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Modern social theory : an introduction

Author: Austin Harrington
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This new book provides a comprehensive introduction to core topics, schools, and debates in modern social theory." "Written by leading specialists in the field, the text provides up-to-date guidance on the full sweep of the modern sociological imagination, from the classical legacies of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Parsons to the work of cutting-edge contemporary theorists. Separate chapters discuss functionalism  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Harrington
ISBN: 0199255709 9780199255702
OCLC Number: 56608295
Description: xxi, 378 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Classical social theory, I: contexts and beginnings / Austin Harrington --
Classical social theory, II: Karl Marx and Eḿile Durkheim / Antonino Palumbo and Alan Scott --
Classical social theory, III: Max Weber and Georg Simmel / Gianfranco Poggi --
Functionalism and its critics / John Holmwood --
Interpretativism and interactionism / William Outhwaite --
Historical social theory / Dennis Smith --
Western Marxism / Douglas Kellner --
Psychoanalytic social theory / Anthony Elliott --
Structuralism and post-structuralism / Samantha Ashenden --
Structure and agency / Anthony King --
Feminist social theory / Lisa Adkins --
Modernity and postmodernity: part I / Barry Smart --
Modernity and postmodernity: part II / Gerard Delanty --
Globalization / Robert Holton --
Conclution: Social theory for the twenty-first century / Austin Harrington.
Responsibility: edited by Austin Harrington.
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Provides an introduction to the topics, theories and debates in modern social theory. Fourteen chapters have been written by specialists in the field, providing guidance of the modern sociological  Read more...

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