Описание: Inequalities in educational opportunity have been a persistent feature of the school systems for generations. This book argues that a realist framework for the sociological explanation of group differences in educational attainment can, and must be, constructed.
Описание: Loans from international financial institutions (IFI loans) to China were a very important beginning to ChinaвЂ™s opening to the outside world. This book represents the first comprehensive study done in China to evaluate the overall performance of IFI assistance to China from 1981 to 2002. It analyzes the efficiency of international assistance in contributing to the Chinese economy by investigating the actual implementation of the projects and their economic, financial, social, ecological, and educational impacts. It draws on successful cooperations between the Chinese government and IFIs, analyzes major lessons in project management, and provides recommendations on how to further develop international cooperations that are mutually beneficial. Angang Hu is the director of the Center for China Studies and a professor at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University. His research work is noticed by Chinese leadership, and often influences government policies.
Описание: Within the last 50 years, developing countries have made health and educational advances that took two centuries in the industrialized countries. This book presents retrospective studies of ten developing countries whose achievement has been comparatively fast and widespread.
This volume focuses explicitly on close relationships as a reliable source for individual happiness and well-being across cultures. The work in this volume addresses theoretical issues and presents new cross-cultural data in the study of close relationships and happiness. Experts from different parts of the world provide in-depth, authoritative reviews and new findings on the relationship between various types of close bonds (e.g., intimate, marital, friendship, grandparent) and happiness in a variety of cultures. An ideal resource for researchers and students of relationship science and positive psychology, this rich, clear, and up-to-date book serves as an important reference for academicians in related fields of psychology such as cross-cultural, social, and developmental.
Описание: Transnational mobility in the European Union has become a key factor for supra-national integration, equal life chances, and socio-economic prosperity. This book explores the cultural and social patterns that shape people’s migration, the historical and contemporary patterns of their movement and the manifold consequences of their migration for themselves and their families. Exploring the links between social and spatial mobility, the book draws attention to the complexity of moving and staying, as ways in which social inequalities are shaped and reinforced. Grounded in research conducted in Germany and Poland, the book develops the concept of "cultures of transnationality" to analytically frame the variety of expectations involved in migration, and how they shape migration dispositions, opportunities, and outcomes. Cultures of Transnationality in European Migration will be of broad interest to scholars and students of transnational migration, European development, cultural sociology, intersectionality, and subjectivity. Specifically, it will appeal to scholars interested in the cultural ramifications of moving and staying as well as those interested in the interplay of gender, ethnicity, and class, in the making of social inequality.
Описание: Examining the ways in which majority Western cultures govern, represent and exclude those that are considered to be ethically `other`, this book asks what is the impact of globalization, governance and Western immigration controls on the construction of the majority `self` and the minority `other`?
Описание: This book presents an integrated review and critical analysis of the recent research in the positive psychology of religion, with focus on the positive psychology of religion across different cultures and religions.
Автор: Hans Henrik Knoop; Antonella Delle Fave Название: Well-Being and Cultures ISBN: 9400795890 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789400795891 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 16169 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Helping to broaden the intercultural understanding of positive psychology, this new collection assembles talented researchers working on key aspects of human life experience, combining theory, methodology and empiricism in papers from the 2010 ECPP in Denmark.
Название: Cultures in motion ISBN: 0691176175 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691176178 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3438 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Publication in partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University."
Название: Cultures of wellbeing ISBN: 1137536446 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137536440 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 10394 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The authors challenge psychological perspectives on happiness and subjective wellbeing. Highlighting the politics of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, case studies across continents explore wellbeing in relation to health, children and youth, migration, economics, religion, family, land mines, national surveys, and indigenous identities.
Описание: Can Africa develop businesses beyond the extractive or agricultural sectors? What would it take for Africa to play a major role in global business? By focusing on recent changes, Scott D. Taylor demonstrates how Africa’s business culture is marked by an unprecedented receptivity to private enterprise. Challenging persistent stereotypes about crony capitalism and the lack of development, Taylor reveals a long and dynamic history of business in Africa. He shows how a hospitable climate for business has been spurred by institutional change, globalization, and political and economic reform. Taylor encourages a broader understanding of the mosaic of African business and the diversity of influences and cultures that shape it.
Описание: This edited volume reviews the conflict between economic prescriptions for improved education in the developing world and local cultures. Among the issues reviewed are: conceptions of culture and economics in development and education literature, economic considerations of school systems to promote cultural goals, the differentiation of schools from other sites of cultural reproduction, learning experiences of various cultural groups, and the cross-cultural work of development agencies.
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