Handbook of Historical Sociology


Edited by: Gerard Delanty & Engin F. Isin

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  • Part I: Foundations

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    Johann P. Arnason is Professor of Sociology, La Trobe University, Australia. His books include The Future that Failed: Origins and Destinies of the Soviet Model (Routledge, 1993) and Social Theory and Japanese Experience: The Dual Civilization (Kegan Paul International, 1997). He is the Editor of Thesis Eleven.

    Peter Burke is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. His many books include Sociology and History (1980/revised 1992), The French Historical Tradition: The Annales School, 1929–1989 (1990), Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (1974), The Fabrication of Louis XIV (1994) and A Social History of Knowledge (2000).

    Tom R. Burns is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden. His works include: (edited with Walter Buckley) Power and Control: Social Structures and Their Transformation (Sage, 1976); (together with Thomas Baumgartner and Philippe DeVille) Man, Decisions, and Society (Gordon and Breach, 1985); (with Helena Flam) The Shaping of Social Organizations: Rule system Theory with Applications (Sage, 1987); (edited with Thomas Baumgartner) Transtitions to Alternative Energy Systems: Entrepreneurs, Strategies, and Social Change (Westview Press, 1976); (with Thomas Baumgartner and Philippe Deville), The Shaping of Socioeconomic Systems (Gordon and Breach, 1986); (with Reinhard Ueberhorst) Creative Democracy (Praeger, 1988), (with Svein Anderson) Societal Decision-making: Democratic Challenges to State Technocracy (Ashgate, 1992).

    Craig Calhoun is Professor of Sociology and History at New York University, and since 1999 has been President of the Social Science Research Council in the United States. He was previously Editor of Sociological Theory. His books include Neither Gods Nor the Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China (1995), Critical Social Theory (1995), Nationalism (1997), The Question of Class Struggle: Social Foundations of Popular Radicalism During the Industrial Revolution (1982) and (as editor) Habermas and the Public Sphere (1997). He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Dictionary of the Social Sciences.

    Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Studies and History of Culture at the University of Chicago. His books include Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal 1890–1940 (Princeton University Press Oxford University Press, 1989), Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton University Press, 2000) and Habitations of Modernity: Essays in the Wake of Subaltern Studies (University of Chicago Press, 2002).

    Daniel Chernilo is a sociologist from the University of Chile and currently a doctoral student at the University of Warwick. He teaches on contemporary sociological theory and sociology of the state and his research interests include sociological theory processes of nation-state formation and the link between theoretical and historical narratives in sociology. He has recently published a paper on the theory of generalised symbolic media in Parsons, Habermas and Luhmann in the British Journal of Sociology (2002, 53: 3).

    George C. Comninel is Associate Professor in Political Science at York University Toronto. He is the author of Rethinking the French Revolution: Marxism and the Revisionist Challenge (Verso, 1987). His recent publications include ‘English Feudalism and the Origins of Capitalism’, Journal of Peasant Studies, July 2000, 27(4); ‘Marx's Context’, History of Political Thought, Autumn 2000, 21(3); and ‘Revolution in History: The Communist Manifesto in Context’, in Douglas Moggach and Paul Leduc Brown (eds), The Social Question and the Democratic Revolution: Marx and the Legacy of 1848 (University of Ottawa Press, 2000).

    Mitchell Dean is Professor in the Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, Sydney. He had been Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School in 2002–03 and is currently Dean, Division of Society, Culture, Media and Philosophy at Macquarie. He is the author of The Constitution of Poverty: Toward a Genealogy of Liberal Governance (Routledge, 1991), Critical and Effective Histories: Foucault's Methods and Historical Sociology (Routledge, 1994), Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society (Sage, 1999) and Governing Society (Open University Press, 2002). He is the editor, with Barry Hindess, of Governing Australia: Studies in Contemporary Rationalities of Government (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

    Gerard Delanty is Professor of Sociology at the University of Liverpool. He was Visiting Professor, York University, Toronto, in 1998, in 2000 at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, and has taught at universities in Ireland, Germany and Italy. He is the Chief Editor of the European Journal of Social Theory and author of nine books, including Inventing Europe: Idea, Identity, Reality (Macmillan, 1995), Social Theory in a Changing World (Polity, 1999), Modernity and Postmodernity: Knowledge, Power, the Self (Sage, 2000), Citizenship in a Global Age (Open University Press, 2000), Challenging Knowledge: The University in the Knowledge Society (Open University Press, 2001), Community (Routledge, 2003) and (with Patrick O'Mahony) Nationalism and Social Theory (Sage, 2002).

    Klaus Eder is Professor of Sociology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he teaches comparative macrosociology and political sociology. His publications include The New Politics of Class (Sage, 1993) and The Social Construction of Nature (Sage, 1996). He has co-edited European Citizenship (OUP, 2001) (together with B. Giesen) and coauthored Collective Identities in Action (Ashgate, 2002) together with B. Giesen et al.).

    Robert Fine is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. His most recent monograph is Political Investigations: Hegel, Marx, Arendt (Routledge, 2001). He has co-edited with Charles Turner Social Theory after the Holocaust (Liverpool University Press, 2000). His other works include a historical sociology of nation and class in South Africa from 1936 to 1966, Beyond Apartheid: Labour and Liberation in South Africa (Pluto, 1990). He is currently researching and writing on ideas and practices of cosmopolitanism.

    Susan W. Friedman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography at the Pennsylvania State University and has also taught a graduate course on methods of inquiry in the Department of Architecture. Her research interests centre on disciplinary history, particularly of geography, sociology and history; interdisciplinarity; and regional change, including a study in progress on the microhistory of the Oil Creek Valley in northwestern Pennsylvania. Her publications include Marc Bloch, Sociology and Geography: Encountering Changing Disciplines (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

    Bernhard Giesen is Professor of Sociology at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He has held visiting positions at the European University Institute, Florence, at the University of Chicago, at Stanford University, at New York University, at the University of California, Los Angeles, and at Yale University. He has published several books on social theory and historical sociology, including, with J. Alexander, R. Münch and N. Smelser (eds), The Micro-Macro-Link (1987), The Intellectuals and the Nation (1998) and Triumph and Trauma (2002).

    John R. Hall is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for History, Society, and Culture at the University of California Davis. He has written on social and cultural theory, sociohistorical epistemology, the sociology of religion and the sociology of culture. Recent publications include: an edited book, Reworking Class (Cornell University Press, 1997); Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in North America, Europe, and Japan, co-authored by Philip D. Schuyler and Sylvaine Trinh (Routledge, 2000); Cultures of Inquiry: From Epistemology to Discourse in Sociohistorical Research (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and Sociology on Culture, with co-authors Mary Jo Neitz and Marshall Battani (Routledge, 2003).

    John Holmwood is Professor of Sociology and Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. He was previously Professor of Sociological Theory and Director of the Graduate School in Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He has research interests in the sociology of inequality and welfare, in social and political theory and in the philosophy of social science. His publications include: (with A. Stewart) Explanation and Social Theory (Macmillan, 1991) Founding Sociology? Talcott Parsons and the Idea of General Theory (Longman, 1996), (co-edited with P. Sulkunen, H. Radner and G. Schultze) Constructing the New Consumer Society (Macmillan, 1997) and (editor) International Library of Critical Writings in Sociology: Social Stratification, Volumes I–III (Edward Elgar, 1997)

    Robert Holton is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Policy Institute at Trinity College, Dublin. He has written on social theory, historical sociology, and globalization. His publications include Cities Capitalism and Civilization (1986), Max Weber on Economy and Society (1989) with Bryan Turner, Economy and Society (1992), and Globalization and the Nation State (1998).

    Alan Hunt is Professor, Department of Law & Department of Sociology/ Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His main fields of research interests include legal theory, sociology of law and the relationship between legal and social theory, social regulation and the way in which law interacts with other forms of control, with a particular interest in the regulation of consumption (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, etc.). He is currently working on the relationship between moral and legal regulation, with particular reference to the control of sexuality, prostitution and pornography. He is author of Governing Morals: A Social History of Moral Regulation (Cambridge, 1999), Governance of the Consuming Passions: A History of Sumptuary Regulation (Macmillan, 1996) and (with Gary Wickham) Foucault and Law: Towards a New Sociology of Law as Governance (Westview Press, 1994).

    Engin F. Isin is Canada Research Chair in Citizenship Studies and Associate Professor in the Division of Social Science, York University, Toronto. He is the author of Cities Without Citizens (Black Rose, 1992), (with Patricia Wood) Citizenship and Identity (Sage, 1999) and Being Political: Genealogies of Citizenship (University of Minnesota Press, 2002), and editor of Democracy, Citizenship and the Global City (Routledge, 2000) and (with Bryan. S. Turner) Handbook of Citizenship Studies (Sage, 2002).

    Paul R. Jones is a researcher at the University of Liverpool. His research area is in social theory, political and cultural sociology.

    Kay Junge is a research assistant at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He has published mainly on historical sociology and sociological theory.

    Masoud Kamali is Associate Professor of Sociology at Uppsala University (Centre for Multiethnic Research) and Professor at MidSweden University (Department of Social Policy). His four books include Revolutionary Iran: Civil Society and State in the Modernization Process (1998). He has written several articles (in English, Persian and Swedish) in books and journals on Iranian and Islamic developments. His current research continues to investigate civil societies, movements and multiple modernities in Muslim countries; in particular he is carrying out a comparative analysis of Iranian and Turkish paths to modernization. In addition, he has been engaged in research on immigrants and racism in Sweden and other European countries and directs an eight country investigation into ‘The European dilemma: institutional patterns and politics of ‘racial’ discrimination’.

    Duncan Kelly is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Politics at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of a forthcoming book, The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt and Franz Neumann, which will be published by The British Academy Oxford University Press. He is currently working on two major projects: one is a study of the ‘science of politics’ in nineteenth-century British and German political thought; the other concerns political theory and the problem of representation.

    Wolfgang Knöbl is Professor of Sociology at the Centre for European and North American Studies, University of Göttingen. His books include Polizei und Herrschaft im Modernisierungsprozeß: Staatsbildung und innere Sicherheit in Preußen, Englandund Amerika 1700–1914. (Campus, 1998) and Spielräume der Modernisierung: Das Ende der Eindeutigkeit. (Velbrück, 2001).

    John Mandalios is Philosophy course convener in the Faculty of Arts, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He has undertaken interdisciplinary research into the social, Philosophical, cultural and political constitution of society and the human subject. He is author of Civilization and the Human Subject (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999); and has contributed to The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (1st and 2nd edns, Blackwell, 1996/2000). His current research explores similar themes in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche and the significance of the ancient Greeks for contemporary theory.

    Pavla Miller is an Associate Professor of Historical Sociology in the School of Social Science and Planning at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Victoria, Australia. Her work includes Transformations of Patriarchy in the West, 1500–1900 (Indiana University Press, 1998) and Long Division: State Schooling in South Australian Society (Wakefield Press, 1986). Her current research concerns fertility rates, gender regimes and ethnicity in Australia.

    Maureen O'Malley did her doctorate work on the history of evolutionary social science in sociology at the University of Sussex, and is currently post doctoral fellow in the Evolution Studies Group at Dalhousie University, Canada, where her work is concerned with changes in science funding and practice, as well as evolutionary epistemology.

    Gianfranco Poggi, until recently Professor of Political and Social Theory at the European University Institute (Florence) is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of Trento. His books include Forms of Power (Polity, 2001), Durkheim (OUP, 2002), Money and the Modern Mind: Georg Simmel's Philosophy of Money (California, 1993), The State: Its Nature, Development and Prospects (Polity, 1990), Calvinism and the Capitalist Spirit: Max Weber's Protestant Ethic (Macmillan, 1983), The Development of the Modern State (Hutchinson, 1978).

    Chris Smaje is Visiting Senior Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey. He is author of Natural Hierarchies: The Historical Sociology of Race and Caste (Blackwell, 2000).

    Peter Toohey is Professor of Classics and Head in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary. His publications include Inventing Ancient Culture: Historicism, Periodization and the Ancient World (Routledge, 1997) (edited with Mark Golden) and Melancholy, Love, and Time: Boundaries of the Self in Ancient Literature. (University of Michigan Press, 2002).

    Bryan S. Turner is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He has written on the sociology of citizenship in Citizenship and Capitalism (1986) and Citizenship and Social Theory (1993). He edited with Peter Hamilton Citizenship: Critical Concepts (1994), and has been Editor of Citizenship Studies since 1997. His empirical research has been on voluntary associations, the market and civil society. With Kevin Brown and Sue Kenny, he published a study of voluntary associations in Rhetorics of Welfare (2001). He has published (with June Edmunds) Generations, Culture and Society (2002).

    Peter Wagner is Professor of Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute, Florence, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. His books include A Sociology of Modernity: Liberty and Discipline (Routledge, 1994), Theorizing Modernity: Inescapability and Attainability in Social Theory (Sage, 2001) and A History and Theory of the Social Sciences (Sage, 2001).

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