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Twenty lectures : sociological theory since World War II

Author: Jeffrey C Alexander
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1987.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Alexander
ISBN: 0231062109 9780231062107 0231062117 9780231062114
OCLC Number: 13796278
Description: x, 393 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: lect. 1. What is theory? --
lect. 2. Parson's first synthesis --
lect. 3. Structural-functionalism --
lect. 4. Structural-functionalism in its middle phase --
lect. 5. The theory of successful modernity --
lect. 6. Parson's later theory --
lect. 7. The revolt against the Parsonian synthesis --
lect. 8. Conflict theory (1): John Rex's strategy --
lect. 9. Conflict theory (2): Rex and the problem of coercion --
lect. 10. Exchange theory (1): George Homans' insights --
lect. 11. Exchange theory (2): Homans and the individualist dilemma --
lect. 12. Symbolic interactionism (1): Pragmatism and the legacy of George Herbert Mead --
lect. 13. Symbolic interactionism (2): individualism and the work of Blumer and Goffman --
lect. 14. Ethnomethodology (1): the legacy of Edmund Husserl --
lect. 15. Ethnomethodology (2): Harold Garfinkel's rebellion against norms --
lect. 16. Cultural sociology (1): the hermeneutic challenge --
lect. 17. Cultural sociology (2): Clifford Geertz's rebellion against determinism --
lect. 18. Marxism (1): the legacy and the revival --
lect. 19. Marxism (2): the critical theory of Herbert Marcuse --
lect. 20. Sociological theory today.
Other Titles: Sociological theory since World War II.
20 lectures.
Responsibility: Jeffrey C. Alexander.

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