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  1. Isaac Reed (2015). Deep Culture in Action: Resignification, Synecdoche, and Metanarrative in the Moral Panic of the Salem Witch Trials. Theory and Society 44 (1):65-94.
    Sociological research on moral panics, long understood as “struggles for cultural power,” has focused on the social groups and media conditions that enable moral panics to emerge, and on the consequences of moral panics for the social control systems of societies. In this article I turn instead to modeling the specific cultural process of how the conditions for a moral panic are turned into an actual moral panic, moving the understanding of moral panic away from its Durkheimian origins and towards (...)
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  2. Isaac Ariail Reed (2015). Can There Be a Bourdieusian Theory of Crisis? On Historical Change and Social Theory. History and Theory 54 (2):269-276.
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  3. Isaac Ariail Reed (2013). Power Relational, Discursive, and Performative Dimensions. Sociological Theory 31 (3):193-218.
    This article draws on the conceptual link between power and causality to develop an account of the relational, discursive, and performative dimensions of power. Each proposed dimension of power is grounded in a different understanding of social causes: relational-realist, discursive-hermeneutic, and performative-pragmatic. For the purposes of empirical analysis, this dimensional schema crosscuts the classic sources of power typology developed by Michael Mann and others, thus rendering the conceptual apparatus for pursuing sociological research on power more complex and explanatorily effective. The (...)
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  4. Isaac Reed (2011). Interpretation and Social Knowledge: On the Use of Theory in the Human Sciences. The University of Chicago Press.
    Knowledge -- Reality -- Utopia -- Meaning -- Explanation -- Epilogue.
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  5. Isaac Ariail Reed & Julia Adams (2011). Culture in the Transitions to Modernity: Seven Pillars of a New Research Agenda. [REVIEW] Theory and Society 40 (3):247-272.
  6. Isaac Reed (2002). Review of Talk of Love: How Culture Matters by Ann Swidler. [REVIEW] Theory and Society 31:785-94.
     
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