The community on the edge

Sun 29 January 2006

There were again two shootings yesterday, one in Mattapan and other in Jamaica Plain. I was thinking about the TV news report about that and how does it shows the image of the community, and actually I found one thing interesting—the phrase “a community on the edge”. Somehow it …

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Concept of community?

Fri 23 September 2005

First of all, this is what I’ve got from a member of my dissertation committee:

What you propose so far is quite interesting, but I still do not get a clear sense of how you propose to study the Boston Miracle. The theories you review are there for explaining …

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Conflict in TPC and payment for the Miracle

Sun 28 August 2005

Reading an article from the Boston Globe (2001-11-02) “Friction among clergy members seen in partnership” I begun to think again about some totally non-scientific comments. First of them is the Honza Horálek’s comment on difference between alliance and community—whereas in the world, people organize into alliances given their …

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Two images and two hopes

Sat 27 August 2005

This is probably the most obvious conclusion from reading of all the materials about the Boston Black community (shouldn’t I use term “neighborhood” as describing just geographical proximity of its members?), but in the spirit of Len’s theorem that all sociology is either common sense or non-sense, I …

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Process

Wed 22 June 2005

The issue of analyzing for process (Strauss, Corbin, chap. 11) brings another view on whole story of the Boston miracle. What kind of process are we actually observing? What is routine, what is a reaction to unexpected and what is emerging from the process?

How does the changing image (from …

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Incompatibility between paradigms

Sat 14 May 2005

Two things. First of all, while reading (and marking up) newspaper articles about The Ten Point Coalition, I have been again shocked how much people could misunderstood world of Rev. Hammond (and tend to agree with him on this point very much). Boston Globe from 2003-09-16 reported, that gay activists …

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Kant and Living Waters

Tue 26 April 2005

While reading this morning next chapter of Carey (1989), I again hit some of my familiar spirits. I was thinking yesterday about the symbolic interactionism (the first chapter of Carey is actually a thorough explanation of the background of ideas feeding into the symbolic interactionism and similar constructivist sociological tradition …

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