Knowledge and Society: Situating Sociology and Social Anthropology

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Oxford University Press India, Jan 19, 2007 - Social Science - 195 pages
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This volume identifies three persisting areas of tension in sociology--sociology's ambiguous identity vis-a-vis social anthropology, its claim for scientificity, the appropriateness of the units of its analyses--society, nation-state, and civilization.

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T. K. Oommen retired from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2002 where he was professor for 26 years. He was President, International Sociological Association (ISA) from 1990 to 1994 and President, Indian Sociological Society from 1989 to 1990.

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