Classical and Modern Social Theory

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  • Book
  • 540 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Designed for students with little or no background in the subject, this book covers classical social theory, modern social theory, and contemporary challenges to both periods. Each chapter is written by a specialist in the field, giving a clear exposition of the main concepts placed in both historical and philosophical context. Chapters contain biographical data, end of chapter lists of key concepts and a comprehensive bibliography listing the primary and secondary literature relevant to the material.
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Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction: Classical and Modern Social Theory: William Outhwaite.

Part I: Classical Social Theories:.

2. Karl Marx: Per Månson.

3. Herbert Spencer: Heine Andersen.

4. Ferdinand Tönnies: Jorn Falk.

5. Emile Durkheim: Willy Guneriussen.

6. Max Weber: Per Månson.

7. Georg Simmel: Henrik Ornstrup.

8. American Pragmatism: Nils Mortensen.

Part II: Modern Social Theories: .

9. Marxism: Per Månson.

10. The Frankfurt School: Anders Ramsay.

11. Neo–Marxist Theories: Jens Peter Frolund Thomsen and Heine Andersen.

12. Social Interaction Theories: Gorm Harste and Nils Mortensen.

13. Rational Choice: Roar Hagen.

14. Functionalism: Heine Andersen.

15. Neofunctionalism: Alvor Fauske.

16. Conflict Theory: An Alternative to Functionalism? Pål Strandbakken.

17. Jean–Paul Sartre: Dag Osterberg.

18. Structuralism: Tom Broch.

19. Michel Foucault: Sven–Åke Lindgren.

20. Pierre Bourdieu: Staf Callewaert.

21. Jürgen Habermas: Heine Andersen.

22. Niklas Luhmann: Roar Hagen.

23. Norbert Elias: Gunnor Olofsson.

24. Anthony Giddens: Lars Bo Kaspersen.

Part III: Contemporary Challenges to Classical and Modern Social Theory: .

25. Post–Industrialization, Cultural Criticism and Risk Society: Gorm Harste.

26. Our Present: Postmodern? Poul Poder Pedersen.

27. Social Theory, Morality, and the Civil Society: Heine Andersen.

28. State, Nation, and National Identity: Uffe Ostergaard.

29. Gender and Society: Karin Widerberg.

30. From Aristotle to Modern Social Theory: Margareta Bertilsson.

Bibliography.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Heine Anderson
Lars Bo Kaspersen
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