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Overview of Cross-Cultural Research Overview of Cross-Cultural Research

Thanh V. Tran

in Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 1 provides the readers an overview of the definitions of culture, a brief discussion of cross-cultural research backgrounds in anthropology, psychology, sociology, and political science, and ... More


Max Weber and the End of the Historicist Tradition

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The final chapter is a close examination of Weber's views on historical explanation, historical objectivity and value freedom. The first sections consider Weber's intellectual background, especially ... More


“Quo Vadimus?”: Human Biology and Human Destiny

Nikolai Krementsov

in Revolutionary Experiments: The Quest for Immortality in Bolshevik Science and Fiction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199992980
eISBN:
9780199370016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199992980.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter illuminates the place of biomedical sciences in the culture and society of 1920s Russia. It investigates the role that the new knowledge of human biology played in answering the “big” ... More


Three Cultures of MRI: Local Practices and Global Designs

Amit Prasad

in Imperial Technoscience: Transnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026956
eISBN:
9780262322065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026956.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter 5 – the last chapter – explores a particular technocultural dominant in each of the three nations studied, arguing that, to better understand the contextual characteristics of a culture, we ... More


Iconoclastic Theology: Gilles Deleuze and the Secretion of Atheism

F. LeRon Shults

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684137
eISBN:
9780748697151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684137.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Gilles Deleuze consistently hammered away at icons, overturning pretentious images taken as true copies of ideal models. He was particularly critical of religious figures. In What is Philosophy? ... More


Material Evidence in the History Curriculum in Eighteenth-Century Göttingen

Peter N. Miller

in History and Its Objects: Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801453700
eISBN:
9781501708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453700.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter considers the “material turn” in the latter half of the eighteenth century, particularly when the first academic curriculum for material culture studies was created. It happened at the ... More


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