Edited by Francois Depelteau and Christopher Powell, this volume and its companion, Applying Relational Sociology: Networks, Relations, addresses fundamental questions about what relational sociology is and how it works.
Introduction; Francois Depelteau and Christopher Powell PART I: DEFINING THE PROJECT 1. Collective Reflexivity: A Relational Case for it; Margaret Archer 2. Interactions and Juxtapositions: Conceptualizing 'Relations' in Relational Sociology; Nick Crossley 3. From interactions between structures and actors to social transactions; Francois Depelteau 4. Relational Sociology: A Paradigm from a Critical Realist Standpoint; Pierpaolo Donati 5. Radical Relationism; Christopher Powell PART II: RELATIONISM AND SOCIAL THEORY 6. Relational Sociology and Historical Materialism: Three Conversation Starters; Ken Fish 7. Bourdieu's Relational Method in Theory and Practice; John W. Mohr 8. Feminist Preludes to Relational Sociology; Sarah Redshaw 9. Critical Strategies for Implementing a Relational Sociological Paradigm: Elias, Bourdieu, and Uncivilized Sociological Theoretical Struggles; Christopher Thorpe 10. Norbert Elias on Relations: Insights and Perspectives; Charalambos Tsekeris PART III: PERMUTATIONS AND APPLICATIONS 11. Power from Switching Across Netdoms through Reflexive and Indexical Language; Jorge Fontdevila and Harrison C. White 12. Social Relationships between Communication, Network Structure, and Culture; Jan Fuhse 13. Turning points are the rule rather than the exception: perspective on the different forms of uncertainty; Harrison C. White, Frederic C. Godart, and Matthias Thiemann 14. Advancing Sociology Through a Focus on Relational Processes; Debbie Kasper 15. Survival units as the point of departure for a relational sociology; Lars Bo Kasperson 16. Human Transaction Mechanisms in Evolutionary Niches-a Methodological Relationalist Standpoint; Osmo Kivinen and Tero Piiroinen 17. Objects, Agency and Relational Sociology; Craig McFarlane 18. Connecting Network Methods to Social Science Research: How To Parsimoniously Use Dyadic Measures as Independent Variables; Heather Price Relational Sociology, Social Psychology, and Social Neuroscience; Stephen Quilley Conclusion; Mustafa Emirbayer