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Historical Sociology

Books on Historical Sociology

The resurgence of historical sociology has been one of the most important developments in contemporary sociology and history after a setback due to fascism and Stalinism. What are the main routes of development of historical sociology? - Karl Marx, Max Weber, Evolutionary Psychology, Functionalist Explanation.

Historical Sociology studies the past to find out how societies work and change. Historical sociology is deeply divided between explanatory sociological approaches and more empirical evidence approaches. Modernization Theory approaches, late Marxist approaches, historical geography, institutional approaches, cultural history, intellectual history, postcolonial and genealogical approaches.

Themes in historical sociology from state formation, nationalism, social movements, social classes, patriarchy, architectural sociology, sociology of religion and moral regulation.

Between sociologists and historians there has existed since the first inception of sociological ideas a sharp difference which grows out of two different sources, a psychological and a scientifico-logical.

Journal of Historical Sociology is both interdisciplinary in approach and innovative in content.

Historical Sociology - Abstracts

Have Historical Sociologists Forsaken Theory? Thoughts on the History/Theory Relationship - JILL QUADAGNO, STAN J. KNAPP, Florida State University, Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. 20, No. 4, 481-507 (1992)

The Debate on Historical Sociology: Rational Choice Theory and Its Critics by: Edgar Kiser, Michael Hechter - The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 104, No. 3. (1998).

Historical Sociology and Time RONALD AMINZADE, University of Minnesota
Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. 20, No. 4, 456-480 (1992)

The Fourth Wave in Historical Sociology: Lessons From and For International Relations Lawson, George - Presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION.

Time-Sensitivity in Comparative-Historical Sociology: Temporality and the Techniques of the Late “Second Wave” Villegas, Celso, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Historical Sociology in International Relations: Open Society, Research Programme and Vocation George Lawsona, Department of Politics, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Why Political Economy Needs Historical Sociology Leonard Seabrookea, International Politics (2007) 44, 390–413. doi:10.1057/palgrave.ip.8800197

Which historical sociology? A Response to Stephen Hobden's 'Theorising the International System' DANIEL NEXON, Review of International Studies (2001), Cambridge University Press

Revisiting general theory in historical sociology Article from:Social Forces Article date:December 1, 2004, The role of general theory in the field of historical sociology has been the subject of a long and heated debate.

Romancing the Field: The Marriage of Feminism and Historical Sociology AVA BARON, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, Volume 5, Number 1, pp. 17-37 � 1998 Oxford University Press

From Universal History to Historical Sociology by J. A. Banks � 1989 The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Transforming Localities Reflections on Time, Causality and Narrative In Contemporary Historical Sociology Journal article by Larry W. Isaac, Historical Methods, Vol. 30, 1997

Negotiating a Market, Performing Theory: The Historical Sociology of a Financial Derivatives Exchange Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh - School of Social and Political Studies
Yuval Millo, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Accounting Department

HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY by Franz Oppenheimer - in: William Fielding Ogburn, Alexander Goldenweiser, The Social Sciences and their Interrelations, Cambridge 1927.