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sociability

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

Social activity and interaction existing for its own sake, called by the German sociologist Georg Simmel the ‘play-form’ of interaction that has no necessary outcome or results. Pure...

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sociable

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 79 words.

XVI. — F. sociable or L. sociābilis, f. sociāre unite, ASSOCIATE; see -ABLE.

So sociability XV. social

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Sociability

Daniel Gordon.

in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 6638 words.

One of the key concepts in Enlightenment thought, sociability refers to the capacity of human beings to live peacefully without

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sociability

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

Social activity and interaction existing for its own sake, called by the German sociologist Georg Simmel the ‘play-form’ of interaction that has no necessary outcome or results. Pure...

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Sociability

Paul Sagar.

in The Opinion of Mankind

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 18856 words.

This chapter examines David Hume's science of man as yielding a science of human sociability, placing his writings in opposition to Thomas Hobbes's theory of human nature and his...

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sociability

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 55 words.

Any form of social interaction in which people become involved solely for its own sake. For example, having a drink with a friend in the sports club bar. Although pursued for the sake of...

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Sociability

Pierre‐Yves Beaurepaire.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Social and Cultural History. 7252 words.

The last century of the Ancien Régime brought new departures in sociability, akin to those in the circulation of free, direct, and useful information. Contemporaries sought to create...

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sociable <i>adj</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 9 words.

m ˈso:sɪˌabǝl, -sɪǝbǝl

sp sociable6

> insociable

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plant sociability

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

In the description and analysis of plant communities, a measure of the distribution pattern and organization of a species. The Zurich–Montpellier phytosociological scheme uses a 5-point...

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Sociability, Charity, and Leisure

Katherine Pickering Antonova.

in An Ordinary Marriage

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 12907 words.

This chapter examines a realm of Natalia’s work and pleasures that are more traditionally understood as belonging to women at this time, and discusses how what seems to a modern reader to...

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Sleep and Sociability

Sasha Handley.

in Sleep in Early Modern England

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 13693 words.

This chapter discusses Thomas Turner's observation that unusual bedtimes and sleeping environments interrupted habitual routines and bodily sensations that were essential for a good night's...

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Sociability in Social Research

Regina F. Bendix, Kilian Bizer and Dorothy Noyes.

in Sustaining Interdisciplinary Collaboration

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 7000 words.

This chapter considers the research project as a temporary, liminal community, always at risk of dispersal from external incentives and internal frustrations. Participant commitment can be...

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Reading and Sociability

Abigail Williams.

in The Social Life of Books

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 10527 words.

This chapter shows how the social history of the book was closely linked to other practices—to ideas about sociability, conventions of visiting, use of leisure time, nature of domestic...

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Civility and Sociability

Peter Borsay.

in The English Urban Renaissance

April 1991; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 11209 words.

This chapter describes the Urban Renaissance not as a movement built solely on self-interest and social emulation but in terms of its nobler, uplifting aspects, seeking to foster man's...

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A Sociable Moment

Colleen Reardon.

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Opera; Musicology and Music History. 320 pages.

This is the first book to trace the rise of opera in Siena and its patronage, production, and performance during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It seeks to amend the view...

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sociability

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 80 words.

Social activity and interaction existing for its own sake, called by the German sociologist Georg *Simmel the ‘play-form’ of

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sociability

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 160 words.

A central concept in Georg Simmel's formal sociology, which refers to any form of social interaction that exists primarily

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sociable

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 123 words.

These two words relate to different meanings of society, and should not normally get in each other’s way. Social

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sociable

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 123 words.

These two words relate to different meanings of society, and should not normally get in each other's way. Social

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Trust, Sociability, and Stock Market Participation*

Dimitris Georgarakos and Giacomo Pasini.

in Review of Finance

October 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Law; Financial Institutions and Services; Financial Markets. 12647 words.

This article investigates the importance of both trust and sociability for stock market participation and for differences in stockholding across Europe. We estimate significant effects for...

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Public Spaces, Knowledge, and Sociability

Brian Cowan.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Social and Cultural History. 8150 words.

The concept of sociability was introduced as an analytic term by the German sociologist Georg Simmel. Sociability has figured prominently in recent histories of consumer society and...

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