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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rasse und Ethnizitätby Mathias Bös

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 69.99

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 41.26

    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...

  • The Structure of Social Theoryby Anthony King

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on the work of Gadamer, the book demonstrates that a sociology which focuses on social relations does not imply a return to idealism, nor a retreat into individualism, nor a rejection of critique. Rather, a hermeneutic sociology which prioritises human social relations is the only coherent paradigm which is available today. The author argues... more...