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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • Contemporary Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 67.95

    This book is arguably the definitive undergraduate textbook on contemporary social theory. Written by one of the world?s most acclaimed social theorists, Anthony Elliott provides a dazzlingly accessible and comprehensive introduction to modern social theory from the Frankfurt School to globalization theories and beyond. In distilling the essentials... more...

  • The Social Science Jargon Busterby Zina O'Leary

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 33.00

    Tackling the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, breaking each down and bringing clarity and insight to even the most complex terms, this down-to-earth dictionary will help your students new to social science discourse gain a thorough understanding of the key terms. more...

  • The Americanization of Social Scienceby David Haney

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    In this, a unique history of the America's postwar intellectual, David Paul Haney outlines the developoment of sociology as a discipline and why, given its focus of study, it failed to develop into a force in the intellectual currents of the United States. Arguing that sociologists attempted to develop both a science and an instrument for the spread... more...

  • Philosophy of the Social Sciencesby C. Mantzavinos

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    A unique discussion between philosophers and social scientists which extends the frontiers of the philosophy of the social sciences. more...

  • The Sociology of Wilhelm Baldamusby Dr Charles Turner; Dr Mark Erickson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Wilhelm 'Gi' Baldamus (1908?1991) was one of the most distinctive voices in British sociology in the second half of the twentieth century. He made major contributions to both industrial sociology and sociological theory, yet many of his central concerns remain under-explored. This volume is the first of its kind to engage with these questions and... more...

  • Capitalism, Socialism and Democracyby Joseph A. Schumpeter

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 30.95

    Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written in the twentieth Century. Schumpeter's contention that the seeds of capitalism's decline were internal, and his equal and opposite hostility to centralist socialism have perplexed, engaged and infuriated readers since the book's first publication in 1943.... more...

  • Decolonizing European Sociologyby Dr Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez; Dr Manuela Manuela Boatca; Prof Dr Sérgio Costa; Professor Robert Holton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; 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 themes like modernity, border epistemology, migration and... more...

  • Zygmunt Baumanby Peter Beilharz

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 46.00

    This measured and thoughtful book provides a comprehensive critical commentary on Bauman's social theory. It explores the roots of his ideas in questions of capital and labour, and explains how these ideas flourished in Bauman's later writings on culture, intellectuals, utopia, the holocaust, modernity and postmodernism. Bauman's work has been... more...

  • Transatlantic Voyages and Sociologyby Ms Cherry Schrecker; Professor David Chalcraft

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Sociological Traditionsby T N Madan

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 39.95

    Sociological Traditions looks at the sociology of India from two perspectives: first, understanding the cultural traditions of India with special reference to religious and ethical values; and second, exploring the growth of the sociological traditions of India. Divided in two parts, the book goes beyond mere description of the main religious traditions... more...