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Schools of sociology. Schools of social thought

  • Adorno, Habermas and the Search for a Rational Societyby Deborah Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Theodor W. Adorno and Jnrgen Habermas both champion the goal of a rational society. However, they differ significantly about what this society should look like and how best to achieve it. Exploring the premises shared by both critical theorists, along with their profound disagreements about social conditions today, this book defends Adorno against... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Durkheimby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Philip Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    An authoritative and comprehensive collection of essays redefining the relevance of Durkheim to the human sciences in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Conflicts in Social Scienceby Anton Van Harskamp

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Through detailed case studies, the contributors look at conflicts in social science arguing that they must be resolved at the level of the individual discipline rather than at the level of philosopy. They explore different ways in which social scientists deal with the tension of being simultaneously party to a conflict and a contributor its settlement. more...

  • Critical Social Theoryby Tim Dant

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 41.00

    Critical theory has left an indelible mark on postwar social thought. But what are the relations between critical theory and 'the cultural turn' ? How did critical theory inform later French critical theorists, such as Lefebvre, Barthes and Baudrillard? This accomplished and accessible book: - Demonstrates the origins of critical theory in the... more...

  • The Dialogical Turnby Charles Camic; Hans Joas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 49.00

    Since its birth, sociology has struggled vainly to achieve an encompassing intellectual 'synthesis' as it has fought against the explosion of ideas about the social world. This volume considers an alternative response that has recently developed to conditions of intellectual fragmentation: 'the dialogical turn,' a sociological approach that welcomes... more...

  • Emergentist Marxismby Sean Creaven

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates Marx’s dialectics of being and consciousness, forces and relations of production, base and superstructure,... more...

  • Emile Durkheimby Mustafa Emirbayer; Ira J. Cohen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 157.95 US$ 142.16

    This comprehensive volume ranges across the entire spectrum of contemporary sociological inquiry, as seen by Durkheim. It also includes secondary readings by social thinkers of today, connecting the classic writings of Durkheim to contemporary issues. Organizes Durkheim's writings thematically, in a comprehensive collection Includes selections... more...

  • Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Lawby William E. Scheuerman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.95

    Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law makes use of the work of first-generation Frankfurt School theorist Franz L. Neumann, in conjunction with his famous successor, Jürgen Habermas, to try to understand the momentous political and legal transformations generated by globalization. This volume demonstrates that... more...

  • The Frankfurt School Revisitedby Richard Wolin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This volume is a collection of essays by Richard Wolin, a leading political theorist and intellectual historian. It is the follow up to Wolin’s two recent, widely acclaimed books: Heidegger’s Children and The Seduction of Unreason . In those books, he explored the legacy of Martin Heidegger and his impact on some of his most influential and notable... more...

  • The Frankfurt School and its Criticsby The late Tom Bottomore

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    The Institute of Social Research, from which the Frankfurt School developed, was founded in the early years of the Weimar Republic. It survived the Nazi era in exile, to become an important centre of social theory in the postwar era. Early members of the school, such as Adorno, Horkheimer and Marcuse, developed a form of Marxist theory known as Critical... more...