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    The Intellectual as Stranger: Studies in Spokespersonship.Dick Pels - 2000 - Routledge.
    The Intellectual as Stranger explores the historical association between images of the intellectual and those of the stranger, or the outsider to society. Using detailed case-studies, Pels examines the ambiguous strangerhood of political intellectuals such as Marx, Durkheim, Sorel, Freyer and Hendrik de Man.
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    The Status of the Object.Dick Pels, Kevin Hetherington & FrÈdÈric Vandenberghe - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (5-6):1-21.
    In their substantive introduction, the editors first revisit two classical sites of controversy which have offered frameworks for theorizing the interplay between materiality and sociality: reification and fetishism. Obviously, these critical vocabularies emerge as crucial sites of perplexity as soon as the ontological boundary between subjects and objects is rendered equally problematic and fluid as the epistemological boundary between the imaginary and the real. A thumbnail sketch of the history of the two discursive traditions provides an elaborate systematic framework for (...)
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    Reflexivity.Dick Pels - 2000 - Theory, Culture and Society 17 (3):1-25.
    Reflexivity, or the systematic attempt to include the spokesperson in accounts of the social world, is a magnetic signature and inherent riddle of all modern thinking about knowledge and science. Turning the narrative back upon the narrator may sharpen our critical wits about the `inescapable perspectivity' of human knowledge; but self-referential accounts may also trigger endless loops of meta-theorizing and lose track of the object itself. Negotiating the twin pitfalls of spiralling meta-reflexivity and flat naturalistic accounts, I argue for a (...)
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  4. The Intellectual as Stranger: Studies in Spokespersonship.Dick Pels - 2000 - Routledge.
    _The Intellectual as Stranger_ explores the historical association between images of the intellectual and those of the stranger, or the outsider to society. Using detailed case-studies, Pels examines the ambiguous strangerhood of political intellectuals such as Marx, Durkheim, Sorel, Freyer and Hendrik de Man.
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    Karl Mannheim and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge: Toward a New Agenda.Dick Pels - 1996 - Sociological Theory 14 (1):30-48.
    In previous decades, a regrettable divorce has arisen between two currents of theorizing and research about knowledge and science: the Mannheimian and Wittgensteinian traditions. The radical impulse of the new social studies of science in the early 1970s was initiated not by followers of Mannheim, but by Wittgensteinians such as Kuhn, Bloor, and Collins. This paper inquires whether this Wittgensteinian program is not presently running into difficulties that might be resolved to some extent by reverting to a more traditional and (...)
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    Knowledge Politics and Anti-Politics: Toward a Critical Appraisal of Bourdieu's Concept of Intellectual Autonomy. [REVIEW]Dick Pels - 1995 - Theory and Society 24 (1):79-104.
  7. The Dark Side of Socialism: Hendrik de Man and the Fascist Temptation.Dick Pels - 1993 - History of the Human Sciences 6 (2):75-95.
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    Privileged Nomads: On the Strangeness of Intellectuals and the Intellectuality of Strangers.Dick Pels - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (1):63-86.
    This article explores some aspects of the long-standing metaphoric conjunction between the images of the intellectual and that of the stranger in the history of social thought . Recently, this conjunction has re-emerged in the self-complimentary image of the `exilic' or `nomadic' intellectual, who is torn between identities and transgresses cultural and linguistic traditions . The article offers a critical appraisal of the intellectualist presumption lurking behind such self-identifications, and raises the issue of intellectual spokespersonship in the novel conditions of (...)
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    Karl Mannheim and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge: Toward.Dick Pels - 1996 - Sociological Theory 14 (1):30-48.
  10. Reviews : Johan Heilbron, The Rise of Social Theory. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995.Dick Pels - 1996 - History of the Human Sciences 9 (1):113-121.
  11. Review Articles : Have We Never Been Modern? Towards a Demontage of Latour's Modern Constitution: B. Latour, We Have Never Been Modern. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.Dick Pels - 1995 - History of the Human Sciences 8 (3):129-141.
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    Unhastening Science: Temporal Demarcations in the `Social Triangle'.Dick Pels - 2003 - European Journal of Social Theory 6 (2):209-231.
    What is so special about science? Taking up the old epistemological challenge, this article seeks to rephrase the question of scientific autonomy beyond conventional essentialist criteria of demarcation between science and society. The specificity of science is primarily sought in its studied `lack of haste', its socially sanctioned withdrawal from the swift pace of everyday life and from `faster' cultures such a politics and business. This `unhastened' quality defines science's peculiar delaying tactics, which systematically slow down and objectify ordinary conversations, (...)
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    Treason of the Intellectuals: Paul de Man and Hendrik de Man.Dick Pels - 1991 - Theory, Culture and Society 8 (1):21-56.
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    The Proletarian as Stranger.Dick Pels - 1998 - History of the Human Sciences 11 (1):49-72.
    This paper argues that the Marxist theory of the proletariat in many ways projects a romanticized self-description or 'false shadow' of its revolutionary spokesmen, and hence more proximately describes the missionary complex and Bohemian life-style of marginalized political intellectuals than a 'really existing' working class. This 'mistaken iden tity play' between spokespersons and their favourite sociological con stituency, which is already alluded to in various historical left-wing and right-wing 'farewells to the proletariat', is more systematically criti cized in recent reassessments (...)
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  15. Heilbron's Comte.Dick Pels - 1996 - History of the Human Sciences 9 (2):161-163.
  16. Een politiek van onzekerheid.Dick Pels - 2005 - Krisis 6 (3):52-61.
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  17. Liberale Asymmetrie.Dick Pels - 1995 - Krisis 58 (maart):16-20.
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    Privileged Nomads.Dick Pels - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (1):63-86.
    This article explores some aspects of the long-standing metaphoric conjunction between the images of the intellectual and that of the stranger in the history of social thought. Recently, this conjunction has re-emerged in the self-complimentary image of the `exilic' or `nomadic' intellectual, who is torn between identities and transgresses cultural and linguistic traditions. The article offers a critical appraisal of the intellectualist presumption lurking behind such self-identifications, and raises the issue of intellectual spokespersonship in the novel conditions of a postmodern (...)
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  19. Burgers En Vreemdelingen Opstellen Over Filosofie En Politiek.Dick Pels & Gerard de Vries (eds.) - 1994 - Amsterdam: Van Gennep.
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  20. David Owen Foucault, Habermas and the Claims of Reason 119.Charles Turner & Dick Pels - forthcoming - History of the Human Sciences.
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    Fascism and the Primacy of the Political.Dick Pels - 1998 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 1998 (110):39-70.
  22. Hollands Debat.Dick Pels - 1988 - Krisis 32:36-49.
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    Carmen — or the Invention of a New Feminine Myth.Dick Pels & Aya Crébas - 1988 - Theory, Culture and Society 5 (4):579-610.
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    Mixing Metaphors: Politics or Economics of Knowledge? [REVIEW]Dick Pels - 1997 - Theory and Society 26 (5):685-717.
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    Everyday Essentialism: Social Inertia and the 'Munchhausen Effect'.Dick Pels - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (5-6):69-89.
    This article takes up the challenge posed by ANT's principle of radical symmetry in a different way, by developing a counterargument to the Latourian presumption that social and symbolic constructions are in themselves too fragile and weak to effectively knit together the social order which needs ballasting by a myriad of technological objects. It is argued that social orders are also maintained by self-fulfilling prophecies which are stabilized by the reality effect of what is called `everyday essentialism'. Social facts are (...)
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    Missionary Sociology Between Left and Right: A Critical Introduction to Mannheim.Dick Pels - 1993 - Theory, Culture and Society 10 (3):45-68.
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    Indifference or Critical Difference? Reply to Bogen.Dick Pels - 1996 - Sociological Theory 14 (2):195-198.
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    Elias and the Politics of Theory.Dick Pels - 1991 - Theory, Culture and Society 8 (2):177-183.