Acquaviva, Sabino

A sociologist, educator, and eclectic intellectual, Sabino Samele Acquaviva (1927–2015) was one of the so-called refounders of sociology in Italy during the postwar period. After a brief stint as a manager, he became a pioneer in the field of the sociology of religion or religious sociology, as it was called at the time in Italy and France. He taught mostly at the University of Padova (his birthplace) and University of Trento and was for a time a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, UK.

As many of the refounders did, Acquaviva wrote extensively on the philosophical and epistemic premises of the social sciences and on method in sociology, as well as on a wide range of specific topics, including politics and democracy, the mass media and ...

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