His case studies are structuralizing
nostalgia in Akanland: the "House of Israel" in Ghana, online spiritual volition: the "Internet Jews" of Cameroon, and political revivalism as religious practice: the "Children of Ephraim" in India.
That is, the constitution of Haitian society is the by-product of the structuralizing
and differentiating effects of the Vodou ethic and the spirit of communism, via the subsistence agricultural mode of production (what sociologist Jean Casimir calls the counter plantation system), commerce, the Kreyol language, ideology (Vodou), and its ideological apparatuses, Lakous (Vodou family compounds), peristyles (Vodou temples), communal living (communism), etc.
The main theoretical contribution of this article lies in the elaboration of this paradox, which reflects the structuralizing
power of world cultural models.
Among various relationship analysis methods, the SNA method has recently been used by researchers to analyze the relationship among individuals within a certain group by treating those individuals as nodes and structuralizing
message content into links (Hu & Racherla, 2008).
The dialectic of the modern state consists of its double character: on the one hand, limiting individual instances of violence by imposing a monopolizing sovereignty and using this monopoly on physical force (Weber 1980, 29, 516), which has been recognized as legitimate to protect its citizens publicly and privately from physical violence committed by third parties; but on the other hand, simultaneously using this duality to realize the proclamation of universality to secure particular economic interests--using abstract political equality to manifest actual economic inequality--thus structuralizing
power relationships (cf.
I suggest that the challenge of the theory I'm proposing is precisely that the insights it offers are sufficiently disturbing to render the appeal of structuralizing
approaches do (indeed any attempt to analyse culture as an artefact) is to privilege certain moments of change over others such that some changes change nothing, while others are shifts, breaks, transitions or transformations.
The above properties are particularly suitable for structuralizing
the complexity in FMS scheduling.