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Annual Review of Sociology back issues
January 1, 2004... INTRODUCTION Recent years have seen a surge of publications concerning the methods used in comparative-historical analysis. (1) These works reflect a growing self-consciousness about research design among comparative-historical analysts, and they address a wide range of issues...
The use of newspaper data in the study of collective action.
January 1, 2004... INTRODUCTION Scholarship in collective action and social movements has developed a rich research tradition that uses data culled from newspaper reports of these events, among other sources. (1) Subsequent research using a variety of sources has largely validated the central findings of...
The sociology of sexualities: queer and beyond.
January 1, 2004... INTRODUCTION Over the past decade, the sociology of sexualities has experienced growth that is at once queer and phenomenal. In its infancy and early childhood, the sociology of sexualities was mainly the province of scholars interested in "deviance" of one sort or another, and...
The sociology of property rights.
January 1, 2004... INTRODUCTION Property is ubiquitous. The idea of private property suffuses classic liberal thought. Property rights lie at the intersection of law, economy, the state, and culture. For example, intellectual property rights (IPR) concern leading-sector industries like biotechnology and...
Reflections on a half-century of organizational sociology.
January 1, 2004... INTRODUCTION I had the good fortune to grow up with the field of organizational sociology. When I was in graduate school during the 1950s, the field was just beginning to coalesce, and through the succeeding decades, I observed the broadening and deepening of theory and the widening...