Reflexivity is an essential sociological tool: it reveals assumptions and procedures typical of the sociology world, making them available to the public and the scientific community and therefore making them questionable. This book is intended as a sociological reflexivity exercise and, at the same time, as a study of the peculiar potential pertaining to an often denigrated discipline. Recalling past and contemporary theories, the volume confirms that sociology is still able to offer awareness tools in today culture. Moreover, following the wake of post-Weberian approaches and the communicative turn, it claims that sociology still has a social responsibility very much connected with its status of empirical science, and qualified by a methodology centered on telling and listening. In such a context sociology is then presented as an interpreter of the many points of view and an account of accounts.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Between reflexivity and listening. The topicality of sociology.|
|Number of pages||173|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|