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    Globalizing Social Movement Theory: The Case of Eugenics.Deborah Barrett & Charles Kurzman - 2004 - Theory and Society 33 (5):487-527.
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    Epistemology and the Sociology of Knowledge.Charles Kurzman - 1994 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 24 (3):267-290.
    Epistemology, I will argue, is of crucial importance to the sociology of knowledge— not just by way of definition of the phenomenon under study, but also because approaches to the sociology of knowledge rely on too-often implicit epistemological stances. I will make this argument through a series of categorizations: first, I will classify the field of epistemology into its three main forms; second, I will classify the sociology of knowledge into epistemological categories; third, I will classify the sociology of science (...)
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    Can Understanding Undermine Explanation? The Confused Experience of Revolution.Charles Kurzman - 2004 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (3):328-351.
    This article makes six points, using evidence from the Iranian Revolution of 1979: (1) Causal mechanisms, indeed all explanations, imply certain inner states on the part of individuals. (2) The experience of revolution is dominated by confusion. (3) People involved in revolutions act largely in response to their best guesses about how others are going to act. (4) These guesses and responses can shift swiftly and dramatically, in ways that participants and observers cannot predict. (5) Explanation involves retroactive prediction: it (...)
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  4. Ari Adut Holds a Ph. D. From the University of Chicago and is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. His Research Focuses on Political Scandals, the Legalization of Political and Social Life, and Privacy. He is Currently Writing a Book on Scandal as a General Social Form. [REVIEW]Deborah Barrettis, Charles Kurzman & Mark S. Mizruchi - 2004 - Theory and Society 33 (619).
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    Celebrity Status.Charles Kurzman, Chelise Anderson, Clinton Key, Youn Ok Lee, Mairead Moloney, Alexis Silver & Maria W. Van Ryn - 2007 - Sociological Theory 25 (4):347-367.
    Max Weber's fragmentary writings on social status suggest that differentiation on this basis should disappear as capitalism develops. However, many of Weber's examples of status refer to the United States, which Weber held to be the epitome of capitalist development. Weber hints at a second form of status, one generated by capitalism, which might reconcile this contradiction, and later theorists emphasize the continuing importance of status hierarchies. This article argues that such theories have missed one of the most important forms (...)
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    Book Reviews : Allan Megill, Ed., Rethinking Objectivity. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, and London, 1994. Pp. 342. $15.95. [REVIEW]Charles Kurzman - 1995 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (4):545-548.
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    Rethinking Objectivity, Edited by Allan Megill.Charles Kurzman - 1995 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (4):545-548.
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    Tropes and Challenges of Islamic Toleration1.Charles Kurzman - 2008 - In Russel Hardin, Ingrid Crepell & Stephen Macedo (eds.), Toleration on Trial. Lexington Books. pp. 153.