Sociologizing with Randall Collins
an Interview about Emotions, Violence, Attention Space and Sociology


van der de Zeeuw A.

MA Student in Social Sciences. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. alex.vanderzeeuw@student.uva.nl

Keesman L.D.

Junior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Junior Researcher in a research agency. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands l.keesman@uva.nl

Weenink D.

Member of the Department of Sociology, supervising a research program – ERC Consolidator Grant. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands d.weenink@uva.nl

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250003746-3
ID of the Article: 7499


For citation:

van der de Zeeuw A., Keesman L.D., Weenink D. Sociologizing with Randall Collins: an Interview about Emotions, Violence, Attention Space and Sociology. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2019. No 1. P. 40-51



Abstract

This article is a translation of the interview of Randall Collins in May 2016. The key topics of the interview were R. Collins’ new concepts: (1) interaction rituals in the digital age; the role of emotions in the interaction of people; (2) attention space – a new concept designed to conceptualize the processes of the struggle of ideas and other conflict situations; (3) a new sociology of violence, in which Collins typifies the types of violence. A cross-cutting idea through all the topics goes about the relationship between micro and macro processes, high technologies, media resources. Collins proclaims the benefit of the inductive principle in sociology and calls for more empirical research on which new theories could be built.


Keywords
Collins; interaction rituals; IR theory; micro-sociology; sociology of violence

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