Monthly Archives: October 2012

Conan the Weberian #3

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October 29, 2012 · 7:44 pm

Conan the Weberian #2

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Conan the Weberian #1

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What’s in a Name?

So we all know that one who generally follows the framework of a famous theorist usually is called some kind of -ist or something to that line. People who tend to view things from the framework set up by Karl Marx are called Marxists. If someone makes arguments that follow in the framework of Emile Durkheim or Max Weber they are said to be Durkheimian or Weberian respectively.

What about other theorists? Well I have decided to make up some -ists of my own for theorists I haven’t heard used in this way before.

 

Peter Berger – Bergermeisters

Erving Goffman –Goffmaniacs

Bruno Latour – The Grand Latours

Richard Sennett – Sennettors

 

Sometimes groups  are defined more by what they are against that what they are for. So those who oppose the cultural analysis of Pierre Bourdieu might be called Bourdon’ts.

 

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I just read Chapters 3-5 of Esping-Andersen’s “The Three World’s of Welfare Capitalism” and this was my reaction after he gave a long explanation as to why quantitative methods will not answer any of the important questions, and why they will always oversimplify the complex historical motions that create/change the welfare state. He then proceeds to do a quantitative analysis and conclude that we really can’t know much more until we have better methods of statistical analyses or a magic stat machine that will do it for us.

 

I know this is supposed to be a joke blog, but sometimes its just good to vent.

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October 9, 2012 · 11:06 pm

Warning: Graphic Depiction of Death

 

 

…PS: If you couldn’t tell yet I’m taking a Demography class this quarter.

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I canine’t resist a pun.

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October 5, 2012 · 12:49 am