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Mastering Ambivalence: Neil Smelser as a Sociologist of Synthesis

Jeffrey C. Alexander, Gary T. Marx, and Christine L. Williams

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/9780520241367.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Neil Smelser has been an extraordinary scholar, teacher, and organizational leader. Every participant in this volume proudly brands themselves as a “Smelser student”. The distinction of these ... More


Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Jeffrey Alexander (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Teacher, scholar, and leader, Neil Smelser stands as an iconic figure in sociology in the second half of the twentieth century. The chapters in this volume, written by prominent scholars from all ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey C. Alexander

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/9780520241367.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the late twentieth century, Neil Smelser was one of the few powerful voices in the field of sociology to emphasize autonomy and interrelation of the three fundamental levels of social ... More


Introduction

Christine L. Williams

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/9780520241367.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Neil Smelser is a professionally trained psychoanalyst who maintained a clinical practice for several years while maintaining and managing his more visible career as academic sociologist and ... More


The Lost Ones: Post-Gatekeeper Border Fictions and the Construction of Cultural Trauma

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter considers novels including The Guardians by Ana Castillo, Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande, and Highwire Moon by Susan Straight, which represent border crossing deaths and ... More


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