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The Rules of Sociological Method

The Rules of Sociological Method

And Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method

  • Author: Emile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 143911837X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim’s work into context for the twenty-first century reader. The Rules of Sociological Method represents Emile Durkheim’s manifesto for sociology. He argues forcefully for the objective, scientific, and methodological underpinnings of sociology as a discipline and establishes guiding principles for future research. The substantial new introduction by leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes explains and sets into context Durkheim’s arguments. Lukes examines the still-controversial debates about The Rules of Sociological Method’s six chapters and explains their relevance to present-day sociology. The edition also includes Durkheim’s subsequent thoughts on method in the form of articles, debates with scholars from other disciplines, and letters. The original translation has been revised and reworked in order to make Durkheim’s arguments clearer and easier to read. This is an essential resource for students and scholars hoping to deepen their understanding of one of the pioneering voices in modern sociology and twentieth-century social thought.

Realism and Sociology

Realism and Sociology

Anti-Foundationalism, Ontology and Social Research

  • Author: Justin Cruickshank
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415436854
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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In recent years, methodological debates in the social sciences have increasingly focused on issues relating to epistemology. Realism and Sociology makes an original contribution to the debate, charting a middle ground between postmodernism and positivism. Critics often hold that realism tries to assume some definitive account of reality. Against this it is argued throughout the book that realism can combine a strong definition of social reality with an anti-foundational approach to knowledge. The position of realist anti-foundationalism that is argued for is developed and defended via the use of immanent critiques. These deal primarily with post-Wittgensteinian positions that seek to define knowledge and social reality in terms of 'rule-following practices' within different 'forms of life' and 'language games'. Specifically, the argument engages with Rorty's neo-pragmatism and the structuration theory of Giddens. The philosophy of Popper is also drawn upon in a critically appreciative way. While the positions of Rorty and Giddens seek to deflate the claims of 'grand theory', albeit in different ways, they both end up with definitive claims about knowledge and reality that preclude social research. By avoiding the general deflationary approach that relies on reference to 'practices', realism is able to combine a strong social ontology with an anti-foundational epistemology, and thus act as an underlabourer for empirical research.

Das soziologische Genie und sein solides Handwerk

Das soziologische Genie und sein solides Handwerk

Studien zu Émile Durkheims Forschungsprogramm

  • Author: Hans-Peter Müller
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3658211636
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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Der Band versammelt die wichtigsten Texte von Hans-Peter Müller zu Émile Durkheim. Damit wird der Grundstein zu einer Neurezeption und Neubewertung eines der Gründerväter der Soziologie gelegt. Der Inhalt Einführung: „Études durkheimiennes“ Émile Durkheim: Der Soziologe und sein Werk Émile Durkheims Forschungsprogramm Differenzierung und Integration: Arbeitsteilung und Solidarität Soziologischer Kantianismus: Die Physik der Sitten und des Rechts Émile Durkheims Moraltheorie Religions- und Erkenntnistheorie als Kultursoziologie Die Moralpolitik des Individualismus Émile Durkheims Vision einer „gerechten Gesellschaft“ Gesellschaftliche Moral und individuelle Lebensführung. Ein Vergleich von Émile Durkheim und Max Weber Die Zielgruppen Forschende, Dozierende und Studierende der Soziologie, Ethnographie, Politik-, Geschichts-, Erziehungs- und Kulturwissenschaften. Der Autor Dr. Hans-Peter Müller ist Professor für Allgemeine Soziologie an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und Mitherausgeber des Berliner Journal für Soziologie.

Conceptualizing Relational Sociology

Conceptualizing Relational Sociology

Ontological and Theoretical Issues

  • Author: C. Powell,F. Dépelteau
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113734265X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Edited by François Depelteau and Christopher Powell, this volume and its companion, Applying Relational Sociology: Networks, Relations, addresses fundamental questions about what relational sociology is and how it works.

Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory

Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory

  • Author: Gerard Delanty
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780203086476
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 422
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This innovative publication maps out the broad and interdisciplinary field of contemporary European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social thought in the broadest sense of the term. This volume surveys the classical heritage, the major national traditions and the fate of social theory in a post-national and post-disciplinary era. It also identifies what is distinctive about European social theory in terms of themes and traditions. It is divided into five parts: disciplinary traditions, national traditions, major schools, key themes and the reception of European social theory in American and Asia. Thirty-five contributors from nineteen countries across Europe, Russia, the Americas and Asian Pacific have been commissioned to utilize the most up-to-date research available to provide a critical, international analysis of their area of expertise. Overall, this is an indispensable book for students, teachers and researchers in sociology, cultural studies, politics, philosophy and human geography and will set the tone for future research in the social sciences.

Current Perspectives in Social Theory

Current Perspectives in Social Theory

  • Author: Scott G. McNall,Gary N. Howe
  • Publisher: Jai Pr
  • ISBN: 9781559386944
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: 292
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Current Perspectives in Social Theory presents essays on the major issues in contemporary theoretical work in sociology, providing both a critical overview of the development of major debates and original formulations by specialists working in various fields. Emphasis is put upon the presentation of new developments in special areas. Intended to cover the discipline as a whole, Current Perspectives in Social Theory seeks to maintain a balance between the general and the particular by dividing each volume into two parts, the first consisting of field statements by recognized academics in major areas of sociology, the second consisting of pieces focused on more detailed theoretical issues.

Durkheim, Bernard and Epistemology (Routledge Revivals)

Durkheim, Bernard and Epistemology (Routledge Revivals)

  • Author: Paul Q. Hirst
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136875719
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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This title, first published in 1975, contains two complimentary studies by Paul Q. Hirst: the first based on Claude Bernard’s theory of scientific knowledge, and the second concerning Emile Durkheim’s attempt to provide a philosophical foundation for a scientific sociology in The Rules of Sociological Method. The author’s primary concern is to answer the question: is Durkheim’s theory of knowledge logically consistent and philosophically viable? His principal conclusion is that the epistemology developed in the Rules is an impossible one and that its inherent contradictions are proof that sociology as it is commonly understood can never be a scientific discipline.

International Journal of Contemporary Sociology

International Journal of Contemporary Sociology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social sciences
  • Page: N.A
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Sociological Theory in the Classical Era

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era

Text and Readings

  • Author: Laura Desfor Edles,Scott Appelrouth
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 1412975646
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 428
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This book is a hybrid of text and readings, providing both original, major writings of sociology's key classical theorists and a theoretical and historical framework, written by Edles/Applerouth, with which to better understand the readings. This is a major difference from the traditiional reader which can leave students unmotivated when readings are thrown at them one after another with no interpretive guidance or analytical framework. Features/Benefits: - Text plus readings in a "hybrid form". The text will provides the interpretive and analytical guidance necessary to interpret the readings. It includes a 30 page introduction (Ch.1) , 8 - 14 page introductions in each chapter, 1 - 2 page article introductions, and a 10 -15 page conclusion at the end of the book. - 'Theoretical Orientation Diagrams' and 'Core Concepts Diagrams' provide students a meanse to fit the theorist under study into the broader universe of social theory. - 'Significant Others' boxes provide information and biographies on theorists who may have followed and derived much of their own perspective from the major theorists featured in each chapter. - Discussion questions at the ends of chapters. New to this Edition: - At least 7 new 'Significant Others' boxes. - Each chapter updated with new examples. - New readings added to Weber, Marx, and Durkheim chapters. - New chronological order for readings where possible (where not possible - i.e. it does not fit the logical thematic to do so there will be an explanation in the introduction as to why the readings are ordered the way they are).

Emile Durkheim and the reformation of sociology

Emile Durkheim and the reformation of sociology

  • Author: Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 156
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Bürgerrechte und soziale Klassen

Bürgerrechte und soziale Klassen

zur Soziologie des Wohlfahrtsstaates

  • Author: Thomas Humphrey Marshall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783593346601
  • Category:
  • Page: 202
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Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory

Classical Statements

  • Author: David Ashley,David Michael Orenstein
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: 9780205271573
  • Category: Sociologie - Méthodologie - Histoire
  • Page: 554
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New edition of a text that focuses on how social theory is the result of individuals who were products of their eras and places. Following a few introductory chapters, each chapter is built around one of the primary theorists in the discipline: Emile Durkheim, Herbert Spencer, Hegel, Marx, Weber, Fr

Sociological Perspectives on Law: Contemporary debates

Sociological Perspectives on Law: Contemporary debates

  • Author: Roger B. M. Cotterrell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780754621287
  • Category: Retssociologi
  • Page: 476
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What does it mean to adopt a sociological perspective on law? Treating law as an aspect of social life, part of a larger social environment, the aim is to understand the environment and law's place within it systematically and empirically. The papers in these two volumes reflect the variety of these sociological perspectives and have been carefully selected from the wide range of literature currently available.

The new Blackwell companion to social theory

The new Blackwell companion to social theory

  • Author: Bryan S. Turner
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 618
  • View: 4560
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"The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory" builds on the success of "The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory," second edition (2000) providing a comprehensive guide to the principal traditions of social theory, whilst also exploring critical contemporary issues and engaging sociology with other major areas of the social sciences. Bringing together leading scholars from various branches of social theory, this authoritative new collection covers areas from classical sociology to actor network theory and structuralism to the sociology of the body. The book also emphasizes certain key areas of sociology which have had an important impact in shaping the discipline as a whole, such as feminist social theory, economic sociology, and the sociology of religion. The "New Companion" argues for a restoration and invigoration of the role of social theory in contemporary sociology, if the discipline is to remain dynamic, critical and relevant.

Philosophical Inquiry

Philosophical Inquiry

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: N.A
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Pure and applied sociological theory

Pure and applied sociological theory

problems and issues

  • Author: Calvin J. Larson
  • Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
  • ISBN: 9780030553486
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 172
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Calendar

Calendar

  • Author: London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Universities and colleges
  • Page: N.A
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Der Selbstmord

Der Selbstmord

e. Erzählung

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 81
  • View: 5314
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New Rules of Sociological Method

New Rules of Sociological Method

A Positive Critique of Interpretative Sociologies

  • Author: Anthony Giddens
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804722261
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 186
  • View: 7435
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This new edition of a standard work?used as a text throughout the world?has been thoroughly re-edited and revised. In it Giddens tells how he believes social theory should be constructed and conducted and offers a critique of schools of social thought that continues to occupy a place in contemporary debates.