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    The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change.Randall Collins - 1998 - Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
    Through network diagrams and sustained narrative, sociologist Randall Collins traces the development of philosophical thought from ancient Greece to modern ...
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  2. Situational Stratification: A Micro-Macro Theory of Inequality.Randall Collins - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18 (1):17-43.
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  3. A Network-Location Theory of Culture.Randall Collins - 2003 - Sociological Theory 21 (1):69-73.
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    Rituals of Solidarity and Security in the Wake of Terrorist Attack.Randall Collins - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (1):53-87.
    Conflict produces group solidarity in four phases: (1) an initial few days of shock and idiosyncratic individual reactions to attack; (2) one to two weeks of establishing standardized displays of solidarity symbols; (3) two to three months of high solidarity plateau; and (4) gradual decline toward normalcy in six to nine months. Solidarity is not uniform but is clustered in local groups supporting each other's symbolic behavior. Actual solidarity behaviors are performed by minorities of the population, while vague verbal claims (...)
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  5. Upheavals in Biological Theory Undermine Sociobiology.Randall Collins - 1983 - Sociological Theory 1:306-318.
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    The High of Cultural Experience.Claudio Benzecry & Randall Collins - 2014 - Sociological Theory 32 (4):307-326.
    Does the experience of cultural consumption have its own sui generis attraction and value in itself, or is it an index of external social ranking? Four criteria are proposed that are observable in microsociological detail: (1) bodily self-absorption in the cultural experience, creating an intense internal interaction ritual; (2) collective effervescence among the audience; (3) Goffmanian front-stage self-presentation in settings of cultural consumption; and (4) verbal discourse during and around the cultural experience. Data from highly committed opera fanatics in Buenos (...)
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  7. The Passing of Intellectual Generations: Reflections on the Death of Erving Goffman.Randall Collins - 1986 - Sociological Theory 4 (1):106-113.
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    Mutual Halo Effects in Cultural Production: The Case of Modernist Architecture.Randall Collins & Mauro F. Guillén - 2012 - Theory and Society 41 (6):527-556.
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    On the Acrimoniousness of Intellectual Disputes.Randall Collins - 2002 - Common Knowledge 8 (1):47-70.
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  10. The Micro Contribution to Macro Sociology.Randall Collins - 1988 - Sociological Theory 6 (2):242-253.
  11. A Micro-Macro Theory of Intellectual Creativity: The Case of German Idealist Philosophy.Randall Collins - 1987 - Sociological Theory 5 (1):47-69.
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    The Sociology of Philosophies: A Précis.Randall Collins - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (2):157-201.
    cis is presented of Randall Collins's book, The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change. It presents a sociological theory of intellectual networks that connect thinkers in chains of masters and pupils, colleagues and rivals, and of the internalized conversations that constitute the social processes of thinking. The theory is used to analyze long-term developments of the intellectual communities of philosophers in ancient Greece, ancient and medieval China and India, medieval and modern Japan, medieval Islam and Judaism, medieval (...)
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  13. Statistics Versus Words.Randall Collins - 1984 - Sociological Theory 2:329-362.
    Sociology is split into two antagonistic or mutually oblivious wings: quantitative and nonquantitative. Statistics does not occupy a privileged methodological position vis-a-vis qualitative, verbal sociology. Probability is a theory like any other, and each statistical method contains its particular theoretical bias. Such biases should be brought into the open and tested. Statistics may continue to be useful, though, as a substantive theory of change processes in the social world. A reorientation in our views of statistics may bring mathematical and antimathematical (...)
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    Market Dynamics as the Engine of Historical Change.Randall Collins - 1990 - Sociological Theory 8 (2):111-135.
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    Three Faces of Cruelty: Towards a Comparative Sociology of Violence. [REVIEW]Randall Collins - 1974 - Theory and Society 1 (4):415-440.
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    Comparison in the Work of Reinhard Bendix.John Bendix & Randall Collins - 1998 - Sociological Theory 16 (3):298-312.
    Discussions of modes of analysis, as well as the received wisdom about which categories to place scholars in, often obscure the breadth and nature of inquiry a particular figure engaged in. This examination of Reinhard Bendix's various uses of comparison suggests that, beyond the sociohistorical comparison he was known for, one should also consider his reflexive works, his work on the role of social science and claims for knowledge, and his reflections on the history of ideas, the need for conceptual (...)
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    Lenski's Power Theory of Economic Inequality: A Central Neglected Question in Stratification Research.Randall Collins - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (2):219-228.
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    Jeffrey Alexander and the Search for Multi-Dimensional Theory.Randall Collins - 1985 - Theory and Society 14 (6):877-892.
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    Responses to 'Pathologies of Science'.Sven Andersson, Elazar Barkan, Kenneth Caneva, Randall Collins, Stephen Downes, Henry Etzkowitz, Steve Fuller, David Gorman, Frederick Grinnell, David Hollinger, Anne Holmquest & Charles Willard - 1987 - Social Epistemology 1 (3):249-281.
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    Heroizing and Deheroizing Weber.Randall Collins - 1993 - Theory and Society 22 (6):861-870.
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    Reassessments of Sociological History: The Empirical Validity of the Conflict Tradition. [REVIEW]Randall Collins - 1974 - Theory and Society 1 (2):147-178.
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    Acknowledgment of External Reviewers for 1998.John Brown, Randall Collins, Frank Dobbin, Mike Donaldson, Mustafa Emirbayer, Steven Epstein, Mark Granovetter, Doug Guthrie, Carol Heimer & Philippa Levine - 1999 - Theory and Society 28 (201):201-201.
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    Maturation of the State-Centered Theory of Revolution and Ideology.Randall Collins - 1993 - Sociological Theory 11 (1):117-128.
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    Acknowledgment of External Reviewers for 2000.Fred Block, Davis James Bohman, Yang Cao, Randall Collins, Diane Davis, Jay Demerath, Brian Donovan, Steven Epstein, Adrian Favell & David Gartman - 2001 - Theory and Society 30 (1):155-156.
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    For a Sociological Philosophy.Randall Collins - 1988 - Theory and Society 17 (5):669-702.
  26. Early Goffman and the Analysis of Face-to-Face Interaction.Randall Collins - 1980 - In Jason Ditton (ed.), The View From Goffman. St. Martin's Press. pp. 52--79.
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  27. Robber Barons and Politicians in Mathematics: A Conflict Model of Science.Randall Collins & Sal Restivo - 2010 - Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal 25.
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    The Dialectic of Ideology and Technology.Randall Collins - 1978 - Theory and Society 5 (1):135-138.
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    Peace and Mind: Seriatim Symposium on Dispute, Conflict, and Enmity.Alick Isaacs, Randall Collins, Bruno Latour, Peter Burke, G. Thomas Tanselle, Alexander Goehr, Anne Carson, Marcel Detienne, Daniel Herwitz, Frank R. Ankersmit, Vicki Hearne, Jeffrey M. Perl & Elizabeth Key Fowden - 2002 - Common Knowledge 8 (1):20-23.
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    Acknowledgment of External Reviewers for 2001.Steven Best, El Paso, James Bohman, Randall Collins, Mark Cooney, Diane Davis, Maria Epele, Capital Federal, Argentina Steven Epstein & Jennifer Jordan - 2002 - Theory and Society 31 (149):149-149.
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    Durkheim: Via Fournier, Via Lukes.Randall Collins - 2014 - Theory and Society 43 (6):667-673.
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  32. Habermas and the Search for Reason.Randall Collins - 1987 - Semiotica 64 (1-2):157-169.
     
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    Introduction.Randall Collins - 1984 - Sociological Theory 2.
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    Is the History of Ideas a Principled Eclecticism?Randall Collins - 2004 - History and Theory 43 (1):136–145.
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    The Mega-Historians.Randall Collins - 1985 - Sociological Theory 3 (1):114-122.
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    Public Festivals: Ritual Successes, Failures and Mediocrities.Randall Collins - 2013 - Polis: Research and studies on Italian society and politics 27 (1):13-28.
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    Preface.Randall Collins - 1984 - Sociological Theory 2.
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    Fuller, Kuhn, and the Emergent Attention Space of Reflexive Studies of Science.Randall Collins - 2003 - Social Epistemology 17 (2 & 3):147 – 152.
    (2003). Fuller, Kuhn, and the emergent attention space of reflexive studies of science. Social Epistemology: Vol. 17, No. 2-3, pp. 147-152. doi: 10.1080/0269172032000144090.
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    Reply to Reviewers and Symposium Commentators.Randall Collins - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (2):299-325.
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    Disciplines in the Making.Randall Collins - 2011 - Common Knowledge 17 (1):194-194.
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    Able, Kenneth P. Gathering of Angels: Migrating Birds and Their Ecology. Ithaca: Cornell Univerity Press, 1999. Pp. Xi+ 193. Ariew, Roger. Descartes and the Scholastics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999. Pp. Xi+ 230. $42.50 (Cloth). Basos, Cristiana. Global Responses to AIDS: Science in Emergency. Bloom. [REVIEW]Michel Blay, Randall Collins, Robert P. Crease & W. Michael Dickson - 1999 - Perspectives on Science 7 (2).
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    Replies and Objections.Randall Collins - 1992 - Social Epistemology 6 (3):267 – 272.
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  43. Civilizations as Zones of Prestige and Social Contact.Randall Collins - 2004 - In Said Amir Arjomand & Edward A. Tiryakian (eds.), Rethinking Civilizational Analysis. Sage Publications. pp. 132--147.
  44. Micro-sociology of mass rampage killingsMicrosociologie des tueriesZur mikrosoziologie von Massentötungen bei amokläufen.Randall Collins - 2014 - Revue de Synthèse 135 (4):405-420.
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  45. Sociological Realism*(1998).Randall Collins - 2003 - In Gerard Delanty & Piet Strydom (eds.), Philosophies of Social Science: The Classic and Contemporary Readings. Open University. pp. 456.
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    Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory.Randall Collins - 2009
    In the popular misconception fostered by blockbuster action movies and best-selling thrillers--not to mention conventional explanations by social scientists--violence is easy under certain conditions, like poverty, racial or ideological hatreds, or family pathologies. Randall Collins challenges this view in Violence, arguing that violent confrontation goes against human physiological hardwiring. It is the exception, not the rule--regardless of the underlying conditions or motivations. -/- Collins gives a comprehensive explanation of violence and its dynamics, drawing upon video footage, cutting-edge forensics, and ethnography (...)
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  47. Mathematics and Civilization.Sal Restivo & Randall Collins - 2010 - Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal 25.