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Processual Sociology

Andrew Abbott


This book sets out positively what a vision of processual sociology looks like. The processual approach presumes that everything in the social world is continuously in the process of making, remaking, and unmaking itself (and other things), instant by instant. This approach begins by theorizing the making and unmaking of individuals, social entities, cultural structures, patterns of conflict as the social process unfolds in time. In a word, the processual approach is fundamentally, essentially historical. All of the micro elements with which the other approaches begin are themselves macrostruc ... More

Keywords: processualism, social process, social theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226336596
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226336763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Abbott, author
University of Chicago