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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • The Frankfurt School in Exileby Thomas Wheatland

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    Members of the Frankfurt School have had an enormous effect on Western thought, beginning soon after Max Horkheimer became the director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt am Main, in 1930. Also known as the Horkheimer Circle, the group included such eminent intellectuals as Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm,... more...

  • The Social after Gabriel Tardeby Matei Candea

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Tarde is being brought forward as the misrecognised forerunner of a post-Durkheimian era. Reclaimed from a century of near-oblivion, his sociology has been linked to Foucaultian microphysics of power, to Deleuze's philosophy of difference, and most recently to the spectrum of approaches related to Actor Network Theory. This volume asks what an alternative... more...

  • Decolonizing European Sociologyby Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez; Manuela Boatca; Sérgio Costa

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 79.95

    Decolonizing European Sociology builds on the work challenging the androcentric, colonial and ethnocentric perspectives eminent in mainstream European sociology by identifying and describing the processes at work in its current critical transformation. Divided into sections organized around key sociological concepts and themes, this book considers... more...

  • Transatlantic Voyages and Sociologyby Cherry Schrecker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    Transatlantic Voyages and Sociology explores the transatlantic journeys which have inspired American and European sociologists and contributed to the development of sociology in Europe and in North America. Furthering our understanding of the very complex processes which affect the diffusion of ideas, it sheds light on the diverse influences which... more...

  • A History of Sociology in Britainby A. H. Halsey

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    This is the first-ever critical history of sociology in Britain, written by one of the world's leading scholars in the field. Renowned British sociologist, A. H. Halsey, presents a vivid and authoritative picture of the neglect, expansion, fragmentation, and explosion of the discipline during the past century. He is well equipped to write the story,... more...

  • The Social Thought of Talcott Parsonsby Uta Gerhardt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Exploring the conceptual baseline of Parsons's sociology and maintaining focus on its links with 20th century history, this book sheds light on the requirements of analytical rigor in the social sciences through examination of the debates in which Parsons was engaged throughout his life. In addition to revisiting Parsons's extensive oeuvre,... 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...

  • 44 Letters From the Liquid Modern Worldby Zymunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    This liquid modern world of ours, like all liquids, cannot stand still and keep its shape for long. Everything keeps changing - the fashions we follow, the events that intermittently catch our attention, the things we dream of and things we fear. And we, the inhabitants of this world in flux, feel the need to adjust to its tempo by being ‘flexible'... more...

  • Freud and American Sociologyby Philip Manning

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Although Freud's impact on social science - and indeed 20th century social thought - has been extraordinary, his impact on American sociology has been left relatively unexplored. This ground-breaking book aims to fill this knowledge gap. By examining the work of pioneers such as G.H.Mead, Cooley, Parsons and Goffman, as well as a range of key contemporary... more...