Conclusion: The Prospect of a Sociological Theory Through Relation

  • Christian Papilloud
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology book series (PSRS)


Chapter  7 gives a summary of the key results of the book’s comparative inquiry about the five crucial debates in French sociology discussed in the book. These results are introduced in the form of six propositions which represents six structural steps of the author’s sociological theory through relation. These various propositions regarding the key assessments of the relational sociologists, as discussed in the introductory first chapter, are compared. The conclusion on the status of such a perspective in sociology is that it can be seen as a general purpose theory dealing with pervasive societal phenomena.


French sociology Pervasive societal phenomena Sociology through relation Theoretical frame General purpose theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Papilloud
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  1. 1.Institut f. SoziologieHalle-Wittenberg UniversityHalleGermany

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