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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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...

  • The Structure of Social Theoryby Anthony King

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Adorno, Habermas and the Search for a Rational Societyby Deborah Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Theodor W. Adorno and Jnrgen Habermas both champion the goal of a rational society. However, they differ significantly about what this society should look like and how best to achieve it. Exploring the premises shared by both critical theorists, along with their profound disagreements about social conditions today, this book defends Adorno against... more...

  • Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theoristsby John Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 30.95

    Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists covers the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most important thinkers in this discipline. Concentrating on figures writing predominantly in the second half of the twentieth century, such as Zygmunt Bauman, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault and Claude LÚvi-Strauss, each... 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...

  • 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...

  • 44 Letters From the Liquid Modern Worldby Zygmunt 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...

  • From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Societyby Krishan Kumar

    Wiley 2009; US$ 55.95

    The second edition of this classic study, revised with a new and substantial opening chapter. New edition of a classic study by a leading social theorist Explores three major ideas crucial to contemporary social theory: the information society, post-Fordism, and post-modernism Places the three key ideas within the context of contemporary... more...

  • A Guide to Sociological Thinkingby Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 48.00

    A Guide to Sociological Thinking is designed to increase students' cognitive learning. It draws upon the insights of a number of educational initiatives - critical, creative and reflective thinking. Its objectives are to guide students to the mastery of cognitive habits and skills, to increase students' appreciation and enthusiasm for the field of... more...