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New directions in sociology; essays on theory and methodology in the 21st century.

9780786463428

New directions in sociology; essays on theory and methodology in the 21st century.

Ed. by Ieva Zake and Michael DeCesare.

McFarland & Co.

2011

243 pages

$45.00

Paperback

HM585

Given the postmodern trend toward applied sociology, is sociological theory dead? Will statisticism continue to dominant analysis? In this collection of a dozen provocative essays, Zake (Rowan U., Glassboro, NJ) and DeCesare (Merrimack College, N. Andover, MA) introduce themes relating to the future of sociology. Classical and postmodern thought are mined for insights into new directions for the field, e.g, Karl Popper's 1963 critique of social sciences' shortcomings is revisited. Alternative methodologies discussed include neglected comparative-historical methods, auto-ethnography, and social inquiry through fictional stories.

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