Polish Sociological Review

Articles from No. 197, 2017

A Gender Gap in Opinionation in Times of Crises and Political Stability
IntroductionAt the end of the 20th century, a number of studies was conducted to analyse nonresponses in questionnaires under the assumption that nonresponses carry a great deal of information (seee.g.Ferber 1956; Francis, Bush 1975; Rapoport 1979; 1982;...
Between Dissonance and Convergence: The Dynamics of Interactions between Vernacular and Official (Non-) Memories of the Mass Murder of Germans by Poles in Nieszawa
The final period of World War II was a time of flight, expulsions, and much suffering for Germans living in regions liberated from Nazi occupation in Central and Eastern Europe. However, Soviet soldiers were not the sole perpetrators of the crimes against...
Framing the Winter Olympic Games: A Content Analysis of Polish Newspapers Coverage of Female and Male Athletes
IntroductionMedia coverage of sports events in relation to athletes' gender has been extensively analysed in the Western scholarly literature. The findings have revealed that the media coverage of women's events differs from that of the men's events...
Is Entering STEM Socially Contagious? Contextual Factors in Women's Educational Decisions
IntroductionThe last several decades have witnessed a substantial rise in the number of women entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors (STEM). Despite this increasing trend, some maths-related majors (maths, biology) have become...
Jerzy Szacki
Jerzy Szacki passed away on October 25, 2016. A modest person of few words, he was a refined analyst and encyclopedist, sensitive to large ideological questions and issues involving people and institutions. The social sciences and humanities in Poland,...
Multiple Functions of Analogical Reasoning in Science and Everyday Life
IntroductionThe importance of analogy in science and everyday life is difficult to overemphasize. Analogical reasoning serves here divergent aims and has many functions, ranging from the conception of ideas and the making of classifications, to solving...
Religious Sensemaking and Social Exclusion in the Western World
Religion and Religious Communication in Social Scientific DiscourseThe relationship between modern society and religious sensemaking has, from the very beginning, been something of a neuralgic point for those working out interpretations of modernity....
Territorial Partnerships in Rural Regions-Neo-Institutional Perspective
IntroductionTerritorial partnerships (TPs) involve voluntary cooperation between entities in the public, private, and civic sectors of a specific territory in order to identify problems of a public nature and work toward a joint elaboration of their...
The Passively Active Worker-A Diagnosis and Comparison of the Phenomenon in a Mining Company and a Corporation
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionIn our opinion, passively active workers are human beings who are enslaved by a system (an organization or company), and are devoid of initiative, incapable of critical thinking, and expect or even...
Zygmunt Bauman
On January 9, 2017, Professor Zygmunt Bauman passed away in Leeds at the age of ninetyone. He was born in Poznan on November 19, 1925. After the outbreak of the World War II, together with his parents he left Poland for the Soviet Union in 1939. Upon...
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