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Advances in Exponential Random Graph Models  

Dean Lusher, Peng Wang, Julia Brennecke, Julien Brailly, Malick Faye, and Colin Gallagher

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Jan 2021
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Dec 2020
This chapter presents recent developments in exponential random graph models (ERGMs), statistical models for social network structure. ERGMs assume that social networks are composed of ... More

Affect and Emotion in Jane Addams’s Thought  

Clara Fischer

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Apr 2022
Critical theorists, especially feminists, have long been concerned with the affective dimension of our lives and have highlighted its centrality to political analyses. More recently, there ... More

Affective Publics: Solidarity and Distance  

Zizi Papacharissi

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Nov 2020
Social science is vested in the potential technology carries for expression and connection. Human beings utilize media, social media, and communication technologies for expression and ... More

Agent-Based Computational Models of Reputation and Status Dynamics  

André Grow and Andreas Flache

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Aug 2019
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Jun 2019
Social scientists increasingly construe social life as a complex dynamic process, in which macro-level properties of social systems can emerge from individuals’ actions and interactions in ... More

Al-Nahda’s Local Test: Compromise, Institutionalization, and Generational Dislocation  

Olfa Lamloum

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Dec 2020
After some 10 years in power and more than two years in control of several municipalities, the previously banned Tunisian Islamist party al-Nahda has had a unique trajectory as a Sunni ... More

All of Our Relations: Indigenous Sociology and Indigenous Lifeworlds  

Tahu Kukutai

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Apr 2022
This chapter offers a perspective on what makes Indigenous sociology distinctive, and why it is important. It is less concerned with “speaking back” or “up” to the sociological discipline ... More

American Indian Leadership: On Indigenous Geographies of Gender and Thrivance  

Andrew J. Jolivétte

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Apr 2022
Gender diversity in Native American and Indigenous communities is deeply embedded in a long genealogical history of culturally rooted ontologies that inform contemporary sociological ... More

Analytic Ethnography  

Diane Vaughan

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Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
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
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

Analyzing the Middle East  

Gilbert Achcar

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Jun 2019
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Nov 2018
Marx’s historical materialism is a powerful antidote to culturalist essentialism of the kind that became known as Orientalism after Edward Said. The Marxian perspective allows for a full ... More

The Appearance of Nothingness: Concealed Strategic Actions  

Carmelo Lombardo and Lorenzo Sabetta

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Nov 2021
Unexceptional by definition, the natural appearance of everyday life is not a matter of conscious awareness, let alone deliberate calculation, but an uneventful background against which, ... More

Asia and the Shift in Marx’s Conception of Revolution and History  

Lin Chun

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Jun 2019
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Sep 2018
Through a revisit of the evolution of Marx’s ideas about Oriental society and the village community, this chapter explores the methodological meaning of Asia for the Marxist conception of ... More

The Battle for the Soul of Islam  

James M. Dorsey

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Jul 2021
The battle for the soul of Islam is about much more than countering political violence and suppressing political Islam. It is a long-drawn-out, decades-long battle for religious soft power ... More

Beliefs  

Jens Rydgren

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Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
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

Beyond the “Abyssal Line”: Knowledge, Power, and Justice in a Datafied World  

Donna Cormack and Paula King

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Feb 2022
Colonization fundamentally disrupted Indigenous knowledge systems, establishing epistemic hierarchies that privilege Eurocentric colonial epistemologies and methodologies. In this chapter, ... More

Big Data from the South(s): An Analytical Matrix to Investigate Data at the Margins  

Stefania Milan and Emiliano Treré

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Sep 2021
Datafication—through which many aspects of social life are transformed into data—is usually equated with a more efficient use of resources and improved state–citizen relations. But it can ... More

Bourdieu and Organizations: Hidden Traces, Macro Influence, and Micro Potential  

Tim Hallett and Matthew Gougherty

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter examines the relationship between Bourdieu’s sociology and organizational research, some of the ways he has been influential, how his ideas have been used, and new ... More

Bourdieu and Schutz: Bringing Together Two Sons of Husserl  

Will Atkinson

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract This chapter considers the relationship between the sociologies of Pierre Bourdieu and Alfred Schutz. It begins by making plain the shared rootedness of many of their ideas ... More

Bourdieu and the Body  

Catherine Connell and Ashley Mears

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract The work of Pierre Bourdieu provides a framework to see how class position is written on the body and expressed through classed styles of walking, talking, gesturing, ... More

Bourdieu and the Sociology of Intellectual Life  

Thomas Medvetz

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract Having grown up in the relative cultural backwater of Béarn, in southwestern France, Pierre Bourdieu found himself wrenched and jolted by his earliest encounters with ... More

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