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Key sociological thinkers

Author: Rob Stones
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This broad-ranging text offers an introduction to the theorists who have made a key contribution to the discipline of sociology, with four new chapters considering the work of Theodor Adorno, Michael Mann, Dorothy Smith and Zygmunt Bauman.
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Key sociological thinkers.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)760720844
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Stones
ISBN: 9780230001565 0230001564 0230001572 9780230001572
OCLC Number: 148906656
Notes: Previous edition: Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998.
Description: xvi, 480 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Rob Stones --
Seeing Things Differently: An Alternative Contents Page --
List of Glossary Boxes --
1. Karl Marx / Bob Jessop --
2. Max Weber / Lawrence A. Scaff --
3. Emile Durkheim / Whitney Pope --
4. Georg Simmel / Patrick Watier --
5. Herbert Blumer / Ken Plummer --
6. Theodor Adorno / Maggie O'Neill --
7. Talcott Parsons / Robert Holton --
8. Robert K. Merton / Alan Sica --
9. Norbert Elias / Jason Hughes --
10. Erving Goffman / Robin Williams --
11. David Lockwood / Nicos Mouzelis --
12. Harold Garfinkel / John Heritage --
13. Louis Althusser / Ted Benton --
14. Nancy J. Chodorow / Karin A. Martin --
15. Jurgen Habermas / William Outhwaite --
16. Pierre Bourdieu / Loic Wacquant --
17. Michel Foucault / Lawrence Barth --
18. Stuart Hall / Michele Barrett --
19. Dorothy E. Smith / Karin Widerberg --
20. Anthony Giddens / Ira J. Cohen --
21. Michael Mann / Ralph Schroeder --
22. Arlie Russell Hochschild / Simon Williams --
23. Zygmunt Bauman / Tony Blackshaw.
Responsibility: edited by Rob Stones.

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