Cinthya Guzman Publishes “Toward a Historical Sociology of Canonization”

August 11, 2023 by Shreeya La

Congratulations to graduate student Cinthya Guzman for her new publication with UTSC Sociology Professor Dan Silver, and fellow graduate students Sébastien Parker, Lars Döpking, and Lukas Underwood. The article, titled “Toward a Historical Sociology of Canonization: Comparing the Development of Sociological Theory in the English-, German-, and French-Language Contexts since the 1950s,” is published in the European Journal of Sociology.

Guzman and her colleagues examined over 600 editions of sociological theory books for students published in English, German, and French between 1950 and 2020. Their empirical analysis highlights patterns and trends among the featured theorists, narratives, and approaches that inform both the individual text and the sociological canon as a whole. By bringing a comparative and historical perspective to how the tradition of sociological theory is understood, Guzman and her colleagues paint a clearer picture of the changes in sociological narratives over time and across languages.

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