Frontiers of Sociology (Annals of the International by Peter Hedström, Björn Wittrock

By Peter Hedström, Björn Wittrock

The thirty seventh international Congress of the IIS all for idea and examine on the vanguard of sociology and the connection among sociology and its neighbouring disciplines. This quantity constitutes a sustained attempt by means of in demand sociologists and different social scientists to evaluate the present status of sociology. it's a stocktaking of the original nature of sociology within the gentle of advances in the self-discipline itself and inside a number of neighbouring disciplines. the various chapters define institutional concepts for sociology within the new millennium. Others hint scholarly advances and suggest bold learn programmes drawing on contemporary advancements not just inside of conventional neighbouring disciplines resembling heritage, political technological know-how, and economics, but additionally in the cognitive, cultural and mathematical sciences.

Contributors include: Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Raymond Boudon, Richard Breen, Christofer R. Edling, S. N. Eisenstadt, Jack Goldstone, Philip Gorski, Peter Gärdenfors, Ulf Hannerz, Peter Hedström, Hans Joas, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Jens Rydgren, Neil Smelser, Aage B. Sørensen, Richard Swedberg, Piotr Sztompka, Peter Wagner and Björn Wittrock.

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