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Themes in Marxist Social Theory

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first of the two main sections of this chapter discusses Marx's goal and the elements of a Marxist tradition, and presents the views of various later scholars (David Little, Steven Lukes, Alvin ... More


Epilogue

Lenski Noel

in Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233324
eISBN:
9780520928534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233324.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book describes a specific and very prominent instance of the decline in power of the late Roman Empire. Rome's changed power status resulted from transformations of the classical past and from ... More


Ideology, Language and Realism

Galin Tihanov

in The Master and the Slave: Lukács, Bakhtin, and the Ideas of their Time

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187257
eISBN:
9780191674679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187257.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is an analysis of the idealism surrounding literature, particularly that of Lukács and Bakhtin. Marxism and neo-Kantian theories are widely mentioned throughout the book. In addition to ... More


Base and Superstructure: the Role of Consciousness

Joseph V. Femia

in Gramsci's Political Thought: Hegemony, Consciousness, and the Revolutionary Process

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the concept's underlying theoretical and philosophical assumptions. It addresses the following questions: How does Antonio Gramsci view the relationship between the economic ... More


Legendary Chamorro Strength: Skeletal Embodiment and the Boundaries of Interpretation

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter is about a prehistoric Chamorro man from the island of Tinian whose osteobiography suggests that he was a stone worker-one of the elite masons who constructed the huge latte stone sets ... More


Primary and Secondary

Denise Meyerson

in False Consciousness

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248194
eISBN:
9780191681073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248194.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows that the best way to understand the determination of ideological beliefs by economic relationships is to see ideological beliefs as explained by their serviceability. According to ... More


Epochal structures I: Reconstructing historical materialism

Donald L. Donham

in History, Power, Ideology: Central Issues in Marxism and Anthropology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520213371
eISBN:
9780520920798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213371.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

How is one to understand Marxism? At the outset, it should be emphasized that any answer has to be constructed not only from Karl Marx's works, but from those of his critics. The notion of structure ... More


Conclusion

Donald L. Donham

in History, Power, Ideology: Central Issues in Marxism and Anthropology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520213371
eISBN:
9780520920798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213371.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Some time ago, Edmund Leach, following Ludwig Wittgenstein, wrote, “Logically, aesthetics and ethics are identical. If we are to understand the ethical rules of a society, it is aesthetics that we ... More


Visions of Cancún

Evan R. Ward

in Packaged Vacations: Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032290
eISBN:
9780813038995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032290.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

As Mexico turned its focus for tourism development to Cancún Island in the late 1960s, Banco de México's planners began designing a new genre of cities: the tourist city. As time went on, however, ... More


Postmodern Hell and the Search for Roots

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at the continuing relevance of the Marxist idea of a descent into the underworld of the workplace, demonstrating how the descents into Hell operate within social and ... More


Base and Superstructure

Hugh Collins

in Marxism and Law

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192851444
eISBN:
9780191670534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192851444.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents three reasons why Marxists should abandon the base and superstructure model. All of them are directed towards the claim that it is possible to exclude superstructural phenomena ... More


Metasemantics, Metasemantic Superstructure, and Metasemantic Base

Herman Cappelen

in Fixing Language: An Essay on Conceptual Engineering

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814719
eISBN:
9780191852404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814719.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter introduces the topic of metasemantics, developing a distinction between a metasemantic base and a metasemantic superstructure. Conceptual engineering is concerned with the meanings of ... More


Conclusion and Solution: Integrating the Knowledge Traditions and Building a Science of Management

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Drawing on the ideas of Mary Parker Follett and Chester Barnard, this chapter assesses the prospects for a science of management that understands integration per se, and particularly the processes by ... More


Group—subgroup relations as an aid for structure determination

Ulrich Müller

in Symmetry Relationships between Crystal Structures: Applications of Crystallographic Group Theory in Crystal Chemistry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199669950
eISBN:
9780191775086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669950.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

If X-ray diffraction data do not allow a unique assignment of the space group, but the structure of a similar compound is known, group-subgroup relations can help to decide which space group is ... More


Time Since What? (Re)interpreting the Neolithic Transition in a Malthusian Environment

Nils-Petter Lagerlöf

Matteo Cervellati and Uwe Sunde (eds)

in Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036627
eISBN:
9780262341660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036627.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter provides a reinterpretation of the positive correlation between the time since the Neolithic transition and per-capita income before the economic and demographic transitions. It shows ... More


The Kaʿba as Substructure

Simon O'Meara

in The Ka'ba Orientations: Readings in Islam's Ancient House

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780748699308
eISBN:
9781474484695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699308.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter concerns the Kaʿba when its superstructure lies in ruins and only its substucture remains. Beginning with an account of destructions the Kaʿba has suffered throughout its history, the ... More


The Essence of Ground

Lee Braver

in Groundless Grounds: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016896
eISBN:
9780262301718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016896.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on a problem that has been persistent throughout the history of philosophy itself—the problem of a base-superstructure organization requiring an ultimate level which itself has ... More


Complex intermetallics (CIMs)

Walter Steurer and Julia Dshemuchadse

in Intermetallics: Structures, Properties, and Statistics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198714552
eISBN:
9780191782848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714552.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

The focus of this chapter is complex intermetallics. The term “complex” is commonly used intuitively for big structures with distinct structural subunits and related different length scales. Thus, ... More


Culture and the Dialectic Approach

Ipsita Chatterjee

in Spectacular Cities: Religion, Landscape, and the Dialectics of Globalization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199465132
eISBN:
9780199086825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465132.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Economic Sociology

This chapter searches for an approach for understanding and explaining culture. The chapter begins with a critical discussion of the idealistic, as opposed to the materialistic, approach to culture ... More


The Dual Structure of Policy-Making

Anke Hassel and Kai Wegrich

in How to Do Public Policy

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198747000
eISBN:
9780191809279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747000.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Most public policies are made or conceived not by members of parliaments, elected politicians, or governments, but by dense networks of experts on particular policy fields or issues. These experts ... More


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