Contributions to L'Année Sociologique

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439119891

Category: History

Page: 544

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These reviews, notices, and introductory sections by a major figure in intellectual history represent more than a decade of effort to define and clarify a new form of scientific investigation. Together, they offer a suggestive new picture of Emile Durkheim as "Scholarch" of the "French School" and master of a whole school of social thought. For fifteen years, Emile Durkheim worked on the journal L'Annee Sociologique—selecting, editing, writing, and shaping the goals and methods of the "French School" of sociology. Now, Durkheim's own contributions to L'Annee are available in English. Classified and explained by Durkheim scholar Yash Nandan, this useful collection clarifies the role of L'Annee Sociologique in the development of scientific sociology; the position of L'Annee in the body of Durkheim's own work and the development of Durkheim's ideas; the importance and function of Durkheim's categories of sociological data; Durkheim's view of contemporaries, including Simmel, Westermarck, Tarde, Glotz, and Steinmetz; the exchange of ideas between historians and the L'Annee group; and the reasons for L'Annee's reputation as a unique publication in the history of sociology. Professor Nandan has organized this material according to Durkheim's own classification system, with major sections on the concepts and methodologies of general, juridic, and moral sociology, criminal sociology, and the statistics on morals. Subdivisions treat issues in law, suicide, social, political, and domestic organization, juridic and moral systems, the social contexts of crime, the sociology of knowledge, political sociology, social history, and historical sociology.
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Scientific Controversies

A Socio-Historical Perspective on the Advancement of Science

Author: Dominique Raynaud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351491806

Category: Science

Page: 320

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In Scientific Controversies, Dominque Raynaud shows how organized debates in the sciences help us establish or verify our knowledge of the world. If debates focus on form, scientific controversies are akin to public debates that can be understood within the framework of theories of conflict. If they focus on content, then such controversies have to do with a specific activity and address the nature of science itself. Understanding the major focus of a scientific controversy is a first step toward understanding these debates and assessing their merits.Controversies of unique socio-historic context, disciplines, and characteristics are examined: Pasteur's germ theory and Pouchet's theory of spontaneous generation; vitalism advocated at Montpellier versus experimental medicine in Paris; the science of optics about the propagation of visual rays; the origins of relativism (the Duhem-Quine problem). Touching on the work of Boudon, Popper, and others, Raynaud puts forward an incrementalist theory about the advancement of science through scientific controversies.The debates Raynaud has selected share in common their pivotal importance to the history of the sciences. By understanding the role of controversy, we better understand the functioning of science and the stakes of the contemporary scientific debates.
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E-Government Success around the World: Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations

Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations

Author: Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466641746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 467

View: 4922

While some e-government projects fail to deliver the expected benefits due to numerous technical, organizational, institutional, and contextual factors, information technology continues to be utilized by international governments to achieve countless benefits. E-Government Success around the World: Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations presents the latest findings in the area of e-government success. Written for academics and professionals, this book aims to improve the understanding of e-government success factors and cultural contexts in the field of governmental information technologies in various disciplines such as political science, public administration, information and communication sciences, and sociology.
Posted in Business & Economics

Social Thought from Lore to Science

Author: Harry Elmer Barnes,Howard Paul Becker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: 1178

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Posted in Sociology

French Sociology

Author: Johan Heilbron

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501701169

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2964

French Sociology offers a uniquely comprehensive view of the oldest and still one of the most vibrant national traditions in sociology. Johan Heilbron covers the development of sociology in France from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century through the discipline's expansion in the late twentieth century, tracing the careers of figures from Auguste Comte to Pierre Bourdieu. Presenting fresh interpretations of how renowned thinkers such as Émile Durkheim and his collaborators defined the contours and content of the discipline and contributed to intellectual renewals in a wide range of other human sciences, Heilbron's sophisticated book is both an innovative sociological study and a major reference work in the history of the social sciences. Heilbron recounts the halting process by which sociology evolved from a new and improbable science into a legitimate academic discipline. Having entered the academic field at the end of the nineteenth century, sociology developed along two separate tracks: one in the Faculty of Letters, engendering an enduring dependence on philosophy and the humanities, the other in research institutes outside of the university, in which sociology evolved within and across more specialized research areas. Distinguishing different dynamics and various cycles of change, Heilbron portrays the ways in which individuals and groups maneuvered within this changing structure, seizing opportunities as they arose. French Sociology vividly depicts the promises and pitfalls of a discipline that up to this day remains one of the most interdisciplinary endeavors among the human sciences in France.
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French Intellectual Nobility

Institutional and Symbolic Transformations in the Post-Sartrian Era

Author: Niilo Kauppi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791431436

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 7358

The first study to examine the conditions that led to the production of theories like "structuralism" and "poststructuralism."
Posted in Social Science

A Critical Dictionary of Sociology

Author: Raymond Boudon,Francois Bourricaud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134978995

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

View: 1586

Unlike most other sociology or social science dictionaries, in this translation of the Critical Dictionary of Sociology, taken from the second French edition of the Dictionary and edited by the English sociologist Peter Hamilton, the critical value of this distinctive work is at last made available for a wider audience. Each entry grapples directly with an issue, whether theoretical, epistemological, philosophical, political or empirical, and provides a strong statement of what the authors think about it. The discussions are considered but argumentative. By reaffirming that a non-marxist style of critique is still possible, Boudon and Bourricaud have presented a distinctive approach to the key issues which confront the societies of the Twentieth and Twenty-First centuries. For some this work will be a textbook, for others an indispensable sourcebook of sociological concepts, and for most a way of opening our eyes to new dimensions in our understanding of the great ideas and theories of sociology.
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Sociologie de la Connaissance

Author: Jacques Jérôme Pierre Maquet

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1951, 1974 printing.


Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 4833

Posted in Social Science

Geographical Indications and International Agricultural Trade

The Challenge for Asia

Author: L. Augustin-Jean,H. Ilbert,N. Saavedra-Rivano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

View: 3472

Food safety concerns have boosted the Asian demand for quality food in general and products of geographical indications in particular. This book shows how Asian countries are empowering regions and enterprises involved in differentiation strategies, and the effects that this regulation can have.
Posted in Business & Economics

Fashionable Nonsense

Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science

Author: Alan Sokal,Jean Bricmont

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466862408

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 5387

In 1996 physicist Alan Sokal published an essay in Social Text--an influential academic journal of cultural studies--touting the deep similarities between quantum gravitational theory and postmodern philosophy. Soon thereafter, the essay was revealed as a brilliant parody, a catalog of nonsense written in the cutting-edge but impenetrable lingo of postmodern theorists. The event sparked a furious debate in academic circles and made the headlines of newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. Now in Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science, Sokal and his fellow physicist Jean Bricmont expand from where the hoax left off. In a delightfully witty and clear voice, the two thoughtfully and thoroughly dismantle the pseudo-scientific writings of some of the most fashionable French and American intellectuals. More generally, they challenge the widespread notion that scientific theories are mere "narrations" or social constructions.
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La sociologie durkheimienne

tradition et actualité : à Philippe Besnard in memoriam

Author: Giovanni Busino

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782600009416

Category: Durkheimian school of sociology

Page: 410

View: 5084

Posted in Durkheimian school of sociology

Industrial sociology

work in the French tradition

Author: Michael Rose,Claude Durand

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 3628

In Industrial Sociology, members of the French school of la sociologie du travail look back on the development of the discipline and analyse the main issues and debates which have characterized it. Defining industrial sociology in the broadest sense, to include the sociology of work and economic sociology, the book examines the contributions of a wide range of scholars such as Georges Friedmann and Alain Touraine. The intellectual development of the discipline, the political context in which this development took place and the tensions between different conceptions of sociology are also discussed. This new translation, edited with a substantial introduction by Michael Rose, makes more accessible the work of this important and pioneering tradition.
Posted in Business & Economics

France and Women, 1789-1914

Gender, Society and Politics

Author: James McMillan,Professor James F Mcmillan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134589573

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1397

France and Women, 1789-1914 is the first book to offer an authoritative account of women's history throughout the nineteenth century. James McMillan, author of the seminal work Housewife or Harlot, offers a major reinterpretation of the French past in relation to gender throughout these tumultuous decades of revolution and war. This book provides a challenging discussion of the factors which made French political culture so profoundly sexist and in particular, it shows that many of the myths about progress and emancipation associated with modernisation and the coming of mass politics do not stand up to close scrutiny. It also reveals the conservative nature of the republican left and of the ingrained belief throughout french society that women should remain within the domestic sphere. James McMillan considers the role played by French men and women in the politics, culture and society of their country throughout the 1800s.
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Les trois cultures

entre science et littérature, l'avènement de la sociologie

Author: Wolf Lepenies

Publisher: Les Editions de la MSH

ISBN: 9782735103447

Category: Literature and society

Page: 408

View: 3282

Posted in Literature and society