Rousing debate over postmodernism

Occasionally repetitive in response, the question was raised “why include postmodern theory in sociological theory courses anymore?

The exchange is longer than any I’ve ever seen on a blog, and it made me wonder: In my courses on STS and sociological theory, what would they look like without postmodern theory?

Are the challenging and mind-bending concepts worthy of inclusion, or is the exploration into postmodernity over (such that, unless I was providing a “history of sociological theory” course, it is no longer necessary to include what few scholars appear to explicitly or actively engage in)?

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About Nicholas

Associate Professor of Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

One thought on “Rousing debate over postmodernism

  1. @Jerome: "Teaching sociology and STS to non-sociology students" sounds like a promising tag-line. Also, I think I will make a t-shirt too and post it the website!

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