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Reconstructing sociology : the critical realist approach, Douglas V. Porpora

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Reconstructing sociology : the critical realist approach
Title
Reconstructing sociology
Title remainder
the critical realist approach
Statement of responsibility
Douglas V. Porpora
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Critical realism is a philosophy of science that positions itself against the major alternative philosophies underlying contemporary sociology. This book offers a general critique of sociology, particularly sociology in the United States, from a critical realist perspective. It also acts as an introduction to critical realism for students and scholars of sociology. Written in a lively, accessible style, Douglas V. Porpora argues that sociology currently operates with deficient accounts of truth, culture, structure, agency, and causality that are all better served by a critical realist perspective. This approach argues against the alternative sociological perspectives, in particular the dominant positivism which privileges statistical techniques and experimental design over ethnographic and historical approaches. However, the book also compares critical realism favourably with a range of other approaches, including poststructuralism, pragmatism, interpretivism, practice theory, and relational sociology. Numerous sociological examples are included, and each chapter addresses well-known and current work in sociology.--
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Porpora, Douglas V
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sociology
  • Critical theory
Label
Reconstructing sociology : the critical realist approach, Douglas V. Porpora
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Seven myths of American sociology; 2. Do realists run regressions?; 3. What is truth?; 4. Whatever happened to social structure?; 5. Are we not men - or, rather, persons?; 6. What and where is culture?; 7. Do we need critical realism?; 8. So what do we do with it?
Control code
FIEb1775253x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781107107373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015013727
  • (OCoLC)907495195
Label
Reconstructing sociology : the critical realist approach, Douglas V. Porpora
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Seven myths of American sociology; 2. Do realists run regressions?; 3. What is truth?; 4. Whatever happened to social structure?; 5. Are we not men - or, rather, persons?; 6. What and where is culture?; 7. Do we need critical realism?; 8. So what do we do with it?
Control code
FIEb1775253x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781107107373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015013727
  • (OCoLC)907495195

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