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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Theorizing Modernityby Peter Wagner

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 56.00

    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...

  • Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theoryby Gerard Delanty

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 225.00

    This innovative publication maps out the broad and interdisciplinary field of contemporary European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social thought in the broadest sense of the term. This... more...

  • Against Eurocentrismby Rajani Kannepalli Kanth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 80.00

    This book renders an uncompromising verdict on the 'scourge' of our millennium: modernism, itself the artifact of certain late Eurocentric propensities. Kanth argues that while modernism is possessed of some virtues, they are purchased at far too high a cost--indeed a cost that neither the species nor the planet can, on any scale, find affordable.... more...

  • Methodology of the Oppressedby Chela Sandoval; Angela Y. Davis

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    In a work with far-reaching implications, Chela Sandoval does no less than revise the genealogy of theory over the past thirty years, inserting what she terms ?U.S. Third World feminism? into the narrative in a way that thoroughly alters our perspective on contemporary culture and subjectivity. more...

  • Negotiating Postmodernismby Wayne Gabardi

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    Joining the modern-postmodern debate, this book suggests that the polarizing polemics of the radical postmodernists who once dominated the discussion have given way to a new "critical postmodernism" characterized by dialogue, accommodation, and synthesis. A comprehensive survey, Negotiating Postmodernism also marks the arrival of a powerful,... more...

  • Habermas and Contemporary Societyby John Sitton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 41.00

    Over the last four decades Jürgen Habermas has forged an innovative and much-discussed theory of contemporary capitalist society. Building on Max Weber's thesis that the dynamic of capitalism actually erodes individual freedom and the meaningfulness of social life - famously resulting in a culture of 'specialists without spirit, sensualists without... more...

  • Nationalism, Social Theory and Durkheimby Dr James Dingley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    Ethno-national and religious identity and violence dominate modern politics, from Northern Ireland to terrorism in Sri Lanka, the former Yugoslavia or Afghanistan and Iraq. This book shows that social theory should be a major tool in helping explain national, religious and identity problems. more...