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Applied ethics and social problemsMoral questions of birth, society and death

Applied ethics and social problems: Moral questions of birth, society and death

Tony Fitzpatrick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348609
eISBN:
9781447301479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Designed to address practical questions, applied ethics is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy. Yet the relevance of ethical theories to social policy has been under-explored. ... More

Becoming MeadThe Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Becoming Mead: The Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Daniel R. Huebner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171371
eISBN:
9780226171548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171548.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This study contributes to the sociology of knowledge and the history of the human sciences by tracing the complex social action processes through which knowledge is produced about a major classical ... More

Challenging governance theoryFrom networks to hegemony

Challenging governance theory: From networks to hegemony

Jonathan S. Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426154
eISBN:
9781447301639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426154.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book develops a Gramscian account of contemporary governance. It critiques the fashionable view that there has been a shift from hierarchy to networks, arguing instead that the ideology of ... More

Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity

Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity

Jeffrey Alexander

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235946
eISBN:
9780520936768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235946.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In this collaboratively authored work, five sociologists develop an ambitious theoretical model of “cultural trauma” and on this basis build a new understanding of how social groups interact with ... More

Dangerous DigestionThe Politics of American Dietary Advice

Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice

E. Melanie DuPuis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275478
eISBN:
9780520962132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275478.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Throughout American history, ingestion (eating) has functioned as a metaphor for interpreting and imagining this society and its political systems. Discussions of American freedom itself are pervaded ... More

Does Policy Analysis Matter?Exploring Its Effectiveness in Theory and Practice

Does Policy Analysis Matter?: Exploring Its Effectiveness in Theory and Practice

Lee S. Friedman (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520287396
eISBN:
9780520962538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287396.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

How well can democratic decision making incorporate the knowledge and expertise generated by public policy analysts? This book examines the historical development of policy analysis (a new ... More

The Essential Hirschman

The Essential Hirschman

Albert O. Hirschman

Jeremy Adelman (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. The author was a master essayist, one ... More

Ethnic Boundary MakingInstitutions, Power, Networks

Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Andreas Wimmer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

The book introduces a new theory that overcomes essentializing approaches to ethnicity all the while avoiding the pitfalls of excessive constructivism. It suggests understanding ethnic/racial ... More

The Explanation of Social Action

The Explanation of Social Action

John Levi Martin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773312
eISBN:
9780199897223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773312.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The social sciences have increasingly placed all their bets on a notion of explanation that turns on linking abstractions through causal relations. This explanatory vocabulary is, if analysts deem it ... More

FractureAdventures of a broken body

Fracture: Adventures of a broken body

Ann Oakley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349378
eISBN:
9781447302360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349378.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The starting point of this book is the fracture of the author's right arm in the grounds of a hotel in the USA. What begins as an accident becomes a journey into some critical themes of modern ... More

Getting Your WayStrategic Dilemmas in the Real World

Getting Your Way: Strategic Dilemmas in the Real World

James M. Jasper

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226394756
eISBN:
9780226394749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394749.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Getting other people to do what another person want is a useful skill. Whether you are seeking a job, negotiating a deal, or angling for that big promotion, you are engaged in strategic thought and ... More

Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Peter Baehr

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756501
eISBN:
9780804774215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756501.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book examines the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the twentieth century, focusing on Hannah Arendt's claim that totalitarianism was an entirely ... More

A Humanist Science

A Humanist Science

Philip Selznick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758628
eISBN:
9780804779692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758628.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book brings to light the value-centered nature of the social sciences. The work challenges the supposed separation of fact and value, and argues that human values belong to the world of fact and ... More

The Impact of Co-ProductionFrom Community Engagement To Social Justice

The Impact of Co-Production: From Community Engagement To Social Justice

Aksel Ersoy (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447330288
eISBN:
9781447330332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330288.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book brings together scholars, artists, practitioners, and community activists to explore the possibilities for — and tensions of — social justice work through collaboration between communities ... More

Institutions CountTheir Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Institutions Count: Their Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Alejandro Portes and Lori D. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273535
eISBN:
9780520954069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

What leads to national progress? The growing consensus in the social sciences is that neither capital flows, nor the savings rate, nor diffuse values are the key, but that it lies in the quality of a ... More

Interrogating India's ModernityDemocracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Surinder Jodhka (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092070
eISBN:
9780199082704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Written as a tribute to the contributions of Dipankar Gupta to the study of Indian society and the discipline of sociology in India, this festschrift volume brings together essays of some of the ... More

Magazines and the Making of AmericaModernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Heather A. Haveman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

From the colonial era to the onset of the Civil War, this book looks at how magazines and the individuals, organizations, and circumstances they connected ushered America into the modern age. How did ... More

Modernity in Indian Social Theory

Modernity in Indian Social Theory

A Raghuramaraju (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Indian society is extremely complex, particularly in the twentieth century. However, this complexity has not been captured by Indian social theory. One reason is the theoretical burden caused by ... More

Moral Time

Moral Time

Donald Black

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737147
eISBN:
9780199944002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious ... More

Narrative PoliticsStories and Collective Action

Narrative Politics: Stories and Collective Action

Frederick W. Mayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199324460
eISBN:
9780199361618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324460.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book seeks to answer two questions: one theoretical, the other empirical. How do individuals come together to act collectively in their common interest? Why is it that those who promote ... More

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