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Symbolic interactionism, some critics assert, doesn’t attend to the “big picture”

I was interested to come across a blurb about symbolic interactions. The blurb refers to what are perceived as limitations of the theory: “Critics of this theory claim that symbolic interactionism neglects the macro level of social interpretation – the ‘big picture.’ In other words, symbolic interactionists may miss the larger issues of society by focusing too closely […]

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Thinking Politics: Intellectuals and Democracy in Chile, 1973-1988 (1994)

According to Thinking Politics (1994), the success of democratic transition in Chile can be credited in large part to the influence of intellectuals involved in public life. In this study, according to a blurb for Thinking Politics (1994), Jeffrey M. Puryear shows how, “with the coming of the Pinochet regime, autonomous think tanks were established […]

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“Was It Worth It?” Canadian Intervention in Afghanistan and Perceptions of Success and Failure – Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1

The article that is the topic of this post notes that Sean M. Maloney, PhD, teaches History at the Royal Military College of Canada, and has also taught extensively in its War Studies Program. He is currently the historical advisor to the Canadian Army for the war in Afghanistan. His article, “‘Was It Worth It?’ […]

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Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age (Alice E. Marwick, 2013)

Status Update (2013) addresses status and branding as it relates to social media. Alice Marwick argues in this study that the evidence indicates that with social media, things aren’t necessarily as they appear. The blurb for Status Update (2013) at the Toronto Public Library website reads: Social media technologies such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook […]

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Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part (Partha Chatterjee, 2012)

“Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part.” These words are from the preface of The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power (2012) by Partha Chatterjee. What conceptual framework drove the British to establish themselves in Long Branch? The above-noted book […]

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Canadians more attached to their country than people of any other advanced democracy on Earth: survey (Toronto Star, Dec. 7, 2013)

A Dec. 7, 2013 Toronto Start article is entitled: “Canada: It really is our home and native land.” The subhead reads: “Canadians are more attached to their country than the people of any other advanced democracy on Earth: survey.” Although the headline doesn’t reflect this theme, the article also refers to research suggesting that “the […]

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“The Fault Lines at City Hall” – article from The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG)

Vas(iliki) Bednar ‏@VassB on Twitter has written: All this #RobFord stuff is reminding me of @andcote’s @imfgtoronto piece on “The Fault Lines at City Hall” – http://bit.ly/UePsLw #TOpoli [Click on the link in previous sentence to access the article.] The article is by André Côté. About IMFG The article notes that: The Institute on Municipal Finance […]