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Contemporary social and sociological theory : visualizing social worlds

Author: Kenneth Allan
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, ©2006.
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An upper division undergraduate social theory textbook that introduces the student to the multitude of different theorists. This book helps students grasp theories and their relevance and application  Read more...

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Allan, Kenneth, 1951-
Contemporary social and sociological theory.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)647191482
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Allan
ISBN: 1412913624 9781412913621
OCLC Number: 62152893
Description: xvi, 455 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Having a thought --
Symbols, meaning & the social self : George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) and Herbert Blumer (1900-1987) --
Constructing social reality : Peter Berger (1929- ) and Thomas Luckmann (1927- ) --
Organizing ordinary life : Harold Garfinkel (1917- ) --
Performing the self : Erving Goffman (1922-1982) --
Emotion and interaction ritual chains : Randall Collins (1941- ) --
Social and population structures : Peter M. Blau (1918-2002) --
Gender inequality : Janet Saltzman Chafetz (1942- ) --
The replication of class : Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) --
Global capitalism and the decline of American hegemony : Immanuel Wallerstein (1930- ) --
Social systems and their environments : Niklas Luhmann (1927-1998) --
Modernity and reason : Jürgen Habermas (1929- ) --
The juggernaut of modernity : Anthony Giddens (1938- ) --
Defining the possible and impossible : Michel Foucault (1926-1984) --
Language on the rocks : Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) --
The end of everything : Jean Baudrillard (1929- ) --
Race matters : Cornel West (1953- ) --
Gendered consciousness : Dorothy E. Smith (1926- ) --
Materializing sex and queer theory : Judith Butler (1956- ) --
On being unsettled.
Responsibility: Kenneth Allan.
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