debate on international sociology - Michael Burawoy
... only five times less than my American colleagues. But first of all in this regard there
is nothing specific about sociology. All
branches of science, including natural or
technical sciences are unequally endowed
across the world; the particle accelerators,
laboratories experimenting with the human
The Public and Private in C. Wright Mills`s Life and Work
... beginning, people made casual observations about Mills’s personal qualities
and pointed prosaically to the many contradictions between his public and private selves, but systematic psychobiographies are rare.
Attempts at psychobiography reproduce the old-fashioned dichotomous
view of the public–priv ...
The Production of Mobilities
... blow in our face, we may not be able to sleep as we fly from New York to
London. Often how we experience mobility and the ways we move are inti
mately connected to meanings given to mobility through representation.
Similarly, representations of mobility are based on ways in which mobility
is practi ...
Transnationalism: Trendy Catch
... many ways. Sometimes the terms transnational and transnationalism are used so vaguely
and indistinctly that they are likely to become ‘catch-all and say nothing’ terms, as was the
case with the globalisation concept. Therefore, conceptual precision and debate, as well as
more explicit and closely de ...
Scale - Geography at Berkeley
... of cross-scale linkages, aim to address questions such as these. In order to do this,
scientists classify phenomena into various levels based on the scales at which they
can be observed or measured: the organism level and the community level in
ecology, for example. The spatial and temporal units of ...
Kwartalnik "Studia Regionalne i Lokalne"
... the Department of Animals’ Behaviour, Institute of Genetics and Animal
Husbandry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Jastrzębiec. Interestingly, elephants and sharks have an exceptionally well developed sense of smell, the latter being particularly sensitive to the smell and taste of blood. They ca ...
times of turmoil - Michael Burawoy
... academic publication intelligible to the few but is designed to be open to all. The articles are
short, accessible and diverse. Global Dialogue casts light on different sociologies from different
places, divergent perspectives on pressing social issues, imaginations of what sociology should
and coul ...
What Is Globalization? The Definitional Issue – Again” Jan Aart Scholte
... could provide an analytical lynchpin for understanding social change in the contemporary
world. ‘Globalization’ is not the only entry point for such an enquiry, of course, but it has
seemed a pretty good one.
Yet what lies in this word? What, precisely, is ‘global’ about globalization?4 The present
... reinvigorated since the time of Karl Marx, first by classical sociologists such as Simmel,
Weber and Durkheim (on the latter see Dünne 2006, 289) and on to human geographers
like David Harvey (Faist 2005, 760). Peter Saunders pointedly sums up this stance, which
went largely unchallenged until the 1 ...
The Lost Emotion: Feeling at Home in Sociology - fflch-usp
... The connection with the macro level is less developed in sociological theories
on emotions. Turner and Stets conclude that: “Most Power and Status theories are
micro in their focus on the relations among power, prestige and emotions”.
The final framework that Turner and Stets discuss, Exchange theo ...
... method to show how taking a spatial approach makes a difference to a specific substantive question about inequality.
Our focus is inequality across geographic areas within the United States.
Contributors approach this topic largely by examining material resources and
life chances, their structural d ...
Kritik Core - Georgia Debate Institute
... conceive of these interstices, whether we think of them as states or in other ways. In thinking about this, we have to
start from where we are, from the many rebellions and insubordinations that have brought us to Porto Alegre. The
world is full of such rebellions, of people saying NO to capitalism: ...
Space. Imagination // Rupture: The Cognitive Architecture of Utopian
... The GJM has employed concepts such as this to form temporary zones for political
engagement, from actions at world economic summits to squats and community centers, in
ways that are fluid, hybrid, and shifting so as to not be totally knowable or controllable by
state power. It is these characteristi ...
Ferenc Gyuris: The Political Discourse of Spatial Disparities
... the otherwise obvious core concern of these analyses, however, there have always been
(and still there is) a massive load of ballast, either explicitly political or ‘only’ obliquely
ideological. Taking this into consideration, yet quite surprisingly, this volume is the very
first attempt to provide ...
Interaction rituals and co-presence – linking humans to
... 3. Durkheim’s micro-approach: the emotional effervescence of the ritual
To better understand this we need to turn to Durkheim’s later writings on religion eminently
manifested in The Elementary Forms of Religious Life from 1912 (2001); a book that also forms the
origin to micro-studies in sociology ...
308kB - Surrey Research Insight Open Access
... (reproduced with the permission of their authors) involving individuals who were
within their late teens or twenties. Most of those involved in the study were connected
with a youth style group known as the goth scene (see Hodkinson 2006, 2007) but in
this article, we focus on elements of the data c ...
Time and space in cyber social reality
... in Giddens’ sociology (esp. Giddens, 1984, 1990, 1991). For Giddens, time
and space are primarily categories through which to view changes in society
and traditions. Time goes by and allows us to recognize different periods,
while space is at once the geographical relation and the physical
- Lancaster EPrints
... This problem is not new. Literatures in many disciplines argue that we need a better
understanding of spatio-temporal processes. Scholars in the social sciences have been slow to
answer this need chiefly because of the difficulties posed by the large volumes of data and the
complexity required to do ...
JOIC Edited Version October 2013 V3
... Spatial theories are relevant to issues of learning because they raise questions about
where and how knowledge emerges; how learning is negotiated through movements
and locations, and how it is integrated in the making of spaces (Fenwick, Edwards &
Sawchuk, 2011). These ideas have been taken up in a ...
1 “Standardized Spaces: Satellite Imagery in the Age of Big Data
... make the contemporary present of this technology possible by tracing the networks
through which visuality is produced. To do this, this article uses a genealogical approach
to parse out the various registers upon which social, technical and political logics
converge. Using the material-semiotic meth ...
... Title: Space and Place: the practices of everyday life in Postclassic Xaltocan, Mexico
Keywords: Aztecs, space, household archaeology, identity, figurines, trade
Archaeology as a discipline has often been used to provide a window into the past, but its
success relies on the accuracy of that window. ...
Medical Astrosociology and Space Medicine: Bringing Together the
... of a limited sample size, so consequently the importance of the social sciences has only had a limited opportunity to
demonstrate itself as useful. However, a larger population situated in a more distant space environment would
present quite a different set of issues that involve the strengths of sp ...
Program for a Sociology of Sport - American Kinesiology Association
... different, in their very intention, from what they would have been in the absence
of such a framework, which is the condition of an adequate construction of the
objects of specific empirical research. This theoretical framework (here, the idea
of the space of sports; elsewhere, the notion of a field ...
Sociologies of Space, Work and Organisation: From Fragments to
... on ‘macro’ spatial processes of industrial location, economic restructuring,
globalisation and so on (McDowell 2001). Whilst these issues are, of
course, highly significant to sociologists of work and organisation, they
are limited in what they can tell us about workspaces or the lives lived
Sociology of space
The sociology of space is a sub-discipline of sociology that mostly borrows from theories developed within the discipline of geography, including the sub fields of human geography, economic geography, and feminist geography. The ""sociology"" of space examines the social and material constitution of spaces. It is concerned with understanding the social practices, institutional forces, and material complexity of how humans and spaces interact. The sociology of space is an inter-disciplinary area of study, drawing on various theoretical traditions including Marxism, postcolonialism, and Science and Technology Studies, and overlaps and encompasses theorists with various academic disciplines such as geography and architecture.