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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • Intellectualsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed... 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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; 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 Cherry Schrecker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; 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...

  • The Social Thought of Talcott Parsonsby Uta Gerhardt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; 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...

  • Interkulturalität im Denken Max Horkheimersby Zvi Rosen

    Traugott Bautz 2006; US$ 7.71

    1931 hielt Horkheimer seine Antrittsvorlesung. Voraussetzung für die von ihm repräsentierte philosophische Auffassung der Verbindung von Theorie und Praxis war die organische Zusammenarbeit von Philosophen und von vielen Spezialisten auf dem Gebiet der verschiedenen Sozialwissenschaften, wie z.B. Philosophie, Soziologie, Politologie, Nationalökonomie,... more...

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

    Monthly Review Press 2015; 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...

  • 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...

  • Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theoristsby John Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 30.95

    Covering the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most significant thinkers in sociology, Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists concentrates on figures in the field writing principally in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Including entries on Jane Addams, Theodor Adorno, George Lukács, Max Weber and Pitrim Sorokin,... 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...