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The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. Edition No. 2. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology

  • ID: 2247654
  • Book
  • January 2000
  • 592 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (Second Edition) builds on the success of the first edition by adding four completely new chapters. Retained material from the first edition has been revised, extended, and updated and coverage of feminism expanded into two chapters. The book provides insights to the traditions of classical social thought as well as the major debates and developments in contemporary social theory with 18 original essays by the world's leading social theorists.
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List of Contributors.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Bryan S. Turner (University of Cambridge).

Part I: Foundations:.

1. The Foundations of Social Theory - origins and trajectories: Gerald Delanty (University of Liverpool).

2. The Philosophy of Social Science: William Outhwaite (University of Sussex).

Part II: Actions, Actors, Systems:.

3. Theories of Action and Praxis: Ira J. Cohen (Rutgers University).

4. Systems Theory and Functionalism: Frank J. Lechner (Emory University).

5. Psychoanalysis and Social Theory: Anthony Elliott (Monash University).

6. Structuralism: Roy Boyne (University of Durham).

Part III: Perspectives on Social and Cultural Analysis:.

7. Symbolic Interactionism in the Twentieth Century: Ken Plummer (University of Essex).

8. Sociological Theory and Rational Choice Theory: Peter Abell (London School of Economics).

9. Anthropology and Social Theory: James D. Faubion (Rice University).

10. Phenomenology and Sociology: Steven Vaitkus (University of Bielefeld).

11. Feminisms of the Second Wave: Terry Lovell (University of Warwick).

12. Feminisms Transformed? Terry Lovell (University of Warwick).

13. Cultural Sociology and Cultural Sciences: Steven Connor (Birbeck College).

Part IV:Perspectives on Time and Space:.

14. Historical Sociology: John Mandalios (Griffith University).

15. Sociology of Time and Space: John Urry (Lancaster University).

Part V: Contemporary Developments in Social Theory:.

16. Postmodern Social Theory: Barry Smart (University of Portsmouth).

17. Outline of a General Sociology of the Body: Bryan S. Turner (University of Cambridge).

Part VI: Intellectuals and the Public Sphere:.

18. Social Theory and the Public Sphere: Craig Calhoun (University of North Carolina).

Index.

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Bryan S. Turner University of Cambridge.
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