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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Lévi-Strauss, each... more...

  • The Frankfurt School Revisitedby Richard Wolin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This volume is a collection of essays by Richard Wolin, a leading political theorist and intellectual historian. It is the follow up to Wolin?s two recent, widely acclaimed books: Heidegger?s Children and The Seduction of Unreason . In those books, he explored the legacy of Martin Heidegger and his impact on some of his most influential and... more...

  • Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Lawby William E. Scheuerman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.95

    "Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law" makes use of the work of first-generation Frankfurt School theorist Franz L. Neumann, in conjunction with his famous successor, Jurgen Habermas, to try to understand the momentous political and legal transformations generated by globalization. This volume demonstrates... more...

  • Conflicts in Social Scienceby Anton Van Harskamp

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00

    Through detailed case studies, the contributors look at conflicts in social science arguing that they must be resolved at the level of the individual discipline rather than at the level of philosopy. They explore different ways in which social scientists deal with the tension of being simultaneously party to a conflict and a contributor its settlement. more...