5042 -- GABRIEL, MANFRED (Ed.)

Paradigmen der akteurszentrierten Soziologie
Wiesbaden: VS Verlag 2004
330 pp., Euro 29.90; ISBN 3-531-13895-2

Paradigms of actor-centered sociology
Discussing paradigmatic change (T. Kuhn) Gabriel finds that in sociology, other than in the natural sciences, there are numerous paradigms - valid and applied simultaneously. Also, they are highly compatible and may complement each other. This, he opines, is especially true for action-centered sociology. The contributions in this book present a historical and systematic ´inventory´ of actor-centered paradigms - as a solution for this ´multiparadigmatasis´.

Keywords: actor-centered sociology, action theories, Schütz, A., Bourdieu, P., praxeology, Weber, M., Hayek, F.A. v., Parsons, T., rational choice theory, systems theory, Habermas, J.