The Social after Gabriel Tarde

Debates and Assessments
Author: Matei Candea
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131731221X
Category: History
Page: 348
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Gabriel Tarde was a highly influential figure in 19th century French sociology: a prolific and evocative writer whose understanding of the social differed radically from that of his younger opponent Emile Durkheim. Whereas Durkheimian sociology went on to become the core of the social scientific canon throughout much of the 20th century, Tarde’s sociology fell out of the picture, and he was remembered mostly through a few footnotes in which Durkheim dismissed him as an individualist, a psychologist and a metaphysician. The social sciences and humanities are now being swept by a Tardean revival, a rediscovery and reappraisal of the work of this truly unique thinker, for whom ‘every thing is a society and every science a sociology’. Tarde is being brought forward as the misrecognised forerunner of a post-Durkheimian era. Reclaimed from a century of near-oblivion, his sociology has been linked to Foucaultian microphysics of power, to Deleuze's philosophy of difference, and most recently to the spectrum of approaches related to Actor Network Theory. In this connection, Bruno Latour hailed Tarde’s sociology as "an alternative beginning for an alternative social science". This volume asks what such an alternative social science might look like. This second edition has been expanded to include, alongside the original chapters, two key essays by Gabriel Tarde himself - Monadology and Sociology and The Two Elements of Sociology, as well as a significantly revised and extended introduction by the editor.

Primitive Classification (Routledge Revivals)


Author: Emile Durkheim,Marcel Mauss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135174318
Category: Philosophy
Page: 102
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In this influential work, first published in English in 1963, Durkheim and Mauss claim that the individual mind is capable of classification and they seek the origin of the ‘classificatory function’ in society. On the basis of an intensive examination of forms and principles of symbolic classification reported from the Australian aborigines, the Zuñi and traditional China, they try to establish a formal correspondence between social and symbolic classification. From this they argue that the mode of classification is determined by the form of society and that the notions of space, time, hierarchy, number, class and other such cognitive categories are products of society. Dr Needham’s introduction assesses the validity of Durkhiem and Mauss’s argument, traces its continued influence in various disciplines, and indicates its analytical value for future researches in social anthropology.

Techniques, Technology and Civilization


Author: Marcel Mauss,Nathan Schlanger
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1571816623
Category: Social Science
Page: 177
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Marcel Mauss's writings on techniques and technology are at the forefront of an important anthropological and sociological research tradition, and they also highlight the theoretical and ideological challenges surrounding this field of study. A selection of Mauss's texts - including his major statements on methodology, on body techniques, on practical reason, on nation and civilisation, on progress, and so forth - are here translated and presented together for the first time, with a discussion of their context, impact and implications. This book will interest scholars and students dealing with the French sociological tradition, and also more generally those concerned with technology and material culture studies in archaeological,anthropological or contemporary settings.

Le Jardin D'Ombres

La Poétique et la Politique de la Rééducation Sociale
Author: Michel Desjardins
Publisher: PUQ
ISBN: 9782760516991
Category: Medical
Page: 261
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L'auteur nous montre, dans cet ouvrage, le système de signes et d'illusions qu'utilise la société québécoise pour exclure les personnes classées déficientes intellectuelles et comment les établissements de services du Québec confinent ces personnes dans une marge voilée où elles s'épuisent leur vie durant à réduire leur altérité.

The Elementary Forms of Religious Life


Author: Émile Durkheim
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192832559
Category: Social Science
Page: 358
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The need and capacity of men and women to relate socially lies at the heart of Durkheim's exploration, in which religion embodies the beliefs that shape our moral universe."--BOOK JACKET.

Processual Sociology


Author: Andrew Abbott
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022633662X
Category: History
Page: 311
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For the past twenty years, noted sociologist Andrew Abbott has been developing what he calls a processual ontology for social life. In this view, the social world is constantly changing-making, remaking and unmaking itself, instant by instant. In 'Processual Sociology', Abbott first examines the endurance of individuals and social groups through time and then goes on to consider the question of what this means for human nature.

Visions of the Social

Society as a Political Project in France, 1750-1950
Author: Jean Terrier
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900420153X
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Taking the example of France between the Enlightenment and the Second World War and focusing especially on the connection between social theories and political projects, this book provides an original analysis of French scholarly debates on the nature of society.

The Crowd

A Study of the Popular Mind
Author: Gustave Le Bon
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465556389
Category: Collective behavior
Page: 207
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Pendientes de un hilo

el proceso de desafiliación en un sector de Barrancabermeja
Author: Mario Rafael Toro Puerta
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 411
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Mystifying the Monarch

Studies on Discourse, Power, and History
Author: Jeroen Deploige,Gita Deneckere
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053567674
Category: History
Page: 296
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The power of monarchs has traditionally been as much symbolic as actual, rooted in popular imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a distinguished group of contributors explores the changing nature of that imagery—and its political and social effects—in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. They demonstrate that, rather than a linear progression where perceptions of rulers moved inexorably from the sacred to the banal, in reality the history of monarchy has been one of constant tension between mystification and demystification.

Murs Ne Parlent Pas

Trois Dispositifs Photographiques Pour Une Enquete en Psychiatrie
Author: Jean-Robert Dantou,Florence Weber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868286502
Category: Art, Modern
Page: 342
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"The trilogy The Walls Don’t Speak (Les murs ne parlent pas) is the result of a three-year dialog between the photographer Jean-Robert Dantou, and an interdisciplinary Social Sciences team coordinated by the anthropologist, Florence Weber. The photographer set up his studio in various institutions (psychiatric nursing homes, private clinics, psychiatric hospitals) as well as beyond their walls, working directly with patients, friends, family and caregivers on images which mean something to them. In the first section, the authors put into perspective representations of madness in the history of photography, and propose a series of objects and texts presented as windows into the daily lives of those described as mad. In the second section, they reflect on the boundaries of madness through a series of portraits in which patients and caregivers of a psychiatric nursing home are portrayed without distinction. The third section is an essay combining photography and writing to question the limits of what can be photographed inside a closed psychiatric unit."--Site web de l'éditeur.

Saints, Heroes, Myths, and Rites

Classical Durkheimian Studies of Religion and Society
Author: Marcel Mauss,Henri Hubert,Robert Hertz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317252608
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Classical Durkheimian Studies of Myth and the Sacred presents English translations of several important essays, some never before translated, by members of the famous Annee sociologique group around Emile Durkheim. These works by Marcel Mauss, Henri Hubert, and Robert Hertz are key contributions to today's growing interest in and reinterpretation of Durkheimian thought on culture, religion, and symbolism. The central thrust in this new interpretive effort uses the Durkheimian theory of the sacred to understand the symbolism and meanings of cultural structures and narratives more generally. This book is vital to any contemporary collection emphasizing social theory.

Max Weber's Methodology

The Unification of the Cultural and Social Sciences
Author: Fritz K. RINGER,Fritz K Ringer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674042778
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
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Suffering and Evil

The Durkheimian Legacy : Essays in Commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of Durkheim's Death
Author: W. S. F. Pickering,Massimo Rosati
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857456458
Category: Social Science
Page: 195
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Until recently the subject of suffering and evil was neglected in the sociological world and was almost absent in Durkheimian studies as well. This book aims to fill the gap, with particular reference to the Durkheimian tradition, by exploring the different meanings that the concepts of evil and suffering have in Durkheim's works, together with the general role they play in his sociology. It also examines the meanings and roles of these concepts in relation to suffering and evil in the work of other authors within the group of the Annee sociologique up until the beginning of World War II. Finally, the Durkheimian legacy in its wider aspects is assessed, with particular reference to the importance of the Durkheimian categories in understanding and conceptualizing contemporary forms of evil and suffering.

Seasonal Variations of the Eskimo

A Study in Social Morphology
Author: Marcel Mauss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136541934
Category: Social Science
Page: 152
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Seasonal Variations of the Eskimo is one of the first books in anthropology to adopt a sociological approach to the analysis of a single society. Mauss links elements of anthropology and human geography, arguing that geographical factors should be considered in relation to a social context in all its complexity. The work is an illuminating source on the Eskimo and a proto-type of what an anthropologist should do with ethnographic data and exerted considerable influence on the development of social anthropology. English translation first published in 1979.

The Guattari Effect


Author: Eric Alliez,Andrew Goffey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441188827
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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The Guattari Effect brings together internationally renowned experts on the work of the French psychoanalyst, philosopher and political activist Félix Guattari with philosophers, psychoanalysts, sociologists, anthropologists and artists who have been influenced by Guattari's thought. Best known for his collaborative work with Gilles Deleuze, Guattari's own writings are still a relatively unmined resource in continental philosophy. Many of his books have not yet been translated into English. Yet his influence has been considerable and far-reaching. This book explores the full spectrum of Guattari's work, reassessing its contemporary significance and giving due weight to his highly innovative contributions to a variety of fields, including linguistics, economics, pragmatics, ecology, aesthetics and media theory. Readers grappling with the ideas of contemporary continental philosophers such as Badiou, Žižek and Rancière will at last be able to see Guattari as the 'extraordinary philosopher' Deleuze claimed him to be, with his distinctive radical ideas about the epoch of global 'deterritorialization' we live in today, forged within the practical contexts of revolutionary politics and the materialist critique of psychoanalysis.