1st Edition

The Person in the Sight of Sociology

ISBN 9781138998018
Published May 20, 2016 by Routledge
106 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Sighting the Person  2. A Theory of the Person  3. The Cup of Constants  4. The Plain of Contradictions  5. The Wheel of the Life-Cycle  6. Some Thoughts Which May Be Obvious  7. Sociology in the Light of the Person

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