Perspectives in Sociology

ISBN-10: 0415301114
ISBN-13: 9780415301114
Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $59.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

From its first edition in 1979, Perspectives in Sociology has provided generations of undergraduates with a clear, reassuring introduction to the complications of sociological theory. This fifth edition includes:* a concise introduction to the major debates of the twentieth century* key debates placed in historical and philosophical context* new easy to read format.* information on thinkers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century whose relevance to modern social thought is only now being recognised, e.g. Nietszche, Saussure, Simmel* connections drawn between post-structuralist thinkers like Foucault and Derrida and the founding figures of sociology: Marx, Weber and Durkheim* In-depth analysis of contemporary theory, especially the contributions by Baumann, Giddens and BourdieuWhile retaining its wealth of information about the founding figures of sociology, it also includes much new material on contemporary social theory and particularly the challenge to sociology posed by the rise of post-structuralism with its questioning of the whole enlightenment project.

Introduction: rethinking sociology
Karl Marx
Max Weber
Emile Durkheim
Consensus and Conflict
Symbolic Interaction
Ethnomethodology
Western Marxism
Structuralism
Poststructuralism: Abandoning Reason
Michel Foucault
Poststructuralism and Postmodernity
Back to Sociological Theory?: Theoreticism and Synthesis
From Class to Culture
Emancipatory Sociology
Conclusion"

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