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French Sociology / Johan Heilbron.

Author/Creator:
Heilbron, Johan author.
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 12 tables, 5 charts, 2 line figures
Subjects:
Sociology -- France.
Local subjects:
Europe. (search)
Sociology & Social Science. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
French Sociology offers a uniquely comprehensive view of the oldest and still one of the most vibrant national traditions in sociology. Johan Heilbron covers the development of sociology in France from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century through the discipline's expansion in the late twentieth century, tracing the careers of figures from Auguste Comte to Pierre Bourdieu. Presenting fresh interpretations of how renowned thinkers such as Émile Durkheim and his collaborators defined the contours and content of the discipline and contributed to intellectual renewals in a wide range of other human sciences, Heilbron's sophisticated book is both an innovative sociological study and a major reference work in the history of the social sciences.Heilbron recounts the halting process by which sociology evolved from a new and improbable science into a legitimate academic discipline. Having entered the academic field at the end of the nineteenth century, sociology developed along two separate tracks: one in the Faculty of Letters, engendering an enduring dependence on philosophy and the humanities, the other in research institutes outside of the university, in which sociology evolved within and across more specialized research areas. Distinguishing different dynamics and various cycles of change, Heilbron portrays the ways in which individuals and groups maneuvered within this changing structure, seizing opportunities as they arose. French Sociology vividly depicts the promises and pitfalls of a discipline that up to this day remains one of the most interdisciplinary endeavors among the human sciences in France.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1. The Establishment of Organized Social Science
CHAPTER 2. An Improbable Science
CHAPTER 3. Sociology and Other Disciplines in the Making
CHAPTER 4. The Metamorphoses of Durkheimian Scholarship
CHAPTER 5. Pioneers by Default?
CHAPTER 6. Cycles of Expansion and Field Transformations
CHAPTER 7. Intellectual Styles and the Dynamics of Research Groups
Conclusion
Epilogue: What Is French about Sociology in France?
Notes
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781501701177
OCLC:
918561553
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501701177 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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