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Sociology in Action: A Critique of Selected Conceptions of the Social Role of the Sociologist Christopher G.A. Bryant

Sociology in Action: A Critique of Selected Conceptions of the Social Role of the Sociologist

Christopher G.A. Bryant

Published May 1st 2013
ISBN : 9780415831642
Hardcover
378 pages
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This book, first published in 1976, discusses four classical paradigms for sociology - the positivism of Saint-Simon and Comte, Durkheim, Marx and Weber - and four contemporary developments or revisions of them - the sociologie active of DumazedierMoreThis book, first published in 1976, discusses four classical paradigms for sociology - the positivism of Saint-Simon and Comte, Durkheim, Marx and Weber - and four contemporary developments or revisions of them - the sociologie active of Dumazedier and his colleagues in France, sociology in Socialist Poland, the work of Dahrendorf and the new sociology of Mills and his successors. Christopher Bryant suggests that no neutral language exists in which to compare the characteristics of these different paradigms, yet highlights those features which are common to all of them.