Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Rethinking Sociological Theory Through Aesthetics

Rethinking Sociological Theory Through Aesthetics The American Sociologist https://doi.org/10.1007/s12108-023-09580-5 Sociology in a New Key: Essays in Social Theory and Aesthetics. Helmut Staubmann. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2022. 127 pp. Jayme Gomes Accepted: 19 May 2023 © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2023 Four decades ago, a work now regarded as a sociological classic started with the provocative opening line ‘If sociology could speak, it would say, “I am tired”’. For those who believe that if contemporary sociology of art and culture could speak it would still say the same forty years later, Staubmann’s new book Sociology in a New Key might be a refreshing starting point, full of insights and attempts to open new avenues. Throughout the whole book, conventional ways of looking at both social theory and sociology of culture, arts, and literature are elegantly challenged in favor of what might be a new aesthetic-theoretical agenda. What the reader testifies is not just another ‘turn’ in social theory – like the linguistic, the cultural, or the affective/ emotional ones. Rather, what is at stake in Staubmann’s book is the very attempt ‘(…) to look into the theoretical consequences associated with an account of aes- thetics, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Sociologist Springer Journals

Rethinking Sociological Theory Through Aesthetics

The American Sociologist , Volume OnlineFirst – Jun 6, 2023

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-journals/rethinking-sociological-theory-through-aesthetics-2bAq2jCjHj

References (0)

References for this paper are not available at this time. We will be adding them shortly, thank you for your patience.

Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2023. Springer Nature or its licensor (e.g. a society or other partner) holds exclusive rights to this article under a publishing agreement with the author(s) or other rightsholder(s); author self-archiving of the accepted manuscript version of this article is solely governed by the terms of such publishing agreement and applicable law.
ISSN
0003-1232
eISSN
1936-4784
DOI
10.1007/s12108-023-09580-5
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The American Sociologist https://doi.org/10.1007/s12108-023-09580-5 Sociology in a New Key: Essays in Social Theory and Aesthetics. Helmut Staubmann. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2022. 127 pp. Jayme Gomes Accepted: 19 May 2023 © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2023 Four decades ago, a work now regarded as a sociological classic started with the provocative opening line ‘If sociology could speak, it would say, “I am tired”’. For those who believe that if contemporary sociology of art and culture could speak it would still say the same forty years later, Staubmann’s new book Sociology in a New Key might be a refreshing starting point, full of insights and attempts to open new avenues. Throughout the whole book, conventional ways of looking at both social theory and sociology of culture, arts, and literature are elegantly challenged in favor of what might be a new aesthetic-theoretical agenda. What the reader testifies is not just another ‘turn’ in social theory – like the linguistic, the cultural, or the affective/ emotional ones. Rather, what is at stake in Staubmann’s book is the very attempt ‘(…) to look into the theoretical consequences associated with an account of aes- thetics,

Journal

The American SociologistSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2023

There are no references for this article.