What is Sociology For?

World Futures 01/2012; 68. DOI:10.1080/02604027.2012.679444

Posted: 1 Apr 2015

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Andrea Pitasi

'Gabriele d'Annunzio' University of Chieti-Pescara

Date Written: May 30, 2012


While the Berlin Wall was falling, Bryant and Becker edited a prestigious book entitled "What Has Sociology Achieved" (1990), which focused on the most relevant contributions of contemporary sociological thinkers and streams of thought to understand social change. Although there are several important Italian authors in this field such as Pareto, Mosca, and more recently, Acquaviva, Ardig`o, Ferrarotti, and Gallino, no Italian contributions were considered in that book. Nevertheless, Italian social, juridical, and economic studies of those years might have been pivotal in understanding the global change that is overwhelming the whole planet from the point of view of the nation-state representing the border between West and East.

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Pitasi, Andrea, What is Sociology For? (May 30, 2012). World Futures 01/2012; 68. DOI:10.1080/02604027.2012.679444, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2585992

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