Applying Relational Sociology: Relations, Networks, and by François Dépelteau, C. Powell

By François Dépelteau, C. Powell

From networks to fields to figurations to discourses, relational rules became universal in social technological know-how, and a different relational sociology has emerged during the last decade and a part. yet thus far, this paradigm shift has raised as many questions because it solutions. simply what are 'relations', accurately? How can we become aware of and degree them? How does relational considering switch what we already find out about society? What new questions does it invite us to invite? This quantity and its significant other quantity Conceptualizing Relational Sociology: Ontological and Theoretical concerns collect, for the 1st time, the top specialists and up-and-coming students within the box to handle primary questions on what relational sociology is and the way it really works.

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The new, emergent network society (Castells, 1996) derives from a network of “local” societies that are no longer defined according to a territorial principle, but on the basis of the symbolic and communicative codes that regulate them. This form of society can be defined as “relational” because it interlaces local societies and global society, giving rise to contexts for living where what is crucial is the quality of the relational patterns prevailing in the social spheres that constitute these contexts.

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