More-than-Human Sociology: A New Sociological Imagination by O. Pyyhtinen

By O. Pyyhtinen

More-than-Human Sociology is a choice for a bolder, extra inventive sociology. Olli Pyyhtinen argues that to make sociology aware of lifestyles within the twenty first century we'd like a brand new sociological mind's eye, person who addresses connectivity, is familiar with the area during which we are living as either a human and non-human global, and is delicate to the a number of scales on which issues exist. A clean and leading edge tackle the promise of sociology, this booklet will entice students and scholars either inside of sociology and the social sciences extra greatly.

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20). In The Division of Labor in Societyy (1933, p. 130), Durkheim suggests that there are ‘two contrary forces’ acting in each human being: the one societal – which he terms ‘centrifugal’ – and the one individual – which he calls ‘centripetal’. 0004  More-than-Human Sociology represents that in us which is personal and distinct, that which makes us an individual’ (Durkheim, 1933, pp. 129–30). Thus, as he puts it in The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1973, p. 162), he thinks that humans lead a ‘double existence’: social and individual.

Instead of exhausting an entity, the relations cover it only a partly; there is always something missing. Let us think of a couple madly in love, for example. The lovers may truly feel that they simply could not live without each other, and they may form so tight a togetherness that the way in which each partner is seen by oneself and by others is to a great extent defined with reference to their unit, the ‘we’. Nevertheless, this is not to say that each partner’s being would be completely exhausted by their relationship, but both have properties and an existence independent of it.

Unlike the biological parasite, the social parasite does not necessarily live in its host, but just by it. The etymology of the word ‘parasite’ is informative here. In it, as Serres remarks, the prefix para- means “near”, “next to”, measures a distance. The sitos is the food’ (p. 144). Third, in information theory, the parasite designates noise, static, a break in the message. The neighbouring function of eating is making noise: the open mouth that eats also emits sound. Obviously, there is no immediate connection between the three meanings, but Serres stresses that they only share a similarity of form.

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