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The Theory of Intellectual Self-Concept

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

What is true of Richard Rorty is true of all other intellectuals: they are persons no less impinged upon by social mechanisms and processes than any other. This chapter outlines the major theoretical ... More


Bourdieu and Practice Theory: From the Kabyle House to the Street Corner

in Language of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316086
eISBN:
9780226316079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316079.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on practice theory and on the writings of Pierre Bourdieu, who self-consciously intervened in an effort to overcome the debate between Sartre and Lévi-Strauss: How does structure ... More


The Idea of Knowledge Work

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

To understand knowledge work from the perspective of the humanities, this chapter reviews three explanations of the concept that arose independently and largely in ignorance of each other: subject ... More


Multivariable Social Acrobatics and Misfit Counterpublics: Violette Leduc and Hervé Guibert

Michael Lucey

in Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226606187
eISBN:
9780226606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226606354.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies works by Violette Leduc and Hervé Guibert. Its first line of inquiry has to do with idiosyncrasy. Leduc and Guibert are examples of people whose sociologically idiosyncratic ... More


Capitalism, Cartography, and Culture

Elizabeth A. Sutton

in Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The introduction provides the historical and theoretical scope of the book. Marx, Weber, Giddens, and Bourdieu’s ideas concerning capital, culture, and power are briefly summarized.


Explaining Recursive Cycles of Treaty Interpretation: The Role of Transparency, Ambiguity, and Opacity

Grégoire Mallard

in Fallout: Nuclear Diplomacy in an Age of Global Fracture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226157894
eISBN:
9780226157924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226157924.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 2 shows how the focus on legal interpretation that is adopted in this book complements and challenges some aspects of the existing sociological theories of transnational legal change: first, ... More


Sexuality and the Literary Field

Michael Lucey

in Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226606187
eISBN:
9780226606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226606354.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates the ways the topics of same-sex and misfit sexualities impacted the structures of the French literary field. The chapter proceeds by adapting some of the standard ways of ... More


Dreamland of Humanists

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The introduction unpacks the book title’s meaning, which combines Ernst Troeltsch’s designation of post-war Germany as a “dreamland of the armistice,” a country cautiously optimistic about Germany’s ... More


Temporal Articulations

Jeffrey Andrew Barash

in Collective Memory and the Historical Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399157
eISBN:
9780226399294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399294.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Collective memory is the matrix of cohesion of social groups, however vast they may be, through which group continuity in time is at once attested and reaffirmed. If it is also in time that mutation ... More


Rorty Reexamined

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter reexamines key junctures in Richard Rorty's intellectual career, this time through the lens of the sociology of ideas. It considers Rorty's choice of masters thesis topic, his movement ... More


Three in a Bed: The Seduetion of Innocentia

in Love & Death in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226112589
eISBN:
9780226112602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226112602.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The story presented in this chapter, in subject and in plot, echoes the Renaissance novella. Though actual history, its events are the novellista's favorite subjects: love, seduction, sly plots, and ... More


Meanings of Capital

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226168005
eISBN:
9780226168142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168142.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Originally “capital” referred to head-counts of cattle, as measures of wealth. But in thirteenth-century Italy it acquired its enduring commercial meaning as money, or the money-value of assets ... More


Receptivity Curves: Educational Research and the Flow of Ideas

Jerry A. Jacobs

in In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226069296
eISBN:
9780226069463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069463.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Chapter 6 builds on the ideas developed in Chapter 5 by considering the timing of intellectual exchanges. The idea of an intellectual delay is specified by mapping out “receptivity curves,” that ... More


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