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This article seeks to uncover a philosophical basis for negative perceptions of political activity, including an unwillingness to recognise a political realm in the conduct of private life. Drawing on the work of Alfred Schutz and the ethical theory of Stoicism, the ingredients of an apolitical...
Sociological research in biography examines how, under continually changing social conditions, subjectivity is constituted in intersubjective processes. The reciprocity of the individual and society is not only stated as a matter of fact but is also made a guideline in sociological research. At...
Within modernity, social identity and solidarity are deemed to be conflicting terms. What has been called the `culture of difference' triggers a weak solidarity anywhere. If this is really so, how can we explain the rise of new `social solidarities' - a phenomenon which is occurring throughout...
This paper examines the reflection of criminological theory in the work of African creative writers. I try to show how the writers' views of their society influence their representation of the crime problem. A criminological reading of the plays The Trial of Dedan Kimathi by wa Thionǵo and Mugo...
The rise and fall, construction and deconstruction of different types of boundaries - biological, psychological, geographical, cultural, social, political, economic - make up the very story of human civilisation and of contemporary social transformation. Drawing from a wide variety of contexts,...
A meaningful interpretation of the dynamics of recent momentous historical changes - most notably the unexpected and surprising implosion of the Soviet empire in 1989-1990 - may be obtained by recombining aspects of the sociology of religion analyses of Weber and Durkheim. In particular, their...
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