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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

  • The Cambridge Companion to Durkheimby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Philip Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    An authoritative and comprehensive collection of essays redefining the relevance of Durkheim to the human sciences in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Liquid Lifeby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    'Liquid life' is the kind of life commonly lived in our contemporary, liquid-modern society. Liquid life cannot stay on course, as liquid-modern society cannot keep its shape for long. Liquid life is a precarious life, lived under conditions of constant uncertainty. The most acute and stubborn worries that haunt this liquid life are the fears of being... more...

  • 44 Letters From the Liquid Modern Worldby Zymunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    This liquid modern world of ours, like all liquids, cannot stand still and keep its shape for long. Everything keeps changing - the fashions we follow, the events that intermittently catch our attention, the things we dream of and things we fear. And we, the inhabitants of this world in flux, feel the need to adjust to its tempo by being ‘flexible'... more...

  • Kommunikation und Kommunizierbarkeit von Wissenby Katrin Beckers

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 66.00

    Hauptbeschreibung Die erfolgreiche kommunikative Vermittlung und Aneignung von Wissen bildet eine zentrale Voraussetzung für die Bewältigung des beruflichen und privaten Alltags. In dieser interdisziplinären Studie wird den Fragen nachgegangen, wie sich der kommunikative Transfer von Wissen vollzieht und welche Parameter für eine gelingende Wissenskommunikation... more...

  • Zygmunt Baumanby Peter Beilharz

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 58.00

    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...

  • Revisiting the Frankfurt Schoolby David Berry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    This book expands our understanding by addressing the writings of intellectuals who were either members of the Frankfurt School, or were closely associated with it, but often neglected. It thus brings together the latest research of an international team of experts, offering a critical reassessment of the contributions of the Frankfurt School and its... more...

  • Diverse Histories of American Sociologyby Anthony J. Blasi

    BRILL 2005; US$ 59.00

    The collection tells the story of early American sociology from the vantage point of women, racial, ethnic, regional, and religious minorities, outsiders, and important representatives of intellectual movements that were not merged into the mainstream of the discipline. more...

  • The Frankfurt School and its Criticsby The late Tom Bottomore

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Controversial look at the School's contribution to modern sociology, examining issues previously not discussed, such as the neglect of history and political economy by the critical theorists, and the relationship of the School to radical movements. more...

  • Arming Conflictby Dr Mike Bourne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 130.00

    This book argues that the arming of conflict is complexly structured and highly dynamic. It uncovers and describes the construction and interaction of structures and dynamics at global and regional levels, which shape the arming patterns of both state and non-state actors. more...

  • On the Future of Historyby Ernst Breisach

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    What does postmodernism mean for the future of history? Can one still write history in postmodernity? To answer questions such as these, Ernst Breisach provides the first comprehensive overview of postmodernism and its complex relationship to history and historiography. Placing postmodern theories in their intellectual and historical contexts, he... more...