The Closing of the Sociological Mind

  title={The Closing of the Sociological Mind},
  author={Rosaire Langlois},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Sociology},
  • Rosaire Langlois
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Canadian Journal of Sociology
  • Demographic explosions, ever higher literacy demands, and the revolution in communications have combined and conspired to create an avalanche of research in all fields. In just the past few years, received views of the decline of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance, the nature of Confucianism, and the influence of Zoroastrianism are only some of the re-evaluations underway. Why should the traditional view of the "rise of the West"--the "orthodox consensus"--be immune to this wider phenomenon of… CONTINUE READING
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