Practical Sociology : Postempiricism and the Reconstruction of Theory and Application
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.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 152.9 x 229.4 x 16mm | 340.2g
- 01 Dec 1995
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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.
"A very useful and insightful book." Political Studies