Will Sociology find some New Concepts before the US finds Osama bin Laden?
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AbstractFive months have now passed since the 11 September 2001 suicide bombing of the World Trade Center that prompted my original article and the responses published in this journal. Some responses convey the impression of sociologists so eager to find new opportunities to ride their hobby horses that they ignore the potential for the social world to confound their cherished expectations. To partially remedy this situation, I propose the concept of 'meso-knowledge' as a sensitising device for understanding the current geopolitical scene that attempts to get beyond the theoretical ruts of contemporary postmodernism.