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Social Theory and Postcommunism. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2250907
  • Book
  • December 2004
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Social Theory and Postcommunism undertakes a thorough study of the implications of post-communism for sociological theory. Written by two leading social theorists, the book discusses the thesis that the fall of communism has decimated alternative conceptions of social organizations other than capitalism.
  • Analyzes the implications of the fall of communism on social theory
  • Discusses alternative ideas of social organizations other than capitalism, in the wake of the collapse of communism
  • Covers state/civil society, globalization, the future of “modernity,” and post-socialism
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Preface.

Introduction: Being Taken By Surprise.

1 Theory After the Fall.

2 Class: Marx and Weber.

3 Society, Solidarity and Anomie: Durkheim.

4 Three Types of Convergence.

5 Socialism, modernity and beyond.

6 Globalization and Convergence.

7 Civil Society East and West.

8 Modernity, memory and postcommunism.

9 Concluding Themes.

Index

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William Outhwaite University of Sussex.

Larry Ray University of Kent.
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