Perspectives in Sociology
Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: 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.
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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publication date: 8/18/2006
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: rethinking sociology|
|Consensus and Conflict|
|Poststructuralism: Abandoning Reason|
|Poststructuralism and Postmodernity|
|Back to Sociological Theory?: Theoreticism and Synthesis|
|From Class to Culture|