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Manifesto for a Relational Sociology 1

@inproceedings{Emirbayer1997ManifestoFA,
  title={Manifesto for a Relational Sociology 1},
  author={Mustafa Emirbayer},
  year={1997}
}
Sociologists today are faced with a fundamental dilemma: whether to conceive of the social world as consisting primarily in substances or processes, in static “things” or in dynamic, unfolding relations. Rational-actor and norm-based models, diverse holisms and structuralisms, and statistical “variable” analyses continue implicitly or explicitly to prefer the former point of view. By contrast, this “manifesto” presents an alternative, “relational” perspective, first in broad, philosophical… 
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