Knowledge and Society: Situating Sociology and Social Anthropology
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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A Plea for Contextualization
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