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Introducing social theory

Author: Pip Jones; Liz Bradbury; Shaun Le Boutillier
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This revised edition of Pip Jones's extremely popular introduction to social theory, now benefiting from the collaboration of Shaun Le Boutillier and Liz Bradbury, has been carefully and thoroughly updated with the latest developments in this continually changing field. Written in a refreshingly lucid and engaging style, Introducing Social Theory provides readers with a wide-ranging, well organized and thematic
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pip Jones; Liz Bradbury; Shaun Le Boutillier
ISBN: 9780745635231 0745635237 9780745635224 0745635229 074562698X 9780745626987 0745626998 9780745626994
OCLC Number: 758973732
Description: ix, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction to sociological theories --
Marx and Marxism --
Emile Durkheim --
Max Weber --
Interpretive sociology : action theories --
Michel Foucault : language, discourse theory, and the body-centredness of modernity --
Social structures and social action --
Postmodernity, postmodernism and it critics --
Rethinking modernity --
Feminist and gender theorires.
Responsibility: Pip Jones, Liz Bradbury, and Shaun Le Boutillier.

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