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  1. Transcending general linear reality.Andrew Abbott - 1988 - Sociological Theory 6 (2):169-186.
    This paper argues that the dominance of linear models has led many sociologists to construe the social world in terms of a "general linear reality." This reality assumes (1) that the social world consists of fixed entities with variable attributes, (2) that cause cannot flow from "small" to "large" attributes/events, (3) that causal attributes have only one causal pattern at once, (4) that the sequence of events does not influence their outcome, (5) that the "careers" of entities are largely independent, (...)
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  2. Things of Boundaries.Andrew Abbott - 1995 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 62.
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  3. Linked ecologies: States and universities as environments for professions.Andrew Abbott - 2005 - Sociological Theory 23 (3):245-274.
    In this article I generalize ecological theory by developing the notion of separate but linked ecologies. I characterize an ecology by its set of actors, its set of locations, and the relation it involves between these. I then develop two central concepts for the linkage of ecologies: hinges and avatars. The first are issues or strategies that "work" in both ecologies at once. The second are attempts to institutionalize in one ecology a copy or colony of an actor in another. (...)
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    Acknowledgment of external reviewers for 1997.Andrew Abbott, Frank Dobbin, Gary Dowsett, Steven G. Epstein, Ken Finegold, Marc Garcelon, Berkeley Richard Child Hill, Andonis Liakos, Daniel Lieberfeld & Michael Messner - 1998 - Theory and Society 27 (149):149-149.
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    Acknowledgment of external reviewers for 1999.Andrew Abbott, Philippe Bourgois, Teresa Chataway, Daniel Chirot, Frederick Cooper, Brian Donovan, Mauro Guillen, Gary Hamilton, Douglas Harper & Charles Hirschman - 2000 - Theory and Society 29 (149):149-150.
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    Reason, Nature, Metaphor.Andrew Abbott - 2016 - In Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.), What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. De Gruyter. pp. 215-220.
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    Development and Difference.Andrew Abbott - 2016 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 8 (2).
    In this paper I shall examine how the pragmatists regarded the context of a single self in time and the context of a single self in social space. After a quick glance at the ontologies of the earlier pragmatists, I discuss the problems of individual development and social difference as they emerged society-wide during and after the first pragmatist generation. Having specified these problems, I can set the second pragmatist generation in the context they provide. The paper concludes with a (...)
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    Seven types of ambiguity.Andrew Abbott - 1997 - Theory and Society 26 (2-3):357-399.