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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • Max Weber and Postmodern Theoryby Dr Nicholas Gane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 43.00

    This book explores the contemporary nature of Max Weber's work by looking in detail at his key concepts of rationalization and disenchantment. Thematic parallels are drawn between Weber's rationalization thesis and the critiques of contemporary culture developed by Jean-Francois Lyotard, Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard. It is suggested that these... more...

  • The Sociological Ambitionby Chris Shilling; Philip A Mellor

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 67.00

    This book situates sociology in its historical, philosophical and theological contexts and examines how the founders of the discipline developed competing analyses of the processes elementary to social and moral life through their distinctive sociological contributions. Surveying a range of sociological analyses from Comte to feminism, postmodernism... 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 Theories of Globalizationby Dr Chamsy el-Ojeili; Dr Patrick Hayden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 43.00

    This accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of globalization and its consequences from the perspective of social and political critical theory. Thematic chapters provoke student inquiry and the book shows how the views of critical theorists are crucial to understanding the global processes shaping the world today. more...

  • Quantum Jumpby W. R. Clement

    Insomniac Press 1998; US$ 16.95

    Quantum Jump was written for individuals trying to make sense of the rapid social and political changes overtaking their lives. Clement explains how our civilization is undergoing a translation similar to the European Renaissance, the development of managed agriculture or the invention of writing. Each of these eras brought about new world-views and... more...

  • Cosmos and Hearthby Yi-Fu Tuan

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 58.50

    In a volume that represents the culmination of his life?s work in considering the relationship between culture and landscape, eminent scholar Yi-Fu Tuan argues that ?cosmos? and ?hearth? are two scales that anchor what it means to be fully and happily human. more...

  • The Quest for Jewish Assimilation in Modern Social Scienceby Amos Morris-Reich

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 42.95

    This book examines the connection between the nineteenth century transformation of the human sciences into the social sciences and notions of Jewish assimilation and integration, demonstrating that the quest for Jewish assimilation is linked to and built into the conceptual foundations of modern social science disciplines. 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...