and actor–network theory. He develops an innovative theory directed towards the renewal of the sociology of science. It defines the principles of a sociological approach based on scientific action and its often unintended consequences.

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2012  |  DUBOIS Michel  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2011   Références trouvées  1

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Who still believes in Father Christmas, Bloody Mary or the man in the moon ? How, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, can some people still support creationism ? What did President Mitterrand of France learn from his personal astrologer ?

In this intriguing book on the sociology of beliefs, Gérald Bronner examines the social processes that perpetuate all types of strange and erroneous ideas. Using models based on cognitive science, he explores the weird and wonderful domain of the “market for ideas”. Although we may think that scientific progress roots out the seeds of false belief, Bronner unlocks the answer to why the advance of reason opens up new terrains on which the weeds of error can flourish.

2011  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2010   Références trouvées  2

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2010  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
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In this rigorous study of French secondary education during the 20th century, Nathalie Bulle provides a simulation of how pupils and their families chose
amongst the streams of study available to them. The model she develops is meticulously constructed and supported by a range of decision-making models, and explains the development of values about intellectual education in France. Her research supports the thesis of the relative autonomy of the educational system in relation to other sub-systems of society, and is a major contribution to the sociology of education. She also examines and provides clarification of some key epistemological questions posed by the use of formal models to explain social phenomena.

2010  |  BULLE Nathalie  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2009   Références trouvées  6

2009  |  CHERKAOUI Mohamed  |  Chapitres d’ouvrages publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
2009  |  CHERKAOUI Mohamed  |  Chapitres d’ouvrages publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
2009  |  CHERKAOUI Mohamed  |  Direction d’ouvrages  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
2009  |  CHAZEL François  |  Chapitres d’ouvrages publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
2009  |  BAECHLER Jean  |  Chapitres d’ouvrages publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
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Edited by Catherine Bonvalet, Valérie Laflamme, Denise Arbonville
Foreword by Yves Grafmeyer
Translated by Zoé Andreyev

Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2009

This important new comparative research study of housing and family is distinctive because it takes France and southern Europe as its focus.

France is conventionally compared with northern European societies because of similarities in economic and industrial development, the role of the state, and demographic characteristics. This ignores cultural and social similarities between France and the societies of southern Europe, united by shared Latin heritage, recent urbanisation, attachment to the rural world and values of family solidarity.

The authors of this groundbreaking study of family and housing patterns in France compared with Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Romania offer novel insights into key social and population changes of the last century.

2009  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2008   Références trouvées  1

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Mohamed CHERKAOUI

Foreword by Bryan S. Turner

Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2008

In this remarkable defence of Durkheimian social theory, Mohamed Cherkaoui analyses the relevance of the great French sociologist’s ideas for understanding contemporary society. These range from the discussion of anomie and suicide, to the role of politics in pedagogy and educational organisation.

Professor Cherkaoui subjects many of the central concepts and intuitions to be found in Durkheim to a careful analysis which shows just how relevant they remain, a century after their formulation. By taking a novel interactionist interpretation of Durkheim, he embraces all of the work of the French sociologist and demonstrates the internal coherence of the entirety of Durkheimian theory. This "non-conformist" interpretation of Durkheim’s sociological theory amply demonstrates why it remains influential for a considerable amount of contemporary sociological and educational research.

2008  |  CHERKAOUI Mohamed  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2007   Références trouvées  10

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Terry SHINN

foreword by Paul Forman

Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2007

This book outlines a new perspective on the history and sociology of science that places the devices and instruments of scientific measurement, and the people who design and develop them, at the centre of study. Terry Shinn identifies a hitherto unexplored domain of scientific development that he calls research-technology, and demonstrates its centrality for understanding scientific change and development. Through case studies of electromagnetism, the German and American scientific instrument makers, computer programming and simulation, and spectroscopy, Terry Shinn makes a strong argument for the transversality of instrumentation in the face of scientific specialization and fragmentation. He shows how established scientific boundaries are often broken down by instrumental technologies, and how the development of science often proceeds via innovation and genericity in instrument design.

2007  |  SHINN Terry  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
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Denis PHAN and Frédéric AMBLARD

Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2007


This volume brings together contributions from leading researchers in the field of agent-based modelling and simulation. This approach has grown out of some recent and innovative ideas in the social sciences, computer sciences, life sciences, physics and game theory. It is proving helpful in understanding complexity in many domains. The opportunities it offers to explore the experimental approach to social and human behaviour is proving of theoretical and empirical value accross a wide range of fields.
With contributions from researchers whose work has served to define this new field such as Nigel Gilbert, Robert Axtell (in economics and social science) and Jacques Ferber (in multi-agent systems), as well as practitioners who are working at the cutting edge of the new domain, this collection of essays has been assembled by two of its leading exponents : Frédéric Amblard and Denis Phan.
The research, case studies and theoretical approaches duscussed in this book are designed to introduce beginners and experts alike to the current state of play in this new and exciting field of social science.

2007  |  PHAN Denis  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
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Stein RINGEN

foreword by Raymond Boudon
Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2007

These reflections are about modern capitalism. It is a waste of time to be for or against globalisation. New technology is a fact, the mobility of capital is a fact, the movement of jobs and people across borders is a fact. The political challenge is to master the use of reason in a world economy that is now unbelievably productive in the generation of wealth but also shockingly unfair in the distribution of economic power.
The liberal theory of freedom comes from another age when people mostly lived wretchedly and were oppressed and poor. We who live at the top of the new world must revise that theory. If we are to live as our own masters we must cultivate the skill of self-control in how we live together.
Solidarity is surprisingly elusive when the conditions are at their best. We think that the more wealth we have, the greater will be our solidarity, but this is not the case. On the world scene there is giving but no welfare state. Public policy is informed by the need to contain poverty but with limited vision about how to eradicate it. Democracy rests on an idea of equality, that everyone counts the same. But capitalism breeds inequality. The transgression of economic power into the domain of democratic politics has become so great that the people’s democracy is being destroyed before our very eyes.
Stein Ringen’s book is the product of a battle to restore the importance of simplicity, of realism and of good sense in the study of democracy [and] outlines many topics that I believe are essential to the analysis and direction of political life. — From the foreword by Raymond Boudon, Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Paris.

2007  |  RINGEN Stein  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
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Bryan S. TURNER

Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2007

Bryan Turner’s writing on citizenship and human rights has placed him at the forefront of sociological research in this area. Over the last three decades his essays and other contributions have led to a fundamental reconsideration of the debate about individual and social rights in social theory. His work compares in its breath and scope with that of his classical forebears, Weber and Durkheim. It offers a contemporary pertinence to questions that go to the heart of the matter, and grasp the fundamental problematics of citizenship and human rights in a globalised and post Cold War world.
The subjects covered in this major new work by Turner include the debate about modern citizenship inspired by TH Marshall, the globalisation of human rights, national sovereignty, the relationship between religion and conceptions of rights, participation and exclusion, and the concept of social virtue.

2007  |  TURNER Bryan S.  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
2007  |  PHAN Denis  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
2007  |  PHAN Denis  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
2007  |  PHAN Denis  |  Chapitres d’ouvrages publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
2007  |  DUBOIS Michel  |  Chapitres d’ouvrages publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
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In Boundless Youth, his first major publication in English, Olivier Galland argues forcefully for the continued relevance of a distinctive age group called « youth » despite its changing and increasingly diffuse character. He challenges Talcott Parson’s influential conception of the age group and Pierre Bourdieu’s rejection of « youth » as a distinctive social category. Galland’s brilliant examination of youth in French society puts its contemporary crisis into sharp perspective. He shows that the difficult transition from childhood to adulthood is a process linked to the highly structured nature of the French education system and labour market. Using data from extensive survey research, Galland shows how the transition from childhood to adulthood has greatly changed in recent years. Two detailed case studies examine the role of intergenerational verbal exchanges and the impact of the stigmatisation of appearance on young people. Galland concludes that differing social backgrounds and levels of education of young people play significant roles in transitions to adulthood and these differences are more important to study than any supposed intergenerational divide.

2007  |  GALLAND Olivier  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
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Mohamed CHERKAOUI

Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2007

All of human life is affected by the awkward fact that, as Robert Burns said : « the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. » Taking his cue from Max Weber’s seminal insight into this phenomenon, Mohamed Cherkaoui explores this paradoxical world where good intentions so often produce unintended consequences. A famous example is the role of Protestantism in the rise of modern capitalism. The book offers a profound analysis of Weber’s classic essay on this topic, and his theories about the sociology of religion and of rationalisation that lie at its heart. As Professor Cherkaoui demonstrates, this approach remains of great relevance to an understanding of contemporary problems such as Islamic fundamentalism.

2007  |  CHERKAOUI Mohamed  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2006   Références trouvées  1

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Raymond BOUDON

Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2006

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859) was the author of one of the most influential works in social science, Democracy in America – still read as a guide to understanding American society, and in print ever since. Raymond Boudon, one of France’s leading sociologists and for many years a proponent of Tocqueville’s ideas, has written this book to comemorate the bi-centanary of his birth. As he says, ‘‘ the first thing which struck me in reading Tocqueville was the feeling that he is our contemporary... he established a new way that broke with that of his contemporaries – and many of ours – and which has continued to have relevance for the social sciences of today ’’. Boudon shows that Tocqueville’s ideas are of vital importance to current issues – problems of state centralization in France, why Americans are more relegious than their counterparts and why the overwhelming desire for equality has led to so many problems in modern societies.

2006  |  BOUDON Raymond  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 

2005   Références trouvées  2

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Mohamed CHERKAOUI
foreword by Bryan S. Turner
Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2005

A path-breaking book about the concept of social or generative mechanisms, of which an early example is Adam Smith’s idea of the ’invisible hand’. It deals with a problem long evident in sociological explanation, the ‘macro–micro’ dilemma. Professor Cherkaoui deploys a series of studies that deal with issues such as the causes of the French revolution of 1789, the persistence of social inequalities in education, and Max Weber’s Protestant Ethic Thesis. In each case he is concerned with understanding how both classical and contemporary sociologists construct explanatory schemas that aim to integrate the macrosociological and the microsociological levels. His aim is to construct a research strategy based around the principles of methodological individualism for understanding macro phenomena. Mohamed Cherkaoui argues that transitions between these levels are best seen through a modelling of generative mechanisms, conceptualised as a coherent group of hypotheses about actors and the contexts in which they act.

2005  |  CHERKAOUI Mohamed  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 
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Raymond BOUDON

Oxford, The Bardwell Press, 2005

A timely and critical evaluation of a dominant trend in modern social science, evident in a range of intellectual movements from structuralism to post-modernism and social constructionism.
Raymond Boudon shows how the pervasive spread of relativism in social thought threatens intellectual life by corroding the concept of objectivity, leading to a social and political nihilism in which even the knowledge generated by science itself is seen as no more than a belief system. With an incisive analysis that uses a wide range of illustrative examples from the social organisation of science to the question of what constitutes a work of art, Raymond Boudon examines the consequences of relativism across a number of issues that are key to the future of sociology and the social sciences.

2005  |  BOUDON Raymond  |  Ouvrages de recherche publiés en langue étrangère  |  GEMASS Bardwell Press collection  | 



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