The Palgrave Handbook of Relational Sociology

Editors: Dépelteau, François (Ed.)

  • Presents cutting-edge research in the understudied discipline of relational sociology
  • Builds on the work of theorists such as Mauss, Latour, Simmel, Deleuze, and Serres
  • Explores the discipline within the context of the so-called 'relational turn' of the late twentieth century 
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This handbook on relational sociology covers a rapidly growing approach in the social sciences—one which is connected to the interests of a large, diverse pool of researchers across a range of disciplines. Relational sociology has been one of the key foundations of the “relational turn” in human sciences since the 1980s, and it offers a unique opportunity to redefine the basic epistemological and ontological principles of sociology as we know it. The contributors collected here aim to elucidate the complexity and the scope of this growing approach by dealing with three central questions: Where does relational sociology come from and what are its principal concerns? What are the main theoretical and methodological currents within relational sociology? What have we studied in relational sociology and what are the results? 


About the authors

François Dépelteau is Professor of Sociology at Laurentian University, Canada. He is a specialist in sociological theory and relational sociology, and has published many books and articles in journals such as Sociological Theory and The International Review of Sociology. 

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Relational Thinking in Sociology: Relevance, Concurrence and Dissonance

    Dépelteau, François

    Pages 3-33

  • The Relation as Magical Operator: Overcoming the Divide Between Relational and Processual Sociology

    Vandenberghe, Frédéric

    Pages 35-57

  • Sociology of Infinitesimal Difference. Gabriel Tarde’s Heritage

    Tonkonoff, Sergio

    Pages 63-83

  • Pluralism and Relationalism in Social Theory: Lessons from the Tarde–Durkheim Debate

    Toews, David

    Pages 85-99

  • G.H. Mead and Relational Sociology: The Case of Concepts

    Côté, Jean-François

    Pages 101-117

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eBook 190,39 €
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Hardcover 245,03 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66004-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Relational Sociology
Editors
  • François Dépelteau
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66005-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66005-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66004-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 686
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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