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Interpreting Public Policy: Normative Frames and Methodological Issues

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the second of four chapters offering a postempiricist methodology for policy inquiry based on the logic of practical discourse, and explores the role of interpretation in policy analysis. ... More


The Rationality Intrinsic to Faith

Jason A. Springs

in Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395044
eISBN:
9780199866243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 5 addresses the feasibility of Frei's likening his theological approach to the cultural ethnographer's task of "thick description." Some critics claim that Frei's borrowing from cultural ... More


Consciousness, Culture, and Significance

Christoph Durt

in Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035552
eISBN:
9780262337120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter offers a new view on consciousness and culture by investigating their relation to significance. Against the widespread restriction of consciousness to phenomenal aspects and that of ... More


Herodotus and Thucydides in Roman Republican Historiography

Iris Samotta

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that if we look at republican historiography in a different way, a lengthy tradition of reliance on and response to Herodotus and Thucydides emerges. The method for achieving a ... More


Afterword

Candy Gunther Brown

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Rather than replacing one litmus test (glossolalia or Prosperity) with another (healing), these essays generate and set the agenda for a new program of scholarly inquiry into some of the most ... More


Laying the Groundworks: Concepts, Definitions, and Methodology

Yuval Jobani and Nahshon Perez

in Women of the Wall: Navigating Religion in Sacred Sites

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190280444
eISBN:
9780190280468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280444.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter opens with a categorization of the Western Wall as a “thick site.” Echoing Geertz’s “thick-description” approach, this new concept denotes a site typically but not necessarily religious, ... More


Introduction

Peter Elmer

in The Miraculous Conformist: Valentine Greatrakes, the Body Politic, and the Politics of Healing in Restoration Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663965
eISBN:
9780191745379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663965.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The introductory chapter provides a brief account of Greatrakes, the methodology of ‘thick description’ as a basis for this particular study, and a brief outline of the five main chapters that follow.


The Inseparability of Science and Values 1

John Dupré

in Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199691982
eISBN:
9780191738111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691982.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues against the traditional assumption that science aims to present only facts, and that its findings are entirely independent of any social, political, or ethical values of the ... More


Aesthetics Naturalized

Murray Smith

in Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790648
eISBN:
9780191837791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790648.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Naturalism has established itself as perhaps the dominant approach to philosophy, at least in the analytic tradition. Is it a plausible approach to the arts and other aesthetic phenomena? Minimally, ... More


Dark Matter as Hermeneutics

Daniel L. Everett

in Dark Matter of the Mind: The Culturally Articulated Unconscious

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226070766
eISBN:
9780226401430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401430.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that dark matter is the primary tool in interpreting our experiences, following along the lines of previous studies in linguistics and anthropology with an added attention to the ... More


Theoretical Denial: The Interpretive Alternative in Political Culture Research

Stephen Welch

in The Theory of Political Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199553334
eISBN:
9780191756009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553334.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 2 examines the interpretive alternative within political culture research. It situates interpretivism in a long line of reactions to positivist social science, beginning with Herder’s ... More


Community Practice in a Post-Removal Cherokee Town

Lance Greene

in Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400219
eISBN:
9781683400578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400219.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter reconstructs a series of events revolving around the archaeology of deconstruction and the movement of an historic Cherokee settlement kitchen. Specifically, the author investigates the ... More


How the Deal Was Born: A Collection of Birth Stories

Chaitanya Ravi

in A Debate to Remember: The US-India Nuclear Deal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199481705
eISBN:
9780199091034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481705.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The chapter begins with a brief history of lukewarm Indo-US relations during the Cold War and the reasons for the lack of depth. The chapter then traces the converging trends including the collapse ... More


Response: Dwelling in the Thickness

Walter Brueggemann

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Walter Brueggemann responds to the other essays in the volume. He likens phenomenology to the methods of “close reading” and “thick description” advocated by George Lindbeck and ... More


Introduction

Kat Hill

in Baptism, Brotherhood, and Belief in Reformation Germany: Anabaptism and Lutheranism, 1525–1585

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198733546
eISBN:
9780191797934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733546.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Approaches to Anabaptism have been dominated by accounts of martyrdom, separation from society, and persecution. By taking seriously the motivations of individuals who recanted and did not ... More


The Idea of Lyric Poetry in the Bible

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

in On Biblical Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199766901
eISBN:
9780190240141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Lyric poetry is a paradigmatic form of both oral and written verbal art, widely attested crossculturally and throughout history. The idea of lyric poetry in the Bible is not new, and yet sustained ... More


Putting the People Back into Networks

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity: Selected Essays, Volume I

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786108
eISBN:
9780191827785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786108.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The central argument of this chapter is simple. We must move beyond typologies of networks and provide thick descriptions of the people who are members of the network. The chapter illustrates the ... More


Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History

Klaus Hentschel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717874
eISBN:
9780191787546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717874.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book attempts a synthesis. It delves into the rich reservoir of case studies on visual representations in scientific and technological practice that have been accumulated over the past couple of ... More


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