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Life And Death Decisions

Author : Sheldon Ekland-Olson
ISBN : 9780415662918
Genre : Philosophy
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Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas, this book explores these questions and the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies. The Author’s goal is not to advocate any particular moral "high ground" but to shed light on the social movements and social processes which are at the root of these seemingly personal moral questions. Under 200 printed pages, this slim paperback is priced and sized to be easily assigned in a variety of undergraduate courses that touch on the social bases underlying these contested and contentious issues.

Understanding Deviance

Author : Tammy L. Anderson
ISBN : 9781134756308
Genre : Social Science
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In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology] First, in 12 separate sections, she presents a wide range of deviant behaviors, traits, and conditions including: underage drinking and drunk driving, doping in elite sports, gang behavior, community crime, juvenile delinquency, hate crime, prison violence and transgendered prisoners, mental illness, drug-using women and domestic violence, obesity, tattooing, sexual fetishes, prostitution, drug epidemics, viral pandemics, crime control strategies and racial inequality, gay neighborhoods, HIV and bugchasers, and (lastly) youth, multicultural identity and music scenes. Second, her pairing of "classic" and "contemporary" viewpoints about deviance and social control not only "connects" important literatures of the past to today’s (student) readers, her "connections framework" also helps all of us see social life and social processes more clearly when alternative meanings are accorded to similar forms of deviant behavior. We also learn how to appreciate and interact with those who see things differently from ourselves. This may better equip us to reach common goals in an increasingly diverse and ever-changing world. Third, a major teaching goal of Anderson’s anthology is to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills by forcing them to look at how a deviant behavior, trait or condition, can be viewed from opposing or alternative perspectives. By learning to see deviance from multiple perspectives, students will better understand their own and other’s behavior and experiences and be able to anticipate future trends. Balancing multiple perspectives may also assist students in their practical work in social service, criminal justice and other agencies and institutions that deal with populations considered "deviant" in one way or another.

Who Lives Who Dies Who Decides

Author : Sheldon Ekland-Olson
ISBN : 9781317612209
Genre : PHILOSOPHY
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This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas and highly recommended by Choice Magazine, this book explores the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies. The Author’s goal is not to advocate any particular moral "high ground" but to shed light on the social movements and social processes which are at the root of these seemingly personal moral questions and to develop readers to develop their own opinions.

Soziologie

Author : Anthony Giddens
ISBN : 3901402160
Genre : Soziologie - Lehrbuch
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Anthony Giddens "Soziologie" gilt weltweit als das Einführungswerk in das gleichnamige Fach. Gekennzeichnet durch hohe Lesbarkeit und eine für Lehrbücher ungemeine Aktualität und Zeitbezogenheit, hat es diesen Ruf auch zu Recht: Man wird förmlich in das Werk hineingezogen; der Autor führt einen Dialog mit der LeserIn Waren Sie schon einmal verliebt?, in dem zuerst einmal in groben Zügen die Geschichte der Soziologie präsentiert wird. Danach wird es immer spezifischer: Über Kultur, Gesellschaft und Individuum und Gesellschaftstypen führt der Dialog weiter zu Geschlecht und Sexualität, Körper und Familie, um schließlich Moderne Organisationen, Massenmedien, Arbeit und Wirtschaftsleben oder den Globalen Wandel und die Umweltkrise zu diskutieren. Immer wird dabei mit plastischen Bildern gearbeitet, und immer hat man als LeserIn den Eindruck, mittendrin und dabei zu sein was die Lektüre des Buches zu einem beeindruckenden Gespräch über Soziologie macht und den Lerneffekt garantiert. (Verlagstext).

Und Mensch Schuf Gott

Author : Pascal Boyer
ISBN : 3608942629
Genre : Philosophy
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Eine Theorie Der Gerechtigkeit

Author : John Rawls
ISBN : 3518078712
Genre : Justice
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An Introduction To Christian Ethics

Author : Roger H. Crook
ISBN : 013125782X
Genre : Religion
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Comprehensive and thought-provoking, this introduction to the study of Christian ethics introduces the field of ethics in general, surveys the variety of Christian approaches to the study of ethics, describes the author's own methods for making ethical decisions, explores some of the ethical issues -- both personal and social -- with which modern men and women must deal, and emphasizes a continuing respect for scripture, tradition, and the Christian community as resources. Emphasizes Christian ethics that reflect the theology -- specifically -- of Protestant Christianity, but acknowledges as viable options a number of other systems -- including, for example, Jewish ethics, contemporary Roman Catholic moral theology, and African-American and Feminist expressions of the ethic of Liberation Theology. Focuses on the responsibility of the individual in moral decision-making and action, and emphasizes value more than duty in the making of moral decisions. Combines theological, philosophical, historical, and sociological perspectives in examining moral issues. Explores Biblical ethics; faith working through love; human sexuality and the marriage relationship; biomedical ethics; ethnicity; the status of women; citizenship in a democracy; punishment for crime; war and the quest for peace; work, property, and community; and ecology and moral responsibility. For anyone interested in Christian Ethics.

Enzyklika Caritas In Veritate Von Papst Benedikt Xvi An Die Bisch Fe An Die Priester Und Diakone An Die Personen Gottgeweihten Lebens An Die Christgl Ubigen Laien Und An Alle Menschen Guten Willens Ber Die Ganzheitliche Entwicklung Des Menschen In Der Liebe Und In Der Wahrheit

Author : Benedikt XVI. (Papst)
ISBN : 8820982536
Genre : Religion
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12 Rules For Life

Author : Jordan B. Peterson
ISBN : 9783641239848
Genre : Social Science
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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Trotzdem Ja Zum Leben Sagen

Author : Viktor E. Frankl
ISBN : 9783641059033
Genre : Psychology
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Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.

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