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Social theory and postcommunism

Author: William Outhwaite; Larry J Ray
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a study of the implications of post-communism for sociological theory. This book discusses the thesis that the fall of communism has decimated alternative conceptions of social organizations  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Outhwaite; Larry J Ray
ISBN: 063121111X 0631211128 9780631211112 9780631211129
OCLC Number: 123224272
Description: viii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : being taken by surprise --
Theory after the fall --
Class : Marx and Weber --
Society, solidarity, and anomie : Durkheim --
Three types of convergence --
Socialism, modernity and beyond --
Globalization and convergence --
Civil society East and West --
Modernity, memory, and postcommunism --
Concluding themes.
Responsibility: William Outhwaite and Larry Ray.

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