Chapter 20. Historical Sociology

  1. Professor Bryan S. Turner Professor
  1. Krishan Kumar Professor Visiting Professor member

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch20

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

How to Cite

Kumar, K. (2008) Historical Sociology, in The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (ed B. S. Turner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Alona Evans Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College Boston, USA

Author Information

  1. William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169004

Online ISBN: 9781444304992

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Keywords:

  • historical sociology;
  • the recovery of historical sociology;
  • a third wave;
  • new departures and wider horizons;
  • promise and performance;
  • ghettoization;
  • historical materialism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why “Historical Sociology”?

  • The Recovery of Historical Sociology

  • A Third Wave?

  • New Departures, Wider Horizons

  • Promise and Performance

  • Bibliography