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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • Death, Hope and Sexby James S. Chisholm

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 68.00 US$ 55.76

    Fascinating and controversial examination of how evolutionary theory sheds light on human nature using reproductive issues as a focus. more...

  • The Social in Questionby Patrick Joyce

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    With postmodernism has come the questioning of the very idea of 'the social'. Thinkers form across the social sciences and humanities now agree that this one foundational concept can no longer be taken for granted as an objective or real characteristic of the world. However, their uncertainty has taken on many guises and the social in Question represents... more...

  • The Sociological Ambitionby Chris Shilling; Philip A Mellor

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 54.00

    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...

  • Max Weber and Postmodern Theoryby Dr Nicholas Gane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • 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$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Durkheim's sociological theory of the categories is an attempt to provide another way of understanding Kant. more...

  • Critical Theories of Globalizationby Dr Chamsy el-Ojeili; Dr Patrick Hayden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • 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 2008; US$ 46.95

    The transformation of the human sciences into the social sciences in the third part of the 19 th century was closely related to attempts to develop and implement methods for dealing with social tensions and the rationalization of society. This book studies the connections between academic disciplines and notions of Jewish assimilation and integration... more...

  • Critical Social Theoryby Tim Dant

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 41.00

    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 the... more...