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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

  • Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theoriesby Sandro Segre

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    In this volume Sandro Segre provides a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology. The perspectives are divided into four sections: Interpretative Sociology; Structuralist Sociology; Micro and Macrosociological Perspectives; and Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. An introduction to each section provides... more...

  • Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fieldsby Mathieu Hilgers; Eric Mangez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Bourdieu?s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of its methodology and relevance in different subject... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of European Sociologyby Sokratis Koniordos; Alexandros Kyrtsis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology  explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching... more...

  • Staat und Politik bei Horkheimer und Adornoby Ulrich Ruschig; Hans-Ernst Schiller

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 45.28

    Horkheimer und Adorno haben zum Verständnis der kapitalistischen Gesellschaft im 20.Jahrhundert einen wesentlichen und unvergleichlichen Beitrag geleistet. Die philosophische Matrix ist ein interdisziplinärer Ansatz, der ökonomische, psychologische und kulturtheoretische Untersuchungen aufeinander bezieht. Eine politische Theorie im eigentlichen Sinne... more...

  • Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott; Masataka Katagiri; Atsushi Sawai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory breaks new ground in providing a detailed, systematic appraisal of the major traditions of social theory prominent in Japan today ? from theories of identity and individualization to globalization studies. The volume introduces readers to the rich diversity of social-theoretical critique... more...

  • Postmodernism in a Global Perspectiveby Samir Dasgupta; Peter Kivisto

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    During the past three decades, two terms, ?postmodernism? and ?globalization? have entered not only academic discourse, but everyday discussions outside the groves of academia. This book contains essays assembled with a conviction that both postmodernism and globalization have the potential to be valuable tools for social analysts, this despite the... more...

  • Applying Ibn Khald?nby Syed Farid Alatas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 143.00

    The writings of Ibn Khald?n, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khald?n has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology, or at least a precursor of modern sociology. While he was given this recognition, however, few works went beyond proclaiming him as... more...

  • Harriet Martineauby Michael R. Hill; Susan Hoecker-Drysdale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The Essays in this volume explore the work of Harriet Martineau from a sociological perspective, highlighting her theoretical contributions in the areas of the sociology of labor, gender and political economy. The contributors each offer a contextual, theoretical and methodological assessment of her work beginning with the opportunities and challenges... more...

  • Contemporary Social Theory - Second editionby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory textbooks, such was the far-reaching sweep of social theorists discussed ? including Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Michel Foucault, Jacques... more...

  • Brazilby Alfred P. Montero

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Once deemed a “dysfunctional” democracy with a “feckless” set of political institutions and a “drunk” economy, today’s Brazil has undergone a complete reversal of fortune. Now in its third decade of democracy, the economy is blossoming and large-scale development projects are underway, including the exploitation... more...