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Making of Social Theory Order, Reason, and Desire

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ISBN-10: 0195430301

ISBN-13: 9780195430301

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Anthony Thomson

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List price: $142.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 1/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Anthony Thomson is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Acadia University. He earned his MA from Dalhousie and his PhD from Cambridge in 1984. Thomson is an experienced writer, having published previously with Canadian Scholars Press. In addition to social theory, his areasof interest cover the Nova Scotian labour movement, Canadian labour history, Marxism, post-revolutionary societies, intellectual history, criminal justice, and socialist movements.

Introduction: The Unmaking of Traditional Society
From Reason to Revolution
Enlightenment and Revolution: Rousseau and Wollstonecraft
The Conservative Reaction and Romanticism
Democracy and Social Liberalism
From Social Philosophy to Social Science
French Positivism and German Idealism
Karl Marx
Fin de Si�cle Social Thought: Feminism, Decadence, and Nietzsche
�mile Durkheim
Max Weber
From Certainty to Doubt
Emancipation and Pragmatism: Du Bois, Dewey, and Mead
The Individual and Society: Simmel and Freud
Early Twentieth-Century Marxism: The Russian Revolution and Gramsci
Elites and Social Democracy: From Pareto to Mannheim