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Robert Leroux

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It is well known that Durkheim was a major source of influence in most of Boudon's writings. But his vision of Durkheim has evolved a lot over the years. In the 1960s until the 1990s, he presented Durkheim as a positivist, fairly close to Auguste Comte, and he considered The Rules of the Sociological Method as a mediating work which announced all of the Durkheim's thought. In his most recent works, Boudon brings an original perspective that Durkheim was an important theorist of rationality.

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Boudon a développé une admiration durable pour Durkheim dont il ne s'est jamais départi. Durkheim n'a jamais cessé en effet d'être pour lui un inspirateur, mais la lecture qu'il en fait a néanmoins évolué au fil du temps. Des années 1960 aux années 1990 il le présente comme un auteur positiviste dont il admire la réflexion sur la scientificité de la sociologie. Après 1990 il le présente comme un précurseur malgré lui de l'individualisme méthodologique, et traduit sa sociologie dans le langage de la théorie de l'action.

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Introduction

Theorizing the Spatiality of Protest

Dimitris Soudias and Tareq Sydiq

.1017/CBO9780511815331.004 Steinmetz , George . 2005 . “ Positivism and Its Others in the Social Sciences .” In The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and Its Epistemological Others , ed. George Steinmetz , 1 – 56 . Durham, NC

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Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

phenomena, Comte's positivism is not identical with radical empiricism or with the positivism of the Vienna Circle. As Martindale observed: “In fusing organicism to [his form of] positivism, sociology proposed to convert the empiricist-positivistic tradition

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Monika Rudaś-Grodzka, Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska, Anna Borgos, and Dorottya Rédai

various historical periods (Joanna Partyka—early modernity, Monika Rudaś-Grodzka—romanticism, Iwona Wiśniewska—second half of the nineteenth century or so-called “positivism,” Anna Nasiłowska—modernism); in various genres and aspects of women’s writing

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Experiencing In-betweenness

Literary Spatialities

Tahmineh Hooshyar Emami

.” American Journal of Sociology 15 ( 4 ): 536 – 548 . 10.1086/211804 Minikkinen , Panu . 2007 . “ Hostility and Hospitality .” No Foundations: Journal of Extreme Legal Positivism 4 : 53 – 60 . Reichert , Dagmar . 1992 . “ On Boundaries

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Shelling from the ivory tower

Project Camelot and the post–World War II operationalization of social science

Philip Y. Kao

how and why certain scientific ideas and values were employed to study social change. It will expand on the connection between positivism and functionalism in Project Camelot’s design, and show how this linkage eventually played out in the early

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Joost Beuving and Geert de Vries

sociology and psychology in particular) and later in semi-independent methodology departments. The first generation of chairs in social research methodology almost without exception embraced positivism as their guiding paradigm. Typically, they espoused

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Girls with Disabilities in the Global South

Rethinking the Politics of Engagement

Xuan Thuy Nguyen

generalized across contexts. By taking for granted the stories being constructed in such images as truth, positivism ignores the social, historical, and political specificities that construct their standpoints and representations. In contrast, this

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Environmental Expertise as Group Belonging

Environmental Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundqvist

ways to control risks is questioned. Reflexive modernization means an end of “true-false positivism” in which science has the exclusive right to judge what should be seen as a risk. In Ulrich Beck’s (1994: 29) words, “People must say farewell to the

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What Is Analysis?

Between Theory, Ethnography, and Method

Martin Holbraad, Sarah Green, Alberto Corsín Jiménez, Veena Das, Nurit Bird-David, Eduardo Kohn, Ghassan Hage, Laura Bear, Hannah Knox, and Bruce Kapferer

then, in scientific positivism. Anthropology in much of its finest work did not start from theory but moved toward it (see Kapferer 2007 ). Kroeber and Evans-Pritchard understood the crucial distinction of anthropology born of its externalization of