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Remaking Modernity: Politics, History, and Sociology
edited by Julia Adams, Elisabeth S. Clemens and Ann Shola Orloff
series edited by George Steinmetz
Duke University Press, 2005
eISBN: 978-0-8223-8588-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8223-3352-4 | Paper: 978-0-8223-3363-0
Library of Congress Classification HM487.R46 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 301.09

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A state-of-the-field survey of historical sociology, Remaking Modernity assesses the field’s past accomplishments and peers into the future, envisioning changes to come. The seventeen essays in this collection reveal the potential of historical sociology to transform understandings of social and cultural change. The volume captures an exciting new conversation among historical sociologists that brings a wider interdisciplinary project to bear on the problems and prospects of modernity.

The contributors represent a wide variety of theoretical orientations and a broad spectrum of understandings of what constitutes historical sociology. They address such topics as religion, war, citizenship, markets, professions, gender and welfare, colonialism, ethnicity, bureaucracy, revolutions, collective action, and the modernist social sciences themselves. Remaking Modernity includes a significant introduction in which the editors consider prior orientations in historical sociology in order to analyze the field’s resurgence. They show how current research is building on and challenging previous work through attention to institutionalism, rational choice, the cultural turn, feminist theories and approaches, and colonialism and the racial formations of empire.

Contributors
Julia Adams
Justin Baer
Richard Biernacki
Bruce Carruthers
Elisabeth Clemens
Rebecca Jean Emigh
Russell Faeges
Philip Gorski
Roger Gould
Meyer Kestnbaum
Edgar Kiser
Ming-Cheng Lo
Zine Magubane
Ann Shola Orloff
Nader Sohrabi
Margaret Somers
Lyn Spillman
George Steinmetz


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