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Anti-foundationalism

Mark Bevir and R. A. W. Rhodes

in The State as Cultural Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580750
eISBN:
9780191723179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580750.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores what many observers suggest are the leading present-day forms of interpretive social science: postmodern theories of discourse. First, we challenge the belief these approaches ... More


Dancing Jacobins

Rafael Sánchez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823263653
eISBN:
9780823268887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263653.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Since independence from Spain the trope of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism has remained pervasive in Latin America’s republican imaginary. This book apprehends that trope ... More


Wild Arabs and savages: A history of juvenile justice in Ireland

Paul Sargent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089169
eISBN:
9781781706626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book is the first history of juvenile justice in Ireland. Utilising a ‘governmentality’ framework, it charts the emergence of juvenile justice from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the ... More


German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, 1890-1924

Maiken Umbach

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557394
eISBN:
9780191721564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557394.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

This is a study of a distinctive brand of modernism, which first emerged in late 19th‐century Germany, and remained influential throughout the inter‐war years and beyond. Its supporters saw ... More


Variations on the Solidarity Blues

Richard Iton

in In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178463
eISBN:
9780199851812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When trying to establish the identity of something, one does not automatically refer to the aspects that do not involve the subject, or to attributes from which the subject is exempted. That being ... More


Security In the Bubble: Navigating Crime in Urban South Africa

Christine Hentschel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694310
eISBN:
9781452952475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694310.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Security in the Bubble is about the struggles of urbanites to come to terms with life in the city as dangerous. This book examines newly emerging aesthetic, affective and inclusionary spatialities of ... More


Housing Politics in the United Kingdom: Power, Planning and Protest

Brian Lund

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447327073
eISBN:
9781447327097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327073.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Housing has been labelled a ‘wicked’ problem: complex, territorial, open-ended and intractable. This book underscores the role of politics in generating this ‘wickedness’, highlighting the ‘actors’ ... More


The Sociology of Unemployment

Tom Boland and Ray Griffin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097904
eISBN:
9781781708903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097904.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Unemployment is not just the absence of work, but a specific experience, formed historically by various forms of governmentality. Indeed, only those who meet the official criteria are registered as ... More


Introduction and overview

Ewan Ferlie, Louise FitzGerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

in Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This introductory chapter sets out the rationale of the book and outlines its major themes. It seeks to generate an overall interpretation of health policy reforming under New Labour based on ... More


Foucault's Critical Ethics

Richard A. Lynch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271252
eISBN:
9780823271290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The central thesis of this book is that Michel Foucault’s account of power does not foreclose the possibility of ethics; on the contrary, it provides a framework within which ethics becomes possible. ... More


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