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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Dialogical Turnby Charles Camic; Hans Joas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 41.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Staat und Politik bei Horkheimer und Adornoby Ulrich Ruschig; Hans-Ernst Schiller

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 40.71

    Horkheimer und Adorno haben zum Verständnis der kapitalistischen Gesellschaft im 20.Jahrhundert einen wesentlichen und unvergleichlichen Beitrag geleistet. Die philosophische Matrix ist ein interdisziplinärer Ansatz, der ökonomische, psychologische und kulturtheoretische Untersuchungen aufeinander bezieht. Eine politische Theorie im eigentlichen Sinne... 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...