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February 16th, 2017

The development of empiricism has given rise to original ideas which were based on searches in the area of communication and communication symbols (symbolic interactionism). Interactionists called attention to the symbolic basis for social order, they saw that this order is largely composed of sustainable and agreed between the images that are emerging in people’s minds. Destruction and the structuring of such images and is a symbolic foundation of the social world, which must be taken into account in political analysis.

After all, these characters are capable of, for example, play a politically stabilizing or, alternatively, destructive role. When did the first methodological crisis, a way out of it was an appeal to the empirical and the active use development of American sociological thought. In this vein, and there was a further development of sociology. However, at the turn of the twentieth century, 50-60 years erupted second methodological crisis, whose causes can not determine, but it’s safe to say that he influenced, first of all, Adorno’s statement, that sociology serves bourgeois political elite, and secondly the so-called left-radical sociologists criticized in all structural-functional approach, which dominated at the time, but by its very nature could only explain to society in a static state. This crisis (call) gave rise to the emergence of postindustrial and postmodern approaches, moreover we can say that these approaches had developed an information approach (sometimes called postistinformatsionnym). (Postindustrial) The most prominent representative the concept of postindustrial society is Daniel Bell.

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