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  1. The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and its Epistemological Others.George Steinmetz (ed.) - 2005 - Duke University Press.
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    Odious Comparisons: Incommensurability, the Case Study, and “Small N's” in Sociology.George Steinmetz - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (3):371-400.
    Case studies and "small-N comparisons" have been attacked from two directions, positivist and incommensurabilist. At the same time, some authors have defended small-N comparisons as allowing qualitative researchers to attain a degree of scientificity, yet they also have rejected the case study as merely "idiographic. " Practitioners of the case study sometimes agree with these critics, disavowing all claims to scientificity. A related set of disagreements concerns the role and nature of social theory in sociology, which sometimes is described as (...)
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  3. Introduction. Positivism and its Others in the Social Sciences.George Steinmetz - 2005 - In The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and its Epistemological Others. Duke University Press. pp. 1--56.
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    Return to Empire: The New U.S. Imperialism in Comparative Historical Perspective.George Steinmetz - 2005 - Sociological Theory 23 (4):339-367.
    The widespread embrace of imperial terminology across the political spectrum during the past three years has not led to an increased level of conceptual or theoretical clarity around the word "empire." There is also disagreement about whether the United States is itself an empire, and if so, what sort of empire it is; the determinants of its geopolitical stance; and the effects of "empire as a way of life" on the "metropole." Using the United States and Germany in the past (...)
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  5. Thirty Years of Thesis Eleven: A Survey of the Record and Questions for the Future.George Steinmetz - 2010 - Thesis Eleven 100 (1):67-80.
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    The New Aesthetic-Political Avant-Garde: Linda Zerilli's Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom.George Steinmetz - 2009 - Sociological Theory 27 (1):85-89.
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    Orlando Patterson, His Work, and His Legacy: A Special Issue in Celebration of the Republication of Slavery and Social Death.Fiona Greenland & George Steinmetz - 2019 - Theory and Society 48 (6):785-797.
    The reissue of Orlando Patterson’s Slavery and Social Death provides an opportunity to reflect on developments in studies of slavery, postcolonial sociology, and comparative-historical sociology since the book’s initial release in 1982. In this special issue of Theory and Society, contributors from ancient history, anthropology, and sociology examine the book’s broader intellectual significance by situating it in Patterson’s corpus, covering a range of works including his fiction and scholarly publications, early work on Jamaican slave revolts, and private correspondence with key (...)
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    Sociology and Sisyphus: Postcolonialism, Anti-Positivism, and Modernist Narrative in Patterson’s Oeuvre.George Steinmetz - 2019 - Theory and Society 48 (6):799-822.
    This article argues that Orlando Patterson is a key contributor to postcolonial fiction and postcolonial theory as well as historical sociology and social theory, whose work contains crucial lessons for sociology in general. Patterson has coined striking concepts such as social death and human parasitism and made original historical interpretations such as the origins of freedom in the experiences of female slaves. Patterson has contributed to historical knowledge, social theory, and an alternative epistemology of interpretive social science. And through his (...)
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    Empire in Three Keys.George Steinmetz - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 139 (1):46-68.
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