Search results for: perspectives-on-the-social-sciences-in-canada

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Student Experience in Canadian Higher Education

Author : Tavares, Vander
File Size : 62.26 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 417
Read : 1280
Download »
Canada has become one of the most popular destinations for international students at the higher education level. A number of complex factors and trends, both in Canada and globally, have contributed to the emergence of Canada as a destination for international higher education. However, more research is still needed to better understand the experiences of international students in Canada considering the rapid growth in numbers as well as the social, political, and linguistic singularity of Canada as a destination. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Student Experience in Canadian Higher Education is an essential scholarly publication that explores international students' experiences in Canadian colleges and universities. It seeks to explore the various factors, aspects, challenges, and successes that characterize the international student experience in Canadian higher education from the perspective of international students and the academic communities to which they belong. Featuring a wide range of topics such as information literacy, professional development, and experiential learning, this book is ideal for academicians, instructors, researchers, policymakers, curriculum designers, and students.

The Comparative Turn in Canadian Political Science

Author : Linda White
File Size : 45.12 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 341
Read : 823
Download »
Over the past decade, the introspective, insular, and largely atheoretical style that informed Canadian political science for most of the postwar period has given way to a deeper engagement with, and integration into, the global field of comparative politics. This volume is the first sustained attempt to describe, analyze, and assess the "comparative turn" in Canadian political science. Canada's engagement with comparative politics is examined with a focus on three central questions: In what ways, and how successfully, have Canadian scholars contributed to the study of comparative politics? How does study of the Canadian case advance the comparative discipline? Finally, can Canadian practice and policy be reproduced in other countries?

Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada

Author : Mitch Daschuk
File Size : 53.43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 450
Read : 608
Download »
How does social regulation shape who is “deviant” and who is “normal”? Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada is an introduction to the sociology of what has traditionally been called deviance and conformity. This book shifts the focus from individuals labelled deviant to the political and economic processes that shape marginalization, power and exclusion. Class, gender, race and sexuality are the bases for understanding deviance, and it is within these relations of power that the labels “deviant” and “normal” are socially developed and the behaviours of those less powerful become regulated. This textbook introduces readers to theories and critiques of traditional approaches to deviance and conformity. Using vivid and timely examples of contemporary social regulation and control, this textbook brings to life how forces of social control and marginalization interact with social media, sex work, immigration, anti-colonialism, digital surveillance and social movements, and much more. Theories and critiques are clarified with summaries, definitions, rich illustrative examples, discussion questions, recommended resources and test banks for instructors.

Continental Divide

Author : Seymour Martin Lipset
File Size : 88.81 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 763
Read : 1202
Download »
Seymour Martin Lipset's highly acclaimed work explores the distinctive character of American and Canadian values and institutions. Lipset draws material from a number of sources: historical accounts, critical interpretations of art, aggregate statistics and survey data, as well as studies of law, religion and government. Drawing a vivid portrait of the two countries, Continental Divide represents some of the best comparative social and political research available.

The Drug Paradox

Author : Tara L. Bruno
File Size : 49.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 555
Read : 545
Download »
Why are some drugs considered socially acceptable while others are demonized? What makes these definitions so widespread? Who benefits from these conceptualizations? The Drug Paradox examines both the empirically founded and the socially constructed facets of drugs and drug use, highlighting the incongruous aspects of laws, policies, and programming that aim to address behaviours around drugs. The authors explore this paradox, arguing that Canada’s punitive approach to addressing drug use continues to exist alongside harm-reduction strategies and that these competing approaches ultimately impede Canada’s ability to deal effectively with substance misuse. Using a policy-oriented approach while also emphasizing the utility of a multifaceted biopsychosocial model, this text provides students with a foundation in the sociology of psychoactive substances in the Canadian context. It covers a broad range of issues—models of addiction, the history of Canada’s drug laws, media representation, government responses to substance use, and international perspectives on drug policy—and addresses various research areas that are important for students to consider when trying to make sense of the competing discourses on drugs in society. The Drug Paradox is ideal for use in sociology courses on drugs and drug use and will also appeal to those focusing on drug use from a criminology, public health, or policy perspective.

Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Canada

Author : Dennis Raphael
File Size : 43.26 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 481
Read : 1024
Download »
Health and quality of life are vital indicators of societal functioning. The way a society distributes resources among its population reveals much about the society itself. This unique volume unites readings that explore the integral link between quality of life and public policy choices. It begins with individual perspectives on health promotion and quality of life that provide a conceptual basis for determining an individual's or community's standard, then moves on to community and policy perspectives. The middle section introduces a political economy framework and the social determinants of health concept to illustrate how societies differ in their willingness to support quality of life and health. Later chapters examine vulnerable populations: Indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, women, and radicalised and immigrant communities. The book concludes with suggestions for bringing together the agendas of health promotion, quality of life, and the social determinants of health. It provides an up-to-date analysis of the barriers facing those attempting to improve quality of life and health, as well as the means to accomplish these goals.

Canadian Essay and Literature Index

Author : Andrew D. Armitage
File Size : 88.62 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 438
Read : 1078
Download »

The Wiley Handbook of Social Studies Research

Author : Meghan McGlinn Manfra
File Size : 31.38 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 553
Read : 273
Download »
The Wiley Handbook of Social Studies Research is a wide-ranging resource on the current state of social studies education. This timely work not only reflects on the many recent developments in the field, but also explores emerging trends. This is the first major reference work on social studies education and research in a decade An in-depth look at the current state of social studies education and emerging trends Three sections cover: foundations of social studies research, theoretical and methodological frameworks guiding social studies research, and current trends and research related to teaching and learning social studies A state-of-the-art guide for both graduate students and established researchers Guided by an advisory board of well-respected scholars in social studies education research

Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Canada

Author : Tom N. Guinsberg
File Size : 29.55 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 551
Read : 669
Download »
The papers included in this volume were originally presented at a conference to commemorate the opening of the Social Science Centre at the University of Western Ontario in 1973. Participants were asked to take stock of the development of their disciplines in Canada, to assay the contours of current endeavours, and to comment upon avenues of future research. Their efforts mark what is believed to be the first collective assessment of the social sciences in Canada. The contributors include: Nathan Keyfitz on sociology, C.B. Macpherson on political science; H.G. Johnson on economics; Ramsay Cook on history; and M. Rokeach on the place of values in Canadian social science. Commentaries on the papers are also included. Each author has addressed himself to one or more of the following matters: the degree to which the disciplines as practised in Canada are linked to or differentiated from their practice elsewhere; the benefits and drawbacks of a 'nationalistic' approach to scholarship in the social sciences; the contributions of Canadian scholarship to the study of society in general and Canadian society in particular; the interaction among the social sciences in Canada and the need for inter-disciplinary studies; and the unfulfilled agenda of Canadian social science. The assessments thus delineate the peculiar problems of the social sciences in Canada as well as some of the overall problems within and among the disciplines themselves.

Perspectives on the social science in Canada

Author : Thomas N. Guinsburg
File Size : 64.63 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 702
Read : 706
Download »