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The Palgrave Handbook of Relational Sociology

  • François Dépelteau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. General Presentations of Relational Sociology

  3. Part II

  4. Social Forms, System Theories and Network Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Christian Papilloud
      Pages 201-215
    3. Emily Erikson
      Pages 271-287
    4. Jean-Sébastien Guy
      Pages 289-304
  5. Power Relations, Inequalities and Conflicts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Chares Demetriou
      Pages 307-324

About this book


This handbook on relational sociology is about a rapidly growing approach in the social sciences; an approach which is connected to the interests of a large, diverse pool of researchers across a range of disciplines.The book aims to elucidate the complexity and the scope of this growing approach by dealing with three central questions: where does relational sociology come from and what are its principal concerns? What are the main theoretical and methodological currents within relational sociology? What have we studied in relational sociology and what are the results? Relational sociology has been one of the key foundations of the 'relational turn' in human sciences since the 1980s, and offers the opportunity to redefine the basic epistemological and ontological principles of sociology as we know it.



Sociology Relational Sociology Social Theory Social Research Methods Theorists

Editors and affiliations

  • François Dépelteau
    • 1
  1. 1.Laurentian UniversitySudburyCanada

About the editors

François Dépelteau is Professor of Sociology at Laurentian University, Canada. He is a specialist in sociological theory and relational sociology, and has published many books and articles in journals such as Sociological Theory and The International Review of Sociology. 

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