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  • 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$ 33.99

    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...

  • New Critical Theoryby William S. Wilkerson; Jeffrey Paris

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Emergentist Marxismby Sean Creaven

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume is an in important read and a valuable resource for those interested in social and political theory, Marxism and communism and contemporary social theory. 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...

  • Rethinking Durkheim and his Traditionby Warren Schmaus

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

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

  • Diaspora Criticismby Sudesh Mishra

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46

    Diaspora criticism takes the concept ?diaspora? as its object of inquiry and provides a framework for discussing displaced communities in a way that takes contemporary social, cultural and economic pressures into account. It also offers an alternative to Postcolonial Studies. This book is the first to provide an accessible overview of the critical... more...

  • Critical Social Theoryby Tim Dant

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 51.00

    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...

  • Key Concepts in Social Researchby Geoff Payne; Judy Payne

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 58.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Logics of Historyby William H. Sewell Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    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...