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  1. Chomsky Versus Mead.Albert J. Bergesen - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (3):357-370.
    G. H. Mead's model of language and mind, while perhaps understandable at the time it was written, now seems inadequate. First, the research evidence strongly suggests that mental operations exist prior to language onset, conversation of gestures, or social interaction. Second, language is not just significant symbols; it requires syntax. Third, syntax seems to be part of our bioinheritance, that is, part of our presocial mind/brain-what Noam Chomsky has called our language faculty. Fourth, this means syntax probably is not learned (...)
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  2. International Terrorism and the World-System.Albert J. Bergesen & Omar Lizardo - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (1):38-52.
    Theories of international terrorism are reviewed. It then is noted that waves of terrorism appear in semiperipheral zones of the world-system during pulsations of globalization when the dominant state is in decline. Finally, how these and other factors might combine to suggest a model of terrorism's role in the cyclical undulations of the world-system is suggested.
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    Turning Durkheim on His Head: A Reply to Peterson and Bjerre.Albert J. Bergesen - 2012 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 42 (4):485-495.
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    The Critique of World-System Theory: Class Relations or Division of Labor?Albert Bergesen - 1984 - Sociological Theory 2:365-372.
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    The Semantic Equation: A Theory of the Social Origins of Art Styles.Albert Bergesen - 1984 - Sociological Theory 2:187-221.
    Art is a language. Art objects are therefore decipherable into more or less elaborated and restricted codes. These codes change with the relative solidarity of the community in which they are produced. The more solidary the group, the more restricted the code; the less solidary the community, the more elaborated the artistic codes they produce. In general, realism is a more elaborated code and abstraction a more restricted code, and accordingly more solidary communities should produce more abstract art and less (...)
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