Mary Douglas

Understanding Social Thought and Conflict
Author: Perri 6,Paul Richards
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785334239
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Mary Douglas’s innovative explanations for styles of human thought and for the dynamics of institutional change have furnished a distinctive and powerful theory of how conflicts are managed, yet her work remains astonishingly poorly appreciated in social science disciplines. This volume introduces Douglas’s theories, and outlines the ways in which her work is of continuing importance for the future of the social sciences. Mary Douglas: Understanding Human Thought and Conflict shows how Douglas laid out the agenda for revitalizing social science by reworking Durkheim’s legacy for today, and reviews the growing body of research across the social sciences which has used, tested or developed her approach.

Conflict and the Social Bond

Peace in Modern Societies
Author: Michalis Lianos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351581384
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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Is violent conflict inevitable? What is it in our social nature that makes us conduct wars, genocides and persecutions? The answer lies in how we are programmed to bond and form communities that demand loyalty in order to let us belong. The analysis in this book cuts through the social sciences in order to show the fundamentals of violent conflict. The book investigates conflict at the level of sociality. It reorganises existing theories of conflict under that perspective and brings them to bear upon the link between violence and togetherness. It introduces the key concept of closure to describe the conditions under which human groups start to perceive their position as similar and their reality as polarised. This is how normality starts breaking down and fault lines appear. Violent conflict is then analysed as a reaction that seeks change more rapidly than conditions seem to allow. Global comparative data from numerous studies – including M. Mousseau's works – are used to disentangle the factors that contribute to "democratic peace", that is, the fact that democratic societies do not go to war with each other. This inquiry reveals the new dimension of sociodiversity, which allows societies where individuality is strong to constantly produce alternatives and avoid closure. The book concludes with a coda on peace and sociodiversity which explains how contemporary societies can ensure durable peace and adequate social justice at the same time. Written in a clear and direct style, this volume will appeal to students, researchers and scholars with an interest in political sociology, anthropology, international relations, war studies, as well as conflict and peace studies.

Handbook on Policy, Process and Governing


Author: H.K. Colebatch
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784714879
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
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This Handbook covers the accounts, by practitioners and observers, of the ways in which policy is formed around problems, how these problems are recognized and understood, and how diverse participants come to be involved in addressing them. H.K. Colebatch and Robert Hoppe draw together a range of original contributions from experts in the field to illuminate the ways in which policies are formed and how they shape the process of governing.

Institutions and Agrarian Development

A New Approach to West Africa
Author: Erwin Bulte,Paul Richards,Maarten Voors
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319985000
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
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This book argues that development strategies have thus far failed in Western Africa because the many challenges afflicting the area have yet to be explored and understood from the perspective of institutional resources. With a particular focus on three countries on the bend of the Upper West African coast – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – this book offers a theory to account for the nature of these institutional elements, to test deductions against evidence, and finally to propose a reset for rural development policy to make fuller use of local institutional resources. Based on quantitative analysis and eight years of multidisciplinary field research, this volume features several large-scale RCTs in the domain of rural development, local governance, and nature conservation. The authors address one of the biggest topics in agricultural and development economics today: the structural transformation of poor, agrarian economies, and they do so through the important and unique lens of institutions.

The Institutional Dynamics of Culture, Volumes I and II

The New Durkheimians
Author: Perri 6
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351887653
Category: Social Science
Page: 1134
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These two volumes present the most important recent developments in the institutional theory of culture and demonstrate their practical applications. Sometimes called 'grid-group analysis' or 'cultural theory', they derive from the work of Durkheim in the 1880s and 1900s and develop the insights of the anthropologist Mary Douglas and her followers from the 1960s on. First redefined within social and cultural anthropology, the theory's influence is shown in recent years to have permeated all the main disciplines of social science with substantial implications for politics, history, business, work and organizations, the environment, technology and risk, and crime and consumption. Today, the institutional theory of culture now rivals the rational choice, Weberian and postmodern outlooks in influence across the social sciences.

Как мыслят институты


Author: Мэри Дуглас
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040094361
Category: Social Science
Page: 380
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Данный текст представляет собой перевод двух глав книги Мэри Дуглас «Как мыслят институты». С точки зрения Дуглас, необходимо отказаться от традиционных способов понимания институтов и вернуться к исследовательской программе, основы которой были заложены в работах Эмиля Дюркгейма и Людвига Флека. В частности, институты можно рассматривать, вслед за Флеком, как мыслительные коллективы, характеризующиеся определенным стилем мышления. Одним из элементов стиля мышления является стиль классификации. Дуглас показывает, как, по мере изменения социальных условий, возникают и трансформируются различные классификационные системы.

Social Conflict and Environmental Law

Ethics, Economics and Equity
Author: Allan Jacob Greenbaum,Alex Wellington,Ellen Baar
Publisher: [North York, Ont.] : Captus Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Environmental law
Page: 229
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Она же Грейс


Author: Маргарет Этвуд
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040506929
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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23 июля 1843 года в Канаде произошло кошмарное преступление, до сих пор не дающее покоя психологам и криминалистам. Служанка Грейс Маркс обвинялась в крайне жестоком убийстве своего хозяина и его беременной любовницы-экономки. Грейс была необычайно красива и очень юна – ей не исполнилось еще и 16 лет. Дело осложнялось тем, что она предложила три различные версии убийства, тогда как ее сообщник – лишь две. Но он отправился на виселицу, а ей всю жизнь предстояло провести в тюрьме и сумасшедшем доме – адвокат сумел доказать присяжным, что она слабоумна.Грейс Маркс вышла на свободу 29 лет спустя. Но была ли она поистине безумна? Чей пагубный дух вселился в ее тело? Кто она – злодейка и искусительница, зачинщица преступления и подлинная убийца? Или же невольная жертва, принужденная угрозами к молчанию? Подлинная личность исторической Грейс Маркс остается загадкой, лоскутным одеялом, облаком домыслов и сенсационных спекуляций.В романе «Она же Грейс» лауреат Букеровской премии Маргарет Этвуд предлагает свою версию истории о самой известной канадской преступнице.

Natural Symbols


Author: Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113648955X
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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First printed in 1970, Natural Symbols is Douglas' most controversial work. It represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, exploring themes such as the social meaning of natural symbols and the image of the body in society. This work focuses on the ways in which cultures select natural symbols from the body and how every natural symbol carries a social meaning. She also introduces her grid/group theory, which she sees as a way of keeping together what the social sciences divide and separate. Bringing anthropology in to the realm of religion, Douglas enters into the ongoing debate in religious circles surrounding meaning and ritual. The book not only provides a clear explanation to four distinct attitudes to religion, but also defends hierarchical forms of religious organization and attempts to retain a balanced judgement between fundamentalism and established religion. Douglas has since extensively refined the grid/group theory and has applied it to consumer behaviour, labour movements and political parties.

UNESCO World Report: Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue


Author: UNESCO
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9234040775
Category:
Page: 402
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Essays on the Sociology of Perception


Author: Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134557507
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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First published in 1982, this is one of Mary Douglas' favourite books. It is based on her meetings with friends in which they attempt to apply the grip/group analysis from Natural Symbols. The essays have been important texts for preparing grid/group exercises ever since. She is still trying to improve the argument of Natural Symbols and is always hoping to find better applications to illustrate the power of the two dimensions used for accurate comparison.

Interpretation and Method

Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn
Author: Dvora Yanow,Peregrine Schwartz-Shea
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317467361
Category: Political Science
Page: 552
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Exceptionally clear and well-written chapters provide engaging discussions of the methods of accessing, generating, and analyzing social science data, using methods ranging from reflexive historical analysis to critical ethnography. Reflecting on their own research experiences, the contributors offer an inside, applied perspective on how research topics, evidence, and methods intertwine to produce knowledge in the social sciences.

Post-structuralist and post-modernist sociology


Author: Scott Lash
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 484
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Дипломатия


Author: Генри Киссинджер
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040990693
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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В своей книге «Дипломатия» Генри Киссинджер стремится проанализировать историю дипломатических отношений между государствами, начиная с Вестфальского договора 1648 года и до конца XX века. Перед читателем предстает ряд политических деятелей «всех времен и народов» – от Ришелье до наших современников. Но больше внимания автор уделяет тем событиям Новейшего времени, в которых он участвовал сам, рассматривая их как вехи становления так называемого «нового мирового порядка», складывающегося на рубеже XX–XXI веков.

Human Disposition Toward Hazards

Testing the Environmental Appraisal Inventory
Author: Cynthia Fridgen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Environmental protection
Page: 200
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Social Science Journal


Author: Western Social Science Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Culture and Public Action


Author: Vijayendra Rao,Michael Walton
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804747875
Category: Social Science
Page: 442
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Led by Amartya Sen, Mary Douglas, and Arjun Appadurai, the distinguished anthropologists and economists in this book forcefully argue that culture is central to development, and present a framework for incorporating culture into development discourse. For further information on the book and related essays, please visit www.cultureandpublicaction.org.

Book Review Digest


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
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