Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612186
Title:
Modernist Sociology in a Postmodern World?
Authors:
Shipman, Jessica; Powell, Jason
Abstract:
This article looks at the problems Sociology has in theorising modern discourses in the light of the rise and consolidation of Postmodernism. The paper begins with an historical sketch of the emergence of Enlightenment and how its values helped to engender intellectual curiosity amongst the precursors of modernist sociological theorising. Indeed, the paper analyses how Sociology faces up to enlightenment thought and legacy via a critical analysis of the modern‐postmodern debate: its historiography, pathologies, and futurology. At the same time, there has been a huge escalation of neo‐Nietzschean theorists under the label of ‘postmodernist’ who have castigated the enlightenment to the dustbin of the history of ideas, that its metanarratives of ‘progress’ and ‘freedom’ have failed and that western rationality is exhausted (Lyotard, 1984). Subsequently, the paper assesses to what extent the values of the ‘project of modernity’ have to be abandoned, and whether, in turn, sociology can offer the epistemic stretching of postmodern narratives.
Affiliation:
University of Leeds; University of Chester
Citation:
Shipman, J., & Powell, J. L. (2005). Modernist sociology in a postmodern world? International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 25(11), 1-13
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Publication Date:
14-Oct-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612186
DOI:
10.1108/01443330510791351
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/01443330510791351
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0144-333X
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorShipman, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jasonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-08T07:51:54Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-08T07:51:54Zen
dc.date.issued2005-10-14en
dc.identifier.citationShipman, J., & Powell, J. L. (2005). Modernist sociology in a postmodern world? International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 25(11), 1-13en
dc.identifier.issn0144-333Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/01443330510791351en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/612186en
dc.description.abstractThis article looks at the problems Sociology has in theorising modern discourses in the light of the rise and consolidation of Postmodernism. The paper begins with an historical sketch of the emergence of Enlightenment and how its values helped to engender intellectual curiosity amongst the precursors of modernist sociological theorising. Indeed, the paper analyses how Sociology faces up to enlightenment thought and legacy via a critical analysis of the modern‐postmodern debate: its historiography, pathologies, and futurology. At the same time, there has been a huge escalation of neo‐Nietzschean theorists under the label of ‘postmodernist’ who have castigated the enlightenment to the dustbin of the history of ideas, that its metanarratives of ‘progress’ and ‘freedom’ have failed and that western rationality is exhausted (Lyotard, 1984). Subsequently, the paper assesses to what extent the values of the ‘project of modernity’ have to be abandoned, and whether, in turn, sociology can offer the epistemic stretching of postmodern narratives.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/01443330510791351en
dc.subjectpostmodernismen
dc.subjecttheoryen
dc.titleModernist Sociology in a Postmodern World?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Leeds; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policyen
dc.date.accepted2005-07-02en
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