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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • 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...

  • Max Weberby Stephen Kalberg

    Wiley 2008; US$ 145.95

    This unique volume gathers Weber's writings on a broad array of themes, from the nature of work, to the political culture of democracy, to the uniqueness of the West, to the character of the family and race relations, to the role of science and the fate of ethical action in the modern world. Gathers Weber’s writings in a comprehensive collection,... 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...

  • 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...