Few historians have paid attention to footnotes, taking it as granted that they are simply meant to 'indicate your sources'. Well, you won't imagine what you can make of them... Because they are probably at the heart of your very art as a historian.
This blog was started by Dr Baudry Rocquin in May 2016 and is focusing on the history of sociology. You will find articles on current research (including book reviews, coming conferences, call for papers), history and methodology.
Durkheim did not receive a warm welcome and full attention in Britain until Steven Lukes' seminal historical and biographical study published in 1973. How come the British most likely did not like Durkheim? The answer of a Frenchman...
The ‘new history of sociology’ was a debate from the 1980s between R.A. Jones and C. Camic that can still shed light on how best to write about sociology’s past. But now we need a new ‘new history of sociology’!
Welcome on my post #2. Here I tell a short history of sociology in Strasbourg since 1871 and you might be surprised by how important and exciting it's been!
This is the first post of my new blog on the history of sociology! I review the book entitled 'Sociological Amnesia' which was published in 2015 and share some thoughts about Raymond Aron. Enjoy your reading!
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