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Published: 24 February 2005

410 Pages

ISBN: 9780199255702

Bookseller Code (06)

Modern Social Theory

An Introduction

Edited by Austin Harrington

  • Provides coverage of both classical and contemporary social theory in a single volume, offering a one-stop guide to all the major topics in the theoretical foundations of modern sociology
  • Covers the legacies of the classical figures of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel and Parsons but lays special emphasis on recent developments in social theory since the later twentieth century
  • Fourteen chapters have been written by leading specialists in the field on the major topics of modern social theory
  • Covers the centre ground of modern sociology but also reaches out to the many current interdisciplinary debates in cultural studies, anthropology, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, philosophy and political science
  • All chapters are supplied with questions for discussion, study boxes, guidance on further reading and useful web site addresses

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