Reflexive historical sociology

Arpad Szakolczai

This text reconstructs and brings together the work of a number of social and political theorists in order to gain insight on the emergence and character of modern Western society. It examines the intersection point of social theory and historical sociology in a theoretical approach called "reflexive historical sociology". There is analysis of the works of Max Weber, Michel Foucault, Norbert Elias, Eric Voegelin and a number of others. The book is divided into three parts. Part one examines the works of Eric Voegelin, Norbert Elias, Lewis Mumford and Franz Borkenau. Part two is concerned with the major conceptual tools such as experience, liminality, process, symbolization, figuration, order, dramatization and reflexivity, and themes such as the history of forms of thought, subjectivity, knowledge and closed space and regulated time. Finally the most important insights of the thinkers discussed, concerning the historical processes that led to modernity, are examined.

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  • Part I Reflexive Historical Sociologists 1. Norbert Elias 2. Franz Borkenau 3. Eric Voegelin 4. Lewis Mumford Conclusion to Part I: Comparisons and Contrasts Part II Visions of Modernity 5. The Protestant Spirit (Weber) 6. Court Society (Elias) 7. The Mechanical World Image (Borkenau) 8. Gnostic Revolt (Voegelin) 9. The New Megamachine (Mumford) 10. Disciplinary Society (Foucault) Conclusion to Part II: Modernity as Permanent Liminality Concluding remarks

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書名 Reflexive historical sociology
著作者等 Szakolczai, Árpád
Szakolczai Arpad
シリーズ名 Routledge studies in social and political thought
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xxii, 281 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0415190517
NCID BA45609632
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス