Critical Realism Matters is a series of webinar events held to showcase and celebrate the enormous potential of critical realism. The latest webinar, on Wednesday 24 June 2020, celebrated the launch of the new edited book Critical Realism, Feminism and… Read More »Critical realism and gender video available on YouTube
Review of Lawson, T. (2019). The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology. London and New York: Routledge. This review by Yannick Slade-Caffarel was originally published on the Developing Economics blog on June 2, 2020. Ontology is the study… Read More »The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology (Review)
Critical Realism Matters is a new series of webinar events held to showcase and celebrate the enormous potential of critical realism. The first pair of webinars, taking place on Saturday 16 November, 2019, have been planned to commemorate the 5th anniversary… Read More »Critical Realism Matters Webinar Series
One does not associate the term “realism” with CW Mills. Conventionally, pragmatism is his home. But, that’s mostly because no one (but the kids) took a peace-oriented realist seriously. Indeed, after reading The Causes of World War III there can be little doubt that Mills was a realist. A quick example, that I’ll deal with in more detail below…
Dear Sociologist, I have been thinking over your article’s recent rejection, your gripes about the field, and the trouble with academic publishing. I am of the opinion that academic sociology journals may never deliver us what we really want —… Read More »Listen Sociologist! The Post-Positivist Revolution in Sociology
This is a guest blog post written by Joselito Ranara JIMENEZ from Osaka, Japan, who presented at the Beyond Positivism: Theory, Methods, and Values in Social Science Conference in Montreal, Canada in August 2017. This post first appeared on http://www.critrealap.net With… Read More »Two Key Takeaways From The Beyond Positivism Conference by a Critical Realist Orphan in Japan
A post by Tim Rutzou. In a recent review of the 2015 books Reconstructing Sociology: The Critical Realist Approach by Douglas V. Porpora and The Relational Subject by Pierpaolo Donati and Margaret S. Archer, Neil Gross “rips critical realism a new one”. Gross takes aim at… Read More »The royal road to sociological truth? Is there a need for critical realism?
In the American Sociological Association Theory Section Newsletter Perspectives, senior consultants and affiliated faculty members working with the Critical Realism Network crafted a response to the question: “What is Critical Realism?” If you are interested in understanding the complex dynamics and currents of… Read More »What is Critical Realism?
This is a guest blog post by Professor Frederic Vandenberghe of Sociology in the Institute of Social and Political Studies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Frederic is a leading expert in the field of Critical… Read More »Reconstructive Social Theory: Ontology of the Present
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] This is a guest blog post by Professor Frederic Vandenberghe of Sociology in the Institute of Social and Political Studies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.… Read More »Reconstructive Social Theory: Agency, Culture, and Social Change