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A Theory of Fields

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Finding ways to understand the nature of social change and social order—from political movements to market meltdowns—is one of the enduring problems of social science. This book draws together ... More


Moral Time

Donald Black

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737147
eISBN:
9780199944002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious ... More


Concepts of Space *

Veena Das

in Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter discusses the strict procedures that are observed in Hindu rituals. These procedures vary, from the movement of either the right or the left hand, to the direction a subject faces when ... More


The Rewards of Punishment: A Relational Theory of Norm Enforcement

Christine Horne

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760218
eISBN:
9780804771221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760218.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book describes a new social theory of norms to provide an explanation of why people punish. Identifying mechanisms that link interdependence with norm enforcement, it reveals how social ... More


What Is a Human?: What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190608071
eISBN:
9780190608101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608071.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Comparative and Historical Sociology

For hundreds of years people have debated what a human is. Some claim humans are those with human DNA. Some claim humans are those with certain traits like rationality. Others say humans are those ... More


Right hands

Ann Oakley

in Fracture: Adventures of a broken body

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349378
eISBN:
9781447302360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349378.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The links between language, brain asymmetry and right-handedness are said to be much of what makes a person human. Hands perform around a thousand different functions every day. The well-behaved hand ... More


When Someone's Eden Becomes Another's Purgatory

Andreas Glaeser

in Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297934
eISBN:
9780226297958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297958.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter focuses on the trajectories from school experiences up to the moment when people in socialist East Germany began to form discussion circles while trying to organize critically engaging ... More


Between Hindu Nationalism and Coalition Politics: Jana Sangh, BJP, and the ‘Moderation Thesis’ Regarding the ‘Radical Parties’

Christophe Jaffrelot

in Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092070
eISBN:
9780199082704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Focusing on the ‘right-wing’ radical political formations in India, the essay examines how far their participation in electoral process has produced a process of moderation. As per the proposed ... More


From Social Order to Moral Order

in A Humanist Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758628
eISBN:
9780804779692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758628.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the development of social order into moral order, one of the most challenging questions in moral philosophy and social theory, and examines the circumstances of choice and the ... More


Holding Government Accountable

Ruth Braunstein

in Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 5 demonstrates that Interfaith and the Patriots developed different ways of enacting active citizenship in the course of their work together, and specifically in their efforts to hold ... More


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