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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • Marxism and Realismby Sean Creaven

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences. 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...

  • Rethinking Europeby Gerard Delanty; Chris Rumford

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 60.95

    The book examines major social transformations in Europe from the perspective of social theory. It offers an intriguing alternative to studies of the EU which emphasise the replacement of the nation-state by a supra-national authority. 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

    Consisting of thirty critical full-length chapters from renowned, established scholars, this volume takes the wider European context into consideration and is a timely appraisal of the distinctive themes of European social theory. 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...

  • Habermas and Contemporary Societyby John Sitton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 39.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Jean Baudrillardby William Pawlett

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This is the first comprehensive overview of Jean Baudrillard?s work from a socio/cultural perspective. This illuminating book explores many of Baudrillard?s key themes, like power, resistance, the social, subjectivity and agency, and puts them into context. more...