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When Relation is the Problem - How to make the Relation the Beginning of Everything. A Comparison Between some Relational Theories
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI 
Author/s:  Luca Guizzardi 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 133-152 FullText PDF:  257 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SP2019-001007
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The article tries to reflect on the relation as the element of social reality - relation as exchange or relation as gift? Is relation beyond these two ‘forms’? Or, instead, is relation a form like exchange and gift? In order to effort to answer these questions, the author will consider three theories little known in the Italian debate, that of Aldo Haesler, that of Philippe Chanial and that of two social psychologists, Alan Fiske and Nick Haslam. Finally, these three approaches will be compared with Pierpaolo Donati’s relational sociology to overcome some ambiguities that will emerge from the reading of the three approaches mentioned.
Keywords: Relation; Gift; Relational Ontology; Social Reality; Exchange.

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Luca Guizzardi, When Relation is the Problem - How to make the Relation the Beginning of Everything. A Comparison Between some Relational Theories in "SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI" 1/2019, pp. 133-152, DOI:10.3280/SP2019-001007

   

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