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Learning to be Capitalists: Entrepreneurs in Vietnam's Transition Economy

Annette Miae Kim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369397
eISBN:
9780199871032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369397.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Why have some countries been able to escape the usual dead end of international development efforts and build explosively growing capitalist economies? Based on years of fieldwork, this book provides ... More


When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Diana G. Tumminia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This ethnography details the UFO religion, Unarius Academy of Science, and their belief system, which includes visions, channeling, dreams, myths, healing, past-life therapy, and recovered memories. ... More


Public Policy and Discourse Analysis

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the first of two chapters that present a more detailed examination of the ways in which social constructions are produced and negotiated in public politics through the medium of discourse. It ... More


On Theory and Experience in Democratization Studies

Laurence Whitehead

in Democratization: Theory and Experience

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253289
eISBN:
9780191600326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253285.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This concluding chapter draws together the theoretical and methodological implications of viewing democratization as a long‐term, dynamic, and open‐ended process of social construction. This raises ... More


New Religious Movements, Countermovements, Moral Panics, and the Media

James T. Richardson and Massimo Introvigne

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the development of New Religious Movements (NRMs) in the West, as well as countermovements that were designed to exert control over such movements. Such opposing movements ... More


On ‘Democracy’ and ‘Democratization’

Laurence Whitehead

in Democratization: Theory and Experience

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253289
eISBN:
9780191600326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253285.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Discusses these two key terms and the linkages between them, as they bear on contemporary experience. The key conclusions are that we need a ‘floating but anchored’ conception of democracy and that ... More


Hermeneutical Injustice

Miranda Fricker

in Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198237907
eISBN:
9780191706844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237907.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter identifies the second kind of epistemic injustice: hermeneutical injustice, wherein someone has a significant area of their social experience obscured from understanding owing to ... More


Prejudice in the Credibility Economy

Miranda Fricker

in Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198237907
eISBN:
9780191706844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237907.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends an account of stereotypes, according to which stereotypes are (reliable or unreliable) widely-held associations of an attribute(s) and a social group. A conception of prejudice ... More


Democratization: Theory and Experience

Laurence Whitehead

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253289
eISBN:
9780191600326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253285.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Argues that democratization is best understood as a long‐term, dynamic, and open‐ended process extending over generations. Standard models of causal explanation, therefore, need to be supplemented by ... More


Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Sally Haslanger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Contemporary theorists use the term “social construction” with the aim of exposing how what's purportedly “natural” is often at least partly social and, more specifically, how this masking of the ... More


Global Change Discourses

Robin M. Leichenko and Karen L. O'Brien

in Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195177329
eISBN:
9780199869800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177329.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores different understandings and interpretations of each process of global change. Drawing from discourse analysis and theories about the social construction of scientific ... More


Socio‐Political Studies of Financial Reporting and Standard‐Setting

Keith Robson and Joni Young

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter appraises the influence of Burchell et al. (1985) on interdisciplinary studies of accounting standardization and choice in financial reporting as social and organizational practices. It ... More


Ontology and Social Construction 1

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter explores the concept of social construction and to show how debates over such philosophical notions as “truth”, “knowledge,” and “reality”, can be relevant to feminist and anti-racist ... More


Social Construction: The “Debunking” Project

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In his book The Social Construction of What?, Ian Hacking offers a schema for understanding different social constructionist claims along with a framework for distinguishing kinds or degrees of ... More


Discourse Versus Advocacy Coalitions: Interpreting Policy Change and Learning

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the second of two chapters that present a more detailed examination of the ways in which social constructions are produced and negotiated in public politics through the medium of discourse. ... More


Social Construction: Myth and Reality 1

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter develops an account of social construction and defends a broad critical social realism according to which certain entities and kinds are socially constructed; however, the claim that ... More


Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social indicators are an important tool for evaluating a country's level of social development and for assessing the impact of policy. Such indicators are already in use in investigating poverty and ... More


Indicators in Principle

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Begins with an examination of the principles underlying the construction of social indicators to be used for the express purpose of assessing performance in achieving the social agenda of the EU. The ... More


Global, national and local

Peter J. Taylor

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter describes how the concept of geographical scale has been handled in British geography over the last century. With geography meaning, literally, ‘writing about the Earth’, it would seem ... More


The Social Construction of Knowledge

Paul A. Boghossian

in Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199287185
eISBN:
9780191713569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287185.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter analyzes what it means to say that all knowledge is socially constructed and identifies three different theses that this claim might interestingly amount to, one about facts and two ... More


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