Sociology in Crisis or ‘Ideological Shuttle from One Trap to an Other’

This article is a reaction to Iván Szelnyi’s critical analysis concerning „The triple crisis of sociology”. It seems that those who share Szelényi’s view on the actual symptoms of a sociology in crisis are in minority within the discipline. However, the author of the present article, while putting forth other emphases and analysing the problems in a broader context than Szelényi does, is one of them. Dividedness in this question should not surprise anyone, as we believe that whether one considers these problems as sings of a crisis or rather as the normal functioning of sociology is a matter of one’s viewpoint. The author of this article argues that the problem solving and reflexive capacities of sociology have been deteriorating.

Released: Replika 103, 169–182.
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