'Pierpaolo Donati’s book is an ambitious attempt to formulate a social theory appropriate to our age, based on the primacy of what he terms social relations which, for Donati, are crucial in upholding the distinctiveness of humanity. This book is a call to arms, sounding the alarm about the unwelcome effects of many social theories that threaten to drive the human out of the social or else submerge the human within the social and so drown out its distinctive individuality.'
-Barry Vaughn, National Economic and Social Council, in the Journal of Critical Realism, vol 11 iss 2 p.255-261
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Much of our concept of society has been defined by sociology's dual focuses: individuals, and groups. In this eagerly awaited book, Donati shifts focus to the relationships between people, and explains this new 'relational sociology' in detail.