American Social and Political Thought
A Concise Introduction
By (author) Dr. Andreas Hess
Normal Price: $41.00
Your Price: $36.90 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.10! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.84 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
American Social and Political Thought by Dr. Andreas Hess
Book DescriptionThis is a concise but comprehensive introduction to modern American social and political thought. The author aims to demonstrate the rich intellectual tradition of the United States and to facilitate a better understanding of American society and politics through careful exploration of key social and political theories and theorists. The book is carefully structured to facilitate understanding of potentially challenging ideas. In the first half of the book the author focuses on introducing the core traditions of American social and political thought - Exceptionalism, Protestantism, Republicanism, Liberalism and Pragmatism. The second half of the book applies these traditions to a broad range of twentieth-century conditions and issues - Power and Democracy, Justice and Injustice, Multiculturalism and Pluralism, Civil Society, Social Theory and Intellectuals. The works of some of the most influential figures in the field, such as de Tocqueville, Lipset, Arendt, Hartz, Pocock, Dewey, Moore, Rawls, Walzer, Rorty and Alexander, are drawn upon to illustrate the theories and issues being discussed. The unique combination of American social and political thought makes this an original and much-needed book for a wide range of readers. Key Features: * Fills a considerable gap in the market for an introductory text * Structure makes it an ideal teaching tool * Unique in covering both American Social Thought and American Political Thought * Covers the core theories and theorists, and applies them to contemporary conditions and issues.
Buy American Social and Political Thought book by Dr. Andreas Hess from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780748612284
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Andreas Hess
Sociology in Ireland, Hardback (December 2014)
This book provides a short introduction to the emergence and development of sociology in Ireland until the present day.The institutionalization of the discipline came relatively late as it remained under the control of the Catholic Church. However, since the 1970s sociology has witnessed periods of considerable growth and professionalization.
Political Theory of Judith N. Shklar, Hardback (April 2014)
Judith Shklar called for a radical shift in political theory, toward a view of the history of ideas through the lens of exile. Hess takes this lens and applies it to Shklar's own life and theoretical work.
Zygmunt Bauman, Hardback (August 2013)
In this ground-breaking book, Shaun Best analyses the intellectual knowledge production of Zygmunt Bauman and his rise to academic stardom in the English speaking world by evaluating the relation between his biography, the contexts in which he found himself and why his intellectual creativity is admired by so many people.
Politics of Academic Autonomy in Latin America, Hardback (January 2013)» View all books by Dr. Andreas Hess
Academic autonomy has been a dominant issue among Latin American social studies, given that the production of knowledge in the region has been mostly suspected for its lack of originality and the replication of Euro-American models.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about American Social and Political Thought book by Dr. Andreas Hess and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Dr. Andreas Hess
Andreas Hess is a Lecturer in Sociology at University College Dublin. He is author of American Social and Political Thought: An Introduction (Edinburgh University Press, 2000), Concepts of Social Stratification: European and American Models (Palgrave, 2001) and Die Politische Soziologie C. Wright Mills (Leske + Budrich, 1995).
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.