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By Nikolai Genov (auth.), Nikolai Genov (eds.)

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Das englischsprachige Buch zieht eine Bilanz der widersprüchlichen intellektuellen Entwicklung der Soziologie über ein halbes Jahrhundert. Die Disziplin braucht diese Aufarbeitung der eigenen Erfahrung, um mit den neuen sozialen und kognitiven Herausforderungen fertig zu werden.

The ebook takes inventory of the in elements contradictory highbrow develoments in sociology of the prior 50 years. This reckoning with the sociological adventure is important with a purpose to do something about new social and cognitive challenges.

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The frame is struetured. Some ideas have a more strategie position in its network than others; some are more salient at particular junctures. These are the considerations to bear in mind when I argue that the globe currently oecupies a strategie plaee in the public mind and that it has helped sociologists to return to fundamental theories in their discipline. Simply to be relevant to our eontem- The Global Shifi and its Consequences for Sociology 35 poraries, we could hardly avoid engaging with global issues in recent years.

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In other words, society was an inferred entity, not directly observable. We can apply the same criterion to social relations in general. We can counter-pose the facticity of social relations to either imaginary or virtua1 relations. We can imagine what our relatives are The Global Shift and its Consequencesfor Sociology 45 doing, but that does not make them imaginary. We can simulate transport systems, but they don 't carry real people. In returning to the idea of social relations as the site for social process, contemporary sociology revives many of Simmel's problern settings.

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