Practical Sociology: Postempiricism and the Reconstruction of Theory and Application

Practical Sociology: Postempiricism and the Reconstruction of Theory and Application

By: Christopher Bryant (author)Paperback

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This book offers a new analysis of some basic issues in sociology and social theory, arguing that the social sciencs can, and should, play a major practical role in modern social life.

Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction: Theory, Metatheory and Discourse. 2. Concept Formation: Contest and Reconstruction. 3. The Constitution of Society: Agency and Structure. 4. Values in Social Science: Decisions, Justifications and Communities. 5. Models of Applied Social Science: Engineering, Enlightenment, Interaction and Dialogue. 6. Conclusion: Impossible and Possible Sociology. Notes. References. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745614939
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780745614939
  • weight: 348
  • ISBN10: 0745614930

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