The transnationalization of social worlds and German sociology

Authors
Citation
L. Pries, The transnationalization of social worlds and German sociology, SOZ WELT, 50(4), 1999, pp. 383
Citations number
12
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
SOZIALE WELT-ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FORSCHUNG UND PRAXIS
ISSN journal
0038-6073 → ACNP
Volume
50
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Database
ISI
SICI code
0038-6073(1999)50:4<383:TTOSWA>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
Critical reasoning about sociology's current situation and perspectives on the one hand and thinking about changes within its object on the other shou ld be closely linked. The article examines this connection with regard to t he transnationalization of social worlds. In Germany, sociology as a scient ific discipling: emerged together with the nation-state, which turned out t o be the main conceptual framework of sociology's theoretical and empirical efforts. But nation-state based 'container societies' are being 'punctured ' and relativised at the turning point of the century and millennium by tra nsnationalization. For an adequate sociological reflection of this, both co nceptual tools and correspondent networks are yet to be developed. Due to i ts specific historic conditions, there is more to be done about this point in Germany than is in other countries. Thus, great efforts must be made tow ards the transnationalization of sociological theory and the sociological p rofession.