Author: Andrew Abbott

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022633662X

Category: History

Page: 311

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For the past twenty years, noted sociologist Andrew Abbott has been developing what he calls a processual ontology for social life. In this view, the social world is constantly changing-making, remaking and unmaking itself, instant by instant. In 'Processual Sociology', Abbott first examines the endurance of individuals and social groups through time and then goes on to consider the question of what this means for human nature.
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Zur soziologischen Theorie politischer Bewegungen

Author: Andreas Pettenkofer

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593387603

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Die Bedingungen, unter denen radikale Protestbewegungen entstehen, sind zentral für die Erklärung sozialen Wandels. Andreas Pettenkofer liefert eine – bisher fehlende – kritische Gesamtdarstellung der entsprechenden Theorien. Darüber hinaus entwirft er in Anknüpfung an Konzepte der klassischen Religionssoziologie eine Theorie, um die Mechanismen auch des kulturellen Wandels zu erklären, die mit Protestbewegungen verbunden sind. Er ermöglicht damit ein genaueres Verständnis von Protestphänomenen. Zugleich zeigt er, welchen Nutzen die Analyse radikaler Protestbewegungen für die allgemeine sozialtheoretische Diskussion bringt.
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Intersubjectivity and the Study of Human Lived Experience

Author: Robert C. Prus

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791427019

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Examines a series of theoretical and methodological issues faced by social scientists in interpretive and ethnographic studies of human group life.
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Author: François Dépelteau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319660055

Category: Social Science

Page: 686

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This handbook on relational sociology covers a rapidly growing approach in the social sciences—one which is connected to the interests of a large, diverse pool of researchers across a range of disciplines. Relational sociology has been one of the key foundations of the “relational turn” in human sciences since the 1980s, and it offers a unique opportunity to redefine the basic epistemological and ontological principles of sociology as we know it. The contributors collected here aim to elucidate the complexity and the scope of this growing approach by dealing with three central questions: Where does relational sociology come from and what are its principal concerns? What are the main theoretical and methodological currents within relational sociology? What have we studied in relational sociology and what are the results?
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The Infinitesimal Revolution

Author: Sergio Tonkonoff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319551493

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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This book posits that a singular paradigm in social theory can be discovered by reconstructing the conceptual grammar of Gabriel Tarde’s micro-sociology and by understanding the ways in which Gilles Deleuze’s micro-politics and Michel Foucault’s micro-physics have engaged with it. This is articulated in the infinite social multiplicity-invention-imitation-opposition-open system. Guided by infinitist ontology and an epistemology of infinitesimal difference, this paradigm offers a micro-socio-logic capable of producing new ways of understanding social life and its vicissitudes. In the field of social theory, this can be called the infinitesimal revolution.
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Author: Marshall B. Clinard,Robert F. Meier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537343

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR has been the market-leading deviance/criminology textbook for more than 40 years by combining timely research findings and updated data with solid sociological analysis. Designed to appeal to today's students, the fifteenth edition examines such relevant and timely topics as justified deviance (e.g., terrorism); corporate crime and mistakes, such as the General Motors ignition problem; the changing moral landscape regarding gay marriage and marijuana use; the importance of social media in facilitating deviant acts; political crime, including electoral crime; and cultural and social reactions to deviance. Learning aids-such as chapter outlines, bolded key terms, discussion questions, and a glossary-support students' study and review. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Court Communities Under Sentencing Guidelines

Author: Jeffery T. Ulmer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791434970

Category: Law

Page: 233

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Combines quantitative and qualitative data in a careful investigation of sentencing processes and context under Pennsylvania's sentencing guidelines.
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Author: Tatiana Savoia Landini,François Dépelteau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137561181

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book presents key conceptualizations of violence as developed by Norbert Elias. The authors explain and exemplify these concepts by analyzing Elias’s late texts, comparing his views to those of Sigmund Freud, and by analyzing the work of filmmaker Michael Haneke. The authors then discuss the strengths and shortcomings of Elias’s thoughts on violence by examining various social processes such as colonization, imperialism, and the Brazilian civilizing process—in addition to the ambivalence of state violence. The final chapters suggest how these concepts can be used to explain difficulties in implementing democracy, grappling with memories of violence, and state building after democracy.
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Author: Kenneth Plummer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781852781583

Category: Social Science

Page: 983

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These two authoritative volumes provide a valuable resource for students of symbolic interactionism. Volume I traces the historical roots of interactionism and analyzes the work of many of the earlier pragmatists and sociologists who shaped the interactionist tradition. It also considers the contemporary debate about the impact of Mead and gives special prominence to the work of the late Herbert Blumer. Volume II takes as its starting point the critique of interactionism, which gathered momentum during the 1970s, and shows that many of these earlier critics were misguided. The readings provided suggest interactionism can be linked strongly to structure, power, history, emotion and language.
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Hegel und der Schatten des dialektischen Materialismus

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873427X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1200

View: 1938

Seit zwei Jahrhunderten operiert die westliche Philosophie im Schatten von Hegel. Es ist ein sehr langer Schatten, und jede neue Philosophengeneration ersinnt seither neue Wege, um aus ihm herauszutreten. Während die einen dies mittels neuer theoretischer Konzepte versuchen, überziehen die anderen sein Denken schlicht mit Hohn und Spott. Slavoj Žižek unternimmt in seinem monumentalen Buch erst gar nicht den Versuch, aus diesem Schatten herauszutreten, macht es sich aber auch keineswegs darin bequem. Seine Devise lautet nicht: Zurück zu Hegel! Sondern: Wir müssen hegelianischer sein als der Meister selbst, um wie er die Brüche und Verwerfungen in der Realität verstehen und kritisieren zu können. In dieser hyperhegelianischen Manier und mit gewohnt pointierten Abschweifungen in (fast) alle Bereiche von Philosophie, Kunst und Leben rettet Žižek Hegels radikal emanzipatorisches Projekt für unsere Zeit.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Quarterly. References to journal articles, miscellaneous papers, and books, arranged under sections on archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and physical anthropology. Cross references. Cross index.
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Author: Sinisa Malesevic

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780761940418

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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'Malesevic has written a masterwork. Indeed, The Sociology of Ethnicity will rapidly become required reading, especially for those seeking an introduction to the field. Its structure and style promise to make it appealing and useful in a range of courses' - Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Spanning classical sociology to current debates, The Sociology of Ethnicity synthesizes the leading sociological interpretations of ethnic relations and provides a coherent theoretical framework for its analysis. In this thoughtful and accessible text, Sinisa Malesevic assesses the explanatory strength of a range of sociological theories in understanding ethnicity and ethnic conflict. While acknowledging that there is no master key or blue-print to deal with each and every case of interethnic group relations, The Sociology of Ethnicity develops the best strategy to bridge epistemological and policy requirements for interethnic group relations. The Sociology of Ethnicity will be required reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates studying ethnicity and race in sociology, politics or cultural studies.
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Instabile Welten – Zur Prozessualen Logik im kulturellen Wandel

Author: Günter Dux

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658164182

Category: Social Science

Page: 415

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Nichts hat sich so sehr in das Selbstverständnis des Menschen in der Moderne eingeschrieben wie das Wissen, dass die Lebensformen des Menschen von ihm selbst konstruktiv geschaffene Lebensformen darstellen. Nichts ist so wenig verstanden worden wie der konstruktive Prozess, durch den es möglich war, die Welt des Menschen entstehen zu lassen. Die Arbeiten von Dux eröffnen eine grandiose Erkenntnisperspektive, in dem er an das Wissen um die Evolution des Menschen anschließt. Die Pointe der von ihm dabei entwickelten Theorie der Kultur ist, dass er die Lebensformen des Menschen nicht schon in der Natur verortet, vielmehr auch deren Grundformen, Handeln, Denken und Sprache erst durch den Menschen entwickelt versteht. Dazu bedarf es allerdings einer anderen, einer prozessualen Logik im Verständnis der Lebensformen des Menschen. Anders als in einem Denken, in dem im Ausgang immer schon gelegen ist, was sich aus ihm entwickelt, bilden sich in einer prozessualen Logik die menschlichen Lebensformen erst in einem Prozess aus vorgegebenen Bedingungen heraus, ohne in ihnen selbst schon gelegen zu sein. Der Schlüssel zu ihrem Verständnis liegt, folgt man Dux, in der Ontogenese der Gattungsmitglieder. Mit den Formen ihrer Weiterentwicklungen setzen wir uns auf die Spur unserer selbst in der Geschichte und holen uns schließlich auch selbst ein.
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Strategien qualitativer Forschung

Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456849065


Page: 278

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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.
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Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Stephen Hill,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Penguin Books


Category: Reference

Page: 484

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The ultimate sociological resource Written by three eminent professors, this reference has been updated to reflect the shifts of sociological thought in the last five years, making it the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date dictionary of sociology available.
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a sociology of everybody's social life

Author: Howard Boughey

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9780391039384

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

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Most particular and unusual about this approach is its reliance on the testimony of the participants for the definitions, interpretations, and detailed descriptions of what occurred, what it meant, and what the analyst can legitimately make of it. The occasion, its structural parts, and its living processes are all seen and understood primarily as the members' phenomenon, constructed and utilized by them for their own purposes, and only secondarily as useful constructs for the sociologist's purposes. Thus, the scope is to capture a culturally universal specification of the structure and dynamics of human social life.
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