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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 technological know-how, and a special relational sociology has emerged over the last decade and a part. yet to date, 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 switch 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 concerns collect, for the 1st time, the major specialists and up-and-coming students within the box to handle basic questions about what relational sociology is and the way it really works.

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Ethnically mixed towns are thus characterized as (1) ramified spatial configurations composed of diverging urban logics (spatial heteronomy) that reciprocally (2) instantiate and reproduce simultaneous patterns of proximity and distance vis-à-vis self and other (stranger 32 Da n i e l M o n t e re s c u Stranger sociality: Implicate relations; forced coexistence; social fragmentation; low social capital; neighborhood contact hypothesis; ambivalent subject-positions He ia l at Sp y lit Mixed Town cia So te er ng ro n ra om y ed Liv ed iv ce r Pe St Spatial heteronomy: No correspondence between space and Identity.

For Stoler, such an endeavor must address the following questions: “how do we ethnographically read these stories and write a history that retains the allusive, incomplete nature of colonial knowledge? , p. 154). The methodological task that Jewish-Arab sociality and urban mix challenge us to undertake calls for making sense of such political inconsistencies and cultural reciprocities, without losing sight of the constant unequal power relations at play between these collectivities. In line with Stoler’s call to retain incoherence and represent ambivalence, this chapter begins with a recognition that Jewish-Arab mixed towns have long been sites of opposing as well as S pat i a l R e l at i o n a l i t y 29 complementary cultural and social processes.

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