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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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...

  • Modern and Postmodern Social Theorizingby Nicos P. Mouzelis

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 36.00

    Examines the conflict between modern and postmodern theories in sociology and attempts to bridge the divide between them. more...

  • Balans en toekomst van de sociologieby Godfried Engbersen; Jos de Haan

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 54.90

    De belangstelling voor sociologie groeit weer. Ondanks de vele vooroordelen heeft de sociologie heeft zich in de afgelopen decennia ontwikkeld tot een volwaardige wetenschap. Sociologen richten zich vaak op maatschappelijke onderwerpen waar veel mensen mee te maken hebben en die veel besproken worden. Hun onderzoek levert kennis op die onder de oppervlakte... more...

  • No Social Science Without Critical Theoryby Harry F. Dahms

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 44.99

    Highlights the problematic nature of mainstream perspectives, and the growing need to reaffirm how the specific kind of critique the early Frankfurt School theorists advocated is not less, but far more important today. This book examines the links between more...

  • The Social after Gabriel Tardeby Matei Candea

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The social sciences and humanities are now being swept by a Tardean revival, a rediscovery and reappraisal of the work of this truly unique thinker, for whom ?everything is a society and every science a sociology?. Tarde is being brought forward as the misrecognised forerunner of a post-Durkheimian era. Reclaimed from a century of near-oblivion, his... more...

  • Robert K. Mertonby Craig Calhoun

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    Robert K. Merton (1910-2003) was one of the most influential sociologists of the twentieth century, producing clear theories and innovative research that continue to shape multiple disciplines. Merton's reach can be felt in the study of social structure, social psychology, deviance, professions, organizations, culture, and science. Yet for all his... more...

  • Nietzsche and Early German and Austrian Sociologyby Franz zu Solms-Laubach

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 159.18

    While Nietzsche?s influence on philosophy, literature and art is beyond dispute, his influence on sociology is often called into question. A close textual analysis of Nietzsche?s works and those of important sociologists ? Max and Alfred Weber, Ferdinand Tönnies, Rosa Mayreder ? provides the first comprehensive account of their study and use... more...

  • In guter Gesellschaft?by Tim König

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 8.92

    ?Jürgen <b>Habermas</b> und Niklas <b>Luhmann</b> haben über mehrere Jahrzehnte hinweg sowohl die allgemeine sozialwissenschaftliche Theoriebildung als auch die Diskussionen zur politischen Theorie entscheidend geprägt. Das vorliegende Buch führt in die Theorien des Sozialen und der Politik beider Autoren ein und zeigt auf,... more...

  • Exploring Uncertaintyby Sabina Jeschke; Eva-Maria Jakobs; Alicia Dröge

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 26.75

    Der Umgang mit Ungewissheit und Unsicherheit besitzt in allen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen und -kulturen hohe Relevanz. Insgesamt zeichnet sich die Tendenz ab, dass "schwach strukturierte" Szenarien sowohl an Bedeutung als auch an "Erfolg" gewinnen und Konzepte, die sich gezielte Inkaufnahme und Umgang mit Unsicherheit auszeichnen, aufgrund höherer Geschwindigkeit... more...

  • The Dialogical Turnby Charles Camic; Hans Joas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 48.99

    Since its birth, sociology has struggled vainly to achieve an encompassing intellectual 'synthesis' as it has fought against the explosion of ideas about the social world. This volume considers an alternative response that has recently developed to conditions of intellectual fragmentation: 'the dialogical turn,' a sociological approach that welcomes... more...