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The decomposition of sociology

Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Horowitz's powerful book discusses the decline of sociology as an academic discipline. He shows how sociologists have become more and more involved in ideological critiques of modern society and, in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Louis Horowitz
ISBN: 0195092562 9780195092561
OCLC Number: 32132220
Description: 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The decomposition of sociology. 1. The decomposition of sociology. --
2. Disenthralling sociology. --
3. Sociology and subjectivity. --
4. Fascism, communism, and social theory. --
5. From socialism to sociology. --
6. Scientific access and political constraints. --
7. Public choice and the sociological imagination. --
8. Social contexts and cultural canons. --
II. The reconstruction of social science. 9. Reconstructing the social sciences. --
10. Human life, political domination, and social science. --
11. Policy research in a post-sociological environment. --
12. Prediction and paradox in society. --
13. Freedom, planning, and the moral order. --
14. Social disputations and moral implications. --
15. Social science and the great tradition. --
16. Social science as the third culture.
Responsibility: Irving Louis Horowitz.

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