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... A profound challenge that the social sciences, and sociology in particular, are
now called upon to confront has to do with the depth and extraordinary
acceleration of global processes of social and cultural change …
After Adorno Rethinking Music Sociology
... Adorno could not have been more serious. His work explored the failure
of reason that culminated in the catastrophic events of the twentieth century: the rise of fascism, genocide, terror, and mass destruction. More
specifically, he sought to understand what he perceived as a transformation of consc ...
... element of negotiations in this history seems a powerful addition to us. In exploring this
distinctive contribution to Mannheim's reorientations, we are not simply discarding earlier
findings. In our own most recent analysis, we emphasized changes in philosophical and political
contexts, made especi ...
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... sociology, they thus are actively involved in inhibiting the very social change that a sociology of critique
shows them to be advocating for. While not making the world a better place in itself, bringing together
both sociological perspectives might at least help explaining why it is so hard to chan ...
HERBERT SPENCER`S SOCIOLOGY
... specialization of the sciences, and there are few, if
any, philosophers who would now venture on an
ambitious synthesis of all knowledge on the scale
attempted by Spencer. A grasp of broad generic
truths is, however, of the greatest importance in the
interpretation of human life, and the lack of
AMERICAN CULTURE THROUGH AMISH EYES: PERSPECTIVES
... Despite the absence of police, courts or prisons, Amish communities
are almost free of adult crime and their members are often reluctant to
become involved with the larger culture's criminal justice system - as
complainants or witnesses - even when they are victimized by outsiders.
Although the Amis ...
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... 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,” ...
Max Weber on Property: An Effort in Interpretive Understanding
... distinct phases: (1) the legal phase of his first dissertation, in which he first defined property in sociorelational terms and articulated a number of themes to which he would return in later work; (2) the
economic-historical phase, in which he articulated a narrative of fundamental historical chan ...
The Meaning of Consumption
... you consume? What makes a consumer? What are the individual consequences of being a
consumer? Could you not be a consumer? How does consumption sway our communicative and
cognitive experience of self and other? What is the relationship between society and consumption?
How did consumer society come a ...
Goffman Encyclopedia Soc Theory
... information about ourselves and our social relationships. This will often be sensitive
material that has to be handled delicately by others, with appropriate ritual care. In
Relations in Public (1971) Goffman used an ethological perspective to analyze how
people negotiate their way around often pack ...
Lester F. Ward: Pure Sociology
... the Summer School of the University of Chicago, one on Pure Sociology and the other on
Applied Sociology. These two courses of lectures under the same titles, but with ever increasing
volume of data, I repeated in 1898 at the University of West Virginia, and in 1899 at Leland
Stanford Junior Univers ...
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... a solution, Bertaux suggests, sociologists should adopt “a different form
of discourse, namely ‘le recit’ (narration).” Briefly, he argues that
sociologists should tell stories. Bertaux frames this method of narration
primarily as a matter of the style of writing sociology, whereas thirty
years late ...
THE THEORY OF COMMUNICATIVE ACTION
... chology and the analysis of language and theory of science developed in
formal-pragmatic terms. Mead analyzed phenomena of consciousness
from the standpoint of how they are formed within the structures of
linguistically or symbolically mediated interaction. In his view, language
has constitutive sig ...
Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory
... theory in a post-national and post-disciplinary era. It also identiﬁes what is distinctive about
European social theory in terms of themes and traditions. It is divided into ﬁve parts: disciplinary traditions, national traditions, major schools, key themes, and the reception of European social theor ...
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... 45. According to Durkheim, public rituals, including punishment, are important because
a. they make people afraid of authority and less likely to commit crime.
b. they create a bond among the members of society.
c. they give members of society an opportunity to meet the key figures of authority.
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... Durkheim) (Agnew and Passas 1997, pp. 9–11). Their answer, in other words, is
appropriate relative to the external, social context of the Mertonian tradition, but
it leaves unaddressed the question on the (internal) systematics of theory, which—
as Merton (1968, pp. 1–38) himself has argued—has to b ...
Harriet Martineau And The Sociology Of The American South
... with a class of men of whom none now remain, – the founders of the Republic and their
immediate successors. She was in Richmond while the Virginia Legislature was in
session, and then made a long winter journey through North and South Carolina.
Thence she traversed the State of Georgia to Augusta, a ...
Elias, Norbert - Ulster Institutional Repository
... Zivilisationwas published only two years after Talcott Parsons’sThe Structure of Social
Action (1937). Supposing that Elias’s book had been translated immediately into English,
how different, Dunning asked, would modern sociology now look if Elias had had a post at
Harvard University, while Parsons ...
Sociology of culture
The sociology of culture and, the related, cultural sociology concerns the systematic analysis of culture, usually understood as the ensemble of symbolic codes used by a members of a society, as it is manifested in the society. For Georg Simmel, culture referred to ""the cultivation of individuals through the agency of external forms which have been objectified in the course of history"". Culture in the sociological field is analyzed as the ways of thinking and describing, the ways of acting, and the material objects that together shape a people's way of life.Contemporary sociologists' approach to culture is often divided between a ""sociology of culture"" and ""cultural sociology"" - the terms are similar, though not interchangeable. The sociology of culture is an older concept, and considers some topics and objects as more-or-less ""cultural"" than others. While, cultural sociology sees all, or most, social phenomena as inherently cultural at some level. For instance, a leading proponent of the ""strong program"" in cultural sociology, Jeffrey C. Alexander, argues: ""To believe in the possibility of cultural sociology is to subscribe to the idea that every action, no matter how instrumental, reflexive, or coerced vis-a-vis its external environment, is embedded to some extent in a horizon of affect and meaning."" In terms of analysis, sociology of culture often attempts to explain some discretely cultural phenomena as a product of social processes, while cultural sociology sees culture as a component of explanations of social phenomena. As opposed to the field of cultural studies, cultural sociology does not reduce all human matters to a problem of cultural encoding and decoding. For instance, Pierre Bourdieu's cultural sociology has a ""clear recognition of the social and the economic as categories which are interlinked with, but not reducible to, the cultural.""