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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2009; US$ 55.95

    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... 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...

  • The Frankfurt School Revisitedby 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 notable... 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...

  • Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theoristsby John Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 30.95

    Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists covers the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most important thinkers in this discipline. Concentrating on figures writing predominantly in the second half of the twentieth century, such as Zygmunt Bauman, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault and Claude Lévi-Strauss, each entry... more...

  • Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theoristsby John Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 30.95

    Covering the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most significant thinkers in sociology, Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists concentrates on figures in the field writing principally in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Including entries on Jane Addams, Theodor Adorno, George Lukács, Max Weber and Pitrim Sorokin,... 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...

  • Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Lawby William E. Scheuerman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.95

    "Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law" makes use of the work of first-generation Frankfurt School theorist Franz L. Neumann, in conjunction with his famous successor, Jurgen Habermas, to try to understand the momentous political and legal transformations generated by globalization. This volume demonstrates... more...

  • A Philosophical History of German Sociologyby Frédéric Vandenberghe

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    A Philosophical History of German Sociology presents a systematic reconstruction of critical theory, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) via Lukács to the Frankfurt School (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). Through an in depth analysis of the theories of alienation, rationalisation and reification, it investigates the metatheoretical... more...