Contested Knowledge

ISBN-10: 1118227905
ISBN-13: 9781118227909
Edition: 5th 2012
Authors: Steven Seidman
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Description: In the fifth edition Contested Knowledge, social theorist Steven Seidman presents the latest topics in social theory and addresses the current shift of ′universalist theorists′ to networks of clustered debates.Responds to current issues, debates,  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

In the fifth edition Contested Knowledge, social theorist Steven Seidman presents the latest topics in social theory and addresses the current shift of ′universalist theorists′ to networks of clustered debates.Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movementsReviews sociological theory from a contemporary perspectiveReveals how the universal theorist and the era of rival schools has been replaced by networks of clustered debates that are relatively ′autonomous′ and interdisciplinaryFeatures updates and in–depth discussions of the newest clustered debates in social theory—intimacy, postcolonial nationalism, and the concept of ′the other′Challenges social scientists to renew their commitment to the important moral and political role social knowledge plays in public life

Steven Seidman has lectured widely in the United States and Europe on the topic of sexuality. He is the author of many books, including Romantic Longings: Love in America, 1830-1980, Embattled Eros: Sexual Ethics and Politics in America, Queer Theory/Sociology, and Beyond the Closet: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life. He currently teaches sociology at the State University of New York at Albany.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Rise of the Classical Tradition
Introduction to Part I
The Idea of a Science of Society: The Enlightenment and Auguste Comte
The Revolutionary Theory of Karl Marx
The Promise of Sociology: Emile Durkheim
The Ironic Social Theory of Max Weber
Afterword to Part I
Rethinking the Classical Tradition: American Sociology
Introduction to Part II
The Grand Theory of Talcott Parsons, Peter Berger, and Thomas Luckmann
The Scientific Theory of Randall Collins and Peter Blau
The Moral Sociology of C. Wright Mills and Robert Bellah
Afterword to Part II
Rethinking the Classical Tradition: European Theory
Introduction to Part III
The Critical Theory of J�rgen Habermas
Stuart Hall and British Cultural Studies
The Critical Sociology of Anthony Giddens and Pierre Bourdieu
Afterword to Part III
Revisions and Revolts:The Postmodern Turn
Introduction to Part IV
The Postmodern World of Jacques Derrida, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and Jean Baudrillard
Michel Foucault's Disciplinary Society
Zygmunt Bauman's Sociology of Postmodernity
Afterword to Part IV
Revisions and Revolts: Identity Politics and Theory
Introduction to Part V
Feminist Theory/Masculinity Studies
Critical Race Theory/White Studies
Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Theory/Heterosexual Studies
Colonial Discourse Studies
Afterword to Part V
Revisions and Revolts: Theories of World Order
Introduction to Part VI
From Nation to Globe: David Held and Mary Kaldor
Global Capitalism: Immanuel Wallerstein and Manuel Castells
The Return of Empire? Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, David Harvey and Michael Mann
Afterword to Part VI
The Rise of Postdisciplinary Theory
Introduction to Part VII
Theories of "the Other"
Intimate Life in the "West"
Nationalism and the Crisis of Postcolonial Nations
Afterword to Part VII
Index

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