Всегда актуальная классика: об истории социологических идей, профессионализме в социологии и главных проблемах социологической теории
In the review under consideration is the new book A.B. Gofman "Tradition, solidarity and Sociological Theory: Selected Texts" (2015), which included selected works written recently, and interviews with the author. The book is dedicated to the main challenges of modern society and at the same time to the main problems of sociological theory; social solidarity and integration, social inequality, modernization, the role of tradition and innovation, professional ethics and professionalism in sociology. Collected works are examples of historical and sociological research, methodologically and historically verified essays and studies that are relevant to what is happening in Russia. The author of the review examines the composition of the book and the grouping of works of Gofman in order to show the actualization of the historical and sociological knowledge and the main features of professional work of the well-known Russian sociologist.