Table of Contents

Cover; Contetns; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Phenomenology and Sociology; Part I: Explications; Chapter 1.
Astonishment: the Birth and Rebirth of the Phenomenal; Chapter 2.
Insight: Edmund Husserl's Clarification of Experience; Chapter 3.
Variation: Method and Theme in Development of Phenomenology; Chapter 4.
Dialogue: Phenomenology in Social Theory; Part II: Implications; Chapter 5.
Experience: Historical Sociology of the Natural Attitude; Chapter 6.
Equivocations: Modern Trinitarian Conundrums; Chapter 7.
Society: Sociological Reductions This innovative and thought-provoking book argues that phenomenology was the most significant, wide-ranging and influential philosophy to emerge in the twentieth century. The social character of phenomenology is explored in its relation to the concern in twentieth century sociology with questions of modern experience. By reading phenomenology sociologically and sociology phenomenologically, this book reconstructs a phenomenological sociology of modern experience. Erudite and assured, this book opens up a series of new questions for contemporary social theory that theorists and students of theo.