Like rational choice theory, conflict theory, or functionalism, pure sociology is a sociological paradigm — a strategy for explaining human behavior. Developed by Donald Black as an alternative to individualistic and social-psychological theories, pure sociology was initially used to explain variation in legal behavior. Since then, Black and other pure sociologists have used the strategy to explain terrorism, genocide, lynching, and other forms of conflict management as well as science, art, and religion.
... Weber's 'Economic Sociology,' 30 IV ... THE FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF SOCIOLOGY, 87 1 ... The Definitions of Sociology and of Social Action, 88 2 ...
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... Cooney, Allan Horwitz, and Joseph Michalski have responded to some specific criticisms of pure sociology, while Donald Black, in "The Epistemology of Pure Sociology" as well as other writings, has ... While it is unconventional sociology, it is conventional science, striving to provide simple, general, testable, valid, and original explanations of reality ...
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