I'd apologize for all of this, but if I'm willing to put it up, I must think
that its of interest to somebody, though, admittedly, it's probably
a small percentage of the population. Knock yourself out. I have a little
preamble regarding the fair use of
the documents here. There's still some work that needs to be done for some
of these in terms of citations and adapting some of the documents to
the new environment, but they should all point you in the direction that I
originally wanted to point them in. With that having been said, this is
what's here at the moment:
I'm a big Goffman fan and have a quick look at The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. There's a hint in there of something I intend to do eventually, which is reconciling his work with macrotheory.
Postmodernism has spent a lot of time tearing at the foundations of traditional models of social science. Postmodernism and Karl Marx details some of what I find distasteful about this direction in the field. I'll have the citations in place soon...sorry about the inconvenience.
The Hero and Society is about 70% book review, 30% issue analysis. Centered on Pierre Goubert's book, Louis XIV and Twenty Million Frenchmen, I examine the legacy and impact of King Louis, and point at two other works, Jean-Louis Flandrin's Families in Former Times, and George Rude's The Crowd in History, which I'd suggest adapting into a fuller understanding of the period.
Biologists hate philosophers hate historians hate biologists. I think we need them all The Correlation Between Evolution and Ethics is my attempt to put all three in a room and make them talk to each other. It's incumbent on those of us who don't study one thing single-mindedly to try to put all of these groundbreaking discoveries into a framework that allows us to live with all of this wonderful new information. I also have provided a commentary on it, which I'd suggest reading after you've read the work itself.
As you've discovered if you've been to my biographic page, I was born and raised in Long Beach, California. As a student of history, culture, and society, I'd be remiss if I didn't look at the environment that has most strongly colored my thinking. Long Beach, California: Industrialization and Deindustrialization in a Port City is that look, with a focus on the local economy. It does reflect a place in time that's a few years past at this point, but it remains relevant, to my way of thinking.
The Historiography of the Colonial Frontier is about what it sounds like, a synopsis of what historians (some historians, in any event) have done with the concept of the frontier from Turner forward to describe the world of colonial America. I'll admit in advance, though, that I cheat a little here and there and use some post-colonial work that I think helps the argument along.