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Social History of Ancient Israel

ALBERTZ RAINER

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The historical approach to the Bible with explicit reference to the social sciences (including sociology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, economics, social psychology, and political science) ... More


Sociology and Idealist Social Philosophy

Sandra M. Den Otter

in British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206002
eISBN:
9780191676901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206002.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The slow inclusion of sociology in the older universities is a recurrent theme in studies attributing the failure of British sociology to institutional or organizational factors. Philip Abrams argued ... More


Shaping Sociological Imagination: The Importance of Theory

Piotr Sztompka

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter argues why explanatory theory should remain in the forefront of sociological teaching and not be put aside by other modes of theorizing. Inspired by Smelser's commitment to theorizing as ... More


The Problem

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This is an introductory chapter. The first three main sections outline the growth of interest in the inequality of pay, the economist's approach to pay determination, and the sociologist's approach ... More


Rational Choice and Sociology

Alberto Martinelli

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines rational choice as one of the main paradigms in contemporary social sciences. It begins by discussing the original “opposition” between sociological theory and rational ... More


The Inequality of Pay

Henry Phelps Brown

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Why does or why should any one person earn eight times as much as another? The economist's answer relies mainly on supply and demand in the labour market, but the sociologist finds more significance ... More


Betwixt and Between Discipline and Profession: A History of Sociology of Education

Pamela Barnhouse Walters

in Sociology in America: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226090948
eISBN:
9780226090962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Sociology of education emerged as an important specialty shortly after the founding of American sociology, but its location with respect to its parent fields—sociology and education—and its ... More


A Sociology of Jurisprudence

Richard Nobles

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the implications of sociological theory and systems theory, most particularly as set out in the writings of Niklas Luhmann, for jurisprudence. This theory offers a sociological ... More


Sociological Theories: Regional and Global Trade Agreements

Moshe Hirsch

in Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199688111
eISBN:
9780191767456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688111.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Chapter 2 analyses the long-standing debate in international trade law regarding regional trade agreements (RTAs) from three major theoretical perspectives in sociological literature. The ... More


Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

Michael Donnelly and Murray Straus (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085471
eISBN:
9780300133806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085471.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Despite being commonplace in American households a generation ago, corporal punishment of children has been subjected to criticism and shifting attitudes in recent years. Many school districts have ... More


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