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Social theory : the multicultural, global, and classic readings

Author: Charles C Lemert
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Westview Press, [2013] ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth edition. Twentieth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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"For over twenty years Charles Lemert has scoured the canon of social theory, pulling together long-established classics as well as engaging modern writing to create an essential collection of social theory from the nineteenth century to the present. In this heavily revised fifth edition, Lemert reevaluates the received canon and reasserts this iconic text's place in the standard curriculum. Classic, essential texts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Lemert
ISBN: 0813346681 9780813346687
OCLC Number: 815382949
Description: xxi 520 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Social theory: its uses and pleasures / Charles Lemert --
Part One. Modernity's classical age: 1848-1919 / Charles Lemert --
The two sides of society --
Split lives in the modern world --
Part Two. Social theories and world conflict: 1919-1945 / Charles Lemert --
Action and knowledge in a troubled world --
Unavoidable dilemmas --
Part Three. The golden moment: 1945-1963 / Charles Lemert --
The golden age --
Doubts and reservations --
Others object --
Part Four. Will the center hold? 1963-1979 / Charles Lemert --
Experiments at renewal and reconstruction --
Breaking with modernity --
Part Five. After modernity: 1979-2001 / Charles Lemert --
The idea of the postmodern and its critics --
Reactions and alternatives --
New cultural theories after modernity --
Part Six. Global realities after 2001 / Charles Lemert --
Social theories of global uncertainties --
Rethinking the past that haunts the future.
Responsibility: edited with commentaries by Charles Lemert.

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