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French Sociology

French Sociology

  • Author: Johan Heilbron
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501701169
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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French Sociology offers a uniquely comprehensive view of the oldest and still one of the most vibrant national traditions in sociology. Johan Heilbron covers the development of sociology in France from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century through the discipline's expansion in the late twentieth century, tracing the careers of figures from Auguste Comte to Pierre Bourdieu. Presenting fresh interpretations of how renowned thinkers such as Émile Durkheim and his collaborators defined the contours and content of the discipline and contributed to intellectual renewals in a wide range of other human sciences, Heilbron's sophisticated book is both an innovative sociological study and a major reference work in the history of the social sciences. Heilbron recounts the halting process by which sociology evolved from a new and improbable science into a legitimate academic discipline. Having entered the academic field at the end of the nineteenth century, sociology developed along two separate tracks: one in the Faculty of Letters, engendering an enduring dependence on philosophy and the humanities, the other in research institutes outside of the university, in which sociology evolved within and across more specialized research areas. Distinguishing different dynamics and various cycles of change, Heilbron portrays the ways in which individuals and groups maneuvered within this changing structure, seizing opportunities as they arose. French Sociology vividly depicts the promises and pitfalls of a discipline that up to this day remains one of the most interdisciplinary endeavors among the human sciences in France.

Bourdieu in Question

Bourdieu in Question

New Directions in French Sociology of Art

  • Author: Jeffrey A. Halley,Daglind E. Sonolet
  • Publisher: International Studies in Socio
  • ISBN: 9789004310056
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
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In Bourdieu in Question: New Directions in French Sociology of Art, Jeffrey A. Halley and Daglind E. Sonolet offer an account of the very lively Francophone debates over Pierre Bourdieu's work in the domain of the arts and culture.

A Sociology of the Total Organization

A Sociology of the Total Organization

Atomistic Unity in the French Foreign Legion

  • Author: Mikaela Sundberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317186605
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Examining the organization of everyday life inside the regiments of the French Foreign Legion, this book takes its theoretical point of departure in the notion of the voluntary total organization; that is to say, an institution that constitutes a geographically delimited place of residence and work in which inmates are voluntarily separated from the outside world, leading an enclosed, formally administered life. Informed by a modified version of Goffman's original concept of the total institution, A Sociology of the Total Organization untangles the Foreign Legion and the ways in which different kinds of social orders interplay there. With a focus on regimental life, the author characterizes the armed forces not only as a total organization, but also as a greedy one, seeking undivided loyalty and the incorporation of all social roles within its bounds. Against this understanding, the book draws on rich ethnographic work to develop the notion of atomistic unity, the ideal relational condition that exists in the military, in which individuals commit to a unit and articulate ties with individuals on an impersonal basis, grounded in the belief in a greater whole. A detailed and empirically grounded study of the mechanisms in which the Foreign Legion not only cuts members' ties to people outside the organization, but also restricts the creation and maintenance of ties among its members, this book shows how atomistic unity is not limited to greedy organizations such as the military, but applies to a variety of collectivist settings. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and anthropology with interests in military life, social relations, social theory and the work of Goffman.

Sociology through Relation

Sociology through Relation

Theoretical Assessments from the French Tradition

  • Author: Christian Papilloud
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319650734
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 271
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This book delivers a top-down understanding of relation as a macro-phenomenon in society. This understanding rests on the reconstruction of an ongoing debate in the French tradition about the purpose of a relational perspective in sociology and the social sciences. Christian Papilloud analyzes the cardinal steps of this debate, which historically relate to the concept of solidarity, expressing an ideal of social cohesion through relationships between personal and non-personal actors. In social theory, it is well-known that solidarity refers to Emile Durkheim. But little is known about the controversies generated in relation to the purpose of a relational perspective in sociology. Papilloud reconstructs and follows the most important of these controversies in a comparative perspective, beginning with Emile Durkheim and Gaston Richard on solidarity, Richard and Marcel Mauss on sacrifice and magic, Mauss and Pierre Bourdieu on gift and social positions, Bourdieu and Bruno Latour on the objects of exchanges and institutions, and Latour and Durkheim on reciprocity and control. These comparisons give shape to a theoretical framework for a 'sociology through relation.

Culture and Power

Culture and Power

The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu

  • Author: David Swartz
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022616165X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 342
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Pierre Bourdieu is one of the world's most important social theorists and is also one of the great empirical researchers in contemporary sociology. However, reading Bourdieu can be difficult for those not familiar with the French cultural context, and until now a comprehensive introduction to Bourdieu's oeuvre has not been available. David Swartz focuses on a central theme in Bourdieu's work—the complex relationship between culture and power—and explains that sociology for Bourdieu is a mode of political intervention. Swartz clarifies Bourdieu's difficult concepts, noting where they have been misinterpreted by critics and where they have fallen short in resolving important analytical issues. The book also shows how Bourdieu has synthesized his theory of practices and symbolic power from Durkheim, Marx, and Weber, and how his work was influenced by Sartre, Levi-Strauss, and Althusser. Culture and Power is the first book to offer both a sympathetic and critical examination of Bourdieu's work and it will be invaluable to social scientists as well as to a broader audience in the humanities.

Body & Soul

Body & Soul

Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer

  • Author: Loïc J. D. Wacquant
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195305620
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 274
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In the late 1980s Wacquant, a white, French-born, French and American sociology graduate student, entered the Woodlawn gym on 63rd Street in Chicago and began training as a boxer. This text invites us to follow Wacquant's immersion into the everyday world of Chicago's boxers.

Peasants Into Frenchmen

Peasants Into Frenchmen

The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914

  • Author: Eugen Weber
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804710139
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 615
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France achieved national unity much later than is commonly supposed. For a hundred years and more after the Revolution, millions of peasants lived on as if in a timeless world, their existence little different from that of the generations before them. The author of this lively, often witty, and always provocative work traces how France underwent a veritable crisis of civilization in the early years of the French Republic as traditional attitudes and practices crumbled under the forces of modernization. Local roads and railways were the decisive factors, bringing hitherto remote and inaccessible regions into easy contact with markets and major centers of the modern world. The products of industry rendered many peasant skills useless, and the expanding school system taught not only the language of the dominant culture but its values as well, among them patriotism. By 1914, France had finally become La Patrie in fact as it had so long been in name.

Bourdieu in Question: New Directions in French Sociology of Art

Bourdieu in Question: New Directions in French Sociology of Art

  • Author: Jeffrey Halley
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004356711
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 476
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An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology

An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology

  • Author: Pierre Bourdieu,Loïc J. D. Wacquant
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226067414
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 332
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Over the last three decades, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has produced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social theory and research of the post war era. Yet, despite the influence of his work, no single introduction to his wide-ranging oeuvre is available. This book, intended for an English-speaking audience, offers a systematic and accessible overview, providing interpretive keys to the internal logic of Bourdieu's work by explicating thematic and methodological principles underlying his work. The structure of Bourdieu's theory of knowledge, practice, and society is first dissected by Loic Wacquant; he then collaborates with Bourdieu in a dialogue in which they discuss central concepts of Bourdieu's work, confront the main objections and criticisms his work has met, and outline Bourdieu's views of the relation of sociology to philosophy, economics, history, and politics. The final section captures Bourdieu in action in the seminar room as he addresses the topic of how to practice the craft of reflexive sociology. Throughout, they stress Bourdieu's emphasis on reflexivity—his inclusion of a theory of intellectual practice as an integral component of a theory of society—and on method—particularly his manner of posing problems that permits a transfer of knowledge from one area of inquiry into another. Amplified by notes and an extensive bibliography, this synthetic view is essential reading for both students and advanced scholars.

The Nature of Sociology

The Nature of Sociology

  • Author: Marcel Mauss
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1571816593
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 93
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Translation of two works: Sociologie, first published in 1901 in La grande encyclopedie; and, Divisions et proportions des divisions de la sociologie, first published in 1927.

Sacred Revolutions

Sacred Revolutions

Durkheim and the Collège de Sociologie

  • Author: Michèle H. Richman
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9781452905761
  • Category:
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Quality Services and Experiences in Hospitality and Tourism

Quality Services and Experiences in Hospitality and Tourism

  • Author: Liping A. Cai,Pooya Alaedini
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787563839
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
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This book offers conceptual discourse, empirical evidence, application of existing and emerging theories, and implication of practical findings. It discusses the perspectives of both providers and recipients of quality services across a wide spectrum of hospitality and tourism sectors.

Howard S. Becker

Howard S. Becker

Sociology and Music in the Chicago School

  • Author: Jean Peneff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429885571
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 102
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Who is Howard S. Becker? This book traces his career, examining his work and contributions to the field of sociology. Themes covered include Becker’s theoretical conceptualizations, approaches, teaching style, and positioning in the intellectual milieu. Translated from French by sociologist Robert Dingwall, the English edition benefits from an editorial introduction and additional referencing, as well as a new foreword by Becker himself.

The Sociological Domain

The Sociological Domain

The Durkheimians and the Founding of French Sociology

  • Author: Philippe Besnard
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521238762
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 308
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Emile Durkheim, one of the founding fathers of sociology, has been the subject of many studies. But this book is the first to introduce the individual and collective work of his colleagues and disciples who formed with him the 'French school of sociology'. Such an association of talented scholars was a unique event in the history of sociology and a decisive landmark in the development of the discipline. In this book, examination of the texts of the Durkheimians is combined with analysis of the social and intellectual group attempted to create a new social science. In this respect, the present book is also instructive about the birth and institutionalisation of academic disciplines in general. But studying the work of the Durkheimians goes beyond historical research; the Durkeimians can still offer lessons in the exploration of the territory of sociology, an area in which so much virgin land remains unmapped.

An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

The Practice of Theory

  • Author: Richard Harker,Cheleen Mahar,Chris Wilkes
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349211346
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 247
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Pierre Bourdieu has been making a distinguished contribution to European sociology for the past 25 years. He is Professor of Sociology at the Collge de France in Paris and author of many influential books including, most recently, Distinction and Homo Academicus, which have both been translated into English. This book serves to introduce this important body of work to the Anglo-American world. In a cross-disciplinary collaboration Richard Harker, Cheleen Mahar and Chris Wilkes provide the reader with the necessary tools to understand this complex and rewarding body of French sociology. Post modernist sociology has already been influenced by the French theorist Foucault; it is likely that the generation to come will be reading Bourdieu.

French Sociology

French Sociology

Rupture and Renewal Since 1968

  • Author: Charles C. Lemert
  • Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231046985
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 445
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Made in France

Made in France

Studies in Popular Music

  • Author: Gérôme Guibert,Catherine Rudent
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317645707
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 300
  • View: 5986
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Made in France: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary French popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of French popular music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in France. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music in France, followed by essays that are organized into thematic sections: The Mutations of French Popular Music during the 30 glorieuses; Politicizing Popular Music; Assimilation, Appropriation, French Specificity; and From Digital Stakes to Cultural Heritage: The French Touch.

Rethinking Comparative Cultural Sociology

Rethinking Comparative Cultural Sociology

Repertoires of Evaluation in France and the United States

  • Author: Michèle Lamont,Laurent Thévenot
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521787949
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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This book provides a powerful new theoretical framework for understanding cross-national cultural differences. Researchers from France and America present eight comparative case studies to demonstrate how the people of these two different cultures mobilize national "repertoires of evaluation" to make judgments about politics, economics, morals and aesthetics. This approach goes beyond essentialist models of national character to compare varying attitudes on topics ranging from racism and sexual harrassment to identity politics, publishing, journalism, the arts and the environment. The book will appeal to sociologists, political scientists and anthropologists alike.