The Trust Paradox
... What is trust? What make us trust each other in the first place? What is the relationship
between trust and social change? And what goes on in the ‘black box’ where empirical
observations are transformed into science? Questions like these have been on my mind for
decades and are what finally led to ...
Trust as a Decision. The Problems and Functions of Trust in
... This work examines Niklas Luhmann’s (1927-1998) concept of trust and its
functions in Luhmannian systems theory. Its most important aim is to show
how the Luhmannian concepts of familiarity, trust and confidence would
function in the context of advanced systems theory. Originally I acquainted
The Pulse of Freedom? Bhaskar`s Dialectic and Marxism
... of absence or negation. Ontologically, the process is synonymous with social
and natural geo-history. Epistemologically, the process is synonymous with
progress in philosophical and theoretical thought, particularly the logic of
scientic discovery. Normatively-practically, the process is precisely ...
after essentially contested concepts - JYX front page
... would have a detrimental effect on the motivation and rationale to even have meaningful
definitional disputes over the concepts essentially contested in the circumstances in which
no correct definition of socio-political concepts is attainable in once-and-for-all sense.
I will argue for the view acc ...
Discourse Analysis As Theory and Method
... we present is not just a method for data analysis, but a theoretical and
methodological whole – a complete package. The package contains, first,
philosophical (ontological and epistemological) premises regarding the
role of language in the social construction of the world, second, theoretical models ...
Lukacsoctpolished - reificationofpersonsandpersonificationofthings
... Marx. I then place that work in the context of Lukács’ intellectual biography. I do
so by focusing on how the early conception of dominating mystification that he
formulated in his works of Kultur Kritique drew on Simmel and Weber. This will
then lead me to demonstrate that Lukács’ theorisations of ...
What I`m reading - Center for Democratic Culture
... sureness by persons who might be unable to define closely what it is they sense’ (A 188).
Here, then, we have Goffman the ethnographer reading over the shoulders of natives
who know how to use their key symbols even though they do not normally turn them
into analytic terms.
The relationship of perso ...
Goffman Encyclopedia Soc Theory
... there is ‘mutual monitoring’ and a social occasion is bounded by space and time and is
likely to involve props or special equipment. Thus, a social occasion such as a birthday
party becomes the background against which gatherings and situations can occur. For
each of these types of co-presence there ...
Untitled - FIB Unair
... require a theorization and description of both the social processes and
structures which give rise to the production of a text, and of the social
structures and processes within which individuals or groups as social
historical subjects, create meanings in their interaction with texts
(Fairclough and ...
Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory
... Kumar) Handbook of Nations and Nationalism (Sage 2006).
Alexander Dmitriev is theory editor, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie [New Literary Review]
(Moscow), and scientiﬁc researcher, St Petersburg branch of the Institute for the History of
Science and Technique (Russian Academy of Sciences). He is auth ...
Vanúbia Araújo Laulate Moncayo A SUSTAINABILITY
... North to the South within Brazil, or around the country, and, in
particular, from Brazil to the other corner of the world – Sydney,
Australia, divulgating my research and qualifying it over and over.
the appropriation of social science knowledge by `lay people`
... social facts are constructed on the basis of fundamental assumptions about the social world
which are in turn directly connected with social science. Social science knowledge, in this
enlarged sense, is omnipresent in day-to-day life, and is continuously used by lay people,
although social scientist ...
The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory
... ethnographic studies, but anthropology has also contributed significantly to structuralism, theories of
action, and cultural sociology. The new edition also includes chapters on phenomenology and the
sociology of the body. Whereas phenomenology has been through much of this century an important
A Philosophical History of German Sociology
... dual principles of the contingency and necessity of society: sociology rapidly
understood that humans have the ability to make history freely, even as their history escapes them, either because they do not control it or because it controls them
by imposing its own external laws. The founding experie ...
The Explanation of Social Action
... claim that all or any of the arguments made here are new to social theory
or phrased in a manner that is either particularly elegant or particularly
I might reasonably also be asked why no use is made here of the work of Garfinkel (e.g., 2002), which had many of the same influences and made many of ...
Differentiation: a sociological approach to international relations theory
... and suchlike. Yet because IR has drawn its main lines of theorizing from
Political Science and Economics, where differentiation does not feature
explicitly, the concept has not influenced how IR conceives of its own
theoretical enterprise. Those two disciplines are already narrowly specialized
... character). Those impressions we convey and the techniques adopted to deploy them are part
of the scenes that are presented. Goffman describes such scenes as acted out in ‘front
regions’ or ‘back region’, the former essentially a public performance with one or more persons
‘who cooperate to present ...
Why We Need Counsellogical Research
... odological standards mandatory for any research on the social life, but they also
need to adopt general philosophical and ethical assumptions which pertain to the
questions posed by the counselling participants (guidance-seekers and counsellors
alike), their understanding of life and their attitude ...
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 ...
Doubling Down on Goffman: A Commentary on Dmitri Shalin`s
... and confidence men (not to mention the mob), provided “opportunity structures”
in the face of a conformist America that was nevertheless changing (Merton 1959).
For Sumner (1994: 208), 1950s “Las Vegas came to symbolize the full absorption of
deviance into ‘the system.’”
However, Shalin (8) reminds ...
The narrow notion of realism in human geography
... general ingredients in realism as conceived by philosophers in general and philosophers of
science in particular. We call the latter CoreRealism. Whereas CoreRealism is rather
abstract, broad, and flexible in its applicability, GeoRealism is more concrete and narrow,
less flexible, and weak in its r ...
Conflicts in social theory and multiagent systems
... conflicts before they turn virulent. However, it appears as though rational conflict avoidance becomes increasingly difficult as multiagent applications become more complex and more demanding. Meanwhile a new insight has gained
ground in DAI: Conflicts cannot be avoided any longer but must be accept ...
apontamentos iniciais sobre a situação desta área no brasil
... action’s agent. Habermas will prioritize, to understand the human being in society, the actions of
communicative nature. That is, the actions related to the intervention in the dialogue between various
subjects. It is therefore a theory of communicative action. The habermasian fundamental categories ...
MORPHOGENETIC APPROACHES TO RELIGION
... morphogenetic approach” represents the major developments within critical realist social
theory. Archer combines the critical realist ontology of stratified reality and complex
causality with emergence- and interest theory in an innovative framework for socialscientific analysis. By taking this fram ...
Sport and Modern Social Theorists: Theorizing Homo Ludens
... social theory. Key theoretical periods – such as the rise of structuralfunctionalism or the birth of Gramscian cultural studies – have been
faithfully shadowed within sport studies. Conversely, while some
highly influential social theorists (such as Giddens and Habermas) have
seen their work relativ ...
The theory of structuration is a social theory of the creation and reproduction of social systems that is based in the analysis of both structure and agents (see structure and agency), without giving primacy to either. Further, in structuration theory, neither micro- nor macro-focused analysis alone are sufficient. The theory was proposed by sociologist Anthony Giddens, most significantly in The Constitution of Society, which examines phenomenology, hermeneutics, and social practices at the inseparable intersection of structures and agents. Its proponents have adopted and expanded this balanced position. Though the theory has received much criticism, it remains a pillar of contemporary Sociological theory.