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Classical and Modern Social Theory. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5225249
  • Book
  • July 2000
  • 544 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Classical and Modern Social Theory is comprehensive introduction to the field, covering a wide historical range of thinkers, from the classical to the postmodernist, as well as key themes in social theory and a guide to the major debates. Designed for students with little or no background in social theory, this single volume covering both classic and contemporary theory introduces the basic concepts at the center of social theory in accessible language and provides readers with a useful reference source to the field.
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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 University of Copenhagen.

Lars Bo Kaspersen University of Copenhagen.
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