Looking for sociology after 11 September
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Looking for sociology after 11 September. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE, 6 (3). U1-U8. ISSN 1360-7804Full text not available from this repository.
This piece, completed one month after the events of 11 September, examines the sociological presuppositions of the major intellectual and journalistic frameworks used to understand the unfolding 'war on terrorism'. The major frameworks include sociobiology, theodicy, political realism and 'the clash of civilizations'. Mainstream sociological theorizing has been largely absent from the debate, and some of its more fashionable claims (e.g. about our 'informatized world-order') may even be cast into doubt. In general the discussion has resembled the old 'Cold War' rhetoric that was supposedly laid to rest with the fall of the Soviet Union, with 'terrorism' and 'Islam' replacing the threats previously posed by 'totalitarianism' and 'Communism'. The sociology we teach our students may influence whether this tendency continues.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Date:||30 November 2001|
|Number of Pages:||8|
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