Cotoi 2/2005

Sociologie Românească, Vol. IV, no. 2/2005, pp. 43-58.



SR 2 2005 coperta

Anton Golopenția și noua ”știință a realității”. Pilonul sociogic al geopoliticii românești interbelice

Anton Golopenția and the new „science of reality”. The sociological pillar of interbellum Romanian geopolitics

Călin Cotoi


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Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză): Anthropogeography, geopolitics, the dialogue and the polemics opposing sociology and geography are central elements in the process of imagining the national space during the interwar period. A dense network of competitions, alliances and counter-alliances is coming together in this area of scientific legitimacy and representativity. The birth of this new disciplinary subdomain offers us the chance to track down the external influences, to see how the central scientific canon(s) are replicated and transformed at the periphery and how the Romanian culture finds itself synchronized with the dilemmas, themes and tensions of the European culture. This synchronicity occurs it is one of the theses of this paper under the sign of reactionary modernism. This perspective has the ability to question the uniqueness of the process of modernization. Is modernity a package deal or are there other ways of spelling modernity? This appropriation of the „reactionary modernism discourse for the analysis of Romanian anthropogeography and sociology is, in itself, an example of translating/transforming scientific discourses on a central-perifery axis.