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The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book presents a new approach to how culture works in contemporary societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the ... More


Introduction

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Begins by giving an outline of the idea of trusteeship as presented by P. H. Kerr, and then as viewed against a background of the opposite idea—that of liberty, as considered by J. S. Mill. It states ... More


Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus

George Klosko

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199270200
eISBN:
9780191699467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270200.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberal theory seeks agreement on political principles in spite of the moral, religious, and philosophical diversity of contemporary societies. This book breaks new ground in developing principles ... More


The meanings of (social) life: On the Origins of a Cultural Sociology

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about social life and cultural sociology. The chapters in this volume can be considered as adventures in the dialectics of ... More


Ageing and intergenerational relations: Family reciprocity from a global perspective

Misa Izuhara (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422057
eISBN:
9781447301424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

With socio-economic and demographic changes taking place in contemporary societies, new patterns of family relations are forming partly due to significant family changes, value shifts, precariousness ... More


Nineteen. The (Mostly) Off-Stage Ambassador

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter considers Schuman's various attempts to use his position and influence to extend his ideas of music education, musical diplomacy, and American contemporary music. It looks at the ... More


Introduction

Julian Johnson

in Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Classical music is currently undergoing apparent devaluation and this has consequences as a legitimation crisis. Assessing the relevance in the postmodern, plural, and multicultural world is merely ... More


Nurturing Enthusiasm in Elementary School Students

Christopher Bjork

in High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter five looks closely at the specific challenges relaxed education presented to Japanese elementary schools, and documents their impact on the learning opportunities provided to children. ... More


Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

Gabriel Rockhill and Alfredo Gomez-Muller (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151870
eISBN:
9780231526364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151870.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book of tightly woven dialogues engages prominent thinkers in a discussion about the role of culture-broadly construed-in contemporary society and politics. Faced with the conceptual inflation ... More


Anti-Muslimism

Husband Charles and Alam Yunis

in Social cohesion and counter-terrorism: A policy contradiction?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428011
eISBN:
9781447303381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428011.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the emergence of the term Islamophobia in the British context, and deconstructs this term in order to better understand the elements that may be interacting in shaping people's ... More


‘A serious writer with a message’

John Baxendale

in Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072864
eISBN:
9781781700662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072864.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Priestley as a serious writer with a message. Situating Priestley in the literary culture of his time, it argues that far from being an old-fashioned writer he was in many ways ... More


Contemporary Social Tensions (i.e., Economic Crises, Breakdown of Traditional Family Structure)

Amos N. Guiora

in Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199331826
eISBN:
9780199347254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331826.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines contemporary social tensions, based on interviews with a broad range of both subject matter and country-specific experts conducted in Holland, Norway, the UK, and Israel. It ... More


Reach Out I ’ll Be There: Pop Music, Work, and Society

Marek Korczynski

in Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter briefly examines the nature of popular music in contemporary society and music's link to workplace cultures and workplace resistance. It uses Christopher Small's “musicking” ... More


The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics

Jeffrey Williams and Heather Steffen (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161152
eISBN:
9780231530736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This anthology asks thirty-six leading literary and cultural critics to elaborate on the nature of their profession. These credos boldly defend the function of criticism in contemporary society and ... More


Living and loving beyond the boundaries of the heteronorm: personal relationships in the 21st century

Sasha Roseneil

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter argues that it is the way in which the sociologies of families and relationships have continued to centre the family in their theorising that has led to limited understandings of the ... More


The Sociology of Post-reform Russia

Mikhail K. Gorshkov

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter seeks to paint a portrait of contemporary Russian society, as the real social processes and attitudes of post-reform Russia suggest an open-ended state of “permanent transition” for ... More


Living With Death

Didier Fassin

in When Bodies Remember: Experiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244672
eISBN:
9780520940451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244672.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The number of AIDS patients has been increasing in South Africa over the years. The Center for Actuarial Research of the University of Cape Town published a series of projections that were to become ... More


Conclusion: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Marek Korczynski

in Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This concluding chapter returns to the main themes identified in the previous chapters and reflects on what has been learned from the ethnography of working and musicking. It shows key patterns of ... More


Introduction: Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique

Gabriel Rockhill and Alfredo Gomez-Muller (eds)

in Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151870
eISBN:
9780231526364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151870.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is comprised of a series of discourses providing critical perspectives on cultural issues involving the politics of culture. The rising importance of culture in politics and morality is ... More


The 99 Percent—Development and Socialization Within an Evolutionary Context: Growing Up to Become “A Good and Useful Human Being”

Darcia Narvaez

in War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter discusses the substantial mismatch between our contemporary society and the conditions under which the genus Homo has evolved. It argues that compared to our pre-agriculture foraging ... More


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