Historical Social Research

Fumiya Onaka: Aspects of Process Theories and Process-Oriented Methodologies in Historical and Comparative Sociology: An Introduction [Abstract]

The “process” concept is particularly crucial especially for historical and comparative sociology. This paper explains the objective of this HSR Focus; after referring to the term “process-oriented” in related human and social sciences, it necessitates the examining “process-oriented” theories in historical and comparative sociology from the viewpoint of “process-generated data.” Finally the paper indicates the duality of “process-oriented” theories as a tentative summary of results.