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Social theory in the twentieth century

Author: Patrick Baert
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Social Theory in the Twentieth Century offers an easy--to--read but provocative account of the development of social theory. The author covers a range of key figures and schools of thought, including  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Baert
ISBN: 0745613853 9780745613857 0745613861 9780745613864
OCLC Number: 40561658
Description: viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A timeless order and its achievement : structuralism and genetic structuralism --
The biological metaphor : functionalism and neo-functionalism --
The enigma of everyday life : symbolic interactionism, the dramaturgical approach and ethnomethodology --
The skilful accomplishment of social order : Giddens's structuration theory --
The history of the present : Foucault's archaeology and genealogy --
The spread of reason : Habermas's critical theory --
The invasion of economic man : rational choice theory --
Eroding foundations : positivism, falsificationism and realism.
Other Titles: Social theory in the 20th century
Responsibility: Patrick Baert.

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