Topics in Quantitative Sociology
Fall 2020 ENSAE
How does collective mobilization take shape? We focus on this question to examine how sociologists deal with issues of temporality, sequence, archival data and explanation of social change.
Abbott, 1988, ST, "Transcending general linear reality"
Abell, 2009, SMR, "A Case for Cases: Comparative narratives in sociological explanation"
Griffin, 1993, AJS, "Narrative, event structure analysis, and causal interpretation in historical sociology"
Case-studies for reading, presentation and commentary
Stovel, 2001, SF, “Local Sequential Patterns: The Structure of Lynching in the Deep South, 1882–1930” [PRES]
Makovi & al., 2016, SS, “The Course of Law: State Intervention in Southern Lynch Mob Violence 1882-1930” [PRES]
Commentaries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Case-studies for written reviews
Fourcade & Babb, 2002, AJS, “The Rebirth of the Liberal Creed: Paths to Neoliberalism in Four Countries” [REV, REV]
Schifeling, 2013, AJS, “Defense against recession: U.S. business mobilization, 1950 to 1970” [REV]
Vaisey & Lizardo, 2016, Socius, “Cultural fragmentation or acquired dispositions: A new approach to accounting for patterns of cultural change”
Wimmer, 2015, ESR, “Nation building: A long-term perspective and global analysis” [REV, REV]