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Searching for a New Way of Thinking about Society

A Noospheric Social Quality Orientation for Development toward Sustainability

Vyacheslav Nikolayevitch Bobkov and Nikolay Vyacheslavovich Bobkov

between processes of self-realization of human beings and the formation of collective identities. It goes beyond the traditional assumption of a duality between people and their societal circumstances (see max Weber), or the one-sided attention on people

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The Colonial State and Carnival

The Complexity and Ambiguity of Carnival in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Christoph Kohl

blurred. 3 According to Max Weber (1978: 1:56, 65 ), core characteristics of the modern state include the existence of administrative and legal order, citizens, a territorial basis, and a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force. Charles Tilly

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The Limits to Cheating History

Changing the Reference for Accounting

Peter Herrmann

decapitation in the sense of Tacitus’s sine ira et studio . As well known, the demand, put forward by Tacitus, was later applied by Max Weber. He characterized the bureaucratic domination by, among others, “the dominance of the spirit of formalistic

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Mimesis and Conspiracy

Bureaucracy, New Media and the Infrastructural Forms of Doubt

Michael Vine and Matthew Carey

the Event and The Ordinary: Climate Crises and the Ecologies of Everyday Life in the California Desert ’. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis , University of California . Weber , M. 1954 . Max Weber on Law and Economy and Society . Edited and translated by

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Erin R. Eldridge

Coal was once deemed a means through which humans could distance themselves from nature and create a world of unending progress. The “fateful union of iron and coal,” as noted by Max Weber (quoted in Foster and Holleman 2012: 1646 ), fueled the

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A Phone without Names

Distrust and Duress in Côte d’Ivoire

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

trust,” is trust in norms to do with how society functions, what counts, and how we interrelate with each other. 10 These four types of trust must be conceived of as ideal types, in the sense of Max Weber (1964) , and often overlap in real

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Discipline (and Lenience) Beyond the Self

Discipleship in a Pentecostal-Charismatic Organization

Bruno Reinhardt

Ambivalence before and after 2011 . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . Schluchter , Wolfgang . 1981 . The Rise of Western Rationalism: Max Weber’s Developmental History . Trans. Guenther Roth . Berkeley : University of California Press

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“Avoiding the mistakes of the past”

Tower block failure discourse and economies of risk management in London's Olympic Park

Saffron Woodcraft

to the festival of Britain . London : Mansell . Gay , Paul du . 2008 . “ Max Weber and the moral economy of office .” Journal of Cultural Economy 1 ( 2 ): 129 – 144 . Gilbert , Pamela K. 2007 . The citizen's body: Desire, health, and 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

formation and their implications for the understanding of human action. Such is anthropology as a science, a program of work that is enduringly open and disruptive of fashion despite being prone to it and, as a result, possibly losing its vitality. Max Weber

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A Dignified Meal

Negotiated Spaces in India’s School Meal Program

Sony Pellissery, Sattwick Dey Biswas, and Biju Abraham

.” In Max Weber: Essays in Sociology . Ed. and trans. H. H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills , 77 – 128 . New York : Oxford University Press . Walker , R. 2014 . The Shame of Poverty . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Walker , R. , G