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Against the Sociology of Art

Nick Zangwill

in Aesthetic Creation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter returns to the theme of rational explanation. It argues against non-rational sociological explanations in favour of aesthetic rational explanations. Sociologists of art illegitimately ... More


Social Interaction, Culture, and Historical Studies

John R. Hall

in Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226041179
eISBN:
9780226041056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041056.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Interpretive sociology, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and ethnomethodology taken together represent the social interaction perspective. The social interaction perspective ... More


Origins of a Social Perspective: Doing Physical Chemistry in Weimar Berlin

Mary Jo Nye

in Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226610634
eISBN:
9780226610658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610658.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Michael Polanyi's work in surface chemistry and X-ray diffraction by way of analyzing how he later drew upon his experiences in order to develop the notion of the “typical” or ... More


Social Theory and Religion

Steve Bruce

in Researching Religion: Why We Need Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198786580
eISBN:
9780191828904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786580.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Students of religious groups or activities are often pressed to provide an appropriate theoretical background for their work. The practical difficulty is that much social theory is actually ... More


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