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Epilogue in Eight Essays

A. H. Halsey

in A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266609
eISBN:
9780191601019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266603.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

I chose seven contemporary figures in British sociology, representing what I took to be the various current strands in the subject. They were Bauman, Crouch, Giddens, Oakley, Platt, Runciman, and ... More


Institutional Entrepreneurship and the Structuring of Organizations and Markets

Peter Walgenbach and Renate E. Meyer

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter argues that organizational actors and interests need to be regarded as cultural constructions. It considers organizational institutionalism and Giddens's structuration theory to relate ... More


A View from a French Sociologist

Dominique Schnapper

in British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263426
eISBN:
9780191734298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The French are not familiar with British sociology. As a first indicator, British sociology is hardly ever translated into French. In Britain, Anthony Giddens is the most cited and the most widely ... More


Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Wu-Ling Chong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book examines the complex situation of ethnic Chinese Indonesians in post-Suharto Indonesia, focusing on Chinese in two of the largest Indonesian cities, Medan and Surabaya. The fall of Suharto ... More


Structure as the Subject of Justice

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on a specific kind of moral wrong—structural injustice—which is distinct from wrongs traceable to specific individual actions or policies. The chapter is organized as follows. ... More


Prologue

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the book's subject, methodology, and aims. Noting limitations in scope and tendency towards abstraction of previous studies, it considers the broader institutional context for ... More


Vulnerability

John Barry

in The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon Constrained World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695393
eISBN:
9780191738982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695393.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Vulnerability and associated concepts such as dependence, are relatively little-used terms within mainstream political theory. Self-consciously working within an eco-feminist perspective, this ... More


Does Education Really Change Society?: Theoretical Reflections on a Case Study

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Sociologists and anthropologists always have a sense of unease over what education is doing to society. Does education really make any difference? Or is it only reproducing inequality? And how can ... More


Contemplating the Role of the Ethnic Chinese: Ethnic Politics, Criminality, and Civil Society in Post-Suharto Indonesia

Wu-Ling Chong

in Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explains the objectives, theoretical framework, literature review, scope of research, methods of research, and chapterisation of this study. This study adopts a combination of Anthony ... More


The Ideology of Vulnerable Autonomy

Peter Ramsay

in The Insecurity State: Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199581061
eISBN:
9780191741005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581061.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explains the normative basis of New Labour's policy claim that citizens owe duties of reassurance. It argues that this idea arises from an axiomatic proposition of three theories that ... More


Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change, 1960 to Today

Richard Whittington

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198738893
eISBN:
9780191802072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738893.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Opening Strategy recounts the origins and development of Strategy as a profession from the middle of the last century to the present day. In particular, it focuses on how strategic planning ... More


Muslim Political Participation in Germany: a Structurationist Approach

Maike Didero

in Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646944
eISBN:
9780748684281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646944.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks into the case of the first local voter association founded in Germany by exclusively Muslim members, many of whom were foreign-born. Drawing on Giddens and Bourdieu, the chapter ... More


Theoretical Approaches to Globalization and Localization

Sunetra Sen Narayan

in Globalization and Television: A Study of the Indian Experience, 1990-2010

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092360
eISBN:
9780199082711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092360.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines some of the literature on globalization and localization. Relevant theories of globalization are summarized and evaluated in the context of the current study. The work of ... More


The Affective Appropriation of Space

Jeffrey L. Kidder

in Urban Flow: Bike Messengers and the City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449925
eISBN:
9780801462917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449925.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines how bike messengers traverse the space of the city when making their deliveries. It is this appropriation of the urban environment that generates the lived emotions of messenger ... More


Time, temporality and political thought

Valerie Bryson

in Gender and the politics of time: Feminist theory and contemporary debates

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347503
eISBN:
9781447302391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347503.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter draws on the ideas of Karl Marx and the more recent contributions of Antony Giddens and Paul Pierson to argue that if people are to understand the present and shape the political future, ... More


Time and temporality in feminist political thought

Valerie Bryson

in Gender and the politics of time: Feminist theory and contemporary debates

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347503
eISBN:
9781447302391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347503.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter links recent feminist work on the multiple and fluid nature of human time to feminist rejections of dichotomy. It identifies the changing temporal assumptions that underlie feminist ... 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.


Marriage between Kin

Suzanne E. Joseph

in Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The specific question that this chapter seeks to address is, Why do the Bekaa Bedouin prefer marriages between close kin in general and patriparallel cousins in particular? The main argument put ... More


Towards a Structuration Theory of Media Intermediaries

Timothy Havens

in Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764695
eISBN:
9780814724989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764695.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter claims that media managers frequently engage in storytelling practices known as “industry lore.” These practices not only serve as sense-making rituals in managing the circulation of ... More


Opening Strategy: Practices and Professionals

Richard Whittington

in Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change, 1960 to Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198738893
eISBN:
9780191802072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738893.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter introduces the central arguments of Opening Strategy. In particular, it traces the development of three key strategic practices since the middle of the last century to today: strategic ... More


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