15 September 2023

The Current State of Social Theory

Associate Professor Mikael Carleheden and Arthur Bueno have edited a special session "The Current State of Social Theory" in the Magazine of the International Sociological Association "Global dialogue - Magazine of the International Sociological Association". 

Frontpage of the Magazine

"Before theory comes theorizing”. It may seem self-evident to distinguish between theory and theorizing, that is, between a theoretical product and the process that has led up to it. In fact, however, this distinction opens up a whole new field of inquiry. What are we doing when we theorize, and how should we do it? Are special skills involved? Is there an art, a craft, or a method of theorizing? And if so, how could it be conceptualized, developed, and taught? When we start asking such questions, it may strike us how little attention has been given to them in the history of sociology.

Read the article through the link: https://globaldialogue.isa-sociology.org/uploads/imgen/3388-v13i2-english.pdf