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Social Theory
By Jonathan Joseph

Social Theory

A Reader

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Social Theory by Jonathan Joseph

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Covering a wide area of political sociology and social and political theory, this Reader offers a selection of extracts incorporating both primary and secondary readings. As well as a general introduction to the concept of social theory, each section is prefaced by an introduction to the relevant theorist(s) and each reading is accompanied by a short explanatory introduction. Including a broad range of texts, the book offers a general introduction to the main writings of political sociology and social theory. While other texts tend to focus either on either traditional or contemporary figures, this Reader is unique in tracing a connecting strand from the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim to more contemporary social theorists. And by focusing on the theories of social conflict, cohesion and consent it also acts as a guide to issues in sociological, political and cultural analysis. Includes sections on: *Marx and Engels *Gramsci *Durkheim and Parsons *Weber *The Frankfurt School (Adorno and Horkheimer; Marcuse; Habermas) *Foucault Introduces core social concepts and key features of modern society: *Structure and Agency *Ideology *Discourse and Legitimation *The State *Economy *Civil Society Key Features *Covers the main social thinkers and the most important concepts *Focues on how writers contribute to our understanding of social conflict, cohesion and consent *Substantial introductions to each part place the readings in context

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748619481
ISBN-10: 0748619488
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 172mm x 25mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jonathan Joseph

Jonathan Joseph is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He is Author of Social Theory: Conflict, Cohesion and Consent (EUP, 2003), Hegemony: A Realist Analysis (Routledge, 2002) and co-editor of Realism, Discourse and Deconstruction (Routledge, 2002).

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