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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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 2008; 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...

  • Intellectualsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed... 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...

  • 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$ 102.00

    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 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

    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...

  • 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...