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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • Gesellschaftstheorie und Europapolitikby Monika Eigmüller; Steffen Mau

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 33.84

    Im Zuge der fortschreitenden europäischen Integration rückt die Frage nach den Folgen dieses Prozesses für die Konstitution der Gesellschaft zunehmend in den Vordergrund des Interesses. Dies erfordert einen Perspektivenwechsel in der Theoriebildung. Hier knüpft der vorliegende Band an, indem aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln der Fundus sozialwissenschaftlicher... more...

  • Jahrbuch für Soziologiegeschichteby Carsten Klingemann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 45.74

    Das Jahrbuch für Soziologiegeschichte versammelt Texte über Georg Simmels lebensphilosophische Perspektive und seine kultursoziologische Sicht auf Exzentriker sowie über Max Webers Logik der Handlungsdeutung, die Herausbildung der Religionssoziologie im Kontext der Vergleichenden Religionsforschung, die historisch-religiösen Wurzeln der Körper-Metapher... more...

  • Classical Sociological Theoryby Bert N. Adams; R. A. Sydie

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 85.00 US$ 72.25

    A concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive theory text, given the range of ideas, historical context, and theorists discussed. Unlike other books of the type, Classical Sociological Theory focuses on how the pivotal theories contributed not only to the development of the field, but also to the evolution of ideas concerning social life.   more...

  • Jean Baudrillardby Rex Butler

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 48.00

    This book goes beyond Baudrillard's writings on consumer objects, the Gulf War and America, to identify the fundamental logic that underpins his writings. It does this through a series of close readings of his main texts, paying particular attention to the form and internal coherence of his arguments. The book is written for all those who want a general... more...

  • Liquid Lifeby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    'Liquid life' is the kind of life commonly lived in our contemporary, liquid-modern society. Liquid life cannot stay on course, as liquid-modern society cannot keep its shape for long. Liquid life is a precarious life, lived under conditions of constant uncertainty. The most acute and stubborn worries that haunt this liquid life are the fears of... more...

  • Zygmunt Baumanby Dennis Smith

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    In this major new assessment of Zygmunt Bauman's work, Smith gives a clear introduction to this controversial and challenging sociologist. more...

  • Contemporary Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory textbooks, such was the far-reaching sweep of social theorists discussed ? including Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Michel Foucault, Jacques... more...

  • Harriet Martineauby Michael R. Hill; Susan Hoecker-Drysdale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The Essays in this volume explore the work of Harriet Martineau from a sociological perspective, highlighting her theoretical contributions in the areas of the sociology of labor, gender and political economy. The contributors each offer a contextual, theoretical and methodological assessment of her work beginning with the opportunities and challenges... more...

  • Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fieldsby Mathieu Hilgers; Eric Mangez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Bourdieu?s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of its methodology and relevance in different subject... more...

  • Classical Social Theory and Modern Societyby Edward Royce

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    Classical Social Theory and Modern Society introduces students to Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. After surveying the historical context in which they wrote, the book provides an overview of each thinker, then places them in dialogue with each other on four issues that remain relevant to life in today?s modern world. more...