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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    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 of Nietzsche?s... more...

  • Norbert Elias and Social Theoryby François Dépelteau; Tatiana Savoia Landini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book will compare the approach and works of Norbert Elias, well known for his analysis of the civilizing process, his work on sport and violence and, more largely, his figurational approach, with other important social theories both classical and contemporary. more...

  • Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theoryby Xiaoying Qi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book considers the nature and possibilities of conceptual change and transformation under conditions of globalization, especially with regard to Chinese social and cultural concepts. It argues that the influence of globalization promotes the spread of West European and American social science concepts and methods at the expense of local concepts... more...

  • Applying Ibn Khald?nby Syed Farid Alatas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 143.00

    The writings of Ibn Khald?n, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khald?n has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology, or at least a precursor of modern sociology. While he was given this recognition, however, few works went beyond proclaiming him as... more...

  • Postmodernism in a Global Perspectiveby Samir Dasgupta; Peter Kivisto

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    During the past three decades, two terms, ?postmodernism? and ?globalization? have entered not only academic discourse, but everyday discussions outside the groves of academia. This book contains essays assembled with a conviction that both postmodernism and globalization have the potential to be valuable tools for social analysts, this despite the... more...

  • Handbook of Social Theoryby George Ritzer; Barry Smart

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 83.00

    This book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the roots, current debates and future development of social theory. It draws together a team of international scholars, and presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the field. more...