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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...

  • The Future of Societyby William Outhwaite

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95

    This important Manifesto argues that we still need a concept of society in order to make sense of the forces which structure our lives. Written by leading social theorist William Outhwaite Asks if the notion of society is relevant in the twenty-first century Goes to the heart of contemporary social and political debate Examines critiques... more...

  • Liquid Lifeby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    Zygmunt Bauman is the Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds 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...

  • Classical Social Theory and Modern Societyby Edward Royce

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Structure of Social Theoryby Anthony King

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Drawing on the work of Gadamer, the book demonstrates that a sociology which focuses on social relations does not imply a return to idealism, nor a retreat into individualism, nor a rejection of critique. Rather, a hermeneutic sociology which prioritises human social relations is the only coherent paradigm which is available today. The author argues... more...

  • Adorno, Habermas and the Search for a Rational Societyby Deborah Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Theodor W. Adorno and Jnrgen Habermas both champion the goal of a rational society. However, they differ significantly about what this society should look like and how best to achieve it. Exploring the premises shared by both critical theorists, along with their profound disagreements about social conditions today, this book defends Adorno against... 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...