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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Conflicts in Social Scienceby Anton Van Harskamp

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Through detailed case studies, the contributors look at conflicts in social science arguing that they must be resolved at the level of the individual discipline rather than at the level of philosopy. They explore different ways in which social scientists deal with the tension of being simultaneously party to a conflict and a contributor its settlement. more...

  • Critical Social Theoryby Tim Dant

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 41.00

    Critical theory has left an indelible mark on postwar social thought. But what are the relations between critical theory and 'the cultural turn' ? How did critical theory inform later French critical theorists, such as Lefebvre, Barthes and Baudrillard? This accomplished and accessible book: - Demonstrates the origins of critical theory in... more...

  • Godless Intellectuals?by Alexander Tristan Riley

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    The Durkheimians have traditionally been understood as positivist, secular thinkers, fully within the Enlightenment project of limitless reason and progress. In a radical revision of this view, this book persuasively argues that the core members of the Durkheimian circle (Durkheim himself, Marcel Mauss, Henri Hubert and Robert Hertz) are significantly... more...

  • Key Concepts in Medical Sociologyby Jonathan Gabe; Michael Bury; Mary Elston

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 65.00

    'A must have for students and lecturers alike. Students because it gives them model essays on frequently set topics, lecturers because it gives them thumbnail overviews and up to date bibliographies on topics they might not cover in their courses.' - Kevin White Reader in Sociology, Australian National University more...

  • Key Concepts in Social Researchby Geoff Payne; Judy Payne

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 50.00

    This book is a major addition to undergraduate reading lists. It is reliable, allows for easy transference to essays and exams and easy to use, and exceptionally clearly written for student consumption. Topics range over qualitative and quantitative approaches and combine practical considerations with philosophical issues. more...

  • Rethinking Durkheim and his Traditionby Warren Schmaus

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    Durkheim's sociological theory of the categories is an attempt to provide another way of understanding Kant. more...

  • Logics of Historyby William H. Sewell Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    While social scientists and historians have been exchanging ideas for a long time, they have never developed a proper dialogue about social theory. William H. Sewell Jr. observes that on questions of theory the communication has been mostly one way: from social science to history. Logics of History argues that both history and the social sciences... more...