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Author: Filipe Campello

Mr. K did not think it necessary to live in any particular country. He said: “I can go hungry anywhere.” One day, however, he was walking through a city that was occupied by the enemy of the country in which he was living. An officer came toward him and forced him to step down from the pavement

In: Comparative Sociology

called the “subjectifi cation” of society in private life. All this is open to a multiplicity of interpretations. A system requiring integration will favour the production of a strong and univocal belonging, while a social system already possessing a level of integration congruent with the complexity of

In: Comparative Sociology
Author: Yilmaz Esmer

its foundation civilization.”’ Thus, “civilization and culture both refer to the overall way of life of a people, and a civilization is a culture writ large. They both involve the ‘values, norms, institutions, and modes of thinking to which successive generations in a given society have attached

In: Comparative Sociology
Author: Robert Marsh

universal” of his four types of legitimacy. Th eorists at the time of Durkheim and Weber, in short, emphasized “the binding force” of tradition among people of a particular culture. More recent approaches see “rhetorical appeals to tradition and the public ideologies of traditional authority that motivate

In: Comparative Sociology

grounds of culture is how much room is given to the human potential for choice; the potential itself, however, is culturally invariant. To pursue self-chosen priorities is not only a universal potential of the human species. It is also a universal human desire, re fl ected in higher life satisfaction when

In: Comparative Sociology
Authors: Ka Lin and Eero Carroll

unproblematically). On Nordic Welfare Research: Origins and Lacunae Nordic welfare studies originally departed from population surveys and poverty studies (Christie 1976), following a tradition whereby state com- missions or committees compiled living conditions surveys on various dimensions of people’s welfare. 2

In: Comparative Sociology

, who face even worse psychological hazards (2006: 98), such as this respondent: As I was saying, the French have psychological training to face kidnapping, to face abuse, especially for women … and I, never in my life have I gone to one of those sessions, I don’t even have a vest! Respondent 7

In: Comparative Sociology
Author: Eti Boehm-Tabib

period in which settlements and organizations in Israel suffered from protracted rocket attacks. There was a direct threat to the life and property of individuals, and an extremely acute feeling of uncertainty and anxiety. Researchers generally divide crises into phases and emphasize the importance of

In: Comparative Sociology
Author: Benjamin Gregg

human rights into a community’s daily life, their institutionalization and cultural integration, must take place only in particular local contexts if individuals are to be effectively motivated: the interpretation of norms and the distri- bution of corresponding responsibilities can only be contextual

In: Comparative Sociology
Author: Scott Milligan

evidence exists suggesting that intolerance is related to the perception that a specific minority group poses a threat to the way of life of the majority (see Sullivan et al., 1982). Social identity theory explains the relationship between social background and tolerance by suggesting that inter

In: Comparative Sociology