New publication (April 2019)

After passing my DPhil in History from the University of Oxford (the viva took place in December 2017), I had the opportunity of publishing the thesis into a book with Palgrave Macmillan. The submission and reviewing process was quite straight-forward and exciting: The only thing I did was constitute a file with all information required (see if you are interested in the process) and send a chapter of the thesis along by e-mail. Although I initially had plans to publish the book as part of the 'History' series, it took place in the 'Sociology' one as it seemed more appropriate to my editor.
After six months of intense work (reviewing, rewriting, proofreading), here is the final result. Below is the (apt) summary of the book written by the publishing house:


This book is a comparative study of the development of sociology in Britain and France between 1920 and 1940, taking a broad definition of the discipline to examine divergence across the channel in the interwar years. Rocquin charts the tension between differing schools of thought, presenting an alternative history of Europe based on cultural and intellectual struggle, and variation in theoretical visions of society - a divide that is still crucial in understanding the present situation between Continental Europe and the United Kingdom. This is a compelling addition to the history of sociology, and will be of interest to students and scholars across history, historical sociology, politics, European studies, and the sociology of knowledge.

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