Applying Relational Sociology: Relations, Networks, and by François Dépelteau, C. Powell

By François Dépelteau, C. Powell

From networks to fields to figurations to discourses, relational principles became universal in social technology, and a different relational sociology has emerged during the last decade and a part. yet thus far, this paradigm shift has raised as many questions because it solutions. simply what are 'relations', accurately? How can we realize and degree them? How does relational considering swap what we already learn about society? What new questions does it invite us to invite? This quantity and its spouse quantity Conceptualizing Relational Sociology: Ontological and Theoretical matters collect, for the 1st time, the best specialists and up-and-coming students within the box to deal with basic questions about what relational sociology is and the way it really works.

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As an integral product of these intertwined urban histories and processes of “creative destruction” (Harvey, 1991), Jaffa has long been a city of acute social contradictions. As a binational “contact zone” (Pratt, 1999), Jaffa constantly reproduces different forms of urban mix—Arabs and Jews, veteran residents and newcomers, Mizrahim and Ashkenazim, rich and poor. It encompasses a heterogeneous variety of historical neighborhoods alongside new residential quarters often built on the ruins of previously demolished Arab houses.

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2) It reduces social actors to predetermined ethnonatinal roles by overstating the power of the state and nationalist ideologies. Downplaying cross-communal coalitions and mixed sociality, it overlooks the tensions among urban capitalism, ethnic regimes, city planning, and local governance. (3) It essentializes cities as metonymic cultural representations of the nation, thus dismissing the internal complexity and potential change of urban imaginaries. Outline of a Theory of Urban–Ethnic Mix in Israel/Palestine In line with the first principles of relational sociology (Dépelteau, 2008, p.

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