Sociological Theory: What Went Wrong?
Diagnosis and Remedies
By (author) Nicos P. Mouzelis
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Sociological Theory: What Went Wrong? by Nicos P. Mouzelis
Book DescriptionSocial theory is open to many passing currents. Claims to originality tend to thrive and past achievements are often ignored. In Sociologiocal Theory: What Went Wrong? Mouzelis claims that "problems" currently being isolated are not really problems, and that "achievements" claimed are little more than pretensions. He argues that we have been premature to dismiss thinkers from the late 1950s and early 1960s and that we can build on their ideas to produce a more effective, more relevant social theory. Written with precision and with clarity, Sociological Theory: What Went Wrong? is a compelling analysis of the central problems of sociological theory today and of the means to resolve them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415076944
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicos P. Mouzelis
Modern and Postmodern Social Theorizing, Hardback (November 2008)
Examines the conflict between modern and postmodern theories in sociology and attempts to bridge the divide between them.
Sociological Theory: What Went Wrong?, Hardback (July 1995)
Written with precision and clarity, this is a compelling analysis of the central problems of sociological theory today and of the means to resolve them. Argues that we should build on ideas from the 50s and 60s, and not dismiss them.
Back to Sociological Theory, Paperback (December 1993)» View all books by Nicos P. Mouzelis
Argues against a marked tendency in present-day sociology to conflate philosophy and sociological theory. In trying to demonstrate the relative autonomy and specific logic of sociological theorizing, the book draws from a variety of theoretical traditions.
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