Routledge Handbook of European Sociology
Edited by Sokratis Koniordos, Alexandros Kyrtsis
Routledge – 2015 – 512 pages
The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching impact. At the same time there has been diversity and fragmentation, the influence of American sociology, and the effect of social practice and transformations. The guiding question is: does European Sociology really exist today, and if the answer is positive, what does this really mean? Divided into four parts, the Handbook investigates:
The Handbook will provides a set of state-of-the-art accounts that break new ground, each contribution teasing out the distinctively European features of the sociological theme it explores. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.
Introduction, Sokratis Koniordos and Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis Part 1: Intellectual and Institutional Settings 1.Towards an Understanding of the European Touch of Sociology in the Era of Globalisation 2. The Sociological Profession in Europe 3. The Fragmented Worlds of the European Sociological Associations 4. Is European Sociology Visible from an Extra-European Perspective? 5. Towards a European Society? What Sociology can Tell Us Part 2: Regional Variations 6. Successors of Old Traditions: The Sociologies of the French and German Speaking Areas 7. The New Sociological Super Power: Britain after 1945 8. The Latin Spirit of Mediterranean Sociologies: Iberians and Italians 9. Nordic-Scandinavians and the Glamour of Acta Sociologica 10. Dutch Networks 11. The Polish Paradox 12. East European Sociologies: Newcomers from the Cold 13. South Eastern European Variations 14. The Re-emergence of Sociology in Russia Part 3: Thematic Variations 15. Theoretical Configurations 16. Integration of Research and Theory in Post WWII European Sociologies 17. Stratification, Differentiation, and Mobility on a Changing Multi-ethnic/Multi-confessional Continent 18. Work and its Meanings 19. Sociologies of Economic Life 20. World Society and Comparative Research 21. Political Sociology and Social Movements 22. Kinship, Family and Generations 23. Sociological Feminisms 24. Sociology of Social Studies of Science and Technology 25. Leisure and the Sociology of Everyday Life 26. The Spatial Turn and the Built Environment 27. Medical Sociology and Sociology of Health 28. Social Policy from a Sociological Perspective Part 4: Major European Concerns 29. Sociology and Quality of Life Issues 30. Migration (and Multiculturalism and Identities) 31. Civil Society, Upheld! 32. Sociology of the Professions 33. Environmental 34. From the Sociology of Agricultural Societies to the Sociology of the Countryside 35. Sociology of Modernity 36. Bridging the Gap: Action and Structure Postscript, Sokratis Koniordos and Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis