Thorstein Veblen on Culture and Society
Edited by Stjepan G. Mestrovic
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Thorstein Veblen on Culture and Society by Stjepan G. Mestrovic
Book DescriptionBest known as the author of the acclaimed book, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), Thorstein Veblen was much more than a one-book wonder. He is in fact a seminal classical sociologist who made many original contributions to the study of culture and society. This inspired selection conveys the full zest and penetrating insights of Veblen's writings.The collection comes with a full-length essay which demonstrates the continuing relevance of Veblen's sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761941248
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stjepan G. Mestrovic
Coming Fin de Siaecle, Paperback (April 2013)
The author shows the relevance of Durkheim's sociology to the debate on modernity and postmodernism by examining how Durkheim's ideas can be applied to current social issues. He argues that there are striking parallels between the social context of the 1890s, when Durkheim began to publish in book form, and today.
Coming Fin de Siecle, Hardback (October 2010)
Attempts to show the relevance of Durkheim's sociology to the debate on modernity and postmodernism. This title examines how Durkheim's ideas can be applied to current social issues. It is suitable for readers of sociology, as well as the related disciplines of philosophy, psychology, cultural studies and history.
Anthony Giddens, Hardback (February 1998)
In this contribution to the Giddens debate, Stjepan Mestrovic takes up and criticises the major themes of Giddens work - particularly the concept of "high modernity" as oppossed to "postmodernity" and his attempted construction of a "synthetic" tradition based on human agency and structure.
Postemotional Society, Paperback (December 1996)» View all books by Stjepan G. Mestrovic
Introducing a term to the sociological lexicon: 'postemotionalism', the author argues that the focus of post modernism has been on knowledge and information, and he demonstrates how the emotions in mass industrial societies have been neglected to devastating effect.
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Author Biography - Stjepan G. Mestrovic
Stjepan Mestrovic holds three degrees from Harvard University (in psychology, education, and theology) and a PhD in sociology from Syracuse University. He is the author of twenty books and numerous scholarly articles on classical and contemporary social theory, war crimes, and culture.
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