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Schools of sociology. Schools of social thought

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Philosophy of the Social Sciencesby C. Mantzavinos

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

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

  • Logics of Historyby William H. Sewell Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 41.00

    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...