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Conceptualizing Relational Sociology

Ontological and Theoretical Issues

Editors: Powell, C., Dépelteau, F. (Eds.)

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Edited by François Depelteau and Christopher Powell, this volume and its companion, Applying Relational Sociology: Networks, Relations, addresses fundamental questions about what relational sociology is and how it works.

About the authors

Margaret Archer, University of Warwick, UK Nick Crossley, University of Manchester, UK Mustafa Emirbayer, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA Kenneth Fish, University of Winnipeg, Canada Debbie Kasper, Hiram College, USA Craig McFarlane, Carleton University, USA Sarah Redshaw, Senior Researcher, Nursing Research and Practice Development Unit, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, UK Christopher Thorpe, Robert Gordon University, UK Charalambos Tsekeris, Athens Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece

Reviews

'The companion edited volumes Conceptualizing Relational Sociology and Applying Relational Sociology offer nothing less than a platform to review and renegotiate some of the key aspects and key contributions for the social sciences. The editors' strategy for achieving this is remarkable they seek to introduce relational sociology based on what they hold as evidence of this way of thinking of society in both seminal and more contemporary thought, and do so by bringing together a strong selection of contributions from established and up-and-coming authors. One of the major strengths of this book is that relational sociology is introduced not as a broad declaration of war to any existing and established current, but rather as a 'federative' epistemological discussion that is introduced by means of a demonstration of its presence, and by illuminating us on its principles as they are developed already in some of the seminal contributions to the field. It is my opinion that this book makes a great contribution to the epistemology of sociology and to the social sciences as a whole.' - Jonathan Paquette, Associate Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Powell, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Feminist Preludes to Relational Sociology

    Redshaw, Sarah

    Pages 13-26

  • Relational Sociology and Historical Materialism: Three Conversation Starters

    Fish, Kenneth

    Pages 27-44

  • Relational Sociology, Theoretical Inhumanism, and the Problem of the Nonhuman

    McFarlane, Craig

    Pages 45-66

  • Advancing Sociology through a Focus on Dynamic Relations

    Kasper, Debbie

    Pages 67-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conceptualizing Relational Sociology
Book Subtitle
Ontological and Theoretical Issues
Editors
  • C. Powell
  • F. Dépelteau
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Christopher Powell and François Dépelteau
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34265-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137342652
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37990-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47902-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics