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Social theory : central issues in sociology

Author: John Scott
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2006.
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This work is a comprehensive critical review of social theory that places leading contributions in their larger context, from the philosophical foundations of sociology and the discovery of 'the social' to distinctive sociological approaches, to questions of modernity and post-modernity.
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Scott, John, 1949-
Social theory.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2006
(DLC) 2006274677
(OCoLC)61477881
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Scott
ISBN: 9781848605503 1848605501 9780761970873 0761970878 9780761970880 0761970886 9781446220757 1446220753 1281798231 9781281798237
OCLC Number: 294908023
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 308 pages)
Contents: Social theory: Should we forget the founders? --
Genealogy of the social --
Culture, system and socialisation: Formative views --
Action, conflict and nature: Formative views --
Culture, system and socialisation: Developments --
Action, conflict and nature: Developments --
Modernity and rationalisation --
Intimations of post-modernity.
Responsibility: John Scott.
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