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Ethnic Boundary MakingInstitutions, Power, Networks

Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Andreas Wimmer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

The book introduces a new theory that overcomes essentializing approaches to ethnicity all the while avoiding the pitfalls of excessive constructivism. It suggests understanding ethnic/racial ... More

The Explanation of Social Action

The Explanation of Social Action

John Levi Martin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773312
eISBN:
9780199897223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773312.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The social sciences have increasingly placed all their bets on a notion of explanation that turns on linking abstractions through causal relations. This explanatory vocabulary is, if analysts deem it ... More

Interrogating India's ModernityDemocracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Surinder Jodhka (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092070
eISBN:
9780199082704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Written as a tribute to the contributions of Dipankar Gupta to the study of Indian society and the discipline of sociology in India, this festschrift volume brings together essays of some of the ... More

Modernity in Indian Social Theory

Modernity in Indian Social Theory

A Raghuramaraju (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Indian society is extremely complex, particularly in the twentieth century. However, this complexity has not been captured by Indian social theory. One reason is the theoretical burden caused by ... More

Moral Time

Moral Time

Donald Black

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737147
eISBN:
9780199944002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious ... More

Narrative PoliticsStories and Collective Action

Narrative Politics: Stories and Collective Action

Frederick W. Mayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199324460
eISBN:
9780199361618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324460.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book seeks to answer two questions: one theoretical, the other empirical. How do individuals come together to act collectively in their common interest? Why is it that those who promote ... More

Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Julian Go

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Postcolonial thought is an intellectual approach that recognizes the importance of empire and colonialism in the making of the modern world, including the constitution of modern culture and ... More

Relational InequalitiesAn Organizational Approach

Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Dustin Avent-Holt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190624422
eISBN:
9780190624460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624422.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Social Theory

Relational Inequalities focuses on the organizational production of categorical inequalities, in the context of the intersectional complexity and institutional fluidity that characterize social life. ... More

Rich RussiansFrom Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie

Rich Russians: From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie

Elisabeth Schimpfössl

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190677763
eISBN:
9780190677794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Social Theory

This book looks at representatives of the top 0.1 per cent of Russian society: their stories, trajectories, ideas about life, and how they see their role and position at the top of Russian society. ... More

Shanghai FutureModernity Remade

Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade

Anna Greenspan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190206697
eISBN:
9780190235659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206697.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

China is in the midst of the fastest and most intense process of urbanization the world has ever known, and Shanghai — its biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan city — is positioned for acceleration ... More

Solidarity, Justice, and IncorporationThinking through The Civil Sphere

Solidarity, Justice, and Incorporation: Thinking through The Civil Sphere

Peter Kivisto and Giuseppe Sciortino (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199811908
eISBN:
9780190239343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811908.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book seeks to reengage Jeffrey C. Alexander’s The Civil Sphere several years after its initial appearance. It does so at a moment when Alexander has extended and applied his framework to events ... More

Solitary ActionActing on Our Own in Everyday Life

Solitary Action: Acting on Our Own in Everyday Life

Ira J. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190258573
eISBN:
9780190258597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258573.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Social Psychology and Interaction

This book presents a unique and engaging view of the world of behaviors individuals perform by themselves. The book’s central claim is that solitary action, in its many diverse and often highly ... More

Structure and CognitionAspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Veena Das

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Hindu caste and ritual are two features of the Hindu society that are discussed in Structure and Cognition. The book presents a thorough analysis of two Sanskrit texts, the Dharmaranya Purana and the ... More

A Theory of Fields

A Theory of Fields

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Finding ways to understand the nature of social change and social order—from political movements to market meltdowns—is one of the enduring problems of social science. This book draws together ... More

What Is a Human?What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

What Is a Human?: What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190608071
eISBN:
9780190608101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608071.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Comparative and Historical Sociology

For hundreds of years people have debated what a human is. Some claim humans are those with human DNA. Some claim humans are those with certain traits like rationality. Others say humans are those ... More

What's Normal?Reconciling Biology and Culture

What's Normal?: Reconciling Biology and Culture

Allan V. Horwitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603243
eISBN:
9780190603281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603243.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Since the emergence of Western philosophy and science among the Classical Greeks, debates have raged over the relative significance of biology and culture on an individual’s behavior. Today, recent ... More

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