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Sociology, Phenomenology & Marxian Analysis: A Critical Discussion of the Theory & Practice of a Science of Society Barry Smart

Sociology, Phenomenology & Marxian Analysis: A Critical Discussion of the Theory & Practice of a Science of Society

Barry Smart

Published January 28th 1976
ISBN : 9780710083739
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206 pages
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Sociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivistMoreSociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivist sociology. This critical reappraisal of the relevance of Marxian analysis for a science of society shows how these developments within sociology have had their counterpart in Marxism.The author analyses the status of Marxs work and the Marxist tradition in sociology. He focuses upon those concerns which are common to both Marxian analysis and sociology - the question of subjectivity- the nature of social reality- and the dialectical relationship of the doing or practice of a science of society to the social world within which such social analyses are situated. Originally published in 1976.