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Social Conflicts as Pillars of Democratic Market Society

Albert O. Hirschman

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter extols the virtues of bargaining, tension, and conflict as means to experiment and compromise—without leading to false consensus or conformity. Whereas much of social theory sees ... More


Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Richard E. Ocejo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City's downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant ... More


The Trap

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0024
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter looks at the concept of the opportunity trap. It shows that opportunity has previously bonded the individual to society, but is now a source of intense social conflict. The chapter also ... More


Habitats in Human History

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the aspects of technology, economy, social organization, ideology, and the ecological impact of gathering, nomadic pastoralism, settled cultivation, and industry. It then ... More


Normalizing the Boundaries

SHALINI ADVANI

in Schooling the National Imagination: Education, English, and the Indian Modern

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062752
eISBN:
9780199080205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062752.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

While the previous chapter examined how textbooks constitute a national-cultural imaginary by defining the nation's symbols, icons, and narratives — historical and mythical — this chapter explores ... More


Challenging the myth that ‘Minorities do not want to integrate’

Nissa Finney and Ludi Simpson

in 'Sleepwalking to segregation'?: Challenging myths about race and migration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420084
eISBN:
9781447303367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420084.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter asks whether there is a trend towards more same-ethnicity friendship groups and discusses what this can tell about desire for ethnic mixing. It considers housing aspirations of people ... More


The changing contexts for international social work education

Gurid Aga Askeland and Malcolm Payne

in Internationalizing Social Work Education: Insights from Leading Figures Across the Globe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328704
eISBN:
9781447328711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328704.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter identifies three phases of internationalization in social work education. It documents foundation dates of social work courses in a representative range of countries. The foundation ... More


Welfare and values in Europe: insights drawn from a comparative cross-country analysis

Effie Fokas

in Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447318972
eISBN:
9781447328957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter applies a comparative lens both to the material emanating from the WaVE case studies and to the chapters gathered in this book. It highlights the transversal patterns found in the case ... More


Governance in the Society of Captives

David Skarbek

in The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199328499
eISBN:
9780199378890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328499.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Prison gangs operate in a community responsibility system, where all members are responsible for the actions of any member. Each gang is responsible for its own member. In a setting of impersonal ... More


Power, Politics, and Panic in Worst Cases

Lee Clarke

in Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter analyzes risk communication, the problem of panic, the greatest worst case risk that Americans face and the issues of scapegoating and blame. It suggests that politics and social ... More


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