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Interrogating the Social

A Critical Sociology for the 21st Century

Editors: Kurasawa, Fuyuki (Ed.)

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  • Demonstrates an approach to practising critical sociology in the 21st century
  • Reimagines the character of social relations and interactions in modern society
  • Critically engages with the meanings and social implications of contemporary cultural performances and social movements
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About this book

This book brings together a collection of work from emerging and established scholars who have put forth a vision of what critical sociology is and what it could be in the early decades of the 21st century. Pushing beyond the theoretical outlines of sociological critique, the authors demonstrate how critical sociology is practiced through conceptual innovation and empirical analyses interweaving the themes of society, power, and culture.

Interrogating the Social reinvents the project of critical sociology in two ways: by reflecting upon society as an object of inquiry; and by questioning the existing social order’s self-evident character and exclusionary effects. In doing so, it answers three related questions: How should social relations and interactions be re-thought today? What new institutional and discursive configurations of power are emerging? How do we make sense of contemporary cultural performances and movements?

This edited collection is suited to a w

ide and diverse audience across the disciplines of sociology, political science, social and political theory, and cultural studies.


About the authors

Fuyuki Kurasawa is Associate Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Social and Political Thought at York University, Canada and holds the York Research Chair in Global Digital Citizenship.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • An Invitation to Critical Sociology

    Pages 1-34

    Kurasawa, Fuyuki

  • Political Friendship and the Social Bond

    Pages 37-60

    Mallory, Peter

  • Interaction, Indifference, Injustice: Elements of a Normative Theory of Urban Solidarity

    Pages 61-93

    Horgan, Mervyn

  • Towards a Sociological Account of Political Agon: (Re)considering the Social Dimensions of Agonal Democracy

    Pages 95-124

    Steiner, Philip Alexander

  • The Business Cycle and Capitalist Social Regulation: The Origins of Economic Government

    Pages 127-156

    Hayes, Matthew F.

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-59948-9
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-59947-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86741-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interrogating the Social
Book Subtitle
A Critical Sociology for the 21st Century
Editors
  • Fuyuki Kurasawa
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59948-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59948-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59947-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86741-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 296
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