Clásicos Contemporáneos

Portada colección Clásicos Contemporáneos nº1
INFORMATIVE DOCUMENT - Bibliographical information
Title: De la sociología. Números, narrativas e integración de la investigación y la teoría.
Author/es: John H. Goldthorpe
Introduction by José María Maravall
Publication Language: Spanish
Edition: 1st edition, 1st printing
Date Published: 04/2010
Publication: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS) and Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE)
Description: 607 p. 23x15 cm
Binding: paperback
Collection: Clásicos Contemporáneos, 1
ISBN: 978-84-7476-484-0

Summary of content:

One of the most important sociologists of our time analyses the differences between social classes and inequalities in life opportunities, social mobility rates and educational achievements.He also delves into exciting theoretical and methodological debates. His work constitutes a defence of rational action theory applied to the explanation of social phenomena.

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This first title in the new CIS collection offers a true guide to what it means to undertake good sociological research.

John H. Goldthorpe is an emeritus member of Nuffield College at Oxford University. He is also a member of the British Academy, the European Academy and a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Goldthorpe is one of the main scholars of the structure of social classes and social mobility in advanced societies, a field to which he has contributed with a number of now classic research projects. His class schema is possibly the most influential instrument of analysis in contemporary empirical sociology as it has enabled the comparison of social structures - in a given country over a period of time and also between different countries - and the measurement of their effects on behaviour.

In the last few years, as well as continuing to undertake empirical research, he has actively participated in sociology's methodological debates, presenting a clear defence of his point of view on the direction of scientific progress in furthering knowledge of societies.

José María Maravall is professor of sociology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Honorary Fellow of St. Antony's College at Oxford University, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and also the British Academy. In 2007 he was awarded the National Sociology and Political Science Award by the CIS, of which he is currently a member of the Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS), published by the CIS.

His numerous publications tackle a wide range of issues which include the comparative study of the functioning of democracies and their institutions.