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Social History of Ancient Israel

ALBERTZ RAINER

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The historical approach to the Bible with explicit reference to the social sciences (including sociology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, economics, social psychology, and political science) ... More


Shaping Sociological Imagination: The Importance of Theory

Piotr Sztompka

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/9780520241367.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter argues why explanatory theory should remain in the forefront of sociological teaching and not be put aside by other modes of theorizing. Inspired by Smelser's commitment to theorizing as ... More


Sociology and Idealist Social Philosophy

Sandra M. Den Otter

in British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206002
eISBN:
9780191676901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206002.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The slow inclusion of sociology in the older universities is a recurrent theme in studies attributing the failure of British sociology to institutional or organizational factors. Philip Abrams argued ... More


Artist Activism: Building Occupational Communities in Risky Times

Daniel B. Cornfield

in Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160733
eISBN:
9781400873890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160733.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter presents a new sociological theory of artist activism that addresses the question of how artist activists fashion their roles as artist activists. Specifically, the theory addresses how ... More


Rational Choice and Sociology

Alberto Martinelli

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/9780520241367.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines rational choice as one of the main paradigms in contemporary social sciences. It begins by discussing the original “opposition” between sociological theory and rational ... More


The Problem

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This is an introductory chapter. The first three main sections outline the growth of interest in the inequality of pay, the economist's approach to pay determination, and the sociologist's approach ... More


Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

Michael Donnelly and Murray Straus (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085471
eISBN:
9780300133806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085471.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Despite being commonplace in American households a generation ago, corporal punishment of children has been subjected to criticism and shifting attitudes in recent years. Many school districts have ... More


Betwixt and Between Discipline and Profession: A History of Sociology of Education

Pamela Barnhouse Walters

in Sociology in America: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226090948
eISBN:
9780226090962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Sociology of education emerged as an important specialty shortly after the founding of American sociology, but its location with respect to its parent fields—sociology and education—and its ... More


The Inequality of Pay

Henry Phelps Brown

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Why does or why should any one person earn eight times as much as another? The economist's answer relies mainly on supply and demand in the labour market, but the sociologist finds more significance ... More


A Sociology of Jurisprudence

Richard Nobles

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the implications of sociological theory and systems theory, most particularly as set out in the writings of Niklas Luhmann, for jurisprudence. This theory offers a sociological ... More


Sociological Theories: Regional and Global Trade Agreements

Moshe Hirsch

in Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199688111
eISBN:
9780191767456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688111.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Chapter 2 analyses the long-standing debate in international trade law regarding regional trade agreements (RTAs) from three major theoretical perspectives in sociological literature. The ... More


How and Why People Reject Religion

Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740017
eISBN:
9780199918690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A thorough summing up of how and why people reject religion. The key reasons are presented and discussed. They include education; misfortune; other cultures or religions; friends, colleagues, and ... More


Sociological Theory of Discourse

in Discourse and Knowledge: The Making of Enlightenment Sociology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238058
eISBN:
9781846312960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238058.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the development of a sociological theory of discourse. It analyses the construction of sociology within the context of the discourse of modernity. The chapter also introduces ... More


The Destruction of the Primary Group

Omer Bartov

in Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195079036
eISBN:
9780199854455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Cohesion in the German army was to a large extent maintained by a conscious and systematic nurturing of what has come to be termed as “primary groups”, a social organization with its roots tracing ... More


The Politics of Crime Control: Essays in Honour of David Downes

Tim Newburn and Paul Rock (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199565955
eISBN:
9780191701948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565955.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book brings together ten leading British criminologists to explore the contemporary politics of crime and its control. The volume is produced in honour of Britain's most important criminological ... More


Reforming Social Science: Participatory Action Research

Jess Gilbert and Richard S. Kirkendall

in Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the work of community delineation done by rural sociologists and land economists of the Division of Farm Population and Rural Welfare under the U.S. Department of ... More


Trust as an Aspect of Social Structure

Robert Wuthnow

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/9780520241367.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter aims to situate the idea of trust in relation to one strand of sociological theory that has played a major role in the discipline's intellectual development and that emphasizes social ... More


Women in and out of paid work: Changes across generations in Italy and Britain

Cristina Solera

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349309
eISBN:
9781447304319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Over the last fifty years women's employment has increased markedly throughout developed countries. Women of younger generations are much more likely than their mothers and grandmothers to enter the ... More


Institutions and Development: A Conceptual Reanalysis

Alejandro Portes

in Institutions Count: Their Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273535
eISBN:
9780520954069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273535.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This introductory chapter provides a background of the concept of “institutions.” Recent years have brought a significant change in the evolution of economics and sociology, including an unexpected ... More


The Fourth Dimension of Power: The Social Construction of Interest in the New Economic Sociology

Frank Dobbin and Jiwook Jung

in Re-Imagining Economic Sociology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748465
eISBN:
9780191814051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748465.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In this chapter, it is argued that the revival of economic sociology since the late 1970s has spawned the integration of theories of power-and meaning-making in economic sociology. During the Cold ... More


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