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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

  • Contemporary Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In this fully updated new edition, Anthony Elliott examines the major theoretical traditions from the Frankfurt School to globalization and beyond, taking into account the most recent developments in social theory. 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...

  • Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theoryby Xiaoying Qi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book considers the nature and possibilities of conceptual change and transformation under conditions of globalization, especially with regard to Chinese social and cultural concepts. It argues that the influence of globalization promotes the spread of West European and American social science concepts and methods at the expense of local concepts... more...

  • Knowledge for Whom?by Christian Fleck; Andreas Hess

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This ground-breaking volume is a follow-up to 'Intellectuals and Their Publics'. In contrast to the earlier book, which was mainly concerned with the activity of intellectuals and how it relates to the public, this volume analyses what happens when sociology and sociologists engage with or serve various publics. more...

  • Capitalism, Socialism and Democracyby Joseph A. Schumpeter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written this century. When it first appeared the New English Weekly predicted that `for the next five to ten years it will cetainly remain a work with which no one who professes any degree of information on sociology or economics can afford to be unacquainted.'... more...

  • Zygmunt Baumanby Dennis Smith

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95

    In this major new assessment of Zygmunt Bauman's work, Smith gives a clear introduction to this controversial and challenging sociologist. more...

  • Freud and American Sociologyby Philip Manning

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Although Freud's impact on social science - and indeed 20th century social thought - has been extraordinary, his impact on American sociology has been left relatively unexplored. This ground-breaking book aims to fill this knowledge gap. By examining the work of pioneers such as G.H.Mead, Cooley, Parsons and Goffman, as well as a range of key contemporary... 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$ 64.95

    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...

  • Emergentist Marxismby Sean Creaven

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume is an in important read and a valuable resource for those interested in social and political theory, Marxism and communism and contemporary social theory. more...