APPENDIX:
ALİM ARLI
İstanbul Şehir University
SOC 502 – CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
Selected required readings:
1. Bourdieu, Pierre. 1977. Outline of a Theory of Practice. Cambridge University Press.
2. Giddens, Anthony. 1984. The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration,
Univ. of California Press.
3. Mann, Michael. 1986. The Sources of Social Power, 2 vols. Cambridge University Press.
4. Touraine, Alain. 1995. Critique of Modernity, Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell.
5. Said, Edward. 1977. Orientalism, Penguin.
WEEKLY READING SCHEDULE
WEEK 1- Course introduction and overview
WEEK 2- Orientalism: Edward W. Said and Bryan S. Turner
1. Said, Edward. 1977. Orientalism, Penguin, Ch. 1.
2. Turner, B. Orientalism, Postmodernism and Globalism, Routledge 1994, part 1-2.
Recommended Reading:
Binder, Leonard. 1976. "Area Studies: A Critical Reassessment." In Leonard Binder
ed., The Study of the Middle East: Research and Scholarship in the Humanities and
the Social Sciences. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
WEEK 3 – A Sociology of Sociology
3. Andrew Abbott. Chaos of Disciplines, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2001,
Chs. 1, 5.
Recommended Reading:
Andrew Abbott. Chaos of Disciplines, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2001,
Chs. 3, 6, 7.
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WEEK 4 – Configuration Theory: Norbert Elias
4. Elias, N. Power and Civility: The Civilizing Process, vol. 2, Blackwell 1982, pp. 227333.
Recommended Reading:
Steven Loyal and Stephen Quilley, The Sociology of Norbert Elias, Cambridge
University Press 2004, Chs. 1.
Richard Kilminster, Norbert Elias: Post-philosophical sociology, Routledge 2007,
Chs. 4.
WEEK 5 – Structuration Theory- Anthony Giddens
5. Giddens, A. “Agency, Structure” in Contemporary Sociological Theory, C.
Calhoun, J. Gerties, J. Moody, S. Pfaff, and I. Work (ed). Blackwell Publishing, NYUK, 2002, pp. 232-243.
6. Giddens, A. “Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and the Significance of Culture” in
A. Giddens, J. Turner (eds.) Social Theory Today, Stanford Univ. Press, 1987, pp.
195-223.
Recommended Reading:
Cohen, I. “Structuration Theory and Social Praxis” in A. Giddens, J. Turner (eds.)
Social Theory Today, Stanford Univ. Press, 1987, pp. 273-308.
Giddens, A. A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism, UC Press, 1981,
pp. 1-48.
WEEK 6 – Field Theory and Reflexive Sociology: Pierre Bourdieu
7. Bourdieu, P. “The Practise of Reflexive Sociology (The Paris Workshop)”, in An
Invitation to Reflexive Sociology, L. Wacquant and P. Bourdieu, Polity Press, 1992,
pp. 217-260.
8. Bourdieu, P. “Structures, Habitus, Practices”, in Contemporary Sociological
Theory, C. Calhoun, J. Gerties, J. Moody, S. Pfaff, and I. Work (ed). Blackwell
Publishing, NY-UK, 2002, pp. 276-288.
9. Emirbayer M., “Manifesto for a Relational Sociology” The American Journal of
Sociology, vol. 103, no. 2. (Sep., 1997), pp. 281-317.
Recommended Reading:
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Wacquant, L. J. D. “Toward a Sociopraxeology: The Structure and the Logic of
Pierre Bourdieu”, in An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology, L. Wacquant and P.
Bourdieu, Polity Press, 1992, pp. 2-59.
Bourdieu, P. “Sociology as Socioanalysis” in An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology, L.
Wacquant and P. Bourdieu, Polity Press, 1992, pp. 62-74
WEEK 7- Macro-social Power & Networks: Michael Mann
10. Mann, Michael. The Sources of Social Power, ch. 1. Cambridge University Press,
1986.
11. Jacoby, Tim. Social Power and the Turkish State, ch. 3. Frank Cass. 2004.
Recommended Reading:
Ardıç, Nurullah. “İktidarın Dört Atlısı: Michael Mann ve Tarihsel Sosyoloji”,
Toplum ve Bilim, sy. 123, s. 258-285.
Jacoby, Tim. Social Power and the Turkish State, Frank Cass, 2004, ch. 1.
WEEK 8- Micro-social power: Michél Foucault
12. Foucault, Michel. “Governmentality”, in J. D. Faugion (ed.) Michel Foucault
Power, London: Allen Lane the Penguin Press, 2001, pp. 201-222.
13. Foucault, Michel. Security, Territory, Population, Palgrave, Chs. 1, pp. 1-27.
14. Foucault, Michel. “The Subject and Power”, in H. L. Dreyfus & P. Rabinow (eds)
Michel Foucault Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, New York: Harvester &
Wheatsheaf, 1982.
Recommended Reading:
Layder, D. “Foucault and the Postmodern Turn” ın Idem, Understanding Social
Theory, Sage 2005, pp. 115-138.
WEEK 9 – Symbolic Interactionism- Herbert Blumer and Erving Goffman
15. Blumer, H. “Symbolic Interactionism,” in Contemporary Sociological Theory, C.
Calhoun, J. Gerties, J. Moody, S. Pfaff, and I. Work (ed). Blackwell Publishing, NYUK 2002, pp. 66-77.
16. Goffman, E. “The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life" in Contemporary
Sociological Theory, C. Calhoun, J. Gerties, J. Moody, S. Pfaff, and I. Work (ed).
Blackwell Publishing, NY-UK, 2002, pp. 51-65.
Recommended Reading:
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Hans Joas, “Symbolic Interactionism”, in A. Giddens, J. Turner (ed.) Social Theory
Today, Stanford Univ. Press, 1987, pp. 82-115.
WEEK 10 - Critical Theory- Jürgen Habermas
17. Habermas, J. “The Tasks of a Critical Theory of Society”, in Contemporary
Sociological Theory, C. Calhoun, J. Gerties, J. Moody, S. Pfaff, and I. Work (ed).
Blackwell Publishing, NY-UK, 2002, pp. 377-400.
18. Habermas, J. “Modernity versus Postmodernity”, New German Critique, Winter
1981, No:22, pp. 3-14.
Recommended Reading:
Axel Honneth, “Critical Theory” in S. P. Turner (eds) Social Theory and Sociology,
Blackwell, 1996, pp. 347-382.
WEEK 11 - Contemporary Marxism- Burawoy, Wright, Therborn
19. Göran Therborn, “Twentieth-Century Marxism and the Dialectics of Modernity”,
in From Marxism to Post-Marxism, Göran Therborn, Verso, 2008, pp. 66-110.
20. Burawoy, M. & Wright, E. O. “Sociological Marxism”,
http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/SocMarx.pdf
Recommended Reading:
Göran Therborn, “After Dialectics: Radical Social Theory in the North at the
Dawn of The Twenty-first Century”, in From Marxism to Post-Marxism, Göran
Therborn, Verso 2008, pp. 111-181.
WEEK 12 – Globalization, Reflexive Modernity & Risk Society
21. Therborn, G. “Globalizations: Dimensions, Historical Waves, Regional Effects,
Normative Governance”, International Sociology, June 2000, Vol. 15(2):, pp.151–
179.
22. Mann, Michael. “Has Globalization Ended the Rise and Rise of the Nation-State?”
in The Global Transformations Reader, D. Held & A. McGrew (eds.) Malden, MA:
Polity Press, 2001.
23. Ulrich Beck, “On the Logic of Wealth Distribution and Risk Distribution” in Risk
Society: Toward a new Modernity, Sage Pub., 1992, pp. 19-50.
Recommended Reading:
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Ardıç, Nurullah. “Friend or Foe? Globalization and Turkey at the Turn of the 21st
Century” Journal of Economic and Social Research, vol. 11, no. 1, 2009.
Ulrich Beck, “The Politics of Knowledge in the Risk Society” in Risk Society:
Toward a new Modernity, Sage Pub., 1992, pp. 51-84.
WEEK 13- Social Movements, Old & New: Alain Touraine and Charles Tilly
24. Touraine, A., "An Introduction to the Study of Social Movements." Social
Research 52(4), 1985, pp.749-787.
25. Tilly, C. “Social Movements as Politics”, in pp. Social Movements: 1768-2004,
Paradigm Publishers, pp. 1-15.
Recommended Reading:
Offe, C., "New Social Movements: Challenging the Boundaries of Institutional
Politics." Social Research 52(4):, 1985, pp. 817-868. (only pp. 817-832)
WEEK 14
Review & Final Discussion
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