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The Able Body and the Pursuit of Power  

Bill Hughes

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Feb 2022
This chapter argues that able power is and has been embodied in what Plato called “those of the best,” men who claim to ennoble the world with their eugenic superiority. Able power, ... More

Academic Blogs  

Jimmie Manning

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
Academic blogs are an increasingly popular form of social media that allow scholars to enact public engagement. This chapter examines academic blogs as scholarship, blogs about scholarship, ... More

Academics Writing for a Broader Public Audience  

Phillip Vannini and Sarah Abbott

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
Despite continued appeals by funding bodies, universities, and academy-based professional organizations to engage in knowledge mobilization, few academic researchers have made convincing ... More

Activism, Inclusion, and Social Justice  

Michael Prince

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Nov 2021
This chapter considers the relations between disability and the political in contemporary societies. This includes a discussion of possibilities of human agency and social movement ... More

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

The Aesthetic Labor of Ethnographers  

Kjerstin Gruys and David J. Hutson

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Nov 2020
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Apr 2019
This chapter uses a comparative case method, drawing on autoethnographic accounts to explore how ethnographers perform aesthetic labor across two research sites: a women’s plus-size ... 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

Affluence, Anti-Consumerism, and the Politics of Consumption  

Kim Humphery

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Dec 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter explores “anti-consumerist” critique and practice as articulated in a range of Western nations over the last two decades. It surveys the rise of a twenty-first-century ... More

Afghan Experiences of Displacement  

Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase

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Feb 2019
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Oct 2018
This chapter focuses on research among internally displaced Afghan communities who had fled to Pakistan over the protracted periods of conflict and were then unable to return to their homes ... 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

Aggression Through Mobile Communication: Unraveling Its Motives and Consequences  

Michel Walrave, Joris Van Ouytsel, and Koen Ponnet

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
Both adolescents and adults use mobile applications to engage in conversations, expand their social networks, and, for some, engage in romantic relationships. While mobile applications ... More

Aging, Gender, and the Body  

Laura Hurd

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Nov 2020
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Jan 2019
In this chapter, the author considers some of the theoretical and methodological conundrums that she encountered in her qualitative research that has focused on later life experiences of ... More

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

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

Alienation, or Why Capitalism is Bad for Us  

Dan Swain

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Jun 2019
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Oct 2018
This chapter considers the significance of Marx’s concept of alienation to his overall criticism of capitalism. At the concept’s core is the idea that while labor is potentially a ... 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

Ambient Play: Understanding Mobile Games in Everyday Life  

Larissa Hjorth and Ingrid Richardson

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
In this chapter the authors conceptualize the shifts in mobile gaming through two key rubrics—ambient play and digital wayfaring—that help to coalesce the multiple forms of domestic, ... 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

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