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Social theory and postcommunism

Author: William Outhwaite; Larry J Ray
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Social Theory and Postcommunism is a text that analyzes the implications of the fall of communism for social theory. Written by two leading social theorists, the book discusses the thesis that the fall of communism has ruled out alternative conceptions of social organization other than capitalism."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Outhwaite; Larry J Ray
ISBN: 063121111X 9780631211112 0631211128 9780631211129
OCLC Number: 55473844
Description: viii, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : being taken by surprise --
Theory after the fall --
Class : Marx and Weber --
Society, solidarity and anomie : Durkheim --
Three types of convergence --
Socialism, modernity and beyond --
Globalization and convergence --
Civil society East and West --
Modernity, memory and post-communism --
Concluding themes.
Responsibility: William Outhwaite and Larry Ray.

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