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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • Emergentist Marxismby Sean Creaven

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates Marx?s dialectics of being and consciousness, forces and relations of production, base and superstructure,... more...

  • Emile Durkheimby Mustafa Emirbayer; Ira J. Cohen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95

    This comprehensive volume ranges across the entire spectrum of contemporary sociological inquiry, as seen by Durkheim. It also includes secondary readings by social thinkers of today, connecting the classic writings of Durkheim to contemporary issues. Organizes Durkheim's writings thematically, in a comprehensive collection Includes selections... more...

  • Globalizing Critical Theoryby Max Pensky; James Bohman; Jacques Derrida; Nancy Fraser; Jürgen Habermas; Peter Uwe Hohendahl; Andreas Huyssen; María Pía Lara; Silvia L. López; Thomas McCarthy; Eduardo Mendieta; F Scott Scribner; Clay Steinman; Carsten Strathausen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 36.99

    Across a spectrum of academic disciplines, the topic of globalization is at the forefront of contemporary efforts to understand a dynamically changing world society. How might critical social theory respond creatively to the challenge of thinking and theorizing globalization in its full complexity? 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...

  • Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theoryby Gerard Delanty

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    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 volume... more...

  • Handbook of Social Theoryby George Ritzer; Barry Smart

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 66.00

    This book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the roots, current debates and future development of social theory. It draws together a team of international scholars, and presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the field. more...

  • 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...

  • Jean Baudrillardby William Pawlett

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This uniquely engaging introduction to Jean Baudrillard?s controversial writings covers his entire career focusing on Baudrillard?s central, but little understood, notion of symbolic exchange. Through the clarification of this key term a very different Baudrillard emerges: not the nihilistic postmodernist and enemy of Marxism and Feminism that his... more...

  • Journal International de Recherche Syndicaleby ILO

    International Labour Office 2010; US$ 42.00

    Le changement climatique est largement reconnu comme un des grands défis auxquels l’humanité fera face au cours des prochaines décennies. En effet, l’impact du changement climatique sur les températures moyennes, les précipitations et le niveau de la mer mettra en danger les moyens de subsistance de centaines de millions... more...

  • Journal International de Recherche Syndicaleby ILO

    International Labour Office 2011; US$ 42.00

    En janvier 2010, dans le but de tirer des enseignements semblables d’un point de vue syndical, le Bureau des activités pour les travailleurs et le Réseau mondial de recherche syndical ont organisé un atelier intitulé «Les syndicats et les crises économiques d’hier et d’aujourd’hui: enseignements pour... more...