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Author Šubrt, Jiří

Title The Perspective of Historical Sociology : the Individual as Homo-Sociologicus Through Society and History
Published Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017


Description 1 online resource (307 pages)
Contents Front Cover -- The Perspective of Historical Sociology -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Reviewers -- Acknowledgments -- Part I: The Perspective of Historical Sociology (By Way of Introduction) -- The Path to Historical Sociology -- History and Sociology -- Theoretical Dilemmas -- Part II: Societies and the Processes of Change -- The Dimension of Time -- Temporalized Sociology -- The Division of Historical Time -- History as Lifeâ#x80;#x99;s Teacher -- Social Change â#x80;#x94; Different Approaches to its Observation and Analysis
The Theories of Cyclical DevelopmentTheories of Developmental Discontinuity and Breaks -- The Materialist Conception of History -- Revolution -- Collective Actors of Social Change -- The Theory of Breaks -- The Theory of Linear Continuous Development -- Sequential and Processual Explanatory Models -- Evolutionary Theory -- Some New Approaches to the Issue of Social Change -- Crisis as a Challenge -- Etymology and Semantics of the Concept of Crisis -- Risk, Crisis, Catastrophe, and Collapse -- One Concept â#x80;#x94; Many Manifestations
Plurality of Explanatory FrameworksCurrent Issues -- Part III: Ideas of the Sociological â#x80;#x9C;Foundersâ#x80;#x9D; -- Sociology as a Science of Social Statics and Dynamics -- The Evolution of the Social Organism -- Historical Materialism -- Predecessors -- The Thinker Who Wished to Change the World -- Explaining the Emergence of Capitalism -- Digression on the Early rationalization of time -- Sociology as a Science about Social Facts -- A Digression on Collective Memory -- Part IV: Systems, Structures, and Functions -- The Social System and Evolution
Inequality, Stratification, MobilityTheories of Conflict -- Social Functions of Conflicts -- Social Conflict in Modern Society -- Appendix to Conflict Theory -- Structuralism and Poststructuralism -- Invariable Structures -- Variable Structures -- Functional Differentiation and Its Consequences -- World-System -- Part V: Civilizational Analysis -- The Civilizing Process -- Paradigms of Human Condition -- Civilizations of the Axial Age -- Part VI: The Modern World, Its Formative Processes and Transformations -- Pathways to Modern Society
Citizens and the StateDifferent Types of Social Revolution -- Revolutions in the International Context -- The Formation of Modern Nations -- Nationalism and High Culture -- The National Interest -- The Dark Side of Modernization -- The Banality of Evil -- Advocate for the Open Society -- A Critique of Ideological Myths and Totalitarian Tendencies -- Wars, Conflicts, and Violence -- Coercion and Violence -- The Networks of Power -- From the First Modernity to the Second Modernity -- Story of Modernization Theory
Summary This book provides a comprehensive overview of the themes that make up the field of Historical Sociology. At its centre is the human individual as related to social and historical development. The key question it raises is who or what is responsible for the process of human history: society or the individual?
Notes ""The Transformations of Contemporary Societies""
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Subject Historical sociology.
Social change.
historical sociology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Historical sociology.
Social change.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781787433632