Sociology in Shorts: Sociology as Obsessional Neurosis
AbstractIn a character analysis of mainstream sociology in Sweden the compulsive character is found to be similar to the characteristics of the behaviour of the rigorous empiricist The choice of paradigm in Swedish sociology is seen as a reaction to smallness. The relationship between social democracy and sociology is described as an unfortunate combination of great expectations and castration anxiety. The identity crisis of sociology in the 1970's is assumed to have two possible outcomes Regression or maturation. Finally there is a vision of a Sociology, of passion.