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The diversity of social theories

Author: Harry F Dahms
Publisher: Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2011.
Series: Current perspectives in social theory, v. 29.
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Since the time when Talcott Parsons pursued the project of one overarching 'general theory of society', the landscape of social theory has vastly changed, and the pluralism and multidimensionality increased tremendously. Today, with so many different approaches in and to social theory, and multiple ways of defining and describing their relationship to and relevance for the social sciences, there has been a growing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry F Dahms
ISBN: 9780857248220 0857248227
OCLC Number: 762190869
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 235 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction / Harry F. Dahms --
The epistemological fate of the authoritarian character studies of the Frankfurt School : a legacy for the study of racism, antisemitism, and fascism? / Helgard Kramer --
Charisma and critique : critical theory, authority, and the critique of political theology / David Norman Smith --
Trauma and the limits of redemptive critique : interrogating the haunting voices of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution / Karl P. Benziger, Richard R. Weiner --
The direction of contemporary critical theory : a response to Amy Allen's The politics of our selves / Colin Koopman --
Who are we and who do we want to be? : Amy Allen's The politics of our selves / Johanna Meehan --
Explaining the power of gendered subjectivity / Christopher F. Zurn --
Power, autonomy, and gender : reply to critics / Amy Allen --
Stranger to you and stranger to myself? : theorizing self-estrangement / Natalia Ruiz-Junco --
For pragmatic public sociology : theory and practice after the pragmatic turn / Eric Royal Lybeck --
Empire, global capitalism, and theory : reconsidering Hardt and Negri / Jeb Sprague --
Žižek's negative (positive) project or, negativity as positive possibility / Geoff Pfeifer.
Series Title: Current perspectives in social theory, v. 29.
Responsibility: edited by Harry F. Dahms.
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