By Philip Walsh

ISBN-10: 1138702234

ISBN-13: 9781138702233

ISBN-10: 1409438635

ISBN-13: 9781409438632

Hannah Arendt is this present day extensively looked this day as a political theorist, who sought to rescue politics from society, and political thought from the social sciences. yet this view has had the impact of distracting awareness from lots of Arendt's most vital insights about the structure of society, and the importance of its 'science', sociology.

Arendt Contra Sociology re-assesses the connection among Arendt's paintings and the theoretical foundations of sociology, bringing her insights to endure on a few key issues inside of modern theoretical sociology. Re-reading Arendt's differences among labour, fabrication and motion as a thought of the basic ontology of human societies, this publication assesses her feedback of the tendency of many sociological paradigms to conflate the task of fabrication with that of motion. It re-examines Arendt's knowing of important components of study inside modern theoretical sociology - together with the that means of energy, the trajectory of recent technological know-how, the increase of consumerism and the matter of reflexivity.

This quantity deals a finished reconstruction of Arendt's suggestion, uncovering its refutation of, or latent contribution to, key sociological techniques. it will likely be of curiosity to sociologists, social and political theorists and philosophers of social science.

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