The Craft of Sociology

Epistemological Preliminaries
Author: Pierre Bourdieu,Jean-Claude Chamboredon,Jean-Claude Passeron
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110119404
Category: Philosophy
Page: 271
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The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the last two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science. The Craft of Sociology, both a textbook and an original contribution to epistemology in social science, focuses on a basic problem of sociological research: the necessity of an epistemological break with the preconstructed objects social practice offers to the researcher. Pierre Bourdieu and his co-authors argue in the epistemological tradition of scholars like Bachelard, Canguilhem, Koyre, a tradition that identifies the construction of the object as being the fundamental scientific act. Their way of discussing the issue makes it accessible not only to academics and experts of epistemology, but also to advanced students of social science, using for illustration a wide range of texts from the various social sciences as well as from philosophy of science. The book includes an interview with Pierre Bourdieu and an introduction by the editor to his sociological methodology.

The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought


Author: William Outhwaite
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470999012
Category: Social Science
Page: 856
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Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. Provides an authoritative overview of the main themes of social thought. Long essays and entries give full coverage to each topic. Covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. New edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries, suggestions for further reading, and a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.

Political Inequality in an Age of Democracy

Cross-national Perspectives
Author: Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135102279
Category: Social Science
Page: 154
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The world has witnessed the creation of new democracies and the maturing of old ones. Yet, everywhere there is democracy, there is also political inequality. Voices of everyday folk struggle to be heard; often, they keep silent. Governments respond mostly to the influential and the already privileged. Our age of democracy, then, is the old age of inequality. This book builds on U.S. scholarship on the topic of political inequality to understand its forms, causes and consequences around the world. Comprised of nine theoretical, methodological and empirical chapters, this path-creating edited collection contains original works by both established and young, up-and-coming social scientists, including those from Latin America, Eastern Europe, Greece and the U.S. Political Inequality in an Age of Democracy addresses the present and future of the concept of political inequality from multi-disciplinary and cross-national perspectives.

Knowledge and Knowers

Towards a Realist Sociology of Education
Author: Karl Maton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134019645
Category: Education
Page: 256
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We live in ‘knowledge societies’ and work in ‘knowledge economies’, but accounts of social change treat knowledge as homogeneous and neutral. While knowledge should be central to educational research, it focuses on processes of knowing and condemns studies of knowledge as essentialist. This book unfolds a sophisticated theoretical framework for analysing knowledge practices: Legitimation Code Theory or ‘LCT’. By extending and integrating the influential approaches of Pierre Bourdieu and Basil Bernstein, LCT offers a practical means for overcoming knowledge-blindness without succumbing to essentialism or relativism. Through detailed studies of pressing issues in education, the book sets out the multi-dimensional conceptual toolkit of LCT and shows how it can be used in research. Chapters introduce concepts by exploring topics across the disciplinary and institutional maps of education: -how to enable cumulative learning at school and university -the unfounded popularity of ‘student-centred learning’ and constructivism -the rise and demise of British cultural studies in higher education -the positive role of canons -proclaimed ‘revolutions’ in social science -the ‘two cultures’ debate between science and humanities -how to build cumulative knowledge in research -the unpopularity of school Music -how current debates in economics and physics are creating major schisms in those fields. LCT is a rapidly growing approach to the study of education, knowledge and practice, and this landmark book is the first to systematically set out key aspects of this theory. It offers an explanatory framework for empirical research, applicable to a wide range of practices and social fields, and will be essential reading for all serious students and scholars of education and sociology.

Bourdieu in International Relations

Rethinking Key Concepts in IR
Author: Rebecca Adler-Nissen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415528526
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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This book rethinks the key concepts of International Relations by drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu. The last few years have seen a genuine wave of publications promoting sociology in international relations. Scholars have suggested that Bourdieu's vocabulary can be applied to study security, diplomacy, migration and global environmental politics. Yet we still lack a systematic and accessible analysis of what Bourdieu-inspired IR might look like. This book provides the answer. It offers an introduction to Bourdieu's thinking to a wider IR audience, challenges key assumptions, which currently structure IR scholarship – and provides an original, theoretical restatement of some of the core concepts in the field. The book brings together a select group of leading IR scholars who draw on both theoretical and empirical insights from Bourdieu. Each chapter covers one central concept in IR: Methodology, Knowledge, Power, Strategy, Security, Culture, Gender, Norms, Sovereignty and Integration. The chapters demonstrate how these concepts can be reinterpreted and used in new ways when exposed to Bourdieusian logic. Challenging key pillars of IR scholarship, Bourdieu in International Relations will be of interest to critical theorists, and scholars of IR theory.

Bourdieu and Literature


Author: John R. W. Speller
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1906924422
Category: Social Science
Page: 203
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Bourdieu and Literature is a wide-ranging, rigorous and accessible introduction to the relationship between Pierre Bourdieu's work and literary studies. It provides a comprehensive overview and critical assessment of his contributions to literary theory and his thinking about authors and literary works. One of the foremost French intellectuals of the post-war era, Bourdieu has become a standard point of reference in the fields of anthropology, linguistics, art history, cultural studies, politics, and sociology, but his longstanding interest in literature has often been overlooked. This study explores the impact of literature on Bourdieu's intellectual itinerary, and how his literary understanding intersected with his sociological theory and thinking about cultural policy. This is the first full-length study of Bourdieu's work on literature in English, and it provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars of literary studies, cultural theory and sociology.

Feldanalyse als Forschungsprogramm 1

Der programmatische Kern
Author: Stefan Bernhard,Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 353194259X
Category: Social Science
Page: 455
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Das Konzept des sozialen Feldes spielt eine zentrale Rolle in Forschungen verschiedener sozialwissenschaftlicher Disziplinen. Die in Band 1 versammelten Beiträge zeigen, dass feldanalytische Arbeiten unterschiedlicher Provenienz aus einem gemeinsamen Forschungsprogramm hervorgehen. Der Band ist in drei Abschnitte gegliedert. Im ersten Teil sind Beiträge versammelt, die die theoretischen und methodologischen Grundzüge des feldanalytischen Forschungsprogramms herausarbeiten. Die Beiträge des zweiten Teils stellen unterschiedliche Instrumente der gegenstandsbezogenen Theoriebildung vor, wobei das Spektrum von teilnehmender Beobachtung bis zur geometrischen Datenanalyse reicht. Der dritte Teil widmet sich der Analyse des wissenschaftlichen Feldes. Insgesamt gewähren die methodologisch, empirisch und reflexiv aus gerichteten Beiträge des Bandes einen umfassenden Einblick in die Forschungsdispositionen und -routinen des feldanalytischen Forschungsprogramms. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Neil Fligstein, Rainer Diaz-Bone, Johanna Hofbauer, Frédéric Lebaron und Richard Münch.und Richard Münch.

A Companion to Qualitative Research


Author: Uwe Flick,Ernst von Kardoff,Ines Steinke
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761973751
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.

Das Bewußtseinsfeld


Author: Aron Gurwitsch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110826674
Category: Philosophy
Page: 367
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Identitäten in der modernen Welt


Author: Robert Hettlage,Ludgera Vogt
Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
ISBN: 9783531132174
Category: Social Science
Page: 440
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Die Gegenwartsgesellschaft befindet sich im Umbruch. Individualisierung, Globalisierung, weitergehende Differenzierung - das sind nur die auffälligsten Phänomene tiefgreifenden Wandels. Die Beiträge beschreiben, welche Folgen dieser Wandel für die Prozesse der Identitätsbildung hat. Der Mensch scheint heute dazu verurteilt, sich das selbst zu erarbeiten, was früher einfach 'gegeben' war. Er begibt sich immer wieder auf Sinn- und Identitätssuche. Zu klären ist jeweils, inwieweit die alten Muster und die 'klassischen' Agenturen der Sozialisation noch gelten oder ob sie schon weitgehend von den neuen Identitätsgeneratoren in der Medien-, Freizeit- und Konsumkultur abgelöst wurden.

Theorien sozialer Strukturen

Ansätze und Probleme
Author: Peter Michael Blau
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322839648
Category: Social Science
Page: 255
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International Journal of Contemporary Sociology


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social sciences
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Philosophical Foundations of Social Research Methods


Author: Malcolm Williams
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781412903820
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1664
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Philosophical considerations and positions underlie all of the natural and social sciences. In the latter case philosophical foundations and their emergent issues have a profound impact on methodology and empirical practice. Design decisions will usually depend on philosophical perspectives or assumptions, such as the very fundamental decision to employ a quantitative design or an interpretive design. The 'philosophy of social research' is thus a subset of the philosophy of social science, but also an important subject area that spans methodology and method. The articles making up this timely collection are the best exemplars of key positions in a very wide disciplinary field. The selection is designed to begin each section with an 'entry level' article to introduce the reader to the topic area and to ground the approach a research problem. Topics covered include science and art in the history of social research, positivism and antipositivism, language and the linguistic turn, realism and anti-realism, theory and theory choice, logic and models, prediction and laws, interpretation, probability and complexity. With the study of the philosophical foundations of methods and methodology gaining increasing priority in university courses, this will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers across the social sciences.

Veröffentlichungen


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Publisher: N.A
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Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Jahrbuch


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
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Governing Loose Women

Rationalizing European Prostitution, 1998-2004
Author: Greggor Christian Mattson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 668
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Class, Individualization and Late Modernity

In Search of the Reflexive Worker
Author: Will Atkinson
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 245
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This book puts to the test the prominent claim that social class has declined in importance in an era of affluence, choice and the waning of tradition. Arguing against this view, this study vividly uncovers the multiple ways in which class stubbornly persists.

Pierre Bourdieu 2


Author: Derek Robbins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1664
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Reconfiguring truth

postmodernism, science studies, and the search for a new model of knowledge
Author: Steven C. Ward
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 165
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This refreshingly original book links the postmodern critique of notions such as 'reality' and 'truth' with approaches to knowledge found in science and technology studies (STS), a field also discontent with traditional epistemology. Exploring STS approaches to knowledge, such as actor-network theory, Ward forges a path through the impasse of the modernism vs. postmodernism debate. Reconfiguring Knowledge is an important work for social scientists and theorists, philosophers, historians, and scholars of science and technology.

An introduction to law and social theory


Author: Reza Banakar,Max Travers
Publisher: Hart Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 367
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Although most law schools recognise the value of introducing students to a broader sociological perspective on law, this usually falls short of a full engagement with sociology as an academic discipline. This book introduces a wide range of sociological traditions, and how they can be used in investigating law and legal institutions. The book is organised into six sections, each with an introduction by the editors, on classical sociology of law, structural functionalism and systems theory, critical approaches, interpretive approaches, postmodernism, and pluralism and globalisation, and a conclusion that discusses the relationship between law and sociology. Each of the chapters is written by a specialist who reviews the literature, and discusses how the approach can be used in researching different topics. CONTENTS: Introduction (Reza Banakar and Max Travers) 1. CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGY AND LAW: The Problematization of Law in Classical Social Theory (Alan Hunt); Sociological Jurisprudence (Reza Banakar) 2. STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM AND SYSTEMS THEORY: The Thick Description of Law: An Introduction to Niklas Luhmann's Theory (Klaus A. Ziegert); Jurgen Habermas and the Sociology of Law (Bo Carlsson) 3. CRITICAL APPROACHES: Marxism and the Social Theory of Law (Robert Fine); Sharing the Paradigms? CLS and the Sociology of Law (Jiri Priban), Feminist Legal Theory (Ruth Fletcher); A Race and Gendered Organisational Logic in Law Firms (Jennifer Pierce); Putting Gender and Sexuality on the Agenda (Nico J Beger); The Power of the Legal Field (Mikael R. Madsen and Yves Dezalay) 4. INTERPRETIVE APPROACHES: Symbolic Interactionism and Law (Max Travers); Ethnomethodology and Law (Robert Dingwall) 5. POSTMODERNISM: Foucault and Law (Gary Wickham); Postmodernism and Common Law (Shaun McVeigh) 6. LEGAL PLURALISM (Anne Griffiths); Globalistion and Law (John Flood); Comparative Sociology of Law (David Nelken) CONCLUSIONS: Law and Sociology (Reza Banakar and Max Travers).