Zamfir 2/2005

Sociologie Românească, Vol. IV, no. 2/2005, pp. 11-14.

 


 

SR 2 2005 coperta

Ce a lăsat Dimitrie Gusti sociologiei postbelice?

What is Dimitrie Gusti’'s heritage for the post-bellum sociology?

Cătălin Zamfir

 

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Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză): The author evaluates the influence of the Dimitrie Gusti’s scientific personality on the Romanian sociology and society, in four main aspects. One direction refers to the constitution of sociology as a science in Romania, with international prestige and abroad national involvement. The second direction refers to the creation of sociology as a science of the nation, with the mission of creating self-knowledge in the Romanian society and to further social modernization. This led to a dominantly descriptive and empirical orientation of sociology, based though on a high-level theoretical conception. This orientation contributed to the development of the Romanian sociology in the heavily ideological communist period. The third direction of influence refers to the involvement of sociology in the social reform, which persisted after 1945. The fourth direction refers to the creation of a strong sociological school, which managed to survive the instauration of the communist regime, this school being modeled on the antebellum achievements.