SpringerBriefs in Psychology and Cultural Developmental Science

Social and Cultural Dynamics

Revisiting the Work of Pitirim A. Sorokin

Authors: Mangone, Emiliana

  • It extends the work started but never finished by Pitirim A. Sorokin on the promotion and application of "integralist method" to analyze the socio-cultural phenomena, to propose new policy, to enhance the development of humanity from the culture point of view
  • It provides an unique cultural developmental perspective to examine the transformation of socio-cultural phenomena
  • It explores the relationship between Culture, Society and Personality presenting examples already proposed by P. Sorokin and new ones from different cultural contexts, focusing on the dynamics of socio-cultural phenomena
  • It overcomes the disciplinary boundaries and integrates sociology, psychology and social sciences
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About this book

Marking the 50th anniversary of Pitirim A. Sorokin’s death, this Brief offers a critical analysis of the renowned sociologist’s theories while highlighting some of his more overlooked ones. Topics explored include cultural dynamics; the relationship between culture, society, and personality; social mobility; and the socio-cultural causality of time and space. In addition, this book updates these theories by discussing their relevance in current cultural contexts. The Brief aims to extend the work started by Sorokin on the promotion and application of “integralism”, an approach that conceives the change of any sociocultural phenomena as the result of the combination of external and internal forces. It uses this method to analyse socio-cultural phenomena, propose new policy, and enhance the development of humanity from the point of view of culture.

This book also discusses sociology’s relationship with other sciences. In particular, it touches upon the interplay between sociology and psychology and pushes for a new scientific awareness that is transdisciplinary. The end point is a new vision of humanity and its development from a cultural context.

Social and Cultural Dynamics will be of interest to social scientists, sociologists, and psychologists as well as professionals in these disciplines.  

About the authors

Prof. Emiliana Mangone is Associate Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication at the Department of Human, Philosophic and Education Sciences, University of Salerno (Italy). Since 2010, she is associated to IRPPS-CNR of Rome (Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies) and she is a Director of International Centre for Studies and Research “Mediterranean Knowledge.” Her main investigative interests are in the field of cultural and institutional systems, with particular attention to the social representations of relationships and knowledge as key elements to the human act, and in migration studies. She recently published the following publications: (with Emanuela Pece), Communication et incommunication en Europe: l’exemple de la représentation des migrants, Hermès, 77, 2017; (with Mohieddine Hadhri), Intercultural Complexity of the Southern Mediterranean: Arab-Mediterranean Perceptions and Outlooks, Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge, 1(2), 2016. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Prologue: The Reasons for a Choice

    Mangone, Emiliana

    Pages 1-8

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  • The Boundaries of Sociology and Its Relation to Other Sciences

    Mangone, Emiliana

    Pages 9-27

  • Integral Theory of Knowledge

    Mangone, Emiliana

    Pages 29-40

  • The Society and Its Paradoxes

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    Pages 41-52

  • The Cultural System and the Social Problems

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    Pages 53-62

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eBook 44,02 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68308-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social and Cultural Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Revisiting the Work of Pitirim A. Sorokin
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Psychology and Cultural Developmental Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68309-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68309-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-68308-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 89
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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