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The Return of Culture?

Christian Smith

in Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162028
eISBN:
9780199849673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162028.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyses a shift in contemporary American sociology to the study of culture and cultural analysis. This shift or return of culture in sociology represents something of an intellectual ... More


Elite foundations of European integration: a causal analysis

Heinrich Best

in The Europe of Elites: A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602315
eISBN:
9780191738951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602315.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the causes of variation in the Europeanness of European economic and political elites. It shows that attachment to Europe (emotion), the wish to strengthen European integration ... More


The Republic of Letters: The New Criticism, Harvard Sociology, and the Idea of the University

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses two disciplinary paradigms that prefigured the institutional requirements of the post-World War II university and expanding new class: the New Criticism and the structural ... More


The Transatlantic Element in the Sociology of Emotions

Helena Flam

in Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126340
eISBN:
9780226126517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226126517.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This essay charts the genealogy of the sociology of emotions as it emerged in the 1960s and 1970s in the United States. It shows how the dominant structural functionalism in postwar US sociology did ... More


Drift, opportunity and commitment: the shaping of a professional career

John Scott

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter shows that a work history is the result of a process of drift in which a person must take advantage of opportunities as they arise and so build a career that reflects the unintended ... More


The Symbolic and the Functional: Su Li on the Constitution of Ancient China

Liu Han

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this chapter, the author comments on Su Li's discussion of the constitution of ancient China. In his account of Chinese constitutional law, Su Li tackles constitutionalism from a historical point ... More


The idea of the modern family

Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

in Family rhythms: The changing textures of family life in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091513
eISBN:
9781526109972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091513.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter describes how both sociological and lay understandings of family change have been informed by the belief that modern families are fundamentally different from traditional families. It ... More


How Did We Get Here?—The Short Story

Christian Smith

in The Sacred Project of American Sociology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199377138
eISBN:
9780199377169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377138.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter explains in concise narrative the historical background and developments leading up to American sociology’s contemporary investment in its current sacred project. The chapter begins by ... More


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