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Thinking the Unthinkable The Riddles of Classical Social Theories

ISBN-10: 1594511861
ISBN-13: 9781594511868
Edition: 2007
Authors: Charles Lemert
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

In the eloquent style for which he has become famous, Charles Lemert writes of social theory as no one else. Thinking the Unthinkable is offered as text for instruction, yet it defies the prevailing assumption that social theory is a method for clarifying the facts of social life. Lemert shows how social theory began late in the 19th century as a struggle to come to terms with the failure of modern reason to solve the social problems created by the capitalist world-system. Since then, social theory has developed through twists and turns to think and rethink this Unthinkable. Hence the surprising innovations of recent years - postmodern, queer, postcolonial, third-wave feminist, risk theories, among others arising in the wake of globalization. Once again, Lemert has made the difficult clear in a book that students and other readers will treasure and keep.

Preface
What is Social Theory?: Total Destruction, Bead Lust, and Other Unreasonable Social Things
The Impossible Reasons of Modern Civilizations
Social Theory and Modernity's Unthinkable
Social Violence as the Bead Lust of the Unthinkable
Five Ways to Skin a Cat: Modernity's Five Riddles
Unthinkable Social Things: Five Solutions to the Riddle of the Defiant Darkness, 1848-1914
Light and Dark
Revolutionary Reasons: Karl Marx and the Melting of Solid Modernity
Rationality's Double-Bind: Max Weber and Modernity's Threat to the Human Spirit
The Reasonable Hope of a Social Bond: Emile Durkheim and Modern Man's Trouble with Conflict
Riddles and Realities
Perverse Reasons: Sigmund Freud and the Discontents of Conscious Life
Unreasonable Differences: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Logic of the Feminist Standpoint
The Exiled Others Think the Unthinkable: The Classic Solutions Encounter Differences and Possibilities
Unthinkable Variations on the Classic Riddles: W. E. B. Du Bois, Anna Julia Cooper, Georg Simmel, and Ferdinand de Saussure
Beyond the Double-Bind: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Gift of Second-Sight
A Revolutionary Social Bond: Anna Julia Cooper and the Colored Woman's Office
The Strange Social Benefits of Conflict: Georg Simmel and Modern Wandering
The Social Structure of Meanings: Ferdinand de Saussure and the Arbitrary Sign
Violence, War, and the Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991
The Unfolding of Social Theory in the Unraveling of the Twentieth Century into the Twenty-First
Bibliographic Essay and Other Acknowledgments
Index
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