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The Significance of Temporality for the Development of Sociological Theory
David R. Maines
The Sociological Quarterly
Vol. 28, No. 3, Conceptions of Temporality in Sociological Theory (Autumn, 1987), pp. 303-311
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4120644
Page Count: 9
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This article introduces The Sociological Quarterly's feature on temporality and sociological inquiry. It sets the context of this feature as one of sociological neglect of temporality and of an increasing univocality in sociological work, and it suggests some of the consequences of that neglect and univocality. It is argued that the incorporation of up-to-date conceptions of temporality into sociological work will contribute to improved theory and better understanding of human social life.
The Sociological Quarterly © 1987 Taylor & Francis, Ltd.