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Discourse and KnowledgeThe Making of Enlightenment Sociology$
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Piet Strydom

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238058

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312960

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Introduction: Crisis Discourse and Sociology

Introduction: Crisis Discourse and Sociology

(p.93) Introduction: Crisis Discourse and Sociology
Discourse and Knowledge
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Part II presents an analysis of the construction of sociology within the context of the discourse of modernity, focusing on the early modern rights discourse and the construction of Enlightenment sociology. It also clarifies the sense in which sociology can be said to be a critique of modernity and to consider the relation between social theory and political theory.

Keywords:   sociology, modernity, modern rights discourse, Enlightenment, social theory, political theory

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