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Press release:

Global East-West Publishing (London) is proud to announce the release of The French Sociological Tradition: Essential Thinkers and Theories by renowned author Hichem Karoui. This 514-page book in 6X9-inch format offers an in-depth exploration of the key thinkers and theories of the French sociological tradition, highlighting their impact and relevance in the contemporary sociological landscape.
This new book is a significant contribution to the academic literature, offering readers an enriching perspective on the development of sociology in France. By highlighting the innovative ideas and hard-hitting analyses of leading French thinkers, Hichem Karoui offers an illuminating look at the evolution of the discipline and its implications for today’s society.
The French Sociological Tradition: Essential Thinkers and Theories is a must-have for students, researchers and anyone interested in French sociology. Available now from Global East-West (London), this book promises to enrich readers’ knowledge of an essential strand of sociological thought.

Global East-West (London) is a specialist publisher of high-quality academic books covering a range of fields in the humanities and social sciences.
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A word about the author:

Hichem Karoui: Doctor of Sociology from the Sorbonne University (III).
Director of GEW Reports & Analyses (The Voice of the Mediterranean).
Director of the Gulf Futures think tank in London.
Consultant for the Hangzhou Centre for International Economic Cooperation (Charigo).
Also served as:
Consultant to the Diplomatic Institute (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar).
Senior Fellow and Academic Advisor at the :
Beijing Centre for China and Globalisation,
Hangzhou Sino-European Centre,
and the Centre for Sino-Arab Cooperation at Shanghai University for International Studies.
Coordinator of the Political Unit at the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies (Doha).

 

Summary

The research background of this book is the rich and complex history of French sociology, characterized by rigorous intellectual inquiry and diverse theoretical perspectives that have profoundly impacted global sociology. The driving idea behind the book “Unlock the Legacy of French Sociology” is to provide a comprehensive exploration of the rich and influential history of French sociology. The book aims to detail the development of French sociological thought, examining the contributions of key figures like Émile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, and others. It also seeks to highlight both well-known and lesser-known aspects of French sociological theory, as well as contemporary trends and practical applications in modern research. The ultimate goal is to offer an authoritative reference and engaging read for students, scholars, and anyone interested in understanding the legacy and ongoing impact of French sociology on global sociological thought.
Key Theorists and Theories:
•Émile Durkheim: Known for works like ‘The Division of Labor in Society’ and ‘The Rules of Sociological Method,’ Durkheim’s emphasis on social integration and solidarity laid foundational principles that underpin much of contemporary sociological research.
•Marcel Mauss: Revolutionized the understanding of exchange and reciprocity in social contexts through his seminal treatise ‘The Gift.’
•Pierre Bourdieu: His theory of habitus, capital, and field introduced concepts like cultural capital, reshaping views on social stratification.
•Michel Foucault: Famous for his studies on power dynamics and institutional control, encapsulated in works like ‘Madness and Civilization’ and ‘The History of Sexuality.’
•Jean Baudrillard: Known for his theories of hyperreality and simulacra, which redefine media consumption and reality construction.
•Bruno Latour: Brought forward the actor-network theory, expanding sociological investigations to include non-human actors in social networks.
•Luc Boltanski: His critique of capitalism has provided fresh insights into economic systems and societal values.
•Alain Touraine: Studied social movements and post-industrial societies, focusing on the dynamics of collective action.

• The research methodology proposed in this book involves a comprehensive examination of the development of French sociology, its historical context, key figures, and contributions to sociological theory and research.
• The task is to provide an authoritative reference and engaging read for students, scholars, and anyone interested in understanding French sociology’s history and influence. The performance achieved is a detailed exploration of French sociological thought, which supports their goals.
Methods
• Examination of the historical context of French sociology;
• Analysis of key figures and their contributions to sociological theory;
• Exploration of lesser-known but significant aspects of French sociological thought;
• Discussion of contemporary trends and practical applications in modern research.
Conclusion:
• The significance of this piece of work lies in its detailed exploration of the rich and influential history of French sociology and its ongoing impact on sociological thought.
• Innovation point: Comprehensive examination of both well-known and lesser-known aspects of French sociological thought;
• Performance: Detailed and insightful analysis of key figures and theories;
• Workload: Extensive research and synthesis of historical and contemporary sociological contributions.
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