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Title Details:
Sociological theories in the 21st century
Other Titles: Links to the classics and reviews
Authors: Nagopoulos, Nikolaos
Subject: LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > SOCIOLOGY > SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > ETHICS > FUNDAMENTAL ETHICAL TERMS AND PRINCIPLES > ACTIONS
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > ETHICS > FUNDAMENTAL ETHICAL TERMS AND PRINCIPLES > CONSCIENCE
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > ETHICS > FUNDAMENTAL ETHICAL TERMS AND PRINCIPLES > VALUES
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > PHILOSOPHY > BASIC PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS > KNOWLEDGE
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > PHILOSOPHY > BASIC PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS > RATIONALITY
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > PHILOSOPHY > PHILOSOPHICAL DISCIPLINES (EXCEPT ETHICS) > EPISTEMOLOGY
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > PHILOSOPHY > PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS > CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY > PHENOMENOLOGY
Keywords:
Sociological theory
Sociology of knowledge
Social meaning
Description:
Abstract:
The book deals with the content of modern sociological theories and in particular theories and research findings that emerged during the transition to the 21st century, at a time that seems to be the beginning of an increasing complexity of social problems. It is also a period in which sociological theory faces the challenges of a multifaceted reality with new explanatory and interpretive tools, maintaining on the one hand the connection with the classics, and on the other hand trying to understand and intervene scientifically in socially differentiated environments from those corresponding to the historical development of classical sociological theories. In particular, most of the new Sociological theories challenge, as discussed in the book, sociological monism and extend to multi-paradigmatic sociological references and, moreover, develop comparative theoretical models based mainly on the historicity and diversity of cultural patterns. The starting point of these theories, as well as their extension to the postmodern is the Weberian tradition and the subjectively implied performance of social meaning, as well as the rise and importance of the hermeneutic passage in linguistic-symbolic meaningful acts and intentions of social actors according to action plans that they have devised themselves. This starting point led to discontinuities and ruptures with the classical reading of the objective world, as well as to the development of New Historical Sociology, Social Phenomenology, as well as to new versions of Social Constructivism and the Sociology of Knowledge. In general, these approaches particularly emphasize the historical variability of symbolic social structures by criticizing structuralism. Finally, the book explores the possibilities of "conversation" between sociological trends and the cognitive sciences, as well as Sociobiology.
Linguistic Editors: Kioseoglou, Nerina
Graphic Editors: Bozionelos, Gavriil
Type: Undergraduate textbook
Creation Date: 2022
Item Details:
ISBN 978-618-5667-09-2
License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-40
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8433
Bibliographic Reference: Nagopoulos, N. (2022). Sociological theories in the 21st century [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. https://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-40
Language: Greek
Consists of:
1. The revision of sociological theory, beyond sociological monism. The social structure as a guide of action in the classical sociological tradition and the rise of interpretability (hermeneutics)
2. Connections and disconnections with classical sociology. Emancipation, demarcations and upheavals. Epigonic searches and reviews on the effectiveness of values and cultural patterns
3. Sociological theory and rationality. The ethical consequences of institutionalized criteria. The unfulfilled goals of modernity and the value aspects of rationality
4. Cultural - historical aspects of modernity under sociological analysis. Anti-foundation tendencies, multi-paradigmatic sociology and comparative theoretical models
5. The Weberian tradition at the forefront of late modernity. Sociology as a science of the reality of a shattered world, a combination of meanings and multiple modernities
6. Interconnection and theories of complexity
7. Reducing theories and unifying explanatory models. Sociobiology, cognitive sciences and mind sciences. In which way are relationships connected with Sociology
8. Neo-Institutionalism and the sociology of organizations
9. Neo-Humanism in Sociology: Transnational Identities, Collective Memory and Intercultural Culture
10. Sociology and the postmodern situation. The fluid modernity
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions