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The Resource Restoring the Classic in Sociology : Traditions, Texts and the Canon, by Alan R. How

Restoring the Classic in Sociology : Traditions, Texts and the Canon, by Alan R. How

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Restoring the Classic in Sociology : Traditions, Texts and the Canon
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Restoring the Classic in Sociology
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Traditions, Texts and the Canon
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by Alan R. How
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eng
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"This book is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the role of 'the classic' in sociology. In terms of both breadth and depth, Alan How has done a brilliant job in providing an inclusive, undogmatic, and inspiring account of the multiple ways in which key intellectual traditions and canons have shaped, and continue to shape, paradigmatic developments in contemporary sociological analysis."--Simon Susen, City University, UK 'This lively and engaging book moves from an exploration of the question of sociology's current response to its "classics" and the idea of a sociological "canon" to a broader defence of a hermeneutic approach to tradition in social thought and in modern societies.' - William Outhwaite, Newcastle University, UK This book examines the way sociology has eliminated the importance of the past, history, and tradition in favour of the transience of the present. The role of the classic text in sociology has produced criticism that the ideas of Weber, Marx and Durkheim are now ideologically dubious and sociologically irrelevant. Challenging this view, the author criticises such notions as de-traditionalization, structuration and postmodernism, emphasizing instead the relevance of habit, re-traditionalization, and social integration across time. Demonstrating that classical sociology continues to be highly relevant to cutting-edge debates in the contemporary social sciences, he revisits the Habermas-Gadamer debate to argue that tradition is the ground of the classic, and the classic something that must prove itself anew in subsequent situations. He uses the work of Durkheim, Simmel and Weber to illustrate this process. Drawing on Archer's account of structure and agency, he makes a parallel distinction between 'classic' and 'canon', allowing us to appreciate the separate qualities of each. This major contribution to the field is essential reading for scholars and students of sociology and social theory. Alan R. How is Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester, UK
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How, Alan R
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301.01
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H61
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non fiction
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  • Social sciences
  • Philosophy and social sciences
  • Critical theory
  • Hermeneutics
  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
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Restoring the Classic in Sociology : Traditions, Texts and the Canon, by Alan R. How
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Contents
Introduction -- Part I -- Chapter 1. The Issue: The Sense of an Ending -- Part II. The Wider Context: The Past, the Classic, and the Identity of Sociology -- Chapter 2. In Pursuit of Identity: Fragmentation, Conflict and Crisis -- Chapter 3. On the Antipathy of Sociology to the Past -- Chapter 4. Contested Identity: Sociology in Postmodern Times -- Chapter 5. Rethinking Tradition -- Part III. Hermeneutics, Tradition, Classic and Canon -- Chapter 6. The Hermeneutic Approach -- Chapter 7. Hermeneutics, Tradition and the Classic Text -- Chapter 8. Canons and Their Discontents
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1 online resource (VI, 260 pages)
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9781349583485
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rdamedia
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10.1057/978-1-349-58348-5
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Restoring the Classic in Sociology : Traditions, Texts and the Canon, by Alan R. How
Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I -- Chapter 1. The Issue: The Sense of an Ending -- Part II. The Wider Context: The Past, the Classic, and the Identity of Sociology -- Chapter 2. In Pursuit of Identity: Fragmentation, Conflict and Crisis -- Chapter 3. On the Antipathy of Sociology to the Past -- Chapter 4. Contested Identity: Sociology in Postmodern Times -- Chapter 5. Rethinking Tradition -- Part III. Hermeneutics, Tradition, Classic and Canon -- Chapter 6. The Hermeneutic Approach -- Chapter 7. Hermeneutics, Tradition and the Classic Text -- Chapter 8. Canons and Their Discontents
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unknown
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1 online resource (VI, 260 pages)
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multiple file formats
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online
Isbn
9781349583485
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-349-58348-5
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online resource
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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  • SPR953142521
  • ocn953142521

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