What is a method? Richard Swedberg on different uses of the term method in sociology. Method is most commonly used as a means to an end, but methods are never a-theoretical. Often overlooked: the heuristic method https://t.co/qsMW49sNU1
Some sociologists think they're scientists, some think they're not; some think it's good we're in one discipline, some don't. Maybe a downside of this division is that to avoid conflict we don't study and debate the question, a détente that hinders understanding. Just an idea.
How Weber's power travels: This piece - from 1977 in @sociologyjnl - starts off by listing how other influential authors (from Parsons over Bendix to Blau) have translated Weber's definition of power. It painstakingly lists the variances in these translations:
Check out this special issue on Practices of Ethnographic Research, edited by our network members Andrea Ploder and @JulianHamann1. It contributes from a practice perspective to methodological reflexivity and social studies of social sciences: https://t.co/FNQ8FUTTXa
On techniques and strategies of theorizing: This paper describes general patterns of theorizing that can be found in the work of Bourdieu, Luhmann and Habermas: theory construction by comparing different theories' "solutions" to a "problem" [German] https://t.co/hHZpcVjdwU