Continuities and Discontinuities in 20th Century Southeast European Sociology
Southeastern Europe has undergone numerous geopolitical and socio-cultural mutations throughout the 20th century. In turn, these changes constituted preconditions for the production and development of sociology qua discipline and the the proliferation of sociological knowledge. The appearance of new national states after the First World War, the radical social changes and tensions that emerged during the interwar period, the outbreak of the Second World War, as well as the advent of communist regimes determined, on a case by case basis, the proliferation and/or implosion of the social sciences. In this context, the institutionalization and/or covert surveillance of the social sciences also constitute important subjects of inquiry.
This panel encourages contributions that analyze the relationship between the aforementioned structuring milieus, as well as the contributions of various intellectual groups that sought to establish sociology not only as an autonomous domain within the social-scientific field, but also as a discipline with a public calling and/or statist vocation.
Ionut Butoi, Facultatea de Jurnalism si Stiintele Comunicarii, Universitatea din Bucuresti
Zoltan Rostas, Facultatea de Jurnalism si Stiintele Comunicarii