Durkheim and the Internet

On Sociolinguistics and the Sociological Imagination
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 12. Juli 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 136 Seiten
978-1-350-05518-6 (ISBN)
Sociolinguistic evidence is an undervalued resource for social theory, and in this book, Jan Blommaert uses contemporary sociolinguistic insights to develop another sociological imagination. Taking Durkheim as the point of departure, he first demonstrates how the facts of language and social interaction can be used as conclusive refutations of individualistic theories of society such as 'Rational Choice'. Next, he engages with theorizing the post-Durkheimian social world in which we currently live.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 198 mm
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  • Breite: 128 mm
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  • Dicke: 12 mm
  • 160 gr
978-1-350-05518-6 (9781350055186)
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Jan Blommaert is Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization and Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
1. Sociolinguists as sociologists
2. Durkheim's social fact
2.1 Norms and concepts
2.2 Integration and anomie
2.3 Durkheim's impact and the challenge of 'Rational Choice'
3. Sociolinguistics and the social fact: Avec Durkheim
3.1 Language as a normative collective system: ordered indexicality
3.2 Language variation: dialects, accents & languaging
3.3 Inequality, voice, repertoire
3.4 Language, the social fact
4. What Durkheim could not have known: Apres Durkheim
4.1 Preliminary: A theory of vernacular globalization
4.2 An indexical-polynomic theory of social norms
4.3 A genre theory of social action
4.4 A microhegemonic theory of identity
4.5 A theory of "light" social groups
4.6 A polycentric theory of social integration
4.7 Constructures
4.8 Anachronism as power
5. The sociological re-imagination
Once again, Blommaert challenges sociolinguists to reflect on our discipline in new and exciting ways. While we have long devoted much energy to the linguistic half of the sociolinguistic equation, here Blommaert makes a compelling argument for engaging more fully with the social half, and for the relevance of classical sociology to understanding the new ways language is being used in the age of globalisation and digital communication. * Rodney H. Jones, Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of Reading, UK * In this concise but absorbing book, Blommaert provides a highly persuasive argument for why sociology should engage seriously with research into language. In doing so he details the profound and wide-ranging benefits that the study of communicative interaction can offer for a theorization of society in general. The book is likely to become essential reading for both sociolinguists, sociologists, and those interested in the ways that digital media are transforming the modern world. * Philip Seargeant, Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, The Open University, UK *

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