Sociology in a Changing World: Challenges and Perspectives

Edited by Gregory Katsas

ISBN: 978-960-6672-44-6, 412 pages, Hardback

First published in 2009 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

1.

Introduction

Katsas, G.

1

PART I: Deviance

2.

Terrorism as Problem Solving?

Towards a Theory of Terrorist Action

Artus, H.M.

11

3.

The Contribution of Social Sciences to Security Culture

Chiru, I. and Ciuperca, E.M.

29

4.

Comparative Analysis of Public Safety Policy of Antwerp and Rotterdam

Marks, P. and Van Sluis, A.

39

5.

Mapping the Fear: The Social Construction of Homicide Pre and Post-Katrina in New Orleans

Boulahanis, J.G.

51

6.

Indigenous Policing Models: Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand

Lithopoulos, S.

65

7.

Women and Violence: A Research on Perceptions of Turkish Community Living in Holland

Hablemitoglu, S.

79

8.

Fear of Crime among the Elderly:

A Social Capital Perspective

De Donder, L., Buffel, T., Verté, D. and De Witte, N.

93

9.

Predictors of Alcohol Use among Detained Adolescents: Peer or Family Influences?

Thompson, S.J. and Bender, K.

107

10.

School Behavior Problems among Young Adult Children of Problem drinking Parents: A National Intercohort Longitudinal Study in the United States: 1984-2004

Jennison, K. and Johnson, K.A.

123

11.

Canadian Prostitution Legislation:

Making (In) Visible the Male Prostitute

Marques, O.

137

PART II: Ethnicity, Race and Migration

12.

National vs. European Identity and Social Representations of Europe in the Present Romanian Society

Stefanescu, S.

153

13.

Negotiating Identities in a Host Society:

Case of Refugees from Turkey

Erdogan, S.

165


 

14.

The Levant Migration to the United States: The Development of Communal Identity and Patterns of Political Participation

Abouyoub, Y.

177

15.

Challenges and Aspirations of Somali Youth Immigrants in Sweden

Ngeh, J.

191

16.

Oh, how they worked: Reflections on Italian-Canadian Economic Strategies and Collective Identity

deRoche, C.P. and deRoche, J. E.

203

17.

The Social Making of Well-Being in a Community of Italian Canadians

deRoche, J. E. and deRoche, C.P.

215

PART III: Aging, Disabilities and Health

18.

Non-Emergent Care Causing Emergent Problems

Lester, M.

231

19.

Big Boom: The Upcoming Crisis in Elder Caregiving in America

Davis, N.J.

243

20.

The Social Universe of Adolescence in the Context of Physical Disability. A Qualitative Approach

Iovu, M-B.

257

21.

Services for Mothers with Disabilities:

Surveillance, Gender Struggles and Infantilization

Malacrida, C.

271

22.

Assessment Factors of Spirituality with Culturally Diverse Chronically Ill Adults & Families

Levy, P.

283

PART IV: Realities, Inequalities and Institutions

23.

Dressing our Identity: Symbolic Expression of our Bodies and Fashion in Identity Formation

Clancy, S.J.

301

24.

On the Casual and Incidental of Human Reality

Eneroth, B.

313

25.

The Phenomenon of Child Labor in Jarash/Jordan

Al-atom, B.

325

26.

Family Life Skills Approach for the Social Human Development of Young People

Ozmete, E.

337


 

27.

Gentlemen have no Memory. Some Considerations about Male Infidelity in Mexico

Rojas, O., Cordoba, D. and Nehring, D.

349

PART V: Structure, Theory and Globalization

28.

Toward the Globalization of Religious Capital?

Campion, P.

365

29.

Conspiring on an International Scale:

A Sociological Interpretation of Global Conspiracy Theories

Murguia, S.J.

383

30.

The Social Structure of Knowledge Societies

Biester, C.

397