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Bourdieu and Geometric Data Analysis  

Frédéric Lebaron and Brigitte Le Roux

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract The extent to which the concepts of field and social space are linked to a concrete mode of empirical research—and in particular to a set of original statistical tools—has ... More

Contrasting Scientific Discourses of Skin Lightening in Domestic and Global Contexts  

Celeste Vaughan Curington and Miliann Kang

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May 2019
This chapter examines how racial and gender ideologies shape and are shaped by scientific understandings of beauty practices via a critical examination of the scholarly discourses on skin ... More

Correspondence Analysis and Bourdieu’s Approach to Statistics: Using Correspondence Analysis within Field Theory  

Julien Duval

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract Since the mid-1970s, Bourdieu used multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) on a regular basis in order to construct fields and social spaces. After having been long ... More

Is a Bourdieusian Ethnography Possible?  

Jeffrey J. Sallaz

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract This chapter argues that Pierre Bourdieu’s research program is less compatible with ethnography than it first appears. Bourdieu was critical of structuralism, that ... More

Linking Poverty and Children’s Development: Concepts, Models, and Debates  

Vonnie C. McLoyd, Rosanne M. Jocson, and Abigail B. Williams

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the effects and mediators of childhood poverty, with particular emphasis on the confluence of forces that gave rise to these foci and perspectives. It first considers ... More

Methodologies for Categories in Motion  

Maxine Leeds Craig

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Jan 2019
The concept of intersectionality has profoundly shaped sociological research on bodies and embodiment. While single-axis analyses of race or gender were common in sociology before the late ... More

Mixed Methods in Body and Embodiment Research  

Samantha Kwan and Trenton M. Haltom

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Apr 2019
This chapter outlines the foundations of mixed methods research and discusses several examples of mixed methods research in the sociology of the body and embodiment. It begins with a brief ... More

Poverty Knowledge and the History of Poverty Research  

Alice O'Connor

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the history of poverty research and the evolution of the practice of gathering knowledge about the poor. It distinguishes between poverty research and poverty ... More

Poverty Measurement  

Timothy M. Smeeding

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article focuses on the complexities and idiosyncrasies of poverty measurement, from its origins to current practice. It first considers various concepts of poverty and their ... More

Pregnant Embodiment and Field Research  

Jennifer Randles

Feminist scholars have long argued for embodied reflexivity that involves accounting for how embodiment shapes qualitative field research as an intersubjective process. This chapter draws ... More

Surveys  

Hannah Brückner

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Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
This article focuses on surveys and their potential as a research methodology in the field of analytical sociology. It presents arguments to show how analytical sociologists can take ... More

YouTube Vlogs as Illness Narratives: Methodological Consideration  

Natalie Kay Fullenkamp

In this chapter we present a methodological template for the use of video diaries (vlogs) as data in social science research, with a particular eye toward the selection, coding, and ... More

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