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Interrogating the Social

A Critical Sociology for the 21st Century

  • Fuyuki Kurasawa

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About this book

Introduction

This book brings together a collection of work from emerging and established scholars who have put forth a vision of what critical sociology is and what it could be in the early decades of the 21st century. Pushing beyond the theoretical outlines of sociological critique, the authors demonstrate how critical sociology is practiced through conceptual innovation and empirical analyses interweaving the themes of society, power, and culture.

Interrogating the Social reinvents the project of critical sociology in two ways: by reflecting upon society as an object of inquiry; and by questioning the existing social order’s self-evident character and exclusionary effects. In doing so, it answers three related questions: How should social relations and interactions be re-thought today? What new institutional and discursive configurations of power are emerging? How do we make sense of contemporary cultural performances and movements

This edited collection is suited to

a wide and diverse audience across the disciplines of sociology, political science, social and political theory, and cultural studies.

Keywords

Critical sociology Scientific analysis Normative critique Cultural sociology Pragmatism Normative Theory of Urban Solidarity Agonal Democracy Plastinated Body

Editors and affiliations

  • Fuyuki Kurasawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyYork UniversityTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59948-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59947-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59948-9
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