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This is a powerful critique of contemporary sociology and a call to reject the prevailing orthodoxy. Arguing that current sociological theory has lost its way, Colin Campbell mounts a case for a new "dynamic interpretivism," closer in spirit to traditional, Weberian action theory.Read more
- Tightly argued and clearly written critique of prevailing orthodoxy
- Makes case for radical reinterpretation of Weber which sheds new light on sociological theory
- Hardback well reviewed in journals for its contribution to contemporary sociology
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"...will both inform and challenge as well as suggest myriad connections to the most interesting and vexing theoretical problems of our day." Sociological InquirySee more reviews
"The result is a tightly argued volume marked by that rare level of analytical rigor and thoroughness to which Campbell has already accustomed us..." Contemporary Sociology
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- Date Published: August 1998
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521646369
- length: 208 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.31kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Action reported missing in action theory
3. Action and social action
4. Action versus social action
5. The rise of social situationalism
6. The argument by denial
7. Accounts and actions
8. The argument by exclusion
9. The argument by incorporation
10. The 'learning everything from others' thesis
11. The communicative act paradigm
12. The linguistic turn for the worse
13. The myth of social action
14. The obstacle which is social situationalism
15. Bringing action back in.
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