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Social Theory and Modernity combines the analytical techniques of political theory and comparative politics as a method for conducting innovative inquiry and research in political science. The focus of political theory, for example, results in new issues for historical and cross-national comparative analysis - whereas comparative analysis provides new parameters for analyzing the ideology of social institutions. Luke elaborates upon Rousseau's discursive style and critical methods, Marx's historical materialism, Marcuse's instrumental rationality, Weber's interpretive method, Gramsci's theoretical tactics, Cabral's theory of critique and revolution and Foucault's system of political and social analysis. The book concludes by offering an analysis of the moral and ideological influence of behaviour and the link between ideology and political economy, especially in modern society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803938618
ISBN-10: 0803938616
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Pages: 278
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 24-Jan-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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