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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$ 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...

  • The Sociology of Wilhelm Baldamusby Dr Charles Turner; Dr Mark Erickson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    The Sociology of Wilhelm Baldamus explores Baldamus’s concern that research should be underpinned by meticulous theoretical and conceptual work. It will be of interest to sociologists, social theorists, intellectual historians, and those working in the field of social science research methods. more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 89.95

    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 Ms Cherry Schrecker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 139.95

    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 Professor Uta Gerhardt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    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... more...

  • In guter Gesellschaft?by Tim König

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 9.95

    ?Einzigartige Einführung in die Politische Soziologie zweier großer Denker Erstmalig werden systematisch-einführend die beiden Soziologen vergleichend eingeführt Klare und einfache Sprache ermöglicht ein schnelles Verständnis einer komplexen Materie  more...