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The Physical and the Social

Dray William H.

in History as Re-Enactment: R. G. Collingwood's Idea of History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238812
eISBN:
9780191679780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238812.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

R. G. Collingwood has also been accused, because of the way he emphasises the historian's concern with past ‘thought’, of ignoring the considerable role played by physical conditions in history, and ... More


Sweetening the Pot: The Shifting Social Landscape of Sociable Meals

Alice P. Julier

in Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037634
eISBN:
9780252094880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter begins with a discussion of a dinner party attended by the author to highlight the complexity of social events with food when all the rigid rules of dinner parties are not applicable or ... More


Potlucks

Alice P. Julier

in Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037634
eISBN:
9780252094880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines the social significance of potlucks. In the United States, the word potluck has come to mean a particular category of commensal events, where each participant brings a “dish to ... More


Defining Performance

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.18
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Performance is defined as a challenge inherent in life, being applicable to learning (driving, typing, computer skills), testing (at school, work, or for a driver's license), sports (team or personal ... More


The Sociological Eye and the Psychoanalytic Ear

Nancy J. Chodorow

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/9780520241367.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Nancy Chodorow, the author of this chapter, followed in the footsteps of Smelser and became a psychoanalyst after establishing her career in sociology. Smelser was one of the few sociologists who ... More


Honduran Figurines and Whistles in Social Context: Production, Use, and Meaning in the Ulúa Valley

Jeanne Lopiparo and Julia A. Hendon

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

A wide collection of ceramic figural artifacts were found during the excavations held at the northwestern Honduras' lower Ulúa valley at five Late to Terminal Classic period sites. To be able to ... More


Results of the Empirical Research: Julie, Barbara, and Bill

Shawn W. Rosenberg

in The Not So Common Sense: Differences in How People Judge Social and Political Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084276
eISBN:
9780300129465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084276.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents the results of the empirical research on the structure of people's evaluation of social and political events. The overall results provide strong support for the two hypotheses ... More


It's a Conversation

Trevor Pinch

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

There is a well-known finding in the field of conversation analysis that participants in conversations display a proclivity to end in agreement. The sense of moving toward agreement, which one finds ... More


Ordinary

Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward

in Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272187
eISBN:
9780520952089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272187.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines claims about where it can be unacceptable to wear jeans and what this implies. These claims divide into two main categories: workplaces where there are explicit or implicit ... More


A Dreamer and a Visionary: H P Lovecraft in His Time

S. T. Joshi

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239468
eISBN:
9781846312991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312991
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

H. P. Lovecraft has come to be recognised as the leading author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century. But how did a man who died in poverty, with no book of his stories published in his ... More


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