Historical Sociology and Time

@article{Aminzade1992HistoricalSA,
  title={Historical Sociology and Time},
  author={Ronald Aminzade},
  journal={Sociological Methods \& Research},
  year={1992},
  volume={20},
  pages={456 - 480}
}
  • R. Aminzade
  • Published 1 May 1992
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Methods & Research
Historical sociologists have criticized their discipline for a tendency to ignore the temporal dimensions of social life, either by studying the correlates of outcomes rather than the character of temporally connected events or by treating events as surface manifestations of large-scale and long-term processes of change. These critiques have led to a reassessment of the value of narratives and to new methods for mapping historical sequences of events. Yet there has been relatively little… 
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