Introduction to special issue: The sociology of Randall Collins

Thesis Eleven 154 (1):3-10 (2019)
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This introduction to a special issue outlines the significance of Randall Collins’s contribution to sociology. The first section briefly reviews Collins’s main books and assesses their impact on social science. The second section offers a summary overview of the papers that comprise the special issue.



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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.Thomas S. Kuhn - 1962 - Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Edited by Ian Hacking.
Outline of a Theory of Practice.Pierre Bourdieu - 1972 - Human Studies 4 (3):273-278.
The Field of Cultural Production.Pierre Bourdieu (ed.) - 1993 - Columbia University Press.
Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory.Randall Collins - 2009 - Princeton University Press.

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