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For a new classic sociology, a proposition, followed by a debate, edited by Alain Caillé and Frédéric Vandenberghe

"This book examines the future of the social sciences and the reconstruction of society in contemporary times. Drawing on the lead piece 'For a New Classic Sociology', it calls for a new theoretical synthesis that overcomes the fragmentation, specialization and professionalization within the social sciences. The position paper and the responses by a team of world-class social theorists provide an alternative to utilitarianism and the colonization of the social sciences by rational choice models, propose a new articulation of social theory, and moral, social and political philosophy. It recommends a return to classical social theory and explores articulations between theories of reciprocity, care and recognition. A radical intervention in the study of the social sciences, the volume will be indispensable to scholars and researchers across the social sciences, especially social theory and sociology and social anthropology. Contributions by: Frank Adloff, Jeffrey Alexander, Francis Chateauraynaud, Raewyn Connell, François Dubet, Phil Gorski, Nathalie Heinich, Qu Jingdong, Mike Savage, Mike Singleton, and Philippe Steiner"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
<P><STRONG>Part I. Position Paper: For a New Classic Sociology. Reassembling Social Theory, the Studies and Moral Philosophy</STRONG></P><P></P><P>Introduction: The Prospects of Social Theory</P><P></P><B><P>1.</B> Four Fragmentations</P><I><P>The gap between theory and methods, teaching and research</P><P>Warring Schools of Sociological Theory</P><P>Are the Studies part of Sociology?</P><P>And what about moral and political philosophy?</P></I><P></P><B><P>2.</B> The Alternative to Utilitarianism: Neo-Classical Sociology</P><I><P>The Misfortunes of Interdisciplinarity </P><P>Anti-Utilitarian Sociology </P><P>From Critical to Positive Anti-utilitarianism</P><P></P></I><B><P>3.</B> Principles of a General Social Theory</P><I><P>Three Concepts of General Social Science </P><P>Steps Towards a Generalising Social Science </P><P>Metatheory, Social Theory and Sociological Theory </P><P>Four Methodological and Epistemological Imperatives, Plus one </P></I><P></P><B><P>4<I>.</B> </I>The Fate of Marxism</P><I><P>Two Lineages, Two Marxisms </P><P>A Third Tradition, via Mauss and Polanyi</P><P>Features of Contemporary Marxism</P></I><P></P><B><P>5.</B> Constellations of Intersubjectivity and Interdependence</P><I><P>Introducing the Gift Paradigm</P><P>Constellations of Interdependency </P><P>Dialogism, Care, Gift and Recognition</P><P>The Struggle for Generosity</P><P></P><P>Conclusion</P><P></P></I><B><P>Part II. The Debate: Comments, Critiques and a Response</P><P></P><P>6.</B> Including All Those who Count and Care</P><I><P>Frank Adloff</P></I><P></P><B><P>7.</B> In Defense of Sociological Theory: From the Crisis of Capitalism to the Crisis of Democracy</P><I><P>Jeffrey Alexander</P></I><P></P><B><P>8.</B> Social Theory and the Logic of Inquiry. Some Pragmatic Arguments for a Convergence of Critical and Reconstructive Approaches</P><I><P>Francis Chateauraynaud </P></I><P></P><B><P>9.</B> For Sociology -- More Ambitious, More Practical, and Definitely Polyphonic </P><I><P>Raewyn Connell</P></I><P></P><B><P>10.</B> Diversity and Unity of Sociology</P><I><P>François Dubet</P></I><P></P><B><P>11.</B> Big Money, Big Data, Big Theory</P><I><P>Phil Gorski</P></I><B><P></P><P>12.</B> My Position on Your Position Paper</P><I><P>Nathalie Heinich</P></I><P></P><B><P>13.</B> The Myth of Methodism</P><I><P>Qu Jingdong</P></I><P></P><B><P>14.</B> Sociology, Gift Exchange, and Temporality</P><I><P>Mike Savage</P></I><P></P><B><P>15.</B> What about the others?</P><I><P>Mike Singleton</P></I><P></P><B><P>16.</B> Comment on the New Classic Sociology</P><I><P>Philippe Steiner</P></I><P></P><B><P>17. </B>In Return to Our Commentators </P><I><P>Alain Caillé and Frédéric Vandenberghe</P></I><P></P>
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