Social Theory Twenty Introductory Lectures
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/9/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|What is theory?|
|The classical attempt at synthesis: Talcott Parsons|
|Parsons on the road to normativist functionalism|
|Parsons and the elaboration of normativist functionalism|
|Interpretive approaches (1): symbolic interactionism|
|Interpretive approaches (2): ethnomethodology|
|Conflict sociology and conflict theory|
|Habermas and critical theory|
|Habermas' 'theory of communicative action'|
|Niklas Luhmann's radicalization of functionalism|
|Anthony Giddens' theory of structuration and the new British sociology of power|
|The renewal of Parsonianism and modernization theory|
|Structuralism and poststructuralism|
|Between structuralism and theory of practice the cultural sociology of Pierre Bourdieu|
|French anti-structuralists (Cornelius Castoriadis, Alain Touraine and Paul Ricoeur)|
|Feminist social theories|
|A crisis of modernity? New diagnoses (Ulrich Beck, Zygmunt Bauman, Robert Bellah, and the debate between liberals and communitarians)|
|How things stand|