Barrington Moore's scientific contributions

Citations

... Andreas Wimmer (2013) provides an elaborate synthesis of theories of ethnic boundary making, with which he aims to provide a comparative analytic of how and why ethnicity matters to different degrees and in different forms in different societies, situations and periods. This synthesis also infuses "a good dose of Bourdieusian sociology into the study of ethnic boundaries" (Wimmer 2013, 4), which comprises the fact that actors act strategically in specific social fields and are predisposed by the habitus they possess (Bourdieu 1984). The analytical framework outlined by Wimmer "assumes that the boundary-making strategies pursued by individuals will depend on institutional incentives, their position in hierarchies of economic, political and symbolic power, and their existing social networks" (Wimmer 2013, 208). ...