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The Book of Job

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110393989 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103578
Subject: Sociology
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The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job`s response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and offers new perspectives on the tragic bent of the Book of Job, on its dramatic irony, on Job`s position as mourner, and the unique representation of the Joban body in pain.

Die Sprache der Judenfeindschaft im 21. Jahrhundert

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Book Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge ISBN: 9783110277739 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110277722 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103574
Subject: Sociology
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Wie artikuliert sich im 21. Jahrhundert judenfeindliches Gedankengut? Und wann ist eine Äußerung antisemitisch? Mit diesen Fragen beschäftigen sich die Sprach- und Kognitionswissenschaftlerin Monika Schwarz-Friesel und der Historiker Jehuda Reinharz anhand einer datenreichen Untersuchung des aktuellen judenfeindlichen Sprachgebrauchs. Die detaillierte Analyse der diversen Manifestationsformen von direktem und indirektem Verbal-Antisemitismus zeigt, welche geistigen Konzepte und emotionalen Ressentiments judeophoben Einstellungen zugrundeliegen. Diese äußern sich in uralten Klischees und Verschwörungstheorien ebenso wie in neuen, israelbezogenen Stereotypen. Die Studie zeigt, wie Juden als Juden verbal ausgegrenzt und beleidigt, belehrt, ermahnt und bedroht werden, und dass judenfeindliche Äußerungen von vielen Menschen artikuliert werden, als hätte es den Holocaust und seine intensive Aufarbeitung nie gegeben.

Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

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ISBN: 9781783744237 9781783744213 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 266 DOI: http://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0130 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Economics --- Sociology
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How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach, a theoretical framework pioneered by the philosopher and economist Amartya Sen in the 1980s, has become an increasingly influential way to think about these issues.Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined is both an introduction to the capability approach and a thorough evaluation of the challenges and disputes that have engrossed the scholars who have developed it. Ingrid Robeyns offers her own illuminating and rigorously interdisciplinary interpretation, arguing that by appreciating the distinction between the general capability approach and more specific capability theories or applications we can create a powerful and flexible tool for use in a variety of academic disciplines and fields of policymaking.This book provides an original and comprehensive account that will appeal to scholars of the capability approach, new readers looking for an interdisciplinary introduction, and those interested in theories of justice, human rights, basic needs, and the human development approach.

Ouvrir, partager, réutiliser : Regards critiques sur les données numériques

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ISBN: 9782735123865 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsmsh.9026 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme
Subject: Social Sciences
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On assiste actuellement à la multiplication des données numériques provenant de diverses sources : les administrations mettent en ligne leurs données de fonctionnement dans le cadre de démarches open data, les entreprises ouvrent certaines de leurs données non stratégiques, le monde scientifique utilise des données hétérogènes et de grande taille, et les internautes produisent des données à travers leurs activités quotidiennes sur le web. Loin d’être simplement mises en ligne, ces données sont « mises à disposition » des utilisateurs en vue de créer de nouveaux services et d’améliorer la connaissance des pratiques sociales. Comme le montre les discours d’accompagnement produits par les différents acteurs, les espoirs placés dans les données numériques sont nombreux et les transformations annoncées sont bien souvent présentées comme inéluctable et par défaut source de progrès. Loin de considérer cet « impératif d’ouverture » comme immuable, l’ambition du présent ouvrage est d’interroger de manière critique les multiples processus sociotechniques au sein desquels les données s’insèrent, de leur production à leur usage. Cette démarche propose d’ouvrir des pistes de réflexions pour mieux appréhender les évolutions de notre environnement numérique.

Science as Social Existence: Heidegger and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

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ISBN: 9781783744121 9781783744107 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 444 DOI: http://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0129 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Philosophy --- Science (General) --- Social Sciences
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In this bold and original study, Jeff Kochan constructively combines the sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK) with Martin Heidegger’s early existential conception of science. Kochan shows convincingly that these apparently quite different approaches to science are, in fact, largely compatible, even mutually reinforcing. By combining Heidegger with SSK, Kochan argues, we can explicate, elaborate, and empirically ground Heidegger’s philosophy of science in a way that makes it more accessible and useful for social scientists and historians of science. Likewise, incorporating Heideggerian phenomenology into SSK renders SKK a more robust and attractive methodology for use by scholars in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Kochan’s ground-breaking reinterpretation of Heidegger also enables STS scholars to sustain a principled analytical focus on scientific subjectivity, without running afoul of the orthodox subject-object distinction they often reject.Science as Social Existence is the first book of its kind, unfurling its argument through a range of topics relevant to contemporary STS research. These include the epistemology and metaphysics of scientific practice, as well as the methods of explanation appropriate to social scientific and historical studies of science. Science as Social Existence puts concentrated emphasis on the compatibility of Heidegger’s existential conception of science with the historical sociology of scientific knowledge, pursuing this combination at both macro- and micro-historical levels.Beautifully written and accessible, Science as Social Existence puts new and powerful tools into the hands of sociologists and historians of science, cultural theorists of science, Heidegger scholars, and pluralist philosophers of science.

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