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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

  • Rasse und Ethnizitätby Mathias Bös

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 69.99

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  • Wer oder was handelt?by Angelika Poferl; Norbert Schröer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 44.99

    ?Vor dem Hintergrund aktueller gesellschaftlicher Entwicklungen, aber auch angesichts der Ausdifferenzierungen des theoretischen Feldes stellen sich der Hermeneutischen Wissenssoziologie neue Probleme und Herausforderungen, die mit der Infragestellung des Subjektkonzepts einhergehen. Das Anliegen dieses Bandes ist es, eine Verständigung innerhalb der... more...

  • Classical Social Theory and Modern Societyby Edward Royce

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    Classical Social Theory and Modern Society introduces students to Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. After surveying the historical context in which they wrote, the book provides an overview of each thinker, then places them in dialogue with each other on four issues that remain relevant to life in today?s modern world. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Postmodernism in a Global Perspectiveby Samir Dasgupta; Peter Kivisto

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 42.00

    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$ 48.95

    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$ 59.95

    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...

  • The Necessity of Social Controlby Istvan Meszaros; John Bellamy Foster

    Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 27.20

    As John Bellamy Foster writes in his foreword to the present book, ?István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx?s theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary... more...

  • Brazilby Alfred P. Montero

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62

    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...