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The Ambivalent PartisanHow Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy

The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy

Howard G. Lavine, Christopher D. Johnston, and Marco R. Steenbergen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772759
eISBN:
9780199979622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772759.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

Over the past half-century, two overarching topics have dominated the study of mass political behaviour: How do ordinary citizens form their political judgments, and how good are they from a ... More

Haunting HandsMobile Media Practices and Loss

Haunting Hands: Mobile Media Practices and Loss

Kathleen M. Cumiskey and Larissa Hjorth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190634971
eISBN:
9780190635008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634971.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

From natural disasters to private funerals, digital media are playing a central role in the documentation and commemoration of shared significant events and individual loss experiences. Yet few ... More

Hidden in Plain SightThe Social Structure of Irrelevance

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Social Structure of Irrelevance

Eviatar Zerubavel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199366606
eISBN:
9780190225780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366606.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction, Culture

While examining its neuro-cognitive hardware, psychology usually ignores the socio-cognitive software underlying human attention. Yet although it is nature that equips us with our sense organs, it is ... More

Identity Theory

Identity Theory

Peter J. Burke and Jan E. Stets

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388275
eISBN:
9780199943937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388275.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

The concept of identity has become widespread within the social and behavioral sciences in recent years, cutting across disciplines from psychiatry and psychology to political science and sociology. ... More

Mixed MessagesNorms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Stefanie Mollborn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

Teenagers in the United States hear mixed messages about sexuality from the people and institutions around them. These social norms are important for understanding teen sexuality because they shape ... More

Navigating Environmental Attitudes

Navigating Environmental Attitudes

Thomas A. Heberlein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199773329
eISBN:
9780199979639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773329.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

The environment, and how humans affect it, is more of a concern now than ever. We are constantly told that halting climate change requires raising awareness, changing attitudes, and finally altering ... 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

Unraveling Farmer Suicides in IndiaEgoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life

Unraveling Farmer Suicides in India: Egoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life

Nilotpal Kumar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199466856
eISBN:
9780199087402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466856.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

‘Farmers’ suicides’ have largely been framed through official suicide statistics, and they have been explained in terms of agrarian production-related crisis across geographies. Based on ethnographic ... More

Why Children Follow RulesLegal Socialization and the Development of Legitimacy

Why Children Follow Rules: Legal Socialization and the Development of Legitimacy

Tom R. Tyler and Rick Trinkner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190644147
eISBN:
9780190644178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190644147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Social Psychology and Interaction

Legal socialization is the process by which children and adolescents acquire their law-related values. Such values, in particular legitimacy, underlie the ability and willingness to consent to laws ... More

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