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agents analysis Analytical Marxism antinaturalism approach argues argument assumption banditry basis beliefs capitalist causal explanation causal mechanisms causal relations cause central Chapter circumstances Clifford Geertz cockfighting collective action concepts conditional probabilities Consider correlation economic economic rationality effects embody empirical environment example explanandum Explanatory model fact factors forms framework functional explanation game theory Geertz goals historical human hunter-gatherer hypothesis idea identify ideology individual action institutions interests interpretive social large numbers Marx Marxism material materialist method methodological individualism microfoundations Mill's methods mode of production natural sciences Nian rebellion norms occurrence organization outcomes paradigm particular patterns peasant philosophy player political behavior possible practices predictions problem processes properties rational choice theory reason rebellion reductionism regularities relativism requires scientific social explanation social phenomena social science social scientists society statistical strategy sufficient condition supervenience theoretical thesis underlying utility values variables village workers
Page 206 - The thesis is then this: manuals for translating one language into another can be set up in divergent ways, all compatible with the totality of speech dispositions, yet incompatible with one another. In countless places they will diverge in giving, as their respective translations of a sentence of the one language, sentences of the other language which stand to each other in no plausible sort of equivalence however loose.
Page 82 - Geertz stated many years ago that "the Western conception of the person as a bounded, unique, more or less integrated motivational and cognitive universe, a dynamic center of awareness, emotion, judgment, and action organized into a distinctive whole and set contrastively both against other such wholes and against a social and natural background...
Page 132 - This organization of the proletarians into a class, and consequently into a political party, is continually being upset again by the competition between the workers themselves. But it ever rises up again ; stronger, firmer, mightier. It compels legislative recognition of particular interests of the workers, by taking advantage of the divisions among the bourgeoisie itself. Thus the ten-hours
Page 81 - And class happens when some men, as a result of common experiences (inherited or shared), feel and articulate the identity of their interests as between themselves, and as against other men whose interests are different from (and usually opposed to) theirs. The class experience is largely determined by the productive relations into which men are born — or enter involuntarily.
Page 144 - The outstanding discovery of recent historical and anthropological research is that man's economy, as a rule, is submerged in his social relationships.
Page 74 - Sociology (in the sense in which this highly ambiguous word is used here) is a science concerning itself with the interpretive understanding of social action and thereby with a causal explanation of its course and consequenses. We shall speak of "action...
Page 63 - Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!
Page 5 - Cn at certain times and places, (2) a set of universal hypotheses, such that a. the statements of both groups are reasonably well confirmed by empirical evidence, b. from the two groups of statements the sentence asserting the occurrence of event E can be logically deduced.
Page 70 - The culture of a people is an ensemble of texts, themselves ensembles which the anthropologist strains to read over the shoulders of those to whom they properly belong.
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