Fuck Nuance


Journal Article

© American Sociological Association. Nuance is not a virtue of good sociological theory. Although often demanded and superficially attractive, nuance inhibits the abstraction on which good theory depends. I describe three "nuance traps" common in sociology and show why they should be avoided on grounds of principle, aesthetics, and strategy. The argument is made without prejudice to the substantive heterogeneity of the discipline.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Healy, K

Published Date

  • June 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 118 - 127

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-9558

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-2751

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0735275117709046

Citation Source

  • Scopus