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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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...

  • The Americanization of Social Scienceby David Haney

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    In this, a unique history of the America's postwar intellectual, David Paul Haney outlines the developoment of sociology as a discipline and why, given its focus of study, it failed to develop into a force in the intellectual currents of the United States. Arguing that sociologists attempted to develop both a science and an instrument for the spread... more...

  • The Social Science Jargon Busterby Zina O'Leary

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 41.00

    Tackling the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, breaking each down and bringing clarity and insight to even the most complex terms, this down-to-earth dictionary will help your students new to social science discourse gain a thorough understanding of the key terms. 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...

  • 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...

  • Conflicts in Social Scienceby Anton Van Harskamp

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00

    Through detailed case studies, the contributors look at conflicts in social science arguing that they must be resolved at the level of the individual discipline rather than at the level of philosopy. They explore different ways in which social scientists deal with the tension of being simultaneously party to a conflict and a contributor its settlement. more...

  • Jean Baudrillardby William Pawlett

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This uniquely engaging introduction to Jean Baudrillard?s controversial writings covers his entire career focusing on Baudrillard?s central, but little understood, notion of symbolic exchange. Through the clarification of this key term a very different Baudrillard emerges: not the nihilistic postmodernist and enemy of Marxism and Feminism that his... more...

  • Capitalism, Socialism and Democracyby Joseph A. Schumpeter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written this century. When it first appeared the New English Weekly predicted that `for the next five to ten years it will cetainly remain a work with which no one who professes any degree of information on sociology or economics can afford to be unacquainted.'... more...

  • Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theoryby Gerard Delanty

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 225.00

    This innovative publication maps out the broad and interdisciplinary field of contemporary European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social thought in the broadest sense of the term. This... more...