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Journal Articles International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Year : 2009

Compte-rendu de l'ouvrage Identity, Place, Knowledge, Social Movements Contesting Globalization

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Sociological theory has many faces. The overviewof current books which are classified as theoretical allows us to distinguish two major types of theorizing. Some authors treat theory as the explanation of observed events and phenomena, attained by discovering general and universal mechanisms of social life represented by social laws. They answer ‘why questions’. This is a rigid idea of a theory, patterned on the practice of some of the ‘hard’ natural sciences. But it is not the dominant approach (...).
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hal-02369107 , version 1 (18-11-2019)

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Florence Faucher. Compte-rendu de l'ouvrage Identity, Place, Knowledge, Social Movements Contesting Globalization. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2009, 33 (4), pp.1084 - 1085. ⟨hal-02369107⟩
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