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Sociology, Phenomenology and Marxian Analysis

A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Practice of a Science of Society

By Barry Smart

Routledge – 1976 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

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Description

Sociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivist sociology. This critical reappraisal of the relevance of Marxian analysis for a science of society shows how these developments within sociology have had their counterpart in Marxism.

The author analyses the status of Marx’s work and the Marxist ‘tradition’ in sociology. He focuses upon those concerns which are common to both Marxian analysis and sociology – the question of subjectivity; the nature of social reality; and the dialectical relationship of the ‘doing’ or practice of a science of society to the social world within which such social analyses are situated. Originally published in 1976.

Contents

Introduction 1. Sociology and Marxian Analysis 2. Sociological Readings of Marx 3. Phenomenological Society – An Alternative Sociology? 4. Phenomenology and Marxism 5. For a Critical Science of Society

Name: Sociology, Phenomenology and Marxian Analysis: A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Practice of a Science of Society (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Barry Smart. Sociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivist sociology...
Categories: Phenomenology, Sociology of Knowledge, Philosophy of Social Science, German Idealism, 20th Century