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< P> Covering a wide area of political sociology and social and political theory, this Reader offers a selection of extracts incorporating both primary and secondary readings. As well as a general introduction to the concept of social theory, each section is prefaced by an introduction to the relevant theorist(s) and each reading is accompanied by a short explanatory introduction.< /P> < P> Including a broad range of texts, the book offers a general introduction to the main writings of political sociology and social theory. While other texts tend to focus either on either traditional or contemporary figures, this Reader is unique in tracing a connecting strand from the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim to more contemporary social theorists. And by focusing on the theories of social conflict, cohesion and consent it also acts as a guide to issues in sociological, political and cultural analysis.< /P> < P> Includes sections on: < /P> < P> * Marx and Engels< /P> < P> * Gramsci< /P> < P> * Durkheim and Parsons< /P> < P> * Weber< /P> < P> * The Frankfurt School (Adorno and Horkheimer; Marcuse; Habermas)< /P> < P> * Foucault< /P> < P> Introduces core social concepts and key features of modern society: < /P> < P> * Structure and Agency* Ideology< /P> < P> * Discourse and Legitimation< /P> < P> * The State< /P> < P> * Economy< /P> < P> * Civil Society< /P> < P> Key Features< /P> < P> * Covers the main social thinkers and the most important concepts< /P> < P> * Focuses on how writers contribute to our understanding of social conflict, cohesion andconsent< /P> < P> * Substantial introductions to each part place the readings in context< /P>

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Covering a wide area of political sociology and social and political theory, this Reader offers a selection of extracts incorporating both primary and secondary readings. As well as a general introduction to the concept of social theory, each section is prefaced by an introduction to the relevant theorist(s) and each reading is accompanied by a short explanatory introduction.Including a broad range of texts, the book offers a general introduction to the main writings of political sociology and social theory. While other texts tend to focus either on either traditional or contemporary figures, this Reader is unique in tracing a connecting strand from the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim to more contemporary social theorists. And by focusing on the theories of social conflict, cohesion and consent it also acts as a guide to issues in sociological, political and cultural analysis.Includes sections on:* Marx and Engels* Gramsci* Durkheim and Parsons* Weber* The Frankfurt School (Adorno and Horkheimer

Synopsis:

Covering a wide area of political sociology and social and political theory, this reader offers a rich selection of both primary and secondary texts. It also provides a general introduction to the main themes, contexts, and figures in political sociology and social theory. While other texts tend to focus either on traditional or contemporary figures, Social Theory traces a connecting strand from the work of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim to more contemporary theorists such as Foucault and Habermas.

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Jonathan Joseph is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Kent at Canterbury

Product Details

ISBN:
9780748619481
Author:
Joseph, Jonathan
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
History & Theory
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7 x 9.7 x 1 in 1.531 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Covering a wide area of political sociology and social and political theory, this Reader offers a selection of extracts incorporating both primary and secondary readings. As well as a general introduction to the concept of social theory, each section is prefaced by an introduction to the relevant theorist(s) and each reading is accompanied by a short explanatory introduction.Including a broad range of texts, the book offers a general introduction to the main writings of political sociology and social theory. While other texts tend to focus either on either traditional or contemporary figures, this Reader is unique in tracing a connecting strand from the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim to more contemporary social theorists. And by focusing on the theories of social conflict, cohesion and consent it also acts as a guide to issues in sociological, political and cultural analysis.Includes sections on:* Marx and Engels* Gramsci* Durkheim and Parsons* Weber* The Frankfurt School (Adorno and Horkheimer
"Synopsis" by , Covering a wide area of political sociology and social and political theory, this reader offers a rich selection of both primary and secondary texts. It also provides a general introduction to the main themes, contexts, and figures in political sociology and social theory. While other texts tend to focus either on traditional or contemporary figures, Social Theory traces a connecting strand from the work of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim to more contemporary theorists such as Foucault and Habermas.

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