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392 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9781784991456

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Beginning classical social theory

First Edition

Marcel Stoetzler

Published by Manchester University Press

Beginnings MUP

  • Introduces thirteen social theorists through close analysis of one key text each, including all the usual suspects and some whom most textbooks neglect
  • Provides a varied, lively and wide-ranging survey of central themes of classical social theory that will whet readers>' appetites for theory, rather than answer all of social theory>'s questions
  • Prepares students and inquiring lay readers for self-directed, critical reading by demonstrating the style, logic and limitations of carefully selected emblematic texts
  • Presents social theory as so many open-ended attempts at getting to grips with life in modern society, rather than a set of superior doctrines to be learned, admired and emulated

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