The Palgrave Handbook of Relational Sociology Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Relational Sociology


  • Author : François Dépelteau
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2018-01-10
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 686
  • ISBN : 9783319660059

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This handbook on relational sociology covers a rapidly growing approach in the social sciences—one which is connected to the interests of a large, diverse pool of researchers across a range of disciplines. Relational sociology has been one of the key foundations of the “relational turn” in human sciences since the 1980s, and it offers a unique opportunity to redefine the basic epistemological and ontological principles of sociology as we know it. The contributors collected here aim to elucidate the complexity and the scope of this growing approach by dealing with three central questions: Where does relational sociology come from and what are its principal concerns? What are the main theoretical and methodological currents within relational sociology? What have we studied in relational sociology and what are the results?

Research Handbook on the Sociology of Organizations Book

Research Handbook on the Sociology of Organizations


  • Author : Godwyn, Mary
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2022-06-10
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781839103261

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With original contributions from leading experts in the field, this cutting-edge Research Handbook combines theoretical advancement with the newest empirical research to explore the sociology of organizations. While including the traditional study of formal, corporate business organizations, the Handbook also explores more transitory, informal grassroots organizations, such as NGOs and artist communities.

Introducing Relational Political Analysis Book

Introducing Relational Political Analysis


  • Author : Peeter Selg
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2020-09-21
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9783030487805

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This book introduces relational thinking to political analysis. Instead of merely providing an overview of possible trajectories for articulating a relational political analysis, Peeter Selg and Andreas Ventsel put forth a concrete relational theory of the political, which has implications for research methodology, culminating in a concrete method they call political form analysis. In addition, they sketch out several applications of this theory, methodology and method. They call their approach “political semiotics” and argue that it is a fruitful way of conducting research on power, governance and democracy – the core dimensions of the political – in a manner that is envisioned in numerous discussions of the “relational turn” in the social sciences. It is the first monograph that attempts to outline an approach to the political that would be relational throughout, from its meta theoretical and theoretical premises through to its methodological implications, methods and empirical applications.

The Palgrave Handbook of Institutional Ethnography Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Institutional Ethnography


  • Author : Paul C. Luken
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2020-12-15
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN : 9783030542221

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A comprehensive guide to the alternative sociology originating in the work of Dorothy E. Smith, this Handbook not only explores the basic, founding principles of institutional ethnography (IE), but also captures current developments, approaches, and debates. Now widely known as a “sociology for people,” IE offers the tools to uncover the social relations shaping the everyday world in which we live and is utilized by scholars and social activists in sociology and beyond, including such fields as education, nursing, social work, linguistics, health and medical care, environmental studies, and other social-service related fields. Covering the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of IE, recent developments, and current areas of research and application that have yet to appear in the literature, The Palgrave Handbook of Institutional Ethnography is suitable for both experienced practitioners of institutional ethnography and those who are exploring this approach for the first time.

The Self  Relational Sociology  and Morality in Practice Book

The Self Relational Sociology and Morality in Practice


  • Author : Owen Abbott
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2019-10-21
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9783030318222

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Winner of the 2020 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Prize Providing a theory of moral practice for a contemporary sociological audience, Owen Abbott shows that morality is a relational practice achieved by people in their everyday lives. He moves beyond old dualisms—society versus the individual, social structure versus agency, body versus mind—to offer a sociologically rigorous and coherent theory of the relational constitution of the self and moral practice, which is both shared and yet enacted from an individualized perspective. In so doing, The Self, Relational Sociology, and Morality in Practice not only offers an urgently needed account of moral practice and its integral role in the emergence of the self, but also examines morality itself within and through social relations and practices. Abbott’s conclusions will be of interest to social scientists and philosophers of morality, those working with pragmatic and interactionist approaches, and those involved with relational sociology and social theory.

The Routledge International Handbook of Simmel Studies Book

The Routledge International Handbook of Simmel Studies


  • Author : Gregor Fitzi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-10-13
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 9781000195712

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The Routledge International Handbook of Simmel Studies documents the richness, variety, and creativity of contemporary international research on Georg Simmel’s work. Starting with the established role of Simmel as a classical author of sociology, and including the growing interest in his work in the domain of philosophy, this volume explores the research on Simmel in several further disciplines including art, social aesthetics, literature, theatre, essayism, and critical theory, as well as in the debates on cosmopolitanism, economic pathologies of life, freedom, modernity, religion, and nationalism. Bringing together contributions from leading specialists in research on Simmel, the book is thematically arranged in order to highlight the relevance of his oeuvre for different fields of recent research, with a further section tracing the most important paths that Simmel’s reception has taken in the world. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences and humanities, and to sociologists, philosophers, and social theorists in particular, with interest in Simmel’s thought.

John Dewey and the Notion of Trans action Book

John Dewey and the Notion of Trans action


  • Author : Christian Morgner
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2019-10-09
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9783030263805

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Engaging with several emerging and interconnected approaches in the social sciences, including pragmatism, system theory, processual thinking and relational thinking, this book leverages John Dewey and Arthur Bentley’s often misunderstood concept of trans-action to revisit and redefine our perceptions of social relations and social life. The contributors gathered here use trans-action in a more specific sense, showing why and how social scientists and philosophers might use the concept to better understand our social life and social problems. As the first collective sociological attempt to apply the concept of trans-action to contemporary social issues, this volume is a key reference for the growing audience of relational and processual thinkers in the social sciences and beyond.

The Palgrave Handbook of Family Sociology in Europe Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Family Sociology in Europe


  • Author : Anna-Maija Castrén
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2021-06-24
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN : 9783030733063

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This handbook provides a meaningful overview of topical themes within family sociology as an academic field as well as empirical realities in various societal contexts across Europe. More than sixty prominent European scholars’ original texts present the field’s main theoretical and methodological approaches in addition to issues such as families as relationships, parental arrangements, parenting practices and child well-being, family policies in welfare state regimes, family lives in migration, and family trajectories. Presenting cutting-edge research on findings, theoretical interpretations, and solutions to methodological challenges, it is a timely tool for researchers, teachers, students, and family practitioners who wish to familiarise themselves with the state of family sociology in Europe.

The Routledge Handbook to Sociology of Music Education Book

The Routledge Handbook to Sociology of Music Education


  • Author : Ruth Wright
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2021-03-26
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780429997495

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The Routledge Handbook to Sociology of Music Education is a comprehensive, authoritative and state-of-the-art review of current research in the field. The opening introduction orients the reader to the field, highlights recent developments, and draws together concepts and research methods to be covered. The chapters that follow are written by respected, experienced experts on key issues in their area of specialisation. From separate beginnings in the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom in the mid-twentieth century, the field of the sociology of music education has and continues to experience rapid and global development. It could be argued that this Handbook marks its coming of age. The Handbook is dedicated to the exclusive and explicit application of sociological constructs and theories to issues such as globalisation, immigration, post-colonialism, inter-generational musicking, socialisation, inclusion, exclusion, hegemony, symbolic violence, and popular culture. Contexts range from formal compulsory schooling to non-formal communal environments to informal music making and listening. The Handbook is aimed at graduate students, researchers and professionals, but will also be a useful text for undergraduate students in music, education, and cultural studies.

Transcending Modernity with Relational Thinking Book

Transcending Modernity with Relational Thinking


  • Author : Pierpaolo Donati
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2021-03-30
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9781000382679

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This book explores the ways in which social relations are profoundly changing modern society, arguing that, constituting a reality of their own, social relations will ultimately lead to a new form of society: an aftermodern or relational society. Drawing on the thought of Simmel, it extends the idea that society consists essentially of social relations, in order to make sense of the operation of dichotomous forces in society and to examine the emergence of a "third" in the morphogenetic processes. Through a realist and critical relational sociology, which allows for the fact that human beings are both internal and external to social relations, and therefore to society, the author shows how we are moving towards a new, trans-modern society – one that calls into question the guiding ideas of Western modernity, such as the notion of linear progression, that science and technology are the decisive factors of human development, and that culture can entirely supplant nature. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, social theorists, economists, political scientists, and social philosophers with interests in relational thought, critical realism, and social transformation.

Social Causation and Biographical Research Book

Social Causation and Biographical Research


  • Author : Giorgos Tsiolis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-11-09
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9781000260731

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This book extends debates in the field of biographical research, arguing that causal explanations are not at odds with biographical research and that biographical research is in fact a valuable tool for explaining why things in social and personal lives are one way and not another. Bringing reconstructive biographical research into dialogue with critical realism, it explains how and why relational social ontology can become a unique theoretical ground for tapping emergent mechanisms and latent meaning structures. Through an account of the reasons for which reductionist epistemologies, rational action models and covering law explanations are not appropriate for biographical research, the authors develop the philosophical idea of singular causation as a means by which biographical researchers are able to forge causal hypotheses for the occurrence of events and offer guidance on the application of this methodological principle to concrete, empirical examples. As such, this volume will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in biographical research and social research methods.

Theorising Identity and Subjectivity in Educational Leadership Research Book

Theorising Identity and Subjectivity in Educational Leadership Research


  • Author : Richard Niesche
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-04-15
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780429626760

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Theorising Identity and Subjectivity in Educational Leadership Research brings together a range of international scholars to examine identity and subjectivities in educational leadership in new and original ways. The chapters draw on a variety of approaches in theory and method to demonstrate the important new developments in understanding identity and subjectivity beyond the traditional ways of understanding and thinking about identity in the field of educational leadership. The book highlights empirical, theoretical and conceptual research that offers new ways of thinking about the work of educational leaders. The authors take critical approaches to exploring the influences of gender, race, sexuality, class, power and discourse on the identity and subjectivity formation of educational leaders. It provides global perspectives on educational leadership research and researchers and offer exciting new approaches to theorising and researching these issues. This book will appeal to researchers, students, and professionals working in the fields of educational leadership and sociology, and the chapters within offer readers new perspectives in understanding educational leaders, their work and their identities.

Theory Beyond Structure and Agency Book

Theory Beyond Structure and Agency


  • Author : Jean-Sébastien Guy
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2019-09-10
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9783030189839

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This book offers a solution for the problem of structure and agency in sociological theory by developing a new pair of fundamental concepts: metric and nonmetric. Nonmetric forms, arising in a crowd made out of innumerable individuals, correspond to social groups that divide the many individuals in the crowd into insiders and outsiders. Metric forms correspond to congested zones like traffic jams on a highway: individuals are constantly entering and leaving these zones so that they continue to exist, even though the individuals passing through them change. Building from these concepts, we can understand “agency” as a requirement for group identity and group membership, thus associating it with nonmetric forms, and “structure” as a building-up effect following the accumulation of metric forms. This reveals the contradiction between structure and agency to be a case of forced perspective, leaving us victim to an optical illusion.

Imagining Society Book

Imagining Society


  • Author : Nehring, Daniel
  • Publisher : Bristol University Press
  • Date : 2020-02-26
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781529204872

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Re-examining C.Wright Mills’ legacy as a jumping off point, this original introduction to sociology illuminates global concepts, themes and practices that are fundamental to the discipline. It makes a case for the importance of developing a sociological imagination and provides the steps for how readers can do that. The unique text: • Offers succinct and wide-ranging coverage of many of the most important themes and concepts taught in first year sociology courses; • Has a global framework and case material which engages with decoloniality and critiques an overly white, western and developed world view of sociology; • Is woven through with contemporary examples, from social media to social inequality, big data to the self-help industry; • Rethinks and re-imagines what a critically committed, politically engaged and publicly relevant sociology should look like in the 21st century. This is a lively, engaging and accessible overview of sociology for all its students, teachers and people who want to learn more about sociology today. It is a welcome clarion call for sociology’s importance in public life.

Social Networks of Meaning and Communication Book

Social Networks of Meaning and Communication


  • Author : Jan Fuhse
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2021-10-08
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780197606834

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In Social Networks of Meaning and Communication, Jan A. Fuhse offers a coherent theory of social structures as networks of relations interwoven with meaning. Drawing upon and extending the relational sociology of Harrison White and Charles Tilly, Fuhse seeks to establish a theory of social networks. Using a broad range of classic and contemporary social theory, he reconceptualizes social networks as constituted in patterns of expectations that form, reproduce, and change over the course of communicative events. These events, he argues, are the basic building blocks of the social world. They lead to expectations about the behavior of actors and their interaction with others the meaning structure making for observable regularities of communication in social networks. Social Networks of Meaning and Communication lays out a relational and constructivist perspective of social networks, highlighting a number of implications for social relationships, groups, and collective actors, as well as ethnic categories and cultural differences, roles and institutions, gender and family relations, and methods of social network analysis. Its framework bridges the gap in social network research between technically sophisticated analyses and complex, elusive theorizing.