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Methods of Interpretive Sociology

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September 2010 | 1 672 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Should cultural meaning be understood in terms of psychological motivations and intentions, or in terms of collective codes and belief systems? Max Weber saw the task of the interpretive sociologist as that of reconstructing the objective and subjective rationality of ideal typical actors. Neo-Kantians, phenomenologists, critical interpretivists, pragmatists, symbolic interactionists, ethnomethodologists, cultural anthropologists and others have struggled for over a century over what such an approach entails. The development of an interpretive or verstehen approach to understanding social life draws itself in distinction from approaches that seek causal explanation in terms of variables external to the beliefs of social actors, but this collection attempts to disrupt the comfortable polarities between macro and micro, structure and agency, explanation and description that dog sociology and through which the term interpretive has been quarantined.
 
VOLUME 1
 
SECTION ONE: THE CLASSICAL STATEMENTS AND AUTHORS
The Rise of Hermeneutics Wilhelm Dilthey and Frederic Jameson
Translator's Introduction to Max Weber's Essay on Some Categories of Interpretive Sociology Edith Graber
Some Categories of Interpretive Sociology Max Weber
"Anticritical Last Word on The Spirit of Capitalism," by Max Weber Wallace Davis
"Capitalism" in Recent German Literature: Sombart and Weber Talcott Parsons
"Capitalism" in Recent German Literature: Sombart and Weber (concluded) Talcott Parsons
The Role of Ideas in Social Action Talcott Parsons
The Problem of Sociology Georg Simmel
The Sociology of Sociability Georg Simmel and Everett C. Hughes
The Verstehen Thesis and the Foundations of Max Weber's Methodology, History and Theory Guy Oakes
Rickert's Value Theory and the Foundations of Max Weber's Methodology Guy Oakes
 
SECTION TWO: THE INTERPRETERS AND CHALLENGERS OF THE CLASSIC INTERPRETIVIST IDEA OF VERSTEHEN
The Operation Called Vershehen Theodore Abel
On the Method of Verstehen as the Sole Method of Philosophy Ernest Nagel
Empirical Science and Max Weber's Verstehende Soziologie Peter Munch
Max Weber's" Verstehen" William T. Tucker
Verstehen I and Verstehen II, Theory and Decision Theodore Abel
"Sense" and "Intention" in Max Weber's Theory of Social Action Peter Munch
Weber on Action Stephen P. Turner
Max Weber's 'Interpretive Sociology': A comparison of conception and practice Mary Fulbrook
Value-Relevance, Scientific Laws, and Ideal Types: The sociological methodology of Max Weber John Rex
Max Weber on Causal Analysis, Interpretation, and Comparison Fritz Ringer
Max Weber's Interpretive Sociology, the Understanding of Actions and Motives, and a Weberian View of Man Thomas Burger
Max Weber, Interpretive Sociology, and the Sense of Historical Science: A Positivistic Conception of Verstehen Thomas Burder
Causality or Interaction? Simmel, Weber and Interpretive Sociology K Lichtblau
Weber's Interpretive Sociology and Rational Choice Approach Zenonas Norkus
Weber's Verstehen and the History of Qualitative Research: The missing link Jennifer Platt
Weber and Interpretive Sociology in America Peter Kivisto and William H. Swatos Jr
 
VOLUME 2
 
SECTION THREE: THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL CRITICS
The Stranger: An Essay in Social Psychology Alfred Schutz
Common-sense and Scientific Interpretation of Human Action Alfred Schutz Schutz
Choosing Among Projects of Action Alfred Schutz
Concept and Theory Formation in the Social Sciences Alfred Schutz
On Phenomenological Sociology James L. Heap and Phillip A. Roth
Can There Be a Phenomenological Sociology? Edo Pivcevic
Alfred Schutz and the Austrian School of Economics Christopher Prendergast
The Rationality of Everyday Behaviour: A rational choice reconstruction of the theory of action by Alfred Schutz Hartmut Esser
Rationality, Optimality and Choice: Esser's reconstruction of Alfred Schutz's theory of action Christopher Prendergast
Spontaneous Social Order: Econmics and Sch tzian sociology Nicolai Juul Foss
Alfred Schutz on a Theory of Motivation Andrew J. Weigert
From Weber to Parsons and Schutz: The eclipse of history in modern social theory David Zaret
Existential Phenomenology and the Sociological Tradition Edward Tiryakian
Jiri Kolaja and Peter Berger Respond to Edward Tiryakian and he Responds Back Jiri Kolaja and Peter Berger
 
SECTION FOUR: THE CRITICAL PHENOMENOLOGISTS
The Relation between Psychology and Sociology in the Work of Wilhelm Dilthey Max Horkheimer
Existentialism: Remarks on Jean-Paul Sartre's L'Etre et le Neant Herbert Marcuse
Towards a Reconstruction of Historical Materialism Jurgen Habermas
Some Distinctions in Universal Pragmatics Jurgen Habermas
The A Priori of Communication and the Foundation of the Humanities Karlo Otto Apel
Dilthey's Distinction Between "Explanation" and "Understanding" and the Possibility of Its "Mediation" Karl Otto Apel
The Hermeneutic Dimension of Social Science and its Normative Foundation Karl Otto Apel
New Developments in Phenomenology in France: The phenomenology of language Paul Ricoeur
Towards Actionist Sociology, Social Science Information Alain Touraine
The Voice and the Eye: On the relationship between actors and analysts Alain Touraine
Rationality in the Slum: An essay on interpretive sociology Alejandro Portes
Meeting or Mis-Meeting? The Dialogical Challenge to Verstehen Rob Shields
 
VOLUME 3
 
SECTION FIVE: SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM
The Mechanism of Social Consciousness George Herbert Mead
The Social Self George Herbert Mead
Social Consciousness Charles Horton Cooley
The Roots of Social Knowledge Charles Horton Cooley
Science without Concepts Herbert Blumer
Attitudes and the Social Act Herbert Blumer
Sociological Analysis and the "Variable" Herbert Blumer
Sociological Implications of the Thought of George Herbert Mead Herbert Blumer
Becoming a Marihuana User Howard Becker
Whose Side Are We On Howard Becker
Symbols of Class Status Erving Goffman
The Moral Career of the Mental Patient, Psychiatry: Journal for the Study of Interpersonal Processes Erving Goffman
Major Trends in Symbolic Interaction Theory in the Last Twenty Five Years Manfred Kuhn
 
SECTION SIX: ETHNOMETHODOLOGY
Conditions of Successful Degradation Ceremonies Harold Garfinkel
Studies of the Routine Grounds of Everyday Activities Harold Garfinkel
Evidence for Locally Produced, Naturally Accountable Phenomena of Order, Logic, Reason, Meaning, Method, etc Harold Garfinkel
Ethnomethodology's Program Harold Garfinkel
A Note on the Uses of Official Statistics Aaron Cicourel and John Kitsuse
The Role of Cognitive-Linguistic Concepts in Understanding Everyday Social Interactions Aaron Cicourel
Text and Discourse Aaron Cicourel
The Interpenetration of Communicative Contexts: Examples from medical encounters Aaron Cicourel
John Rawls on Two Concepts of Rules Aaron Cicourel
Symbolic Interactionism and Ethnomethodology: A proposed synthesis Norman Denzin
Verstehen, Language and Warrants James L. Heap
Writing as Social Action, Theory into Practice James L. Heap
Practical Reason in Depression: a Practice James L. Heap
 
VOLUME 4
 
SECTION SEVEN: CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS
"From the Native's Point of View": On the nature of anthropological understanding Clifford Geertz
Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese cockfight Clifford Geertz
Common Sense as a Cultural System Clifford Geertz
The Way We Think Now: Toward an ethnography of modern thought Clifford Geertz
Understanding a Primitive Society Peter Winch
Social Science Peter Winch
Rhetoric and the Ethnographic Genre in Anthropological Research George Marcus
Ethnographies as Texts George Marcus and Dick Cushman
On Ethnographic Authority James Clifford
Cultural Systems, and History: From Synchrony to Transformation William H. Sewell
 
SECTION EIGHT: CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATIONS, EXTENSIONS, FUSIONS AND APPLICATIONS
On Interpreting and Interpretation N. Denzin
Sociological Knowledge: Winch, Marxism, and Verstehen Revisited Kai Nielsen
Interpretivism and Generalisation Malcolm Williams

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