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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

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

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