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    Abductive Analysis: Theorizing Qualitative Research.Iddo Tavory & Stefan Timmermans - 2014 - University of Chicago Press.
    In _Abductive Analysis_, Iddo Tavory and Stefan Timmermans provide a new navigational map for constructing empirically based generalizations in qualitative research. They outline an accessible way to think about observations, methods, and theories that nurtures theory-formation without locking it into predefined conceptual boxes. The authors view research as continually moving back and forth between a set of observations and theoretical generalizations. To craft theory is to then pitch one’s observations in relation to other potential cases, both within and without one’s (...)
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  2. Theory Construction in Qualitative Research.Stefan Timmermans & Iddo Tavory - 2012 - Sociological Theory 30 (3):167-186.
    A critical pathway for conceptual innovation in the social is the construction of theoretical ideas based on empirical data. Grounded theory has become a leading approach promising the construction of novel theories. Yet grounded theory-based theoretical innovation has been scarce in part because of its commitment to let theories emerge inductively rather than imposing analytic frameworks a priori. We note, along with a long philosophical tradition, that induction does not logically lead to novel theoretical insights. Drawing from the theory of (...)
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    Between Situations: Anticipation, Rhythms, and the Theory of Interaction.Iddo Tavory - 2018 - Sociological Theory 36 (2):117-133.
    This article pushes interactionist sociology forward. It does so by drawing out the implications of a simple idea, that to understand the situation—the mise en scene of interactionist theory—we must understand it in relation not only to past-induced habits of thought and action but to future situations anticipated in interaction. Focusing especially on the rhythmic nature of situations, the paper then argues that such a recalibration both unsettles core tenets of interactionism and helps solve some problems in the sociology of (...)
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    Disruption and the Theory of the Interaction Order.Iddo Tavory & Gary Alan Fine - 2020 - Theory and Society 49 (3):365-385.
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    The Question of Moral Action: A Formalist Position.Iddo Tavory - 2011 - Sociological Theory 29 (4):272 - 293.
    This article develops a research position that allows cultural sociologists to compare morality across sociohistorical cases. In order to do so, the article suggests focusing analytic attention on actions that fulfill the following criteria: (a) actions that define the actor as a certain kind of socially recognized person, both within and across fields; (b) actions that actors experience—or that they expect others to perceive—as defining the actor both intersituationally and to a greater extent than other available definitions of self; and (...)
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    A Theory of Resonance.Terence E. McDonnell, Christopher A. Bail & Iddo Tavory - 2017 - Sociological Theory 35 (1):1-14.
    The metaphor of resonance often describes the fit between a message and an audience’s worldviews. Yet scholars have largely ignored the cognitive processes audiences use to interpret messages and interactions that determine why certain messages and other cultural objects appeal to some but not others. Drawing on pragmatism, we argue that resonance occurs as cultural objects help people puzzle through practical challenges they face or construct. We discuss how cognitive distance and the process of emotional reasoning shape the likelihood of (...)
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    Molds and Totems.Colin Jerolmack & Iddo Tavory - 2014 - Sociological Theory 32 (1):64-77.
    The role of nonhumans in social life has recently generated significant scholarly interest. The two main paradigms for explaining the sociological significance of nonhumans are constructivism and actor-network theory. We propose a pragmatist synthesis inspired by George Herbert Mead, demonstrating how interactions with nonhumans help constitute the social self—that is, the identity one constructs by imaginatively looking upon oneself as others would. Drawing upon observations of humans interacting with objects, animals, and nature, we identify two complementary ways that nonhumans organize (...)
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    Experiential Careers: The Routinization and de-Routinization of Religious Life.Iddo Tavory & Daniel Winchester - 2012 - Theory and Society 41 (4):351-373.
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    Of Yarmulkes and Categories: Delegating Boundaries and the Phenomenology of Interactional Expectation. [REVIEW]Iddo Tavory - 2010 - Theory and Society 39 (1):49-68.
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    Racist Encounters: A Pragmatist Semiotic Analysis of Interaction.Stefan Timmermans & Iddo Tavory - 2020 - Sociological Theory 38 (4):295-317.
    Complementing discourse-analytic approaches, we develop C. S. Peirce’s semiotic theory to analyze how racism is enacted and countered in everyday interactions. We examine how the semiotic structure of racist encounters depends on acts of signification that can be deflected and that take shape in the ways actors negotiate interactions in situ. After outlining the semiotic apparatus Peirce pioneered, we trace the dynamic processes of generalization and specification in recorded racist encounters as specific forms of semiotic upshifting and downshifting. We demonstrate (...)
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    Patterns of Engagement: Identities and Social Movement Organizations in Finland and Malawi.Eeva Luhtakallio & Iddo Tavory - 2018 - Theory and Society 47 (2):151-174.
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    The Situations of Culture: Humor and the Limits of Measurability.Iddo Tavory - 2014 - Theory and Society 43 (3-4):275-289.
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    Sex Work and the Construction of Intimacies: Meanings and Work Pragmatics in Rural Malawi.Iddo Tavory & Michelle Poulin - 2012 - Theory and Society 41 (3):211-231.
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    Entanglements of Experience: Sketch for a Sociological Phenomenology of Nature.Iddo Tavory - forthcoming - Theory and Society.
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    Causality and the Cognitive.Iddo Tavory - 2016 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 46 (1):27-31.
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