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Concepts and the Social Order: Robert K. Merton and the Future of Sociology
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Concepts and the Social Order: Robert K. Merton and the Future of Sociology (Hardback)

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Offers a comprehensive perspective on knowledge production in the field of sociology. Moreover, it is a tribute to the scope of Merton's work and the influence Merton has had on the work and life of sociologists around the world. This is reflected in each of the 12 chapters by internationally acclaimed scholars witnessing the range of fields Merton has contributed to as well as the personal impact he has had on sociologists. Among others, the chapters deal with history and social context - an exploration of sociology in three very different countries; the relationship between science and society; the role of experience and the conceptual word; the "Matthew effect" and "repetition with variation." The contributors consider a number of Mertonian themes and concepts, re-evaluating them, adapting them, highlighting their continued relevance and thus opening a well of possibilities for new research.

Yehuda Elkana is former President and Rector Emeritus of Central European University, and Senior Advisor to the Rector of the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin. Andras Szigeti is research fellow at Central European University, Budapest. Gyorgy Lissauer is 'free lance' researcher.

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