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French Social Theory, an extraordinarily accomplished book provides a peerless account of the French tradition. French Social Theory provides a systematic account of French social theory from the aftermath of the French Revolution (St Simon, Bazard and Comte) to the contemporary scene dominated by Kristeva, Deleuze, Bourdieu and Baudrillard; divides French social theory into three logically coherent cycles: 1800-80 (Positivist); 1880-1940 (Anthropological); 1940-2000 (Marxist); French Social Theory provides a detailed guide to the three phases of postwar French social theory - existential, structural and post-structural; and situates the discussions of individuals and schools in the relevant social and political contexts. French Social Theory is a masterpiece of erudition and scholarship but is written throughout in an engaging and informative style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761968313
ISBN-10: 0761968318
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mike Gane

Mike Gane is Professor of Sociology at University of Loughborough

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