Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology
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John Dewey and the Notion of Trans-action

A Sociological Reply on Rethinking Relations and Social Processes

Editors: Morgner, Christian (Ed.)

  • Focuses on the highly promising but often sociologically misunderstood concept of trans-action, as established by John Dewey
  • Brings together thinking in sociology and philosophy to redefine our perceptions of social relations and social life
  • Contemporary empirical case studies demonstrate how trans-action, processual and relational thinking, and pragmatism can be used in the social sciences
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Engaging with three interconnected approaches in the social sciences (pragmatism, processual thinking, and relational thinking), this book leverages John Dewey and Arthur Bentley’s often misunderstood work Knowing and the Known and the concept of trans-action developed therein to revisit and redefine our perceptions of social relations and social life. As it moves us beyond essentialist notions of ‘self-action’ and ‘inter-action,’ trans-action allows us to perceive anew our understandings of ourselves, others, and the social fields, networks, organizations, and processes through which we make our way in the world. The contributors gathered here use these notions in a more specific sense, showing why and how social scientists and philosophers might use them to better understand our social life and social problems. As the first collective sociological attempt to apply the concept of trans-action to contemporary social issues, this volume is a key reference for the growing audience of relational and processual thinkers in the social sciences and beyond.
                 

About the authors

Christian Morgner’s (University of Leicester, UK) research interests include social justice, communication, social theory and development. He previously held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Hitotsubashi University, Japan, and was as a Research Affiliate at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has also held visiting fellowships at Yale University, USA; University of Lucerne, Switzerland; University of Leuven, Belgium, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France.


         

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eBook $64.99
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  • Due: December 17, 2019
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26379-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
John Dewey and the Notion of Trans-action
Book Subtitle
A Sociological Reply on Rethinking Relations and Social Processes
Editors
  • Christian Morgner
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26380-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26380-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26379-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 278
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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