Although ecology captures the causal structure of the present, it does not capture the feel of temporality itself. Lyric is the sense of temporal passage in the present. Beginning with an analysis of temporal passage in the work of Paul Lazarsfeld, this chapter uses literary and philosophical theories to discuss the role of the present in the social process and the analysis of that present by “lyrical sociology,” sociology that is deliberately non-narrative. Lyrical sociology is characterized by image rather than story, concrete emotion rather than abstract mimesis, and naturalism rather than artificiality. It is organized around location in social time and space.
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