The Person in the Sight of Sociology by Colin Fletcher

The Person in the Sight of Sociology Author: Colin Fletcher
eBook Title: The Person in the Sight of Sociology
ISBN10: 0710081200
ISBN13: 978-0710081209
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul (1975)
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size ePub vers.: 1262 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1893 kb
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Rating: 3.5
Votes: 355

Sociology is about society, but what about people? The person in the sight of sociology is all too often a matchstick being. In this original and stimulating book the person is characterized by what is inherent in a social being, and the result is a rich narrative, the story of the person told through events in life. The author holds that for sociological purposes, the person must be seen as perfect: perfectible, perfecting and perfect. He outlines the ‘trialectical’ nature of such a theory, offers a test of it in the making of madness and claims that such a change in vision is appropriate for the sociologist’s critical engagement in the world. It may be claimed that Colin Fletcher has created a new realm of theorizing and a piece of literature for sociology. And, perhaps as important, the reader may catch the rare experience of being spoken with as a person by another person.