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By Philip Walsh

Hannah Arendt is at the present time greatly seemed this present day as a political theorist, who sought to rescue politics from society, and political idea from the social sciences. yet this view has had the influence of distracting recognition from lots of Arendt's most crucial insights in regards to the structure of society, and the importance of its 'science', sociology.

Arendt Contra Sociology re-assesses the connection among Arendt's paintings and the theoretical foundations of sociology, bringing her insights to endure on a few key subject matters inside modern theoretical sociology. Re-reading Arendt's differences among labour, fabrication and motion as a idea of the basic ontology of human societies, this ebook assesses her feedback of the tendency of many sociological paradigms to conflate the task of fabrication with that of motion. It re-examines Arendt's realizing of vital components of study inside of modern theoretical sociology - together with the which means of strength, the trajectory of recent technological know-how, the increase of consumerism and the matter of reflexivity.

This quantity deals a complete reconstruction of Arendt's suggestion, uncovering its refutation of, or latent contribution to, key sociological techniques. it will likely be of curiosity to sociologists, social and political theorists and philosophers of social science.

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