Social Theory: Twenty Introductory Lectures

Social Theory: Twenty Introductory Lectures

Hans Joas, Wolfgang Knöbl


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Social concept is the theoretical center of the social sciences, basically distinguishable from political concept and cultural research. This booklet bargains a distinct evaluate of the improvement of social idea from the top of the second one international warfare in 1945 to the current day. Spanning the literature in English, French and German, it offers a great history to an important social theorists and theories in modern sociological idea, with crisp summaries of the most books, arguments and controversies. It additionally bargains with newly rising colleges from rational option to symbolic interactionism, with new bold methods (Habermas, Luhmann, Giddens, Bourdieu), structuralism and antistructuralism, serious revisions of modernization conception, feminism and neopragmatism. Written via of the world's prime sociologists and in line with their large educational educating, this unrivalled paintings is perfect either for college kids within the social sciences and arts and for someone drawn to modern theoretical debates.

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