Historical Sociology
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Sociology
Course Number: GSOC 5102
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Studying history and thinking historically have been always the sources of inspirations for sociologists for theory building and theory elaboration since the days of Max Weber. The great thinkers in sociology always combined the analysis of contemporary societies with that of history. This course gives an introduction to historical approaches in contemporary sociology, but it also helps students to think sociological questions through history. Readings includes Perry Anderson, Barrignton Moore, Charles Tilly, Robert Darnton, Norbert Elias, Fernand Braudel, Michael Foucault and Benedict Anderson. Students are encouraged to read the assigned readings, not simply to analyze them as completed works , but to find inspirations for developing their own future research projects.
Course Open to: Majors Only


Not open to Undergraduate students.