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2012, vol. 46, iss. 3, pp. 311-339
Pure sociology and social geometry as an example of formal sociological theory
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy
The importance of participation in social networks for adapting to European integration processes (MESTD - 179037)

Keywords: formal theory; (pro)scientific sociology; pure sociology; social geometry; behavior of social life; sociology of law; violence; homosexuality
This paper analyzes pure sociology and social geometry of Donald Black as an example of formal sociological theory. Starting with the importance of formal and analytical theory in sociology, we present the bold theoretical strategy and/or the paradigm of the sociology of behavior of social life. The examples of pure sociology and social geometry concerning law, violence and homosexuality are presented as well. A review and critique of pure sociology as a scientific formal theory is offered in the end.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.5937/socpreg1203311S
published in SCIndeks: 22/03/2013

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