Whither Sociology? Some Reflections on the Ideas of ‘Globalization’ and ‘Social Capital’1

@inproceedings{Lenzer2007WhitherSS,
  title={Whither Sociology? Some Reflections on the Ideas of ‘Globalization’ and ‘Social Capital’1},
  author={Gertrud Lenzer},
  year={2007}
}
The history of the social sciences provides instructive instances of clairvoyance on the part of some of its principal luminaries as well as periods of general institutional myopia. The 30-year history of the ISA Research Committee on Sociotechnics itself is an interesting representation of the path sociology in its mainstream and less orthodox (or deviant—depending on the perspective of the observer—configurations has traversed in these last decades. I vividly recall meeting Adam Podgorecki… CONTINUE READING