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v. ill., ports. 25 cm.
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231 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Merton, R. K. Insiders and outsiders: a chapter in the sociology of knowledge.--Becker, H. S. and Horowitz, I. L. Radical politics and sociological research: observations on methodology and ideology.--Lipset, S. M. and Ladd, E. C., Jr. The politics of American sociologists.--Janowitz, M. Professionalization of sociology.--Rhoads, J. K. On Gouldner's Crisis of western sociology.--Dibble, V. K. Political judgments and the perception of social relationships: an analysis of some applied social research in late 19th-century Germany.--Coser, L. A. Marxist thought in the first quarter of the 20th century.--Nelson, B. Review essay: Science, technology and society in seventeenth-century England, by Robert K. Merton.
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5 v. 21 cm.
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xii, 249 p. ; 24 cm.
In this history of the Chicago School of Sociology, Andrew Abbott investigates central topics in the emergence of modern scholarship, paying special attention to "schools of science" and how such schools reproduce themselves over time. What are the preconditions from which schools arise? Do they exist as rigid rules or as flexible structures? How do they emerge from the day-to-day activities of academic life such as editing journals and writing papers? Abbott analyzes the shifts in social scientific inquiry and discloses the intellectual rivalry and faculty politics that characterized different stages of the Chicago School. Along the way, he traces the rich history of the discipline's main journal, the "American Journal of Sociology". Embedded in this analysis of the school and its practices is a broader theoretical argument, which Abbott uses to redefine social objects as a sequence of interconnected events rather than as fixed entities. Abbott's theories grow directly out of the Chicago School's insistence that social life be located in time and place, a tradition that has been at the heart of the school since its founding 100 years ago.
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19 v. ; 23 cm.
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vii, 359 p. 23 cm.
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152 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction What is a Theory? Theoretical Context Theoretical Context and Theory Growth Theoretical Research Programs The Social Context of Theory Growth Toward A Theory of Theory Growth Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803923324 20160528
In this original book, David Wagner addresses one of the fundamental debates in sociological theory. Are sociological theories cumulative (can new theories be built upon old theories already in existence) or non-cumulative (each theory is completely dependent upon the context and values in existence at the time of its generation). Wagner argues in favour of the former, and says that there are a considerable number of assumptions upon which sociologists can build when developing their own theories. The book combines a review of basic theory construction with philosophical essays on sociological inquiry, and includes Wagner's own multidimensional concept of theory development. It will appeal to those interested in sociology, philosophy, sociological theory, and social psychology, and would be suitable as a graduate text book. 'This is a timely book that is relevant for all of us who are concerned about the problem of the cumulativeness of sociological knowledge.' -- Contemporary Sociology, Vol 15 No 1, January 1986 '...Wagner has written a book...with some new and interesting ideas...The book has some good ideas and suggests an important approach that might reopen the debat about theory construction. ..' -- American Journal of Sociology, no 6, 1987.
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Book
xxxiv, 623 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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10. Contemporary sociology [1972 - ]

Journal/Periodical
v. 26 cm.
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xv, 375 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: toward a renewed comparative cultural sociology Michele Lamont and Laurent Thevenot-- Part I. Race, Gender, and Multiculturalism: 2. The rhetorics of racism and anti-racism in France and the United States Michele Lamont-- 3. Sexual harassment in France and the United States: activists and public figures defend their definitions Abigail Cope Saguy-- 4. Assessing the literary-- intellectual boundaries in French and American literary studies Jason Duell-- Part II. The Cultural Sphere: Publishing, Journalism, and the Arts: 5. Culture or commerce? Symbolic boundaries in French and American book publishing Daniel Weber-- 6. Involvement and detachment among French and American journalists: to be or not to be a 'real' professional Cyril Lemieux and John Schmalzbauer-- 7. From rejection of contemporary art to culture war Nathalie Heinich-- Part III. Political Cultures and Practices-- 8. Community and civic culture: the Rotary Club in France and the United States Agnes Camus-Vigue-- 9. Political practice and culture in French and American environmental disputes: 9a. French and American disputes: an introduction Claudette Lafaye, Michael Moody and Laurent Thevenot-- 9b. Forms of valuing nature: arguments and modes of justification in French and American environmental disputes Laurent Thevenot, Michael Moody and Claudette Lafaye-- 9c. Comparing models of strategy, interests, and the public good in French and American environmental disputes Michael Moody and Laurent Thevenot-- 10. Conclusion: Exploring the French and the American polity Laurent Thevenot and Michele Lamont.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521782630 20160528
This book provides a powerful new theoretical framework for understanding cross-national cultural differences. Focusing on France and America, it analyses how the people of these two different cultures mobilise national 'repertoires of evaluation' to make judgements about politics, economics, morals and aesthetics. The analysis draws on eight case studies by eleven French and American researchers who have worked together over a number of years to develop systematic comparisons between these countries. The topics are wide-ranging, comparing how individuals use the cultural tools at their disposal to answer questions such as: Are races equal ? What constitutes sexual harassment? What is the value of contemporary art? Should journalists be neutral? How can the defense of the environment be reconciled with economic imperatives? Moving beyond simplistic essentialist models of national character, this comparative approach offers important insights that will interest not only sociologists but also political scientists and anthropologists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521782630 20160528
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xviii, 837 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Sociology in Western and Northern Europe: Contemporary Sociology in Austria, Christian Fleck-- Contemporary Sociology in Belgium, Liliane Voye and Karel Dobbelaere-- Contemporary Sociology in Britain, Steven Yearley-- Contemporary Sociology in Denmark, Heine Andersen et al-- The Development and Present State of Sociology in Finland, Erik Allardt-- The Sociological Debate in France (1960-1991), Pierre Ansart-- Contemporary Sociology in Germany, Walter L. Buehl-- Contemporary Sociology in the Netherlands, Henk A. Becker and Frans L. Leeuw-- Contemporary Sociology in Sweden, Richard Swedberg-- Contemporary Sociology in Switzerland, Jacques Coenen-Huther. Part 2 Sociology in the Western Hemisphere: Expansion and Survival - Canadian Sociology and the Development of the Canadian Nation, Harley D. Dickinson and B. Singh Bolaria-- A View of Contemporary Latin American Sociology, Louis H. Bluhm-- Sociology's Academic Development as Reflected in Journal Debates, Graham C. Kinloch-- Contemporary Sociological Methodology in the United States, Tom Petee-- the United States - Metatheoretical Concerns, Arthur S. Wilke and Raj P. Mohan-- Research Features of US Sociology - Reflections and Dilemmas, Raj P. Mohan and Arthur S. Wilke. Part 3 Sociology in Eastern Europe: Contemporary Sociology in Bulgaria, V. Dobrianov-- The History of Modern Sociology in Hungary, Tobor Huszar-- Polish Sociology 1975-1991 - Between Involvement and Detachment, Anna Giza-Poleszczuk-- Russian Sociology - Its Origins and Current Trends, Gennady S. Batygin and Inna F. Deviatko. Part 4 Sociology in Southern Europe: Social Science With the Emphasis on the Present Status of Sociology in Greece, George A. Kourvetaris-- Sociology in Italy - Problems and Perspectives, Franco Ferrarotti-- The Current Status of Sociology in Spain, Carlota Sole. Part 5 Sociology in Africa and the Middle East: Contemporary Sociology in Israel, Eva Etazioni-Halevy and Rina Shapira-- Contemporary Sociology in Zimbabwe, A.P. Cheater. Part 6 Sociology in the East: Sociology in Australia and New Zealand, Cora Vellekoop Baldock-- Contemporary Sociology in Bangladesh, Abul Hasnat Golam Quddus-- The Development of Sociology in China, Ming Yan-- Development of Sociology in Hong Kong, Rance P.L. Lee-- and Lau Siu-kai-- Contemporary Sociology in India, Raj P. Mohan and Vijayan K. Pillai-- Sociology and Sociological Works in Japan, Tsuyoshi Ishida-- Contemporary Sociology in Nepal, Krishna B. Bhattachan and James F. Fisher-- Contemporary Sociology in Pakistan, Hassan N. Gardezi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313267192 20160528
Many changes have happened in sociology around the world in the last few decades. This reference work offers a thorough overview of recent developments in sociology in a wide range of countries. The chapters, by a range of contributors, provide first-hand information on new research trends and significant advances. Chapters generally provide a broad historical context, and then focus on developments in sociology since 1975. Part one contains chapters on sociology in Western and Northern Europe. Part two, on the Western Hemisphere, includes several chapters on sociology in the United States, along with Canada and Latin America. Part three discusses the many changes in Eastern Europe that have happened in recent years. Parts four, five and six, covering Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and the Far East, add a useful perspective to the work. Chapters include detailed bibliographies, and a selected, general bibliography concludes the work. Raj P. Mohan is the author of "Handbook of Contemporary Developments in World Sociology", "Management and Complex Organizations in Comparative Perspective", "The Mythmakers: Intellectuals and the Intelligentisia in Comparative Perspective". Arthur S. Wilke is the author of "The Hidden Professoriat".
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Journal/Periodical
v. ill. 26 cm.
Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."
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14. The American sociologist [1965 - ]

Journal/Periodical
v. ; 25-28 cm.
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4 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Volume 1 Part 1: Conceptualizing Social Networks 1. A. R. Radcliffe-Brown On Social Structure Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland [1940] 2. S. F. Nadel Preliminaries to Theory of Social Structure, Theory of Social Structure pp. 1-19 [1957] 3. S. F. Nadel Degrees of Abstraction Theory of Social Structure pp. 97-104 [1957] 4. M. Granovetter The Strength of Weak Ties American Journal of Sociology 5. B. Wellman Structural Analysis: from Method and Metaphor to Theory and Substance Social Structures 6. M. Emirbayer Manifesto For a Relational Sociology American Journal of Sociology [1997] Part 2: Topics and Development in Graph Theory 7. A. Bavelas A Mathematical Model For Group Structures Applied Anthropology [1948] 8. L. Festinger The Analysis of Sociograms Using Matrix Algebra Human Relations [1949] 9. R. D. Luce and A. Perry A Method of Matrix Analysis of Group Structure Psychometrika [1949] 10. R. D. Alba and C. Kadushin The Intersection of Social Circles: a New Measure of Social Proximity in Networks Sociological Methods and Research [1976] 11. L. C. Freeman Centrality in Social Networks: Conceptual Clarification Social Networks [1979] Part 3: Further Mathematical Models for Networks 12. D. MacRae Direct Factor Analysis of Sociometric Data Sociometry [1960] 13. J. M. Beshers and E. O. Laumann Social Distance: a Network Approach American Sociological Review [1967] 14. F. Lorrain and H. C. White Structural Equivalence of Individuals in Social Networks Journal of Mathematical Sociology [1971] 15. R. L. Breiger, S. A. Boorman and P. Arabie An Algorithm for Clustering Relational Data with Applications to Social Network Analysis and Comparison with Multidimensional Scaling Journal of Mathematical Psychology [1975] Volume 2 Part 3: Further Mathematical Models for Networks (continued) 16. H. C. White, S. A. Boorman and R. L. Breiger Social Structure from Multiple Networks, I: Blockmodels of Roles and Positions American Journal of Sociology [1976] 17. S. A. Boorman and H. C. White Social Structure from Multiple Networks, II: Role Structures American Journal of Sociology [1976] 18. M. G. Everett and S. Borgatti Regular Equivalence: General Theory Journal of Mathematical Sociology [1994] 19. R. S. Burt Positions in Multiple Network Systems, Part One: a General Conception of Stratification and Prestige in a System of Actors Cast as a Social Topology Social Forces [1977] 20. R. S. Burt Positions on Multiple Network Systems, Part Two: Stratification and Prestige Among Elite De.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415251075 20160527
The idea of the social network originated in attempts to examine social relationships in terms of their structural patterns and their change over time. The concept of social networks was first developed through social psychological work on the communication and leadership structures of small groups as well as sociological and anthropological work on kinship and community relations. From the 1960s, this idea came to be extended to a wider range of social relations, especially economic and political relations, through the formulation of mathematical models of networks. Facilitated by advances in computing technology, the construction of more systematic and more powerful network methods were subsequently developed. The aim of this collection is to bring together the principal sources in the development of the techniques of social network analysis, from early metaphorical statements in Simmel and Radcliffe-Brown through the more systematic explorations in sociology and social anthropology to contemporary formalizations. A new introduction explores the history of social networks and highlights the arguments of those who treat social network analysis as a loose, qualitative approach, as well as those who see potential in its technical, mathematical uses.
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16. Sociological methodology [1969 - ]

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v. ill. 24 cm.
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Book
4 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • v. 1. A Chicago canon?
  • v. 2. Theory, history and foundations
  • v. 3. Substantive concerns--race, crime and the city
  • v. 4. Methodology and experience.
The "Chicago School" was the first major school of sociology in the USA, dominating the field for the first thirty-five years of the 20th century. In addition it was central as a training centre for students, going on to train generations of sociologists, and its impact has been enormous throughout this century. Starting with the earliest debates within Northern American sociology, pragmatic philosophy, and the Chicago School itself, this set provides key readings from contemporary journals and scholarly publications, which situate the School, give access to major documents through the edited selections of key studies and texts, and help the reader to understand the critical development of the tradition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415116398 20160528
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2 v. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Abbreviations Volume 1 Preface to the 1978 Re-issue Preface Introduction Part One: Conceptual Exposition I. Basic Sociological Terms II. Sociological Categories of Economic Action III. The Types of Legitimate Domination IV. Status Groups and Classes Part Two: The Economy and the Arena of Normative and De Facto Powers I. The Economy and Social Norms II. The Economic Relationships of Organized Groups III. Household, Neighborhood and Kin Group IV. Household, Enterprise and Oikos V. Ethnic Groups VI. Religious Groups (The Sociology of Religion) VII. The Market: Its Impersonality and Ethic (Fragment) Volume 2 VII. Economy and Law (The Sociology of Law) IX. Political Communities X. Domination and Legitimacy XI. Bureaucracy XII. Patriarchalism and Patrimonialism XIII. Feudalism, Standestaat and Patrimonialism XIV. Charisma and Its Transformation XV. Political and Hierocratic Domination XVI. The City (Non-Legitimate Domination) Appendices Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520035003 20160528
Max Weber's "Economy and Society" is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920's, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination. "Economy and Society" was the first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders in world-historical depth, containing the famous chapters on social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community with its dimensions of class, status and power. "Economy and Society" is Weber's only major treatise for an educated general public. It was meant to be a broad introduction, but in its own way it is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies and the wealth of its historical content make the work a continuous challenge at several levels of comprehension: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for his sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber. When the long-awaited first complete English edition of "Economy and Society" was published in 1968, Arthur Stinchcombe wrote in the "American Journal of Sociology": 'My answer to the question of whether people should still start their sociological intellectual biographies with "Economy and Society" is yes'. Reinhard Bendix noted in the "American Sociological Review" that the 'publication of a compete English edition of Weber's most systematic work [represents] the culmination of a cultural transmission to the American setting...It will be a study-guide and compendium for years to come for all those interested in historical sociology and comparative study'. In a lengthy introduction, Guenther Roth traces the intellectual prehistory of "Economy and Society", the gradual emergence of its dominant themes and the nature of its internal logic. Mr. Roth is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Mr. Wittich heads an economic research group at the United Nations.
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xiii, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements-- Introduction-- Part I: 1. 'News': the reporter and the new-- 2. The sociologist as city editor: Robert Ezra Park-- 3. Reporters in depth: a comparison of journalistic and sociological studies-- Part II: 4. Marginality and experience-- 5. 'To see life': the cultural undercurrent-- 6. Uncle Sam and young Sammy: sociology between reform and report-- Bibliography-- Indexes.
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The current fascination with urban life has encouraged a growing interest in the 'Chicago School' of sociology by students of sociological history. It is generally accepted that the field research practised by the Chicago sociologists during the 1920s - the 'Golden Age of Chicago sociology' - used methods borrowed from anthropology. However, Rolf Lindner also argues convincingly that the orientation of urban research advocated by Robert Park, the key figure in the Chicago School and himself a former reporter, is ultimately indebted to the tradition of urban reportage. The Reportage of Urban Culture goes beyond a thorough reconstruction of the relationship between journalism and sociology. It shows how the figure of the city reporter at the turn of the century represents a new way of looking at life, and reflects a transformation in American culture, from rejecting variety to embracing it.
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xlvii, 376 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Wilson (York U., Toronto) collects ten journal articles and book chapters published between 1976 and 2004 on the thought, influence, and milieu of American philosopher Weber (1864-1920). Some consider the limits of rationality by discussing such topics as critical theory in American from 1938 to 197.
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