Concepts in Action: Conceptual Constructionism (Studies in Critical Social Sciences #118) (Paperback)

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By Hakon Leiulfsrud (Editor), Peter Sohlberg (Editor)
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This is book number 118 in the Studies in Critical Social Sciences series.

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Rather than treating concepts and their application in a static and iconic manner, Concepts in Action provides us with examples of the active and creative use of concepts for constructing and generating new knowledge. Examples of theoretic constructions and topics discussed refers to the function of theory in mainstream sociology; concepts enabling us to expand the range of interpretations; a critical view and approach to general concepts of culture, nature and consumption; concepts dealing with organization, institutions and actors; and examples of travelling concepts such as class, gender, race and social recognition. Concepts in Action follows on the earlier Theory in Action (2016) as part of a three volume project broadening our understanding of the interplay of theory and methods. The forthcoming third volume will focus on the strategy of constructing and analyzing the object in social science. This volume is highly relevant for researchers and students interested in theoretical construction in the social sciences.

Contributors are: G ran Ahrne, Mette Andersson, Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen, Anne Britt Flemmen, Antje Gimmler, Willy Guneriussen, Roar Hagen,
Raimund Hasse, H kon Leiulfsrud, Willy Martinussen, John Scott, Peter Sohlberg, P l Strandbakken, Richard Swedberg and Erik Olin Wright.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781608461578
ISBN-10: 1608461572
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: December 7th, 2018
Pages: 330
Language: English
Series: Studies in Critical Social Sciences