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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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

    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...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 28.84

    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...

  • From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Societyby Krishan Kumar

    Wiley 2009; US$ 55.95

    The second edition of this classic study, revised with a new and substantial opening chapter. New edition of a classic study by a leading social theorist Explores three major ideas crucial to contemporary social theory: the information society, post-Fordism, and post-modernism Places the three key ideas within the context of contemporary... more...

  • Handbook of Social Theoryby George F. Ritzer; Barry Smart

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 83.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Georg Simmelby David Frisby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Until recently little of Simmel's work was available in translation and certain key texts were unknown outside Germany. David Frisby, the eminent Simmel scholar, provides not only an introduction to the major sociological writings of this important figure, but also an argument for a reconsideration of his work. The author outlines the cultural and... 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...