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On the Social Construction of Moral Universals: The “Holocaust” from War Crime to Trauma Drama

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the social creation of a cultural fact and evaluates the effects of this cultural fact on social and moral life. It analyses the creation of moral universals, focusing on the ... More


Social Policy Creation and Evaluation

Richard Hoefer

in Policy Creation and Evaluation: Understanding Welfare Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735198
eISBN:
9780199918560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735198.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter briefly provides information relating to the structure of the entire book, presents information relating to models of social policy creation, defines important terms, discusses what ... More


Conclusion: Intelligent Designs on Society

Niall Shanks

in God, the Devil, and Darwin: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161991
eISBN:
9780199835058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161998.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The social, political, and legal implications of creation science and its belief in a transcendent supernatural creator are analyzed. It is suggested that creation science is not in fact a genuine ... More


(Not) Just for the Fun of It: The Labor of Social Media Production

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter exposes the deep cracks in narratives of social media leisure and amateurism. It looks at how forms of value-generating, gendered self-expression are rife in the social media world ... More


Extending the EU’s higher education discourse to the rest of the Mediterranean1

Peter Mayo

in Higher Education in a Globalising World: Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526140920
eISBN:
9781526146700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140937.00010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter builds on the previous one to discuss the issues involved in extending the discourse to a specific region. It also provides an account of some important contributions from this region to ... More


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