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This article engages with the current literature on `small world networks'. I argue that this literature could be very important for sociology but that much of the sociological content and purchase of early work has been overlooked in recent contributions. I then reflect upon four social systems...
Habermas may be best known for a `structural strain' approach to movement mobilization, but he also offers an untapped `resource' focused appproach which this article seeks to unearth. Social networks, collective identities, and cultural formations have been seen as key resources shaping...
This article proposes a (re)consideration of antisocial behaviour control informed by an analysis of the seminal work of sociologists of `reflexive modernity' (Beck, 1992, 1994; Giddens, 1990, 1991; Lash, 1994). It is hoped that the arguments advanced within this article will prompt further...
This article argues that Max Weber's use of the concept of paradox has been relatively under-examined in the secondary literature. It argues that there is a highly distinctive form of paradox that Weber uses extensively throughout his writings. Weber deploys this term in two main senses: as a...
There are many debates in the social sciences about the certain and uncertain nature of subjectivity and knowledge. Often these debates create competing theoretical camps, each hell bent on refuting the other (materialist—idealists; modernist—postmodernists;...
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