Understanding Mechanistic Explanation as A Strategy of Analytical Sociology

Indonesian Journal of Social and Environmental Issues (IJSEI)

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Title Understanding Mechanistic Explanation as A Strategy of Analytical Sociology
Creator Asaka, Danjuma Sheidu
Olabode Awarun
Subject Analysis
Social Mechanism
Social Reality
Description Although Analytical Sociology is not often used in the mainstream Sociology, its history is however, traceable to the classical works of scholars such as Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Alexis de Tocqueville as well as contemporary sociological thinkers like Talcott Parsons and Robert Merton, among others. This paper provides a contemporary argument for the application of mechanistic explanation in the overall understanding of Analytical Sociology using relevant and practical examples. In the course of this, attention has been paid to the concept of explanation and its various types in a sociological discourse. This paper therefore argues that social reality can significantly be understood only when explanations are systematic and detailed in content and context. The conclusion is that analytical sociology has the capacity to explain the actions of social actors within the social environment beyond some social doubts, even though, not all situations, can be sufficiently explained with the strategy.
Publisher Literacy Instiitute
Date 2020-12-05
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://ojs.literacyinstitute.org/index.php/ijsei/article/view/55
Source Indonesian Journal of Social and Environmental Issues (IJSEI); Vol. 1 No. 3 (2020): December; 192-198
Language eng
Relation https://ojs.literacyinstitute.org/index.php/ijsei/article/view/55/62
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Danjuma Sheidu Asaka, Olabode Awarun

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