The Autonomous, the Universal and the Future of Sociology

  title={The Autonomous, the Universal and the Future of Sociology},
  author={Sharifah Munirah Alatas},
  journal={Current Sociology},
  pages={23 - 7}
The universal concepts of sociology are those that form the basic foundation of the discipline found in all human societies and valid for all times. Examples are the concepts of sanction, class, social stratification, social mobility, group, culture, values, religion, custom and others. These concepts are universally valid in the general and abstract sense but their historical and concrete manifestations are conditioned by their temporal, spatial and cultural frameworks. It is in the studies of… Expand
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