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Murphy, John W.

Overview
Works: 121 works in 276 publications in 2 languages and 11,000 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Collector, Contributor
Classifications: HV9456, 365.70973
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Most widely held works by John W Murphy
Are prisons any better? : twenty years of correctional reform( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodern social analysis and criticism by John W Murphy( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although postmodernism has had clear impact on literary criticism, the social and political implications of this philosophy have not been systematically investigated. Murphy's study is the first to bring a broad interdisciplinary perspective to the subject and to present postmodernism as a coherent social theory. Responding with compelling arguments to critics of postmodernism, Murphy develops a model that offers a viable alternative to traditional approaches to conceptualizing and studying social life.''In an introductory chapter, Murphy looks at the differences between modernism and postmodernism and discusses the metanarratives that characterize the former. He goes on to clarify key assumptions and concepts, especially the postmodern opposition to the traditional Western separation of subject and object. In subsequent chapters, he describes the research methodology used by postmodernists, their views of social ontology and the relationship between order and structure, and the creation of socially responsible institutions. The postmodernists' reconceptualization of key aspects of cultural reality, including time, space, reason, and social relations, is examined in detail. Murphy concludes by exploring the political ramifications of the postmodernist model and its potential as a vehicle for building a genuinely democractic society. This study will be of particular interest to philosophers, economists, and sociologists concerned with contemporary developments in European social philosophy. It is relevant to courses or study in social theory and philosophy, communication theory, cultural criticism, and related fields
The politics and philosophy of political correctness by Jung Min Choi( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Underside of high-tech : technology and the deformation of human sensibilities( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of culture : race, violence, and democracy by Jung Min Choi( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers, human interaction, and organizations : critical issues( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work analyzes the interplay between human interaction, organizational structures and the process of computerization, focusing on social and political aspects. It argues that without the aid of guiding theory, computer use becomes misguided and socially disruptive
Culture and the restructuring of community mental health by William Vega( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism, unraveling racism, and democratic institutions by John W Murphy( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professors Murphy and Choi use postmodern philosophy to expose an important source of racism and cultural domination. They examine foundationalism, which they see at the core of the Western intellectual tradition and which is shown to foster a metaphysics of domination. By contrast, postmodernism undermines this root of racism.''They demonstrate that foundationalism is not needed to support identity, institutions, or political order. Indeed, they assert that true pluralism is possible once foundationalist approaches to knowledge and order are set aside. Special attention is directed to two current modes of discrimination: institutional racism and symbolic violence. Murphy and Choi provide an intriguing look at ways to undercut the justification for racism and other threats to cultural difference. This volume will be of particular interest to scholars and other researchers in the areas of race relations, cultural studies, and political theory
The computerization of human service agencies : a critical appraisal by John W Murphy( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization with a human face by Jung Min Choi( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open institutions : the hope for democracy by John W Murphy( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microcomputers in early childhood education( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old age challenge to the biomedical model : paradigm strain and health policy by Charles F Longino( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of quantum culture by Manuel J Caro( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability issues for social workers and human services professionals in the twenty-first century( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism, religion, and the future of social work by Jean A Pardeck( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work discusses the benefits and disadvantages of the postmodern philosophy as a foundation for social work and human service practice. Social work students and practitioners will learn about the developments that have shaped postmodern thinking as they pertain to society in general, as well as to the profession of social work. By exploring this increasingly popular philosophy, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work provides you with methods and theories that help you evalute contemporary problems more effectively, resulting in b
Toward a post-market society by John W Murphy( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symbolism of globalization, development, and aging by Steven L Arxer( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As globalization transforms our daily lives, it is also shaping our lives--and our identities--in the long term. For many older people, this includes becoming alienated from themselves and pessimistic about a future that expects them to decline and decay like products with a shelf-life. The Symbolism of Globalization, Development, and Aging sets out a provocative case for more socially conscious approaches to aging. Rather than merely critiquing the emerging youth-oriented global culture, the book reveals and refutes the assumptions that fuel global market ideals and stereotype the experience of aging to a specific set of developments. Its contributors argue that the social imagery of globalization normalizes longstanding inequities, particularly between generations, and marginalizes those who don't conform to its narrow confines. Running throughout these chapters is the strong assertion that reality is diverse, and that understanding the power of global forces will promote alternative contexts for more authentic aging. Thus the challenge is to professionals working with elders to look beyond the biomedical model that characterizes much of their fields. Featured topics include: Body image symbolism and global concepts of aging. The life-course perspective: defeating its purpose?The human body and the corporate template of identity. Technology: the dark side of the new and now. Globalization ethics and the domination of youthfulness. Reconceptualizing aging: toward a post-market future. The Symbolism of Globalization, Development, and Aging is a breakthrough volume across disciplines which will inspire a higher level of thinking, discussion, and improvement in policy and practice among gerontologists, sociologists, health and cross-cultural psychologists, and public health policymakers
Community-based interventions : philosophy and action by John W Murphy( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, community-centered social services have been promoted as an admirable ideal. Yet the concept of decentralized services delivered where people live has proved to be an elusive ideal as well, with the promise of empowerment often giving way to disinterest and apathy. Community-Based Interventions examines the reasons community programs tend to founder, and proposes a realistic framework for sustained success. The book's theoretical, philosophical, and political foundations begin with the importance of context, as in local knowledge and community self-definition and engagement. Innovative, often startling, approaches to planning, design, and implementation begin with the recognition that communities are not "targets" or "locations" to be "fixed," but social realities whose issues require concrete answers. The variety of examples described in these chapters demonstrate the power of community interventions in providing effective services, reducing inequities, and giving individuals greater control over their health, their environment, and, in the long run, their lives. Included in the coverage: Redefining community: the social dimensions. A new epidemiology to inform community work. The role of research in designing community interventions. The conceptual flow of a community-based project. Building autonomy through leadership from below. Relating social interventions to social justice. Attuned to the current era of health and mental health reform, Community-Based Interventions represents a major step forward in its field, and makes an inspiring text for social workers, clinical social workers, public health administrators, and community activists
Filling the credibility gap( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The front page of "The Economist", November 5th-11th 2001 announces The Missing Middle; The woeful gap in America's Politics, is one among many indications of a major issue, not only in the United States, but globally. This book constitutes an attempt to offer alternatives that could fill this gap
 
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Postmodern social analysis and criticism
Alternative Names
Murphy, J. W.

Murphy, John

Languages
English (137)

Swedish (1)

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The politics and philosophy of political correctnessThe Underside of high-tech : technology and the deformation of human sensibilitiesThe politics of culture : race, violence, and democracyComputers, human interaction, and organizations : critical issuesCulture and the restructuring of community mental healthPostmodernism, unraveling racism, and democratic institutionsThe computerization of human service agencies : a critical appraisalGlobalization with a human face