This critical volume explores the meaning of sociology and sociological knowledge in light of the recent growth and institutionalization of the discipline. A stellar group of international authors powerfully identify, question, and transform key assumptions in sociology. Leading us through the challenges faced by sociology, and the possible strategies for addressing them in the future, the book includes discussion of key issues such as: globalization; development; social policy; and inequality.
About the Author
Devorah Kalekin-Fishman teaches Sociology at the University of Haifa.
Ann Denis teaches Sociology at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Foreseeable Future of Sociology - Devorah Kalekin-Fishman and Ann DenisPART I: THEORIZING SOCIOLOGY: FROM PAST TO FUTUREChapter 2: Recent Changes in Sociology - Michel WieviorkaChapter 3: On Inter-Human Space - Piotr SztompkaChapter 4: From Modernity to Globality - Devorah Kalekin-FishmanChapter 5: Integrating the Analysis of Complex Inequalities and Globalization into the Heart of Social Theory Using Complexity Theory - Sylvia WalbyPART II: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGEChapter 6: Beyond Three Constitutive Ideas of Classical Sociology - Globalization, Post-Modernity and Reflexivity - Emilio Lamo de EspinosaChapter 7: The Shape of Sociology - Looking at the History of our Present - Elisa P. ReisChapter 8: Dimensions of World-Making - Thoughts from the Caspian Sea - Dennis SmithPART III: FOCUS ON CONCEPTSChapter 9: Identity in the Global Age - Hegemony, Resistance and Social Transformation - Lauren LangmanChapter 10: Community as Social Metaphor - The Need for a Genealogy of Social Collectivities - Michael HumphreyChapter 11: Professions and Professionalism - Perspectives from the Sociology of Professional Groups - Julia EvettsPART IV: UNCONSCIOUS AND CONSCIOUS DIFFERENTIATION IN SOCIOLOGYChapter 12: Sociology's Narratives of Global Change - Raewyn ConnellChapter 13: A Plea for a More Interpretive, More Empirical and More Historical Sociology - Gabriele RosenthalChapter 14: Post-Soviet Sociology as a Pattern of 'Another Sociology' - Larissa TitarenkoPART V: UNRESOLVED CHALLENGESChapter 15: Including Sociological Practice - A Global Perspective and the US Case - Jan Marie FritzChapter 16: A Cultural Transformation - The Design of Alienation in the Guise of Creativity - Pirkkoliisa AhponenChapter 17: 'Bystander Sociology' and the Sonderbehandlung of the Social - Marvin ProsonoChapter 18: Precarious Disciplinary Intersections and Inconvenient Truths - Susan A. Mc DanielChapter 19: Policy-Driven Research, Audit Culture, and Power - Transforming Sociological Practices in the Philippines - Emma PorioPART VI: LOOKING AHEADChapter 20: Sociology in the 21st Century - Embracing Complexity, Diversity and a Global Perspective - Ann Denis