Social Fabric Transformations: Research on International Perspectives

Edited by Aaron C. Porter

ISBN: 978-618-5065-19-5, 420 pages

First published in 2013 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

Social Fabric Transformations: Research on International Perspectives: An Introduction

Aaron C. Porter

i

Part I: Understanding Society through Social Theory, Political Mores, and Inequality

1.

George Herbert Mead as a Founder of Discourse Analysis

Lars-Erik Berg

3

2.

Militarism and Political Culture (With Special Attention to the American War on Terrorism)

Trevor Harrison

13

3.

European Colonial Terrorism and the Incorporation of Africa into the Capitalist World System

Asafa Jalata

23

4.

Indigenous Models of Capacity Building: Paradigms of Spiritual and Cultural Congruence

Barbara Ackermann

67

Part II: Postmodern Ethos in Corporate/Organizational Practice

5.

What do Internal Magazines tell us? The Organizational Order as Signified

Olivia Foli and Gérald Gaglio

81

6.

Digital Immigrants in a Foreign Land: Keys to Optimal Survival

Carol M. Shepherd and Madelon Alpert

93

7.

Seniors ´Experience of Home in the Context of Swedish Elderly Care Setting

Ulla Hellström Muhli

103

Part III: Social and Mental Health in Postindustrial Public Discourse

8.

Psychosocial Well-Being after Breast Cancer Surgery

Ingrid Kollak, I. Utz-Billing, S. Gairing, A. Deingruber, P. Martus, and F. Siedentopf

113

9.

Religion and the Reintegration Experiences of Drug-Involved African-American Men Following Incarceration

Sidney R. Jacobs

123

10.

The Paradigm Developmental Model of Treatment and the Multiple DUI Offender: A Pilot Study

Melinda Hohman, Georgi DiStefano and Susan I. Woodruff

133

11.

Child Sexual Abuse in the Middle East and North Africa: A Review

Karen A. Polonko, Nicholas Adams, Nazia Naeem and Ava Adinolfi

145

Part IV: Postindustrial Ways of Life in Community Context

12.

Challenging Understanding of Normalization in the Context of Women’s Activism in Jämtland

Susanne Gustafsson

163

13.

Juvenile Delinquency among Abandoned Children or Living in Families at Risk of Marginalization. Case Study: Romania

Bertha Sănduleasa, Mihaela Ghenţa and Aniela Matei

175

14.

The Power and Privilege of Psychiatry: The View from Below

Liz Brosnan

189

15.

A Comparative Analysis of Rebetika and Blues

Angelina O.M. Saule

201

16.

Outcomes of Service Learning: Scaling Common Outcomes and Determining Predictors

Anne Statham and Helen Rosenberg

209

17.

Gender and Sexual Initiation in Mexico. Searching Patterns among Different Social Groups

Olga Rojas and José Luis Castrejón

225

Part V: Environment, Cultural Capital, and Economic Growth: Mediterranean Experiences

18.

The Impact of the Roman Domination upon the Architectural Space in Ancient Greece

Maria Urmă

243

19.

Between Ritual and Offering. Meaning and Use of Attic Pottery on the Athenian Acropolis

Elisabetta Pala

259

20.

Bitter Oranges, Sour Grapes: The Sotiropoulou Controversy and Contemporary Social Criticism

Gerasimus Katsan

273

21.

Turkey’s Western Orientation: A Euro-Mediterranean Historical Legacy

Levent Kirval

283

22.

Marketing the City of Istanbul as the European Capital of Culture 2010

Gözde Oymen Kale

295

23.

Measuring the Effectiveness of International Cooperation in the Mediterranean: The Case of UNEP MAP PAP/RAC

Francesca Santoro, Stefano Soriani and Gabriele Zanetto

309

Part VI: Family Life and Culture: International Perspectives in Postindustrial Society

24.

A Survey of the Effect of Social, Cultural and Economic Capitals on Husband's Violence against Wives (A Case Study: Dehdasht City)

Halimeh Enayat and Rahim Dehghany

325

25.

Patterns of Co-resident of Skipped-generation in Isan Migrant Family

Wanichcha  Narongchai  and Dusadee Ayuwat

337

26.

Some Spatial Patterns of Age at Marriage in South Africa

Lobina G. Palamuleni and Martin E. Palamuleni

349

27.

Families Bolstering the Effects of Globalisation: Do Welfare Regimes Explain Cross-National Differences in Parenting Strategies?

Triin Roosalu and Veronika Kalmus

365

28.

Criticism of the Welfare State in Europe: Multilevel Analysis of Opposition to the Welfare State in 28 Countries

Heikki Ervasti

379