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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • Routledge Handbook of European Sociologyby Sokratis Koniordos; Alexandros Kyrtsis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology  explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching... more...

  • Liquid Lifeby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    'Liquid life' is the kind of life commonly lived in ourcontemporary, liquid-modern society. Liquid life cannot stay oncourse, as liquid-modern society cannot keep its shape for long.Liquid life is a precarious life, lived under conditions ofconstant uncertainty. The most acute and stubborn worries that haunt this liquid life arethe fears of being... more...

  • Zygmunt Baumanby Dennis Smith

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95

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

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • The Frankfurt School and its Criticsby The late Tom Bottomore

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    The Institute of Social Research, from which the Frankfurt School developed, was founded in the early years of the Weimar Republic. It survived the Nazi era in exile, to become an important centre of social theory in the postwar era. Early members of the school, such as Adorno, Horkheimer and Marcuse, developed a form of Marxist theory known as Critical... more...

  • From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Societyby Krishan Kumar

    Wiley 2009; US$ 53.95

    The second edition of this classic study, revised with a new and substantial opening chapter. New edition of a classic study by a leading social theorist Explores three major ideas crucial to contemporary social theory: the information society, post-Fordism, and post-modernism Places the three key ideas within the context of contemporary discourse... more...

  • The vocation of reasonby H.T. Wilson

    BRILL 2004; US$ 74.00

    Wilson (York U., Toronto) collects ten journal articles and book chapters published between 1976 and 2004 on the thought, influence, and milieu of American philosopher Weber (1864-1920). Some consider the limits of rationality by discussing such topics as critical theory in American from 1938 to 1978 as a case of intellectual innovation and its rec more...

  • Modernity and Postmodern Cultureby Jim McGuigan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 44.00

    Critically assesses claims made about the 'postmodernization' of culture and society, and explores the complex interplay between the modern and the postmodern in an increasingly 'globalized world'. This book argues that although culture may be 'postmodern' in terms of art, entertainment and everyday life, modernity exists and is pervasive. more...

  • The Frankfurt School Revisited: And Other Essays on Politics and Societyby Richard Wolin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This volume is a collection of essays by Richard Wolin, a leading political theorist and intellectual historian. It is the follow up to Wolin?s two recent, widely acclaimed books: Heidegger?s Children and The Seduction of Unreason . In those books, he explored the legacy of Martin Heidegger and his impact on some of his most influential and... more...

  • Sacred Revolutionsby Michèle H. Richman

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 72.00

    It seems improbable, but the most radical cultural iconoclasts of the interwar years?Georges Bataille, Roger Caillois, and Michel Leiris?responded to the rise of fascism by taking refuge in a "sacred sociology". Michèle H. Richman examines this seemingly paradoxical development in this book which traces the overall implications for French... more...