New Social Theory Reader

ISBN-10: 0415437709
ISBN-13: 9780415437707
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: This is the first anthology to thematize the dramatic upward and downward shifts that have created the new social theory, and to present this new and exciting body of work in a thoroughly trans-disciplinary manner. In this revised second edition  More...

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List price: $63.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

This is the first anthology to thematize the dramatic upward and downward shifts that have created the new social theory, and to present this new and exciting body of work in a thoroughly trans-disciplinary manner. In this revised second edition readers are provided with a much greater range of thinkers and perspectives, including new sections on such issues as imperialism, power, civilization clash, health, and performance. The first section sets out the main schools of contemporary thought, from Habermas and Honneth on new critical theory, to Jameson and Hall on cultural studies, and Foucault and Bourdieu on poststructuralism. The sections that follow trace theory debates as they become more issues-based and engaged. They are: the post-foundational debates over morality, justice and epistemological truth the social meaning of nationalism, multiculturalism, globalization identity debates around gender, sexuality, race, the self, and post-coloniality. This new edition provides more ample biographical andintellectual introductions to each thinker, and substantial introductions to each of the major sections. The editors introduce the volume with a newly revised, interpretive overview of social theory today. The New Social Theory Reader is an essential, reliable guide to current theoretical debates.

General theory without foundations
New Critical Theory
J u rgen Habermas Contributions to a discourse theory of law and democracy
Axel Honneth Personal identity and disrespect semiotic structuralism
Marshall Sahlins Historical metaphors and mythical realities
James Clifford On ethnographic allegory
Poststructuralism
Michael Foucault Ppwer/Knowledge
Pierre Bourdieu Outline of a theory of practice
Cultural Studies
Stuart Hall Cultural studies
Frederic Jameson The political unconscious: Narrative as a socially symbolic act
The normative turn
Justice
Michael Walzer A defense of pluralism and equality
John Rawls Political liberalism
Ethics
Alasdair MacIntyre Whose justice? Which rationality?
Zygmaunt Bauman Postmodern ethics
Truth
Richard Rorty agmatism, relativism, and irrationalism
Seyla Benhabib Feminism and the question of postmodernism
Rethinking power
Performativity
Judith Butler Imitation and gender insubordination
Jeffrey Alexander Performance and Power
Domination/Liberation
Nancy Fraser From redistribution to recognition?
David Halperin Queer politics
Biopolitics
Susan Bordo The body and the reproduction of femininity
Nicolas Rose The Politics of life itself
Societies and World Order
Postmodernity
Jean Baudrillard Simulcra and simulations
David Harvey The condition of postmodernity
Civil Society
Jean L. Cohen and Andrew Arato The utopia of civil society
Mary Kaldor Global civil society
Multiculturalism
Iris Marion Young Justice and the politics of difference
Will Kymlicka Multicultural citizenship
Nationalism
Benedict Anderson Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism
Partha Chatterjee Whose imagined community?
World Politics
Francis Fukuyama The end of history
Samuel Huntington The clash of civilizations
Globalisation
Manuel Castells A new society
Ulrich Beck The cosmopolitan perspective
Empire
Mahmood Mamdani From direct to indirect rule
George Steinmetz The new U.S. empire
Identities
Self
Anthony Giddens Self and society in the late modern age
Charles Taylor The making of modern identity
Gender
R.W. Connell Gender as a structure of social practice
Uma Narayan Westernization and third world feminism
Sexuality
Diana Fuss Heter Hetero/Homosexuality
Steven Seidman Shifts in normative heterosexuality
Race
Michael Omi and Howard Winant Racial formation
Ruth Frankenberg The mirage of an unmarked whiteness
Postcoloniality
Edward Said Orientalism
Paul Gilroy Postcolonial melancholia

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