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Reflexivity

Beck, Ulrich and Zhang, Joy Yueyue (2012) Reflexivity. In: Ritzer, George, ed. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences . Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1-4051-8824-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

There is a beautiful image for the intellectual metaphor of reflection, which has been so central ever since the Enlightenment: thinking with an added eye (Johann Gottlieb Fichte). It is definitely in accordance with this when Alvin Gouldner speaks of “reflexive sociology” and Jürgen Habermas of the “communicative society.” In talk of the “self-referentiality of the systems” (Luhmann), on the other hand, the different aspect of the relationship to the “self” occupies the center of attention. On this contrast between knowledge and not-knowing, consciousness and non-consciousness, Bourdieu occupies a mediating position. He conceives of reflexivity as systematic reflection on the unconscious presuppositions (categories) of our knowledge.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: climate;globalization
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2014 11:54 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37821 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Zhang, Joy Yueyue: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0384-8376
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