Contemporary Sociological Theory

Term: Spring 2012

Subject Code: GSOC

Course Number: 5061

This seminar maps the ways in which practice and action featured in the sociological imagination of 20th and 21st century social theorists in France and the United States. We will start with American Pragmatism and the centrality of action. We will then look at the way some French theorists and schools - Foucault, Bourdieu, ANT, and Boltanski and Thevenot - approached action and compare it to American practice-based sociology - Interactionism, Ethnomethodology, Repertoire approaches and current neo-pragmatists.

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