The sacred project of American sociology /

This text shows counter-intuitively, that the secular enterprise that everyday sociology appears to be pursuing is actually not what is really going on at sociology's deepest level. Sociology today is in fact animated by sacred impulses, driven by sacred commitments, and serves a sacred project...

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Main Author: Smith, Christian, 1960-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Series:Philosophische analyse = Philosophical analysis
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Summary:This text shows counter-intuitively, that the secular enterprise that everyday sociology appears to be pursuing is actually not what is really going on at sociology's deepest level. Sociology today is in fact animated by sacred impulses, driven by sacred commitments, and serves a sacred project. The book re-asserts a vision for what sociology is most important for, in contrast with its current commitments, and calls sociologists back to a more honest, fair, and healthy vision of its purpose.
Physical Description:xi, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780199377138 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0199377138 (hardcover : alk. paper)