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Becoming MeadThe Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Becoming Mead: The Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Daniel R. Huebner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171371
eISBN:
9780226171548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171548.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This study contributes to the sociology of knowledge and the history of the human sciences by tracing the complex social action processes through which knowledge is produced about a major classical ... More

Getting Your WayStrategic Dilemmas in the Real World

Getting Your Way: Strategic Dilemmas in the Real World

James M. Jasper

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226394756
eISBN:
9780226394749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394749.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Getting other people to do what another person want is a useful skill. Whether you are seeking a job, negotiating a deal, or angling for that big promotion, you are engaged in strategic thought and ... More

Political EpistemicsThe Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Andreas Glaeser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297934
eISBN:
9780226297958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297958.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

What does the durability of political institutions have to do with how actors form knowledge about them? This book investigates this question in the context of a fascinating historical case: ... More

Processual Sociology

Processual Sociology

Andrew Abbott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226336596
eISBN:
9780226336763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226336763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book sets out positively what a vision of processual sociology looks like. The processual approach presumes that everything in the social world is continuously in the process of making, ... More

Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies

Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies

Howard S. Becker and Michal M. McCall (eds)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226041179
eISBN:
9780226041056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041056.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Symbolic interactionism, resolutely empirical in practice, shares theoretical concerns with cultural studies and humanistic discourse. Recognizing that the humanities have engaged many of the ... More

To Flourish or DestructA Personalist Theory of Human Goods, Motivations, Failure, and Evil

To Flourish or Destruct: A Personalist Theory of Human Goods, Motivations, Failure, and Evil

Christian Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226231952
eISBN:
9780226232003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book advances a personalist account of human beings to help us better understand and explain human persons, motivations, interests, and the social life to which they give rise. It offers an ... More

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