Experience and Insight in Modern Society
By (author) Harvie Ferguson
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Phenomenological Sociology by Harvie Ferguson
Book Description'This is an intriguing and impressively wide-ranging manuscript, one that offers a discussion of phenomenology as the philosophy of modern experience and then presents a phenomenological sociology of modernity. Contemporary society constitutes a different form of modernity and Ferguson's innovative and thoughtful analysis calling for a return to phenomenology demonstrates that a relatively neglected perspective within contemporary sociological thought continues to provide significant insights into modern experiences' - Barry Smart, Professor of Sociology, Portsmouth University What is phenomenological sociology? Why is it significant? This innovative and thought-provoking book argues that phenomenology was the most significant, wide-ranging and influential philosophy to emerge in the twentieth century. The social character of phenomenology is explored in its relation to the concern in twentieth century sociology with questions of modern experience. Phenomenology and sociology come together a 'ethnographies of the present'. As such, they break free of the self-imposed limitations of each to establish a new, critical understanding of contemporary life.By reading phenomenology sociologically and sociology phenomenologically, this book reconstructs a phenomenological sociology of modern experience. Erudite and assured, this book opens up a series of new questions for contemporary social theory that theorists and students of theory can ill-afford to ignore. The text contains a treasure trove of insights and propositions that will stimulate debate and research in both sociology and philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761959878
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harvie Ferguson
Self Identity and Everyday Life, Hardback (April 2009)
Presents historical insights in terms of the emergence, development, and interrelationship of specific and varied notions of identity and selfhood. This book is useful for those undergraduates and postgraduates of sociology, philosophy and history and cultural studies interested in the concepts of identity and self.
Lure of Dreams, Paperback (April 1996)
In The Lure of Dreams Harvie Ferguson shows how Freud's writings and, in particular, The Lure of Dreams contribute both in their content and form to our understanding of the character of modernity.
Melancholy and the Critique of Modernity, Hardback (November 1994)» View all books by Harvie Ferguson
The affinity between melancholy and modernity is examined in this work through a comprehensive re-examination of the writings of Soren Kierkegaard. The complete range of Kierkegaard's work is set in the context of a social and historical theory of melancholy.
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