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Published on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

In sociology, without explicit basis on quantum theory, numerous streams established strong similarities with it, setting at the forefront of their paradigm: the subjectivity of the observer, the continuous adjustment between the object and the observer, the impossibility to be fully deterministic or discussions about an objective reality. In this session, we invite panellists to discuss the links that can be drawn between quantum theory and sociology. We welcome both empirical (qualitative or quantitative) as well as theoretical papers. Depending on the variety and the quality of the papers, a publication will be considered to set the basis of this emerging theoretical stream.

Announcement

Presentation

For the past twenty years, several researchers suggested to apply the quantum approach to social and human objects. These researchers belong to variety of field of study such as physics (Bruza et al. 2009; Fuchs, Mermin, et Schack 2014), philosophy (Plotnitsky 1994; Heelan 1995; Plotnitsky 2009; Bitbol 2009), psychology (Brandt 1973; Rosenblum et Kuttner 1999; Pylkkanen 2004; Filk et von Müller 2009), economy (Dubois 2004; Lambert-Mogiliansky et Dubois 2015) and political science (Zohar et Marshall 1995; Barad 2007; Grandy 2010; Wendt 2015).

In sociology, without explicit basis on quantum theory, numerous streams established strong similarities with it, setting at the forefront of their paradigm: the subjectivity of the observer, the continuous adjustment between the object and the observer, the impossibility to be fully deterministic or discussions about an objective reality. Among these streams, one can find the phenomenological sociology of Alfred Schütz, the constructivist sociology of Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann, the interactionist sociology of the Chicago school, the relational sociology of Mustafa Emirbayer and Pierpaolo Donati, the clinical sociology of Vincent de Gaulejac or the Actor Network Theory (ANT) of Madeleine Akrich, Michel Callon and Bruno Latour.

Submission Guidelines

In this session, we invite panellists to discuss the links that can be drawn between quantum theory and sociology. We welcome both empirical (qualitative or quantitative) as well as theoretical papers. Depending on the variety and the quality of the papers, a publication will be considered to set the basis of this emerging theoretical stream.

RC16 Sociological Theory (host committee)

Language: Spanish, English and French

Session Type: Oral

Link to submit an abstract to this session : https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session14123.html

Session Organizers

  • Ludovic JOXE, Université Paris Descartes, France, ludovic.joxe@gmail.com
  • Leonardo ORLANDO, Sciences Po Paris, France, leonardo.orlando@sciencespo.fr

Places

  • Porto Alegre, Brazil

Date(s)

  • Monday, September 30, 2019

Keywords

  • sociology, theory, quantum, future

Contact(s)

  • ludovic joxe
    courriel : ludovic [dot] joxe [at] gmail [dot] com
  • leonardo orlando
    courriel : leonardo [dot] orlando [at] sciencespo [dot] fr

Information source

  • ludovic joxe
    courriel : ludovic [dot] joxe [at] gmail [dot] com

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« Quantum Social Theory: The Future of Sociology? », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, September 04, 2019, https://calenda.org/663581

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