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This is a deliberately loose thread of discussion where everybody is welcome to add authors, schools and approaches that are arguably contributing in meaningful ways to the renewal and avancement of contemporary social theory. Ideas and references wanted!
Both the social geography and cultural geography have lead to social phenomenon of ethical group, human being on the space as per their surrounding atmosphere permit and their differentiation in the related space. But what are different between these school of thought
My research question is: How do young offenders experience and understand case management? In many ways this lends itself to a phenomenological approach, but I do not share this worldview. Critical realism is more apt in this regard, but it seems to be used to support studies with an explanatory purpose. The issue of 'causation' is confusing to me in critical realism.
At this stage, I am taking a dialectical pragmatist (Johnson 2011, 2012) stance informed by: pragmatism-of-the-middle philosophy (Johnson and Onwuegbuzie 2004; Johnson, Onwuegbuzie and Turner 2007); critical theory; and weak social constructionism (i.e. realist ontology | relativist epistemology).
In discussions with an academic colleague whom I have e mailed the same question to I am writing a paper on the application of critical realism and poststructuralism, specifically Derrida's concept of deconstruction and Roy Bhaskar's ontological domains of the empirical, the actual, and the real to my Ph.D. topic which relates to the conscious apprehension of fantasy and the role it plays in female viewers' encounters with fictional media characters within the context of the post-network television show, Riverdale. Part of the assessment is to discuss the ontological and/or epistemological components of both theories. Ontologically, poststructuralism is related to idealism and critical realism is related to materialism. In discussions critical realism and poststructuralism were said to have the same epistemologies, that of social constructivism.
Based on my reading around the topic I am confused by how critical realism’s epistemology is social constructivism as O’Mahoney and Vincent (2014) write that ‘entities provide critical realists with a more sophisticated and nuanced representation of social reality which is in stark contrast to flatter empiricist or constructionist approaches.’
Another book chapter I found states that critical realists believe that social constructionism is too superficial, unrealistic and anthropocentric.
They appear to be positioning critical realism in contrast to social constructivism –
QUESTION: Can anyone explain how this makes the epistemology of critical realism social constructivist based on this evidence? If it is not social constructivism/constructionism what is it?
I am looking for good pleas for macro-foundations (or similar intuitions with different terminology) in social science, especially ones that are made explicitly in reaction to the micro-foundations literature. With many thanks in advance for your suggestions!
I look forward for your suggestions and recommendations for the report writing style in critical ethnography. Kindly further highlight its difference from ethnographic study.
Does anyone know of any studies or experiences of how to build critical mass on social media platforms? What methods and theories did they use to help them tackle this task?
Goffman (1967) defines face as " the positive social value a person effectively claims for himself by the line others assume he has taken during a particular contact.’’( Goffman 1967, p. 5). Brown and Levinson (1978;1987) believe that ‘face’ is ‘public self-image’ which is invested, maintained , lost or enhanced emotionally and must be paid attention to in everyday interaction constantly.
According to these definitions of face, how politicians save face.
Your contribution is highly appreciated in advance.