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By Philip Walsh

ISBN-10: 1138702234

ISBN-13: 9781138702233

ISBN-10: 1409438635

ISBN-13: 9781409438632

Hannah Arendt is at the present time extensively looked this day as a political theorist, who sought to rescue politics from society, and political concept from the social sciences. yet this view has had the influence of distracting recognition from a lot of Arendt's most crucial insights about the structure of society, and the importance of its 'science', sociology.

Arendt Contra Sociology re-assesses the connection among Arendt's paintings and the theoretical foundations of sociology, bringing her insights to endure on a few key issues inside modern theoretical sociology. Re-reading Arendt's differences among labour, fabrication and motion as a conception of the elemental ontology of human societies, this ebook assesses her feedback of the tendency of many sociological paradigms to conflate the task of fabrication with that of motion. It re-examines Arendt's figuring out of relevant parts of analysis inside modern theoretical sociology - together with the which means of strength, the trajectory of recent technological know-how, the increase of consumerism and the matter of reflexivity.

This quantity bargains a complete reconstruction of Arendt's concept, uncovering its refutation of, or latent contribution to, key sociological techniques. it is going to be of curiosity to sociologists, social and political theorists and philosophers of social science.

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