Vision and Method in Historical Sociology

Vision and Method in Historical Sociology

These essays focus on the careers and contributions of nine scholars who worked on the intersections of social theory and history viewed on a grand scale.

Author: Conference on Methods of Historical Social Analysis (1979 : Cambridge Mass.)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521297249

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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These essays focus on the careers and contributions of nine scholars who worked on the intersections of social theory and history viewed on a grand scale. They include: Marc Bloch, Karl Polanyi, S. N. Eisenstadt, Reinhard Bendix, Perry Anderson, E. P. Thompson, Charles Tilly, Immanuel Wallerstein and Barrington Moore Jr.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Historical Sociology

Handbook of Historical Sociology

Rueschemeyer, Dietrich (1984) Theoretical Generalization and Historical
Particularity in the Comparative Sociology of Reinhard Bendix', in T. Skocpol (ed.
), Vision and Method in Historical Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press.

Author: Gerard Delanty

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761971734

Category: Social Science

Page: 417

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This Handbook consists of 26 chapters on historical sociology. Part One is devoted to Foundations, Part Two moves on to consider major approaches and Part Three is devoted to the major themes in historical sociology. Systematic and informative it offers readers the most complete and authoritative guide to historical sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Max Weber s Comparative historical Sociology Today

Max Weber s Comparative historical Sociology Today

Pp. 11–64 in Max Weber's Vision of History by Guenther Roth and Wolfgang
Schluchter. Translated by Guenther Roth. ... 1984b. “Sociology's Historical
Imagination.” Pp. 1–21 in Vision and Method in Historical Sociology, edited by T.
Skocpol.

Author: Stephen Kalberg

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409432234

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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Bringing together the author's major scholarly work on Weber over the last thirty years, offering a rich examination of the major themes in his sociology, alongside a reconstruction of his mode of analysis and application of his approach, this book will appeal to scholars around the world with interests in social theory, German and American societies, cultural sociology, political sociology, the sociology of knowledge, comparative-historical sociology, and the sociology of civilizations.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research

Sociological Methods and Research, 20, 456–480. Arnason, J. (2003).
Civilizations in dispute: Historical questions and theoretical traditions. Leiden, the
Netherlands: ... In T. Skocpol (Ed.), Vision and method in historical sociology (pp.
47–84).

Author: Patricia Leavy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190847395

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

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The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of the field of qualitative research. Divided into eight parts, the forty chapters address key topics in the field such as approaches to qualitative research (philosophical perspectives), narrative inquiry, field research, and interview methods, text, arts-based, and internet methods, analysis and interpretation of findings, and representation and evaluation. The handbook is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the disciplines, and the contributors represent some of the most influential and innovative researchers as well as emerging scholars. This handbook provides a broad introduction to the field of qualitative research to those with little to no background in the subject, while providing substantive contributions to the field that will be of interest to even the most experienced researchers. It serves as a user-friendly teaching tool suitable for a range of undergraduate or graduate courses, as well as individuals working on their thesis or other research projects. With a focus on methodological instruction, the incorporation of real-world examples and practical applications, and ample coverage of writing and representation, this volume offers everything readers need to undertake their own qualitative studies.
Categories: Psychology

Passion Craft and Method in Comparative Politics

Passion  Craft  and Method in Comparative Politics

The impact of her work spans the disciplines of political science, sociology, and
history. ... In her edited volume, Vision and Method in Historical Sociology (1984),
she and her collaborators explored the analytic and methodological strategies of
 ...

Author: Gerardo L. Munck

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801884640

Category: Political Science

Page: 773

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In the first collection of interviews with the most prominent scholars in comparative politics since World War II, Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder trace key developments in the field during the twentieth century. Organized around a broad set of themes—intellectual formation and training; major works and ideas; the craft and tools of research; colleagues, collaborators, and students; and the past and future of comparative politics—these in-depth interviews offer unique and candid reflections that bring the research process to life and shed light on the human dimension of scholarship. Giving voice to scholars who practice their craft in different ways yet share a passion for knowledge about global politics, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics offers a wealth of insights into contemporary debates about the state of knowledge in comparative politics and the future of the field.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford History of Historical Writing

The Oxford History of Historical Writing

For G. R. Elton, history and sociology had different methods and objects of study:
history studied past politics; sociology ... Vision and Method in Historical
Sociology (Cambridge, 1984), 1–21; and Dennis Smith, The Rise of Historical
Sociology ...

Author: Axel Schneider

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191036774

Category: History

Page: 744

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The fifth volume of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally since 1945. Divided into two parts, part one selects and surveys theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to history, and part two examines select national and regional historiographies throughout the world. It aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field and to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is chronologically the last of five volumes in a series that explores representations of the past across the globe from the beginning of writing to the present day.
Categories: History

Max Weber s Vision of History

Max Weber s Vision of History

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact.

Author: Guenther Roth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520366107

Category:

Page: 226

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1979.
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Constructing Social Research

Constructing Social Research

“Emerging Agendas and Recurrent Strategies in Historical Sociology.” Pp. 356–
391 in Vision and Method in Historical Sociology, edited by Theda Skocpol. New
York: Cambridge University Press. Small, Mario. 2009. “How Many Cases Do I ...

Author: Charles C. Ragin

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412960182

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Constructing Social Research: The Unity and Diversity of Method, Second Edition is a concise, innovative text designed for Research Methods courses in the Social Sciences. The main goal of this Sociology for a New Century Series text is to show unity within the diversity of activities called social research. The first part of the book tackles questions like “What is social research?” “How does it differ from journalism, documentary film-making, or laboratory research in the natural sciences?” and “What is the researcher’s obligation to those he or she is studying?” The book also covers the how the various goals of social researchers shape the strategies they use and the representations of social life they construct. The latter part of the book is structured around the typical emphases of each tradition: qualitative research on commonalities, comparative research on diversity, and quantitative research on relationships among variables. These are not rigid divisions and research designs often blend aspects of each tradition in creative ways. Regardless of the approach, the process of representing social life through research involves a dialogue of ideas (“theory”) and evidence (“data”). The model of social research put forth by Ragin and Amoroso is not as restrictive as the scientific method and encompasses social research ranging from research examining the complexities of everyday life to research investigating the power of transnational processes.
Categories: Social Science

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Ragin, C., and D. Chirot 1984 The world System of Immanuel Wallerstein:
sociology and politics as history. In Vision and method in historical sociology,
edited by T. Skocpol. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp. 276-312.
Renfrew ...

Author: Michael B Schiffer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9781483214856

Category: History

Page: 420

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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 11 is a collection of papers that discusses world systems theory, modeling interregional interaction in prehistory, and the archaeological analysis of ceramics. Some papers review dating and weathering of inorganic materials, strategies for paleo-environmental reconstruction, as well as deposits and depositional events. One paper reviews the Old World state formation that occurred in West Asia during the fourth and third millennia B.C. Another paper examines the role of interactions among societies in the process of local social change, and the need for archaeologists to develop a framework in which to analyze intersocietal interaction processes. The presence of items such as ceramics is associated directly to factors of availability, functions, economic values, or ethnic affiliation. As an example, one paper cites the use and misuse of English and American ceramics in archaeological analysis in identifying cultural patterns and human behavior. Another paper notes that each biological or mechanical agent of transport and deposition has its own respective attributes on a deposit where the attributes of sedimentary particles on the deposit can be defined. From such definitions, the archaeologists can make observations and inferences. Sociologists, anthropologist, ethnographers, museum curators, professional or amateur archaeologists, and academicians studying historical antiquities will find the collection very useful.
Categories: History

Challenging the Qualitative Quantitative Divide

Challenging the Qualitative Quantitative Divide

Cohen, B. P. (1980) Developing Sociological Knowledge, Englewood Cliffs NI:
Prentice-Hall. ... Hamilton, G. (1984) 'Configuration in history: the historical
sociology of S. N. Eisenstadt', in Vision and Method in Historical Sociology, ed.,
Theda ...

Author: Barry Cooper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441142207

Category: Education

Page: 288

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An exploration of case-focused methods as a means of bridging the quantitative-qualitative divide and the key methodological issues.
Categories: Education

Fifty Key Sociologists The Contemporary Theorists

Fifty Key Sociologists  The Contemporary Theorists

'Manifesto for a Relational Sociology'. American Journal of Soociology 103(2).
Theda Skocpol. 1984. Vision and Method in Historical Sociology. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. Dennis Smith. 1991. The Rise of Historical
Sociology.

Author: John Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134262250

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists covers the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most important thinkers in this discipline. Concentrating on figures writing predominantly in the second half of the twentieth century, such as Zygmunt Bauman, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault and Claude Lévi-Strauss, each entry includes: full cross-referencing a further reading section biographical data key works and ideas critical assessment. Clearly presented in an easy-to-navigate A–Z format, this accessible reference guide is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, cultural studies and general studies, as well as other readers interested in this fascinating field.
Categories: Social Science

The Origins of American Social Science

The Origins of American Social Science

These were new ways of understanding the historical world , born out of a new
kind of historical consciousness and ... 55 ( May 1972 ) : 18 - 19 ; Theda Skocpol ,
Sociology ' s Historical Imagination , " in Vision and Method in Historical ...

Author: Dorothy Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052142836X

Category: History

Page: 508

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Focusing on the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, and history, this book examines how American social science came to model itself on natural science and liberal politics. Professor Ross argues that American social science receives its distinctive stamp from the ideology of American exceptionalism, the idea that America occupies an exceptional place in history, based on her republican government and wide economic opportunity. Professor Ross shows how each of the social science disciplines, while developing their inherited intellectual traditions, responded to change in historical consciousness, political needs, professional structures, and the conceptions of science available to them. This is a comprehensive book, which looks broadly at American social science in its historical context and to demonstrate the central importance of the national ideology of American exceptionalism to the development of the social sciences and to American social thought generally.
Categories: History

The Comparative Political Economy of the Welfare State

The Comparative Political Economy of the Welfare State

... book is intended to be an analog of sorts to Theda Skocpol's edited volume
Vision and Method in Historical Sociology. ... that we organize it around method
rather than author, focus it as much on specific policy theories as on general
visions, ...

Author: Thomas Janoski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521436028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

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Comparative research is exploding with alternative methodological and theoretical approaches. In this book, experts in each one of these methods provide a comprehensive explanation and application of time-series, pooled, event history and Boolean methods to substantive problems of the welfare state. Each section of the book focuses on a different method with a general introduction to the methods and then two papers using the method to deal with analysis concerning welfare state problems in a political economy perspective. Scholars concerned with methodology in this area cannot afford to overlook this book because it will help them keep up on proliferating methodologies. Graduate students in political science and sociology will find this book extremely useful in their careers.
Categories: Business & Economics

Why David Sometimes Wins

Why David Sometimes Wins

Transcript of an oral history interview. ... Phillip Vera Cruz: A Personal History of
Filipino Immigrants and the Farmworkers Movement, edited by Glenn Omatsu
and Augusto Espiritu. ... In Vision and Method in Historical Sociology, 356–391.

Author: Marshall Ganz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199883011

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Why David Sometimes Wins tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' groundbreaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural enterprises relied on migrant labor--a cheap, unorganized, and powerless workforce. In 1965, when some 800 Filipino grape workers began to strike under the aegis of the AFL-CIO, the UFW soon joined the action with 2,000 Mexican workers and turned the strike into a civil rights struggle. They engaged in civil disobedience, mobilized support from churches and students, boycotted growers, and transformed their struggle into La Causa, a farm workers' movement that eventually triumphed over the grape industry's Goliath. Why did they succeed? How can the powerless challenge the powerful successfully? Offering insight from a longtime movement organizer and scholar, Ganz illustrates how they had the ability and resourcefulness to devise good strategy and turn short-term advantages into long-term gains. Authoritative in scholarship and magisterial in scope, this book constitutes a seminal contribution to learning from the movement's struggles, set-backs, and successes.
Categories: Social Science

Liberal Nationalisms

Liberal Nationalisms

Journal of Modern History, vol. 78 (2006): 623–42. Savard, Pierre. ... “Emerging
Agendas and Recurrent Strategies in Historical Sociology.” In Theda Skocpol, ed.
Vision and Method in Historical Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University ...

Author: James Kennedy

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773597259

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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The early twentieth century witnessed the emergence of Scottish and Quebec nationalisms that were closely intertwined with liberal philosophies. The Young Scots' Society and the Ligue nationaliste canadienne carried these liberal nationalist ideas. This book offers a comparative and historical examination of their ideas and politics, exploring the Young Scots as a movement, as well as the ideas of key Nationalistes. James Kennedy argues that the growth of the Young Scots' Society and the Ligue nationaliste canadienne was largely in response to changes within empire, state, and civil society. He suggests that the actions of the British Empire and the Canadian state not only prompted nationalist responses in Scotland and Quebec respectively, but also shaped their liberal character. His comparative analysis provides insights that would not arise from a single case study of either movement, while detailing the important roles that geopolitics, consociation and federation, and organized religion played in the creation of nationalist philosophies. The first-ever comparative history of nationalism in Scotland and Quebec, Liberal Nationalisms is an insightful study of nascent political nationalisms and a major contribution to the scholarship of nationalist movements in the early twentieth century.
Categories: Political Science

Brazil and the World System

Brazil and the World System

Vision and Method in Historical Sociology. New York: Cambridge University
Press, 1984. . "Wallerstein's World Capitalist System: A Theoretical and Historical
Critique.” American Journal of Sociology 82 (1977): 1075–1090. Smith, Adam.

Author: Richard Graham

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477304174

Category: History

Page: 135

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Has the world economy shaped and defined Brazil’s economic and political history and, if so, to what extent? Is Brazil’s past to be explained principally by its insertion in a single world capitalist system? The authors of the three essays in this volume reflect critically on these questions along with the following: Should the determining factors be understood as sociological-cultural (as in a heritage of patrimonial rule) or were they based on material reality? What was the connection between the presence of slavery in the Americas and the emergence of capitalism in Europe? What accounts for Brazil’s centuries-long reliance on exports and the slow development of its industry? The chapters in this book draw contrasting judgments on virtually every major issue in Brazilian history because they begin from divergent premises. In arguing their cause, noted scholars John R. Hall, Fernando A. Novais, and Luís Carlos Soares provide a formidable intellectual point and counterpoint whose theoretical assumptions bear heavily on all social scientists engaged in exploring colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, dependency, and relative international poverty. Brazil and the World System provides provocative insights not only about Brazil but also about the nature of colonialism in general and its relationship to the rise of capitalism in Europe. It should appeal to Latin Americanists of all disciplinary persuasions as well as to general readers curious about great patterns of change in history. Stuart Schwartz, director of the Center for Early Modern History at the University of Minnesota, says, “ . . . an excellent collection . . . North American scholarship will find these essays an eye-opener.
Categories: History

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

Pontypool: Merlin, pp. 259–351. Trimberger, Ellen Kay (1984) E. P. Thompson:
Understanding the Process of History. In Theda Skocpol (ed.), Vision and Method
in Historical Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 211–243.

Author: Didier Fassin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118290583

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics
Categories: Social Science

Values in the Marketplace

Values in the Marketplace

33 Theda Skocpol, "Emerging Agendas and Recurrent Strategies in Historical
Sociology," Vision and Method in Historical Sociology (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1984), pp. 362-368. Another threat of arbitrariness arises with
the ...

Author: James Burk

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412840953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

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Categories: Business & Economics

The Troubles in Ballybogoin

The Troubles in Ballybogoin

In Vision and Method in Historical Sociology, ed. T. Skocpol, 47–84. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. Bourdieu, Pierre 1977 Outline of a Theory of
Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1984 Distinction: A Social
Critique ...

Author: William F. Kelleher

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472089789

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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DIVA fascinating exploration of how social memory serves to hinder communication and foster disorder in Northern Ireland /div
Categories: Social Science