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  • Adorno, Habermas and the Search for a Rational Societyby Deborah Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Theodor W. Adorno and Jnrgen Habermas both champion the goal of a rational society. However, they differ significantly about what this society should look like and how best to achieve it. Exploring the premises shared by both critical theorists, along with their profound disagreements about social conditions today, this book defends Adorno against... more...

  • The Frankfurt School Revisitedby Richard Wolin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This volume is a collection of essays by Richard Wolin, a leading political theorist and intellectual historian. It is the follow up to Wolin?s two recent, widely acclaimed books: Heidegger?s Children and The Seduction of Unreason . In those books, he explored the legacy of Martin Heidegger and his impact on some of his most influential and notable... more...

  • Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Lawby William E. Scheuerman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.95

    "Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law" makes use of the work of first-generation Frankfurt School theorist Franz L. Neumann, in conjunction with his famous successor, Jurgen Habermas, to try to understand the momentous political and legal transformations generated by globalization. This volume demonstrates... more...

  • No Social Science Without Critical Theoryby Harry F. Dahms

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 44.99

    Highlights the problematic nature of mainstream perspectives, and the growing need to reaffirm how the specific kind of critique the early Frankfurt School theorists advocated is not less, but far more important today. This book examines the links between more...

  • The Dialogical Turnby Charles Camic; Hans Joas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 48.99

    Since its birth, sociology has struggled vainly to achieve an encompassing intellectual 'synthesis' as it has fought against the explosion of ideas about the social world. This volume considers an alternative response that has recently developed to conditions of intellectual fragmentation: 'the dialogical turn,' a sociological approach that welcomes... more...

  • The Necessity of Social Controlby Istvan Meszaros; John Bellamy Foster

    Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 27.20

    As John Bellamy Foster writes in his foreword to the present book, ?István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx?s theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary... more...

  • Marxism and Realismby Sean Creaven

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences. By constructing historical materialism as realist social theory, it becomes possible to resolve many long standing dilemmas in Marxist discourse, such as voluntarism versus determinism and humanism versus economism. more...

  • Habermas and Contemporary Societyby John Sitton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 41.00

    Over the last four decades Jürgen Habermas has forged an innovative and much-discussed theory of contemporary capitalist society. Building on Max Weber's thesis that the dynamic of capitalism actually erodes individual freedom and the meaningfulness of social life - famously resulting in a culture of 'specialists without spirit, sensualists without... more...

  • Nationalism, Social Theory and Durkheimby Dr James Dingley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    Ethno-national and religious identity and violence dominate modern politics, from Northern Ireland to terrorism in Sri Lanka, the former Yugoslavia or Afghanistan and Iraq. This book shows that social theory should be a major tool in helping explain national, religious and identity problems. more...

  • The Social Science Jargon Busterby Zina O'Leary

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 33.00

    Tackling the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, breaking each down and bringing clarity and insight to even the most complex terms, this down-to-earth dictionary will help your students new to social science discourse gain a thorough understanding of the key terms. more...