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Description - Classical Social Theory by Kenneth H. Tucker

In this original text Kenneth Tucker explores the contemporary relevance of classical sociological theory. He examines the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim through the lens of new theoretical issues, such as the role of Empire, the problem of cultural differences and the possibilities of democracy implicit in each theorist's perspective. While Tucker effectively summarizes each theorist's major ideas, he is most concerned with contemporary issues: what should be retained and what should be jettisoned from each theorist in order to discern today's world in light of a growing awareness of cultural identities and social differences. This leads to a discussion of how the sociological tradition can be understood in new ways, and includes the contributions of other theorists such as Freud, Simmel, Nietzsche, Perkins Gilman and Du Bois. In authoritative and accessible prose, Tucker outlines new directions of classical theory in a late modern or postmodern world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631211655
ISBN-10: 0631211659
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 16mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kenneth H. Tucker

Kenneth H. Tucker, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of French Revolutionary Syndicalism and the Public Sphere (1996) and Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory (1998).

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Classical Social Theory by Kenneth H. Tucker
Hardback, September 2001
$212.36