Category Archives: Sociology

The Sociology of Art

The Sociology of Art considers all forms of the arts, whether visual arts, literature, film, theatre or music from Bach to the Beatles. The last book to be completed by Arnold Hauser before his death in 1978, it is a … Continue reading

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Sociological Dilemmas: Toward a Dialectic Paradigm

Book – Sociological Dilemmas: Toward a Dialectic Paradigm aims to build a new paradigm in sociological theory by using the method of dialectical critique, patterned on the approach utilized by Karl Marx. The book explores the sociological heritage, with the theoretical … Continue reading

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Debating Humanity – Towards a Philosophical Sociology

Debating Humanity explores sociological and philosophical efforts to delineate key features of humanity that identify us as members of the human species. After challenging the normative contradictions of contemporary posthumanism, this book goes back to the foundational debate on humanism … Continue reading

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Pierre Bourdieu – La opinión pública no existe

Me gustaría decir en primer lugar que mi punto no es denunciar de manera mecánica y fácil las encuestas de opinión, pero para llevar a cabo un análisis riguroso de sus operaciones y sus funciones. Esto implica que los tres … Continue reading

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Pierre Bourdieu – Sociología y Democracia

Tengo la convicción, como todo investigador, que la sociología puede contribuir a una acción política realmente democrática, a un gobierno de todos los ciudadanos capaz de asegurar la felicidad de todos los ciudadanos. Esta convicción, quisiera tratar de compartirla, – … Continue reading

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¡Obedece, produce, consume! Y… sobretodo no pienses

Pero además de estar en pie de guerra, paralelamente, se cierne otro gran debate que incluso resta importancia a la política educativa. ¿Los sistemas educativos actuales, ya no solo en España sino en el resto del mundo, son coherentes con … Continue reading

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La sociología de la cultura y música en Max Weber

La Sociología de la Cultura de Weber ha quedado desdibujada ante la enorme pluralidad de áreas de estudio que el sociólogo alemán inició. Desde los estudios de metodología que tratan de conciliar la polémica entre las Ciencias ideográficas y las … Continue reading

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How to Do Social Science Without Data

With the death last month of the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman at age 91, the intellectual world lost a thinker of rare insight and range. Because his style of work was radically different from that of most social scientists in the … Continue reading

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The Fear of Freedom

Present political developments and the dangers which they imply for the greatest achievements of modern culture — individuality and uniqueness of personality — made me decide to … concentrate on one aspect of it which is crucial for the cultural and social crisis … Continue reading

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Public Sociology in the Age of Social Media

I informally examine how the idea of public sociology has been affected by the rise of social media. New social media platforms disintermediate communication, make people more visible, and encourage public life to be measured. They tend to move the … Continue reading

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