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Historical Sociology and Sociology of History
Historical Sociology and Sociology of History

Author(s): Luc Boltanski
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Social Philosophy, Sociology, History and theory of sociology, Social Theory
Published by: Zeta Books
Keywords: Peter Wagner; historical sociology; progress; critique; event;

Summary/Abstract: Reading A Sociology of Modernity made me turn again towards history and encounter the path of a historical sociology. One can say that Peter Wagner´s work opens up particularly rich perspectives towards a new consideration of the complex relations between sociology and history and on the consequences that the internal movements within each discipline have had on the other. I shall approach some issues regarding these relations by looking, first, at the theme of temporality and at the distinction between the past and a present (often turned towards the horizon of the future) and, second, at the theme of the events and their frequent contradistinction to structures.

  • Issue Year: 4/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 45-70
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English