Introduction: reorienting historical sociology

Delanty, Gerard and Isin, Engin F (2003) Introduction: reorienting historical sociology. In: Delanty, Gerard and Isin, Engin F (eds.) Handboook of Historical Sociology. Sage Publications Ltd, London, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9780761971733

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The title of this volume is an aporia. 'Handbook' implies that the volume guides the reader toward the established and the known. Yet the volume is not a panoramic view of the contemporary practice of historical sociology, nor does it offer a comprehensive view of the field. Moreover, historical sociology occupies an ambiguous space between history and sociology. While it would be impossible to sum it up in a few sentences, one of its defining characteristics is a concern with the formation and transformation of modernity. In this respect the orientation of historical sociology concerns the present, viewed as both shaped by and shaping the path.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: D History General and Old World
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2012 09:56
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 15:59
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