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  Subjects -> SOCIOLOGY (Total: 375 journals)
Epos : Genealogias, Subjetivaçãoes e Violências     Open Access  
Espacio Abierto     Open Access  
Espiral     Open Access  
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access  
Estudios Rurales     Open Access   (1 follower)
Estudios sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas     Open Access  
Estudios Sociologicos     Open Access   (1 follower)
Ethnicities     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Ethnologies     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
European Societies     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (21 followers)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Extensão Rural     Open Access   (2 followers)
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (5 followers)
Forum Sociológico     Open Access  
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
GEMS : Gender, Education, Music, and Society     Open Access  
Gender and Behaviour     Full-text available via subscription   (8 followers)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (5 followers)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (2 followers)
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Grounded Theory Review : an International Journal     Open Access   (3 followers)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Health Sociology Review     Full-text available via subscription   (11 followers)
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (8 followers)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (12 followers)
Hispania     Partially Free   (3 followers)
Hospitality & Society     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Human and Social Studies : Research and Practice     Open Access   (1 follower)
Human Architecture : Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge     Open Access   (3 followers)
Human Factors in Information Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (91 followers)
Human Figurations : Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition     Open Access  
Humanity & Society     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
IFE Psychologia : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History     Open Access   (2 followers)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (101 followers)
İnsan & Toplum Dergisi     Open Access  
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access  
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (7 followers)
International Journal of Developing Societies     Open Access   (3 followers)
International Journal of Japanese Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
International Journal of Research in Sociology and Social Anthropology     Open Access   (1 follower)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
International Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (12 followers)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (30 followers)
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (1 follower)
International Journal of Sustainable Society     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
International Journal of the Sociology of Language     Full-text available via subscription   (10 followers)
International Journal of the Sociology of Law     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
International Journal of Work Innovation     Hybrid Journal  
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (15 followers)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (14 followers)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
IRIS European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate     Open Access   (3 followers)
Irish Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Íslenska Thjodfélagid     Open Access   (1 follower)
Italian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Journal for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (1 follower)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (3 followers)
Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Journal of Chain-computerisation     Open Access  
Journal of Classical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (12 followers)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (12 followers)
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Journal of Ecological Anthropology     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Journal of Family Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (9 followers)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (8 followers)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Journal of humanistic counseling     Partially Free  
Journal of Humanitarian Engineering     Open Access   (1 follower)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Mathematical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Journal of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Journal of Politeness Research. Language, Behaviour, Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
Journal of Political Power     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)

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Qualitative Sociology    [30 followers]  Follow    
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 1573-7837 - ISSN (Online) 0162-0436
     Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2187 journals]   [SJR: 0.411]   [H-I: 23]
  • From Methodological Stumbles to Substantive Insights: Gaining Ethnographic
           Access in Queer Communities
    • Abstract: Abstract This article demonstrates precisely how issues of access—in this case differential access to informants and the scenes that they populate in three sites—can reveal substantive findings. In the case it features, a comparative study of small cities with growing populations of lesbian couples, actors’ disparate and place-specific sexual identities produced disparate and place-specific responses to research. Integrationist sexual identities impeded access, whereas identity-politics orientations facilitated it. The paper identifies three mechanisms via which sexual identities influenced access: directly, by shaping informants’ orientations to the research topic, and, indirectly, by influencing local networks and institutions that emerge from and reinforce local identities. By explicating one ethnographer’s path from methodological trouble to substantive insight, the article traces the utility of an expansive and flexible reflexivity that begins with but extends beyond the researcher’s identity and role. This reflexivity, the article proposes, encourages identification of substantive findings and the development of social theory, and can advance a comparative sociology of ethnographic access.
      PubDate: 2014-01-21
       
  • Winning to Learn, Learning to Win: Evaluative Frames and Practices in
           Urban Debate
    • Abstract: Abstract Sociologists of (e)valuation have devoted considerable attention to understanding differences in evaluative practices across a number of fields. Yet, little is understood about how individuals learn about and navigate multivalent valid group styles within a single setting. As a social phenomenon, many accept how central processes of evaluation are to everyday life. Accordingly, scholars have attempted to link research on evaluation to processes of inequality. Nevertheless, the sociology of evaluation only has tenuous, often implicit connections to literature on inequality and disadvantage. This article addresses these two gaps. Drawing on over two-hundred hours of ethnographic fieldwork in an urban high school debate league, twenty-seven semi-structured interviews with league judges, and archival data, we illustrate how high school policy debate judges employ evaluative frames and link them to the implementation of evaluative practices in a disadvantaged setting. We show that the cultural meanings that emerge within the evaluation process—in this case, urban uplift and competition—stem from the conflicted context in which evaluation is occurring. We also make a first step toward applying the conceptual tools within the sociology of evaluation to a disadvantaged setting, and more broadly, suggest that micro-processes of evaluation are important to the study of urban inequality.
      PubDate: 2014-01-15
       
  • Sites of Terror and the Role of Memory in Shaping Identity Among First
           Generation Descendants of the Holocaust
    • Abstract: Abstract This research explores the ways in which the transmission of memory at Nazi sites of terror influences the construction of Holocaust descendant identity. Based on a qualitative study of 50 children of Holocaust survivors who visited Nazi sites of terror in Eastern and Western Europe, the study examines the interactive nature of Holocaust memorialization and the impact of site-specific memory on Holocaust identification among children of survivors. The findings of the study reveal that, as interactive frames of social remembrance, sites of terror serve as objects of memory in which Holocaust narratives are recalled and re-experienced through an emotional engagement with the traumas of the past. The interaction at Holocaust sites thus strengthens descendant identity formation through the arousal of anxiety and fear, the evocation of feelings of sorrow and loss, and the deepening of empathic ties between children and their survivor parents. As a study of the social inheritance of traumatic memory, the research offers new insights on the relationship between memorial culture and the role of memory in shaping survivor identities
      PubDate: 2014-01-12
       
  • Collective Memory and Collective Fear: How South Africans Use the Past to
           Explain Crime
    • Abstract: Abstract The past is a resource that individuals can draw upon as they try to make sense of the world around them, and scholars have long assumed that individuals internalize and utilize collective memories in their daily lives. Yet capturing and analyzing the deployment of collective memory has proven elusive. This paper offers a novel approach for tapping whether, and how, individuals selectively draw on their collective pasts to explain the present. Analyzing interviews with young South African managers and professionals, this paper demonstrates racial variation in how respondents organically introduce the country’s apartheid past as an explanans for current crime, and suggests how these differences are related to divergent levels of commitment by blacks and whites to the South African nation-building project. In so doing, the paper offers a method for examining how individuals selectively use the past to construct, justify, and explain their present-day attitudes and behaviors. The study further highlights the importance of attending not only to what people remember, but also to how they think through and with collective representations of the past.
      PubDate: 2014-01-12
       
  • When the Methodological Shoe is on the Other Foot: African American
           Interviewer and White Interviewees
    • Abstract: Abstract Some scholars engaging in the insider/outsider debate have argued that the pairing of researcher and subjects based on racial similarity—i.e., “race matching”—is the most effective means for conducting qualitative research. Although insider/outsider status has been discussed with respect to white researchers' studies of African Americans, I explore the heretofore rarely discussed situation in which an African American is the researcher and whites are the subjects. I argue that insider status with respect to race continues to be based on a presumed connectedness linked to phenotypical characteristics—like skin color or hair texture. Yet, rather than experiencing a solely insider or outsider status, researchers and subjects experience what I call “insider moments” wherein their interests converge and they are able to share in the kinds of interactions that yield important insights. I conclude by evaluating the utility of insider/outsider status in qualitative research.
      PubDate: 2014-01-10
       
  • Divergence or Convergence in the U.S. and Brazil: Understanding Race
           Relations Through White Family Reactions to Black-White Interracial
           Couples
    • Abstract: Abstract Different approaches to race mixture in the U.S. and Brazil have led to the notion that they are polar opposites in terms of race relations. However, the end of de jure segregation in the U.S., the acknowledgement of racial inequality, and subsequent implementation of affirmative action in Brazil have called into question the extent to which these societies are vastly different. By examining race mixture as a lived reality, this study offers a novel approach to understanding racial boundaries in these two contexts. I analyze 87 interviews with individuals in black-white couples in Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro to examine the cultural repertoires and discursive traditions they draw on to understand white families’ reactions to black spouses. I find that U.S. couples employ “color-blindness” to understand opposition to Blacks marrying into the family. Brazilian couples perceive overt racism and the use of humor from white family members. Nevertheless, couples with black males experienced more hostility in both sites. In addition, white male autonomy was related to the lower hostility that black female-white male couples experienced in both societies. By examining contemporary race mixture as a lived reality, this study complicates simplistic understandings of race relations as similar or different in these two societies. Furthermore, with the increase of multiracial families in both societies, it reveals the family as an important site for redrawing and policing racial boundaries.
      PubDate: 2014-01-09
       
  • The Sympathetic State: Disaster
           Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State
    , by
           Michele Landis Dauber
    • PubDate: 2013-12-22
       
  • Objects, Words, and Bodies in Space: Bringing Materiality into Cultural
           Analysis
    • Abstract: Abstract What can actor-network theory’s approach to analyzing objects offer to cultural sociology? To answer this question we ask a more specific one: How does materiality affect people’s experience of art in a museum exhibition? Research at two museums suggests that non-human agents—object and words—interact with human bodies to choreograph the art encounter. This process works through interactions between two processes of emplacement: physical position and cognitive location. Position guides location in the process of meaning-making, a relationship mediated by three mechanisms: distance, legibility, and orientation.
      PubDate: 2013-10-30
       
  • Actor-Network Theory and the ethnographic imagination: An exercise in
           translation
    • PubDate: 2013-10-24
       
  • Translating Racial Genomics: Passages in and Beyond the Lab
    • Abstract: Abstract While qualitative studies of science have traditionally focused on sciences as bounded cultures, or cohesive communities that operate in well-defined research settings, Actor-Network Theory (ANT) helps to envision the complex processual formation of scientific associations across a diverse array of social entities and sites. Using the case of race and health disparities research in genetic science, this article explores how ANT’s emphasis on agentic symmetry, and the translation of interests between humans and nonhumans, makes visible the multiplicity of agencies and research institutes that, guided by the US federal government’s Directive No. 15, marshaled genomics to construct race as a social problem. It also examines the multiplicity of methodological strategies such an analysis entails. Here, qualitative analysis of government regulations, policy councils, funding mechanisms, scientific practices, and statements from key scientists in elite biomedical positions is used to show how it came to be that racial governance became an “obligatory passage point” for scientists, and, in a second movement, that genomics became an obligatory passage point for conceiving large-scale analysis of racial stratification. Yet, going beyond current conceptions of ANT, I consider how tracing translation in and beyond the lab can expose a third multiplicity: the multiplicity of obligatory passage points in a given network. I argue that ANT, taken to its logical end, involves study of a plurality of mutually reinforcing actors that co-constitute one another and synergistically push collective agendas.
      PubDate: 2013-10-24
       
  • Unifying and Decomposing Building Types: How to Analyze the Change of Use
           of Sacred Buildings
    • Abstract: Abstract What do churches do? What do mosques do? Constructivist sociology has usually argued that buildings do not do anything, but are enacted by users. Conversely, actor-network theory has interpreted buildings as actants that are stabilized by architect-controlled networks. In this article, I argue for a differential theory of objects, which conceives of the specific agency of different kinds of objects. Buildings can be understood as mutable immobiles, objects that are immovable and thus likely to be changed on the level of their social classification, or in architectural terms, their building type. Drawing on fieldwork in and around Berlin, Germany, I use two different kinds of change of use to show the agency of buildings as mutable immobiles. First, I show that in the case of churches that are changed to other uses, the church attempts to discursively associate the buildings to religion primarily and then uses large scale interventions to preserve the unity of the church if change of use cannot be avoided. Second, I show that in the case of factories that are turned into mosques, very small material interventions with furniture change the buildings.
      PubDate: 2013-10-20
       
  • Re-imagining Civil Society in Contemporary Urban China:
           Actor-Network-Theory and Chinese Independent Film Consumption
    • Abstract: Abstract Extending recent seminal studies that focus on networks of multiple actors in Chinese civil society instead of state-society dichotomy, this article explores independent film consumption in contemporary urban China. It shows how a collectiveentity composed of independent films, people, and discourses is assembled to become civil society, despite the continuing existence of government restrictions on independently produced films. Relying on data collected through ethnography set in the capital city of Beijing, I use the “three moves” suggested by Bruno Latour’s recent description of Actor-Network Theory (ANT) to follow the actors themselves. I first “localize the global” concept of civil society and its attendant notion of state-society relations by discussing an independently organized film festival in which I participated and observed. Second, by discussing an empirical case of DVD stores, through which independent films circulate, I “redistribute the local” by detailing the processes in which particular local sites of the retail spaces of DVDs are connected to “actants” dispatched throughout the globe. Finally, I “connect sites” by putting to work the conceptual tools provided by Latour including “connectors,” “mediators,” and “plasma.” I conclude by arguing that ANT contributes to a seemingly modest, but essential political task of preventing the hasty closure of what is to be included in the collective, as well as how the collective is to be composed. In the case I examine, ANT clears the path for the future reassembling of civil society in contemporary urban China.
      PubDate: 2013-10-20
       
  • ANT and Politics: Working in and on the World
    • Abstract: While it is possible to define ANT in a series of abstract bullet points to do so is to miss most of the point. Instead it explores and theorises the world through rich case studies. This means that, like symbolic interactionism, for ANT words are never enough: you need to practice it. In this paper we work empirically, drawing on an ANT-inflected ethnography of Norwegian salmon farming, and also dialogically. We do this because we want to show that for ANT theory is created, recreated, explored and tinkered with in particular research practices. Indeed, ANT is probably best understood as a sensibility, a set of empirical interferences in the world, a worldly practice, or a lively craft that cherishes the slow processes of knowing rather than immediately seeking results or closure. In particular it is sensible to materiality, relationality, heterogeneity, and process. At its best it understands itself as working in the world to create analytical contexts; but also on the world, to articulate and press particular contexts and their politics. As a part of this it explores the contingencies of power, generating tools to undo the inevitability of that power, while working on the assumption that other and better worlds are possible.
      PubDate: 2013-10-18
       
  • Black Boxes as Capacities for and Constraints on Action: Electoral
           Politics, Journalism, and Devices of Representation
    • Abstract: Abstract Actor-Network Theory, as a theoretical and methodological approach, is particularly insightful when applied to domains of social activity that are in flux, thus making it particularly useful for ethnographic research about unsettled socio-technical systems. Drawing from field research conducted over the last decade, this paper presents two empirical cases that reveal how ANT enables researchers to trace the associations that form the socio-technical objects of political and journalistic practice. We focus on “black-boxed” technical objects, exploring two distinct, yet complementary, analytical moments that emerged during our respective fieldwork. First, we detail the work that an electoral map performs in stabilizing networks of political representation and creating new capacities to act. We then go inside a journalistic organization to reveal a moment of breakdown when the black box of a content management system unravels and fails to do what it is seemingly supposed to do, throwing news production into a tenuous state. The paper concludes by interrogating our empirical findings through the lens of cultural practices, highlighting a few ways sociologists might need to supplement ANT-analysis with a more robust understanding of culture and symbolic belief systems.
      PubDate: 2013-10-12
       
  • Actor-Network Theory, Gabriel Tarde and the Study of an Urban Social
           Movement: The Case of Can Ricart, Barcelona
    • Abstract: Abstract This article explores the possibilities that a deeper engagement with the work of Gabriel Tarde opens for Actor-Network Theory (ANT). It argues that the combination of ANT’s methodological and analytical orientation and Tarde’s neo-monadology offers a useful framework for the study of new forms of political activism. Findings from an ethnographic project on the conflict surrounding the eviction and demolition of the Can Ricart factory in Barcelona are used to discuss: a) how ANT transforms the objects of inquiry into performative, relational entanglements (or monads); and b) how Tarde’s neo-monadology helps to re-imagine the political in ANT, moving away from the design of new parliamentary forms and towards a politics of invention. Three key moments of invention in the conflict of Can Ricart are examined: the assemblage of a new activist collective, the fabrication of the very factory the movement was trying to save, and the generation of a bifurcation in the conditions of possibility in which the conflict was taking place.
      PubDate: 2013-10-06
       
  • Beware of Allies!
    • Abstract: Abstract In science and technology studies (STS), reflexivity is not the foremost political or ethical concern that it is for some postmodernists, feminists, anthropologists, or those earnest students of Bourdieu. For us, reflexivity is a practical methodological concern. When reflexivity is raised in our scholarly communications it is, without irony, about crafting scientific communications (i.e., scholarly accounts like articles or books) reflexively. This paper therefore is an actor-network account of making reflexive actor-network accounts, specifically, in the process of writing-up qualitative research findings. It is a paper about research. It is a paper about the research process. As our empirical contribution, we report on research we previously conducted and about the subsequent steps we took toward a (publishable) way of reporting it. We are trying to honestly disclose how the process of preparing a reflexive account is more than merely a matter of cleaning-up the messiness of data, but also, and perhaps foremost, a process of finding, aligning, and occasionally distancing our accounts from our allies — in our case, actor-network theory (ANT) and reflexivity.
      PubDate: 2013-10-01
       
  • Confucius or Mozart? Community Cultural Wealth and Upward Mobility
           Among Children of Chinese Immigrants
    • Abstract: Abstract Most studies of Chinese upward mobility focus on how immigrant community institutions sustain ethnic culture to foster educational success. In contrast, I analyze how community-based music schools develop a cultural strategy to guide immigrants to pursue enrollment in prestigious colleges by utilizing high cultural capital in classical music. Chinese immigrant families take advantage of information networks in these schools to develop a bonding form of social capital that allows not only middle-class families but also working-class families to redefine the meaning of ethnicity. This is theoretically surprising, because some theory predicts that middle class status is needed to benefit from such cultural capital. Through competence in Western classical music, Asian students signify their well roundedness, an achievement that goes beyond rote learning. Chinese families pursue this musical cultural strategy to incorporate themselves into mainstream educational institutions. Research on the strategic use of nonoppositional musical culture for educational mobility suggests the limitation of segmented assimilation theory.
      PubDate: 2013-07-02
       
  • From Caregivers to Caretakers: The Impact of Family Roles on Ethnicity
           Among Children of Korean and Chinese Immigrant Families
    • Abstract: Abstract Scholars have long examined the effects of family and community on ethnicity, but they have less to say on why some children may be more receptive to the positive influences of ethnic communities than siblings within the same family. As more immigrants struggle to adapt to the needs and demands of the new global economy, many families are turning to alternative caregiving arrangements that significantly impact the long-term ethnic identities of the second generation. The article considers how adult-age children of immigrants negotiate the emotional disconnects created by these varying contexts of care depending on their individual role within the family and how it shapes their views on ethnicity and culture in their own adult lives. The study focuses in-depth on fourteen semi-structured, in-person interviews with adult-age children of Asian immigrant families in the NY-NJ metropolitan area. Depending on their social status, children of immigrants are integrated into their families: as cultural brokers expected to mediate and care for their family members, as familial dependents who rely on their parents for traditional caregiving functions, or as autonomous caretakers who grow up detached from their parents. I argue that because of their intense engagement with family, cultural brokers describe their ethnic-centered experiences as evoking feelings of reciprocated empathy, whereas on the other end, autonomous caretakers associate their parents’ ancestral culture with ethnocentric exclusion. Depending on how they are able to negotiate the cultural divide, familial dependents generally view their parents’ culture and immigrant experiences through the hierarchical lens of emulation.
      PubDate: 2013-06-21
       
  • Parkour: Adventure, Risk, and Safety in the Urban Environment
    • Abstract: Abstract Parkour is a new sport based on athletically and artistically overcoming urban obstacles (e.g., climbing up and vaulting over walls). In this paper, I position parkour as a form of urban adventurism allowing for tests of individual character. This involves what I call rites of risk and rituals of symbolic safety. Together these rites and rituals allow individuals to seek out exciting and dangerous activities while couching their risk-taking in discourses and practices that affirm the value of the self. Thus, although parkour can be dangerous, practitioners use symbolic forms of safety to give their actions meaning and emphasize their ability to handle the risks involved.
      PubDate: 2013-06-19
       
  • Seeing the Unseen: Prospective Loading and Knowledge Forms in
           Archaeological Discovery
    • Abstract: Abstract How does an object in the ground become a discovery on the ground? This paper analyzes how archaeologists produce the content and status of a discovery before it is unearthed, a phenomenon I call “prospective loading.” It includes intense social knowledge of the soil, a form of embodied knowledge that I call “dirt sense”. These forces and mechanisms do not always work together harmoniously. Qualitative data from three excavations demonstrate how deep sensory perception thrives alongside sophisticated technology, and is construed as vital to the discovery process. The case has implications for how we think about cultural knowledge in scientific work and theorize the role of nationalism and politics in archaeology.
      PubDate: 2013-06-13
       
 
 
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