Emotions and Emergence in Sociology: The Critical-Realist Alternative

“…emotions are in themselves generative mechanisms with special tendencies toward action, inaction, and communication. In their most immediate effects, emotions motivate approaching or avoiding behavior.” * This is a guest blog post by Dr. Benjamin Lamb-Books. Benjamin is the author of Angry Abolitionists… Read More »Emotions and Emergence in Sociology: The Critical-Realist Alternative

Method in Comparative Political Social Science: Converging on Critical Realism?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] This is a guest blog post by Simeon J. Newman who is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Michigan with interests in political, historical and urban sociology, social… Read More »Method in Comparative Political Social Science: Converging on Critical Realism?

Environmental History, World-Ecology, and Critical Realism

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] This is a guest blog post by Alvin Camba (Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the John Hopkins University) reflecting upon his recent experience participating in the Philosophy of Social Sciences… Read More »Environmental History, World-Ecology, and Critical Realism

Incorporating Critical Realism into Research Methods Classes

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Margarita Mooney first published this blog entry on Patheos on April 17, 2016. In my upcoming webinar on critical realism and research methods, I plan to propose 2 ways to… Read More »Incorporating Critical Realism into Research Methods Classes

5 Great Articles Using Critical Realism in Social Science Research

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Margarita Mooney first published this blog entry on Patheos on April 17, 2016. This post is about my five favorite articles that explicitly use critical realism as a meta-theoretical framework. Three… Read More »5 Great Articles Using Critical Realism in Social Science Research