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    Introduction.Daniel Cefaï, Bénédicte Zimmermann, Stefan Nicolae & Martin Endreß - 2015 - Human Studies 38 (1):1-12.
    Is there such a sub-discipline as “sociology of valuation and evaluation”? Identifying the main focus, the topics, and the analytical designs, i.e., reflecting on a theoretical profile of such an investigation, is far from complete. The main question is indeed—where to start when addressing the sociology of valuation and evaluation? Is it a specific area of research, analysis, and inquiry, with specific objects? Should we confine it to the many important qualitative and quantitative studies dedicated to the measure of market (...)
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    Mill's Forgotten Science of Ethology.Nicholas Capaldi - 1973 - Social Theory and Practice 2 (4):409-420.
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    Europe as a Political Society: Emile Durkheim, the Federalist Principle and the Ideal of a Cosmopolitan Justice.Francesco Callegaro & Nicola Marcucci - 2018 - Constellations 25 (4):1-14.
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    On the Sociology of Occasions.Jonathan R. Wynn - 2016 - Sociological Theory 34 (3):276-286.
    This article fills a long-standing gap, proposing a framework for what Goffman called for in 1967’s Interaction Ritual: a sociology of occasions. Occasions are omnipresent throughout the sociological literature yet are often only casually analyzed. The author proposes a perspective that solidifies occasions as a basic unit of sociological analysis. This proposal offers a framework based on (1) four resources, (2) three patterns, and (3) five properties. These simple and interlocking tools situate the occasion as a valuable and adaptable sociological (...)
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    Community Sense.Hannah Wohl - 2015 - Sociological Theory 33 (4):299-326.
    Sociologists have undertheorized the role of aesthetic judgment in group identification. The author argues that the communication of aesthetic judgments in face-to-face interaction powerfully works to confirm or deny feelings of group belonging. The author introduces the concept of “community sense,” the public face of shared aesthetic judgments that is communicated and upheld within a group. The author illustrates this concept through an ethnographic case study of an erotic arts club, a group predicated on achieving a shared sense of “good” (...)
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    Social Mechanisms and Explanatory Relevance.Petri Ylikoski - 2011 - In Pierre Demeulenaere (ed.), Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms. Cambridge University Press. pp. 154.
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    Social Problems & Social Movements an Exploration Into the Sociological Construction of Alternative Realities.Harry H. Bash - 1995
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    Who's Afraid of "Dr. Lebon"?Gerhard Wagner - 1993 - Sociological Theory 11 (3):321-323.
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    Social Grammar for Culture: Reply to Steven Brint.Harrison C. White - 1992 - Sociological Theory 10 (2):209-213.
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    A Comment on Developed Theory and Theory Development.David Willer - 1992 - Sociological Theory 10 (1):106-110.
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    Project, Emotion, and Orientation in Complex Societies.Gilberto Velho & Howard S. Becker - 1992 - Sociological Theory 10 (1):6-20.
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    Towards a Reflexive Sociology: A Workshop with Pierre Bourdieu.Loic J. D. Wacquant - 1989 - Sociological Theory 7 (1):26-63.
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    Simmel's Influence on Lukacs's Conception of the Sociology of Art in Georg Simmel and Contemporary Sociology.A. Wessely - 1989 - Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 119:357-373.
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    The Problem of Values and the Problem of Truth.Gerhard Wagner & Heinz Zipprian - 1988 - Sociological Theory 6 (2):262-263.
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    Spinning Gold From Straw: On Cause, Law and Probability.Henry A. Walker - 1987 - Sociological Theory 5 (1):28-33.
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    Dilemmas of Social Order: Collective and Positional Goods, Leadership and Political Conflicts.Erich Weede - 1985 - Sociological Theory 3 (2):46-57.
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    Scheler's Contributions to the Sociology of Affective Action with Special Attention to the Problem of Shame.Richard Hays Williams - 1941 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2 (3):348-358.
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    Domination: A Rethinking.Christopher McCammon - 2015 - Ethics 125 (4):1028-1052.
    Sometimes dictators are benevolent. Sometimes masters are kind and gentle to their slaves. John Adams was a pretty good "husband" to Abigail Adams. But it seems like there’s something very wrong with being a dictator or a master or a spouse with the power that John Adams had over Abigail Adams in late 18th Century America. A theory of domination tries to pinpoint what’s distinctive about dictatorship and mastery and traditional husbanding, and what is distinctively wrong with such—even the benevolent, (...)
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    Western Ontology.John Meyer & Ronald Jepperson - forthcoming - Sociological Theory.
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    The Emergence of Statistical Objectivity: Changing Ideas of Epistemic Vice and Virtue in Science.Jeremy Freese & David Peterson - 2018 - Sociological Theory 36 (3):289-313.
    The meaning of objectivity in any specific setting reflects historically situated understandings of both science and self. Recently, various scientific fields have confronted growing mistrust about the replicability of findings, and statistical techniques have been deployed to articulate a “crisis of false positives.” In response, epistemic activists have invoked a decidedly economic understanding of scientists’ selves. This has prompted a scientific social movement of proposed reforms, including regulating disclosure of “backstage” research details and enhancing incentives for replication. We theorize that (...)
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    How Group Events Can Shape Network Processes.Emily Erikson - 2018 - Sociological Theory 36 (2):187-193.
    Social network analysis has trouble distinguishing between group processes in which several people interact concurrently and sequentially unfolding dyadic interactions. This article suggests that there are substantial differences between these two types of interactions and that the concept of events can help distinguish between the two. Examples drawn from economic sociology and collective action demonstrate the different effects that may result from group events versus aggregated dyadic interactions. -/- .
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    Getting Off the Cartesian Clothesline.John Levi Martin - 2018 - Sociological Theory 36 (2):194-200.
    Most attempts to examine the relation between networks and events begin with what we should question—that it invariably helps us to imagine that our units fall neatly into “events” that occupy distinct points in Cartesian time. I show that the core insights that inspired contemporary network analysis come from a structuralist conception which is both far more theoretically generative than the Cartesian vision and does less violence to the nature of the sorts of empirical material that we usually have before (...)
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    Insurgencies as Networks of Event Orderings.Ronald L. Breiger & Julia Grace Smith - 2018 - Sociological Theory 36 (2):201-209.
    Progress in theorizing networks and events requires formulating a greater diversity of networks and, in particular, enabling network analysis to exploit relations between events and the attributes, actions, and variables that characterize them. We advance this line of inquiry in dialogue with a recent approach to the systematic study of violent conflicts among state actors and groups of people who refuse to accept their governments’ power. One productive way to analyze an insurgency is to view it as a network of (...)
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    Between Situations: Anticipation, Rhythms, and the Theory of Interaction.Iddo Tavory - 2018 - Sociological Theory 36 (2):117-133.
    This article pushes interactionist sociology forward. It does so by drawing out the implications of a simple idea, that to understand the situation—the mise en scene of interactionist theory—we must understand it in relation not only to past-induced habits of thought and action but to future situations anticipated in interaction. Focusing especially on the rhythmic nature of situations, the paper then argues that such a recalibration both unsettles core tenets of interactionism and helps solve some problems in the sociology of (...)
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    The Structure of Comparison in the Study of Revolution.Colin J. Beck - 2018 - Sociological Theory 36 (2):134-161.
    The social scientific study of revolution has been deviled by a lack of progress in recent years, divided between competing views on the universality of patterns in revolution. This study examines the origins of these epistemologies. Drawing on an insight that different modes of comparison yield different types of knowledge, I argue that the network structure of how cases are compared constrains or enables the development of a field’s theoretical sensibilities. Analysis of comparative studies of revolution published from 1970 to (...)
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    Schemas and Frames.Michael Lee Wood, Dustin S. Stoltz, Justin Van Ness & Marshall A. Taylor - 2018 - Sociological Theory 36 (3):244-261.
    A perennial concern in frame analysis is explaining how frames structure perception and persuade audiences. In this article, we suggest that the distinction between personal culture and public culture offers a productive way forward. We propose an approach centered on an analytic contrast between schemas, which we define as a form of personal culture, and frames, which we define as a form of public culture. We develop an “evocation model” of the structure and function of frames. In the model, frames (...)
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    Chains of Power and Their Representation.Isaac Ariail Reed - 2017 - Sociological Theory 35 (2):87-117.
    Power is the ability to send and bind someone else to act on one’s behalf, a relation that depends upon habits of interpretation. For persons attempting to complete projects, power involves communicating with, recruiting, and controlling subordinates and confronting those who are not in such a relationship of recruitment. This leads to a basic theoretical vocabulary about power players and their projects—a model of rector, actor, and other. As multiple relations of sending and binding become mutually implicated, chains of power—understood (...)
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    Puzzling in Sociology: On Doing and Undoing Theoretical Puzzles.Ashley Mears - 2017 - Sociological Theory 35 (2):138-146.
    One typical way to motivate a sociological argument is to present the research question as a puzzle. Unlike in physical sciences, sociologists work backward to construct theoretical puzzles from their data. Sociologists risk puzzling for puzzles’ sake, and in so doing, they reify categories and concepts that are not necessary or useful to their empirical material at hand. This essay examines mostly qualitative sociologists’ conventions for puzzling and suggests alternatives rooted in thick description of empirics. -/- .
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    Field and Ecology.Sida Liu & Mustafa Emirbayer - 2016 - Sociological Theory 34 (1):62-79.
    This article offers a theoretical comparison between field and ecology, as developed by Pierre Bourdieu and the Chicago School of sociology. While field theory and ecological theory share similar conceptualizations of actors, positions, and relations, and while they converge in their views on structural isomorphism, temporality, and social psychology, they are quite different on several other scores: power and inequality, endogeneity, heterogeneity, metaphorical sources, and abstraction. With a fine-grained comparison of the two approaches, this article provides the basis for a (...)
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    What Is Relational Structure? Introducing History to the Debates on the Relation Between Fields and Social Networks.Sourabh Singh - 2016 - Sociological Theory 34 (2):128-150.
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    Defining the State From Within.Damon Mayrl & Sarah Quinn - 2016 - Sociological Theory 34 (1):1-26.
    A growing literature posits the importance of boundaries in structuring social systems. Yet sociologists have not adequately theorized one of the most fraught and consequential sites of boundary-making in contemporary life: the delineation of the official edges of the government—and, consequently, of state from society. This article addresses that gap by theorizing the mechanisms of state boundary formation. In so doing, we extend culturalist theories of the state by providing a more specific model of how the state-society boundary is produced. (...)
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    Beyond World Images.Michael Strand & Omar Lizardo - 2015 - Sociological Theory 33 (1):44-70.
    In this article, we outline the analytic limitations of action theories and interpretive schemes that conceive of beliefs as explicit mental representations linked to a desire-opportunity folk psychology. Drawing on pragmatism and practice theory, we recast the notion of belief as a species of habit, with pre-reflexive anticipation the primary mechanism accounting for both the formation of beliefs and their causal influence on action. We demonstrate the utility of this approach in three ways: first, by linking it with recent research (...)
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    Power.Isaac Ariail Reed - 2013 - Sociological Theory 31 (3):193-218.
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    Sociology, Phenomenology and Marxian Analysis: A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Practice of a Science of Society.Barry Smart - 2013 - Routledge.
    Sociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivist sociology. This critical reappraisal of the relevance of Marxian analysis for a science of society shows how these developments within sociology have had their counterpart in Marxism. The author analyses the status of Marx’s work and the Marxist ‘tradition’ in sociology. He (...)
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    Zur Emergenz des Sozialen bei Niklas Luhmann.Simon Lohse - 2011 - Zeitschrift für Soziologie 40:190-207.
    Der Artikel diskutiert Niklas Luhmanns Konzeption von Kommunikation als emergentem Phänomen. Erstens soll gezeigt werden, dass sich Luhmann, entgegen jüngster Einwände, in der Tat als sozialer Emergentist rekonstruieren und als solcher in die aktuelle Debatte um Reduktion und Emergenz des Sozialen einordnen lässt. Zweitens soll dadurch Licht auf die generellen Probleme und Voraussetzungen einer emergentistischen Soziologie geworfen werden. Um diese Ziele zu erreichen, wird zunächst geklärt, welche Positionen sich in der Soziologie grundsätzlich gegenüber stehen und auf welcher Grundlage Luhmann als (...)
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    The Reflexive Relativism of Georg Simmel.Jared A. Millson - 2009 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 23 (3):pp. 180-207.
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    "The Logic of Social Research," by A. L. Stinchcombe. [REVIEW]David Teira - 2008 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (2):296-298.
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    Avatars of the Collective: A Realist Theory of Collective Subjectivities.Frédéric Vandenberghe - 2007 - Sociological Theory 25 (4):295-324.
    Let it be a network of voices... A network of voices that not only speak, but also struggle and resist for humanity.
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    The “Actors” of Modern Society: The Cultural Construction of Social Agency.John W. Meyer & Ronald L. Jepperson - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18 (1):100-120.
    Much social theory takes for granted the core conceit of modern culture, that modern actors-individuals, organizations, nation states-are autochthonous and natural entities, no longer really embedded in culture. Accordingly, while there is much abstract metatheory about "actors" and their "agency," there is arguably little theory about the topic. This article offers direct arguments about how the modern cultural system constructs the modern actor as an authorized agent for various interests via an ongoing relocation into society of agency originally located in (...)
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    Revisiting the Notion of “Public” in Habermas's Theory—Toward a Theory of Politics of Public Credibility.Agnes S. Ku - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18 (2):216-240.
    There exist around the notion of the public three different yet overlapping dichotomies posed on different levels of analysis: public (sphere) versus private (sphere), public versus mass, and publicness versus privacy/secrecy. Habermas's book ([1962]1989) incorporates all the three sets of dichotomy without resolving the contradictory meanings and bridging the gaps among them. As a result, his conception of the public sphere becomes paradoxical in terms, and it undertheorizes the cultural property of publicness. This article proposes an alternative conception of the (...)
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    Did Funding Matter to the Development of Research Methods in Sociology? [REVIEW]Stephen P. Turner - 1998 - Minerva 36 (1):69-79.
    Review of: A History of Sociological Research Methods in America, 1920-1960, by Jennifer Platt. -/- One might expect a history of research methods in sociology during the 40 years this book examines to deal with such questions as the conceptual preconditions for the statistical techniques employed during the period, the changes in statistical practice, the failure of the effort to measure attitudes in a dramatically more precise way, the failure of the many hopes and expectations of methodologists, for the creation (...)
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    "When Theory Fails? The History of American Sociological Research Methods. Jennifer Platt, a History of Sociological Research Methods in America 1920-1960," by Jennifer Platt. [REVIEW]May Tim - 1997 - History of the Human Sciences 10 (1):147-156.
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    Edward Shils' Beliefs About Society and Sociology.Harold Orlans - 1996 - Minerva 34 (1):23-37.
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    What's Political or Cultural About Political Culture and the Public Sphere? Toward an Historical Sociology of Concept Formation.Margaret R. Somers - 1995 - Sociological Theory 13 (2):113-144.
    The English translation of Habermas's The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere converges with a recent trend toward the revival of the "political culture concept" in the social sciences. Surprisingly, Habermas's account of the Western bourgeois public sphere has much in common with the original political culture concept associated with Parsonian modernization theory in the 1950s and 1960s. In both cases, the concept of political culture is used in a way that is neither political nor cultural. Explaining this peculiarity is (...)
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    Agency, Chance, and Causality: A Rejoinder.Bernard N. Meltzer & Jerome G. Manis - 1995 - Sociological Theory 13 (2):203-205.
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    Chance and Causality: A Comment on Manis and Meltzer.John Levi Martin - 1995 - Sociological Theory 13 (2):197-202.
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    Natural Women, Cultured Men: A Feminist Perspective on Social Theory.R. Sydie - 1994
    This book examines the work of the classical social theorists --Durkheim, Weber, Marx, Engels and Freud -- from a feminist perspective.The focus is on the theoretical approach adopted by each theorist inhis examination of the nature of human nature and, more specifically,the nature of sex relationships. In general, the dichotomized,hierarchical view of sex relationships common to each of the theoristsforms the framework for the discussions and critiques.
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    "I Can't Even Think Straight" "Queer" Theory and the Missing Sexual Revolution in Sociology.Arlene Stein & Ken Plummer - 1994 - Sociological Theory 12 (2):178-187.
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    Theoretical Research Programs: Studies in the Growth of Theory.Joseph Berger & Morris Zelditch - 1993
    The past two decades has seen dramatic progress in the growth of theory in the sociological study of group processes. This progress has been manifested by the emergence of major theoretical research programmes in the study of exchange processes and network structures; bargaining and conflict; status characteristics and status organizing processes; justice and equity; affect and control processes; social interaction; and legitimation processes. This book documents, describes and analyzes the structure of these programmes and their growth and includes 10 papers (...)
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    Theory Construction and Development in Sociology: A Reply to Willer and to Harris and Walker.Tim Futing Liao - 1992 - Sociological Theory 10 (1):118-121.
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