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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Sociology

Title

Teaching classical sociological theory in Hong Kong SAR, China

Language

English

Abstract

Metropolitan' sociology has universal pretensions that cannot be realised. These and other limitations of mainstream sociology are borne out by the experience of teaching a classical sociological theory course in Hong Kong during 2012. Imparting accessible material meaningfully applicable to analysis of Chinese society led students to scrutinise primary texts and to apply to them material that supplemented, corrected and provided an alternative framework to the received wisdom of western social theory. © 2013 The Australian Sociological Association.

Keywords

accumulation, Chinese society, Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, Karl Marx, Max Weber, orthopraxy, suicide, triadic forms

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Journal of Sociology

Volume

49

Issue

4

Start Page

426

End Page

440

Publisher

SAGE Publications

ISSN (print)

14407833

ISSN (electronic)

17412978

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