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Sociological objects : reconfigurations of social theory

Author: Geoff Cooper; Andrew King; Ruth Rettie; Ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Farnham, England [u.a.] : Ashgate, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-Ausg.]View all editions and formats

What are the aims of sociology? What are its objects of study? How relevant is the classical tradition to the practice of sociology? This volume brings together scholars to consider the changing  Read more...


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Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Cooper; Andrew King; Ruth Rettie; Ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 0754672689 9780754672685
OCLC Number: 703213107
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Palo Alto, Calif. ebrary, 2009. online-Ressource.
Description: ix, 206 p.
Contents: Contents: Preface; The objects of sociology: an introduction, Geoff Cooper; Part 1 Social Things: 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. Part 2 Social Practices: 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. Part 3 Social Theories: 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: deconfigurations of social theory, Andrew King and Ruth Rettie; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Geoff Cooper, Andrew King, Ruth Rettie.


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