About: Relational sociology is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 215 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 6927 citation(s). The topic is also known as: Structural interactionism.
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TL;DR: Sociologists today are faced with a fundamental dilemma: whether to conceive of the social world as consisting primarily in substances or processes, in static "things" or in dynamic, unfolding rela...
Abstract: Sociologists today are faced with a fundamental dilemma: whether to conceive of the social world as consisting primarily in substances or processes, in static "things" or in dynamic, unfolding rela...
01 Jan 1978
TL;DR: What is Sociology? as discussed by the authors refines the arguments that were first found in Elias' massive work on the civilizing process, in which he formulated his major assertions about the interdependence of the making of modern man and modern society.
Abstract: What is Sociology? presents in concise and provocative form the major ideas of a seminal thinker whose work-spanning more than four decades-is only now gaining the recognition here it has long had in Germany and France. Unlike other post-war sociologists, Norbert Elias has always held the concept of historical development among his central concerns; his dynamic theories of the evolution of modern man have remedied the historical and epistemological shortcomings of structualism and ethno-methodology. What is Sociology? refines the arguments that were first found in Elias' massive work on the civilizing process, in which he formulated his major assertions about the interdependence of the making of modern man and modern society. It is Elias' contention that changes in personality structure-embodied in phenomena ranging from table manners and hygiene habits to rites of punishment and courtly love-inevitably reflect and mould patterns of control generated by new political and social instututions. Elias' rejection of a dichotomy between individual and society, and his use of psychoanalysis, political theory, and social history, help restore a fullness of resource to sociology.
02 Mar 2012
TL;DR: The Structure, Conventions and Resources: The Structure(s) of Social Worlds Bibliography Index as discussed by the authors is a collection of resources for social worlds, including networks, conventions and resources.
Abstract: Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Individualism, Holism and Beyond 3. Mapping the Territory 4. From Strategy to Empathy 5. Mind, Meaning and Intersubjectivity 6. I, Me and the Other 7. Exchange, Sociability and Power 8. Structure, Agency and Social Worlds 9. Networks, Conventions and Resources: The Structure(s) of Social Worlds Bibliography Index
19 Aug 2010
TL;DR: In this article, the Relational Paradigm and its implications for the understanding and organization of Society are discussed, as well as the premises of the relational theory of society and its application in the context of Relational Sociology.
Abstract: Introduction: Prospects for a Relational Sociology Chapter 1. The Relational Paradigm its implications for the understanding and organization of Society Chapter 2. Society as a Relation Chapter 3. Critical Realism as viewed by Relational Sociology Chapter 4. Observing and Thinking Relationally: the premises of the relational theory of society Chapter 5. Social Change in the light of Relational Sociology Chapter 6. Reflexivity after Modernity: From the viewpoint of Relational Sociology Chapter 7. Doing Sociology in the Age of Globalisation
01 Nov 2005-Journal of Education Policy
TL;DR: The concept of field forms the centre of Pierre Bourdieu's relational sociology and the notion of autonomy is its keystone as mentioned in this paper, which enables higher education to be examined as a distinct and irreducible object of study.
Abstract: The concept of field forms the centre of Pierre Bourdieu’s relational sociology and the notion of ‘autonomy’ is its keystone. This article explores the usefulness of these underexamined concepts for studying policy in higher education. It begins by showing how Bourdieu’s ‘field’ approach enables higher education to be examined as a distinct and irreducible object of study. It then explores the value and limitations of this conceptualization through analyses of policy during two contrasting moments of transition in the same field. First, the insights offered by a field approach are illustrated by analysing the new student debate over the creation of new universities in early 1960s English higher education. This shows how the field’s relatively high autonomy shaped the focus and form of policy debates by refracting economic and political pressures into specifically educational issues. Second, considering contemporary changes in policy highlights how the erosion of the social compact underpinning higher educ...
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