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Aid and Global Poverty  

Simon Feeny and Mark McGillivray

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the relationship between foreign aid and poverty in developing countries, with the goal of determining whether donor governments are motivated and actively set out to ... More

Analytic Ethnography  

Karen Barkey

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Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
Subject:
Sociology
This article examines the unique contribution that analytic ethnography has made and can make to accomplishing two of the key principles of analytical sociology: developing theoretical ... More

Analytical Sociology and Theories of the Middle Range  

Peter Hedström and Lars Udehn

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Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
Subject:
Sociology
This article locates analytic sociology in the Mertonian tradition of middle-range theory, which focuses on partial explanation of phenomena observed in different social domains through ... More

Aristocratic Economies: Women and Family  

Joanna Drell

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Aug 2013
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Jan 2013
This essay examines the economic activities and "work" of aristocratic women, c.1000–c.1400. Despite the limitations posed by law, custom, and social expectation, women played a central ... More

Beliefs  

Jens Rydgren

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Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
Subject:
Sociology
This article examines the multiple mechanisms by which beliefs are formed — from observation, social influence/socialization, induction, deduction from other beliefs, adaptation to desire ... More

The Bride of Christ, the “Male Woman,” and the Female Reader in Late Antiquity  

Kate Cooper

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Aug 2013
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Dec 2013
Christian literature in late antiquity offered contrasting models of female sanctity, emphasizing alternately the gender ambiguity of the young woman dressed as a man, and the nuptial ... More

Brideprice, Dowry, and other Marital Assigns  

Susan Mosher Stuard

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Aug 2013
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Jan 2013
Between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, morgengabe, a husband's gift to his wife marking the formal consummation of marriage, was replaced in Italian, southern French, and Spanish ... More

Broadening Cultural Sociology's Scope: Meaning-Making in Mundane Organizational Life  

Jade Lo and Nina Eliasoph

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Feb 2012
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Jun 2017
Subject:
Sociology
This article proposes a more serious engagement between the fields of cultural sociology and organizational sociology by studying how culture shapes daily organizational life and how, in ... More

Burning Schools/Building Bridges: Ethnographical Touchdowns in the Civil Sphere  

Mats Trondman

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Feb 2012
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Jun 2017
Subject:
Sociology
This article demonstrates what ethnography can do for cultural sociology by investigating the struggles of Muslim immigrants for multicultural integration in Sweden, and native Swedish ... More

The Byzantine Body  

Kathryn Ringrose

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Aug 2013
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Jan 2013
The Byzantines perceived the body as malleable, able to be changed to suit the needs of society. They also believed that the appearance of the outer body reflected the quality of the inner ... More

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