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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

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

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

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

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 ... 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

Bourdieu in the Post-Communist World  

Liliana Pop

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
The collapse of the communist regimes in the former Soviet bloc and the subsequent economic, political, social, and cultural transformations opened up new challenges for social science ... More

Bourdieu’s International Circulation: An Exercise in Intellectual Mapping  

Marco Santoro, Andrea Gallelli, and Barbara Grüning

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
An influential figure in the French intellectual field since the 1960s, Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2002) is increasingly influential also—and probably mainly—on a global scale. In fact, the ... More

Bourdieu’s Uneven Influence on Anglophone Canadian Sociology  

John McLevey, Allyson Stokes, and Amelia Howard

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Pierre Bourdieu is one of the most influential and widely cited figures in anglophone Canadian sociology. Since the first decade of the twenty-first century, in particular, his theories ... More

Bourdieu’s Unlikely Contribution to the Human Sciences  

John Levi Martin

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract The author of this chapter proposes that we consider Bourdieu’s work neither on its own terms, nor in the terms of the postwar French academic field, but in terms of the ... More

Bourdieu, Distinction, and Aesthetic Consumption  

Omar Lizardo

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Oct 2018
This chapter argues that rather than being focused on the higher levels of consumption of aesthetic goods on the part of the educated class, Pierre Bourdieu’s main hypothesis in ... More

Bourdieusian Field Theory and the Reorientation of Historical Sociology  

George Steinmetz

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract This chapter explores some of the ways Bourdieusian theory is reinvigorating historical sociology. The first section reconstructs Bourdieu’s increasingly serious ... More

Capital: A Revolutionary Social Form  

Patrick Murray

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Jun 2019
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Nov 2018
Capital is the fundamental concept of modern social theory because capital is the foundation of bourgeois society. Unlike produced means of production, capital is a specific social form of ... More

Capital  

Andrew Kliman

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Jun 2019
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Nov 2018
This chapter explicates Marx’s concept of capital and highlights its centrality to his book Capital, arguing that Capital is specifically about capital, not all of capitalist society. In ... More

Capital in General and Competition: The Production and Distribution of Surplus Value  

Fred Moseley

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Jun 2019
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Sep 2018
This chapter argues that capital in general and competition are the two main levels of abstraction in Marx’s theory in Capital and that they correspond to the theories of the production of ... More

Capitalist Crises and the State  

Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin

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Jun 2019
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Sep 2018
Capitalist development is a contradictory process prone to structural crises—the genesis, nature, and outcome of which are historically contingent and the resolution of which changes the ... More

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