Practical Sociology

Practical Sociology : Postempiricism and the Reconstruction of Theory and Application

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.9 x 229.4 x 16mm | 340.2g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0745614930
  • 9780745614939

Table of 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.
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"A very useful and insightful book." Political Studies
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