Guiding distinctions of social science | An online brainstorming

The purpose of this online brainstorming, supported by the International Sociological Association, was to gather as complete a collection of guiding distinctions of social sciences as possible.

Guiding distinctions

By guiding distinctions we mean dichotomies or dualisms, such as economy/society, action/behaviour, market/hierarchy, micro/macro, or male/female, that have been or still are at the heart of the debates in our fields of social sciences (anthropology, economics, management, sociology, and many more).

The re­sults of the brain­stor­ming con­tri­bu­te to on­going re­se­ar­ch on the di­gi­tal trans­for­ma­tion of so­cial theo­ry.

The ­dead­li­ne ­for ­sub­mis­sion of i­deas ­was 08. Ju­ne 2019. Thank you so much to all participants for a total of 488 guiding distinctions (PDF, 3.6MB), and special thanks to the 10 most active participants:

  • Jean-­Se­bas­ti­en ­Guy (47)
  • @pschwe­de (33)
  • Lu­kas ­Schei­ber (25)
  • Mit­ja S­te­fan­cic (23)
  • I­ván Klos (19)
  • Jo­se S. (15)
  • Lar­s Clau­sen (14)
  • Mi­ke ­Buhl (10)
  • A­lis­son ­Soa­res (8)
  • Klaus Laur­sen (7)

If you have any questions or would like additional information on this brainstorming, please do not hesitate to send an email to Prof. Dr. Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia.

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