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  • The Cambridge Companion to Durkheimby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Philip Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    An authoritative and comprehensive collection of essays redefining the relevance of Durkheim to the human sciences in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Emergentist Marxismby Sean Creaven

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates Marx?s dialectics of being and consciousness, forces and relations of production, base and superstructure,... 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...

  • Globalizing Critical Theoryby Max Pensky; James Bohman; Jacques Derrida; Nancy Fraser; Jürgen Habermas; Peter Uwe Hohendahl; Andreas Huyssen; María Pía Lara; Silvia L. López; Thomas McCarthy; Eduardo Mendieta; F Scott Scribner; Clay Steinman; Carsten Strathausen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 36.99

    Across a spectrum of academic disciplines, the topic of globalization is at the forefront of contemporary efforts to understand a dynamically changing world society. How might critical social theory respond creatively to the challenge of thinking and theorizing globalization in its full complexity? 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Critical Theoryby William S. Wilkerson; Jeffrey Paris

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 40.99

    An edited collection of all new work in the area of 'new critical theory,' intended to serve as a signature volume for the New Critical Theory Series. The volume, like the series as a whole, is designed to capture the present moment in postdisciplinary theory, as the older tradition of critical theory in the Frankfurt School sense comes together with... more...