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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • The Necessity of Social Controlby John Bellamy Foster; Istvan Meszaros

    Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 27.20

    As John Bellamy Foster writes in his foreword to the present book, ?István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx?s theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary... more...

  • Rasse und Ethnizitätby Mathias Bös

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 69.99


  • Wer oder was handelt?by Angelika Poferl; Norbert Schröer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 39.99

    ?Vor dem Hintergrund aktueller gesellschaftlicher Entwicklungen, aber auch angesichts der Ausdifferenzierungen des theoretischen Feldes stellen sich der Hermeneutischen Wissenssoziologie neue Probleme und Herausforderungen, die mit der Infragestellung des Subjektkonzepts einhergehen. Das Anliegen dieses Bandes ist es, eine Verständigung innerhalb der... more...

  • Inwieweit ist Bourdieus Begriff des Habitus auf Städte übertragbar? Eine Auseinandersetzung mit einem neuen Ansatz in der Stadtsoziologieby Christel Kohls

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 28.00

    Braucht die Stadtsoziologie einen Perspektivenwechsel? Hat sich das Erkenntnispotential der traditionellen Stadtforschung erschöpft oder ist gar ihr Erkenntnisgegenstand verloren gegangen angesichts der Tatsache, dass Stadt/Land-Unterschiede zunehmend verschwinden bzw. angesichts einer zunehmenden Verstädterung der Gesellschaft? Die Bemühungen, denen... more...

  • Pierre Bourdieuby Richard Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    This short critical introduction to the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's original writings are often densely argued and ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasises Bourdieu's contirbutions to the theory and methodology while also dealing in detail with his substantive... more...

  • Capitalism, Socialism and Democracyby Joseph A. Schumpeter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written this century. When it first appeared the New English Weekly predicted that `for the next five to ten years it will cetainly remain a work with which no one who professes any degree of information on sociology or economics can afford to be unacquainted.'... more...

  • Marxism and Realismby Sean Creaven

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences. By constructing historical materialism as realist social theory, it becomes possible to resolve many long standing dilemmas in Marxist discourse, such as voluntarism versus determinism and humanism versus economism. more...

  • Social Theory and Postcommunismby William Outhwaite; Larry Ray

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    Social Theory and Postcommunism undertakes a thorough study of the implications of post-communism for sociological theory. Written by two leading social theorists, the book discusses the thesis that the fall of communism has decimated alternative conceptions of social organizations other than capitalism. Analyzes the implications of the fall of... more...

  • Rethinking Europeby Gerard Delanty; Chris Rumford

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 60.95

    Dominant approaches to the transformation of Europe ignore contemporary social theory interpretations of the nature and dynamics of social change. Here, Delanty and Rumford argue that we need a theory of society in order to understand Europeanization. This book advances the case that Europeanization should be theorized in terms of: globalization ... more...

  • Theorizing Modernityby Peter Wagner

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 45.00

    This book argues that sociology has lost its ability to provide critical diagnoses of the present human condition because sociology has stopped considering the philosophical requirements of social enquiry. The book attempts to restore that ability by retrieving some of the key questions that sociologists tend to gloss over, inescapability and attainability.... more...