The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory brings together leading scholars from around the world to provide the first truly international overview of the major developments in twentieth–century Western social thought.

Edited and introduced by Brian S. Turner, this volume aims not only to chart the many thinkers, schools, and movements within contemporary social theory, but also to identify points of convergence and possibly synthesis, particularly between North American and European traditions.

The principal focus is on post–classical modern social theory, but while major modern thinkers such as Habermas, Lyotard, Luhmann, Foucault, and Derrida are examined, they are situated within the context of a classical tradition which includes Parsons, Garfinkel, Berger, Elais and Mannheim. The 16 chapters of the volume are divided into logically organised sections on the classical foundations, action and system theory, interpretative sociology, post–structuralism and post–comparative sociology, and the problem of the social. There are separate chapters on feminism, world systems theory, ethnomethodology, critical theory, classical sociology, hermenuetics, action theory and cultural sociology.

Book information

ISBN: 9780631184010
Publisher: Blackwell
Imprint: Wiley Blackwell
Pub date:
DEWEY: 300.1
DEWEY edition: 20
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 860g
Height: 246mm
Width: 171mm
Spine width: 29mm