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This article suggests that, in the wake of the events of September 11, it would be an error for sociologists & political analysts to concentrate on revisions of economic & political theory while not paying equal attention to the moral tensions between Islamic & Western cultures. It propo...
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This paper draws on an European Commission-supported Leonardo da Vinci Vocational Training pilot project-in-progress to review the prospects for SMEs in small island territories. It, focusing on manufacturing firms, and deliberately selects those which conform to a tough set of conditions of "succes...
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There has been a tendency in anthropology to read Frantz Fanon referentially, reflectively, & phenomenologically. As a consequence, his analyses have been regarded as reductive & simplistic. Promoted here is a relational, reflexive, & historical reading of his essay, 'Concerning Violence...
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This paper tackles the issue of educational development from a somewhat different, and still under-explored, perspective: that of human resource management (HRM). This paper argues that small territories have, often blindly, accepted an 'industrial relations' (IR) framework that is much more at home...
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This book is a pioneering investigation of the tourism practices in the world's other, cold water, islands. Located in extreme latitudes and subject to extreme weather conditions, these islands have been developing their tourism appeal in manners that appear sustainable. They present themselves in i...
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Not sun, sea, sand but ice, isolation, indigenous people: the critical exploration of extreme tourism in cold water locations has barely started. Cold water island locations tend to have harsh, pristine and fragile natural environments, characterized by wide open spaces. They become contexts for an ...
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The objective was to examine the applicability of the value theory approach in delineating prestige classes in 6 Indian villages & to compare the stratification structures thus obtained in terms of their substantive value & social meaningfulness. A major hypothesis was that stratification st...
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Rev. of Islands of women and Amazons: representations and realities, by Batya Weinbaum
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Discusses tourism as an extension of the commodification of modern social life under capitalism. Commodifcation is viewed as an all-pervasive characteristic of modern capitalism, involving commodity production & exchange, the mass manipulation of commodity sign, & the standardization of prod...
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In the past, study of the ecological aspect of the community has ranged from a somewhat superficial treatment of the spatial patterning of a locality to a depth analysis of its ecological structuring & related processes. The present study takes an intermediate position. Study of the ecological a...
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This article attempts to contribute to the on-going discussion regarding the 'future of sociology & social theory' by suggesting that classical & contemporary social theories have yet to provide satisfactory accounts of the emotional components of human society. Following a discussion of how...
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Responds to comments by Nicholas Gane & by John Scott on this author's article 'Towards an Emotionally Conscious Social Theory' (all, 2005). While the ongoing debate over the future of social theory is heartening, it is striking nonetheless that neither Gane nor Scott engaged with the empirical ...
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