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Published: 25 March 2010

480 Pages | 3 black and white photos, 3 timelines, and 65 boxes

ISBN: 9780195430301

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The Making of Social Theory

Order, Reason, and Desire

Second Edition

Anthony Thomson

  • New! A revised opening structure-pre-Enlightenment coverage is condensed into a compact introduction to the text-allows brand-new chapters covering the fate of Marxism in the twenty-first century and the rise of social democracy via the work of Pareto and Mannheim.
  • New! Classical theory in a contemporary context. Links between classical and contemporary theory give students an understanding of how classical ideas have shaped modern thought.
  • New! Revised part openers now feature an image of classical art related to the historical period and the theories that evolved in that time. These visuals assist students in conceptualizing and understanding theoretical concepts.

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