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What is Historical Sociology? Understanding the origins of the contemporary world and the consequences of current transformations

Sociology was created to explain historical change, although social sciences’ “founding fathers” disagreed over the nature of that change. Dealing, by the way, mainly with topics which now we can easily associate with economic sociology and political economy (capitalism and labor),  Karl Marx, Karl Polanyi, Émile Durkheim and Max Weber saw the discipline of sociology as historical.  247 more words