British Social Theory

Recovering Lost Traditions before 1950

by John Scott

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  • 9781526445889
  • 9781526455321
  • 9781526455345
A unique contribution to discussions of social theory, this book counters the argument that no social theory was ever produced in Britain before the late twentieth century. Reviewing a period of 300 years from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century, it sets out a number of innovative strands in theory that culminated in powerful contributions in the classical period of sociology. The book discusses how these traditions of theory were lost and forgotten and sets out why they are important today.

  • SAGE Publications; June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781526455321
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: British Social Theory
  • Author: John Scott
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781526445889
  • 9781526455321
  • 9781526455345

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A magisterial discussion of key lines of thought in the submerged history of classical sociology in Britain pre-1950. It examines key questions concerning what social theory in British sociology was, who did it and the ideas produced and is essential reading in re-evaluating the history of British sociology. It convincingly shows any claim it was theory-bereft before US sociology came on the scene is seriously mistaken.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781526445889
  • 9781526455321
  • 9781526455345