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The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions - Sage Studies in International Sociology (Hardback)
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The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions - Sage Studies in International Sociology (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 21/10/2009
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"A brilliant treasury of wisdom and insight drawn from leading sociologists throughout the world...It is a striking achievement, of which the International Sociological Association can be very proud, to have brought so many independent-minded scholars into so productive a dialogue."
- Dennis Smith, Professor of Sociology, Loughborough University

Twenty-nine chapters from prominent international contributors discuss, challenge and re-conceptualise the global discipline of sociology, evaluating the diversities within and between sociological traditions of many regions and nation-states. They assess all aspects of the discipline: ideas and theories; scholars and scholarship; practices and traditions; and ruptures and continuities through an international perspective.

The Handbook argues that diversities in sociological traditions can be studied at three levels. First, they need to be studied from multiple spatial locations: within localities, within nation-states, within regions and the globe. Second, they need to be discussed in terms of their sociological moorings in distinct philosophies, epistemologies and theoretical frames, cultures of science and languages of reflection. Third, the intellectual moorings of sociological practices are extensive. The papers discuss the diverse and comparative sites of knowledge production and its transmission.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781847874023
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 830 g
Dimensions: 246 x 184 x 25 mm


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Sujata Patel has conjured into existence a brilliant treasury of wisdom and insight drawn from leading sociologists throughout the world, including, for example, Latin America, Africa, India, Europe and the United States. This handbook on sociological traditions not only shows their surprising richness and diversity but also provides a valuable toolkit of concepts, approaches and analyses. It is a striking achievement, of which the International Sociological Association can be very proud, to have brought so many independent-minded scholars into so productive a dialogue


Dennis Smith
Professor of Sociology, Loughborough University

The ISA Handbook is a considerable achievement for bringing together much more information on the development of sociology in many different countries than is available elsewhere between two covers. Its enduring value lies in the richness of this carefully analyzed information about the global production of sociological knowledge. That it also opens the questions of sociological knowledge and power in relation to unity and diversity but without imposing any premature closure on them should be considered its second virtue
Said Amir Arjomand
International Sociology Review of Books

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