Knowledge, Communication and Society

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Knowledge, Communication, and Society: Contributions to the New Sociology of Knowledge seeks to revive the academic collaboration and debates between European and Anglo-Saxon currents of thought in the social sciences that characterised the middle of the last century, and provide a forum for the development of a new sociology of knowledge. A space for transatlantic discussion, it includes original works and translations of central works by contemporary European social scientists and is committed to an empirically grounded programme of developing social theory.


Bernt Schnettler is Professor and Chair of Sociology of Culture and Religion at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Hubert Knoblauch is Professor of Sociology at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

Michaela Pfadenhauer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Alejandro Baer is Associate Professor of Sociology and Stephen Feinstein Chair and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, USA.

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    Erving Goffman

    From the Perspective of the New Sociology of Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Jürgen Raab

    While Erving Goffman’s books are among the most widely read sociological works, covering issues including the presentation of the self, total institutions, interaction order to frame analysis, they are in fact guided by a single theme: the analysis of the form of interaction in social situations…

    Hardback – 2019-02-22 
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    Knowledge, Communication and Society

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    Social Constructivism as Paradigm?

    The Legacy of The Social Construction of Reality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michaela Pfadenhauer, Hubert Knoblauch

    Social constructivism is one of the most prominent theoretical approaches in the social sciences. This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first formulation in Peter Berger and Luckmann’s classic foundational text, The Social Construction of Reality. Addressing the work’s contribution to…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
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    Knowledge, Communication and Society