French Sociology

They occupied positions within as well as outside the university; the French members were most often affiliated with the Faculty of Law, where the hostility to sociology proved far greater than in the Faculty of Letters.111 Continually ...

French Sociology

French Sociology offers a uniquely comprehensive view of the oldest and still one of the most vibrant national traditions in sociology. Johan Heilbron covers the development of sociology in France from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century through the discipline’s expansion in the late twentieth century, tracing the careers of figures from Auguste Comte to Pierre Bourdieu. Presenting fresh interpretations of how renowned thinkers such as Émile Durkheim and his collaborators defined the contours and content of the discipline and contributed to intellectual renewals in a wide range of other human sciences, Heilbron’s sophisticated book is both an innovative sociological study and a major reference work in the history of the social sciences. Heilbron recounts the halting process by which sociology evolved from a new and improbable science into a legitimate academic discipline. Having entered the academic field at the end of the nineteenth century, sociology developed along two separate tracks: one in the Faculty of Letters, engendering an enduring dependence on philosophy and the humanities, the other in research institutes outside of the university, in which sociology evolved within and across more specialized research areas. Distinguishing different dynamics and various cycles of change, Heilbron portrays the ways in which individuals and groups maneuvered within this changing structure, seizing opportunities as they arose. French Sociology vividly depicts the promises and pitfalls of a discipline that up to this day remains one of the most interdisciplinary endeavors among the human sciences in France.

Bourdieu in Question New Directions in French Sociology of Art

But whether or not that's how it happened the fact is that other French researchers and thinkers did not become known to American sociologists and “Bourdieu” became the catchword that invoked a French sociology of art.

Bourdieu in Question  New Directions in French Sociology of Art


British Sociologists and French Sociologues in the Interwar Years

As the 510 pages of extracts compiled as a university textbook by Bouglé and Raffault showed, the discipline was understood as a consistent whole unfolding in history and culminating in French, durkheimian sociology.

British Sociologists and French  Sociologues  in the Interwar Years

This book is a comparative study of the development of sociology in Britain and France between 1920 and 1940, taking a broad definition of the discipline to examine divergence across the channel in the interwar years. Rocquin charts the tension between differing schools of thought, presenting an alternative history of Europe based on cultural and intellectual struggle, and variation in theoretical visions of society - a divide that is still crucial in understanding the present situation between Continental Europe and the United Kingdom. This is a compelling addition to the history of sociology, and will be of interest to students and scholars across history, historical sociology, politics, European studies, and the sociology of knowledge.

Sociology in France after 1945

This meant not only that other disciplines borrowed from sociology but also that many sociological works appeared in ... This preliminary rundown of some of the more general features of early French sociology would not be complete ...

Sociology in France after 1945

Tracing the evolution of French sociology from the early twentieth century to the present day, this insightful book brings to the fore the renowned origins but relatively slow development of the discipline in France. Divided into four chronological sections it focuses on the social changes and institutional transformations that have impacted on the history of sociology in France as it relates to both higher education and research. In doing so, it draws attention to three major features of French sociology: the imbalance between theory and method caused by its philosophical roots, the difficulty of locating it in relation to other disciplines, and the close links between sociology and political thought and action.

French Sociology

French Sociology offers a uniquely comprehensive view of the oldest and still one of the most vibrant national traditions in sociology.

French Sociology

French Sociology offers a uniquely comprehensive view of the oldest and still one of the most vibrant national traditions in sociology. Johan Heilbron covers the development of sociology in France from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century through the discipline's expansion in the late twentieth century, tracing the careers of figures from Auguste Comte to Pierre Bourdieu. Presenting fresh interpretations of how renowned thinkers such as Émile Durkheim and his collaborators defined the contours and content of the discipline and contributed to intellectual renewals in a wide range of other human sciences, Heilbron's sophisticated book is both an innovative sociological study and a major reference work in the history of the social sciences. Heilbron recounts the halting process by which sociology evolved from a new and improbable science into a legitimate academic discipline. Having entered the academic field at the end of the nineteenth century, sociology developed along two separate tracks: one in the Faculty of Letters, engendering an enduring dependence on philosophy and the humanities, the other in research institutes outside of the university, in which sociology evolved within and across more specialized research areas. Distinguishing different dynamics and various cycles of change, Heilbron portrays the ways in which individuals and groups maneuvered within this changing structure, seizing opportunities as they arose. French Sociology vividly depicts the promises and pitfalls of a discipline that up to this day remains one of the most interdisciplinary endeavors among the human sciences in France.

British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

After the 1970s , many young British sociologists discovered or rediscovered Marxism but , because Marxism had dominated the French intellectual scene for decades and had started to be reinterpreted and refined , this development in ...

British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

1. Introduction, W G Runciman The View from Within 2. The History of Sociology in Britain, A H Halsey 3. What Should be Done About the History of Sociology?, Jennifer Platt 4. Sociology in Briatin in the Twentieth Century: Differentiation and Establishment, Martin Bulmer The View from Without 5. Sociology and Social History: Partnership, Rivalry, or Mutual Incomprehension?, Roderick Floud and Pat Thane 6. Not Really a View from Without: the Relations of Social Anthropology and Sociology, J D Y Peel 7. Demography's British History and its Relation to Sociology, John Ermisch The View from Abroad 8. The View from a French Sociologist, Dominique Schnapper 9. A View from Sweden, Robert Erikson 10. A View from Europe, Colin Crouch 11. Some General Remarks, John Scott.

American Sociological Hegemony

Canadian sociology with European sociology , especially French sociology , has been quite significant . As noted earlier , French Canadian sociology grew in a climate of service to the church and society .

American Sociological Hegemony

Provides a synthetic comparative analysis of the dominant influence of American Sociology on the sociologies of India and Canada. It examines the positivism/humanism controversy and the roles of sociologists, and argues for the development of a global sociology. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1988-1989.

Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought

French sociology can thus claim to have come from a long tradition of empirical studies on social facts and social change, which, by contrast, highlighted the need for a nonexistent theorization. When founding “his” sociology, however, ...

Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought

In this wide-ranging guide to twentieth-century French thought, leading scholars offer an authoritative multi-disciplinary analysis of one of the most distinctive and influential traditions in modern thought. Unlike any other existing work, this important work covers not only philosophy, but also all the other major disciplines, including literary theory, sociology, linguistics, political thought, theology, and more.

True France

See further the two special issues of the Revue Française de Sociologie, 17 (1976) and 20 (1979), devoted to Durkheim and the Durkheimians, and Claude Lévi-Strauss's 1945 overview, “French Sociology,” in Twentieth-Century Sociology, ed.

True France


Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

What gives such different approaches as Raymond Aron's theory of industrial society and Bruno Latour's 'actors-network theory' the common taste of a 'French touch' in sociology? To begin with, we will mention two main factors: one ...

Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching impact. At the same time there has been diversity and fragmentation, the influence of American sociology, and the effect of social practice and transformations. The guiding question is: does European Sociology really exist today, and if the answer is positive, what does this really mean? Divided into four parts, the Handbook investigates: intellectual and institutional settings regional variations thematic variations European concerns. The Handbook will provides a set of state-of-the-art accounts that break new ground, each contribution teasing out the distinctively European features of the sociological theme it explores. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

Prophets and Patrons the French University and the Emergence of the Social Sciences

The attention accorded French sociology by foreign observers whose judgments were less fully explicated , but more precisely recorded , was examined . Three series were prepared , which supply at least crude quantitative measures of ...

Prophets and Patrons  the French University and the Emergence of the Social Sciences

Prophets and Patrons is the first detailed account of the emergence of sociology and related social sciences in France. It emphasizes three social and intellectual groupings in the period from 1880 to 1914: the social statisticians who grew out of governmental ministries, the Durkheimians who were consistently housed in the university, and the "international sociologists" around René Worms, in neither ministries nor the university. Unlike most histories of ideas, Prophets and Patrons portrays the institutional developments that encouraged, discouraged, and rechanneled different styles of research. To understand these developments, a sociological analysis of the French university system is presented. At its center are the patrons (generally Sorbonne professors) who served as informal linkages for the entire system. Around them developed clusters of researchers and teachers throughout France. The workings of this system of relations, analyzed here for the first time, are crucial to understanding the French university. The university is also immersed in the political and ideological currents of the Latin Quarter. Thus Clark's investigation of conflicting elements of French culture and social structure helps illuminate his analysis of the university. This study will be invaluable to social scientists, intellectual historians, and students of French culture and comparative education.

History and Sociology in France

68 W. Paul Vogt, “Durkheimian Sociology versus Philosophical Rationalism: The Case of Célestin Bouglé”. In Philippe Besnard (ed.), The Sociological Domain: The Durkheimians and the Founding of French Sociology (Cambridge: Cambridge ...

History and Sociology in France

In the late 19th century and early part of the 20th, with the coming of age of sociology in France, the idea that there could be a “science” of history was the subject of much and varied debate. The methodological problems surrounding historical knowledge that were debated throughout this period concerned not only scientific history, but the social sciences as well, and sociology more specifically. Although sociology was from its origins in competition with the discipline of history, from the outset, it too was interested in history as a form of objective knowledge. Many of sociology's founders believed that by retracing historical processes, they could make a clean break with abstraction and metaphysics. For their part, historians generally remained hostile to any kind of systematization. And yet, at the end of the 19th century, the science of history would draw some valuable lessons from the emerging methodology of sociology. It was in large part under the impetus of the issues and problems raised by the philosopher Henri Berr and by the Durkheimian School, with the economist François Simiand as its lead protagonist, that the community of historians, increasingly aware of the limits of narrative history, turned so enthusiastically to social and economic history – just as Durkheim and his disciples consulted history in order to avoid the twin pitfalls of the philosophy of history and of introspective psychology. History and Sociology in France focuses on this dialogue of the two neighboring sciences.

The ISA Handbook in Contemporary Sociology

During a thirty year period, the sociology of professional groups in France remained fairly stationary – despite the intellectual developments taking place among Englishspeaking sociologists in this field. The sociology of professional ...

The ISA Handbook in Contemporary Sociology

"Representing the fruit of in-depth dynamics it invites us to give all necessary attention to the concepts of conflict, cooperation and competition. By reflecting on the possible articulations of these concepts and attempting to apply them in diverse fields of social science the editors give voice to those who are studying the world as it is and perform the service of returning a set of concepts, approaches or paradigms to their legitimate place." - Michel Wieviorka, President, International Sociological Association This ISA Handbook presents and tracks the transformation of the societies and social relations that characterize the twenty-first century. The volume is organized around a conceptualization of three processes that are fundamental to the analyses of micro, meso and macro social relations: conflict, competition, and cooperation. In addition to chapters that delve into sociological theory, case studies and overviews of subfields discuss and contextualize debates from an international perspective, incorporating relevant material about North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Chapters on topics and fields crucial to the experience of people around the world include, among others: childhood studies, consumption, hunger, labour studies, peace-keeping, law, health, sport, and welfare. Systematic and informed, the handbook will serve readers in all branches of the social sciences, providing both experienced researchers and novices with the materials to explore the different domains of contemporary life.

Transatlantic Voyages and Sociology

Construction of Medical and Health Sociology in France Sociology was institutionalized later in France,9 where the theoretical training of sociologists was heavily influenced by the philosophical training of people such as Aron, ...

Transatlantic Voyages and Sociology

Transatlantic Voyages and Sociology explores the transatlantic journeys which have inspired American and European sociologists and contributed to the development of sociology in Europe and in North America. Furthering our understanding of the very complex processes which affect the diffusion of ideas, it sheds light on the diverse influences which come into play, be they on an individual, institutional or political level. With an international team of experts investigating the reciprocal influence of sociological thought on either side of the Atlantic, this volume will appeal to any scholar interested in the history of sociology, the mutual influence of systems of thought, and the migration of ideas.

Sociology and sociology of health A round trip

A French paradox according to epidemiologists. On the development of the Sociology of Health in France Marcel Calvez* The article discusses a paradox pointed out by epidemiologists and consisting in the quasi-absence of French ...

Sociology and sociology of health  A round trip

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Stereo Comparative Perspectives on the Sociological Study of Popular Music in France and Britain

hervé glevarec Over the last two decades, French sociology seems to have held back from the cultural industries, unlike economics, for example.1 perhaps this is due to a certain disdain inherited from post-war sociologists towards ...

Stereo  Comparative Perspectives on the Sociological Study of Popular Music in France and Britain

The term 'Popular Music' has traditionally denoted different things in France and Britain. In France, the very concept of 'popular' music has been fiercely debated and contested, whereas in Britain and more largely throughout what the French describe as the 'Anglo-saxon' world 'popular music' has been more readily accepted as a description of what people do as leisure or consume as part of the music industry, and as something that academics are legitimately entitled to study. French researchers have for some decades been keenly interested in reading British and American studies of popular culture and popular music and have often imported key concepts and methodologies into their own work on French music, but apart from the widespread use of elements of 'French theory' in British and American research, the 'Anglo-saxon' world has remained largely ignorant of particular traditions of the study of popular music in France and specific theoretical debates or organizational principles of the making and consuming of French musics. French, British and American research into popular music has thus coexisted - with considerable cross-fertilization - for many years, but the barriers of language and different academic traditions have made it hard for French and anglophone researchers to fully appreciate the ways in which popular music has developed in their respective countries and the perspectives on its study adopted by their colleagues. This volume provides a comparative and contrastive perspective on popular music and its study in France and the UK.

Historicising the French Revolution

French sociology's reintegrative religious project and its roots in the conservative re-appropriation of Rousseau have remained unexplored in French and Anglo-American literature except in fragmentary fashion.

Historicising the French Revolution

Three decades ago, François Furet famously announced that the French Revolution was over. Napoleon's armies ceased to march around Europe long ago, and Louis XVIII even returned to occupy the throne of his guillotined brother. And yet the Revolution’s memory continues to hold sway over imaginations and cultures around the world. This sway is felt particularly strongly by those who are interested in history: for the French Revolution not only altered the course of history radically, but became the fountainhead of historicism and the origin of the historical mentality. The sixteen essays collected in this volume investigate the Revolution’s intellectual and material legacies. From popular culture to education and politics, from France and Ireland to Poland and Turkey, from 1789 to the present day, leading historians expose, alongside graduate students, the myriad ways in which the Revolution changed humanity’s possible futures, its history, and the idea of history. They attest to how the Revolution has had a continuing global significance, and is still shaping the world today.

The Cambridge History of Science Volume 7 The Modern Social Sciences

In France , for example , the collapse of Durkheimian sociology opened the way for the more established synthetic ... As Claude Lévi - Strauss remarked in 1945 , French sociology did not " consider itself as an isolated discipline ...

The Cambridge History of Science  Volume 7  The Modern Social Sciences

An account of the history of the social sciences since the late eighteenth century.

The Sociological Domain

But this book is the first to introduce the individual and collective work of his colleagues and disciples who formed with him the 'French school of sociology'.

The Sociological Domain

Emile Durkheim, one of the founding fathers of sociology, has been the subject of many studies. But this book is the first to introduce the individual and collective work of his colleagues and disciples who formed with him the 'French school of sociology'. Such an association of talented scholars was a unique event in the history of sociology and a decisive landmark in the development of the discipline. In this book, examination of the texts of the Durkheimians is combined with analysis of the social and intellectual group attempted to create a new social science. In this respect, the present book is also instructive about the birth and institutionalisation of academic disciplines in general. But studying the work of the Durkheimians goes beyond historical research; the Durkeimians can still offer lessons in the exploration of the territory of sociology, an area in which so much virgin land remains unmapped.