Monthly Archives: August 2016

House, J.S., G.A. Fine, and K.S. Cook. 1995. Reply: The Promise of Sociological Social Psychology.

House, James S., Gary A. Fine, and Karen S. Cook. 1995. “Reply: The Promise of Sociological Social Psychology.” Social Psychology Quarterly 58(4): 336-338. Social psychology is necessary for understanding the link between social structure and social action, uniting macro structures with the agencies and experiences of the individual. However, worries about further fragmentation as sociological […]

House, James S. 1977. The Three Faces of Social Psychology.

House, James S. 1977. “The Three Faces of Social Psychology.” Sociometry 40(2): 161-177. Presents a “crisis” of SP marked by a division into three camps: 1) psychological SP — “individual psychological processes in relation to social stimuli using laboratory experiments” (161) ; 2) symbolic interactionism — studying “face-to-face interaction processes using naturalistic observations” (161) ; […]

Thoits, P.A. 1995. Social Psychology: The Interplay between Sociology and Psychology.

Thoits, Peggy A. 1995. “Social Psychology: The Interplay between Sociology and Psychology.” Social Forces 73(4): 1231-1243. In social psych, sociologists tend to draw more from psychology literature than vice versa – “because sociologist more often assess the degree to which status characteristics, social relationships, and structural contexts influence individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, while psychologists […]

Stryker, S. 1977. Developments in Two Social Psychologies.

Stryker, Sheldon. 1977. “Developments in ‘Two Social Psychologies’: Toward an Appreciation of Mutual Relevance. Sociometry 40(2): 145-160. Psychology and sociology have brands of social psychology, but they rarely converse with each other. Psychological SP – “psychological processes of individuals […] to understand the impact of social stimuli on individuals” (145). Sociology – explaining social interaction […]

MacKinnon, C. 1982. “Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State.”

MacKinnon, Catharine A. 1982. “Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: An Agenda for Theory.” Signs 7(3): 515-544. “Sexuality is that social process which creates, organizes, expresses, and directs desire,  creating the social beings we know as women and men, as their relations create society” (516). Class is distinctly heterosexualized – supported by gender and family […]

Engle, E. 2010. “MacKinnon and Marx.”

Engle, Eric. 2010. “MacKinnon and Marx.” Pp. 81-105 in Marxism, Liberalism, and Feminism: Leftist Legal Thought. New Delhi, India: Serials Publications. “Marx addressed neither gender nor sexual orientation discrimination in his theory of capitalism” (Neascu 2005, as on 82) — as his focus was on exploitation of man by man through commodization (especially that of […]

Marxist-Feminist Objectification Notes (site outline)

“Thus economic categories express different production relations among people and the social functions which correspond to them, or the social economic form of things. These functions or forms have a social character because they are inherent, not in things as such, but in things which are parts of a definite social environment, namely things through […]