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

    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...

  • Philosophy of the Social Sciencesby C. Mantzavinos

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    A unique discussion between philosophers and social scientists which extends the frontiers of the philosophy of the social sciences. more...

  • Journal International de Recherche Syndicaleby ILO

    International Labour Office 2010; US$ 42.00

    Le changement climatique est largement reconnu comme un des grands défis auxquels l’humanité fera face au cours des prochaines décennies. En effet, l’impact du changement climatique sur les températures moyennes, les précipitations et le niveau de la mer mettra en danger les moyens de subsistance de centaines de millions... more...

  • Journal International de Recherche Syndicaleby ILO

    International Labour Office 2011; US$ 42.00

    En janvier 2010, dans le but de tirer des enseignements semblables d’un point de vue syndical, le Bureau des activités pour les travailleurs et le Réseau mondial de recherche syndical ont organisé un atelier intitulé «Les syndicats et les crises économiques d’hier et d’aujourd’hui: enseignements pour... more...

  • Revisiting the Frankfurt Schoolby Dr David Berry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    What has become known as the Frankfurt School is often reduced to a small number of theorists in media communication and cultural studies. Challenging this limitation, Revisiting The Frankfurt School introduces a wider theoretical perspective by introducing critical assessments on a number of writers associated with the school that have been mostly... more...

  • Emile Durkheimby Mustafa Emirbayer; Ira J. Cohen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95

    This comprehensive volume ranges across the entire spectrum of contemporary sociological inquiry, as seen by Durkheim. It also includes secondary readings by social thinkers of today, connecting the classic writings of Durkheim to contemporary issues. Organizes Durkheim's writings thematically, in a comprehensive collection Includes selections... more...