Our readers favourite sociology & theory quotes

Just before Christmas we asked readers on Twitter for their favourite sociology and theory quotes:

“The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the “emergency situation” in which we live is the rule.” Walter Benjamin (from @Rykalski)

“The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born. Now is the time of monsters.” Gramsci (from @mark_carrigan)

“Whatever sociology may be, it is the result of constantly asking the question, what is the meaning of this?C.Wright Mills (from @Dunk_West)

“Ass hat”@TroyMcGinnis (from @SociologyGirl)

“Reflexiveness…is the essential condition, within the social process, for the development of mind” G.H. Mead (from @Dunk_West)

“All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned…man is…compelled to face…his real conditions of life.” Marx (from @Cybernoelie)

“The risk climate of modernity is thus unsettling for everyone: no one escapes.” Anthony Giddens (from @ChrisOrbitgroup)

What are your favourite quotes? tweet us or e-mail and we’ll compile them in a few weeks



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