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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

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

  • 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$ 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...

  • Knowledge for Whom?by Christian Fleck; Andreas Hess

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This ground-breaking volume is a follow-up to 'Intellectuals and Their Publics'. In contrast to the earlier book, which was mainly concerned with the activity of intellectuals and how it relates to the public, this volume analyses what happens when sociology and sociologists engage with or serve various publics. more...

  • Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theoriesby Sandro Segre

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    In this volume Sandro Segre provides a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology. The perspectives are divided into four sections: Interpretative Sociology; Structuralist Sociology; Micro and Macrosociological Perspectives; and Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. An introduction to each section provides... more...

  • Georg Simmelby David Frisby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Until recently little of Simmel's work was available in translation and certain key texts were unknown outside Germany. David Frisby, the eminent Simmel scholar, provides not only an introduction to the major sociological writings of this important figure, but also an argument for a reconsideration of his work. The author outlines the cultural and... more...

  • Rethinking Europeby Gerard Delanty; Chris Rumford

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 60.95

    Dominant approaches to the transformation of Europe ignore contemporary social theory interpretations of the nature and dynamics of social change. Here, Delanty and Rumford argue that we need a theory of society in order to understand Europeanization. This book advances the case that Europeanization should be theorized in terms of: globalization ... more...

  • Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott; Masataka Katagiri; Atsushi Sawai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory breaks new ground in providing a detailed, systematic appraisal of the major traditions of social theory prominent in Japan today ? from theories of identity and individualization to globalization studies. The volume introduces readers to the rich diversity of social-theoretical critique... 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...