Organizing Modernity: Social Order and Social Theory


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In this important theoretical and empirical statement John Law argues against the purity of post-enlightenment political and social theory, and offers an alternative post-modern sociology. Arguing in favour of a sociology of verbs, he suggests that power, organizations, mind-body dualisms, and macro-micro distinctions, may all be understood as the local performance of recursive modes of social ordering. Drawing on a range of theoretical traditions including actor-network theory, verstehende sociology, and the writing of ...