Sociology: Genesis and Key Movements

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Who is credited with the codification of sociology as a word, concept, and popular terminology?

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès

What were some of the key issues that led to the emergence of sociology as a scholarly discipline?

modernity, capitalism, urbanization, rationalization, secularization, colonization, and imperialism

During its nascent stages, what particular aspects did sociological deliberations focus on?

the emergence of the modern nation state, its constituent institutions, units of socialization, and means of surveillance

What term might be more apt to use to outline that the rough ingredients of sociology were present in the past, but had no defined shape or label?

Proto-sociology

In which ancient civilization can proto-sociological observations be seen in the founding texts of Western philosophy?

Ancient Greeks

What distinguishes sociological discourse from classical political philosophy?

emphasis on the concept of modernity

In what broader sense do the origins of social analysis lie?

the common stock of philosophy

Who, in the 13th century, first recognized patterns of social dynamics as an underlying component of historical development in his seminal encyclopedia, Wénxiàn Tōngkǎo?

Ma Duanlin

In the 14th century, who recognized early studies of social conflict and change in North Africa?

Ibn Khaldun

What has given social research a degree of autonomy from the discipline of sociology?

divorcing from theoretical explanations of social dynamics

Explore the genesis and key movements that led to the emergence of sociology as a scholarly discipline, primarily influenced by Enlightenment thought and positivist science of society. Delve into the reactions towards modernity, capitalism, urbanization, rationalization, secularization, colonization, and imperialism.

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