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Alain Touraine

Author: Alain Touraine; Jon Clark, Ph. D.; Marco Diani
Publisher: London ; Washington, D.C. : Falmer Press, 1996.
Series: Consensus and controversy., Falmer sociology series ;, 5.
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The 17 essays in this volume discuss the work of Alain Touraine and consider his contribution to the social sciences. The text includes his most recent thoughts on the market and communities, social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alain Touraine; Alain Touraine; Alain Touraine; Alain Touraine
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Touraine; Jon Clark, Ph. D.; Marco Diani
ISBN: 0750705523 9780750705523 0750705531 9780750705530
OCLC Number: 34886935
Description: vi, 381 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Jon Clark and Marco Diani --
2. Alain Touraine: A Pioneer in the New French Sociology / Michel Crozier --
3. Alain Touraine: Sociologue du Travail, Proudhonian, Pessimist / Michael Rose --
4. Skill, Flexibility and Effort in a Post-Factory World: Evidence from Britain / Michael Rose --
5. Touraine and the Method of Sociological Intervention / Francois Dubet and Michel Wieviorka --
6. Movements of Modernity: Some Questions of Theory, Method and Interpretation / Alan Scott --
7. The Sociology of Alain Touraine: A Modernist Look at Post-Industrialization and the Ambivalence of Social Movements / Louis Maheu --
8. Social Movements in a Comparative Perspective: Situating Alain Touraine / T. K. Oommen --
9. The Study of Solidarity and the Social Theory of Alain Touraine / Luke Martell and Neil Stammers --
10. Discourse as Power: A Second Look at Confrontational Adaptation / David E. Apter --
11. Politics, the Political and the Theory of Social Movements / Daniel Pecaut --
12. Mobilization, Politics and Civil Society: Alain Touraine and Social Movements / Jean L. Cohen --
13. Collective Action, Culture and Civil Society: Secularizing, Updating, Inverting, Revising and Displacing the Classical Model of Social Movements / Jeffrey C. Alexander --
14. Alain Touraine's Conceptions of Modernity / Danilo Martuccelli --
15. Social Action and the Production of Society / William Outhwaite --
16. Touraine's Subject versus Rawls's Homo Politicus and Habermas's Homo Communicans / Raymond Boudon --
17. Modernity, the Subject and the Subversion of Sociology / Andre Gorz --
18. A Sociology of the Subject / Alain Touraine --
Appendix. Curriculum Vitae and Publications of Alain Touraine / Edited by Jacqueline Blayac.
Series Title: Consensus and controversy., Falmer sociology series ;, 5.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Clark and Marco Diani.

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