Quote 2 – The Roots of Sociology

“The consequences of the shift from agricultural [premodern, traditional] to [modern] industrial societies on social norms were so large that they gave birth to an entirely new academic discipline, sociology, which sought to describe and understand these changes. Virtually all of the great social thinkers at the end of the nineteenth century – including Toennies, Weber, Emile Durkheim, and Georg Simmel – devoted their careers to explicating the nature of this transition.” (Francis Fukuyama)