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Schools of sociology. Schools of social thought

  • Adorno, Habermas and the Search for a Rational Societyby Deborah Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Exploring the premises shared by both critical theorists, along with their profound disagreements about social conditions today, this book defends Adorno against Habermas' influential criticisms of his account of Western society. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 35.00

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

  • Conflicts in Social Scienceby Anton Van Harskamp

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00

    This book argues that conflicts in social science must be worked out at the level of the individual discipline rather than at the level of philosophy. 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...

  • The Dialogical Turnby Charles Camic; Hans Joas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 41.99

    Since its birth, sociology has struggled vainly to achieve an encompassing intellectual 'synthesis' as it has fought against the explosion of ideas about the social world. This volume considers an alternative response that has recently developed to conditions of intellectual fragmentation: 'the dialogical turn,' a sociological approach that welcomes... 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...

  • Die Kriminalitätstheorien der Chicago-Soziologieby Sven Paschke

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 36.42

    In den Zwanziger und Dreißiger Jahren des letzten Jahrhunderts wurden am Department der Soziologie an der Universität Chicago drei Veröffentlichungen unter Leitung von Clifford Shaw erarbeitet: "The Jackroller", "The Natural History of a Delinquent Career" und "Brothers in Crime." Diese beinhalten ausführliche autobiographische Darstellungen von kriminellen... 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...

  • Emile Durkheimby Mustafa Emirbayer; Ira J. Cohen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    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 from... more...

  • Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Lawby William E. Scheuerman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.95

    "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...