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VÁŇA, Jan. Fiction and Social Knowledge : Towards a Strong Program in the Sociology of Literature. Russian Sociological Review. 2020, roč. 19, č. 4, s. 14-35. ISSN 1728-192X.
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Originální název Fiction and Social Knowledge : Towards a Strong Program in the Sociology of Literature
Autoři VÁŇA, Jan.
Vydání Russian Sociological Review, 2020, 1728-192X.
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Originální jazyk angličtina
Typ výsledku Článek v odborném periodiku
Stát vydavatele Rusko
Utajení není předmětem státního či obchodního tajemství
WWW URL
Organizace Fakulta sociálních studií - Masarykova univerzita
UT WoS 000605028500002
Klíčová slova anglicky sociology of literature; cultural sociology; social theory; social knowledge; theorizing; aesthetic experience; fiction
Návaznosti MUNI/A/1158/2019.
Změnil Změnil: RNDr. Daniel Jakubík, učo 139797. Změněno: 4. 3. 2021 02:10.
Anotace
Following the strong program in cultural sociology, I propose a strong program in the sociology of liter-ature, which treats literary pieces rightly as relatively autonomous cultural entities and “independent var-iables”. To outline the epistemological foundations of the new research program, I compare how social knowledge comes into existence through the sociological text and the text of literary fiction. I discuss the representation of social reality in interpretive research, with Isaac Reed’s book Interpretation and Social Knowledge as a starting point. To claim literary autonomy, I outline some of the aspects which social the-ory shares with literary fiction. I am mainly interested in how social theory and literary fiction mediate social knowledge to their readers via the aesthetic experience. I identify two main categories of social knowledge mediated by literature: existential understanding and Zeitgeist. Discussing the sociological treatment of several novels, I look at how these two categories intertwine and support each other to create colorful, sensitive, but also robust and deep social knowledge, which condenses aesthetic, existential, and non-discursive aspects of social experience together with the “big picture” of whole societies. I argue that only by overcoming the often-assumed inferiority of literature in sociological research can sociology real-ize its full potential in understanding the meanings of social life.
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