- Leeds Beckett Repository
... the increasing liquidity of the social world. If he is right, perhaps, pithy interjections skipping from
one event to another but penetrating them right to the core, as presented in these books, are what
is most appropriate. Nevertheless, it is somewhat disappointing that there may never be another
After Adorno Rethinking Music Sociology
... and art as forms of knowledge in the modern world. These topics, which
together highlight Adorno’s philosophical beginnings, in turn provide the
groundwork for embarking upon what, from a sociological perspective,
may be viewed as the core of Adorno’s work: his focus on the role played
by cultural m ...
The Double Character of the German `Bourdieu`
... instrument to use against the traditional university Philosophy, accused during the
student protests of complicity with German Nazism, and at the same time against the
predominant Critical Theory and orthodox Marxism.
Around 1970, marginal agents in the field of Education Research were interested in ...
Max Weber on Property: An Effort in Interpretive Understanding
... evident, much of contemporary property theory was prefigured in Weber’s writing. Thus he is relevant
both historically and contemporarily. For these reasons, despite the enormous challenges involved, this
article will seek to draw much-deserved attention to Weber’s work on property.
Weber’s scholar ...
... These transformations have quite properly been traced to Mannheim's own processes of
learning and reconsideration, as well as to Mannheim's adjustments to changing external
circumstances, cultural discourses, and practical imperatives. But an analysis that looks at the
element of negotiations in thi ...
FREE Sample Here
... 9. What has research found about the belief that “one in two marriages ends in divorce”?
a. It is a valid conclusion supported by social science research.
b. This commonsense idea has been disproved by social science research.
c. This commonsense idea has been verified by social science research.
The History and Philosophy of Social Scienceee
... neglected as well, most conspicuously perhaps the history of socialism. In
outlining this book I had originally planned to devote a chapter to a survey
of the political, sociological, and economic theories of socialism, and the
critiques of them, but have had to abandon this upon realization that it ...
Justice, Order and Anarchy: The International Political Theory of
... caricatures of writers such as Hobbes, Rousseau and Kant that were used to justify an
eternal (invariably Realist) wisdom of IR. This was accompanied by a more sophisticated
historiography and sociology of the discipline5 that brought into question not only the
autonomy of the ‘international’ but al ...
Tests of Concepts
... empirically tested. It is not just his writing on collective behavior
that discloses little about empirical workmanship or cases. Several
of his substantive arguments assert what must be seen as empirical
claims which (by his method's standards) ought to have been, but are
not explicitly said to be, ...
Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory
... European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the
social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social thought in the broadest sense of the term.
The volume surveys the classical heritage, the major ...
the appropriation of social science knowledge by `lay people`
... Bourgeois Gentilhomme was speaking in prose without knowing it, we all routinely,
without necessarily being aware of it, 'use' notions and ideas derived from social science in
order to make sense of our day-to-day lives. That 'lay people', whose voice Tiffany's
comment above is supposed to illustrat ...
Ernest Gellner and Modernity
... complete, for it omits one of the most important of Gellner's interests, namely Islam,
which he studied not only from a theoretical perspective (as for example in his book
Muslim Society) but also by means of empirical anthropological research (Saints of the
Atlas reports the findings of ethnographi ...
Vita - FHSS Faculty Listing
... Darron T. Smith, Brenda G. Juarez, and Cardell K. Jacobson, 2011. “White on Black: Can
White Parents Teach Black Adoptive Children How to Understand and Cope with Racism?”
Journal of Black Studies, 42:1195-1230.
Cardell K. Jacobson and Lara Burton, 2011. “Prologue: The Incident at Eldorado, Texas,” ...
The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory
... a highly contested field of academic and intellectual activity in the social sciences. Analytic difficulties
and debates in the social sciences are not easily resolved, and hence contests between paradigms often
appear interminable. The accumulation of theoretical results is often difficult to prove ...
Goffman Encyclopedia Soc Theory
... (1961), his idiosyncratic ethnography of Saint Elizabeth’s hospital.
In 1949 Goffman successfully completed all the requirements for his Master’s degree,
including a thesis. This unpublished manuscript played an unexpectedly large part in his
intellectual development, as it is his only research proj ...
History of sociology
Sociology as a scholarly discipline emerged primarily out of enlightenment thought, shortly after the French Revolution, as a positivist science of society. Its genesis owed to various key movements in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of knowledge. Social analysis in a broader sense, however, has origins in the common stock of philosophy and necessarily pre-dates the field. Modern academic sociology arose as a reaction to modernity, capitalism, urbanization, rationalization, secularization, colonization and imperialism. Late 19th century sociology demonstrated a particularly strong interest in the emergence of the modern nation state; its constituent institutions, its units of socialization, and its means of surveillance. An emphasis on the concept of modernity, rather than the Enlightenment, often distinguishes sociological discourse from that of classical political philosophy.Various quantitative social research techniques have become common tools for governments, businesses and organizations, and have also found use in the other social sciences. Divorced from theoretical explanations of social dynamics, this has given social research a degree of autonomy from the discipline of sociology. Similarly, ""social science"" has come to be appropriated as an umbrella term to refer to various disciplines which study humans, interaction, society or culture.