In Getting Married, Carrie Yodanis and Sean Lauer examine the social rules and expectations that shape our most personal relationships. How do couples get together? How do people act when they're married? What happens when they're not? Public factors influence our private relationships. From getting engaged to breaking up, social rules and expectations shape and constrain whom we select as a spouse, when and why we decide to get married, and how we arrange our relationships day to day. While this book is about marriage, it is also about sociology. Yodanis and Lauer use the case of marriage to explore a sociological perspective. Getting Married will bring together students' academic and social worlds by applying sociology to the things they are thinking about and experiencing outside of the classroom. This book is a useful tool for many sociology courses, including those on family, gender, and introduction to sociology.
Bjørg Vik er en av de aller fremste novellistene i norsk etterkrigslitteratur. I forbindelse med hennes 70-års dag 11. september, har Tove Nilsen laget et utvalg av de ca. 80 novellene hun har skrevet.
«Overraskelsen og forundringen dreier seg om at hun tidlig, allerede som tredveåring, skrev så klokt, så varmt og så nyansert ...
Fordi jeg har så lyst til at stadig nye lesere skal få gleden av å oppdage henne, har jeg valgt de femten novellene som jeg er aller mest takknemlig for at hun har skrevet.»
(fra Tove Nilsens forord)
"Gå med Gud och slåss som Djävulen i Poitiers, 1356."
Slaget vid Poitiers 1356 var dramatiskt och blodigt, och blev det mest avgörande för hundraårskriget. Genom militär strategi och anmärkningsvärda karaktärer, både onda och goda, återskapar Cornwell den blodiga frontlinjen för läsaren och skildrar mod och förräderi i ett slag som historikerna glömde.
Corporate social responsibility has become a heavily discussed topic in business ethics. Identifying some generally accepted moral principles as a basis for discussion, Individuals, Groups, and Business Ethics examines ethical dimensions of our relationships with families, friends and workmates, the extent to which we have obligations as members of teams and communities, and how far ethics may ground our commitments to organisations and countries.
It offers an innovative analysis that differentiates amongst our genuine ethical obligations to individuals, counterfeit obligations to identity groups, and complex role-based obligations in organised groups. It suggests that often individuals need intuitive moral judgment developed by experience, reflection and dialogue to identify the individual obligations that emerge for them in complex group situations. These situations include some where people have to discern what their organisations' corporate social responsibilities imply for them as individuals, and other situations where individuals have to deal with conflicts amongst their obligations or with efforts by other people to exploit them.
This book gives an integrated, analytical account of how our obligations are grounded, provides a major theoretical case study of such ethical processes in action, and then considers some extended implications.