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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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    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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    The Problem of Excess.Andrew Abbott - 2014 - Sociological Theory 32 (1):1-26.
    This article argues for a new branch of theory based not on presumptions of scarcity—which are the foundational presumptions of most existing social theory—but on those of excess. The article first discusses the emergence of scarcity’s dominance in social theory. It then considers and rejects the idea that excess of one thing is simply scarcity of another. It discusses the mechanisms by which excess creates problems, noting three such mechanisms at the individual level and two further mechanisms at the social (...)
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    Living One’s Theories: Moral Consistency in the Life of Émile Durkheim.Andrew Abbott - 2019 - Sociological Theory 37 (1):1-34.
    This article investigates the relation between a theorist’s theories and his daily life practices, using Émile Durkheim as an example. That theory and practice should be consistent seems not only scientifically proper but also morally right. Yet the concept of consistency conceals several different standards: consistency with one’s own theoretical arguments, consistency with outsiders’ judgments of oneself, and consistency within one’s arguments across time and social space. Analysis of 750 pages of Durkheim’s letters shows that Durkheim lived a life consistent (...)
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    Seven Types of Ambiguity.Andrew Abbott - 1997 - Theory and Society 26 (2-3):357-399.
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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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    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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    Development and Difference.Andrew Abbott - 2016 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 8 (2).
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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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