Social Theory Today
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Social Theory Today by Anthony Giddens
Book DescriptionSocial theory has undergone dramatic changes over the past fifteen years. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive survey of those changes, and an authoritative statement on current trends of development in social thought. The contents of the book range in a systematic way across the major traditions of social theory prominent today. Among the topics covered are the relationships between modern social theory and the classics of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the connections between social theory and mathematical social science; and, the logical status of generalizations in the social sciences. Traditions of thought discussed include: behaviourism; symbolic interactionism; Parsonian theory; analytical theory; structuralism and post-structuration theory; world systems theory; and, Marxism and critical theory. The highly distinguished group of contributors comprises Jeffrey Alexander, Ira Cohen, Anthony Giddens, John Heritage, George Homans, Axel Honneth, Hans Joas, Ralph Miliband, R. Munch, Jonathan H. Turner, Immanuel Wallerstein and Thomas Wilson.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745602110
(229mm x 154mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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