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Sociological objects : reconfigurations of social theory

Author: Geoff Cooper; Andrew King; Ruth Rettie
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
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This volume interrogates the changing relationship between contemporary and classical sociology and the conceptual and theoretical foundations of the discipline. In three thematic sections, the book explores the conception of sociological objects, social practice, and social theory.
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Sociological objects.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009
(OCoLC)607769938
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Cooper; Andrew King; Ruth Rettie
ISBN: 9780754672685 0754672689
OCLC Number: 244246612
Description: ix, 206 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The objects of sociology : an introduction / Geoff Cooper --
Durkheim's globality / David Inglis and Roland Robertson --
Back to the things themselves : on Simmelian objects / Olli Pyyhtinen --
Durkheim's social facts and the performative model : reconsidering the objective nature of social phenomena / Irene Rafanell --
Communities of practice vs. traditional communities : the state of sociology in a context of globalization / Anne Warfield Rawls --
Working out what Garfinkel could possibly be doing with "Durkheim's aphorism" / Michael Lynch --
Mathematical equations as Durkheimian social facts? / Christian Greiffenhagen and Wes Sharrock --
Social theory in situated practice : theoretical categories in everyday discourse / Nanna Mik-Meyer --
Appropriation, translation and the opening of theory / Anna Tsatsaroni and Geoff Cooper --
'Identity' after 'the moment of theory' / Paul du Gay --
Concluding thoughts : reconfigurations of social theory / Andrew King and Ruth Rettie.
Responsibility: edited by Geoff Cooper, Andrew King, Ruth Rettie.
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