Primitive Classification and Postmodernity: Towards a Sociological Notion of Fiction

  title={Primitive Classification and Postmodernity: Towards a Sociological Notion of Fiction},
  author={Karin Knorr Cetina},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={1 - 22}
  • K. K. Cetina
  • Published 1 August 1994
  • Art, Sociology
  • Theory, Culture & Society
Introduction: Sociology beyond Modernism Postmodernist thinking in sociology is easily dismissed as gibberish taken over from French intellectuals and literary critics surveying the world from their Parisian desks or, worse still, from the vantage point of their brief travels to La Californie. It can be seen as an ephemeral fashion taken up by social theorists who are out of ideas, theorists who are finally getting bored with reinterpreting Weber, Durkheim and Marx.) But it can also be seen as… 

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