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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

  • 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 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 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...

  • Norbert Elias and Social Theoryby François Dépelteau; Tatiana Savoia Landini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book will compare the approach and works of Norbert Elias, well known for his analysis of the civilizing process, his work on sport and violence and, more largely, his figurational approach, with other important social theories both classical and contemporary. more...