Another sociology: The future of sociology from a critical theoretical perspective

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During the second half of the 20th century, sociology as a social technology in service of the welfare state has been the predominant form, especially in Scandinavia. The crisis of the welfare state has led this form of sociology into a crisis as well. Instead, I argue for a critical sociology contributing dianostics of the social pathologies of the modern state. Such an approach can find inspiration in classical sociology, but it is also important to realize that, today, we are living in another modernity. A liberation from social technology must thus include a liberation from objectivistic methods.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDansk Sociologi
Issue numberspecial issue
Pages (from-to)55-75
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998

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