Concept of social time in sociology – promising approach or a theoretical impassė?


Šubrt I.

Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., head of Department of Historical Sociology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic jiri.subrt@fhs.cuni.cz

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Šubrt I. Concept of social time in sociology – promising approach or a theoretical impassė?. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 4. P. 3-11




Abstract

P.A. Sorokin and R.K. Merton in 1937 article state that a majority of social scientists would agree to feasibility of using astronomic concept of uniformly flowing quantitative time. They attempted to introduce social time concept as a methodological tool permitting to deeper understand social periodicity. G. Gurvich and other sociologists promoted entrenching this concept in sociology. The paper discusses some issues linked to practical uses of this notions.


Keywords
sociology; social time; qualitative time; quantitative time; temporality; movement
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