Varieties Of Social Imagination

Paperback | April 5, 2017

byBarbara CelarentEditorAndrew AbbottPreface byAndrew Abbott

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In July 2009, the American Journal of Sociology (AJS) began publishing book reviews by an individual writing as Barbara Celarent, professor of particularity at the University of Atlantis. Mysterious in origin, Celarent’s essays taken together provide a broad introduction to social thinking. Through the close reading of important texts, Celarent’s short, informative, and analytic essays engaged with long traditions of social thought across the globe—from India, Brazil, and China to South Africa, Turkey, and Peru. . . and occasionally the United States and Europe.

Sociologist and AJS editor Andrew Abbott edited the Celarent essays, and in Varieties of Social Imagination, he brings the work together for the first time. Previously available only in the journal, the thirty-six meditations found here allow readers not only to engage more deeply with a diversity of thinkers from the past, but to imagine more fully a sociology—and a broader social science—for the future.

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In July 2009, the American Journal of Sociology (AJS) began publishing book reviews by an individual writing as Barbara Celarent, professor of particularity at the University of Atlantis. Mysterious in origin, Celarent’s essays taken together provide a broad introduction to social thinking. Through the close reading of important texts,...

The late Barbara Celarent was professor of particularity at the University of Atlantis. Andrew Abbott is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. For fifteen years, he was editor of the American Journal of Sociology.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 5, 2017Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
YEAR ONE
I Michael Young
II Henry David Thoreau
III Frances Donovan
IV Bernard Berelson and Gary A. Steiner
V Oliver Cromwell Cox
VI Herbert Marcuse
YEAR TWO
VII Gilberto Freyre
VIII Jomo Kenyatta
IX Qu Tongzu
X Mariama Bâ
XI G. S. Ghurye
XII Frantz Fanon
YEAR THREE
XIII Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati
XIV Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
XV Chen Da
XVI Ali Shari?ati
XVII Ziya Gökalp
XVIII M. N. Srinivas
YEAR FOUR
XIX Ellen Hellmann
XX Euclides da Cunha
XXI Fukutake Tadashi
XXII Fei Xiaotong
XXIII Deliar Noer
XXIV Radhakamal Mukerjee
YEAR FIVE
XXV Léopold Sédar Senghor
XXVI Gino Germani
XXVII Taha Husayn
XXVIII Fukuzawa Yukichi
XXIX Heleieth I. B. Saffioti
XXX Alberto Flores Galindo
YEAR SIX
XXXI Sol T. Plaatje
XXXII José Vasconcelos
XXXIII Edward W. Blyden
XXXIV José Rizal
XXXV Joaquin Capelo
XXXVI Raden Ajeng Kartini

 

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“A social scientist of outstanding culture, Abbott takes us in his reading room to revive a wonderful diverse set of authors and works, mostly non-Westerners. The reward is twofold. First, the selection paves the way for a global history of social thought. And second, Abbott’s masterful art of reading proves itself to be a heuristic that makes for better conversation between scholarship and imagination.”