Advances in Sociological Knowledge: Over half a Century by Nikolai Genov (auth.), Nikolai Genov (eds.) PDF

By Nikolai Genov (auth.), Nikolai Genov (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9783663092155

ISBN-10: 3810040126

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Das englischsprachige Buch zieht eine Bilanz der widersprüchlichen intellektuellen Entwicklung der Soziologie über ein halbes Jahrhundert. Die Disziplin braucht diese Aufarbeitung der eigenen Erfahrung, um mit den neuen sozialen und kognitiven Herausforderungen fertig zu werden.

The e-book takes inventory of the in components contradictory highbrow develoments in sociology of the prior 50 years. This reckoning with the sociological event is critical as a way to take care of new social and cognitive challenges.

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Simply to be relevant to our eontem- The Global Shifi and its Consequences for Sociology 35 poraries, we could hardly avoid engaging with global issues in recent years. But the global shift means something more; it involves actual advances in our thinking about society. There are no guarantees for advances in knowledge and understanding. Sociologists have not always sustained Simmel 's strategic vision for the discipline. When his ideas were recycled mid-century to buttress ideas of community integration or conceptions of social interaction that excluded considerations of the wider society there were even retreats.

Roland Robertson pioneered it with papers in the 1980s employing globalisation within a theorisation of the 'entire world' to refer to inexorable trends to its 'unicity' (Robertson 1992: 14, 26). For Robertson it was cultural aspects of modernity that were most salient in this process, but for Anthony Giddens ( 1990) technological advance and economic development motivated the linking of distant parts of the globe that constituted globalisation. He thus prepared for a significant input into the Third Way politics of American New Democrats and British New Labour that centred on globalisation and modernisation, free markets and welfare reform.

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