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History and social theory, second edition

Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking into account new developments since this book was first published, 'History and Social Theory' discusses topics including globalization, postcolonialism and social capital.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Burke
ISBN: 0745634060 9780745634067 0745634079 9780745634074
OCLC Number: 1031914707
Description: xi, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1: Theorists and Historians. A Dialogue of the Deaf. The Differentiation of History and Theory. The Dismissal of the Past. The Rise of Social History. The Convergence of Theory and History --
2: Models and Methods. Comparison. Models and Types. Quantitative Methods. The Social Microscope --
3: Central Concepts. Social Role. Sex and Gender. Family and Kinship. Community and Identity. Class. Status. Social Mobility. Conspicuous Consumption and Symbolic Capital. Reciprocity. Patronage and Corruption. Power. Centre and Periphery. Hegemony and Resistance. Social Movements. Mentality and Ideology. Communication and Reception. Orality and Textuality. Myth --
4: Central Problems. Function. Structure. Psychology. Culture. Facts and Fictions --
5: Social Theory and Social Change. Spencer's Model. Marx's Model. A Third Way? Six Monographs in Search of a Theory. Conclusions.
Other Titles: History and social theory
Responsibility: Peter Burke.

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