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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #45 on: May 16, 2010, 10:00 PM »
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I can't, Aileen.

After a certain period, you can't edit your posts. The only thing I can suggest is that you copy it and paste it somewhere you can read it. I won't put my posts in italics next time.
Thanks James.  I had thought about copying it and pasting it, so will do that.

Anyway I'm glad to see you've found at least one knowledgeable responder to the article, so hopefully this might get the ball rolling.

What, briefly, is life coaching and neurolinguistic programming?  I've a friend who studied social sciences for his A-levels, but that was so long ago his memory's a bit hazy.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #46 on: May 17, 2010, 01:37 AM »
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Hi Aileen,

Here is a quick introduction to Life Coaching and NLP.  I have both of Anthony Robbins book - "Unlimited Power" and "Awaken the Giant Within".  They are excellent books to read and contain many gems of wisdom within.  Try to have a quick read of one of them when you are next in a book store if you can so you can judge for yourself their usefulness and effectiveness.  With Best Wishes.

Life Coaching :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaching

NLP - Anthony Robbins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuro-linguistic_programming
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Robbins

Unlimited Power - Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unlimited-Power-Science-Personal-Achievement/dp/0743409396/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274056587&sr=1-1

Awaken the Giant Within - Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Awaken-Giant-within-Immediate-Emotional/dp/0671791540/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274056537&sr=1-2

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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #47 on: May 17, 2010, 02:29 AM »
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Hi Aileen,

Here is a quick introduction to Life Coaching and NLP.  I have both of Anthony Robbins book - "Unlimited Power" and "Awaken the Giant Within".  They are excellent books to read and contain many gems of wisdom within.  Try to have a quick read of one of them when you are next in a book store if you can so you can judge for yourself their usefulness and effectiveness.  With Best Wishes.
Many thanks for this Philip.  It's very much appreciated. Smile
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #48 on: May 17, 2010, 03:58 AM »
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top_spin.  Thank you for putting Gidden's article into such nice clear print. Smile
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #49 on: May 17, 2010, 05:25 PM »
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Didn't know how big to go. Wink
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #50 on: May 17, 2010, 06:30 PM »
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For the small group of sociologists on the site, I thought we should have a place for discussing social theory.

Here's an old Giddens essay to get the ball rolling. Ruth, George, your thoughts?

Given how little interest there is in sociology on this site, I have a feeling this thread will go down a storm. Rolling Eyes

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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #51 on: May 17, 2010, 06:34 PM »
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Well done Clydey for rising to George's challenge to start a sociology thread, which I failed to do!  Just back from holiday and trying to catch up on everything and about to go travelling for work so no time to get to grips with Giddens right now. I do tend to find some of his language abit inpenetrable - I'm a great believer in theory being made as accessible as possible.
Perhaps we should devise a sociological survey of members of this forum at some point?
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #52 on: May 18, 2010, 05:32 AM »
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Well done Clydey for rising to George's challenge to start a sociology thread, which I failed to do!  Just back from holiday and trying to catch up on everything and about to go travelling for work so no time to get to grips with Giddens right now. I do tend to find some of his language abit inpenetrable - I'm a great believer in theory being made as accessible as possible.
Perhaps we should devise a sociological survey of members of this forum at some point?
So this was George's idea.  WHERE IS GEORGE???  Probably still recovering from Andy's latest defeat.

Glad you found some of the language a bit impenetrable and agree that theories of any kind should be accessible to all, not couched in obscure terminology.  However, there were some interesting points, but more on that later. 
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #53 on: May 18, 2010, 05:38 AM »
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So this was George's idea.  WHERE IS GEORGE???  Probably still recovering from Andy's latest defeat.

Glad you found some of the language a bit impenetrable and agree that theories of any kind should be accessible to all, not couched in obscure terminology.  However, there were some interesting points, but more on that later. 

It's actually my essay, not Giddens'. I tried to simplify much of what he said. I gather I didn't simplify it as much as I'd have liked.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #54 on: May 18, 2010, 05:51 AM »
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It's actually my essay, not Giddens'. I tried to simplify much of what he said. I gather I didn't simplify it as much as I'd have liked.
You started off the thread by saying "Here's an old Gidden's essay", so I assumed that he'd written it, but on looking at it again it's pretty obvious that he didn't.

As for the simplification ... Rolling Eyes   But maybe it isn't that easy to put some of the terminology into words that the lay person can understand.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #55 on: May 18, 2010, 05:55 AM »
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You started off the thread by saying "Here's an old Gidden's essay", so I assumed that he'd written it.

Apologies for the ambiguity. I meant it was an essay I'd written on Giddens' theory of modern reflexivity.

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As for the simplification ... Rolling Eyes   But maybe it isn't that easy to put some of the terminology into words that the lay person can understand.

It isn't easy, no. It was submitted for 4th year, though, so I suppose that's why I didn't put it completely in lay terms.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #56 on: May 18, 2010, 06:24 AM »
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I've opened a new thread called "UK Coalition Govt - success or failure?" because I think it's important to continue on from the Election thread.  So if you want to make any kind of comment .................  
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #57 on: May 18, 2010, 08:26 AM »
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I've opened a new thread called "UK Coalition Govt - success or failure?" because I think it's important to continue on from the Election thread.  So if you want to make any kind of comment ................. 

I will later. Right now, I'm studying for an exam at 2pm.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #58 on: May 18, 2010, 08:59 AM »
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I will later. Right now, I'm studying for an exam at 2pm.
Oh good.  Best of luck in your exam.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #59 on: May 19, 2010, 04:38 PM »
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Yes indeed - I also hope it went well. I have just read your very learned article, the rest of the thread and Phil's valuable contribution with great interest. In a much simplified form, James, had I been going through all the reasons for change in society through the ages for some kind of an article, my conclusions would have been the same, so many changes particularly in the late 19th, 20th centuries had a tremendous impact and the changes to come will further reflect of how we evaluate the part we will play. I won't be around for too many changes to effect in the future but I am pleased to have lived in this particular era, when the bounds of religion and traditionalism no longer hold sway.

I seem to remember a book by a favourite early 20th century novelist who wrote many Dartmoor novels which related a character's thoughts as his persuasions changed from the belief in one God to the humanist persuasion and I realised that in actual fact this was much more to my way of thinking than the Church of England faith I had followed for so many years. I have never attemped to delve into the humanist/agnostic persuasions to any depth and would not be able to define my own feelings particularly, but blind faith for me is no longer an option, although I can understand the very sincere attitude of someone such as Hazel. Had I been born in another age any change in my beliefs would have been impossible or at least beyond discussion - it would have been too shocking.

65 years of change have helped me to change and to welcome all the technologies such as the Internet etc which were denied my parents. Probably not the sort of comment you wanted, James, but I don't have your learned abilities even though I am well able to appreciate yours. Phil's post was very much to my understanding and appreciation.
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