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Exploring Leisure, Morality, and Geography in South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the popularity of the Bab al-Hara café in south Beirut, an area often maligned in the U.S. press as “the Hizbullah stronghold” and known ... More


The Disease of Language and the Language of Disease: RADCLIFFE-BROWN LECTURE IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

JAMES W. FERNANDEZ

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter raises some of the interlinked matters that have been very much at issue in press, television, and the world wide web since September 11. First is the role of the imagination itself, and ... More


On the Social Construction of Moral Universals: The “Holocaust” from War Crime to Trauma Drama

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/9780195160840.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the social creation of a cultural fact and evaluates the effects of this cultural fact on social and moral life. It analyses the creation of moral universals, focusing on the ... More


Introduction

Rebecca M. Empson

in Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter begins with a description of a small district called Ashinga, in Hentii Province along the Mongolian-Russian border, where the author conducted her PhD fieldwork between ... More


Two in One: Houses and Moieties

Andrew Moutu

in Names are Thicker than Blood: Kinship and Ownership amongst the Iatmul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264454
eISBN:
9780191760501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264454.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on two types of house within an Iatmul village: ngeko (the ceremonial men's house) and ngeio (the dwelling or residential house). The kinds of relationships and activities that ... More


Politics and the Complex Inequalities of Gender

Susan Moller Okin

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280088
eISBN:
9780191599927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280084.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Susan Moller Okin, drawing on a wide range of cross‐national data on politics and gender, examines the representation of women in political life in contemporary liberal democracies. She argues that ... More


The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

Ann Rigney

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644018
eISBN:
9780191738784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644018.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Using street-names referring to Waverley and Abbotsford as a starting point, this book explains how the work of Walter Scott (1771-1832) became an all-pervasive point of reference for cultural memory ... More


Poems, Poetry, Personhood

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores a set of interdependent problems in the history, theory, and politics of recent Anglo-American poetry while offering a challenge and an alternative to a nearly unanimous ... More


The Strong Program In Cultural Sociology: Elements of a Structural Hermeneutics (with Philip Smith)

Jeffrey C. Alexander and Philip Smith

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/9780195160840.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter evaluates the competing models or understandings of culture currently available to social theory using the concept of cultural autonomy. It highlights the fundamental flaws that ... More


Biology, Evolution and Liberal Collectivism

Michael Freeden

in The New Liberalism: An Ideology of Social Reform

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229612
eISBN:
9780191678899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229612.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The claim that biology supported ethics, and the integration of both is within the liberal outlook, vastly increased the persuasive power of the liberal argument. This chapter considers the role of ... More


Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Oren Izenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new way to understand the divisions that organize twentieth-century poetry. It argues that the most important conflict is not between styles or aesthetic politics, but between ... More


Night and Day

Richard E. Ocejo

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book examines bars not only as places for sociability, but also as windows for understanding how downtown neighborhoods in New York City like the Lower East Side, East Village, and Bowery have ... More


Believing in Yellowstone: The Moralization of Nature and the Creation of America’s Eden

Justin Farrell

in The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164342
eISBN:
9781400866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164342.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how materially instrumental or utilitarian aspects of social life can acquire moral and religious meanings. It argues that the use of natural resources in Yellowstone underwent a ... 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


Overdiversity

Donald Black

in Moral Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737147
eISBN:
9780199944002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737147.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Culture is the expressive dimension of social life—from language, religion, and ideas to art, clothing, and table manners. Societies have their own patterns of culture, and so do ethnicities, social ... More


Conclusion

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter begins with a synthesis of the discussions in the previous chapters. It then offers a set of informed conjectures, based on the findings of the previous chapters, about ... More


Conclusion

Ole Riis and Linda Woodhead

in A Sociology of Religious Emotion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199567607
eISBN:
9780191722493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567607.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that emotions are vital for social life. They are not a trivial matter, as anyone who has been in love, witnessed ... More


Language Poetry and Collective Life

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the logic behind Bob Perelman's wish to produce an account of poetry as an enterprise deeply involved in manifesting the possibility of social life, or in producing confidence ... More


Social Observation

Richard Swedberg

in The Art of Social Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that creative theorizing in social science has to begin with observation. The way one observes at the early stage of the research differs from the way one does it later. What ... More


“Nobody dies on the eve of their last day”: Rites of Passage and Personhood

Mérida M. Rúa

in A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199760268
eISBN:
9780199950256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760268.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is about commemorations as a central ritual of community in Puerto Rican Chicago. At wakes, for example, there were lively debates about what had been a life of success or a life of ... More


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