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Theorizing the Emergence of Activism

Kathleen M. Blee

in Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces a conceptual framework for tracing trajectories of action over time that draws on four scholarly literatures. From studies of workplace task teams in organizational ... More


Maverick Men in Ballet: Rethinking the “Making It Macho” Strategy

Jennifer Fisher

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Jennifer Fisher provides a history of the “making it macho” strategy for men often employed in the dance world, which has been a response to the prejudices against ballet men throughout the 20th ... More


Introduction

Ruth Cruickshank

in Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571758
eISBN:
9780191721793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571758.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The book begins by defining the fin de millénaire aesthetics of crisis: the coincidence of the turn of the millennium in France with tangible crises; a convergence of exceptionalist and apocalyptic ... More


Has Development And Employment Through Labor‐Intensive Industrialization Become History? †

Rizwanul Islam

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines (i) the extent to which developing countries of Asia with surplus labour have been able to follow the East Asian model of development and employment through labour-intensive ... More


From Agrarian Crisis to the Black Death

David Stone

in Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247769
eISBN:
9780191714818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247769.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the demesne farm of Wisbech Barton during the early 14th century, a period often viewed as the demographic and economic turning point of the Middle Ages. It reveals that reeves ... More


Turning points in the life course: a narrative concept in professional bifurcations

Catherine Négroni

in Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In this chapter, Négroni examines how the concept of "turning point" has been used in the literature: in the analysis of life-course changes including transitions and turning points; in the context ... More


Conclusion: theorising turning points and decoding narratives

Feiwel Kupferberg

in Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The concluding chapter provides a theoretical overview of the different dimensions of “turning points” and its relationship to conceptual insights offered by theorists including Andrew Abbott, Howard ... More


Aesthetic Criteria for Humanizing Narratives

Sara Cobb

in Speaking of Violence: The Politics and Poetics of Narrative in Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199826209
eISBN:
9780199345335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826209.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers an aesthetic framework that provides criteria for building humanizing narratives; these narratives are described as “better” than others because both because they are healthier ... More


Later Life Outcomes, Turning Points, and Desistance

David M. Day and Margit Wiesner

in Criminal Trajectories: A Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479880058
eISBN:
9781479888276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880058.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Prior reviews of the criminal trajectory literature mostly excluded findings on the relation of criminal trajectory groups to later life outcomes, turning points, and desistance. To set the stage for ... More


Music as therapy

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

In several earlier accounts, there have been glimpses of how strong experiences with music can have a therapeutic effect. It is, however, difficult to determine where the border might be said to run ... More


WKB approximation

Efstratios Manousakis

in Practical Quantum Mechanics: Modern Tools and Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749349
eISBN:
9780191813474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749349.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents a simple way to derive the semiclassical approximation of Wenzel, Kramers, and Brillouin (WKB). This approximation is valid in the limit where the external potential varies ... More


Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Karla B. Hackstaff and Feiwel Kupferberg (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This sociological collection advances the argument that the concepts of “biography” and "turning point" expand our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper, more abstract ... More


Migration biography and ethnic identity: on the discontinuity of biographical experience and how turning points affect the ethnicisation of identity

Thea D. Boldt

in Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Boldt investigates whether overt change like immigration is necessarily a turning point for the actor. Boldt examines a case study of a 50-year-old Polish migrant in Germany who exemplifies certain ... More


The Hukou Reform and Unification of Rural–Urban Social Welfare

Cai Fang

in Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698547
eISBN:
9780191745522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698547.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Under a political economy analytical framework, this paper intends to help understand hukou system reform from perspective of unifying social welfare system of rural and urban areas. It reviews the ... More


Complicating actions and complicated lives: raising questions about narrative theory through an exploration of lesbian lives

Nicki Ward

in Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Ward looks at changing family structures in modern society, in this case Britain, and asks the theoretical questions: how might turning points help public-private analyses?; what constitutes a ... More


Religious conversion as a biographical turn/ing: the case of Orthodox believers in contemporary Russia

Liana Ipatova

in Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Ipatova examines the growth religious conversion among Orthodox believers in Russia at the end of the 20th century. The study and analysis involves 30 biographical interviews with women between 20 to ... More


Crisis Means Turning Point: A Manifesto for Art and Accountability

Doris Sommer

in A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229192
eISBN:
9780823235063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229192.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that it is important that people find ways of developing “best cultural practices,” that enable the humanities and humanists to engage with and activate the public sphere, and ... More


Unpacking biographical narratives: investigating stories of artistic careers in Northern Jutland, Denmark

Feiwel Kupferberg

in Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In this chapter, Kupferberg’s examines empirically the process of becoming an artist in Northern Jutland in Denmark, while engaging theoretical and methodological debates. He argues that analysing ... More


Biographical structuring through a critical life event: parental loss during childhood

Gerhard Jost

in Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Jost analyses how children cope with the loss of a parent during childhood and its lifelong consequences, as seen in the structuring of life stories. Jost argues that if we examine life events as ... More


The turning points of the single life course in Budapest, Hungary

Ágnes Sántha

in Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Sántha studies the specific phases and turning points of the life course that influence whether young people choose to be single as a way of life or become single by virtue of structural conditions. ... More


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