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History of sociology. History of sociological theory

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  • A Guide to Sociological Thinkingby Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 38.00

    A Guide to Sociological Thinking is designed to increase students' cognitive learning. It draws upon the insights of a number of educational initiatives - critical, creative and reflective thinking. Its objectives are to guide students to the mastery of cognitive habits and skills, to increase students' appreciation and enthusiasm for the field of... more...

  • Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theoryby Xiaoying Qi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 30.83

    ​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...

  • Rasse und Ethnizitätby Mathias Bös

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 54.48

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  • The Social after Gabriel Tardeby Matei Candea

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The social sciences and humanities are now being swept by a Tardean revival, a rediscovery and reappraisal of the work of this truly unique thinker, for whom ‘everything is a society and every science a sociology’. Tarde is being brought forward as the misrecognised forerunner of a post-Durkheimian era. Reclaimed from a century of near-oblivion, his... more...

  • A Philosophical History of German Sociologyby Frédéric Vandenberghe

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    A Philosophical History of German Sociology presents a systematic reconstruction of critical theory, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) via Lukács to the Frankfurt School (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). Through an in depth analysis of the theories of alienation, rationalisation and reification, it investigates the metatheoretical... more...

  • Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theoristsby John Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 30.95

    Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists covers the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most important thinkers in this discipline. Concentrating on figures writing predominantly in the second half of the twentieth century, such as Zygmunt Bauman, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault and Claude Lévi-Strauss, each entry... more...