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What's the Worst That Could Happen?

Karen A. Cerulo

in Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226100326
eISBN:
9780226100296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100296.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the coverage of this volume which is about envisioning the worst. Building on theories and ideas forwarded by both cultural and cognitive sociologists, this chapter argues that ... More


Western Politeness Theory and Non-Western Context

Jung-ran Park

in Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the cultural issues and controversies involved in the theoretical frameworks of linguistic politeness. It analyzes the theoretical accounts of non-Western sociocultural ... More


The Future of Imagination in Sociocultural Research

Vlad Petre Glăveanu and Tania Zittoun

in Handbook of Imagination and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190468712
eISBN:
9780190698843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190468712.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this final chapter, the authors first highlight the main contributions of the Handbook and show how these help us ground imagination research within the sociocultural tradition. On this basis, ... More


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