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Of Time and Space: The Contemporary Relevance of the Chicago School

Andrew Abbott
Social Forces
Vol. 75, No. 4 (Jun., 1997), pp. 1149-1182
Published by: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.2307/2580667
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2580667
Page Count: 34
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Of Time and Space: The Contemporary Relevance of the Chicago School
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Abstract

This essay argues that sociology's major current problems are intellectual. It traces these problems to the exhaustion of the current "variables paradigm" and considers the Chicago School's "contextualist paradigm" as an alternative. Examples of new methodologies founded on contextual thinking are considered.

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