Description - Perspectives in Sociology by E. C. Cuff
From its first edition in 1979, "Perspectives in Sociology" has provided generations of undergraduates with a clear, reassuring introduction to the complications of sociological theory. This fifth edition includes: - a concise introduction to the major debates of the twentieth century - key debates placed in historical and philosophical context - new easy to read format. - information on thinkers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century whose relevance to modern social thought is only now being recognised, e.g. Nietszche, Saussure, Simmel - connections drawn between post-structuralist thinkers like Foucault and Derrida and the founding figures of sociology: Marx, Weber and Durkheim - In-depth analysis of contemporary theory, especially the contributions by Baumann, Giddens and Bourdieu While retaining its wealth of information about the founding figures of sociology, it also includes much new material on contemporary social theory and particularly the challenge to sociology posed by the rise of post-structuralism with its questioning of the whole enlightenment project.
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Author Biography - E. C. Cuff
E.C. Cuff was formerly Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the Didsbury School of Education, Manchester Polytechnic; W.W. Sharrock is Professor of Sociology at Manchester University; D.W. Francis is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.